DS (now 6 mo) has had the most crazy rash... no one can figure it out... even the docs. Looking to you smart ladies for some answers!
The rash started in his diaper area when he was 2 mo. Thought it was from his overnight cloth diaper. It never went away for more than a day or so, but it varied in intensity. It was bright red like a "raised sunburn", and little dots (but not raised) on his stomach (up to his belly button), groin, and inner thighs.
At 3 months, it started spreading to his trunk - little bumps and bright red blotches. The pedi thought it was yeast... but the stuff on the trunk doesn't respond to the GSE I was using (the diaper area responds well to diluted GSE). The rash on his trunk doesn't respond to diaper creams or ointments, either. It itches him, he uses his hands to rub at it when the clothes/diaper come off (but not when he's dressed).
In the last month, it has spread even further. Now it's red pimply dots on his trunk, armpits, thigh creases, neck, and they just started on his back. Some bumps are big, some are tiny. Some of the pimples have big red angry blotchy things underneath them, too. They're not oozing or crusted. But they're bumpy. Sometimes they look really angry, sometimes not. It changes daily.
Has anyone experienced a rash like this before? I'm trying to figure out what the cause might be? Some thoughts are:
He's not pooping every day (but this shouldn't really matter right, since he's exclusively breastfed?)
Food allergy to something I'm eating
Would love your thoughts... I have tried lots of things, but nothing is working on his trunk area. The only thing that's rash-free consistently as of the last few weeks is his diaper area, go figure!