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Can daktarin be used for balanitis in infants?

Hi I think my 14month old has balanitis he has had it before the doctor has said its ring worm but I am certain it's not it's it's not even in rings it's just an all over rash I have checked for memengitis and I know it's not the doctor gave me daktarin can I still use it some sites say I can thanks
Wed, 13 Jan 2016
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Hello and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist, i share your concern.
An infant with balanitis, should be confirmed with a pediatrician or Urologist.
Daktarin is used for oral fungal infections or inside mucosa of mouth/ throat.
Self-medication is risky and can cause side-effects.
Ring worm infection is caused by Tinea worms.
It appears as rashes, and not in rings as you believe.
Maintain good penile hygiene. Hope your doubt's cleared. You may contact me,for any doubts,with a direct question.
Dr.Matthew J. Mangat.
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