My son is very fair. He gets it from my side (we're Irish). In the past few weeks he has developed chapped cheeks and a patch on his chin that do not heal. I put sunscreen on my son whenever we go out; it's the same kind as we used last year with no problems. Do I take my son to a dermatologist?
eczema maybe? rty getting a eczema cream for babies and try that for a week and see what that does i just bought some i noticed some really dry patches on my little girl
I took him to the doctor today and she said to try low-dose cortisone for a week; she thinks it's just dry skin. I don't know though--just did the first application, and my son was acting like it stung, which I don't think is a normal reaction to what is essentially itch cream? Especially since the skin isn't broken. We'll see how it goes...
how's it doing now? did the cream help calm it down and clear it up?
The jury's still out, since we quit using the brand I had on hand for a few days when my son was complaining. We just started up again with Aveeno's cortisone cream. My son said it didn't sting but he doesn't like the smell, lol! I'm going to be diligent for the next few days about applying twice a day and hope that clears it up. I'll give another update then :)
yah i got cortisone for her eczema it cleared it up but it does sting a little..its not for itch it is effective also try neosporin or baby eczema cream i saw results the next day with that and it is natural
yes they have special meds for that , i had it when i was younger and it went away when i hit puberty
Did they culture it where the swab it and test it? They need to. It isn't staph or 5th disease? I believe my daughter was on triamcinolone for dryness and itching...this was 3 1/2 years ago.
No, the doctor just looked at it with a light and magnifying glass and felt it. I've been doing the cortisone pretty consistently now for a few days, and it's a little better, but not as much as I would hope. I'm giving it the weekend, then calling the doctor on Monday. I've also been applying sunscreen daily and I'm wondering if that is interfering.