Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Kim | 2011/09/19

Q.

Rash

Good morning!
My 2 and a half yr old son has a rash on this left cheeck of his buttocks as well as on the inside of his leg just below his private parts. it looks inflammed and itches quite a bit as his constantly scratching it. I have been using bennets for the past 4 days, but it doesnt seem to work. Any idea of what it could be and what i could use for it.
Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I cannot be completely sure without being able to see your son's rash, but from your description he could have ringworm of his skin.Ringworm is caused by a fungal infection of the skin. Apply Canesten cream twice a day to his rash. It should clear up after about a week to 10 days. If his rash continues after this it would be best to ask your doctor to see him.

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