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Suggest remedy for a mole on the neck

My 5 year old grandson has a round, red circle on the back of his neck below the hair line. He only has 1 spot. Its about 1/2 inch in diameter. When I put some lubriderm on it, he said it stinged and started itching. I removed the lubriderm and put vaseline on it which he said was better. I have checked his back and chest for other spots but there is none. He has had it about 4 days. Should I continue to put vaseline on it and watch it?
Wed, 20 Apr 2016
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi. i have read your question and understand your concern.

round red lesion can be either eczema or fungal infection. both can also itch.
we need to differentiate between the two as the treatment is totally different.

i suggest you see your dermatologist and get him examined. in case its difficult to make a clinical diagnosis, your doctor can order a fungal scraping. scraping is a minor test, takes few minutes and will differentiate between the two.

till then i suggest you avoid lubriderm, can continue with vaseline. you can also give him cetrizine in case he has itching.


hope this helps. for any further questions please get back to us. thanks.
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Suggest remedy for a mole on the neck

hi. i have read your question and understand your concern. round red lesion can be either eczema or fungal infection. both can also itch. we need to differentiate between the two as the treatment is totally different. i suggest you see your dermatologist and get him examined. in case its difficult to make a clinical diagnosis, your doctor can order a fungal scraping. scraping is a minor test, takes few minutes and will differentiate between the two. till then i suggest you avoid lubriderm, can continue with vaseline. you can also give him cetrizine in case he has itching. hope this helps. for any further questions please get back to us. thanks.