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Rashes on Childs legs and Arms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 21, 2011
  • 03:51 AM

My daughter is 5 years old and for the past 3 years these same rashes appear on the back of her legs behind the knees and in front of the elbows where her arm bends together. And they always come back on both sides (L/R) of her body. These rashes come and go. At first we thought it was food allergy and when we would take her off of milk/dairy the rashes would go away for a while. Then when they came back we would take her off of wheat, thinking it might be a food allergy. The rashes would go away then come back. We've taken her to 3 of the best skin doctors we could find and they said it was scoriasis or exzema, but the medications the wanted us to put on the rashes would cause the rashes to inflame and was extremely painfull to my daughter. Can some one please help me.!? photos are attached.

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  • My daughter is 5 years old and for the past 3 years these same rashes appear on the back of her legs behind the knees and in front of the elbows where her arm bends together. And they always come back on both sides (L/R) of her body. These rashes come and go. At first we thought it was food allergy and when we would take her off of milk/dairy the rashes would go away for a while. Then when they came back we would take her off of wheat, thinking it might be a food allergy. The rashes would go away then come back. We've taken her to 3 of the best skin doctors we could find and they said it was scoriasis or exzema, but the medications the wanted us to put on the rashes would cause the rashes to inflame and was extremely painfull to my daughter. Can some one please help me.!? photos are attached.THANK YOU! Hi, first off, im no dr. but i do have two children of my own, who both have exzema, and with it, all that you have said, is what i have been going through with my children. It will come and go. The best thing for her is to keep her skin hydrated, non-scented lotions, cool baths, not hot ones, try to keep her out of the heat as much as possible. As for the creams, with both of my boys, at first will burn, and seem to make it worse, but as you use it more and more each day, (after bath time is best) then it slowly goes away. I hope this comes to some use for you, im sorry she has to deal with such a horrible thing. I hope she gets better.
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  • Sounds like heat rash. Behind the knees and the bends of the elbows are areas where sweat/moisture build up and due to bending, not always available to air.
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  • Yes I have been having this problem since I was a baby I am a teen now but the thing I use to make it go away at section of times is the Nivea Soft cream. It works I use it after showers but it comes back for me cause I have the temptation to itch it! If you don't mind it (if you put it on at night and sleep with it on your under knees and over elbows) it will go away. I have took this cream from the doctor but it did not work. If your problem is so bad I would recommend going to a "quick doctor" if you know what I mean? Please tell me if this note is helpful to you.
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  • Yes I have been having this problem since I was a baby I am a teen now but the thing I use to make it go away at section of times is the Nivea Soft cream. It works I use it after showers but it comes back for me cause I have the temptation to itch it! If you don't mind it (if you put it on at night and sleep with it on your under knees and over elbows) it will go away. I have took this cream from the doctor but it did work. If your problem is so bad I would recommend going to a "quick doctor" if you know what I mean? Please tell me if this note is helpful to you.
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