My 4 year old has extremely dry skin please help...i have tried several things nothing is working

Linette - posted on 01/04/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




Please help.......I have a 4 year old boy, I am very concerned about his skin. This has been going on for about a week and a half and is getting worse. He started out with like a bumpy rash on the back of his arms so I was thinking dry skin. I was using Johnson's baby lotion every evening after his bath. Now it is on his face but has a darker red coarse appearance he screams out in pain when i apply lotion to his face or his arms, now its on his buttocks and also has the dark red appearance. I have tried desitin on his bottom, baby lotion, sss bath oil from avon, neosporin. I dont know what else to do to help his skin it is so painful for him. This morning I noticed his belly area and chest is starting with like a light speckled rash and when I put lotion on it ,he screamed that it hurts..ANY IDEAS PLEASE.........


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Jodi - posted on 01/04/2013




Get him to a doctor!!! If he is screaming in pain, and his rash is spreading, this is more than just dry skin. I can't tell you what it might be, it could be any number of things, but pain is the body's way of telling you something is wrong. Listen to it. Take him to see a doctor ASAP.

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I Never Use Johnson's On My Son Purely Because Of That Reason Your Explaining, There's A Lot Of Perfume, Chemicals Inside What Could Cause The Rash On Your Son, I Recommend Seeing A Doctor And Ask For Eczema Cream, It works Brilliant, If Not Try E45 Products As They Have No Perfume Or And Other Ingredients That Inflame The Skin, I Hope This Helps x

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