rash spots?

Cassie - posted on 12/19/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi my son is 3 months old he has a bright red rash like thing on his face on both cheeks very dry skin around it, any ideas what this is? acne? and how to get rid of it?

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Heather - posted on 12/20/2009

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Keep us posted! If you start to see it getting out of hand I will gladly share our experience with you. Would have loved to have other moms to compare notes with when I was dealing with it! Ack!

Heather - posted on 12/20/2009

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Hi Cassie,
At around the same age, my son developed a bright red rash on both cheeks (which soon spread to most of his body!). This turned out to be eczema, caused by food allergies. If the rash is regional - as opposed to distinctly "spotty" - or if it starts to spread, or if he seems to be scratching at it a lot, this might be something to consider and/or have diagnosed by your doctor or naturopath.

In our case there was a long uphill running battle to both soothe the rash, and determine the cause. For your sake, and your son's, I hope this is just one of those simple infant skin issues which are common, harmless, and usually resolve themselves without intervention.

Good luck, and happy holidays!
Heather

Crystal - posted on 12/19/2009

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Hi, my Lo had something which sounds similar, it was little red dots all over her body including her face.. the doctor said it was nothing to worry about and to just keep an eye on it. I left it alone for a while but one day put sorbelyne cream on it and it cleared it up..



She still has the cheek thing at the moment, so I put cream on it now and then but I try not to overload her skin..

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