Help! My 11 mo. old son has bumps on his legs!

Jennifer - posted on 05/13/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Hi Everyone,



I am reaching out for someone to tell me I am not alone and someone else has experienced this before. A few days ago, I noticed several small, raised bumps on my sons thighs. They weren't red and he didnt seem to pay much attention to them, so I assume they didnt itch or bother him. Today when he woke up from his nap, I noticed that there were more bumps on his legs and a few on his arms. What is this? Anyone else seen it?



(Just a side note: We began introducing whole milk a few weeks ago. He has done great so far. His bottles are 1/2 formula and 1/2 milk now. ) Could this be a milk allergy?



Thanks!



Jennifer

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Elizabeth - posted on 08/17/2013

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Hi everyone

Can someone help me please I have a 5 year and last week he had some like mosquito bites on his leg and I just use some lotion for bites than this week he had some on his back seems like the little red bumps are spreading now he has some on stomach and and arms I took him to the doctor and he told me that it was an allergic reaction I don't know what to think now cause seems like every day he's getting new ones

Thanks

Deborah - posted on 05/19/2009

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I HAVE THE ANSWER! My son (and I) have the same thing. We first noticed it on his face (Dr wasn't sure what it was) - lucky for us I have really sensitive skin too, and I figured out pretty quickly that it was the perfumed Huggies wipes we were using to clean his face after eating, so we switched to the Kirkland unscented brand and his rash all but went away. I get a skin rash from the perfumes and dyes in laundry soap, it's not an instant thing, happens gradually over the course of a few days, and so when my son was coming home from daycare with a rash on his cheeks, where he sleeps face down, and on his belly, I figured out that they use heavily perfumed laundry detergent and fabric softener, so now I bring his own crib sheets (monogrammed by daddy) and blankets and no more rashes. Rash was same as you all describe, small bumps not read or itchy - I get them too, so I knew how to help him. Dreft is REALLY bad - I thought it was gentle and started washing everything for my son and I in dreft right after he was born, took me forever to figure it out (meanwhile, I as itching like crazy) and eventually I broke out in hives, but switching back to perfume and dye free laundry soap and fabric softener has prevented a re-outbreak. I also use Johnson & Johnson Lavendar baby wash for him, because Lavendar is soothing as well as calming, so not an irritant to the skin. When/if his rash gets bad - really red, I use a very small dab of the steroidal cream that was prescribed to me (it's .01% and pharmacist told me up to 10% was ok for children).

Geralyn - posted on 05/17/2009

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Jennifer,



I have a 13 month old son with the same bumps. I took him to a dermatologist who diagnosed it as keratosis pilaris. I have asked three pediatricians, too, who have each said eczema. I think the dermatologist is correct. They are not itchy and they do not bother my son at all. The dermatologist said that there really isn't any cure for it, and prescribed a topical medication to help reduce them... it may halp to make them go away but no guarantees. I have the prescription but I have not used it, because its an acidic solution and I felt that my son was too young to use it. When I do, I may just use a q-tip and apply it right on the bumps instead of rubbing onto his legs. There is no good solution for treatment. It has spread from my son's legs to his chest and back... although his upper body is looking better. He definitely has it on his legs though with no improvement. I do moisturize with cetaphil or aquaphor, which doesn't really help that although its good for his skin. If it were eczema, I would have seen improvement or seen it disappear. Its not ezcema....



A friend of mine had a similar issue and said there was a medication that the ped prescribed. I asked her for the name (I was curious to see if it was the same as my doctor's). I will find out what it was.. She said it helped a lot, and if you use it every day it really helps. It appears that once you stop using it the bumps may return.

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we've been battling a rash on our son for almost 3 weeks now. he has little bumps that are pink or skin colored all over his legs, arms, back, and tummy. we took him in to see the ped 2 times. hives are completely different from little bumps, so i honestly don't think it's an allergy. our ped said it wasn't allergies, bacterial, fungal, viral, or a contagious disease. our son shows absolutely no signs of illness. he finally suggested that we see a dermatologist.

there is a skin condition called "chicken skin" or keratosis pilaris. i specifically asked if my son could get checked for that. it's the only thing i could remotely match to my son's funny rash.

Stephanie - posted on 09/15/2013

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Hi, I noticed the non-colored bumps on my 21-month-old on Thursday (upper left leg), they turned slightly red on Friday, but a few hours after seeing them in the morning, my mother told me they didn't look bad (and she's a concerned grandma who is a COTA and knows a bunch about anatomy and what's cause for concern). I wasn't concerned at first, thinking it was just something new in her environment because she has very sensitive skin. I noticed today (Sunday) that it's spreading up her side (same side as on the leg), going up her armpit and down her arm onto her hand even. It reminds me mostly of goosebumps and acne, so after reading this and someone mentioned keratosis pilaris, I looked into keratosis pilaris. I suggest you look into it and look into what foods your children are eating because basically it sounds like your body is getting too much keratin and I looked up what foods are high in keratin--sweet potatoes is one, something my daughter loves, and then apparently biotin helps your body produce more keratin (what has biotin? Eggs, almonds, bananas... foods that my daughter eats a lot of! Guess what we'll be cutting back on now!)

Hope this helps! Here's the link to the page of foods high in keratin and biotin:

http://www.ehow.com/list_5974998_keratin...

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Rich - posted on 10/06/2013

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you said he was napping. He was probaboy too hot. My son did the same thing tonight, all wrapped up in a fleece blanket and was just really hot. its Like a heat rash,,, hope I helped

Rosalina - posted on 09/14/2013

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if he got needles or something its normal and you can just out ice on it. otherwise if he didn't get needles i reccomend that you get some rash cream from his doctor.

Michelle - posted on 08/26/2013

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What a roler coaster ride!

My 18 month old started with a cough and it turned into a flu.. With her chest then getting inflamed... And her breathing got weezy and coughing persisted! It started all with me taking her to a GP to check her ears.. Due to she pulling on them the whole time... I walked out wit a diagnose of maybe asthma?? A liquid steriod for 3 days... Then a trip to hospital, because the weezyness did not get better... They did a nose swap etc and found she had two virusses... But should finish her antibiotics... Back to hospital for the second time and the DR priscribed ventilin, flexitide and more liquid steriod... A couple of days later a fever started, that i could not break with neurophin or panadol/ combined ( and afer two days i got fed up giving my child just meds and she hardly ate!) back to Dr.. Took xrays, etc and was finally directed to a speciamlist... Who after 45min ( and $410.00 later) could tell me she had a form of wooping cough... Not asthma... Dr's prescribed the wrong antibiotics twice. The specialist gave my child a third dose of anti biotics ( for only 3 days) and painstop night time... She is much better now...BUT with a bumpy red rash on her legs, back, tummy an neck/ chest area! When is enough enough!!!

Jennifer - posted on 05/17/2009

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My son gets skin colored tiny raised bumps on his thies, rear, and sometimes his back. I often don't even notice them unless I run my hand across them. They are not itchy or red at all. I asked his allergist (he has environmental and outdoor allergies) and can't remember what she called them but she said they are basically inconsequential and just to put lotion on them. We use Aveeno for everything (I have skin allergies) and it seems to work. Usually an allergy is red or pinkish and itches, really itches!

Anita - posted on 05/17/2009

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Its most likely a allergy reaction..it shouldnt be the milk seeing that he;s been on it for 2 weeks...When kids go through some growth spurts or teething their immune system isnt 100%...if u are really worried about these bumps and if it seems to get worse then seek a doctor..

Kendyl - posted on 05/14/2009

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my son had the same problem..well and still does. I thought it was an allergic reaction to something as well. Until I realized that Me and his dad both have asthma and i have Eczema. I got him checked out for asthma (he is now 17 months) and it was Eczema. So It could be anything. With you introducing milk to him it could be a slight change within his body making him bump up. My nephew did that and it went away after they took him completely off formula (about 14 months) it also depends on waht formula you are mixing in with it causing a reaction. You wont really know until you experiment with it. You could watch everything he is eating..making a journal to find out the cause.it can be anything if its an allergy from lotions, detergent, fabrics, medications, food, etc. You can even take him completely back on formula for a little bit to find out if its the milk. just some suggestions. good luck!

Manisha - posted on 05/14/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

Help! My 11 mo. old son has bumps on his legs!

Hi Everyone,

I am reaching out for someone to tell me I am not alone and someone else has experienced this before. A few days ago, I noticed several small, raised bumps on my sons thighs. They weren't red and he didnt seem to pay much attention to them, so I assume they didnt itch or bother him. Today when he woke up from his nap, I noticed that there were more bumps on his legs and a few on his arms. What is this? Anyone else seen it?

(Just a side note: We began introducing whole milk a few weeks ago. He has done great so far. His bottles are 1/2 formula and 1/2 milk now. ) Could this be a milk allergy?

Thanks!

Jennifer


 

Connetia - posted on 05/13/2009

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my son had similiar bumps (21/2 yrs at the time). His pedi said it was an alergic reation to something. It wasnt necessary something edible it could be something else, soap, lotion, animals, new food, anything. We thought it was our dog, but he only broke out twice, and it lasted no longer than a week.We would play connect the dots and he thought it was funny. Hope this helps.

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