Re: 6 month old with what looks to be a rash/dried out skin?
Is is possible that the child could have strep throat? You did not mention how long the rash has been there. We recently had strep go through our house twice, once in November and January. I was, sick, had a horrible sore throat and fever. My 2 year old just did not feel good, had a slight fever, and slightly red little bumps all over this chest, that felt like sandpaper. I was tested for strep came back negative, but they treated me anyway. Two days later (the meds worked on me, and I did have strep, it just did not test positive on the rapid test) I took my 2 year old old to pediatrician, and he tested positive. The rash is a sign of strep throat. Again in January, we got strep, and me, my 4 year old, and 2 year old. All had horrible rashes. Mine was on my face, and the boys were on their chests and bellies.
I wanted to let you know that a rash could be a sign of strep. Have you come in contact with someone who has had it? Or it could be just a pesky old skin rash, for which I like eucerin. Good luck.