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My daughter has 2 issues with her skin. 7 months old,

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My daughter has 2 issues with her skin.
7 months old, currently in Thailand.1. Yellow neck.
2. Red spots on armPlease do advise.
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 13 days ago.
Hi,Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm Dr. Sumanth. I've 17years of experience in the field of Pediatrics. I'm currently reviewing your query, be back ASAP.
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 13 days ago.

  1. Since how long has she had this Rash?
  2. Is she experiencing any itching or burning or pain sensation in the local region?
  3. Does she have diarrhea when you develop a flare of this Rash?
  4. Is there any personal or family history of Psoriasis or atopic dermatitis?
  5. Any history of insect bite or camping out doors?
  6. Do any of the other family members or social contacts have similar rash?

Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 13 days ago.


Customer: replied 13 days ago.
1. Few days
2. No
3. No
4. No.
5. Couple of mosquito bites.
6. No
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 13 days ago.

Hello... thank you for getting back with the images.
From her symptom analysis and correlating it with the images I feel that the possibility is eczema.
Eczema is a skin condition that makes your skin itchy and flaky. We do not know what causes it. Eczema often happens in people who have allergies. It can also run in families. Another term for eczema is atopic dermatitis.
The symptoms of eczema can include - Intense itching, redness, small bumps, skin that flakes off or forms scales.
Use unscented thick moisturizing creams and ointments to keep the skin from getting too dry. Also, try to avoid things like - Being too hot or sweating too much, being in very dry air, stress or worry, sudden temperature changes, harsh soaps or cleaning products, perfumes, wool or synthetic fabrics (like polyester).
Treatment modalities include moisturizing lotions, steroid creams, immunomodulatory drugs, antihistamines and phototherapy.
I suggest -

  1. Syrup Benadryl (12.5mg/5ml) 3.5ml every 6th hourly once (OTC) (if the itching is severe)
  2. Topical emollients and lotions will help.
  3. Do not apply Calamine lotion as sometimes it may aggravate the situation please.
  4. If this not showing effect in 48 hours you can apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice a day for 7 days and the once daily in the morning for another 7 days and then stop it please.

I usually suggest this with excellent results.

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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
What about the yellow neck?
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 13 days ago.
Eczema can present like this like patches.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
both the rash and yellow neck is consistent with ezcema?
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 13 days ago.
please apply the topical emollient for at least 6 weeks for good results.