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My 6-year old son has been playing in the yard a lot more

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Hello, My 6-year old son has been playing in the yard a lot more recently with the onset of spring weather. Recently I noticed a red circular spot on his right lateral thigh area. It did catch my eye and I thought it might possibly be a ringworm, but I thought that it had improved when I checked it last night. This evening after an Easter party and a day filled with playing in the yard, my husband noticed the rash with the circular lesions on my little boy's lower left leg. I do have pictures that I can send. I would like to know if I need apply poison ivy/oak soap and treat it as contact dermatitis, or is this something that warrants a call to his pediatrician? Thank you very much for your help.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

You can send picture.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Sorry. I had a bit of trouble getting logged in.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you for your help. I look forward to your answer. I have got to go to sleep, but will look for your answer.Thank you so much.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for the input.

Sorry for the delay.

It looks like contact dermatitis.

Oak or poison ivy usually causes blisters though mild variation can occur.

You can give him zyrtec.

Hydrocortisone cream can be applied.

If you do not see any improvement or if there is worsening of the rash, please get him examined by doctor.

Sometimes, secondary infection can take place.

I hope this information will be helpful.

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Wish his healthy life.


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