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    Default Lamisil cream on a two year old?

    Our boy got a round sore on his arm over a month ago. It was raised and red and we thought it was the fungal ringworm and so did the pharmacist.

    We applied Hydrozole (anti fungal & inflammatory cream) on it for 7 days (the sore improved) then followed (as directed on the pack) with Clonea cream but the sore then got worse. So we took him to the doctor. He said he thought it was a reaction to an insect bite and to continue with Hydrozole until it got better and then gradually stop applying it.

    We did this and a week later, when I started applying the cream once a day instead of twice, it got worse again and started spreading...

    Back to the doctor. He prescribed Lamisil. But on the pack it says not for kids under the age of TWELVE. Our boy is TWO.... AAAAAAHRG!

    Any thoughts? Trust the doctor and keep applying the cream even though the pack says not to?

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    Is it definitely ring worm? Our kids' eczema looks like ringworm sometimes as it can come up in a patch. I don't know anything about ringworm though. Hope you get your answer.


    Where about is it on his arm? Do you have a pic?

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    Red, round, dry, and flaky/scabby...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Ted View Post
    Is it definitely ring worm? Our kids' eczema looks like ringworm sometimes as it can come up in a patch. I don't know anything about ringworm though. Hope you get your answer.


    Where about is it on his arm? Do you have a pic?
    It's on the inside of his forearm just below the elbow.

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    It doesn't look like ringworm to me - I use to get ringworm a lot and the sores always had a distinct 'ring' that scabbed away and the inside of the ring was generally smooth.

    I would take him to a Dr that will swab it, you may need a specific antibiotic or topic treatment.

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    Also, if it is a dermatitis the anti-fungal creams will irritate it and you would be better with a petroleum free paw paw ointment.

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    That's not ringworm...I use sudocream

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    I'd get a second opinion. If you want to rule out eczema before you see the doctor - if you have a little elecon lotion, put a small amount on. We use it sparingly when the kids' eczema is really bad. Does it get red and more noticeable when they are hot or just out of a warm bath?

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    My son has eczema. There is a common type called disciodal eczema that can look similar to ringworm, my son had this on his arms. The dermatologist prescribed advantan cream which is a bit stronger than hydrozol. He also said to use a moisturizer like dermeze on it as a barrier and to prevent dryness (eczema is a dry skin problem). He recommended a soap free bath oil and I also use a few Condy's crystals in the bath to help reduce any secondary infections. It cleared up really well and now I just put the advantan on when needed.

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    Correction Discoidal eczema in previous post.

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