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    This is going to be long so if you hang in there with me, I thank you.

    Ryne has had what looks like small red pimples on his arms and legs for at least a couple months now. It started out with 1 or two of them here and there, nothing to be overly concerned over. I initially thought his skin was reacting to something and thought nothing else of it. They didn't seem to bother him, no itching, no peeling or dry skin, no fever, no vomiting, etc. He basically has no other symptoms. Fast forward to a couple weeks ago when I notice there seem to be more and more of them. They are spreading to his legs, his back, belly and chest. I call and made an appt with the pedi. I go in yesterday, my pedi is on vacation until next week but the other doc in the office looked him over. She has no idea what it could be but told me to put cortizone cream on it for the next week and if it doesn't improve then I have to take him back and see my pedi who may have some different ideas of what it is. So I have been putting the cortizone on him and today I noticed on his armpits and underneath his arms he now has what looks like HUGE hives but they are not raised if you run your finger over them. Could it have been the cortizone burned his skin?

    Here is a pic of what made me take him to the doc in the first place



    and here is after cortizone cream



    I am really scared and have course been googling which I know you shouldn't do...I am just wondering if I should make another appt with the pedi even though she didn't know what they were anyways? or should I take him to the ER?
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    Your first pic looks a lot like what my dd's arms look like, she has really sensitive skin so she gets "rashes" a lot- the cortizone cream is really great for it- it's what I use for her. Not sure what to say about the 2nd pic though. It really does look like a reaction to something.

    Me personally, I wouldn't be too worried about it, but if you are, then you should do what you feel is right.

    I'll see if I can get my dd to sit still long enough to take a pic of her arm- to compare.
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    Maybe call the doctors office and explain that the cortizone seems to have made it worse and see what they say?


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    Sorry, this is the best I could get, this is my dd's upper arm, but it's basically a bunch of little pimples. One thing I would suggest if you haven't already is get laundry detergent and fabric softeners without anything added fragrances, etc and see if that helps at all as well.
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    have there been Any new food lately? Has she had an vaccines recently? change in laundry detergent? Eli gets little bumps all the time, he has such sensitive skin. I wouldn't worry about it, unless they were bleeding and or she has a fever. I wouldn't take her in to the ER for this. If you're really concerned i would do what pp said and call the office and speak to the doctor or an advice nurse and explain what happened. They may want you to come in so they can look at it. they may just tell you not to worry about it, and to look for certain signs that warrant you bringing her back in.

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    Patrick is allergic to something, what we don't know. We've tracked so many different things but we can't track it down. He's always got hives but they don't bother him. Try some baby claritin for a few days. Those seem to dry them out, even the ones that aren't raised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Mel~ View Post
    Sorry, this is the best I could get, this is my dd's upper arm, but it's basically a bunch of little pimples. One thing I would suggest if you haven't already is get laundry detergent and fabric softeners without anything added fragrances, etc and see if that helps at all as well.
    that is pretty much what his looks like except the cortizone doesn't seem to do much for it. Do I have to use it regularly? I just started last night so maybe thats why I don't see any change yet? Right now I use All free and clear...maybe I should just use dreft? I and always have washed his clothes right along with ours with the all...maybe i should start seperating?
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    I'd start seperating the clothes at least for a little while to see if it helps.

    If the red spots keep getting worse from the cream, I'd discontinue it until you see your normal ped. I wouldn't worry about going in until he normal ped returns though. Claratine/loratidine is great for allergies. We use it for Andrea and the ped. said it was okay. I try and give her 1/4 of an adult tablet. I didn't even know that they had a children's version though.
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    Could they be bug bites? Do you have animals in the house? They look kind of like flea bites to me... Just thinking outloud


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    Quote Originally Posted by mscstephens View Post
    Could they be bug bites? Do you have animals in the house? They look kind of like flea bites to me... Just thinking outloud
    Thats what I thought at first too but then realized that no we don't have any pets and while we do rent so it would be possible that somebody before us had pets...but my dh and i would have them, even the pedi said the same thing, we should have them right around our ankles and neither of us do so nope not that either.
    I really do think he just has sensitive skin, my MIL told me DH had EXTREMELY sensitive skin as a child. I am hoping thats all it is, I keep replaying all the bad scenarios from googling in my head.
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