Heather - posted on 12/07/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )
My son has within the last few weeks developed a rash all over him. We took him to the pediatrician last week, she said the rash was either viral or eczema. I had kinda figured it was eczema since I have a few patches on my legs, but he is my first baby and as they say, they don't come with a book of instructions, so we scheduled the visit and my hubby took him after work.
His doctor didn't give him anything for the rash, she said it would clear up on its own. He has it all over his forehead, cheeks, neck, arms, legs, back, and behind. I am giving him oatmeal baths to help relieve the irritation. I'm not bathing him everyday right now either as not to dry out his skin and make it itch worse. After his baths he gets lotioned up from head to toe with Eucerin cream (which I swear by), to protect his skin and keep it from getting dry.
What do I do to get rid of the rash? I can't get in with a dermatologist for a while, so what do I do in the mean time? Let him suffer? I really don't want to use cortisteroids, but if I have to I will. I just don't want him uncomfortable or scarred =[
Any tips, moms?
Thanks a bunch!!