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Experience:  20 years of experience in treating children.
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My newborn baby(1month) has a discoloured patch in her neck.

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My newborn baby(1month) has a discoloured patch in her neck. we noticed this on her 26th day since birth. It does not seem to have grown since then. We are not very sure if it is there since her birth though there is every possibility for that. My mother in law has vitiligo. I just want to know what is this patch? My PAED says its fungal infection and has prescribed Candid and Flutibact. Please help. Is it vitiligo/ birthmark/ fungal infection/ any other skin infection
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
This is likely to be a fungal infection.
A birth mark is also possible.
It does not look like vitiligo.
However, an examination by a dermatologist in person would be more helpful.
Examination under wood lamp, skin scraping may be needed.
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Wish her healthy life.