Chrystal - posted on 09/23/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 1 month old EB daughter broke out in a pimply rash on her face and ears around 2 weeks old. Around the same time she started developing symptoms of reflux ( spitting up after feedings, projectile vomiting, lots of gas, can't be laid down flat EVER) The Ped. put her on Prilosec at my request ( it seems to be helping a little) She also only poops about every other day. When she nurses she does take in a lot of air- I can hear the clicking sounds, and slurping- we are working on it by changing to the football hold position and the RAM technique. So this could be contributing to her projectile vomiting , spitting up and gas, right? This week the rash spread to her neck, shoulders, and torso and got REALLY red and irritated and she started itching at it like crazy. The Ped. just kept telling me it was baby acne, but baby acne doesn't itch, right? So I finally took her to a Dermatologist who put her on 2 steroid creams and an anti-fungal cream twice a day. She said it was a combo of baby acne and Dermatitis ( a broad term covering all skin inflammations) Hallelujah! it has worked wonders! I also cut out Dairy, Wheat, Soy, Eggs, and Nuts from my diet. She is still projectile vomiting about once a day, and still spitting up but not as fussy and gassy. I AM still eating Oatmeal though.
My question is: has anyone experienced this, was it from something that you were eating that caused the baby to react? I'm wondering if all her symptoms are related or just coincidence?, I'm worried about Pyloric Stenosis but probably just paranoid. Should I stop eating oatmeal too? Does anyone have any recipes for the Elimination Diet? I'm starving! If she was allergic to oatmeal an oatmeal bath would irritate her, right? Any feedback would be appreciated!