I sure wish I could get some acupuncture, but we simply can't afford it, insurance won't pay.
I did a very detailed analyses of his symptoms using the remedy finder a abchomeopathy.com which took about an hour, and I followed up by checking my Boericke's Materia Medica. But even so, I know I'm not a professional and could easily be wrong. Heck, even homeopaths make occasional mistakes. But he really does seem to be classic Sulphar. He has other symptoms that are sulphar a well, such as wakefulness around 3-5 in the morning, rattling mucous in his chest, and aversion to heat, especially the heat of being in bed. I'm almost convinced enough to let my ND give him the constitutional.
The reason I think he has impetigo and not something else is because his brother had impetigo at exactly the same age, and it was cleared up with a round of antibiotics. The baby's rash looks and behaves exactly like his brother's did, spreading quickly, weeping, yellow pustules, everything. I don't really understand why they both got it. Their cousin had it as well when he was a baby, but because his mom didn't use antibiotics, his lasted for like three months.
I want to avoid antibiotics this time, because I think they weakened my other ds' immune system. He's always been much weaker immunologically than his older brother. I will be very disappointed if we have to go that route again.
Thanks for your advice!