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Child has red spot on face near mouth. Sucks thumb. How to clear it?

My 6 month old has a red spot on his face about the size of a quarter that looks like a burn . Its been there for almost 3 months and we have been to the pediatrician 4 times. They prescribed doxycycline , bactoban, and nystatin , none of which have worked. He drools a lot and sucks his right thumb and the spot is on the right side of his face by his mouth. What can we do to clear it up?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
This is contact dermatitis.
Apply a moderately potent topical steroid cream twice daily for seven days.Use a good aloe vera cream along with calamine lotion to that area twice daily.You have to stop thumb sucking or else the lesion will recur.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
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