Childhood Illnesses: Hydracortisone

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Baby Has Dry Skin? Eczema?

I have a 5 1/2 month old son. About a week ago I noticed a small rash-like area on his tummy. Since then it has spread to his shoulders and back. It's patchy and rough. I don't know if it's just dry skin? I usually bathe him everyday, so I don't know if it's just too much bathing. Or if it's from the COLD weather. I live in North Idaho and it's been quite cold lately. He's only outside on the weekends, so I'm not sure if the cold weather would be causing it. What is baby eczema? Does that sound like what he has? I would...

Chicken Pox

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Anyone Ever Have an Older Child Get the Chicken Pox Virus?

My youngest daughter, who is eleven, has a case of shingles. She, along with her older sister and brother, had chicken pox when they were young. She was only six months old at the time. Well, one week ago, on the first day of school (of all days) she asked us to look at her nose and we thought that she possibly had developed a rash on the bridge of her nose from her glasses rubbing on them. She was already nervous about meeting all new kids in her classroom and now she had this rash (it was very subtle and hardly visable with her...