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Having a really bad Mommy day here so please be nice.<br>
DS1 is circ'd <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/guilty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="guilty"> (my biggest regret ever!) and has been "fixing" himself a lot the last couple days. This morning he says there is something wrong. So he comes up to me and I check him out - his tip is dry and flaky. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I already feel horrible when I think of this but this morning made me feel worse. Is there anything I can do to relieve the dry skin and itch? Can I just put lotion on it?<br><br>
I've been worrying more lately (altho I know that solves nothing) that something may really be wrong and he'll have problems later in life. Oh, to do that 1 thing over! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br>
I'm off to look this up but I think he might have excema - his body is covered with little bumps that are dry and itchy.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I know how hard it is to live with regret from that one decision you wish so desperately you could do over. Try not to beat yourself up too much.<br>
It definately sounds like excema. You might try an elimination diet. Try cutting out things like dairy and wheat. Cutting out the dairy helped us a lot when dd was suffering with excema. She eventually outgrew it.
 

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I just realized that both DSs have been getting more bubble baths lately - so now, those are gone! Hopefully that will clear him up a little. Altho I know it's not the only cause - his skin is like this no matter what type of bath he gets or what season it is.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just realized that both DSs have been getting more bubble baths lately - so now, those are gone! Hopefully that will clear him up a little. Altho I know it's not the only cause - his skin is like this no matter what type of bath he gets or what season it is.</div>
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If it's not that could it be yeast? Flaky skin and itching is a symptom.
 

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My dd's horrible eczema was literally CURED (not just symptoms alleviated) by putting her on a daily dose of cod liver oil. By 6 weeks I saw improvement, by 8 weeks,it was gone. Do a search for eczema and omega 3 fatty acids or cod liver oil. From what I understand, fish oil should be used in the summer months due to too much vitamin d in the cod liver oil.
 

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I was wondering if it could be yeast, too? I made up my own little treatment when ds (intact) had yeast and it worked so well. I took a small squirt of emu oil and mixed it with one drop of grapefruit seed extract and rubbed it on the infected area several times a day. The emu oil was very soothing and healing and the GSE kills the yeast. I am not sure if you could be that directly on the glans, though??<br><br>
My first ds is circ'ed too. Don't beat yourself up, mama. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I'd definitely stay away from bubble bath here...I can't tell you how many problems I hear from moms of both boys and girls with that stuff!
 

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I'd be careful of lotions. Some are full of alcohol and fragrances.<br>
Do you live in an area that is real hot right now?<br>
What about his underwear situation? I don't know if he has yeast or excema or what, but if he's irritated there, having it flop/rub in loose underwear all day may irritate him only more. My son wears those cotton boxer/briefs and they hold everything in place.<br><br>
Good luck. I hope he feels better soon!
 

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Boxer briefs, and monistat if it appears to be yeast.
 

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I put some lansinoh on the tip and the other parts of his body that are really dry. Hoping that helps a little - at least for now.<br><br>
Thanks for the hugs. I really need them. I don't have anyone IRL I can talk to about these feelings (not even DH) so I get really down.
 

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I would not use lotion, instead I'd rub in some ghee butter (you can buy in health food stores) or some organic coconut oil (which is also happen to be anti-yeast)
 
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