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#1 of 9 Old 02-17-2008, 05:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My 16 mo. old ds has recently developed a colorless bumpy "rash" for lack of a better word - in the past few months. It doesn't itch, it's just very fine cluster of bumps, mostly on his torso & feels a lot like sandpaper & looks a bit like goosebumps. Is it keratosis or something else? He's not a big eater yet - still loves breast milk best. Is it possibly a vitamin deficiency at his age? vit A? He gets cod liver oil, but not consistently. At what age does he need to shift his diet from breast milk to mostly food sources? He seems to be a little old to rely on mama's milk. My daughter was more interested in food by this age. To be fair, he is teething like mad right now & has a bad cold so it's natural to want to nurse more at the moment, but I'm concerned maybe the rash is telling me he's lacking in something. thanks!
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You can give him more food but if he is not going to take it, there is only one thing to do: improve your own nutrition. I doubt that he is lacking anything if you have a healthy diet. CLO is really good for him, too. Maybe give it every day a little bit?

Perhaps a vaccine reaction? Any medicine, abx lately?
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Thanks - that is the logical approach, to improve my own diet - though there's not much wrong with it, but probably should increase more of the best foods. I'm always debating whether it's better to give the good foods to ds to eat, or eat them myself & assume that he will benefit from them through my milk? (especially when organic food is so expensive!) I will try to remember the CLO each day for him too - he loves it! He's had no vax or abx ever.
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I'm always debating whether it's better to give the good foods to ds to eat, or eat them myself & assume that he will benefit from them through my milk? (especially when organic food is so expensive!)
You are right. It is expensive. And most likely will get more expensive. It's time we start a garden in spring and do some canning. We rely on a lot of beans and legumes, make our own yogurt (it's about 1/2 the cost) and basically make everything from scratch. This way we can afford more organic veggies and fruit. But I know what you mean, it is getting worse.


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I will try to remember the CLO each day for him too - he loves it!
That is so funny! I thought only my grandkids are crazy like that. When I or one of the moms get out the CLO they come running. We always have to laugh about it. It is sooo cute.


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He's had no vax or abx ever.
Smart mommy! I raised 3 kids and none of them ever had abx until they went to college.
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That's what my son's patch of eczema looks and feels like on the back of his knee when its been well moisturized. If it dries out, it goes pink and eventually red. His doesn't itch, either.

It stayed colorless for several months before it turned pink, by the way.
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My four year old has had the same thing all over his torso and uppor arms for the last year or so and we've never been able to figure it out. He doesn't seem bothered by it.
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My daughter has that hard to see bumpy rash on her torso, I just recently found out she has a dairy allergy and along with other symptoms she gets that rash.
Your little one could posssibly have an allergy to something your eating??
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My daughter has that hard to see bumpy rash on her torso, I just recently found out she has a dairy allergy and along with other symptoms she gets that rash.
Your little one could posssibly have an allergy to something your eating??
Could be - what other symptoms did your daughter have?
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My daughter has that hard to see bumpy rash on her torso, I just recently found out she has a dairy allergy and along with other symptoms she gets that rash.
Your little one could posssibly have an allergy to something your eating??
This was one of my dd's reactions, too. She also got red scaly/weepy eczema behind her knees and under her arms. She also had constant diarrhea with undigested chunks of food.
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