My son has added another Doctor to his chart...

1. Pediatrician
2. Surgeon (recommended at birth)
3. Cardiologist (recommended at 2 months old)
and, number:
4. Dermatologist (recommended today and he is 4 months old).

My poor little fella.
I wonder what doctor will be added at 6 months?
There seems to be a pattern here. Lol

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Melissa MiddletonPennington Gap, Virginia
    05/12/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Awww....so what is going on with his skin that he has to see a dermatologist?
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    05/12/14
    Melissa Middleton
    I haven't a clue. I am baffled by this bizarre rash on his body. I think it's eczema, but I am unsure. It tends worse in the heat, or so I've noticed. It's on his arms, legs, chest, and tummy.

    First his pediatrician said it was ringworm and prescribed a topical cream. It has been months and it still has not gone away, so I took him back to the doctor. I told him it has not gone away; it has gotten worse. Now he tells me he doesn't know what it is. I am thinking of switching pediatricians. I didn't think it was ringworm to begin with, and an intern thought it was eczema as well as an older nurse, but the doctor said otherwise.

    I use ALL free and clear, Aveeno lotions (I stopped those to see if it was that, but it didn't go away). He uses Dove sensitive bath soap (since he was a few weeks old). Luvs were causing a rash on his bottom and testicles so we went back to Pampers, and the rash on his bottom and testicles went away.

    I tried some other creams (for babies) for skin irritants, but nothing has helped.

    The rash has a rough texture. It almost looks like a poison oak rash but he has not been near any toxic plants.

    I am hoping the cause of this will be found so we can fix it.
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      05/12/14
      Dulcinea Hubbard
      why so many doctors?
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      05/12/14
      Melissa Middleton
      He has a Cardiologist for his heart. He has a narrow valve near the aorta that connects the pulmonary valve to the pulmonary artery--it causes poor blood flow to his heart. It has not gotten better, but it has not gotten worse, so it is being monitored as he grows.

      He has a surgeon because two fingers on each hand are fused together (webbed severely). He has to have them separated sometime in August-September.

      Both the fused fingers and heart condition cause him to be delayed in motor skills because it causes fatigue. So, he has a physical therapist that comes in our home once a week to work with him (I do the remaining days).

      And now he has a mysterious rash all over his body.
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        05/12/14
        Melissa Middleton
        Thank you, Sheila. :) It seems like one thing after another, but we get through.
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        05/13/14
        Melissa Middleton
        Not yet. I am hoping the dermatologist will trace the cause.

        But, I was in the kitchen cooking yesterday evening, and I thought to myself: You know, things could be worse; he could be worse. True, he has many health issues but he is not dying from them nor hospitalized like some children. I am able to have him home and here with me. My heart goes out to those children and parents who are enduring far worse.
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        05/13/14
        Melissa Middleton
        Thank you. :) It could be worse though. I am grateful it is not.
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          05/12/14
          Dulcinea Hubbard
          wow! that must be very uncomfortable for your baby and you. have you try to put baking soda on his rush? I remember my son had a rough rush all over his back and legs so I put baking soda and started to go away. I also heard that oregano oil help with rushes. there drops you can put in his juice.
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          About Melissa Middleton
          Current: Pennington Gap, Virginia
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          Mother of an active son, a precious baby girl, & a diva step-daughter (who lives with us). I am an artist, baker, organic gardener, frugal liver, & a Christian--happily married to my best-friend. Blogger at www.chasingwildhorses.com