Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Skin Woes

Okay, fellow bloggers, I once again come to you for advice. Josh seems to have pretty sensitive skin, but today his stomach has erupted into red blotches. He typically has dry, bumpy, slightly redder areas on his back, but not like what he has today. I took a photo for your viewing pleasure. What do you think? Could it just be hives or an allergy of some sort? I rubbed him down with baby oil this week because he seemed extra dry. I'm wondering if we need to change our laundry soap... I just started using Tide a few weeks ago. It smells so good, I'd hate to think of not using it. Or at least whats left of it. Should I mention it to his pediatrician, to see what her suggestion would be? I have a cousin who has sensitive skin and has to stay away from fragrant soaps and things. I'm not even sure what to think, so I apologize for sounding quite vague and unfounded... Ideas? Anyone?

4 comments:

Annie said...
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Annie said...

Our kiddo is allergic to everything. We use Johnson Head to Toe body wash, it's hypoallergenic. We've washed everything that touches his skin in mild fragrance free laundry soap. Anything lotion wise is for sensitive skin. He still itches but at least we know we are doing the best we can to prevent that. And it really seems to help. Good luck.

Martha said...

Wash his little clothes in a mild detergent and see if it helps. That is likely what the dr will tell you to try. Exaust those avenues before you go to the professionals unless serious complications arise.

Kim said...

Hey sweetie, my kids have bad allergies, and exema, I always use free soap, that is , free of fragrance, and other things. I use White dove on their skin, and aquafor to lubricate their skin. When Abby gets dry, and I put lotion or oil on her she gets real red and cryies, cause it stings. The aquafor is the only thing the dr prescribes for their skin and oatmeal bath seems to cool the skin, or baking soda bath. If they seem to be going through a hard time I avoid tomato based products, and citris based products. I hope this helps, let me know how he is doing.