My DS (11 months old) has had a rash for about a week now. He saw the pediatrician twice last week - last Monday I took him in because his eyes were gunky, and the ped diagnosed pinkeye in both eyes. (Prescription drops cleared that up in a few days.) At the time, he also had a mild face rash - it looked like large pimples in a few places on his face. The ped thought it might be impetigo because one or two of the pimples had the characteristic honey-colored crust (but they were still very small - not much larger than a pimple). At the time she told me to put on Bacitracin ointment 3 times per day to see if it cleared up from that.
By Wednesday, the Bacitracin was clearly not working because the rash was spreading. The rash was still only on his face, but the pimples had turned into larger, slightly raised red areas. A few of them had a honey-colored crust like impetigo, but most did not. I never felt any oozing - the rash was always very dry to the touch. Took DS back to the ped, who put him on prescription Cephalexin for probable impetigo. We stopped the Bacitracin and are now doing just the oral abx.
So, by this morning (5th day on abx), I really expected to see things getting better, but in looking over pictures from the last few days, the rash is not getting better and is maybe even a little worse. The raised red patches are a bit more extensive and there might even be new pimples forming. The rash is still contained on his face only. Rash is still very dry, and since he started the abx, there is also some flaky white skin coming off the rashy areas. There are still 2-3 spots on his face with a honey-colored crust, but that's it.
Any other potentially relevant info - he has been acting and eating normally, no fever, and he doesn't seem itchy. The rash has not been transmitted to either DH or myself. We are also treating DS for a yeast diaper rash right now (with lotrimin cream), but I mentioned that to the ped last week and she didn't seem to think there was a connection. The rash is only on his face, but I have seen a few tiny bumps elsewhere on his body (mostly at the waist area). I do not think they are related as they have either gone away or stayed the same for the past week. He and I have both had a very mild cold this week, with some minor coughing and sore throat.
We are seeing the ped later today. My fear is that this is not impetigo and we have been unnecessarily giving him abx, but I will continue them unless the doctor says to stop. In the meantime, have any of you seen a similar rash? Below is a picture of DS that I took this morning. Thanks for your help!