just another mother on breakdown.
Originally Posted by honeysuckle1
t. I don't think it's spiritually healthy to not be able to look at my son without analyzing his skin in anticipation of a possible breakout.
You said it sister.
I am virtually suicidal over this effing MC problem. My 17 month old son has them on his face and torso. We've been following doctor's orders for the past 7 months and leaving them be, hoping for them to "go away on their own." It has not happened and I think I see more coming on his face. Finally, this morning, I popped one his upper arm. It was very near the surface and looked like it needed a little help. A gentle squeeze later, I very carefully (alcohol, antiseptic, q-tips) extracted a tiny solid round kernel/nodule. There was some blood but toddler didnt seem to notice a single thing about it. I sterilized the area and covered with band aid so he couldnt touch it. Let's see what happens.
My son didnt go to any public pools or share towels. I have no idea where they might've come from. It's very frustrating how non-chalant my pediatrician is about it. I admit I am sort of relieved that she thinks its such a non-issue, but as we can see in this thread, it's not exactly "nothing."
My pediatrician doesnt even think I should see a derma, at his age. So I am continuing to wait it out.
Anyone else think there is strong link between MC and pox vaccines? That seems to be such a strong link I wonder why it's not more discussed. I suspect if you were told that there's a chance you child might inherit a life long wart problem or temporary wart problem all over his body for a few years... you would probably refuse the vaccine. Anyone heard anything on this?
I send out bonding mother vibes to all the other mothers dealing with this horrifying problem that needs more attention cause as far as I am concerned, it's serious enough.
p/s beach hasnt worked for me yet. But I guess its the best possible remedy! I'll report back when I can take him 7 days in a row. After all, I live in Miami, I should take advantage of the beach already.