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Experience:  Consultant Pediatrician at Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital
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My baby has swollen and it showing a lot redness he is 10

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My baby has swollen balls and it showing a lot redness he is 10 days old
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? What seems to make the symptoms worse or better?
Customer: just symptoms happen today
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Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 19 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 19 days ago.
  1. Can you upload an image please?
  2. Is he in pain?
  3. Is he accepting feeds?
  4. Any fever?
  5. How is his urination?
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Please can we hurry up I been waiting two housrs
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
he accepting feed
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
No fever
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 19 days ago.

I have already sent my questions.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
We ain’t checke
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 19 days ago.

What did you not check?

Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 19 days ago.

  • Can you upload an image please?
  • Is he in pain?
  • Customer: replied 19 days ago.
    Customer: replied 19 days ago.
    Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 19 days ago.

    Image please?

    Customer: replied 19 days ago.
    File attached (QMZ3SQ2)
    Customer: replied 19 days ago.
    He doing wee and doing poo but bit watery
    Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 19 days ago.

    I am typing

    Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 19 days ago.

    Hi...thank you for uploading the images for my better understanding.
    This is diaper dermatitis a common fungal infection very common in this age group and no specific cause can be attributed to this.
    But common in diaper area due to the warmth and continuous contact.
    I am sorry to say that the symptoms can be recurrent and persistent please.
    The trick of the management is keeping the skin moist and never allowing it to be dry. For this oil massage and lotions like soft emollients will help.
    You can use the mildest soap available.
    Avoid diapers at home and use them only during outing.
    At home put only cotton nappies with good aeration.
    At night if you definitely need to put a diaper - please change it once in 4 hours please.
    Topical barriers are applied with every diaper change; they should be applied thickly and can be covered with petroleum jelly to prevent sticking to the diaper.
    Antifungal creams or ointments are applied to the diaper area beneath the barrier ointment two to three times a day until the rash has resolved.
    Nystatin works well...but it's a prescription medication please.

    I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you today!
    Is there anything else where I can be of assistance to you in this regard please. We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know.
    Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani

    Customer: replied 19 days ago.
    But he is only 10 days old
    Customer: replied 19 days ago.
    How can I keep him
    Customer: replied 19 days ago.
    Shall I call you would that be better
    Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 19 days ago.
    I will not be able to offer you anything apart from what I have sent by text message even if you call.

    If you feel he is in real pain and agony please seek emergency care locally.