Red Blotches

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AmandaManns - February 18

My son is 14 months old and within the last 2 months or so he has gotten these red blotches on his arm and legs. They started out on his left leg and he had like 4 red blotches. They look like dry skin but they are red and are like a patchy spot. I noticed he also had one on his arm at the time. I asked his doctor about it and he simply said it looked like dry skin and just to make sure to put plenty of lotion on them. Well the other night I noticed now it has moved to his right leg and he has like 5 or 6 of these patches. They are still on his left leg too but not as bad. They do not seem to bother him at all but I just wonder what they are. Any ideas??

 

shannan - February 18

My son is 8 months and has something similiar. He has dry red blotches on his back . The ped. said that they were from a virus and keep them moist (use vasoline or lotion 2x a day) and they should go away in a couple of weeks. Hope that helps!

 

Rabbits07 - February 18

Sounds like it could be eczema as well....try Aquafor or Eucerin Creme or Baby Aveeno lotion.

 

AmandaManns - February 18

Thank you ladies for your help! I will try to keep them more moisturized although I do use lotion 2x a day I will try to do it more often. I was just worried that it could be something different, but maybe I am just over reacting.

 

Rans - February 18

Could it be ring worm? Google ringworm and look at some pictures of it and you will know. It sounds gross but it is just a fungus, like athletes foot. It is completely treatable with a cream and can come from cats, other people or soil. Ringworm is red patches, that are slightly raised with a more definite outer ring if that makes sense. Look at some pictures and you will know right away. Your doctor can do sc___pings of it to determine if it is or not. Ring worm is much easier to treat than eczema, so its not too bad if that is what it is. GL

 

Rabbits07 - February 18

Just thought I would mention that the fragrance in some lotions will actually aggravate eczema, so it's important to use a lotion specifically geared for eczema such as those I mentioned (I'm sure there are others as well, but those are ones I know of). I know you said you lotion him up 2x a day so I thought I would mention the importance of what you use if it were to be eczema.

 

AmandaManns - February 18

At first I thought that it was ringworm, but I saw pictures and it is definitely not. It doesnt have a ring appearance to it they are just spots and they aren't really raised but dry. Its hard to explain. I also just found a bottle of Aveeno lotion and I used that on him today since it is fragrance frree and Rabbits07 recommended it.

 

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