Acen has a rash on his chest and back...should I take him to the doctor?

Stephanie - posted on 02/28/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I think the rash on his chest might be from drooling...we are constantly changing his bibs and shirts. The rash on his back started around the back of his neck and has now spread down his back. Could this be a food allergy? We have just started experimenting with baby foods.

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Mandy - posted on 03/08/2010

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My first baby had eczema that had flare-ups. He had rashes on his chest & back and legs too sometimes. It could possibly be that. Hydrocortisone cream will help if you rub just a little bit on it. It helps take out the itch and sting. You can get it at any store.

I always thought my son had a milk allergy but the Dr said no, that's uncommon (even though both his dad and I have one) After going to a different doctor we found out that he has an allergy to a protein in milk . So it could be a food allergy. Does he have other food allergy symptoms like wheezing, or gastrointestinal things like gas, loose bowels or anything?



I hope he feels better soon!

Jody - posted on 03/01/2010

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My daughter at 3 months got a rash that started on her tummy and then graduated to her back...it was just little pimply dots but all over. The Dr. said it was a skin iritation so and most likely from fabric softener which can develop at any time. I ended up rewashing all blankets, clothes, face clothes, etc with Tide Free and using an extra rinse cyle and used NO fabric softener (bounce). The rash cleared up in a couple weeks.



If it was from her food...the rash would probably be around the mouth and face.



If babe has a fever, diahrrea, vomitting or changes in eating i would go to the dr. but my guess is its probably just an irriation from the laundry soap, fabric softener or the bath soap you are using. I also changed bath soap from Johnsons to Aveno.

good luck

Stephanie - posted on 03/01/2010

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yes...thank you Pelta and Erin. I have been trying one food at a time, but I accidentally slipped up last week and gave him applesauce and oatmeal which was 2 new things. I am stopping everything and starting over. But I am worried that it has nothing to do with food because everything that I have read causes rash on their mouth or tummies but not their backs.
And Im not sure if its a heat rash or not...I live in central Texas so its been pretty cool.

Erin - posted on 03/01/2010

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how old is he? it could be alot of things, you should take him off all the foods you are giving him, and start with one, the green veiggies, and do that for one week, my docotor told me that if they were to be allergic to the food in a week you should be able to see something.. or it could be the soap on the clothes, but if this just started when you started the food it could be allergies from the food.. but you should only have him on one food at a time to see what he can eat and what allergies he has to what food...but only feed one food to him for a week.. dont mix because then you never can tell what food is causing a problem.

Peita - posted on 02/28/2010

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Where do you live? If it is hot, it could be heat rash! The rash on the front sounds like a dribble rash! If it looks really angry and irritating, then I would recommend a visit to the doctor, my daughter gets a slight rash on the back of her neck from heat and a little paw paw cream or bepanthem cream tends to clear it in a couple of days!!

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