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My 16 month old daughter gets little red bumps on her nose, between nose and upper lip, cheeks and chin. They are itchy. I asked the doc about it real quick when she got her chicken pox vaccine and he said it was possible it might be baby eczema, that it was no big deal. I asked what I could do if it was bothering her and he said not to use an antihistamine cream on her if at all possible but he did say Lanacane was okay. Isn't that what lanacane is??
Anyways, the descriptions of where eczema shows up and the dried, patchy, scaly skin or oozing blisters doesn't sound right at all.
So what I'm wondering is, from those of you who KNOW what eczema looks like on a toddler, can you help me figure it if that's what it is???
I've attached a picture I just took but unfortunately the rash is already starting to clear up so it's not as bad as it was. It doesn't seem to be itchy anymore.
Mom to Morgan Elizabeth, b. Jan. 3/06
Mom to Alastrin Blair, b. Apr 28/07
From the pictures, it looks like a mild case of dry skin.. My DD gets that from time to time.. I'm not to sure what lanacaine is either, but you can try Hydrocortisone cream which is over the counter and it helps with the itchiness and inflammation.. I use a mild prescription cream called ACLOVATE (alclometasone dipropionate) cream on my DD and it takes care of the dry skin within a day.. I'd suggest asking for this cream from your Dr. if the hydrocortisone cream doesn't work. And remember with any steroid cream, this is including Hydrocortisone cream, apply a vary small amount. a thin layer, usually just once or twice a day. I also use Cetaphil cream twice a day on my DD and this seems to keep the dry skin at bay..
That doesn't look anything like eczema to me. My little boy has eczema pretty bad right now.
To me, that looks more like just a little rash, maybe something that got onto her skin when she was eating, maybe didn't get wiped off quickly enough. Something along those lines. If it's going away, I wouldn't worry much about it. It doesn't look too bad. I can show you some pics of my son's eczema if you'd like.
My daughters eczema didn't look anything like the classic case and that is why we were so confused to what it was since it was covering her whole body but she was diagnosed with it this morning. Her rash just looked like a roseola rash. Pink bumps but then it started to get worse and cluster. It isn't a severe case but it was bad enough that she had to have a steriod injection. It took my doctor 2 visits to diagnose her.
If it was little red bumps then it's possible it was eczema if they hurt when you poked them or tried to pop them. I used to get those on the back of my knees, my wrists, my inner elbows, my thighs, and I still get them on the insides of my fingers. Very painful if they're being messed with. Mine have always squeezed out puss stuff, which just made skin around it more itchy for about an hour but went away soon after that.
My 13 month old has eczema and she gets these spots too.. not just on her face either. I don't know exactly what they are, but my guess has always been that she's just prone to irritable skin - ie. when it's on her face it seems to coincide with when she is teething and drooling more. I haven't noticed that it is itchy for her... and when I see them I tend to gently cleanse the area with a small amount of Cetaphil. It seems to go away without causing too much trouble.
When my son has a mild flare up it looks like your daughters break out. He's never had it on his face though. It's always on his trunk, arms, and legs. I put a few drops of Avon Skin so Soft in his bath water and use Eczema cream I bought at Target, I think it's Disney brand, light green tube with Pooh and Tigger on it. Usually tames the flare up down in a few days and clears up in a week to 10 days.
Could be a mild flare up or just dry skin... hard to tell from the picture. My toddler gets a mix of red/dry skin and eczema, and we always use Trukid products to clear them up. I've had the best luck with the Easy Eczema Therapy Cream, but they have all kinds of different eczema and baby/kid safe natural products.