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#31 of 44 Old 05-23-2008, 10:24 PM
 
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noticed people mentioning ringworm and tick bite...

I don't think so... I've had both, more than once, generally ticks to bite and vacate, they stay put and eat till they burst! Typically they will latch onto places where they are hidden beneath hair or clothing. Thats no tick bite IMO.

As for the ringworm... (not actually a worm), it is typically a perfect circle of red spots... not an oval shape. I know, seems picky but, thats how I always had it and that is how other have always described it, doctors and people infected by it.

I still you this is something more of a skin irratation. Perhaps your kiddo could have rubbed something above her eye during sleep. Or maybe she had an irratation in her eye and rubbed it for a long period of time while in her car seat, laying down for a nap, etc...? If not, maybe allergy or reaction if on both eyes. If only one eye then probably not.

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my husband has allergies and sometimes gets dry red patches like this around his eyes. for a while he used a salve made by herb pharm and it worked miracles. i believe it was the herbal ed's salve: http://www.herb-pharm.com/Products/oils_fs.html

as for ring worm, the outer edge has similarities, but it's true there is usually a whiteness to the center. when i had ringworm i used goldenseal powder. i added a little water to make a paste, and applied it regularly. it cleared it right up.

you could also make a compress of plantain leaves. you might even have some growing in your yard. it is a very common plant.

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I really don't think it's ringworm. Really. It doesn't look like the presentation of ringworm aside from the shape of it. But I'm not a doctor.

If it is eczema i have seen huge successes with using shea butter on mine, my sisters and even my grandmother for many many years and it works like a charm. It's also a substitute for sunscreen so if you need to have her outdoors and want to prevent more irritation, this will help to protect it from the sun.
Chickweed is also VERY VERY helpful for eczema. You can sometimes find a salve with chickweed in shea butter, usually calendula is in it as well.

If it's not eczema, you can still try shea butter as it is soothing to all irritations and can not harm it.

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I'd guess ringworm too, only because the eye area (along with mouth and nose) are commonly touched/rubbed areas.
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Yes my health food stores has something very similar to vaseline, but it isn't vaseline. works like a charm. It is by avalon organics. I'm not sure if you can put it by the eye though? maybe while sleeping?
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My eczema looks like that, and it has been misdiagnosed as ringworm.

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Dh lets her play with money...why? And yes she rubs her eyes.
DD developed an allergy to nickel when she was quite young from playing with coins a lot, and ended up with a nasty rash on her hands. I'd try to put the kibosh on any coin play if that's happening.

DD also had lots of eczema when she was young and it could sometimes look like that. We cleared it up with an elimination diet, which took months. It really can take a long time to clear an allergen out of your system and get rid of the symptoms.

Here's hoping it's not too itchy for her and that it clears up soon.
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Heh, this is crazy, but I have sorta the same thing going on with my eyelids, though it doesn't look that bad yet. I'm torn between ringworm and eczema (I have/have had both, many, many, too many times). When I clear it up, I'll let you know which treatment worked!

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That looks like yeast to me.
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Dh lets her play with money...why? And yes she rubs her eyes.
I totally missed your answer.
I used to work in retail and made the mistake of rubbing my eye before washing my hands. I ended up with a seeping rash above my eye that looked like hamburger after a couple days :Puke

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Bump.....again.......still no update from the OP............
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Thanks for getting back to me. It was looking better on vacation but spreading outwards. We saw Dr. Sears yesterday and he thought it was a fungus and to use tea tree oil. Since we started it's looking better, but a little blotchy but I guess that's part of it going away. Hopefully it's gone soon. Looking back I think she got it at our one and only trip to gymboree class.
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Just saw the post above mine....sorry it took me so long to update but we were out of town for quite some time (celebrating my bday).
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