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Old 03-05-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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Pimply Rash on 18 Month Old

My son is 18 months old and on several occasions develops a rash on his chest, back and stomach. The rash is small raised pimply type with some small white in the center of each.

He does not seem to be itching at all. The rash come and gone now for almost 8 months. Our pediatrician tried numerous things (anti microbal wash, and even antibiotics thinking it was viral).

After the last bout we finally got a referral to a dermatologist and they attributed it to a possibly allergic reaction to penicillin since he just finished a dose of Augmentin from an inner ear infection.

The dermatologist prescribed a steroid cream (cannot remember the exact name) The rash disappeared but I am unsure if the cream did it because like I said before the condition has come and gone on its own over some time now.

Today we had a follow up visit to the dermatologist after 2 weeks and of course the rash reappeared 1 day prior to the visit. It completely cleared up and then came back.

The dermatologist seems to think it is from ingesting something but not necessarily a food allergy. He told us to continue to cream and to try Benadryl

Has anyone had anything similar or have any ideas?

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Old 03-17-2007, 06:16 PM   #2
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Re: Pimply Rash on 18 Month Old

Hey there!

I also have an 18 month old with the exact same problem. He broke out with the exact same rash just a week ago, it gets better, then worse. I have not taken him to the doc, our doctor is one hour away, and I have been told that babies get soooo many rashes, so I am at a loss. I am doing research on the net tonight, if I find out anything I will post in here to let you know!

Old 03-18-2007, 11:12 AM   #3
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Re: Pimply Rash on 18 Month Old

Ditto, red, pimply, rash mostly on his chest. We use hydrocortizone cream after bath 1x a day. I've refused to go the Benedryl route yet...I'm just not comfortable with that yet. Dr is attributing to formula so we may switch to soy if it gets any worse, but it seems pretty good for now. I guess you could keep a food journal to see if it is something he is eating?

Old 03-21-2007, 03:42 AM   #4
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Re: Pimply Rash on 18 Month Old

Also, think about laundry soap...I just switched from Ivory snow, to Tide...I cannot say that this is exactly when the rash appeared....however, I switched back just to be sure!

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