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Hello, I posted this on the Parenting Issues forum already but it was recommended that I post here also, so my apologies if you've read this one already.
Yesterday I went to our pediatrician because my ds had a severe rash all over his face, scalp, neck, chest and arms. My pediatrician told us to use a .5% cortisone cream on the rash. Although I usually like to work with more natural cures, knowing that there is a reason he has this rash, we bought the Cortaid and applied it twice. The rash already looks 100% better, but I'm apprehensive. My ds is 7 weeks old and the doctor said it was a combination of baby acne and baby dry skin and that everytime it pops up just use cortisone. She said there wasn't any specific reason he got it, like my diet or laundry detergent etc. I know there has to be a reason behind it, so I'm a little skeptical to just keep applying cortisone every time it pops up.
Does anyone have any knowledge on cortisone creams and do you know if they are just "covering" the reason he got the rash.
I'm a bit suspicious of something that works so fast.
Please let me know if you have any info on this or if you have run into this kind of scenario.