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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 08:11 AM   1
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What is this???


Hi ladies,

My LO has some kind of rash/skin condition. It started off with a small 5p sized patch on his wrist. I took him to the GP who looked at for literally a millisecond from a distance of at least a metre, said "ringworm" and prescribed clotrimazole and sent us on our way. I followed the instructions - applied twice daily for 2 weeks - no change. Applied breastmilk three times a day for 3 days after that - disappeared. Hmmm...!

It's now started up again... A lot on his right arm (pics attached) a bit in the left elbow, behind both knees and a small patch on the back of his left thigh and under his chin.

I don't think it's ringworm as a) it doesn't look like it and b) the cream didn't work.

It doesn't seem to trouble him but I just want to know what it could be so when I go back to the GP I can quiz her for more info than just a one word incorrect diagnosis!

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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 08:32 AM   2
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What does it feel like? Is it dry? It looks a bit like the excema patches my dd gets occasionally. Hers flares up & dies down with a mind of its own do that might explain the disappearing & coming back



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 08:43 AM   3
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It's dry, not as dry as psoriasis but rough enough to feel something's there if you touch it without looking. It seems to flare up after using any perfumed products or biological washing liquid - both of these are rare but have happened recently. The bit on his chin got really bad the other day after a big bite of lemon sponge cake so I wonder if it's a food thing. We're trying to get to the bottom of an unexplained reaction to some foods. I thought it was egg but he's fine with egg pasta but throws up after pancakes or fresh cake. The lemon sponge was longer life shop bought cake which I gave as a test to see if he reacted like he does to fresh cake. He's vomited in the past after meatballs with egg in but is always fine with all the other ingredients... But the other day he ate a bit of egg white and was fine... So confusing!



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 08:43 AM   4
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Looks like eczema to me. My son has just had a really big flare up and it is all over his legs. My mom described it best, when my brother was a baby she said it looked like he had third degree burns on his legs. My sons comes and goes but it has been really bad the last couple days. He gets it on his arms too but his legs are the worst.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 11:30 AM   5
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looks like eczema. My LO used to get it all over her back and it looked exactly like that and felt as you describe. I would go back to HV or GP and they will prescribe some cream. Also try cutting out all bath products and perfumed washing powders etc.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 12:40 PM   6
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I agree it looks like eczema. My daughters starts off as red blotches or spots then goes into dry, raised bumpy patches - and they are so itchy, but she's not very bad with it yet.

I use sudocrem when the patches are red, sore and itchy/been scratched.
Just at the start when the red patches start to show I use pure potions, which is basically a moisturiser. It's not cheap but it does work. I use both creams at least 3 times a day plus after the bath.
If you go on the pure potions web site they do provide a voucher that you can give to your gp to get it on prescription.
I've never heard of this way of getting a prescription but it may be worth a try.



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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 14:18 PM   7
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Yeah looks like eczema to me too. Maria has a 5p sized spot of it on her wrist too! I use a basic emollient cream (Novalon but dunno if you get it where you are) and I cut dairy, eggs, soya and citrus out of her diet.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 14:23 PM   8
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yeah i'd say eczema too your dr can prescribe cream to help it



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 14:44 PM   9
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I get eczema and its starts off looking the same, particularly in the hot weather we have had. Make sure you're applying plenty of sunblock if the sun decides to come out again. Hopefully your docs can give you another opinion.



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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 15:57 PM   10
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Yes, both mine have eczema and it comes up in circles like coins. I also have it myself. I find that getting sweaty in the warm weather makes it worse, and also teething causes it to flare up too.



 
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