what is this? he has a bit of diaper rash, but his scrotum is bright red. not patchy, but the whole sac is red. when i wipe him, he seems irritated by it, but not in pain. what do you think this could be? should i take him to a doctor?<br><br>
I would see how it is tomorrow morning. If it's still red, I would take him in. I think there is a condition that can cause fluid to build up around the testicle but I think the testicle would be swollen. However, if it's red then I would want to have the doctor look at it, just in case.
thanks for the responses. they are not swollen at all and diaper cream doesn't seem to be doing anything. it gets progressively redder as the day goes on. i think i will have to take him in, it's just hard to with work. argh! lol
I would guess a yeast rash. Call your doctor first and explain to the nurse. When DS had one, we used baking soda baths (actually just sat him in a pan of water with baking soda) and they recommended an OTC cream that cleared it right up.