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#1 of 3 Old 04-30-2013, 09:13 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi there,


I have a 22 month old with a strange looking 'rash', I'm not even sure it's a rash. I took her to the pediatrician and he said it's eczema and he said to put a heavy cream on it. I left the office and thought to myself - does itchiness always accompany eczema? She has not scratched once and does not seem the least bit bothered by it. She doesn't even know it's there. 


For as long as I can remember she had a tiny dry patch of skin on her arm. I never thought to look into it since it really wasn't visible and it didn't bother her. I kind of forgot it was there. About a week or so, I noticed she developed a rash like appearance to it, but it still looks dry and still not itchy. It's light in color and almost flat and the shape is bigger than a quarter, but not a perfect circle. The edges seem to be pinkish. I noticed a small area on the opposite arm, very tiny spot.


Does this sound like eczema? I asked the doc if it could be something she is eating and he thought that the reaction would be much worse. 


Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. 



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My daughter's eczema (from corn) was not itchy. Mine (reaction to various antibiotics) is VERY itchy. So it defintely varies.

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Thanks, KJ. I'm thinking hers could be a food sensitivity of some sort. I'll keep an eye on it. I appreciate your input. Everything I've come across states eczema is itchy. 

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