Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Daisy | 2008-12-11

Q.

Thrusting?

Dear Dr,

Thank you so much on your earlier reply (Itchy privates). I gave my LO Vermox as suggest, 5 ml only. I also spoke to my paed in the meantime to find out if he cannot just quickly fit her in to make sure it' s not a yeast kind infection. Unfortunately he' s way too busy, and although I do not see any red or discharge in her whole private / bum area, he prescribed Daktacort cream. I' m bit scared to use it seeing that its cortisone? He said to use twice daily for 7 days, and then come and see him as she might have more serious or even behavioural problems if it' s only a habit. It really seems as she' s thrusting her pelvic area against stuff? I don' t want to worry myself over nothing. But can she really already have " more serious"  or behavioural problems at 10 months? I' m not sure if I should just let her be and hope this passes or seek help some or other way? Otherwise she' s happy, healthy, absolutely nothing wrong. This has been going on for about 2 months, but as I say, I look and look and double check again. No read area, no discharge, no rash? I really do appreciate your opinion.

Thanks so much,
Daisy

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is nothing serious and your baby does not have any behavioural problem nor is there any sexual aspect to her behaviour.Do not use Daktacort,as you correctly say, it contains cortisone. Rather apply Nystatin cream twice daily for 5 days and give her a probiotic for 10 days eg Reuteri infant drops. You need to find a paediatric practice where your daughter can be seen when you have a concern.

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