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Re: Possible Excema??

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Posted by Elizabeth on August 20, 2003 at 00:32:54:

In Reply to: Re: Possible Excema?? posted by Nicole K on August 19, 2003 at 21:39:09:

: : : I've noticed in the last several weeks that my son
: : : has rough patches with tiny little bumps on his legs and arms. These dry patches are not really red unless I start touching them and they do not seem to itch or bother him.
: : : Does this sound like excema? He will be going for his 1 year check-up in a couple of weeks but I am not sure if I should bring him in sooner.

: :
: : Hi Nicole,

: : I don't think it is excema. Usually excema causes itching and redness with bumps that look like rash. I can't tell much without looking at them but from what you tell me it sounds to me more like dry skin. Have you tried any of the Aveeno lotions? Also, if this is on the side of his arms and inner legs or thighs, it could be a combination of dryness and also not being scrubbed enough while bathing which causes dirt and oils to clog the pores.

: : Hope this is helpful.

: I have made an appt with a dermatologist just to be sure but he has always had very sensitive skin. I have used the Aveeno baby bath when his bum has been irritated and it seems to help but will maybe try it for his dry skin. It's not really on his thighs, it's mostly on his shins and on the back side of his arms. I have hydrocortisone cream which I got for his bum before but do not want to use it until I speak with the dermaltologist.

Try the Aveeno lotion and the aveeno bath. The hydrocortisone cream will dry up his skin and irritate it more. I hope everything goes okay. Keep me posted.

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