my sons rash

Crystal - posted on 02/18/2014 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My son is a yr old and has a rash doc says its eczema. I dont think it is all eczema. He has a couple blister like bumps on head and neck. His hands get bright red with bumps. It all started when he was on antibiotics and whole milk. He also started having diarrhea so we stopped milk and went to 2% and still diarrhea so he is on almond milk. Still diarrhea. Im so frustrated! Any ideas?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/18/2014

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well, I've never heard of that particular reaction to lactose, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen...the diarrhea is an indicator that tummy isn't happy with something. The rash, though...that could be something ingested, or something he comes in contact with in a daily routine.

Start a log of EVERYTHING. No matter how trivial, note it. After a couple of days, you may start to see a pattern emerge.

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Lucy - posted on 02/21/2014

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GP's regularly get confused with skin conditions and just blame eczema or psoriasis before considering anything else - could take bub for allergy testing if he isn't too young? Or try goats milk/lactose free - then it is lactose and nut free?

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/18/2014

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Yes, if he's having a reaction, or if he's got eczema, then he will have triggers. What you need to figure out is what will cause that to flare, and then limit his exposure

Crystal - posted on 02/18/2014

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Sorry to sound confusing.....its just one doc said eczema another said no. So im like what is it. His hand has a rash but gets really red sometimes...I think only when something triggers it. If that makes sense? His face too

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/18/2014

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If he said eczema, and that something is causing it to flare up, I'd take the child to a dermatologist, and find out what recommendations are.

Crystal - posted on 02/18/2014

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He said eczema......then that something can be causing ot to flare. I thought maybe the. Even the Almond milk?

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/18/2014

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You said in your OP that the doctor said it was eczema. So, did he say it was a rash, or did he say it was eczema? Because there are many forms of eczema, and some forms do have blister like bumps...

Crystal - posted on 02/18/2014

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No doc just keeps saying just a rash! I feel its more and the blister bumps dont loom like eczema.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/18/2014

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It sounds like either eczema or an allergic reaction. Been to a dermatologist?

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