Esther - posted on 04/28/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
My daughter, Allison, is 17 months old. She started sleeping in her own crib & room when she was almost 14 months old. Shortly after that she started getting bumps, tiny pimples that would manifest into boils. They are only on her legs, right near the diaper but not under the diaper. The 1st one got so bad that we had to take her to the dr to have it drained. The next day, we took her to the er, waited 5 hours for them to lance it, & pack it with packing tape (I don't recommend this to anyone) The day after that we took her back to her dr which referred us to Texas Children's Hospital where she was admitted & had surgery to put in a drain & put her on iv antibiotics. That was January. Since then, we've been battling these things & we don't have a clue where they are coming from. We visited the dr in March & had one drained. Thankfully, it went away quickly, but she still has a mark from it. But, now she has one on her tummy that we had to drain at home (!!!!) that is healing. One came up day before yesterday & it's growing fast. We took her to the dr yesterday because we are extremely concerned. The dr has no idea what it is. He asked if we have pets, but our dog doesn't have fleas. I check all the time. He's never had fleas. I saw spiders in her room, but we sprayed for them & she's still getting the bumps. Poor Alli is gonna have scars from all these things & she's not even 2 yet. Tonight, we found 2 more on her. So, total she has 2 big ones, 1 lil one & 1 that's healing up.
So, my question is.. has anyone had their child get these? She's been sleeping in her own bed since late December & has been getting them ever since. We are gonna change her diapers tomorrow. She's been wearing Pampers Cruisers. Do you think that could be it? It's not under her diaper, just on the tops on her thighs. Until the one on her tummy & tonight we found 2 on her butt. (We just started using the dry max ones on her this week, so it could be that.) Oh, and we only use hypoallergenic soap & lotion on her. I have itchy skin issues, so we know how to deal with that.
This is very scary. First, I know they hurt like heck, Second, she won't take the antibiotic.. we've tried everything..Third, she's so scarred up it's gonna be hard to get her to wear a bathing suit when she's older (Lil girls have such self-esteem issues to begin with)
Please, any ideas? We are desperate.
Oh, and Thanks for reading if you got this far.