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Red Bumps on Cheeks

My son has had red bumps on the face his some time. I have put different lotions and creams that the doc or other moms have said to help with it. The doc says it is baby ecezma. It doesn't seem to really bother him. Well the other day i have noticed that it is starting to development on his arms. I hope that he grows out of it like the doc said. Has any other mothers out there had to deal with this and what did you do?

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My older son had that until he was about 2 years old and even longer in the winter months. It did get progressively better, but I had to stay on top of it to keep it in control. I found the best combo to get rid of it was hydrocortizone and Aquaphor. And Aquaphor did the best to keep it from coming back. I always applied it to his cheeks/arms and legs after every bath.

Good luck!!

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You may have already had this recommendation, however it worked with my daughter. We used a cream called Aquaphor Healing Ointment. It is pretty greasy, but it worked. It is great for many other things as well. Good luck!

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My older son had that until he was about 2 years old and even longer in the winter months. It did get progressively better, but I had to stay on top of it to keep it in control. I found the best combo to get rid of it was hydrocortizone and Aquaphor. And Aquaphor did the best to keep it from coming back. I always applied it to his cheeks/arms and legs after every bath.

Good luck!!

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My son has baby eczema. It started on his face & then spread to his arms...right around his elbows. I switched my detergent to All Clean & Free, and switched all of his bath products. We use Aveeno wash & shampoo for babies & Cetaphil for the areas that are broken out. We also use CeraVe (you can find this at CVS) to keep him moisturized. I would highly recommend all of the above!! If it gets worse, I'd take him to the dermatologist for some stronger prescription meds. That's what we had to do :) Good luck!!!

I am a big believer that skin issues like this are usually a product of what your baby is around. Instead of trying to remedy the rash, why not try and figure out why it is there and see if you can fix the root of the problem.

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GL!

Hi L.,
My nephew had baby ecezema and they switched him to soy based formula and at a year soy based milk and it really did the trick. Just a thought.
Take care, Jen

Hi L.,

Eczema as you know now is quite common, but that doesn't mean he(or you) have to live with it. My son has had it for several months. We started by eliminated everything that could be a culperate. Food items( for both of us, since he is breastfed and now on solids and breastmilk), detergents, dogs/cats, as much dust as possible. Anything you can think of we tried to limit if not eliminate from his area. He is much better now, but it was a long diffecult path. Just stay true to what you are comfortable with and stick to your heart. DOcs will offer meds and creams, which in my experience sometimes work, sometimes don't. We use vanicream - a very 'clean' lotion and quite nice when he needs the extra moisture. It doesn't have any harmful additives and such. Pharmacies carry it since it is used as a compounding cream. Just take your time and do what you are comfortable with. I'd be happy to chat if you need or want to. V.

L.,

Ecezma is not an easy mountain to climb. The key to to make sure you keep it under control before it becomes ITCHY. Have some Eucerin, Benadryl, and Aveeno oatmeal bath ready. And don't be afraid to use the "steriod cream" that your doctor will probably prescribe. It does wonders on my hands, and my nephew has used it on his face for almost 14 years.
Also, it is a hard hard task, but you can try eliminating items from Jakob's diet to try to figure out it there is a food source causing it. Some people insist it is food related - I think some of us simply get stuck with it.

Good luck!
E.

Hi L.!! It does sound like ezcema. I have a few friends that have (or their children have) the same issue. They've switched their products (cleaning, hygiene, etc) to all natural products. Once they got the chemicals/toxins out of their house, their ezcema cleared right up and hasn't come back!

If you'd like to hear more - please contact me! I'd love to help you out!

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Hi L.:

I have eczema as does my 2 year old. I've found that using gentle lotions and soaps is important. Keeping the skin moisturized with Aveeno or Gentle Naturals Eczema cream has alleviated the rash. I've noticed that getting overheated can make eczema worse in places like the backs of her knees. When she was a baby I dressed her in shorts and short sleeved tops to keep her arms and legs from getting too hot. If it gets too irritated I use a small amount of hydrocortizone cream prescribed by her doctor. It has kept the eczema under control. Now that she's 2 years, the eczema has calmed down and her skin looks much healthier. Hope this helps!

I have this and so does my daughter. I've had two doctors give it two different names. We've tried creams...everything!! Nothing worked. I just have the red bumps on my arms and my daughter has them on her face and arms...really bad. They don't hurt ...just embarrasing. I too have been told that it's several different things. Good luck and let me know if you find something that works.

You may have already had this recommendation, however it worked with my daughter. We used a cream called Aquaphor Healing Ointment. It is pretty greasy, but it worked. It is great for many other things as well. Good luck!

My daughter had it too... she was a winter baby and I've heard it is from the dry winter weather?? Not sure about that... but we put lotion on her constantly. My dr. said not to give her bath everyday b/c that dries out the skin more. It will eventually just go away...

Both of my children had the same problem for months! If he still has it, though, I would try using different soaps. My son (1 year) has very sensitive skin and eczema, so we've had to try a lot of different things, too. Different things work on everyone differently, though, so it will just be a lot of trial and error.
When my son had the baby acne really bad, the only thing that cleared it up was Arbonne's baby soap and lotion. Now I am buying Aveno's gentle baby soap and the baby cream (it's very thick) that says it's good for eczema. I still really like the Arbonne, but I'm too last minute to be able to wait to get it in after I order it. LOL My dr has also highly suggested Bag Balm for everything and it seems to work well, too. Good luck!!

My 9 month old is having the same problem and I still breast feed and have realized that it comes up when I eat certain foods like tomatoes and citrus stuff. I try to avoid those foods and I put Aquaphor lotion on him. I do know another mom whose baby only had it on his cheeks and she discovered that it was from diary products. So my advice would be try eliminating certain allergy foods first see if it clears then introduce again one food at at time slowly waiting about 4 days to see if he starts reacting.

My son (12 months) also has baby eczema and his has covered his whole body at times. For us, Aveeno body wash and lotion work better than others. Also, we have used a steroid cream at times and that usually works as well. Our dr. keeps telling us also that it will go away w/ age....and it doesn't bother our son either. Supposedly it gets better on the face once they stop teething/drooling.

My son had baby ecezma (which he did grow out of). He had his on his legs, trunck and arms. The product (non prescription) that I found which worked great on him was the Aveeno Cream... I believe it actually says ecezma on the bottle(it's been a couple of years). But it was their super duper stuff - nice and thick. It didn't seem to iritate his skin which was a nice bonus!
Good Luck :)
A.

Yes, both my kids have it. They got it from their daddy. It seems to be triggerd by seasons with mine. I use the Gental Naturals Baby Ecezma Cream after their baths. When it is really bad I use the Aveno with the soothing oatmeal bath wash. I had to change laundry detergents and that has really helped. I use the Tide Free for Sensitive Skin and NO fabric softener or dryer sheets. When my DD gets bad on her arms I use the OTC Cortizone Cream 1% and after 3 days of use 2 times a day, hers really clears up. All kids are different and keep in mind that some may not grow out of it. My hubby is 31 and he stills has it from since he was young. Good Luck!

Hi L.,

My 3.5 year old daughter has had this same thing for as long as I can remember - mostly on her arms, but some on her legs and occasionally on her cheeks. We ended up taking her to a pediatric dermatologist, who said it was baby eczema, too. She gave us a prescription for very mild benzoil perioxide cream and foam for moisturizing. I honestly never got it filled, as using these kinds of products on her so early made me nervous. The dermatologist also said it would go away as she got older, too, and it is much better than it was when she was younger. AT bath time we also only use natural bathing products to avoid any irritation.

I hope this helps!
A.

L.,
Hi. It sounds like it is ecezma My grandson has it but we use the Arbonne baby lotion and it keeps it gone(don't think it cures it but does stop the itching and redness)I have a five day system I would love to send you to try If you want to send me your mailing address.It is a pure safe and beneifical products and has no animal by-products in it.Plus it is very afforded. You can go to my web site and look up the product.valeriehampton.myarbonne.com
Take care and God Bless,V.

My son has these small red bumps on his upper back. He had a dr appt yesterday so I asked the doc about them and she said it was due to the heat. It doesnt bother him so I haven't applied any creams because sometimes that can make it worse.
When my son was under 6 mos, sometimes he would get these little bumps on his face and I found that soaking his face with a wet warm cloth(water only,no soap) that it helped clear it up.

My son has the same thing. He's 21 months old and has had baby eczema since he was a newborn. I occassionally have to put a steroid cream on him when it flares up, but it comes and goes. It doesn't bother him, you'll just notice everyone has to point it out to you. "Do you know he's got this rash on his face?" NO!? I didn't notice my own babies face! It's gotten better for my son as he's gotten closer to being 2 years old. It will probably get better. I wouldn't worry.

My daughter has this too and it is eczema and yes I think they do grow out of it. Hers has gotten progressively better as she has gotten older. It is now just in the bends of her arms and backs of her knees (in the bends).

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