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...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
1st Feb '13

1% hydrocordizone is over the counter and as cheap as $1 at walmart pharmacy's. thats what we use and it works wonders for dd's exzema

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 5196 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting Krystie321:" 1% hydrocordizone is over the counter and as cheap as $1 at walmart pharmacy's. thats what we use and it works wonders for dd's exzema"


I'm not sure if i could get that in the UK I'll get my boyfriend to have a look on his way home work tonight.
Living the middle of know where with no shops is awfull when you have babies! lol. x

Spidermans Mommy 4 kids; Ohio 4430 posts
1st Feb '13

That's eczema. My son had it when he was a baby and it looked exactly like that. If it's crusting yellow, however, it's probably infected with impetigo. You need to get him to the doctor for a cream for the impetigo, and hydrocortisone for the eczema.

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1556 posts
1st Feb '13

If that does not work I would take him to the doctor and ask that they prescribe Triamcinalone. That is what I have to use on my boys and it is amazing.

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 5196 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting Spidermans♥Mommy:" That's eczema. My son had it when he was a baby and it looked exactly like that. If it's crusting yellow, ... [snip!] ... infected with impetigo. You need to get him to the doctor for a cream for the impetigo, and hydrocortisone for the eczema."


that would makes sense, he has eczema everywhere else on him the poor boy.
whats impetigo? i can't get him to the docters untill monday. x

Spidermans Mommy 4 kids; Ohio 4430 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting Dexter's Mummy!:" that would makes sense, he has eczema everywhere else hi the poor boy. whats impetigo? i can't get him to the docters untill monday. x"


It's a skin infection. My son had it as a baby, because his eczema got infected. It smells REALLY foul...have you noticed a smell coming from his ear area?

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 5196 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting Spidermans♥Mommy:" It's a skin infection. My son had it as a baby, because his eczema got infected. It smells REALLY foul...have you noticed a smell coming from his ear area?"


no there's no smell at all. x

Spidermans Mommy 4 kids; Ohio 4430 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting Dexter's Mummy!:" no there's no smell at all. x"



That's good. It may not be infected yet. For now, I would just keep using hydrocortisone on it, that may clear it up. If it doesn't, however, then I would take him to the doctor next week.

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 5196 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting Spidermans♥Mommy:" That's good. It may not be infected yet. For now, I would just keep using hydrocortisone on it, that may clear it up. If it doesn't, however, then I would take him to the doctor next week."


Cheers love, i'll keep any eye on it. Luckily my sisters a nurse in A&E so if it does start smelling or whatever over the weekend i'll take him to her and see if she can sort something for him. That's a last resort though, I know how busy them poor nurses are. :) x

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting Dexter's Mummy!:" yea, this is what my sister said last night. would the a&d help if it is that you reckon? xx"



You need to use an over the counter yest med like monistat or lotrimin af.

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1556 posts
1st Feb '13

If it's impetigo it is EXTREMELY contagious and you should take him as soon as possible.

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 5196 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting ~mama~:" If it's impetigo it is EXTREMELY contagious and you should take him as soon as possible. "


but how do i know if it's impetigo? lol. It don't smell or anything. And it's been yellow and crusty since it showed up a couple weeks ago. x

~mama~ 4 kids; Susanville, CA, United States 1556 posts
1st Feb '13
  • Red sores that quickly rupture, ooze for a few days and then form a yellowish-brown crust
  • Itching
  • Painless, fluid-filled blisters
  • In the more serious form, painful fluid- or pus-filled sores that turn into deep ulcers
[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 5196 posts
1st Feb '13
Quoting ~mama~:" Red sores that quickly rupture, ooze for a few days and then form a yellowish-brown crustItchingPainless, ... [snip!] ... fluid-filled blistersIn the more serious form, painful fluid- or pus-filled sores that turn into deep ulcers"


this only thing his got on that list is the yellowy crust... and the only time it bothered him is when i wash it. there's no puss or blisters.

Jason Nancy McIntosh 1 child; Beattyville, Kentucky 235 posts
1st Feb '13

Try cornstarch!...My DS neck got really red from slobber from teething so bad and it dried to right up! you have to pat it on there 4 or 5 times a day or if it starts looking moist rub it off with a dry tissue and add it again!