dry skin patches??..

Amy - posted on 02/17/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )

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We've started noticing a couple spots on my 4 month old's skin (particularly elbow area and back of his thighs but now it's starting to come around to the front of his thigh(s) as well) that seem to be patches of dry skin??? I'm not really sure how to describe what it is.. just feels kind of rough, dry. Now parts of it (especially on the elbow) have scabbed over. Is this eczema?? Does it sound like something else?? Anyone else experienced this?? I'm hoping and praying nothing is wrong with him!! :'( I hope this won't be an issue he has for his entire life..I'm so worried. Also, it does not seem to bother him whatsoever.

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Janice - posted on 03/05/2014

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I've come across a non-drug product for eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and other dry skin type problems that I have yet to see not work and the best thing is that it's guaranteed to work or a complete refund is provided, even if the bottle is empty. I think the product has been around for almost 20 years. It's just not available in local stores. You have to order it directly from the manufacturer. That's how they keep the costs down. Feel free to contact me if you want the information.

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Janice

Jennifernider - posted on 02/18/2014

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Nothing really we just play longer might not be as bad as u think or it might take a few nights to get used to maybe try switching the products first you might still be able to do bath time every night if switching laundry soap and lotion help

Amy - posted on 02/18/2014

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okay thank you! def going to get some Aveeno products and change up our laundry soap! we do have a pediatrician appt for our son today, so hopefully she can clear everything up and we'll see what she recommends. so what do you ladies do on the nights you don't bathe your kids?? it's part of my little one's bedtime routine every night, so if we change things up to only bathing him every other night, what do i do on the nights he doesn't get a bath? our son KNOWS bath time means bedtime isn't far behind, so I don't want him getting confused now...

Vlesperanza - posted on 02/17/2014

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I am currently going through this same issue. I have changed lotion, bath wash, laundry detergent, and I can see a difference. I have also been bathing my son every other night. Any Aveeno unscented products would be my recommendation.

Jennifernider - posted on 02/17/2014

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It was for my girls I have to bath them every few days and it also helps there is also a aveno baby powder for rashes and eczema etc u can sprinkle it in the tub great product too I would try the laundry saop n lotion n if it still doesn't make a difference maybe try not bathing every night i now it sucks but it really drys out there skin taking away there natural oil

Amy - posted on 02/17/2014

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thanks ladies!

Mary- do you just use regular oatmeal for the oatmeal bath? what's the oatmeal to water ratio for the bath (or is there more to an oatmeal bath than just oatmeal and water?)? And the patches of dry skin he has aren't so much red--just kind of dry and maybe a bit flaky sometimes and doesn't feel smooth when i rub my hands over it. And as far as I know, the patches don't itch/don't bother my son in any way.

Jennifer- Ahhhh I think we may go ahead and change up our laundry soap! The brand we use isn't a popular brand like Tide or anything, but it does say it's for sensitive skin. I suppose the few extra dollars for a more well-known brand might do the trick? I was reading a bit about eczema and it did say that the baby aveno eczema cream worked really well, so we will def be purchasing that. Once the dry patches go away, you don't have to stop using it? And we also bathe our son every evening (it's part of his bedtime routine). Like for example, tonight when he's in the bathtub he gets all soaped up, but tomorrow night when he gets in the bath we don't soap him up--it's more of just relaxing time and part of his bedtime routine. If we changed his bathing to every other day, I'm afraid it's going to screw up his bedtime routine....but, maybe bathing him everyday is part of the issue??? I hope not!

Jennifernider - posted on 02/17/2014

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Both my girls had this I had to change laundrette soap to a more sensitive no chemical, perfume, die it's helps a lot and I use the baby aveno eczema cream it's the best on the market the light blue lid as there's a lot to choses from and I found it really helps clear it up my 2 year old does not have this issue anymore so I am hopping my 8 month old will clear up to and I still use the cream in both it's great stuff I hope this helps best of luck

Mary - posted on 02/17/2014

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The areas and the description make me think maybe psoriasis could b starting.but usually with baby's and small children eczema starts out looking like psoriasis. i am not doctor but i do have a good history with eczema and psoriasis. oatmeal baths are great and i know this may sound weird but the product butt paste for diaper rash also does great for the red itching spots. the zinc in it helps heal the skin. i would say not to worry nothing wrong with baby and maybe call a dermatologist to have a look see. good luck

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