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    Default Sores on DS groin. What do these look like?

    DS (5 yrs) has two red sores on his groin. They've been there a couple of weeks slowly seeming to get bigger. Started out like spots. To be honest I keep forgetting about them until he strips off to get in the bath! So haven't done anything...whoops! But tonight he said they hurt.

    Anyone know what these could be please? Does it require a visit to the GP? I have unopened Bactroban ointment at home already.
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    I am no medical expert but I'm going to say it looks like some kind of chaffing.

    I love bactroban, so I'd throw some on for 2 days if no better seek medical advice.

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    I would go the GP personally. To me they look like dermatitis, excema etc... Is it itchy at all?

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    Looks like psoriasis to me

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    It's not itchy, no. He wanted something on it so in my rush to get him to bed I put my bub's Bepanthen nappy cream on it as no time to search for the Bactroban! Will see how it is tomorrow. May try the Bactroban for a couple of days and if no better head to the GP. It's one thing after another with him!
    If it's eczema or dermatitis will bactroban irritate it?

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    Looks a bit like dermatitis to me.

    My DD's get it from time to time. We use Dermaid cream - available over the counter at the chemist.

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    Default Sores on DS groin. What do these look like?

    I've never used bactroban on my psoriasis or excema or on DS2 so no idea if it will irritate it.

    I would still go to GP before self treating though because excema, psoriasis etc can get infected. It's also a bigger issue which will take time to work out triggers, what t ndo during a flare up etc...

    As pp said you can use dermaid which is over the counter - although in Qld you need a script if using on under 2 year old.

    Edit - how is it this morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    I've never used bactroban on my psoriasis or excema or on DS2 so no idea if it will irritate it.

    I would still go to GP before self treating though because excema, psoriasis etc can get infected. It's also a bigger issue which will take time to work out triggers, what t ndo during a flare up etc...

    As pp said you can use dermaid which is over the counter - although in Qld you need a script if using on under 2 year old.

    Edit - how is it this morning?
    Thank you. It's looking slightly better this morning. I will check again after school. Taking him for a haircut so will pop into the pharmacy next door for Dermaid. It takes a week to get into our GP so will make the appointment and see how he goes

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    Oh good - crazy that it take so long to get in to GP!

    Maybe when at the pharmacy see if you can get a moment with the pharmacist to show them the photo? They might be able to help as well.


 

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