My 6 month old has this pinkish round patchy rash on her back, thigh, and tiny bit on face. ???

Missy - posted on 12/11/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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It started out on her thigh, and I thought maybe it was ring worm because we use to have a dog, thought maybe it was from the carpet? Anyway, the whole house is clean and the round rash went away shortly, but then came back with more patches (small) on her back. Now, she has them one on each check and chin. Seems to get worse with heat. I don't know if it is irritated, or allergen to a food, or eczema? She is just now 6 months old, breast fed....anyone know what this could be? She does not itch at it and it does not seem to bother her.

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Brandi - posted on 12/11/2009

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I would bet it's a sensitivity to cold. My son's face is BRIGHT red, He has eczema. He was diagnosed with that at about 15 mos. or so, but before that he had rough, dry skin that sometimes would turn reddish. She may have that. I would try some eucerin on the red patches as it wont hurt her if it's something else, and will probably help a lot if it is the beginnings of eczema. Also, I don't know how often you bathe her, but try spreading it our a little further. I bathe my son every 2-3 days (with quick wipe downs in between). Overbathing can REALLY irritate eczema. Also, if she begins to itch at it, or you find her to be really irritable, try mixing eucerin with hydrocortisone cream and apply it to the red, itchy areas *this works wonders with my son*. good luck. If it gets any worse or persists I would call and talk to one of your dr's. nurses or your dr.

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Stefie - posted on 12/12/2009

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Quoting Sara:

If you introduced a new food it could be an allergy. Has she eaten anything new? My dr said to do the same (new) food alone for a week so that you could tell if they have any reaction to it.


My daughter had something similar and I could not figure it out. It turns out that we had occasionally mixed in the baby food with DHA when we had coupons. She reacted only to the DHA food. I simply stopped giving her those food and was lucky enough to be able to make my own food. I got doctor's okay to give my little girl salmon once she was 9 months old. Until then I ate more sea food (watching the mercury) and kept breast feeding. 

Kevlyn - posted on 12/11/2009

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it sounds just like the rash my three year old has right now...... at first i thought ring worm but then it went away and when it come back it was in more places and seemed to be spreading...to her to the doctor and come to find out it is ring worm... I would take her to the doctor...

Maggie - posted on 12/11/2009

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this sounds similar to a reaction my son had from antibiotics he was on for an ear infection, which started on the trunk and then formed a collar around his neck. it could also be parvovirus (slapped face virus), which is characterized by pink cheeks, but to know if it is that, your child would need a blood test.

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I believe what you are talking about is eczema...I showed it to my son's doctor and they gave me some cream for it..it looked like what you are saying your child has..I would ask the doctor if that is what it was.

Andrea - posted on 12/11/2009

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It sounds like it could be Roseiolia.. Which is just a rash that will apper and then be gone. My kids both get it for time to time.. It last only a few days the longest it has lated on my daughter was a little over a week or so.. My son is 2 years old and Daughter is 8 months.. I also found that if i put lotion on them it out be where ever i had put the lotion on them.. So I now use thing for a more sensitve skin.. Aveeno products I found that the Johnson and Johnsons mild smell would make it worse.. I use items that have no fragrence.. If you are really worried then I would call and speak with your doctor and see if there is some thing else it could be.. Hope this is helpful.. Best Wishes and Take Care

Raynette - posted on 12/11/2009

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it may be eczema, this started with my daughter around 7 months. she still has it and she is 4 yrs old now. it seems to get worse during this time of year when it is cold. my favorite thing to use on it is solid crisco. i know that sound crazy but it is all natural and does not contrail lanolin, which irritates eczma and is found in most lotions.

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If you introduced a new food it could be an allergy. Has she eaten anything new? My dr said to do the same (new) food alone for a week so that you could tell if they have any reaction to it.

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its probally eczema or it might have to do with it being cold outside every winter i get a rash that sound just like what your daughter has an it goes all over my arms back an stomach now i just use lotion an it doesnt go away so i deal but you could probally call her doctor an see if there is some type of cream he/she could give you hope this help

Tam - posted on 12/11/2009

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my babies got pink rashes. dr said it was no big deal.. they mainly got them on their face tho.

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