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heres some pics i took of her rash and her black eye from rubbing it (different post on here)i posted them big so you can see the detail:<br><br><a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/6901/arasharm1sj.jpg" target="_blank">http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/6901/arasharm1sj.jpg</a><br>
thats her red and dry arm<br><br><a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/1269/arashblackeye4lq.jpg" target="_blank">http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/1...lackeye4lq.jpg</a><br>
thats her black eye from rubbing so much<br>
you can see dry skin flakes,too<br><br><br><a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/7848/arashchest5gg.jpg" target="_blank">http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/7...shchest5gg.jpg</a><br>
sandpaper like rash on chest<br><br><a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/6889/arashchest29pd.jpg" target="_blank">http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/6...hchest29pd.jpg</a><br>
her chest again<br><br><a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/9986/arashknee3nv.jpg" target="_blank">http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/9...ashknee3nv.jpg</a><br>
her red knee<br><br><br><a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/5063/arashleg9uv.jpg" target="_blank">http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/5063/arashleg9uv.jpg</a><br>
flaking skin on her calf<br><br><a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/8764/arashneck8kc.jpg" target="_blank">http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/8...ashneck8kc.jpg</a><br>
red blotchy spots on her neck,not as dry as the rest of her body<br><br><a href="http://imageshack.us" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/5638/arashtummy3de.jpg" target="_blank">http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/5...shtummy3de.jpg</a><br>
her tummy.<br>
hope this helps you guys see what im dealing with
 

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From the pics it does look very similar to when dd started to break out with it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It could just be a food allergy tho. To see I would eliminate some things from your diet that are big eczema triggers. dairy, eggs, nuts.
 

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honestly I'd say it looks like a contact dermatitis rash.<br>
Check her soaps, her detergent on her clothing. Also look at your water, your detergents to clean her bath, your clothing. but the pattern of it being all over her body I'd guess baby wash. But it could also be to her clothing or your carpet if she's crawling around = question not where is it where isn't it?<br><br>
You should go soap free. Glycerin is a good start.<br><br>
I just don't see enough scaling, hard, oozing stuff to say ex. for sure. and it defn doesn't look like psori.
 

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yeah dermatitis and allergies smee to be the concencus ao far...<br>
so lets see ok i should look into her detergent,soap,etc..shes not crawling so i think our carpet is ok then..ummm..<br>
how do i go soap free?<br>
but yeah theres no scaling really and def no ooozing...<br><br>
oh and what foods are eczema triggers? i already dont eat dairy or eggs
 

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Oh no! I'm so sorry you are going through this, especially if it is eczema. DD had it bad, and it looked like this when it started. It concentrated on her cheeks back then, but now when she breaks out it is on her torso/buttocks/legs.<br><br>
Do you notice it going through periods of getting better or worse? How long has it been there? Did it come on all at once, or start in a small spot and then spread? If you keep a food diary, then her reactions during the day you can start to figure out a pattern if it is indeed food-related. DD would react to allergens in my milk about 6-12 hours after I'd eaten the offending food. Fussiness, colic, hiccups, spitup, anything out of the ordinary should be written down. I didn't know this back when I was pregnant, DD used to get hiccups constantly in utero as well as when she was a newborn. And she spit up A LOT. Big signs of allergy.<br><br>
Trigger foods can be nuts, seeds (DD is anaphylactic to cashews, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds, and was sensitive to coconut, walnut, sesame), soy, wheat and corn, as well as some fruits like tomatoes, strawberries, melon. You can be pretty much allergic to anything though.<br><br>
Good luck and hope you figure it out soon!
 

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My dd developed eczema when she was about 8 weeks old and it started out looking just like those pictures. It was all over her body and felt like sandpaper. Since then (she's 4 months now) it has gotten progressively worse and is now definitely scaly and oozy. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this. Hopefully it is just a mild environmental allergic reaction.<br><br>
Good luck figuring it out!! Oh, I think the main foods that cause eczema are wheat and dairy, with soy a close third. Of course it could be anything but I've always heard those 3 first.
 

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hi there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> thanks for replying. lets see...<br>
shes had it maybe 2 months now and it def seems like 1 day its getting better than the next day back to where we were or worse <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> it started in her neck area then spread down her back and then her tummy, now on her legs and arms,too.<br>
she hasnt really been spitting up much lately anymore. i dont intake dairy and ive been omitting soy from my diet, when she was smaller she would have green poo and get diaper rashes when i ate it.ive been bad and have sneeked it in here and there though.... bad mama, i know..ughhhh.<br>
ill have to eliminate some foods and see how it goes perhaps. i go to see her dr today at 1:00 so ill let you guys know what she says, weve already been in once for it about a month ago but its worse now. when we went in that time she didnt know what it was and gave us a topical fungal treatment for it. it didnt do anything so we stopped using it.<br>
oh and mamas, if i am to eliminate wheat.. what do you suggest i replace it with? im vegan so im really eliminating a lot from my diet and that kinda scres me for my health,you know? thanks so much mamas!!
 

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how do i go soap free?<br><br>
I'd say it looks like what the hospitals call linen rash, many babies skin is sensitive to soap, detergent. Hypoallergenic detergents are often still soaps.<br><br>
Buy a clear no fragrance glycerine soap like pears for her body.<br>
Wash her stuff in bakingsoda, vinegar or if someone can suggest a nonsoap/nodet/noperfume ? and I'd also suggest making sure her bedding, your bedding, your clothing is all soap free. My ds would react only on his face after we started doing his clothes and realised I had to do ours too.<br><br>
he actually outgrew it though.
 

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I would probably try going soap/detergent free first to see if it is indeed a contact dermatitis rash.<br><br>
In regards to food/diet, I think consulting with a nutritionist knowledgeable about vegan diets would be a good idea. Alternative grains you can try in the meantime are quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, rice. If it is not a gluten sensitivity, then you can do ancient types of wheat like kamut and spelt, triticale (a rye/wheat cross), oats, rye. I would try the non-gluten grains first though.<br><br>
And sometimes it takes a while from the time of exposure to clearing up...it would take at least a few days with DD which made it somewhat difficult to figure out what exactly she was reacting to. We food journaled and pulled our hair out A LOT until we finally figured out a pattern.
 

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ok ladies..results time!!!!!!<br><br><br>
drumroll......<br><br>
ok where should i start this.. such a s=long story.. ill give give you the quick review.<br><br>
spent a few hours in ER yesterday for my excruciating sinus pain that wouldnt go away. they gave me meds for it and told me i could take them while BF. i got home saw the package and it said not for BF. confusing,no?<br><br>
i posted on MDC and some other boards about it,no on got back to me i called my local bf support group and the mom said that the sudafed given to me has something bad in it but she couldnt rememebr why it was bad.<br>
i decided not to take it yet and i would just wait till we saw lini's dr at 1:00 for her appt for her rash. i love her dr and i knew she would help me.<br><br>
so fast forward to 1:00. we get there and wait and wait for 1 1/2 hours. finally a nurse comes into our room and says our dr is tied up in the nursery so she sent her to kinda check it out quick. she looks at it then says im gonna get dr.roe to look at it (fyi: dr roe is a bad dr,we dont like him, he told us bf doesnt fill up babies tummies ever and other anti-bf things) we were like GREAT!!! he came in and told us its the soap we are using we need to use johnson and jhnsons and nothing else. instead of arguing as to whjy we dont use that junk we just listened nodded our heads and then he left. as soon as he left dh said get lini dressed we are going up to the nursery to find our dr. i love my dh<br><br>
wewent up there and she had just left..ughh they paged her and she said to stay put shed be right up.. an hour later she came up.<br>
apparently she told the nurse to check out the rash and then call her so she kinda had an idea as to what she was gona be looking at but the nurse instead just got another dr...grrrrrrrr. so our dr sat down with us and checked out lini. she told me to disregard dr.roes idiotic words. (love her) she said shes not going to labvel it eczema yet but she thinks thats what it is. she wants my to completely cover her in aquaphor at least 3 times a day till the 24th(that our next appt with her) then we are going from there. i checked my meds with her and she said to very carefully take them b/c they will decrease my milk supply (ive only taken 1 so far and ive been good). we sta and talked about other things for awhile then she had to go.<br><br><br>
sooooo... lini right now has dermatitis with a possibility of it being eczema.<br>
and come to find out today from talking to my mom... my grandma,my brother and his kids all have eczema(why she didnt tell me this beforei dont know)...so its very possible lini has it tooo...<br>
phew!! thats the short version!!! ha,ha.<br>
so im trying the aquaphor things right now i want to get something all natruarl instead htough...<br>
you guys have any suggestions? it needs to be fragrance free and hypoallergenic.<br>
thanks ofr your concerns everyone!!!<br>
and hey doesnt look like allergies as of yet!! i hope it stays that way. thanks for all your help!!!
 

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Glad to hear that your doctor's appt eventually worked out!<br><br>
Re: eczema & natural remedies: you will probably find a lot of info in the eczema tribe thread <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=289118" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=289118</a><br><br>
Since ours was food allergy related, nothing really helped topically until we cut the offending allergens out of our diet. Some people have good luck with supplements like quercetin, EFAs and MSM.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I've had good luck with rubbing evening primrose oil on my dd's eczema. It completely cleared her scalp and diaper area. Apparently the GLA (an EFA) in it is something that some eczema babies are lacking. We tried aquaphor but it made it worse for us for some reason. If you don't want to use a petroleum product, you could try Unpetroleum Jelly.<br><br>
Keep us updated!
 
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