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Infant Acne or Rash??

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  • Posted By: Shannon Mama
  • February 22, 2007
  • 01:01 AM

My son was born with what looked like small whiteheads in patches on his arms, legs, and now face (cheeks) At first I thought possibly they were just dry patches, and I applied lotion daily to the affected areas. As he grew older, I noticed that the rash/acne became worse. He is now 8mos. The rash/acne is all over the legs, arms, and the cheeks. The rash/acne can sometimes become very red on the cheeks. The Doc. believes that it may be exzema along with another form of rash, and prescribed him anit-itch cream, which does not make any difference.

To me the rashes look like small whiteheads all over the legs, arms, and cheeks. Sometimes it looks worse and sometimes it looks fine. I use everything fragrance free and have tested all group 1 foods and all is well. The rash does not seem to be painful or itchy. I am unsure of what this may be......If anyone has any suggestions it would be a great help. Thank You. :)

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    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 01:09 PM
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  • How are his bowel movements? Does he have trouble with diarrhea or constipation? Is he taking formula or are you breastfeeding? If he was born with this rash it could be he has candida issues - have you had any candida issues? It is very common to have problems while pregnant and they can manifest as symptoms other than vaginal yeast infections. Visit www.candidasupport.org and www.wholeapproach.com for more info. Candida can cause eczema like rashes. If you think this may be the problem, I recommend Threelac as it is very safe and very effective. For his size, I would just give him a very small amount (1/8 teasp) and see if it clears up. Best wishes.DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 04:28 PM
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