Types of rashes

Rae - posted on 09/05/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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I was wondering what types of rashes have you encountered with your child. I thought my daughter started developing a rash after some time of me using our detergent on her clothes and she was fine for like 5 months. Then she developed this rash and so I re washed all her clothes in Dreft again, and she seems to still have the same problem.

What should I do?

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Amy - posted on 08/02/2013

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Well, when it first came up, I spent days trying to think of anything that I had changed. I still use Johnson and Johnson head to toe in the bath and I havnt changed detergents, dryer sheets, nothing! And his doctor told me that it would be really red and itchy if it were an alergic reaction. I first thought that it was from one of the immunization s that he got, because it started a week or two after that, and one of the shots was chicken pox vaccine, and he ran a low grade fever that night, but they told me he would. And when I called and asked them if it could be from one of the shots, they said no.

Shelley - posted on 09/13/2010

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Other than diaper rash, my son has only had Roseola. For those of you who may not know what that is, it's a illness where your child spikes a really high fever for a day or two, then it breaks, and spikes again. After it breaks the 2nd time, the child gets a rash starting on their chest and radiating out. this lasts for 2-5 days, and then goes away. My son seemed no worse for the wear, but liquids, and vigilance were important. He spiked at 106, so it was a bit scary there for a while. He slept a lot after the fevers were done.

Laura - posted on 09/13/2010

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Eczema presents on some babies (like my son) as a rash. Just before my boy is coming down with a cold or another illness, his skin breaks out. I always used to think of eczema as a dry scaly patch or something, but it often manifests as a rash. I rub my son down once or twice a day with Eucerin's Aquafor (or the Wal-mart generic) which really helps. My clothes are washed in All Free & Clear which has less chance of causing a reaction than even Dreft AND we use no fabric softener at all. I found Aveeno Baby soap is gentler than even Dove's soaps that are supposed to be fragrance/chemical free. Some babies just have more sensitive skin than others.

Lori - posted on 09/15/2010

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My son has a skin condition that is very common in young children, it's basically due to dry skin. It does not get red unless he gets hot, it's just little bumps on his cheeks and uper arms. The doctor said this type of rash is common and normal and all you can do is keep them clean and moisturized. Other than that diaper rash is the only other rash we've encountered. You can usually tell if the rash is due to some type of allergic reaction.

Christine - posted on 01/23/2013

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Chantelle:

He could be sensitive or allergic to some other foods. Our son had eczema when he was just an infant and breastfed so we did his first prick allergy test on him when he was only 6 months old :-( and we get it done every 6 months and he is 2.5 years old now. Most of his allergies have stayed consistant but at least we know what to avoid in his foods. Some of his allergies caused ezcema which we had no idea until we tested since we can't test every food at once (too many). Most people who have ezcema also have a link with allergies and asthma too even. We go to a asthma and allergy clinic to get the prick tests done. I was very hesitant to give him teh steroids his dermatologist prescribed him but after seeing his allergy doctor who actually prescribed something stronger, he advised that we go strong and get it healed then it will go away and you won't need it much longer or as much. Now he rarely has any flare ups since we've taken all the foods out of his diet that he was allergic to and use all fragrance free products on him including detergents and give him daily luke warm baths using sensitive skin dove soap bars and california baby sensitive shampoo and moisturize with cereve and100% vaseline (aquafor didn't work for my son). The two creams we use are momestone and muciprion ointments one is a steroid and the other antibiotic. We're still learning new allergies that we didn't realize but nothing is like his flare ups when he was younger. Another thing that really helps is swimming. the chlorine helps with ezcema just be sure to moisturize afterwards. I hope this is helpful information.

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Amy - posted on 08/02/2013

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Please, if anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them! Its been 3 and a half months with this rash and at both appointments with his pediatrician, she told us it was some rash that starts with a P, I cant remember the name, but its not contagious, no itching, swelling, fever or anything so she told me its a common rash in kids and it just has to go away. And it could take up to 12 wks., but we're going on 4 months.

Amy - posted on 08/02/2013

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Well, he is starting kindergarden this month, so back in April I took him for a full school physical and he also had to get 4 immunizations. About a week and a half or two weeks after I noticed a very faint rash on his back, tummy,upper arm and upper legs. It does not itch, or bother him, and cant even hardly see it until he gets hot. He still has it and we've been to the doctor twice about it.

Chantelle - posted on 01/04/2013

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Please Please help me!!!! My son has started a rash at 7 months and the first doc. said it was ring warm so put this crm on, Didnt think it was ring warm so went to a different doc. they said its fine it will go away, Okay im getting pretty upset about this time.....So i go to another doc. and they wanted me to see a specialist in fargo, so they told me he has exzema so put this crm on him and come back in a month and we will up dose is crm. That crm was a stariod crm...Doing some research this crm isnt good to use anyway on a baby. Okay im just so mad now so then i was doing some more research and getting a blood test done would be the best. Made a apt. with a doc. gave him a 1500 dollar test done with his blood and they said it does 7 different test...Waited for about 3 weeks and we got the papers back. The papers said that my son is very high on kamut and gluten didnt go over nothing with us so called and he said our son has to be on a gluten free diet...so now its more of a problem...Stressed out..... So we went gluten free...Now after he has been on gluten free his rash is worse then ever.. Rash on chin, cheek, and under one eye, chest and little on tummy, it dont itch or bother him... Doing some more research and im thinking hes allergic to dust, pet dander.. We gave him a wheat bread with peanut butter and never broke out, that nite we gave him a pizza that was not gluten free and he didnt brake out..With all this research i think we should get a selvia, skin and stool test done....PLEASE HELP!!!!!!! Our son is now 17 months old...before i forget when we did feed him gluten free he seems very crabby and up all nite crying........! I hope some one can please help us or where to go.... Thanks

Jodi - posted on 09/30/2010

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I just posted my own conversation earlier. My son was on amoxicilyn for an ear infection and 3 days later started running a high fever. On the third day (Monday) I took him back to the Dr. He chalked it up to a virus. Next day my son broke out in a rash all over. The Dr said it may be a viral rash. The day after that it was all over him and in patches. He was itching and miserable. I called the Dr and they determined it to be an allergic reaction to the amoxicillyn.

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hello everybody, my son was suffering with the rush since he was 3 month old. i took him to doctor and they said this was a atopic dermatites. it looks like a round patches of really dry scin mostly on his back, tummy, and back of his knees. so they advised me to cut off all dairy prodacts and switch to gluten free stuff. and this helped me to clear it all up. and there is a very good cream called Elidel. it is not hormonal and really works fast. for this tipe of rush.

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Heat rash, excema and diaper rash are the three we've been dealing with. I've used Aveeno creams, wash and even the bath soak and they work great. Make sure its nothing like dust mites or bed bugs too. I know those are running rampant through the country. Kids can bring in the weirdest things just being over someone else's house for a playdate or whatever. Are there any foods she's eating that might cause this? My daughter gets horrific diaper rash from oranges and tomato sauce per the acidic levels. Just throwing it out there. Good luck!

Adrienne - posted on 09/17/2010

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it could be eczema or quite possibly a yeast infection. My daughter too started out with just a rash and we took a whole pile of stuff away from her (that she was eating) and still nothing changed. It turned out to a yeast infection. I would take her in to get it checked out. Don't prolong it, either way no matter what it is they will get you the prescription needed to clear it up.
Good luck

Samantha - posted on 09/17/2010

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My Son got a rash called hand, foot, mouth disease. Not to be confused with foot and mouth disease that you can get from petting zoos. He got it when he had a play date with a little girl who attended a daycare(my son doesn't). Not to disparage those who do, but the doctor said it was basically a daycare illness...spreads like wildfire and may not even show symptoms other than little blisters on feet, but could involve fever, irritability, etc.
I had never heard of such a thing...but it was fine, ran it's course and we avoided public while he had it to not share it.

Calista - posted on 09/11/2010

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My son breaks out in a rash the day after we put regular sunscreen on him, so we now use organic sunscreen. I think there's a chemical in the regular sunscreen that doesn't allow his pores to breath.

Danielle - posted on 09/11/2010

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Hi, my son had a rash that was also caused by a viral infection. He took an oral medication as well but the one thing that helped the most was we put him on a diet. Certain foods like airy products and eggs helped the virus to spread. As soon as we stopped giving him these things the rash cleared up!

Melissa - posted on 09/10/2010

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could be just heat bumps?? my son got them really bad this summer. but with rashes is always good to ask your doctor because there are so many different kids of rashes. good luck!!

Lorraine - posted on 09/09/2010

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hiya my daughter has had two horrid rashes all over her body and the first one was diagnosed as a viral infection and she was given some oral medicine which cleared it up in two days. The second time the doctors didn;t seem to know what it was so I gave her the same medicine again and she was fine within two days. Grass can also cause rashes.

April - posted on 09/09/2010

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Scabies has been going around the daycares and schools....They misdiagnosed my son for a month before we realized he was just having an allergic reaction to scabies....

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Hiya I have had lots of different rashes with Bella. She had shocking rashes on her face which I put down to teething and then she developed eczema on her neck, back tummy and hands! I use the aqueous cream in the bath instead of soap and have Lemnis Fatty cream for trouble spots which works very well! I'm sure I could get rid of a whole heap of rashes by changing her diet but we all know how fussy toddlers are so I havent dared change that!
I also agree that weather causes rashes, especially the wind and also sun causes prickly heat which is a nasty itchy rash! Gosh that sounds like lots aye? I just think my daughters skin is looking good when she breaks out with something new! Good luck in the elimination process!

Jennifer - posted on 09/06/2010

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There are different rashes that develop from most silliest things. Sometimes it could just be the weather change, or even an allergy that has just developed. I know the best thing to do is to just keep their skin moisturized. Bennetts Aqueous drops that you put in their bath water is one way, or even baby oil. If that doesn't help over time, seek medical attention, as it could be hay-fever. My daughter has that and gets bad eczema.

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