My son has added another Doctor to his chart...
2. Surgeon (recommended at birth)
3. Cardiologist (recommended at 2 months old)
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
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.
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.
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.