Sunday, May 31, 2009

Scratch Here Scratch There

I wrote about CE's itchy red patch on his stomach area last week. It has become worse since then. As there was no improvement after applying the Foban-H cream that his paediatrician prescribed, we brought him back for check-up again on Monday. The doctor said it doesn't look like normal rashes so he asked us to consult a skin specialist.

Went to see the specialist on Wednesday. Doctor said it's viral infection. This could last for weeks, even months. He prescribed another cream. It's a combination of 2 medicine - Crotamiton and Ge****yein (can't decipher the nurse's writing :-|). Really pity the little boy as it's very itchy. Luckily there's no other discomfort. But he's been a good boy as he stays very still for me to apply the cream all over his body after his bath and he willingly take the oral medicine for itchiness (Antamin).

A few days have passed and new rashes are still appearing. But the rashes around the abdomen area have turned brownish, which is what the doctor expected. I really hope it wouldn't last for months. I really don't know how he got them, the doctor can't give an explanation either.

24 comments:

mybabybay said...

Lately children are so prone to skin allergy. I read a few cases of rash here and there from other blogs. I wonder why! Hope he has a speedy recovery.

Yatie SawaNiLa said...

pity him.... must be very itchy for him. my girl also have skin problem... so, now I know the treat, I bath her with salt. and it works....
although she said it hurt but after washing the salt away , no more itchy.

LittleLamb said...

hmm maybe u want to try Chinese doctor to get a 2nd opinion?

Fussy mum said...

poor boy...the rashes look quite bad. Hope the meds and cream can help to ease his itchiness and thus, prevent him from scratching. Hope he has a speedy recovery and there won't be anymore new rashes.

Mummy Moon said...

poor little boy, maybe could be the hot and hazy weather. my boy also got rash on his neck lately...

andrewjune said...

ouch! has CE been sweating a lot? it might causes the rashes to be worse...in the meantime, dont let him take raw eggs or seafood...might cause more itchiness!

or has been using some diff brands of lotion/body soap/powder? sometimes it could be he's allergic to them...

didnt know that a viral infection can causes rashes...a new thing to me!

anyway, hope he gets well soon!!! poor CE!

Mummy to QiQi said...

wah...surely it is unbearable :( hope yur lil boy gets well soon.

Contentedmom said...

oh dear. hope he doenst scratch too hard till it leaves marks...:(

MeRy said...

Poor CE...hope he will recover soon!!!Let him drink barley water....will it be due to heatiness in his body?

Irene said...

WOOOOOOOOOEI. my lil missy had the same thing! but... not as keng as CE though, we went GP, we went paedi, we went skin specialist, all told insect bites la. no proper explanation also. sieeeeen. hands n legs also ada.

Alicia said...

aiyoooo so pitiful... how come got it till whole body leh... hope hes will b fine soon...

Oliveoylz said...

Poor boy. It looks pretty bad. Hope the meds and creams will take the itch away, QUICKLY!

Mummy Gwen said...

Aiyo...poor CE. Hope the meds will heal the rashes asap.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Oh, poor little guy! I hope he feels better very soon!

FAMILY FIRST said...

This looks serious. I think you better see another doctor. Meanwhile can take some cooling chinese herbal drinks to cool the body down.

reanaclaire said...

looks like allergy to me.. i mean something that he ate that was not right with his body system..

Lemonjude said...

It was really a lot of patches, guess it must be very itchy. I hope he won't scratch till bleeding...can try calamine lotion for soothing if necessary..

Since u have see some skin specialist for med and advice, if problem remain, I advised u to try Teviron, at least he do not need to sapu med which seems not put him on fully recovery. At least with Teviron, his health get improve and skin can get recover both at the same time.

Merryn said...

oh dear! those look bad! is he getting better now?

Malaika's mummy said...

poor boy. The rashes looked bad. Hopefully he will recover soon.

jacss said...

haiyor....can absolutely imagine how itchy that can be, poor boy!! apart from that, worry also that there'll be ugly scars all over the body hor!! hopefully he won't scratch too much & hurt those tender skin!! our kids nowadays tend to give us lots of unexplainable illness....sigh!!

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

Actually, I'm in the middle of my curry puff now LOL. Poor boy, it does look quite bad yah. Hopefully it goes away soon. At least it's only a rash and no fever or anything like that. So I think it's only a matter of time. Can try calamine lotion or my favourite remedy - bedek sejuk!

little prince's mummy said...

Wah.. so many rashes.. hope the gone real soon..

Peridot&Sapphire said...

scary... I understand how u felt....

Anggie's Journal said...

oh dear ... i pity the boy ... lastime Jeremy also like that when he is still baby ....really very itch, we adult also cannot tahan ... what abt the lil boy...

Get well soon CE ...