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Old 06-11-2009, 01:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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anyone else dealing with this? g has had it since she was 6 weeks (shes 10 now), and every time i think its going away it comes back. im almost ready to take her in for a 2nd opinion. it looks like little bumps or zits all over her chest, shoulders, back of her neck, face, and a few scattered on her arms. blah!

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eden usually gets them on her face when she's really hot and they're just as you described, but they usually go away pretty quick. any way the bumps are more hormone-related from breast milk?

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yeah, we live in India and my son has been getting the rash since he was born...it goes away only to come back and I've tried the Indian remedy of applying the talcum powder (nothing), Thai remedy of applying the turmeric juice (slight, minuscule improvement, not worth the yellow stains), the cream for burns which I normally use for diaper rash (improvement but comes back as soon as I stop applying)

Therefore, I stopped bothering, and he doesn't seem to be bothered either....guess it looks worse then it really is:
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yeah i thought about it being from the breastmilk.i did take out regular milk for about a week to see if it would help with her spitting up, and that corresponds with the rash lightening up for a bit (but not completely). it doesn't go away fast, it goes away gradually. and then comes back gradually over the course of a day or so. its spossed to cool down here pretty soon so maybe that will help. ive had her in just a diaper trying to keep her cool. it isnt THAT hot here, but when we nurse or i hold her she gets hot and sweaty, so i think that may be the cause.

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Mine had exactly what you describe, which everybody around me said was heat rash. It has gotten better this week, but I'm not sure whether it's because his baby acne also cleared up or because we got an air conditioner (so he's coming home to a cool house after hot outings).

I'm with you on keeping them in dipes only when it's warm. This LO hates to be even a little too hot!

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i recommended this to someone else, but it was a life saver a couple of weeks ago when it was in the 90s here and dd was MISERABLE...nurse in a cool shower. It's very calming for the lo. Just make sure water isn't pooling in the ear and keep a tight hold on a limb (not just squeezing against the body).

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i recommended this to someone else, but it was a life saver a couple of weeks ago when it was in the 90s here and dd was MISERABLE...nurse in a cool shower. It's very calming for the lo. Just make sure water isn't pooling in the ear and keep a tight hold on a limb (not just squeezing against the body).
ooh thats a good idea. ill remember that for when it gets hotter out here. i dont think it helps either that dd2 is chubby and sweats like crazy. i have to wipe off under her baby boobies and in between her chin and thigh rolls . lol.

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We have this, too, though it's been better in recent days. When Z gets hot and bothered (because he wants food) it's most noticeable.

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FWIW-I thought Miss K had heat rash and she ended up being allergic to my laundry detergent...I started washing all of my clothes in her detergent and it was gone in a couple of days. Also, the doctor told me that spots on her skin was contact dermititis, meaning she was touching what she was allergic too and it wasn't something I was eating.

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N has small bumps on her face and upper chest, I just thought it was baby acne?. Sometimes when in the wrap they get more pronounced. Maybe a heat thing? The brightness goes away but she still has the bumps. Doesn't seem to bother her so I havn't done anything...how can you tell between baby acne and heat rash?
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FWIW-I thought Miss K had heat rash and she ended up being allergic to my laundry detergent...I started washing all of my clothes in her detergent and it was gone in a couple of days. Also, the doctor told me that spots on her skin was contact dermititis, meaning she was touching what she was allergic too and it wasn't something I was eating.
hmm ill have to keep track of which detergent i use vs what the rash is doing. i do laundry at my moms, and have one kind there, or at my grandparents and use theirs which is another brand.

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ooh thats a good idea. ill remember that for when it gets hotter out here. i dont think it helps either that dd2 is chubby and sweats like crazy. i have to wipe off under her baby boobies and in between her chin and thigh rolls . lol.
! baby boobies good job with the milk, leah!

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lol yep she is seriously chubby wubby. i looked for her armpit today for a few minutes and couldnt find a fold i could say was for sure an armpit.

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So now I'm thinking it is a heat rash on LO face and upper chest from wearing her in the wrap, sometimes we are skin to skin and sweat. Should I do anything?
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So now I'm thinking it is a heat rash on LO face and upper chest from wearing her in the wrap, sometimes we are skin to skin and sweat. Should I do anything?
if its not bothering her i wouldn't worry about it. i realized that the side of her face that breaks out the worst is always the one she sleeps on the night before. well, now she moves her head from side to side throughout the night and at nap times, so she's super broken out on both sides. doh!

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Make sure the carseat isn't hot. I also just let her hang out in a diaper during the day at home.
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