White Rash On Baby’s Neck, Groin And Buttocks?
my son is less than 2 months old, his neck, groin and buttocks are red and white and smells bad, I have taken him to the pediatrician, the doctor gave me benozon N ointment, but I just realized that the ointment should not be used by young children less than 2 years, I am afraid that my child will have bad effects in the future, please provide a solution, thank you
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The appearance of a red whitish rash on the neck, groin, and buttocks area of a baby that smells bad has many causes. Some of the possibilities are:
Dermatitis intertriginosa Contact dermatitis Atopic dermatitis Tinea cruris Tinea corporis Miliaria (prickly heat) Cutaneous candidiasis Scabies (scabies) Impetigo Tinea versicolor (tinea versicolor), etc. Treatment for each of the above conditions can vary depending on the cause. Therefore, a direct doctor's examination can tell the difference.
The cream that the doctor gives your child contains the active substances betamethasone (anti-inflammatory) and neomycin (antibiotic). Both of these components can help overcome the symptoms of inflammation of the skin that is accompanied or caused by a bacterial infection. It is true, giving this ointment to children younger than 2 years is not recommended. However, if there are clear medical indications and it is done under the supervision of a doctor, then the use of this drug can be considered.
It is the authority of the doctor who examines your child directly to provide the best treatment for his patient. However, if you are in doubt, you should seek a second opinion by checking your child to another doctor for further evaluation.
In the meantime, to help relieve his complaints, do the following tips:
Bathe the baby regularly 2 times a day using a special baby soap, which is hypoallergenic and non-irritating. Put on the baby clothes that are soft, not tight, and clean. Create a cool environment so that the baby doesn't sweat excessively. without a doctor's advice Give your child enough breast milk to maintain his immune system Hope this helps..
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