Rash? (OT)

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Rash? (OT)

I posted this on my birth board, but I thought I would post it here to just to see if I can get more replies soon.

I noticed a bunch of tiny bumps on Mason's right side this morning. They didn't really look bad, I thought it was probably just dry skin, but when ahead and called the doctor because he did start a medicine 2 days ago. The nurse said it wasn't an allergic reaction because that would be all over and she said it didn't sound like chicken pox. She said it was probably something irritating his skin or dry skin and to scrub him good and put a good adult lotion on(we are using Aqaufor).

Well this evening I checked them again and they seem more red and more spread. He now has some on his neck and left side though they are more spread out.

I tried to look up pictures on google but didn't really find anything that looked the same.

Anyways, here is a couple pictures of his right side.

And just so you can see his beautiful smile:

Any ideas?

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I can't be for sure but it kinda looks like what Alex gets when he is hot. He has a very mild form of eczema and he develops heat rash fairly easily. I put some Aveeno lotion on it and it usually goes away pretty quickly.

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When Kayson was 1 1/2 he got the WORST rash all over his body...I'm uploading pics right now. We took him to the doc and they just said "to watch it". Sad After it got worse they *finally* gave him a steroid shot, but all we could assume was he had an allergy to something. To this day I have no clue what, because he's never gotten it again?? We tried to think of anything he'd eaten or come into contact with but never could think of what caused it. It was sooooo scary.

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Guess I'm not helping much by posting these, but I thought they looked similar to what your son has. I do know that the steroid shot helped right away! I'd call your pediatrician again though, especially if they get worse.

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my guess is that it's a form of eczema. looks like rashes we've had here from time to time.

Kayson's rash looks more red with slightly larger bumps.

is he itching or anything? try the lotion for another day and see if it gets better.

Love his smile!

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Miles has gotten something similar to that a few times, too. Also in just one area instead of all over. Like Gwen, I put some Aveeno lotion on it and it's usually gone by the next day or 2.

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I put Aquafor on it this morning, and DH put it all over him after his bath.

Hopefully it will be better tomorrow. I will definitely watch it and if it gets worse I will call the pedi back.

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My kids have had similar looking rashes before. They both have eczema and are super sensitive to anything that goes on the skin. Has anything changed in the last few days (besides the medicine)? Like using a new soap or lotion or laundry detergent? My other guess would be heat type rash like Nancy suggested. Good luck figuring it out!!! We have had lots of trouble figuring out our kiddo's skin issues and it can be really frustrating!

ETA: Have you used Aquaphor on him before? I ask because one time Lindsay was having a little eczema outbreak and her pedi recommended using Aquaphor or Eucerin. I used Eucerin and smeared it all over her and it made the rash soooo much worse. She turned bright red everywhere like she had been laying in the sun for hours! Turns out she is allergic to one of the ingredients. It was so awful. So anyway, if it keeps looking worse I would discontinue that. We use Aveeno baby lotion with the blue lid.

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I tried to think about if anything was different...but I haven't changed anything. All his laundry is washed with Tide Free which is what I have been using pretty much since he was born. I didn't feed him anything new.

We turned down his heater tonight, in case he is getting too warm at night.

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Journi and Tae get that as well... I think it's also a form of eczema. We use Aquaphor (we have the tub of the uber thick n gooey) as well and it seems to do the trick. We tried Eucerin, but it's too thin and didn't show any improvements. They both get it the worst on their cheeks and neck and when getting too hot, then on the arms and chest as well.

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Was it warmer there today? I get that and so do my kids sometimes when we get too hot...kind of a heat rash.

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Looks like eczema to me too - I get the same type of rash on my arms whenever I use anything different for detergent, soap, etc.

Ditto to what everyone else says, but also make sure to put lotion on it and don't let it dry out- it HURTS when that happens. If it does dry out, put cream on (something with no fragrance) while still DAMP - it won't sting as bad.