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My child used vagisil wash and there are some red spot on

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JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: my child used vagisil wash and there are some red spot on his face now
JA: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?
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Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

Hello, my name is***** thank you for your question. I am a qualified MD with 18 years’ experience and I am happy to work with you on this.

What is his age?

Are the spots itchy?

Can you share a pic?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Hi Doctor
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
3.5 year
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
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Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** reviewed your pics. Please hold on while I type out your answer. This can take a few minutes.

Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 16 days ago.

He is having contact dermatitis from the vagisil.

He should take an anti-allergic medicine, an antihistamine. He can take Benadryl elixir for children, an OTC anti-allergic medicine. The dose is about 0.5 mg per pound of bodyweight (or 1.25 mg per kilogram). For example, a 25 lb child would get one teaspoon of liquid or one chewable tablet every four to six hours. Follow the directions on the pack.

Apply 1% Hydrocortisone ointment on the rash. Although its use is restricted in children, he can use it as he is above 2. Apply lightly twice daily and for 3 days only.

Also, apply a soothing lotion like calamine lotion, also available OTC.
This should do it. If it persists show his pediatrician.

I assume he used the vagisil accidentally?

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