Baby Rash?

Posted July 9th, 2011 in Ume and Baby 4 Comments »

Rash on his face went clean, but under his chin and ear area stayed all red for weeks and it was getting really worse.  It started bleeding and his ears were cracked. Every time I put cream on the area he cried, as if it’s painful.

I stopped using soap in the bath long time ago, and clean his face and body with soft cloth every day.  I moisturise the rash as often as needed, but he kept wiping it off with his shoulders and hands.  He does this “scratching motion” using his hands/arms since he was newborn, so I thought it’s his habit and is not because it’s itchy.  I just wished his face returns to beautiful baby skin.

But, after the bleeding and the skin becoming dark red colour, I finally took him to GP.  I really should have done it earlier, but I thought it was just normal baby rash.  The skin condition went terribly bad suddenly (in 1 or 2 days).

GP said it’s pretty bad, and told me to put steroid cream on his rash.  Although he is still a 4-month-old baby and steroid cream maybe too strong on his skin, it’s the best way to soothe the rash.  Only a thin layer, twice a day for a week.

The cream worked like magic.  It must be a really strong medicine, yap.  But I’m happy to see his skin being much cleaner.  Hi ears are not cracking anymore.

I don’t know why he got this terrible rash…  Cold air, blanket, saliva, milk, etc etc… there could be many causes, but I hope it doesn’t recur again.


4 Comments on “Baby Rash?”

  1. 1 monica said at 12:24 pm on July 9th, 2011:

    rash is really quite troublesome isn’t it? my little boy has the same problem. Vaporiser helps, moisturizer helps, and definitely cortizone cream helps (though I don’t really like applying it to his skin.. ) I’ve been told that he’ll outgrow this problem by 1-2 yrs old (why does it take so long??) but in the meantime, hope all goes well with Hiro. Let’s keep up the good work, Ume-san!

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 7:35 am on July 10th, 2011:

    Hi Monica,

    It is… 🙁
    As you said, I’ve read/heard that rash usually stays for a quite long time but eventually it’ll go away. I sure hope so. His skin is very good now, but I’m not sure if it’s because he is wearing the cream.
    Thanks, I hope your little one will have beautiful skin back soon too!

  3. 3 Niina said at 10:05 am on July 25th, 2011:

    Hi I just found your blog and I love it! I’m half-Japanese but I have lived here since I was a little girl.

    Steroid cream isn’t very good for the skin, it can make it thin. I have dermatitis and I use a cream called MooGoo. They make a special cream for rashes you can buy from their online store or from a health food store. I used to have terrible rashes on my legs but since using moogoo it has gone away. I think you should try it, it is natural and good for baby’s skin 🙂

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 8:51 am on July 26th, 2011:

    Hi Nina,

    Thanks so much for the info! Yeah I didn’t want to use steroid if I could. I will try out this cream 😀

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