My son keeps breaking out with bumps all over his body and im not sure what to do
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Tonya - posted on 09/02/2013
My 10 year old son has the same problem. His lower legs, feet, and arms are covered in bumps. I thought fleas also but he shares a room with his two brothers and they have no bites. He is a bed wetter and showers every morning and love HOT showers, although I have told him to stop he is at an age where I cant just go in while hes in the shower to check to make sure he has it set at warm. I was thinking maybe eczema? But I guess it could also be an allergy to detergent or soap? I have no clue, I feel awful for him and he is embarrassed to go out in public with it. All my kids had eczema when they where babies.
Sounds like it might be an allergic reaction to food/formula (if you're using milk-based try soy), or maybe your laundry detergent/fabric softener. My daughter was very sensitive to Bounce...went through 4 brands of drier sheets until I found one that worked (turned out the generic one from Wal-Mart was good).
Bonnie - posted on 09/30/2012
I saw that replied to a post before on red bumps all over a ladies sons body. I have the same problem and the dermatologist told me it was fleas. I am not in denial, but it is not fleas. We do have pets but we do not have fleas they are professionaly treated and he is the only one with these bumps. We used to think it was bug bites but Im not sure anymore. This has gone on for yrs with him and one time I counted 78 on his two legs and 48 on his torso and arms. But he never has them on his face and lower arm area. Which makes me think maybe the detergeant, but i dont buy cheap stuff. I have no idea what to do. He scratches them and turn into scabs and hes starting to get scars from them and he's only 9. I don't know what to do. He does have super sensitive skin, always has. He started to wear deoderant and he broke out until I got the hypoallergenic brand, and that works for him. What detergeant and dryer sheets should I use or soap???
Jenise - posted on 12/22/2009
Without knowing further detail..it's hard to know..could be an allergic reaction like the others said, or like my son, he has eczema/sensitive skin. You should check into that and maybe have your son see a dermatologist to determine what the cause is.
Chrissy - posted on 09/16/2009
My 1st baby broke out in what we all thought was Chicken Pox...Turns out he was allergic to Mosquito bites...More than 3 or 4 and he would get chickenpox like bumps all over....They didn't itch him , they just looked like it...And here we thought the Chicken pox vaccine had failed him
Kimberly - posted on 07/13/2009
Has he had any new medications lately? My son broke out in hives after the first time that he used penicillin - a lot of times in babies the allergy doesn't manifest itself until after ending treatment. I'd talk to a pediatrician ASAP.
Good luck! Kim, from justamomha.com
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