User - posted on 01/02/2009 ( 32 moms have responded )
My son is seven months old and for three months now has been getting a severe rash on his left cheek. it starts as a irritated red rash then starts to have small blisters, weeps, then starts to heal. Ive been to the doctor four-five times and each time they tell me something different. Ive been told that it was a yeast rash, then empetigo, then yeast and empetigo. They gave me a cream for the empetigo, which works after a while but the rash still comes back! I was wondering if there were any other moms who experienced something similar? I thought it might be food allergy and stopped giving him gerber. I gave him formula milk, like always, then slowly started introducing the gerber and cereals again. It didnt help. Then I thought maybe it was a contact allergy and watched everything he touched on that side of his face. The only thing he touches is his play mat and my shirt when hes feeding. Im going to make an appointment with a dermatologist but in the meantime, do you have any ideas on what it might be?