Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The face rash..

We have been battling a face rash off and on pretty much since Caroline was born. She had bad baby acne and outgrew that, then the rash started. We talked to her pedi about it several times and we always chalked it up to drool from teething, the weather changing, the pacifier rubbing, etc. I started thinking it might be a food allergy because it gets worse/flares up after she has certain fruits..so we cut out those fruits, then the rash came back.

We finally got a referral to a dermatologist and we went the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. He was great and pretty much said it's just excema and it keeps getting infected. He said that drool, the pacifier, food, weather changes, etc. causes flare ups and it's easy for the face to get infected when she has a flare up. We've tried a few different creams in the past without any luck, but the stuff we have now is amazing! Her face cleared up over night. We have two different steroid creams to use depending on the severity of the flare up. We also have to use vaseline all the time and bathe her in a 3/4 bath with 1/4 cup of bleach three times a week. I seriously can't believe how clear her skin is!

Here are some pictures of what we've been dealing with..and some pictures now.
Her face has not been this clear in a long time!

3 comments:

KJJ Houston said...

steph can you please email me at strehlow_jessica@att.net
I want to find out what steroids or meds they are called. We are on a few and they are not working. He has this very bad on his legs, we have already gone to a derm but not a pediatric one ...so maybe we need to do that. Please give me the names of what you are using! thanks!! She looks wonderful!

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Oh poor baby girl! Does is itch or bother her?? Oliver has really sensitive skin and gets rashes all the time, thankfully Madi doesn't seem to take after him in that area. Glad you found something that's working!!

Abe said...

Hey, can you also share with me what steroid cream helped. Thanks!
abracastle@gmail.com :)