My son has had this rash beside his bottom lip since sometime in August. At first I ignored it thinking it would go away on it's own. Then I tried coconut oil and when that didn't help, breastmilk.
After about a month, I caved and took him to the doctor. First we were given a steroid cream. That actually helped the most, it was almost gone but then came back. Back to the doctor we went. Now they say impetigo and gave us antibiotic cream to apply. This does nothing except perhaps make it look worse. So after waiting two more weeks I take him to the doctor yet again on Monday. Now they're saying staph infection and gave us more powerful topical antibiotic PLUS an oral antibiotic. I cringe at giving an antibiotic since he'll be 4 next week and has only had them maybe once before, but I'm willing to try anything to get this thing to go away at this point!
Well it's Friday now and his face looks just as bad :-( I'm seriously tempted to take him to the urgent care at Children's and demand testing until they figure this out...but that's ridiculous, it's just a rash! An incredibly expensive rash! You don't even wanna know the tab so far on the various treatments...
So any ideas natural Dr Mommas? My experience with my hand rashes being from wheat makes me think food allergy, but I don't really know anything about rashes. We didn't used to be rash having kinda people!
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