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Baby skin problem, possibly ringworm infection

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: November 22, 2021 12:37 PM

Anonymous 11 days

Hi, my 9month old baby having red patches on body. Some shapes are like ringworm, some are only red patches. Is it ok to use diaper rash cream on it?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 11 days
General Practitioner


Thank you for choosing us to get an opinion regarding your baby’s health issues.

Based on your explanations, your baby is having red patches and you want to know if you can use diaper rash cream on it. I will do my best to provide you with the related informations.

Many conditions are associated with skin rashes. They include :

  • Heat rash (sweat rash).
  • Eczema.
  • Urticaria (hives).
  • Allergic rashes.
  • Contact dermatitis.
  • Fungal infections of the skin such as tinea, ringworm.
  • Infections such as viral fever, measles, rubella, non-specific viral rash and dengue fever.
  • Diaper rash.
  • Bites and stings.

You need to seek medical advice before using any types of medicine because it might worsen the condition. you need to discuss this matter with a doctor for an accurate diagnosis and early treatments to prevent any unfavourable situations

I hope the above statement does help you in a way and if you need further assistance and explanations from us, you can talk to our doctor or our specialist online. Thank you.

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Give your little ones the medical attention they need. Speak to a pediatrician to discuss your child’s health problems.

Last Updated: Mon Nov 22 2021 12:37:34 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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