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21st Dec '12

DS has a rash that looks just like heat rash but I don't know how it could be heat rash, plus, he has been screaming for 3 days straight. No fever, nothing new (food, detergent, etc.) Just a rash covering his entire body and lots of screaming.



Any ideas? Other than the doctor obviously but I doubt he needs antibiotics and I don't know what else they'd be able to do?

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
21st Dec '12

maybe eczema? you could try hydrocortisone cream or ointment

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
21st Dec '12

The doctor might be able to prescribe a cream for it, depending on what it is. Does he scratch it?

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
21st Dec '12

No scratching :( his skin isn't dry at all either, it feels just like regular but bumpy skin, and the bumps are red. DD had eczema and it doesn't look or feel like that. I might take him in anyway but I really don't want to waste my time to hear "let's wait and see."

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
21st Dec '12

Could be insect bites or something.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting Lizplustwo:" Could be insect bites or something. "


What kind of bugs? He would have literally thousands and we all sleep in the same bed and our apartment is tiny, we'd all have them, right?

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
21st Dec '12

Yeah, probably...



How old is he?

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting Lizplustwo:" Yeah, probably... How old is he?"


10 months. He generally cries nonstop anyhow but he has been ultra inconsolable lately. He is a crotchety old man, lol.

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
21st Dec '12

Aww, poor baby :(



Maybe try an oatmeal bath? I use the Aveeno ones for my son when his eczema acts up...even if it's not eczema, it might still be soothing.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
21st Dec '12
Quoting Lizplustwo:" Aww, poor baby :( Maybe try an oatmeal bath? I use the Aveeno ones for my son when his eczema acts up...even if it's not eczema, it might still be soothing. "


I should, thanks. I am always at such a loss with him, he just seems like an unhappy person with a bad temper. Hopefully this helps his immediate discomfort though.

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
28th Dec '12

He had an ear infection, that's why he was crying so much :(. Dr. said the rash is eczema,I guess it can look all different ways which is why it looked nothing like DD's. He literally has it from head to foot ...just popped up all at once practically. Poor baby :(.