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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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by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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larissalarie
by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 2:03 PM
Thanks!

Quoting RochelleFS:

Looks like impetigo to me. My niece and nephew used to get that a lot and it can turn into a staph infection. I would put some vitamin e oil on it w/ a few drops of tea tree EO mixed in. An allergy rash would change and move around a bit. It wouldn't stay in one place. In my experience allergy rashes will simultaniously clear and show up in new spots.

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jconney80
by Group Mod on Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:19 PM
I really have no advice but I do think at this point a dermatologist would be the best bet
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larissalarie
by Gold Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:18 PM
It appears so...SIGH...It's gotten noticeably worse over the weekend.

Quoting jconney80:

I really have no advice but I do think at this point a dermatologist would be the best bet
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peaches_04
by Platinum Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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Thats what id do

Quoting bellaamore:

Id put some tea tree or lavender oil on it, dabbing it with a cottonball.just dab it a few times a day.
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MaryJarrett
by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Idk, I'm terrible with rashes but I hope you get answers soon!! I hope he gets better ASAP!!
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larissalarie
by Gold Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Thanks, I hope so too. My kids never even got diaper rash, so I'm terribly out of my league on this one. I'm so stressed, I want it better, but I'm scarred to keep trying new treatments since everything makes it worse!
Is it sad that I'm also bummed he's going to have this nasty thing on his face for his birthday this week?


Quoting MaryJarrett:

Idk, I'm terrible with rashes but I hope you get answers soon!! I hope he gets better ASAP!!
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unspecified42
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Have you seen a dermatologist? PCPs and ER/Urgent Care docs don't usually know much about rashes, truthfully.

MaryJarrett
by Silver Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:50 AM
No, I'd be bummed too. I would probably cry!
I'd be the same as you though, the only rashes we ever had were one yeast rash each as a result of thrush. I had to Google heat rash this summer for my niece!


Quoting larissalarie:

Thanks, I hope so too. My kids never even got diaper rash, so I'm terribly out of my league on this one. I'm so stressed, I want it better, but I'm scarred to keep trying new treatments since everything makes it worse!

Is it sad that I'm also bummed he's going to have this nasty thing on his face for his birthday this week?




Quoting MaryJarrett:

Idk, I'm terrible with rashes but I hope you get answers soon!! I hope he gets better ASAP!!
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XxPixiesworldxX
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:53 AM

 They need to stop guessing and just test him. find a Dr that will.

JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I would demand they find out exactly what it is before they try anymore treatments. 

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