10 month old with severe skin condition.

Kerry - posted on 11/27/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 10 month old developed a small rash on his cheek when he was 5 months old, and it developed into a huge rash that covered his entire cheak. Then another small dot developed on the other cheek a few months later, and then that turned out to cover his entire cheek as well. I see a couple of other small red dots on his face and I just know that those will spread too. I took him to emergency twice, and they diagnosed him with hydrocreme but it isn't doing anything. He is going to see a skin specialist soon. But until his appointment next month, I do not know what I can do to sooth his itching, it pusses and bleeds. It gets crusty on the surface. He is now breaking out with clusters on his Arms, legs, and back. I see that it will be getting worse all over his body now just like it did on his face. I give him baths all the time so that dirt doesn't infect it more. I use the cremes that the doctors prescribe, I tried some of my own remedies, but nothing is just not working. Any suggestions anybody?

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Nikki - posted on 12/03/2009

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That sounds dreadful!!! You could try using Alpha Keri Oil which is a completely water dispersible, bath and shower oil which lubricates the skin. The oil spreads evenly over the skin to create a moisture retaining barrier to protect against dryness and irritations. It treats Prickly heat, nappy rash, atopic dermatitis and dry scaly skin in infants. If that doesn't work, goats soap is fantastic. Good luck!

Line - posted on 12/01/2009

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I would wipe his face often althought i wouldn't recomend antibacerial wipes since theyhave alcohol in it and alcohol tends to dry the skin. Try somting more moisturizing. An when my daughter had a rash on her cheek from all the drooling, i used vaseline. Worked great. Good luck to the little guy!

Kerry - posted on 11/30/2009

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Thanks everybody for your input, this information helps a lot, the last bath he had, i did not use any soap at all, just a quick rinse to rinse off dirt that gets on his irritated skin while crawling. I will try out the suggestions given to me. Thanks once again.

Ella - posted on 11/28/2009

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Awwwh, poor little guy. I hope the skin doctor finds the cause to this and can help him. To me it sounds like an allergic reaction to something. Have you fed him something new, changed baby wash, or laundry soap. If you are still using baby laundry soap, it could be the soap you use for your clothes of perfume that you wear and when he places his face on your clothes while you are holding him it may irratate his delicate skin. My friend had a problem like this with her baby and had to start using baby wash and baby laundry soap because of her kids sensitive skin. I'm sure the doctor will know what to do, hopefully. If you use baby wipes to clean your babies skin make sure it's not the soapy kind. That may irratate it more. I hope things work out!

Aubree - posted on 11/28/2009

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Wow, sorry little guy! That sounds awful! I'm not an expert, but one thing I would do less of is bathing him. That will dry out the skin even more. You would probably just want to use baby wipes a few times a day to wipe away any dirt or bacteria. Or can you use over the counter anti-bacterial ointments? Ask a pharmacist. I would also probably use vasaline, or another oil based ointment to keep it from drying out. I know when my daughter would get sick she would break out with rashes on her face, but it wasn't this severe. Maybe it will go away soon if he's just getting over an illness. Good luck.

Nicola - posted on 11/28/2009

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I wonder whether this is some sort of allergy, think the skin specialist might be the one to help you here, also saw your post of him being sick, is this just a recent thing or has he always been a sicky baby? Again this could be if hes regularly sick some sort of allergy but if this was a recent thing then it sounds like hes got a virus thts causing it in which case you need to feed little and often and see iof this works, however if it keeps up for 24-48 hrs take him to gp as he mayl need rehydrating, hope this helps x

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