About 6 weeks I moved back to my home town and my younger brother came over often to hang out. After a few weeks of being back he called to tell me he was just diagnosed with scabies and we should all get treated. Being pregnant I wasn't interested in rubbing permitherin all over myself and toddler unless its confirmed.
My dd (just turned 2 this week) started itching her feet at night only over a week ago. The itch wakes her up to scratch. Thinking crap we have scabies I brought her to see her Pedi and he said it doesn't look like scabies at all. And that he wouldn't consider it scabies if we weren't exposed and that it looks more like eczema. But if we would like he would give us a prescription for scabies cream or we could use a steroid cream for eczema and go from there. After doing the steroid cream with little to no relief I schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. The appointment was yesterday. I gave them the history and they said it doesn't look like scabies. They did a skin test that came back clean. But they still want to treat for scabies.
Being pregnant I'm hesitant to do the prescription cream with out it being confirmed. I'm due in mid June and don't want to be going through this with a newborn. I've attached some pictures. Please tell me what you think it could be.
Here is whats happening. The itching is only at night, she wakes a few times to itch most of it is unconscious itching. Sometimes when she starts to itch I can get her to stop and relax and cuddle with me other times when she wakes she asks for cream. The soles of her feet appear to be the most itchy and some itchiness between the toes. Her soles feel somewhat puffy, callased and dry, her toes (mainly on her left foot) are like peeling/dry skin just on the top sides, not the webs. My husband and I are not itchy.
Treatments so far have been daily tea tree baths and 1% hydro cortisone cream morning and night for a week (discontinued using it Friday night). We started doing epsom salt soaks before bed 3 nights ago. And began using Aveeno Baby last night.
Should we just do the prescription cream just in case or try something else first?
Any advice and comments are welcome. Thank you!
You can kind of see the dry skin peeling on her toes under the blanket.