Got a question that I feel totally clueless on! My DS started having this red rash on his face some time last week. Its more prominent on one cheek--and gets really red with little bumps with blister like heads--but then a few hours later it can be almost invisible to see. Its really red when he wakes up from a nap or during/after nursing. ( his faces always gets splotchy while nursing-- I chalk it up to incredible sucking power!)
So when I first noticed last week, it was almost gone a few hours later so I chalked it up to dry skin--but then today it was really bad.
Also add into the equation he is teething bad right now--two teeth in the past 3 weeks ( his first!), had a cold last week and has not been sleeping for MANY weeks!!
He also was running a low fever today and slept longer today for a nap then he has slept in MONTHS! ( I thought yippee, until I realized it might have some thing to do with him not feeling well!)
Ok--and to try to answer as many questions as you might ask...
- He is mostly exclusively breastfed--we do experiment with some self feeding foods and I am not good at the whole "one every 3 days."
- Due to his cold last week I did give him some Tri-light herbal remedies that I had never given him.
- I also gave him motrin a few times last week to help him sleep and stop hurting
- I also used Hylands last week for the teething and cold ( I swear I am not trying to drug my kid with everything but we have not had a night with less then 5-10 wakings in weeks!! I was desperate!):
So my thought is to not give him any thing for a few days ( started today) and to only give him the self feeding foods we had used previously that were ok. ( apple, sweet potatoes and teething biscuit.)
So---thoughts? Do you think the fever is more related to the teething versus the rash? Could it be food related or some thing more? My instinct is that the fever is a fluke thing and the rash is reactionary based on some thing from last week ( food, meds, etc..) What does eczema look like?
I will take any thing you can think of--I am feeling very "green" as a mom right now!