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Child having open sores on anus, no relief with diaper creams, canesten, occasionally bleed. What can be done?

My 15 month old son has open sores around his anus (about 10). They don t seem to brother him most of the time. When they do, it s like someone is tormenting him. I ve tried all diaper creams, canesten (prescribed), and other creams (prescribed as well). Nothing is working. For about 2 months, they will come and go. Sometimes they even bleed , not alot. They are also located along his anus. Help!
Asked On : Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thank you for you query on HealthCareMagic.

Does your son your diapers? In that case I would suggest that you stop using diapers for a few days and use cotton nappies. You can apply some bland cream or oil a couple of times.

In my practice I have observed a number of mothers to soak the cotton diapers in Savlon/Dettol water before drying. This too can give rise to the rash/sores described by your. In case this is the practice being followed by you then please discontinue it.

I hope I have adressed your concerns to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son all the best........


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Pediatrician Dr. Sumitra Kumar Mukherjee's  Response
The history suggests most likely the child has got anal fissures. These are usually happens when the child
passes very hard motions. Treatment include s to make sure the child moves bowels with out staining.
Usually lactolose syryp can be given . You should take the child to your doctor who may give the child anti biotics. No topical ointment or cream , local anaesthetic cream should be applied to children.
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