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Depends on cause: There are many reasons for a "bad butt rash" and appropriate treatment depends upon figuring out cause. Fungal infection ie tinea corporis requires an antifungal while cellulitis or folliculitis needs an antibiotic. Diaper rash in infants requires frequent diaper changes and barrier ointment to prevent caustic irritation. Go see your Family Doc or make a Virtual Consult. ...Read more
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
Whenever I give my baby oranges he gets a butt rash. could it be an allergy or just a coincidence?
Maybe, maybe not...: The rash could be a sign of allergy, but a confined rash to just the diaper area is actually very unusual for an allergy. Much more likely it is a local skin sensitivity to change in stool contents/consistency/pH when child eats oranges, and then this change in his poop irritates his butt. Try protective diaper ointment with zinc oxide next time you are going to eat oranges and see if it helps. ...Read more
Whenever I give my baby oranges he gets a butt rash. I read it could be a food allergy. could it be or just a coincidence?
3 yr old.Reoccurring butt rash, new bed, two bumps every morning. Sleep in our room= no bumps. Heat treated for bed bugs, got line of itchy bumps after?
His bed: I think it is time for a new mattress for the child since there is something there that has been "bugging" him. ...Read more
Skin: There are probably a thousand different rashes so without more information or seeing the problem it is unlikely you will get much here on health tap. Skin is probably one of the most difficult things to diagnose online. It is such a visual part of evaluation and treatment as a physician. But, if the rashes are persisting please get in to your family doctor to be seen soon. ...Read more
Very dry rashes on my butt. They've been there for a while. They aren't red, more like white. They don't itch but they bother me! please help
Eczema or ringworm: If it's been there for a "while" (week? Month? Year?), it is likely to be in the eczema category, although it could be a ringworm (fungal infection). There are other, rarer possibilities. A dermatologist will be able to tell you which it is, and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more