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Red rashes on inner thigh and scrotum. What could be this?

my three and a half year old son seems to have some sort of a red rash (no raised bumps or anything similar looking) just looks like a rug burn but it s on his inner thigh and scrotum . it hasn t been muggy or hot and he hasn t been over dressed so i can t figure this out and i just noticed it getting him ready for his bath. any idea on what this could be?
Asked On : Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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Hello parent,
what you have described seems to be contact dermatitis.
This occurs due to reaction between the tender skin and moisture around scrotum. They can be aggravated by
1. The chemicals we are using for bath and washing clothes
2. The water itself which we use for the above two purposes.
Inadequate exposure of air will aggravate the problem.

Dry him well. Apply coconut oil in the morning after bath and again in the afternoon time.
Do not use diapers for more than 4 hours
No synthetic materials
If there is intense itching or pus formation visit the doctor
Once in six months deworm the child
best wishes
Answered: Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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