Toddler diagnosed with atopic dermatitis
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November 4th, 2008, 11:06 AM
Hi ladies! My 2 1/2 year old, Christian, was just diagnosed with atopic dermatitis from a dermatologist. His pediatrician, whom we've seen twice in the past week, didn't even mention dermatitis. She actually had us treat the poor kid for lice and scabies, neither of which he had. It has been a horrific two weeks. He itches up a storm, scratching himself until he bleeds. It started on his scalp, then moved to the back of his neck and ears, and now around to his face. He also has isolated patches on his legs and arms. The ones on his face don't look like patches though, they are more like clusters of bumps that he has scratched and turned into scabs. I am not convinced it is dermatitis, but I'll do what they told me to do and see if any of it helps. Anyone have experience with this?