Posted by: Max | 2004/11/05


Baby with very dry skin

At 2 months our baby had dry pacthes on his upper legs. Very light. The docter prescribed a ointment. At 5 months the dry patches spread to the bump area. It has sort of ring worm look.

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The most common reason for dry skin is infantile eczema, but a fungal infection is possible. It needs to be re-evaluated by your doctor if it does not improve.

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Posted by: mikey | 2006/05/07

A few years ago I started getting Red patches all over my stomich and now has led to my back and arms leaving white spots on my arms but the stomich still has Red patches and are very dty. It looks like I have a fungal? Mike

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Posted by: CN | 2004/11/08

Your description sounds exactly like what my baby has, and it was diagnosed as ecezma. Also started on the legs then started spreading to the stomach and arms. Keep a watch out.

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