Childhood Diseases

Posted by: lez | 2011/09/19


Dry flacky skin

Hi Prof

My 14 month old son, has a dry skin and flacky skin especially around the neck...It gets worse in the night and he scraches his neck a lot especially when he sweats..

I wash Him in epizone E and appply epizone A on hIm..but its still not helping..and the neck fills rough when you touch it..

Please help the sraching irritates him a lot...

Thank a lot for your help.

Expert's Reply



It is always difficult to be able to be sure about a skin rash without being able to see your baby son. He may have an eczema rash or his rash may be due to a candida infection.His rash is slightly more likely to be due to a candida infection as it worsens when he sweats and also the ointments you have tried have not helped him. Apply Nystatin Cream twice daily to his rash. If it has not cleared up after one week please write to me again and I will advise you further.

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