thread: Granuloma Gluteale Infantum + Paediatric Dermatologists

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    Granuloma Gluteale Infantum + Paediatric Dermatologists

    Took DD to a dermatologist in Wagga yesterday for a problem she has around her vulva/bottom which has been ongoing for at least 6 weeks. I'm not happy with the treatment we received from him, I don't think he deals with children all that often as basically made me feel like crap because she is still in nappies (she is very obstinate and stubborn, and was toilet trained for a few months but suddenly refused to use the toilet so is now back in nappies until warmer weather), and seemed to think if been 'stupidly' sucked into using Moo Goo because it's marketed as being 'natural'... Anyway, he has tentatively diagnosed her with having Granuloma Gluteale Infantum, which is fairly rare and there doesn't seem to be any treatment as such for it.
    If it doesn't resolve itself in another month he wants to do a biopsy on it, which because Of her age and the location may have to be done under anaesthetic, which obviously I would prefer to avoid.
    After speaking with my mum about our experience yesterday, I would like to find a different specialist to go, firstly for a second opinion, and to go to someone who actually works with children and has more of an idea about everything involving them.. Does anyone know of any paediatric dermatologists, or any that are just good with kids, in the Riverina area? Albury, Wagga, possibly Canberra..
    If it still hasn't cleared up by the time we are due to go back to this guy I want to have some info, and another potential doctor to see, to take to my GP and see if he can give me another referral.


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    I can't help with a recommendation, but it sounds like you are doing the right thing anyway. You'll never regret a second opinion, even if it turns out to be the same as the first. Because it might be explained better, or go some way to easing your concerns.

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    My friend saw a paediatric dermatologist on albury a few years back and didn't like him, not sure if he's still there though, sorry nt much help

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    did you see Dr Mackay? Isee him and he is very abrasive really. I used to see irene grigoris in griffth and she is amazing, but very hard to get into

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    Yes Trill. He had to call in his partner, I can't remember her name, to help him figure out what it might be, and I would much prefer to deal with her than him! Hopefully I can find someone else, or fingers crossed it clears up and I can get out of going back at all.

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    We went back to our GP yesterday, apparently her swab came back with a low level of Golden Staph infection.. He said nothing to really worry about because it's low level and staph is often found on the skin anyway and we'll just re-test in 2 weeks to see if it's still there or not. Starting to make me question if it really is what the dermatologist said.. I was too much of a chicken to bring up going to a different doctor :/ I may be confident saying it in my head but when it comes to actually requesting, I bail out. Yes, for my child's sake maybe I need to grow a pair..lol.
    Slapping on the Moo Goo numerous times a day, so hopefully it will clear it up. Ner to you mr know-it-all - i checked the ingredients and it does have zinc oxide in it, so no I will not be using Curash or any other nappy cream that has a zillion other synthetic chemicals in it, when I have a wonderful "natural" product I can be using instead! Gosh, even my GP was happy to google it and browse Moo Goo's website when I told him that's what I was using!

    Have tried to keep her nappy off as much as possible, but our house is just so cold even with the fire going I don't want her little legs to freeze off and she just won't use the toilet if she has underpants on.

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    I'd be using some colloidal silver on the area. Personally, I wouldn't use the moo-goo anymore - the bacteria in a staph infection will thrive in an area that is constantly moist so I'd be spraying on some colloidal silver, letting it air dry and putting a nappy back on - which I know is hard in winter with a child that isn't toilet trained.

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    Where would I get that from?

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    Any good health food shop will have it.

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    Hmm..that counts out anywhere here then..lol. Will see what I can find.

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    Maybe even check at your chemist too - you never know what they might have. Or you could get it online. When are you going to Wagga again? the other thing is make sure that you wash your hands and her hands like a woman possessed and change her linen frequently. It's a persistent beggar of a bacteria and vigilence is the key to beating it. Also boost her immune system by giving her some probiotics if you can get some locally - even inner health plus for kids from the chemist would be better than nothing at all and get some live culture yoghurt or yakult for her to drink. These infections can take hold if the immune system is already stressed or run down, so building it back up again will help her to fight it as well.

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    Thanks so much for the tips. Will hit the chemist tomorrow. Probably doesn't help she seems to be coming down with a cold

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    It wouldn't help, the poor little thing.

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    She's now taking Blackmores kids vitamins, and I've been using the moo goo nappy balm like crazy. It seems to be getting better, I just think its going to take a long time to completely heal. Hopefully it won't leave any scars or discolouration

    I do love that my GP actually took the time to google moo goo and have a look on their website, rather than being all hoity toity and dismissing it without even knowing what it was. I think using it all the time is really helping.