my baby has a rash :-(

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my baby has a rash :-(

We had to take my little man to the doctor today. He's had quite a rash for a few weeks now. My girls both had the same issue, but I had forgotten about some of the treatments I needed to do. I also wanted to make sure itw was nothing bad going on. He had immunizations last week, it's been pretty hot lately (could have been heat rash), or any number of allergic reactions. He has a pretty bad yeast infection in the diaper area, under his chin, and in his armpits. I've been using an anti-fungal cream for several days now, but the doctor said it was time to add hydrocortizone to the regimen... along with lots of naked time, we have to switch to disposable diapers for now, and we have to use a cool hair dryer to dry him off after every change. PHEW! I really hope this goes away before DH has shoulder surgery next Wednesday! I won't have much help for at least a few weeks, and things need to be running as smooth as possible by then.

Oh... and at 14 weeks, Eli weighs 15 pounds. Smile My little chunky monkey! Smile

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Poor guy. I hope he gets better soon and so you get a break from it too!

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I hope it clears up soon!

Have to love the chunky monkeys!! Emma is one too!

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After 1.5 days of treatment, little man is probably 75% better! It's amazing how much difference hydrocortizone can make! So happy his little rear end isn't so raw and painful!

On the other hand, I am just annoyed/amused/amazed/etc. that I posted on FB that I knew what my son's problem was, we had already been to the doctor, and my girls both had the same problem on a regular basis when they were in diapers... and like 10 people felt the need to give me advice on what kind of rash treatment to use. What they didn't bother to notice is that I never asked for advice, because I knew exactly what he needed, and all their suggestions would have actually made the condition worse. People must have a hard time remembering this isn't my first rodeo.. Blum 3 Oh well... at least I'm almost done with it this time around. If he's like his sisters, he have it several more times, sadly. Sad

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Yah for hydrocortizone!! We are also having success from it. I was talking to my mum, and telling her that Heidi kept grabbing at her ear and that I was worried about an ear infection. She is acting completely normally, but since we are flying in a couple days, I didn't want to find out about the infection at 30000 feet!! Soo, I was going to make a doctor's appointment, but my mum suggested that maybe she was itchy from the cradle cap. So I looked it up (Dr. Google of course) and cradle cap isn't supposed to be itchy. So I looked more closely at her scalp and she has a patch of eczema at the back of her neck, I just never noticed it because her mullet completely covers it. So, I put on a bit of hydrocortizone and it is already looking less red after only a couple of hours. Poor baby was trying to scratch, but her arms aren't long enough to reach the back of her head..... oh these cute little out of proportion arms. My daughter gets such a kick out of the fact that Heidi can't reach the top of her head!!!!

Glad to hear that your rash is clearing up!

Heather

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Awww Heather! Poor baby! One of my friends has a son who was scratching his cheek REALLY BAD, and I'm pretty sure that's what he had going on. I hate not knowing exactly what to do, and that they can't fully express themselves! Sad Hopefully the hydrocortizone fixed you guys up too!! Smile

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I'm so glad that its clearing up fast! Poor guy.

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I'm late replying, but glad things were improving... is he back in his cloth? yeast in cloth is a nightmare! I had it with DS and it took forever to get rid of it - finally a couple of bleach washes were the only thing that killed it... blah...