Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sali | 2011/10/03

Q.

Rash

Hello Prof

On the 22 Sept I shaved my son s head. 2 days after that he developed rash all over his head. I am currently using calamine lotion to ease the itching, what can I use to get rid of the rash?

Many thanks and regards

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is difficult to answer your question without being able to see your son.Did you shave his head because he had a rash in the first place.He may have a fungus infection of his scalp called tinea capitis.Try applying Mylocort ointment twice daily to his scalp. If his scalp is no better after 5 days he should be seen by a doctor.

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