Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: peli | 2013-01-24

Q.

Concerned about a rash in my baby

what can i use on my son as he is having a fine rash on his arms,chest,chin and back, with pus and he has been having it for over a month now. i tried to use Tetmosol soap to no help, am realy worried now. I went to see a GP and she was of the view that it was heat rash, how can i treat that?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

A heat rash does not have any pus in the pimples. It is likely that the diagnosis of a heat rash is incorrect. It is possible that your son has scabies. You have tried using Tetmasol soap which is one kind of scabies treatment without any success. It would be best to take your son to see a dermatologist so that a definite diagnosis can be made of his skin rash and then the correct treatment can be given.

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Posted by: Petro | 2013-01-29

Hi, my 13 jarige dogter het ''n rooi knoppie uitslag op haar bene vir 2 dae nou. Dit jeuk nie regtig en lyk of dit meer raak. Dis net op haar bene. Ek smeer germolene aan. Wat kan dit moontlik wees?

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