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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: mom24 | 2005/12/12

Q.

eczema or not

Hi ..just wanted to know .. during october my 20month old son developed a rash on the side of his hand and one just on his hip bone. I took him to a doc and they said it might be either scabies, to me rather it looked like a sort of eczema.. they gave ointment .. but sofar this rash just does not dissapear.. It gets dry and seems to be healing, then suddenly it will itch and he'll scratch and then it will seem asif it never heals.. Today i had a look , and it looked asif there were small little blisters on it, and this is on the one on his hip.. but i know asoon as he gets nappy change , he'll scratch it open, he even scratched when he is in the bath, And i think he is so conscious of me telling him not to scratch, that he is even scratching on purpose when i change his nappy's.. he is using pampers .. and has been using it since 5 months old, so i dont its a nappy rash thing, or it wouldnt have come on his hand aswell!!
I've used benzol lotion, and am currently using micuracrome, that red liquid to help it get dried out..

Can u suggest anything else!

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Please do not use mecurochrome it will make things worse.The rash does not sound like eczema to me. I would suggest that you see a paediatric dermatologist.Ask your doctor to refer you to someone in your area.

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Posted by: nins | 2005/12/13

try good old fashioned calamine lotion the white one, let it dry on his skin apply about 2x a day, it made my 26month olds eczema much better, not cured totally but it worked better than these other things at a price, my paedi did not beleive me when i told her what helped the eczema. Also try bathing him with Epizone A and then using again as a lotion after bathing, keep away from all other products especially ones with perfume in even the one that say hypoallergenic can cause eczema like Elizabeth Anne's so stay away.

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