Posted in Allergies & Asthma, Babies

My son 61/2 mo has been having issues with rosacea it especially gets worse after taking a bath. The pictures that are attached are at the worst. My pediatrician recomemded using 1% hydrocortisone cream when it gets bad and to use CerVe baby lotion on the norm but this condition isnt getting better... when we address the issue to him in office it doesnt look as bad as this... it comes in waves like i said it is horrible a few hours after baths.. my lo isnt bothered by it he just wants to scratch!! CHANGING HIM IS THE WORST!! 😭 Ive reached the point where i try to hold off on baths for as long as possible to avoid this terrible rash 😣... Anyone going through this?? Have suggestions?? Should i take him to a Dermatologist?? Thank you!!

  • Juli
    Apr 15, 2018

    That looks more like eczema. The little guy I watch gets it that bad too. We use Aveno eczema therapy nighttime balm and aveno oatmeal bath. Both really really help! Use the balm all throughout the day but especially after baths and before naps/bed time

  • Haley
    Apr 15, 2018

    Triple cream- pricy but so worth it(not triple paste- same company and paste is awesome for diaper rash) but you want the cream

  • Tiff
    Apr 16, 2018

    My little girl had this as well. She has eczema. I took her to a dermatologist and they prescribed her an ointment for the body and scalp which helped IMMEDIATELY. She only had to use it for a week and her skin has remained clear. They also said to use cortisone ointment for the face, not cream.

  • Jennifer
    Apr 16, 2018

    I know this is going to sounds crazy, but I do this for myself and my 2 children. We don’t use soap. There is a wash cloth from Norwex that is made specifically to not use soap. I don’t sell these so it’s hard for me to explain. However, I have been using these for 5 months and everyone seems happy and no breakouts

  • Melissa
    Apr 16, 2018

    Make an appt with a dermatologist and in the meantime, the Mustela Stelatopia line is for eczema and it works great... they have a bath oil u can use instead of soap and they have a balm amongst other items.

  • Alison
    Apr 16, 2018

    Not to go against your doctor’s diagnosis but it looks like possibly eczema. My son had it. I personally use most products for eczema by Aveeno and Eucerin such as theboatmeal bath and cream. I also like Burt’s Bees baby oil after baths as another option. Turns out my son has a mild egg allergy and there’s a correlation to eczema and allergies so you may want to see an allergist or dermatologist. My doctor prescribed an amazing ointment for flare ups too. Oh, and make sure the bath is on the milder side...too warm can be bad. Maybe also try a different bath regimen, such as if you’re bathing him daily then do it every 2-3 days, etc but our allergist actually recommended daily and applying cream or oil afterwards to lock in the moisture. Once we’ve figured this all out he hasn’t had flares ups in months, maybe even a year! Good luck!!

  • Anonymous
    Apr 16, 2018

    My 8mo niece had eczema and my sister applied coconut oil religiously and it cleared it up. Try that!

  • Mikaela
    Apr 16, 2018

    My son would have similar flare ups- out pediatrician recommended coconut oil mixed with 1% hydrocortisone cream within 3 minutes of drying off (she explained that the skin begins to dry out within 3 minutes of being exposed to water). It took a couple weeks to help but he has no issues anymore.

  • anonymous mom
    Apr 16, 2018

    Aww your son is adorable !! You should try to get in to see a’s possible he has eczema....a dermatologist will be able to help give better guidance!!!

  • JJ
    Apr 16, 2018

    My kiddo gets something similar but it’s eczema for her. We don’t do baths super often, but when we do, Dove baby sensitive skin soap works great and then we use Eucerin baby eczema lotion on her. The thicker and pastier the lotion the better it works.

  • CJN
    Apr 16, 2018

    Thanks everyone yea i ment eczema 🤦‍♀️i had a moment lol but thanks for all your advice really helpful!

  • Anne
    Apr 16, 2018

    I'm surprised the pediatrician didn't prescribe a steroid cream for this. My youngest had it and hydrocortisone wasn't strong enough. With the right cream it was able to heal and it stopped the outbreak.

  • Victoria
    Apr 16, 2018

    Looks like eczema, my son has it that bad when the weather changes . Doctor said to use that aveno bath soap and be gEntle on the skin also don’t use bubbles for the bath or any of those bath crayons

  • Katia
    Apr 17, 2018

    Our little girl has eczema and had patches just like those on her body. We use Aveeno balm and nighttime bath wash. Her rash has completely gone. I use the balm multiple times a day all over her body and face and our bath schedule is Tuesday, Thursday Sunday only. Btw your kiddo is adorable!! Good luck.

  • Lindsay
    Apr 17, 2018

    What a cute kiddo! I’m sorry he and you are going through his. I agree with others, the red patches look more like eczema or psoriasis. Rosacea is usually found on the face. You should see a dermatologist for a diagnosis, but try to avoid using the prescription steroid topical creams if possible , they come with side effects. Also, consider getting your water tested. There might be something in your water supply that is causing these breakouts. He could be allergic to fluoride ( a lot of cities add this to their water supply), or there could be trace amounts of lead or copper in your water ( if your house has old pipes).

  • Pamela
    Apr 22, 2018

    I agree with the dermatologist recommendation. Also keep a food journal for you and him if breast feeding. Switching to soy or almond milk could help. My son was sensitive to milk products but outgrew it. If it gets worse every time you eat a particular food you can modify your diet or switch to formula. If on formula, soy formula switch could help, etc.

  • Sara
    Apr 27, 2018

    Some great ideas above. Also consider trying a ph neutral bath soap.

  • Torr
    May 22, 2018

    Does your son have any allergies to foods? As this can cause eczema. If not have you tried to change the soap you are using?