Question: How can I get rid of yellow patches on baby’s skin and treat hair loss.
What is the diagnosis of the fungal infection? Is it tinea (ringworm), nappy rash or Candida?

There is a very high prevalence of fungal infections. This occurs more commonly in hot and humid weather conditions. Inadequate nourishment, poor hygiene and sweat, further aggravate the condition, and make the baby prone to infections.

Since how many days is the infection? Any treatment done so far? What is the exact site of the infection?

Ringworm Growth:

If it is just a localized infection, (usually occurs in the flexural areas of the body – groin, folds of the arms and legs.), it can successfully be treated with topical anti-fungal creams.

A daily application for 1-2 weeks is necessary to completely eradicate the infection.

If it is of a more widespread nature, oral medication becomes indispensable. A course of 1-3months is necessary.

Ringworm of the scalp will take 8weeks or more to heal completely. Hair and scalp are affected due to the fungal growth. But, you need not worry, once the scalp is free of the infection, normal hair growth occurs.


Also occurs in the warm, moist parts of the body.

Nappy rash (diaper dermatitis)

This is an irritant eczema, which is caused due to the occlusion of feces and urine against the skin.

Baby Skin Care Tips and Treatments:

  • Keep the skin dry and clean.
  • Change the nappy frequently.
  • Hygiene is of the utmost essence.
  • A regular usage of a barrier cream is helpful.

Baby Skin Care Diet:

Most importantly, the baby’s diet should be adequate. Adequate proteins and vitamins should be provided, to speed up cure and help fight the infection.