Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lebo | 2010/03/20

Q.

itching rash

Hi Doc
My son has itching rash just above the penis, and on the bum. I use milocot, it seems to relieve the itching but the rash doesn''t go away. What could be causing this?what can i apply to it?
thank you, he is 18 months old

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This sounds like a candida rash. Try either Nystatin Cream which must be applied at least 3 times a day or Canesten Cream twice daily. If the rash has not cleared after 5 days please ask your local clinic nurse or a doctor to see your baby.

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