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Looks a lot like Eczema to me. I suffer from it as does my dd. Try just plain water in the bath ..we did that for a few weeks when missy had hers pretty bad .. sometimes even the tiniest little thing in the bath stuff can make it worse. Even just squirt some plan old sorbolene into the bath instead til you get to the doc. Hopefully they can get your litte one fixed up asap .. its not a nice thing to have!!
Looks just like it to me too. Both my babes had it very severely. I still use a little pinetarsol in the bath - takes away the itching - and Medihoney Eczema cream topically. The eczema cream is the best of about a dozen I tried and is totally natural with honey, aloe vera and calendula. It is nearly as effective as the cortisone cream the doc may prescribe so give it a go first.
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YEP That is darl! Poor thing! QV is usually what they reccomend I would take bubs to the chemist and they might be able to make you up something or they may give you DERMEZE which is liquid parafin.
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Just wanted to add what works for one won't always work for all. Hopefully you find something straight away but be prepared to go through heaps to find the right lotion or cream that you need!
My son had a rash similar to that when he had an alergic reaction to johnson &johnson products.
Just a thought.
That looks like it to me. Myself and DS suffer from it to.
I bath DS just in water then apply 'dermeze' over his skin to keep in moisturised. When he has a break out the only thing that clears it up is steriod cream.
Maybe you should get a referal to a skin specialist.
:( Looks like it to me too.
What a beautiful bubs you have .
We bath dd in QV have done since she was 6 months old ( when hers flaired up) , .
Don't have water to warm.
Don't have her in the water for too long as this can make the skin loose moisture this is where the QV oil helps put moisture into the skin.
Moisturise bubs within 3 mins of leaving the water .
Don't put to many layers on bubs ,if they get to hot they flair up & tend to be hotter Babes anyway.
You may find some treatments work for a while & then nothing ,or vice versa try something that didn't work in the past.
we were told by the Royal Childrens to stick with QV ,just don't touch their "Flair up ointment /moisturiser" as a few little ones get worse due to being allergic .
also use only moisturisers in a tub , if they are the pump ones they are watered down to make them pump .
Best of luck.
If you've always used the same washing powder. .then it shouldnt be a prblem. . if uve just started a new one that could have caused a flare up also . .
Also . .if ur b/f. .something new u ate might also cause a reaction via ur breast milk
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Your daughter wouldn't have got too hot would she??
Wash her clothes seperate for a week and see if it clears. A reaction like that I wouldn't think would come from bf. Looks like skin contact irritation to me!
hi it looks like how my dd eczema started,
We had a horrid time working out what worked for her ,our dermo told us pinetarsel is no good although a lot of people use it with great results,als j&j are no good to much perfume ,We use ceterfil mosteriser twice a day ,only water in her bath or if dirty we use hamiltions wash,only cotton clothes, i use grated sunlight soap on her clothes(dermo advice)She flairs up when teething, hasn't had enough sleep and is cranky,when she gets to hot and if she eats certin foods.
Good luck Eczema is awful but once you work out what flairs it up it is quite easily controlled.
My dd was covered head to toe in really servre eczema now she just gets it on her hands and feet really.
:hugs: BTW your daughter is beautiful
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Shezi No I didn't mean heat rash I mean eczema as over heating is also a trigger. Another good one is heating always breaks dh out as it dries the skin!
olt oops.. hehe that makes more sense :) well it was still just as bad this morning and we went to the inlaws and she was sick so i took off her singlet and clothes and just put on a loose all in one(forgot to pack spare singlet) and it looks a little better on her tummy.. her shoulder has got a few sores now.. where patches of the dry skin have started looking really red.
would clingy clothes make it worse? thing is she has always worn singlets.. im confused as to why it would start now..
thankyou charlees mum! where could i get grated sunlight soap? a chemist?
thanks heaps everyone for replying! its a huge help.:hugs:
i grate my own :o
thanx for all tips and help. saw the dr tonight and turns out my little girl has a throat infection and he seems to think this is a reaction to the infection trying to get out of her system.
its now spreading to her arms and legs but no where near as bad. will keep yous posted. thanx again.
:hugs: im glad its not eczema :smiliedance:
just in case sunlight from the supermarket:thumbsup:
Shezi - great that it doesn´t appear to be eczema. Be careful of doctors though - some a great, but unfortunately many do not even know how to diagnose something as common as eczema. We went to 3 GPs before we found one who diagnosed our DD eczema and actually gave us some advice on how to manage and a referal to a specialist - she developed hers out of a milk rash that just seemed to spread.
Our DD´s eczema is literally all over her body, from head to toe. We have tried nearly everything we could get our hands on as far as natural products go, but the best advice we got so far is from an allergist:
- As someone else said, what works for one, won´t necessarily work for another.
- There are hundreds of different kinds of eczema and different triggers for it.
- He told us that soap flakes were too gluggy and to use OMO sensitive.
- dress her in only natural fibres - mainly cotton and silk.
- we use 1% hydrocortisone every second day (every day ATM because it is so dry), elidel for big flare ups on her face and a combination of Avene´, Dermaveen and QV products and she is now on Zyrtec liquid drops twice a day, since six mths (under medical supervision).
- We´ve found she is allergic to nuts (through my milk) and has reacted to some foods naturally high in histamine like banana, so I watch my diet while I am still BF.
Best of luck and fingers crossed that clearing up the infection means clearing up the rash.
Oh, also instead of fabric softener, use the same amount of white vinegar - it helps to bring your washing back to the same pH as skin.
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