Posted in Allergies & Asthma, Child's Health, Toddlers

Big rash?

Anonymous

I call his doc and explain best I could on this rash. They think it’s his eczema. So they said if it spreads come in if not it’s that. Give him 1.5 Benadryl and rub Vaseline all over him..... idk this seem so much. Has anybody eczema gotten this bad. He’s only 17 months...... it’s also on his chest area.

  • Cheryl
    Feb 21

    That’s definitely eczema. My husband is 22 and still gets it EVERYWHERE, especially his legs. When is gets really bad, that’s what it looks like. Make sure he’s constantly moisturized. Aquafor does wonders. Vaseline is just Vaseline

  • becky
    Feb 21

    Both my kids had this. Make sure to stop using anything with perfumes. Aveeno oatmeal lotions and soap s work wonders. They also have an excema lotion. Also tryo to limit bathing to every other day. If the baby is itching at it I would bring him to the doctor before it gets worse.

  • Kelly
    Feb 21

    I’d recommend an appointment with a dermatologist if it gets any worse or comes back. My son has eczema and with treatment (including bleach baths, cortisone and lotion/cream (CetaPhil) he’s doing much better. Bad eczema is miserable and can also lead to scaring and infections (from scratching).

  • Erin
    Feb 22

    So my 15month old, & my husband have eczema...since I stopped using dryer sheets & switched to wool dryer balls their skin has improved dramatically...my husband is showing no signs & my LO is having no flare ups. Something to think about:)

  • Amy
    Feb 22

    Both my 1 year LO and husband have eczema. I’ve switched to having him use baby versions of lotion since the skin deep rating on ewg.org is 1 or 2. We use aveeno baby for him. For LO, we use cetaphil with calendula throughout the day and Earth mama with lavender at night. We bath her every other day and also use wool dryer balls when drying her clothes. My husband’s eczema flairs up in cold weather and when he eats gluten and peanuts, so we use him as a sort of guide for what may trigger or LO’s flair ups. I still let my LO have bambas, which are the peanut flavored corn puffs from a Trader Joe’s but limit how much she can have. Our soy sauce is tamari, which is gluten free, and we buy gluten free pasta/breads. The only bread my husband can have that isn’t gluten free is Dave’s Killer bread so we give soft small pieces to LO.

  • Amy
    Feb 22

    Our pediatrician also prescribed us triamcinolone acetonide ointment 0.1% which works for our LO.

  • Pat
    Jul 18

    Our 8 month old also has eczema and often scratches till her skin breaks. Where/how to find a local dermatologist who treats infant eczema?