Marie - posted on 03/11/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
My five month old son started to get cradle cap and exzema around 3 months of age. About four months he got weeping exzema on his cheeks so bad that it oozed and was raw skin....his arms and legs were chapped and very rough and red dotted. Close to his fifth month he still had the red rough dots on his legs and arms and then added his tummy!! It's almost like chicken pocks and also can have characteristics like scarlet fever. His tummy now looks like it's purple'ish red dots that are close together, his arms and legs are just dry rough dots, his cheeks are only slightly oozy and still red and irritated. He is misserable and cries a lot, he is very itchy and tries to itch on everything. We have used lots of stuff, and they only work for a few days and then stop working or get the skin irritated or bubble up. He is on antibiotics (amoxicilen) and I don't see too much of a difference. He is a breast fed baby, and I went off all milk products for almost two months and it didn't effect him either way. I don't have money for a dermatologist at the moment. What do I do?!!! Does anyone know of a dermatologist that does pro-bono? Also, I could get a cream "elidel" but it's not recommended for children under 2 yrs of age. HELP!!!!