Fungal infection!

@salam1 (1474)
Malaysia
March 30, 2007 4:00am CST
My 2.5 month boy got fungal infection, according to doctor. It attacks the boy scalp, flaky scalp then. Look like there are clear itchy water behind his ears, neck etc. Anybody has tips?
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@timou87 (1642)
• Singapore
7 Oct 07
fingal infesctions can be really nasty especially for young children, toddlers and babies. i would not give any of my own remedies because your son is raelly young, but i would say that it is best to have him check up by a doctor
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@salam1 (1474)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 07
thanks, the boy has recovered. the rash is mainly cause by allergy. now my boy take formula and consequently no more allergy problem..
11 Oct 07
i just read your discussion. i see your son is better now. I am glad you got it under control. I thought to it sounded like cradle cap, but anyway glad u figured it out.
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@salam1 (1474)
• Malaysia
11 Oct 07
at first my wife and me thought it was craddle cap. after a while we realized that the rash got worse when my wife ate seafood, nuts, and egg. after this and seeing doctors many times we can conclude that the rash was cause by allergy. now after 6 months my boy no longer breasfeeding but he is on formula. and the rash simply gone..
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
30 Mar 07
His scalp sounds like cradle cap. This can be removed with rubbing olive oil into it, then later try with a baby brush or pick it off, make sure you are very gentle. And the other symptoms sounds like a wet rash, maybe he wasnt dried properly after a bath, if this is the case just leave it and make sure the area is properly dried next time.
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@salam1 (1474)
• Malaysia
30 Mar 07
Thanks, I think you have made a point. I agree, its maybe some wet rash too. Thanks again.
• Australia
1 Apr 07
NOOOOOO - do NOT ever pick at cradle cap - i have had lectures about this from everyone, you don't pick at it as you can cause scarring & things like that. My daughter had it to begin with - there are some great creams you can use, try Johnson's baby oil, there's also something here in Australia called Egozite (you may have it there) which gradually loosens the cradle cap & will eventually stop it from coming back but please - don't pick or scratch at it.
@salam1 (1474)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 07
thanks..
• Singapore
6 Oct 07
fungal infection could be caused by the reaction of a certain chemical which your boy might be allergic to. it spreads if it not taken care of. these bacterias find comfort in moist warm areas. so i guess its best to use a mild shampoo for the little head. and the wipe dry after the shower. make sure your boy doesnt scratch the infected area too. else, that particular spot will start spreading. =) take care for now.
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@salam1 (1474)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 07
thanks, the boy has recovered. the rash is mainly cause by allergy. now my boy take formula and consequently no more allergy problem..
• Malaysia
30 Mar 07
I think the doctor would have given you some antifungals which should be effective in clearing up the infection. If you are still worried it would be better to bring your son to another doctor for a second opinion.
@salam1 (1474)
• Malaysia
30 Mar 07
Thanks for that opinion.
@bigtummy (51)
• Singapore
30 Mar 07
Aloe Vera should help. Get it from Forever Living. It has pure aloe. Also, try the Aloe First Spray.
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@salam1 (1474)
• Malaysia
30 Mar 07
Thanks bigtummy. Even though you have big tummy its doesnt stop you from having a warm heart, ;). Thanks again..
• United States
30 Mar 07
i too have a scalp condition and my doctor gives me medicated shampoo. his doctor will probably give you medication to rub on his little head. or depending on what his infection is and stuff, your doctor may give him a medication he takes orally. such is rarely a matter of grave concern, but it does need doctor attention.
@salam1 (1474)
• Malaysia
30 Mar 07
Thanks. Doctor gave me a shampoo too, and anti fungal cream. We have using both for like 3 weeks, still the flaky things there. Yup, I think its not a serious problem, but just want to see the boy in a great shape.
@rbardhan (193)
• India
7 Oct 07
You can follow my harbal process. take 15 to 20 raw leaves of neem and make paste of it.put the paste on effected portion for 1/2 hour and wash it. continue it for 5 to 6 days.It will reduce fungal infection.