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Feb 02, 2009
Jordyn 11/30/04 DX GERD at 1month old
Not Eczema
I know alot of kiddos here have problems with eczema flares. DD has been having trouble with something that I dont believe to be the eczema tho. Her eczma flares are usually little pimple like bumps that get redder as she scratches and get red around. They usually clear up with one of the 3 meds we have for it. She has been getting a rash recently that is big red patches of completly raised areas. They range in size from the size of a milk cap to almost her entire abdomen. The entire area is raised not just the little bumps surounded by red. It seams worse after bath or sleep or getting a "bad food" The last time we were in to see the allergist he said it was a fungal rash but we treated for the fungal and it hasn't improved. Any ideas on what this might be she is so miseralble with the itchies that she sits still less than normal.
Feb 02, 2009
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
The allergist didn't think it was hives? From what you are describing it sounds like what Adriane's hives look like, mine also. She will get huge ones and they are especially bad if I didn't get the tub washed well before she uses it. Have you changed shampoo, detergent, lotion, or meds? I would look at those things first. If this isn't a new thing then it could be that it is something that you have been using and it is just now causing the reaction. Adriane uses the California baby shampoo and body wash for extra sensitive skin and she has been doing great for over a year. I hope you can get it figured out. That does sound miserable! -Amanda
Feb 02, 2009
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Without seeing it, it's hard to say. My dd's eczema always gets worse in the winter due to dry air. Could it be that the eczema is worse and just looks different? Just brainstorming...
Feb 03, 2009
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
That soudns like what Z's excema patches look like...MUCH worse this time of year. They are on his forehead and ususally about the size of a bottlecap or so...raised and scaly...I slather it in Cetaphil lotion all the time...I don't like putting hydrocortisone on his face.
Check with your
doctor first!