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At first I thought it was a heat rash...but it's spreading. I'm posting a picture. Can you help me identify? And possible remedies? (ds is 10 mts old)<br>
TIA.<br><br>
Samsoleil<br><br><a href="http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/natrusty/detail?.dir=/9bab&.dnm=f10b.jpg" target="_blank">http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/nat...&.dnm=f10b.jpg</a><br><br>
It's hard to tell, but it's worse than it looks. It was hard to get a good shot cause of the darn flash.<br>
There are three pics in all. If you are familiar, or have any ideas, pls let me know.<br><br>
ETA: It's ONLY on his back. Nowhere else.
 

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Gosh, it is hard to tell. Does it itch? Is he running a fever? Are there any on his genitalia? Or butt?
 

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My son had a similar rash recently. It went away the next day. How long has he had it. DS was I believe from heat.
 

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Doesn't seem to bother him, but they are blister like. IT's not chicken pox, been thru that with dd.<br>
I know it's hard to tell. I really don't want to go to the doctor's, I know he'll prescribe some kind of antibiotic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">
 

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He's had it for a few wks, but it seems to be getting worse. They (bumps) started out really tiny...now, like I said, they're like blisters....
 

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I would wait it out. Antibiotics will only push inward whatever his body is trying to rid itself of.<br><br>
Are they oozing? Any drainage?<br><br>
Has he had any vaccines about a week or two before he got the first bump?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"><br><br>
I just wish I knew *what it was* sigh.
 

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He has never received any vacs, no drainage. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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A friend of mine's newborn had similar rash a few weeks ago. It started there and spread everywhere, 2 weeks later it disappeared (yay for noninterventive healthcare <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ).<br><br>
No fever, right?<br>
Dry flaky skin elsewhere?
 

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No fever, no flaky skin. Nothing. Well, one of his eyes has been red. I thought it was pink eye at first, but there is no running from the eye, or anything.<br>
Maybe it's just good old hay fever? (pollen allergy?)
 

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It kind of looks like a heat rash to me. Ds used to get them all the time when we had a window unit air conditioner in only two rooms of the house. I noticed that since we moved to a place with central air, and a car with air conditioning our kids don't get those rashes anymore. If it is a heat rash it will go away in a day or two without any treament. The only way I know to prevent them is to dress lightly, and try not to let ds get overheated and sweaty. This was hard to do back in the day when our car didn't have air conditioning. In the summer, ds would get overheated in the carseat and get those rashes. Once I figured it out, I would dress him in a diaper only, no clothes, or just a light tank t-shirt and a diaper. I kept him cooled down by wiping him on his body frequently with bottled water on a cloth baby wipe, this worked at reducing the rashes. What comes to mind is they have those cool fan squirt bottles now, that would really come in handy for keeping ds cool on outings and things over the summer.
 

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I thought heat rash too, but it's been a few wks now, and the blisters are bigger than when they first appeared....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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If he is not hurting, no drainage, no vaccine damage, no fever, no itching, in other words, it only looks bad, I would really leave it alone. His little body is trying to rid itself of something and is doing the job in that way.<br><br>
I thought at first CP even though you said no. And I think you are right if it's not on the front of his body by now (in my kids it started on the back and spread to their privates next). And the rash has been there too long anyway for CP.<br><br>
Give him a bath every day and let him soak in the tub for about 10 minutes without bubble bath or soap.<br><br>
I don't think it's bubble bath, it would not be just on the back -<br><br>
Spiders usually bit only in two or three places -<br><br>
I do hope it's not <b>good old hey fever</b>. That wouldn't be so good.<br><br>
But the best chance of avoiding a chronic condition is to let - whatever he has - run its course.
 

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Yes. I will let it run its course. But just curious, if it is hay fever, is that a big problem? I have it, and so does dd. Other than itchy eyes, and lots of sneezing, we get thru it?
 

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I can't help for your ds's rash but, for your hay fever, have you tried honey??? Local raw honey can really help with allergies (the <i>local</i> part is really important, you want it to contein the pollen of the plant you're reacting to!) One teaspoon a day all year long... (this could help your dd too, but you'd have to wait a little to give it to your ds... )<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks for the tip Val, I'll try it!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I guess it depends on how sever it is and whether you can manage without medication or not. But, no matter what, we always have to make the best of things and you seem to have that positive attitude. Great for you!
 

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The chiro gave us this tip when he saw ds's eyes at this time of year (ds was 20 months) - the trees behind our house are full of flowers (can't tell you what kind of trees they are... still searching :LOL )<br><br>
I've run out of local honey this winter... ds's allergies are showing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> (less than before, but I know I'll have to buy a good quantity of honey next fall!!!)
 
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