little Nolan who is year old, has never had a rash anywhere, now he is developing these raised red areas, that obviously itch him, I notice then the most after his bath time. But then they will fade away, and two days later come back again. I don't know what is causing it. ANYONE??

Leavey - posted on 01/11/2009 ( 34 moms have responded )

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he has gotten right around his waist, and below the belly button these raised red areas that seem to be itching him, I bathe Nolan once every two days and use really gentle soap and Aquaphor afterwards, I just wish I knew what was causing these areas to flare up like this.

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Jessica - posted on 02/11/2009

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My six year old has eczema, and I remember that only after bath- time did I ever notice it initially. Then and now, for bath time I rinse often and re-do bath water at least twice while he's still in tub. Generally for all times- I stay away from any products with fragrances, dyes,etc. Also anything with oatmeal (product) works extremley fast and soothing for cure. As well as plain old cheap vasoline. Hope this helped.

Heather - posted on 02/11/2009

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Eczema talk to a doc. about some cream and think about diet too sometimes it can be caused or worsened by diet.

Amber - posted on 02/11/2009

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Definitely infant eczema. My son has it. It flares up after a bath, or when he's been sweating. My dr recommended using lotion constantly, sometimes she prescribes a cream when the flareups are bad enough. I wash his clothes in laundry soap for people with allergies. Free of fragrances. Not Dreft, that still has fragrance in it. even vaseline on the areas helps.

Sandra - posted on 02/11/2009

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Quoting Leavey:

little Nolan who is year old, has never had a rash anywhere, now he is developing these raised red areas, that obviously itch him, I notice then the most after his bath time. But then they will fade away, and two days later come back again. I don't know what is causing it. ANYONE??

he has gotten right around his waist, and below the belly button these raised red areas that seem to be itching him, I bathe Nolan once every two days and use really gentle soap and Aquaphor afterwards, I just wish I knew what was causing these areas to flare up like this.



 



It sounds like it could be contact dermititis.  If you must bathe him every other day try not to use soap in those areas, except  maybe once or twice a week.  Try Baby Dove or Cetaphil for soap.  What type of laundry soap are you using?  Try Purex with no added fabric softeners as well.  I hope this helps!    





 

Candida - posted on 02/10/2009

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Christy - posted on 01/30/2009

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Julie - posted on 01/30/2009

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My daughter had that and we took her to a dermatologist and he said it was eczema but she had it really bad in her scalp as well.It is gone now thanks to the cream he gave me.I put Aveeno on her after her baths to keep her nice and soft and then she is fine.

Amanda - posted on 01/30/2009

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my son started to get those too, whenever he had a bath. what his problem was, was the type of baby shampoo and lotion i was using, switched to different stuff and it went away for good!

Porchia - posted on 01/30/2009

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Just went to the doctor this week about the same issue but my son irritated areas looked like wingworms. I was told that it was psoriasis and he had exzema. She told us to use Eucerin moisturizing creme, costly but it worked and if it  is red and irritated apply cortizone in the area before putting the Eucerin on. It really worked and cleared the areas fast.

Rosanne - posted on 01/30/2009

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Well my sister has twin boys and one has eczema. She read in a magazine to try rubbing the inside of a banana peal on the site , so she tried it and it works that's what she uses when the eczema flares up.

Cindy - posted on 01/28/2009

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Danielle - posted on 01/28/2009

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My son has Eczema really bad on his legs and I had to start using Cetephil bath soap and lotion on him. Also I no longer can use any detergent with dyes or have any smell to them because it gets worse from it. To me is sounds alot like Eczema and if it is just do everything you can to keep him from getting Dry skin in that area. I would Recommend Aquaphor to use on it, the only thing bad about it is that it has kinda a greasy texture to it but it helped my son ALOT!!

Kerensa - posted on 01/28/2009

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do you put anything in his bath?? like Johnson's baby bath I used that with my son and he developed eczema so we stopped using it, or any soap product on his skin??? try just using plain water for a while and see if it still happens?

Judy - posted on 01/25/2009

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Definetly Eczema, I just went to the doctors about the same thing. They will appear and then you will notice them somewhere else. I use Aveeno cream as it is a thick cream not oily. As it is pricy it definetly works. Give it a try. good luck.

Leavey - posted on 01/25/2009

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I just wanted to update that Nolan's rash has gotten so much better, the pediatrician says that it is eczema, so we tried some cortisone cream and aquaphor and after two days, you can barely see any patches and he is not itching anywhere. We also have decreased his baths to once or twice a week, as the pediatrcian said in winter, it will only dry him out more. thanks so much for all of your suggestions.

Jaime - posted on 01/25/2009

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Try aquaphor it works wonders! It relieves itching and softens the skin. It can be found at Walmart, Target, ..and drug stores. It comes in a white-round plastic tub with a dark blue top. Both of my daughters have eczema. The fact that it occurs around bathtime is a huge indicator. Aquaphor will releave outbreaks, but like the other mom's stated you need to find out what is causing it...soap, shampoo...ect. If it appears to be getting worse and persists for prolonged periods of time, I would talk to your Pediatrician on another course of action (topical steroid). Good luck!

Jasmin - posted on 01/25/2009

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It sounds like hives which happens when he is allergic to something,It could be the water or the soap or just something else you're using.The fact that they're coming back at bath time is an indication that it is something to do with that.What you have do is slowly eliminate things by changing everything you do at bath time slowly and seeing what happens.The first thing you change may just make the difference.My son has exzema and it tends not to be raised rather than like a rash,so i thik it may just be an allergy issue.



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My son has had exzema since he was 6 mnoths old and he's now 4 and still gets it. It is worse in Winter, after baths, etc. Use lotion without perfumes, etc. Glaxalbase is good. Also your laundry detergent may trigger it, try switching to a baby laundry soap. It is stressful, for sure, but manageable, just find out what works for your son, trust me, been there. Tried tons of different products, prescribed steroid creams, but now I use herbal remedies at health food stores as I was worried about the steriod creams as I kept having to go for a higher percentage in the cream as it would soon not be so affective. I am currently using a product called Execalm for the past 2 years and it still works great and better than anything else we had tried. Lets all hope our children will end up growing out of it or we figure out what their allergies and triggers are, I have yet to do that. But keep your hin up and keep smiling as life does go on and this is just that, a minor incomvenience. Take care and my thought are with you!

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I was thinking exzema or an allergic reaction or sensitivity too. Maybe the soap, dryness, new clothes, laundry detergent, so many areas to weed out...hope it all clears up for you for good! take care

Anna - posted on 01/24/2009

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It sounds like eczema/atopic dermatitis. My daughter has it but you best take your little one to a dermatologist to make sure. I never use soap products on my daughter and I always put a special moisturizer on her skin after she bathes.

LeighAnn - posted on 01/24/2009

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Sorry, don't lose hope!! BTW, a lot of fungal rashes can look like and often turn out to be eczema. Before you go the antifungal cream route, I would think about asking to try the mild topical steroid route first. It is also a good idea to stay away from lotions, soaps, laundry detergents etc. that have fragrances in it. Dove sensitive soap is good. Also, stay away from fabric softener sheets in his clothes. They stay in the material and irritate the skin. Good luck!

LeighAnn - posted on 01/24/2009

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When bathing, try lukewarm to cool water. The hotter the water, the dryer the skin. After his bath, pat him dry-leaving him a little moist, then apply the Aquaphor. Applying to still moist skin helps absorb better. Many infants develop eczema, then tend to "grow out of it" in their teen years, do don't lose help! If it is really stubborn, I would have your Pedi or a dermatologist prescribe a mild topical steroid!

Leavey - posted on 01/12/2009

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We did get an opinion from the nurse who works at my pediatricians who thinks it may be fungal. She gave us some aquaphor wash and cream and said if it persists thay will need to see him again then likely prescribe , like lotrimin or something.

Kaye - posted on 01/12/2009

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hi my son has same problems he is 4now,the backs of his legs flare up in the summer too,he recently got diagnosed with mild exsthma and now uses oilatum in the bath and aquious cream for after it has worked a treat. it may not be the same case but you should tell your health visitor or gp about it they could help him. hope you get sorted soon k

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my son has exma too - as soon as i stopped using products with sodium laurel sulphate in it cleared up. I had been putting mild steroid cream on twice a day, using the doctor prescribed bath stuff all to no avail.
worth a shot.

Anne - posted on 01/11/2009

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Sounds like eczema / dermatitis. Take him to the doctor who may prescribe special creams for such conditions. My baby (7 months) has this. I don't use any soaps or any "fancy" baby lotions as most aren't good for such sensitive baby skin. The prescribed creams certainly help to clear it up but it's still a recurring problem with my little one.

Bethany - posted on 01/11/2009

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Try bathing him a couple times without soap and see if he has a reaction.  If he doesn't, then it's likely the soap.  Taking baths too often is hard on the skin and using soap too often destroys the protective barrier on our skin.  Try rubbing extra virgin coconut oil on his skin after drying him off after every bath.  You should put some on him everyday.  The coconut oil will also help his body fight off any type of bacterial infection he may come in contact with.

Jodie - posted on 01/11/2009

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Hi Girls,  My son had the similar problems and our doctor advised to put sorbolene with 10% glycerine all over him then bathe or shower him, and after we have dried him we use the sorbolene again, this has worked really well for us and only flares up badly when the really hot days are here in which we were given some cortizone cream.  The other product we use now he is a toddler is the dermaveen range, mainly the shower gel, but this is only what has worked for us but may help you guys and save you spending the money on expensive products.

Jennifer - posted on 01/11/2009

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My son has the same thing and it is eczema he has had it since a infant it gets so bad the it cracks and bleeds . If it getting worse after a bath you may need to use a very mild soap like any oatmeal based soap. And don't use anything with heavy fragrance that will cause a break out. I also found the Vasline Skin problem cream worked the best for moister to stop the itching. Well good luck

User - posted on 01/11/2009

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Did you change anything? Is there a new soap or even a new bottle of the same soap? My son has allergies & gets "rashes" after having something that he is allergic to. Another thought is, did he wear any new clothes that were not washed first in your normal detergent?

Tammy - posted on 01/11/2009

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My nephew developed eczema as an infant and that is how his started.   It is always worse for him after he is bathed. Just an idea.

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