Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sammy | 2009-05-27

Q.

skin problems

Hi Doctor, I have a 3 month old baby, she is on S26 gold and weighs 8kg' s.There problem is, her neck gets redish from time to time and if its not resh it becomes dry and it starts to peel, she also has some sort of a dryish spot on her back like a ring worm, her face is fine its just the neck n the spot on her back...could this be eczema?could it be the milk or what? i took her to the clinic n they gave me some fungal cream and i also bought some multipurpose cream with candula oil and lavenda oil,it has zinc and urea..i havent used the multipurpose cream...my question is which one is suitable for what i have discribed?
well just to add on, her stools are normal and she doesnt seem irritated and shes only taking the milk..oh one more thing,she has danruff too what can i use for that???

thank you so much for ur help.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You are welcome.It is always difficult to diagnose a rash without being able to see your baby,but this rash sounds like a condition called seborrhoea. This is not an allergic condition but can be difficult to treat if it is severe. It would be in your baby's best interests to see a paediatrician who will advise as to the diagnosis and the correct treatment of this rash.

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