A 31-year-old female asked:
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my 1year old baby boys nappy rash is worsening from a rash to a red blotch from his anus up to his testicles. what could it be and how do i treat it?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
DIAPER DERMATITIS: 1.Irritant contact: due 2 skin overhydration, maceration, long contact w/urine, feces. Red, scaly w/fissure, erosions, patchy; folds spared. #2. Candida/yeast: warm, moist occluded skin of diaper area help candida growth from stool. Red rash on perianal skin, folds, scrotum-, spreads. Rx: wash w/warm water, change diaper frequent, short period w/o it, use zinc oxide paste. See doc for candida tx.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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