Dry Patches

Riley - posted on 09/29/2013 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old girl has a big dry patch on her little bum(just one side), I also noticed she has one small one on her leg...
What could it be? Any suggestions?
Thank you!
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Cecilia - posted on 09/29/2013

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Try lotion then, and maybe change soaps to something a bit less harsh to help out too. If it doesn't go away in about a weeks time with lotion, call your doctor and have them look at it.

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Nick you might want to post this as a seperate question so people can respond to it seperately. Don't panic if you child has diaria. You would worry if there is vomitting, fever...What the doctor tells me is to just change the diet and give lots of water. Dry food diet (bread, rice,...), yogurt. no sweets of course, no veges,...

Danicia - posted on 09/30/2013

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my daughterused to get dry patches. she unfortunately got my dry skin so I just changed her lotion to aveeno baby from Johnson and Johnson baby (that stuff does not work!) and they disappeared pretty fast, haven't seen them since! hope this helps, food luck! :)

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My daughter used to get eczema. Doctor prescribed over the counter ointment with cortizone in it. Then I switch to all nature products shampoo, body wash, lotions, and laundary detergents. She does not get them anymore.

Enna - posted on 09/30/2013

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I use vitamin E oil on my daughter and it works great for eczema or dry skin.

Jayne - posted on 09/30/2013

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It could be eczema, dermatitis. See your chemist or doctor they will give you the correct cream for it.

Cecilia - posted on 09/29/2013

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Contact dermatitis can be caused by diapers. It's hard to say because it can look very different depending on the allergy. If you think the diapers might be the problem feel free to switch for now and switch back after it's healed to see if it comes right back.

Cecilia - posted on 09/29/2013

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Oh there is a lotion called "yes to carrots" If you can find it, it is a really good lotion. They do have a baby lotion also but I use the adult strength intense repair on my kids when they get a bit dry. Natural ingredients with minimum processing so it won't hurt a baby even using adult lotion on them.

Cecilia - posted on 09/29/2013

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If it's thick, scabby like and red it could be eczema.
If it's red blister like, it could be a few things. One is contact dermatitis. Basically a skin allergy. (poison Ivy is contact dermatitis) Many things can cause it. My daughter gets it from fake lemon flavor.
Another thing it could be with blister like marks is impetigo. Impetigo is infectious so you would need to get her on antibiotics as soon as you can. You can google images of these 3 to see if that's what it is.

If it's just a dry patch, then make sure she drinks water( does wonders for the skin) and put some lotion on it if you wish. Tons of baby lotions out there but personally I've found nothing better than Aveno for babies.

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