Bi-racial children skin care help?

Kisha - posted on 07/21/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I have a bi-racial little girl and lately I have noticed that she has little tiny bumps all over her skin. it's almost as if her skin is just scaly now. Also at times she will have areas that resemble mosquito bites (white center and reddish around it) that show up and go away in different areas of her body. Her cheeks and face also have these bumps and sometimes her cheeks turn red (which could be teething rash) I dont know what it is or what to do to help it. Any suggestions? It doesnt look like the pics of babies with eczema but could it still possibly be eczema? or could it just be baby acne all over her body?

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Sarah - posted on 10/14/2010

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My son is biracial and gets the same thing all over his skin. Its like a reptile and sometimes some of the bumps get infected and get the little white head on them. I have a cream that i use on it when it gets bad, and i have to be really careful about what I use on his skin. I use all natural lotion, shampoo, and soap. None of it is scented. And I use free and clear laundry detergent...everything has no fragrance and it all natural or free and clear. Made a HUGE diff.

Zacharia - posted on 07/31/2009

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My daughter had the some problem since birth. First I would say to change doctors because I know for me I don't take that for an answer. Second it sounds like Eczema (which my daughter had). Her doctor told my to give her and bath in Nutrogena soap and to use Nutrogena lotion. Then the doctor found out she had a food allergy she couldn't eat anything with citrus or anything that had red dye in it.And after that it went away and she hasn't had since. My son had rashes all over his body to and the doctor had to change his formula because he was allergic to it...If she is still of formula you might want to ask the doctor to change her formula because that might be the problem. And if she is eating table food or baby food jsut stop for a while and see if that helps. Hope this helps

Brandy - posted on 07/24/2009

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my daughter had this problem they told me it was heat rash and to just keep her cool. it went on for an entire summer when it started cooling down she started clearing up. idk? if it persists i would say get a second opinion bc if it is eczema she will be miserable without the medicated creme for it. it is common in biracial children. if she acts like it is really irritating or tries to rub on it i would go ahead and take her to a different doctor. because eczema can be so bad it hurts.
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Jane - posted on 07/24/2009

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Hi I have 2 bi-racial children and have always used coco butter on my sons skin, my daughter suffers with eczema due to allergies so get that checked out but I use Oilatum Junior cream and wash her in Oilatum junior bath additive you can buy both from tesco but it is quite expensive so try and get it on perscription from your doctor. Don't use any soap just the bath additive and wash all clothes even yours in a mild detergent such as Fairy. It could be just the cream or soap you are using. Also cream her twice a day once you find a cream that suits. I hope this helps xx Good luck xx

Aisha - posted on 07/24/2009

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Given that you're in AL, could be heat rash. But if not, are you taking her to a white dr or a black one? Unfortunately, with black babies (speaking from experience) it is better to find a black doctor who has been around for a loooong time to take care of your baby. My son's pediatrician has taken care of my cousin who is also 28 years old. They are updated on the books but also have that wisdom that some comes with experience. Also have them check her diet....

Tami - posted on 07/22/2009

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My daughter is also bi-racial, the pediatrician I take her to has told me to use Eucerin Moisturizing Cream.. I used it but seems real oily.. My Mom makes her own lotion and I used it on McKaya and I love it, its cheap to make and you get alot of it.. It's a small jar of equate vaseline, 2 small bottles of equate baby lotion and 2 small jars or vitamine E lotion (fruit of the Earth) I love it and I use it in her hair and it doesnt get fuzzy at all..

Debra - posted on 07/22/2009

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I agree, it could be the products that you are using from detergents to shampoos, to lotions. Many parents don't know it but there are so many personal care and home products that have toxic ingredients and can be either ingested during use ( like some ingredients in toothpasteP or can be easily abosorbed through the skin into the bloodstream ( like ingredients in soaps, creams, lotions, cosmetics, etc.) Why expose our children and others to these poisons when there are other safer, better, and healthier alternatives. Visit my website NewWellness4You.com and livetotalwellness.com/damendoza and see how you can make your home a healthier and safer place for you and your family!

Rachel - posted on 07/22/2009

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That does sound like Eczema, my son who is 4 has that and I have to get special shampoo/bodywash, and some cream to put on the spots that are bad! I went to cool cuts for kids and got his shampoo (little docs) and went to Wal-Mart and got this baby eczema cream with Winnie the Pooh on it(can't remember the name)! He has gotten better with using there products, I hope this helps in some kinda way! : )

Kisha - posted on 07/22/2009

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i have taken her to several doctors and I keep getting "Babies just do that" ----basically I am sick of it. I want a real explanation of what is going on.

Rosland - posted on 07/22/2009

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YOU NEED TO TAKE HER TO THE DOCTOR IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SKIN COLOR HONEY. IF YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT HER HAIR THEN WE HAVE SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT AND PLEASE DON'T PUSH BABY OIL ON HER HAIR...

Michele - posted on 07/21/2009

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It could be heat rash check out with the doctor. The best products for children are at Carol's daughter, Keihls, and Aveda. these products work for everyone but are excellent with children.

Jennifer - posted on 07/21/2009

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Girl you need to change doctors that sounds like eczema and you have to get a medicated lotion if I am not mistaken!!!! My BF little girl is Bi-racial and she has it. It runs in ethnic backgrounds quite often.... Dont be alarmed by it but do take care of it.

Kisha - posted on 07/21/2009

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I agree her race may bot have anything to do with the condition... my cousin has the same skin problem and he's white. it isnt always red. the red blotches that come up are different than the bumps. the bumps are not white heads, not irritated skin by appearence, but when you touch him and my daughter its like touching a reptile like those frogs with the little bitty bumps all over em. The reason I mentioned her ethincity is because there could be different products that work best for her skin type (she not dry and ashy at all... she just has these bumps). The bumps and the red blotches don't appear out of the affect of the other. so that maybe something different. However, the bumps puzzle me because my cousin has it as well and these are the only two children in the family that have ever encountered this.

SHEDONNA - posted on 07/21/2009

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I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU USE A MORE EXPENSIVE LOTION LIKE NIVEA...THAT SHOULD DO. BUT SHE MAY JUST HAVE A BAD DRY SKIN PROBLEM. MY HUBBY IS NOT BI-RACIAL BUT VERY LIGHT COLORED AND HE HAS BLOTCHES THAT APPEAR ON HIS FACE AND HE USES THIS STUFF BY NIVEA CALLED REDNESS AWAY...BUT SHE IS TOO YOUNG FOR THAT. THAT MOISTURIZE HER SKIN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE WITH GOOD LOTION. HER RACE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT, SHE JUST MAY HAE ECZEMA

Kisha - posted on 07/21/2009

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Also, I have asked her doctor what it could be and I got the answer "Babies just do that" frankly I am tired of hearing that phrase. So if any of you have any help please feel free to inform. Thanks

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