not a rash, really, but what? just dry skin? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 10 Old 02-18-2010, 10:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
wallabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: the countryside of Japan
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DD, three and a half, has got these patches of raised bumps, kind of like goosebumps that don`t go away. She has, I think, four patches of them, about the size of a quarter to a silver dollar, on her back. They are itchy when she tries to go to sleep, but they haven`t opened at all. They aren`t red.

The first one as been there for several weeks now, without much change. I`ve been putting a heavy beeswax balm on them when she lets me, but that hasn`t done anything to make it go away. Her skin generally is pretty weak right now, as she had impetigo in the early summer, quite a few bad mosquito bites summer to fall, and then chicken pox in December. The inside of her elbows have a little redness, and she has dry red cheeks when she won`t let me put on the balm.

Anyway, none of this is causing her enough discomfort to warrant a trip to the doctor, and her regular dry skin I can control with the balm, but these patches are puzzling me. I should hate to realize that I have been ignoring the beginnings of something that will suddenly erupt into a medication-needed itchiness. What do you think -does it sound like a regular dry skin thing or something else?

thanks!
sara
sara
wallabi is offline  
#2 of 10 Old 02-19-2010, 12:17 AM
 
Traceround's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 226
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would think potentially excema? Has anything changed? New food or soap or laundry detergent? My husband gets these sort of raw looking red patches on his shins if I use a certain laundry detergent.

survivor. Missing my three miracles 12-30-09
Traceround is offline  
#3 of 10 Old 02-19-2010, 01:16 AM
 
balancedmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 1,001
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like eczema to me.

SugarMama to Chatterbox Zoe (almost 4) and Locomotive Miles (2)
balancedmama is offline  
#4 of 10 Old 02-19-2010, 12:01 PM
 
mom61508's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,002
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wallabi View Post
DD, three and a half, has got these patches of raised bumps, kind of like goosebumps that don`t go away. She has, I think, four patches of them, about the size of a quarter to a silver dollar, on her back. They are itchy when she tries to go to sleep, but they haven`t opened at all. They aren`t red.

The first one as been there for several weeks now, without much change. I`ve been putting a heavy beeswax balm on them when she lets me, but that hasn`t done anything to make it go away. Her skin generally is pretty weak right now, as she had impetigo in the early summer, quite a few bad mosquito bites summer to fall, and then chicken pox in December. The inside of her elbows have a little redness, and she has dry red cheeks when she won`t let me put on the balm.

Anyway, none of this is causing her enough discomfort to warrant a trip to the doctor, and her regular dry skin I can control with the balm, but these patches are puzzling me. I should hate to realize that I have been ignoring the beginnings of something that will suddenly erupt into a medication-needed itchiness. What do you think -does it sound like a regular dry skin thing or something else?

thanks!
sara
sara
Are they white? Does it look like dry skin? If so that sounds like what my DD has and it tinea versicolor. The pics in this site don't look like DD's though but my ND assured me that's what she has. Try a tea tree oil soap and maybe that will help. I need to research it a little more. DD has them on her legs. They are big white spots that look like dry skin and feel rough. They have some little bumps on them too.

http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologi...ersicolor.html
mom61508 is offline  
#5 of 10 Old 02-19-2010, 01:23 PM
 
SandyMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Near Seattle
Posts: 565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Fatty acid deficiency can cause raised bumpy patches - but ime they aren't that itchy - but the dry-ness of them can nake it itchy after time.
SandyMom is offline  
#6 of 10 Old 02-19-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Violet2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DD had dry skin that looked contagious. My aunt, an NP, looked at her and then we took her to the doc b/c sometimes rashes on the stomach can be a sign of strep.

But nope.

Just dry skin.

They recommended Eucerin which just masked the dry skin, didn't treat it.

So I started making this dry skin wash (completely organic and natural) which has been amazing and so easy.

V

Happy Momma to DD (almost 3) Fall Coleslaw -- Simple Italian Stuffed Peppers -- - Fall Toddler Activities.- We Made a Play Kitchen Selling gently used books on all topics here.
Violet2 is offline  
#7 of 10 Old 02-19-2010, 06:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
wallabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: the countryside of Japan
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks very much for the ideas.

I had been thinking it doesn`t look like any eczema I have encountered before, but on the advice here read up a little about childhood eczema and I see that one of it`s main features is that it can look different than expected. I am now racking my brain to think of anything diet or environmental that has changed recently.

that moisturizing body wash looks great. whether it works for dd or not, I shall be trying it for myself!

I will look into the fatty acid thing and the dermatological website, as well.

thanks for the suggestion!
wallabi is offline  
#8 of 10 Old 03-17-2013, 06:59 AM
 
m0xxie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northern California Bay Area
Posts: 216
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Did you ever find a solution for this? Did she eventually just grow out of it? I'm pretty sure my 2-year-old has exactly the same thing going on.
 

m0xxie is offline  
#9 of 10 Old 03-17-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Polliwog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,084
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
My DD had something like that and it was diagnosed as molluscum contagiosum. She had several dry patches and random small bumps.
Polliwog is offline  
#10 of 10 Old 03-17-2013, 08:09 AM
 
pek64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,502
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The original post makes me think zinc allergy, especially if the four patches matched with snaps on an outfit she wore. As for the new posts, I think more info is needed to be able to offer suggestions.
pek64 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off