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My 9 old month baby boy has some red spots (looks like ring worm like) on his penis, balls and on top of his private area skin. ?

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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology

In brief: Yeast perhaps?

The diaper area, being generally warm and sometimes moist, is an area that can develop yeast infections of the skin, even in boys.
Ringworm, caused by a different fungus, could also affect this area. Unfortunately, these aren't the only 2 things that could cause what you describe. You could try an anti-fungal cream and see if it helps. If he's really uncomfortable, i'd seek medical attention.

In brief: Yeast perhaps?

The diaper area, being generally warm and sometimes moist, is an area that can develop yeast infections of the skin, even in boys.
Ringworm, caused by a different fungus, could also affect this area. Unfortunately, these aren't the only 2 things that could cause what you describe. You could try an anti-fungal cream and see if it helps. If he's really uncomfortable, i'd seek medical attention.
Dr. Tara Passow
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Red spots on penis

The most common cause of red spots on infants' penises and scrotum is some kind of yeast infection (much like a yeast diaper rash).
One approach would be to try some over-the-counter yeast medicine (like monistat or Clotrimazole cream); if that does not lead to improvement over 3-4 days, then see a doctor.

In brief: Red spots on penis

The most common cause of red spots on infants' penises and scrotum is some kind of yeast infection (much like a yeast diaper rash).
One approach would be to try some over-the-counter yeast medicine (like monistat or Clotrimazole cream); if that does not lead to improvement over 3-4 days, then see a doctor.
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