Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Let's not be rash.

I was going to tell you about how Tommy just came in and dropped a tiny, homegrown (no, not mine, Gini's) tomato down my robe, and I was too tired to stand up and retrieve it, so it is still somewhere here in the folds of my person, but then the baby started crying. So instead, I have to go feed him and grease his head with Eucerin creme, because he is all rashy (baby eczema), which makes me sad. The internets assure me it will go away before he's five. FIVE! That will be a lot of Eucerin. I don't want him to have a rashy head for 5 years.

Have you had any baby rashes? How long did it last? Any tips to share?

(mmm. Tasty tomato.)

15 comments:

Pearl said...

All 4 of my kids have had eczema. It's no fun, but I found only bathing them once a week while they were little helped. They all out grew the worst of it by they time they were about 2-3. Now they just have little eczema patches in random spots.

Does baby have any allergies? Mine were milk sensitive so if we avoided dairy, they were less rashy.

Hope it clears up soon!

Barbaloot said...

Just grow his hair out. That way at least no one sees it, right?

Brett and Shireen said...

I use neosporin on the eczema around spots on my kid. When her head was super dry (under all that tons of hair) I used extra conditioner to. Helped.

Did you find the tomato?

LisAway said...

My Spencer is 4 months old and at 2 months he started having a terrible rash on his head. My doctor told me to stop eating everything that tastes good but I decided to first try bathing him in a odor free emulsion (not sure if that's what it's called in the states) with no shampoo, but still scrubbing his head most every day and then using a fragrance free cream. That helped out right away. It's still comes back now and again, but never as bad, and almost never looks completely gone, but I'm so relieved that works for him.

Amy said...

My 5 year old had terrible eczema as an infant. It started out on his head and then he had really bad patches on the back of his legs. I tried everything from the store and nothing seemed to make it go away. I even tried elidel from the Dr. but I didn't like using it because it is a steroid. I finally got desperate and tried FreeDerm, it is sold on the internet.The website is looks bad, but the stuff works. I think the jars run about $26.00 - but it is WORTH EVERY PENNY.

I eventually found out that my son was allergic to nuts and I was eating a lot of them when he was breaking out. I was never officially told that was the reason he was breaking out, but as a mother with intuitions, I know.

Good luck!

Heidi said...

Use shea butter for cream (no fragrancess - just the natural shea butter), don't bathe your baby too often, but when you do bathe him, put the shea butter on right afterwards. Also, a week-long trip to the beach cleared up my boy's eczema right away. It came back when we went home, though.:) Good luck.

Kelly said...

Baby oil and a comb. Be careful not to get obsessive and rub off all the baby hair getting the dead skin off. That happened to me every time!

gina said...

I read your blog but have never commented, hi! I don't know if it is the same thing, but a couple of my kids had really dry skin on their head and was all flaky. We used a shampoo called Cetaphil, or was it Cephasil? I don't know, one is an antibiotic, one is the shampoo, use the shampoo one. Also use a little baby brush to gently rub when you wash. Good luck!

Claire said...

Don't know about the rash, but once, I had a FULL cheesy Dorito down my bra. Had there all day long. Only got it when I undressed that night. It was still crunchy.

Beeswax said...

Hey thanks for the ideas. I am going to try some of your remedies. THe creme seems to have taken the red out of his face, but it is still really bumpy.

I really wonder if it is some sort of allergy. I might try the no dairy thing and see if anything changes. This is going to be hard because it is hard to make cookies without dairy.

I might accidently lose weight.

Ashlee said...

Cetaphil is great. Costco sells it cheaper!

i love your blog.

The Rivard Fam said...

My friend's baby had a rash on her face, and it was from the lotion the mom was putting on herself. The baby would lie on her skin while nursing or cuddling, and got a rash from it. I don't know if that's the case with you, but baby's skin is so sensitive, it could be something to think about????? Hope this helps! (BTW, love your blog)

Terresa said...

At my writing critique group the other night, one of the women brought along her 6 month old. He had what looked like a nasty scrape, but on further discussion, his mom explained it was from Candida. And it used to be much worse. She is treating it herbally, with success.

PS: Any leftover tomatoes? ;)

Jodi said...

You could be right about it being an allergic reaction. We thought my son had eczema until we visited my mom's house and used her laundry detergent. Apparently he was allergic to the detergent I was using. I switched and it cleared right up.

Melissa Bastow said...

At least is wasn't like an M&M in your cleavage. Or a milk dud or something. Because you know that will just instantly melt. And then you have to walk around all day with chocolate boobs.

Sorry - no rash experience. But I hope he doesn't have eczema head for 5 years.