My Baby Looks Like a Leper

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In the past 24 hours, my adorable, smooth skinned little chunk a monk has turned into a leper. I really have never seen anything like it. He went from having the most beautiful, smooth baby skin to being covered chin to ankle in a million tiny puss filled blisters.

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Severe Eczema & Staph infection

You are probably assuming what I did initially, that he has chicken pox.

But NOPE, that is not the case at all.

He is covered with an inflamed form of eczema and staph.

I didn’t even know this was possible. All of my children have always had mild skin sensitivities. Lu had moderate eczema until we figured out her food allergies but little man has only shown a sensitivity to eggs and I haven’t eaten any in months.

(Sorry for the poor quality pictures. I had to use my Iphone because trying to get a picture and hold his hands is hard work.)

Needless to say, this whole thing came as a complete shock.

I have racked my head trying to thing of something we have changed or that I have eaten but I can’t come up with even the slightest variance in our normal routine. Same detergent (Tide). Same soap/lotion (California Baby). He is on a new antibiotic for an ear infection but the doctor assured me that this type of infection wouldn’t not be an allergic reaction to this particular antibiotic. If anything, it should be making his skin better not worse.

I am so thankful that I have my BabyKicks premium washies. These have been a life saver today. I have to wash him ever so gently to make sure that I don’t rupture any of the blisters and spread the staph even more. Plus he is supposed to be bathed daily to keep the skin moist before I apply the various medicated cream that the doctor prescribed. I love that the premium washie has a little pocket I can stick my hand in and keep from touching the infected areas myself. Plus the hemp-fleece is extra soft making it super gentle on his skin.

Fortunately he doesn’t seem to be in any pain or discomfort. He is his normal, happy self  despite looking like leper. I am really hoping the combination of a steroid, topical antibiotic and handfuls of Aveeno eczema will have his skin healed up quickly. I feel so bad for him. Until then, he will be greased up like a monkey and living in his pajamas to keep from scratching himself.

Have you ever seen anything like this? Any other suggestions that what I mentioned above? I am open to anything. 



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    Aww! Poor little man. :( When I first looked at it, I thought it was hand/foot/mouth disease because that’s what Baby C’s looked like.

    A lot of moms I know with kids that have eczema, said switching to non-toxic cleaners and detergents has helped so much. Also, try a probiotic. Many times when the gut is not as healthy as it can be, it will show symptoms in other areas, such as the skin. My skin is really bad in the winter time. I recently got a humidifier for my room and have seen such a difference. Maybe that will help too. Aw! This is no fun. But I’m so glad it’s not bothering him.
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