TL; DR: my kids eye looks weird, is it eczema or something else?
My first post from lurking and occasional posting on TB. So real question: DD is 3, has been getting a little rash on her face off and on this winter. Mostly little red spots around her mouth but sometimes unde her eyes. Yesterday and today it is very red and irritated looking under one eye- eye itself is fine and she doesn't seem bothered by it.
Pedi said at her 3 year visit last week that it was eczema but eye didn't look like this. It doesn't look like what I think of as eczema - doesn't look dry or scaly - but I'm not that familiar with it. She definitely has seasonal allergies which as I understand it makes her more prone to skin irritations. I did find something online about "shiners" if anyone knows what that is? I don't want to freak out about it but I don't want to ignore something serious either! Thanks for any advice!
Post by hesterlicious on Jan 25, 2015 9:34:30 GMT -5
I don't know about face bumps but we just saw the derm for weird peeling and cracking skin and it turned out to be eczema. Maybe it's taking new forms. We use kids Spectro Gel for all of our non steroid eczema needs.
Post by speedymarie on Jan 25, 2015 9:49:14 GMT -5
My lo got a scaly, red, irritated, sometimes broken open spot on her cheek last winter. The doc said to put hydrocortisone on it and it worked really well. Cleared up almost completely in a few days. If it started to flare up a treatment or two would stop it. Shes had some minor flares this winter, but a little hydrocortisone has kept it controlled.
Post by saltypearl on Jan 25, 2015 14:56:31 GMT -5
The shiners thing is in relation to dark circles around the eyes of kids with allergies. They are worse with >exposure. They are called allergic shiners because they literally look like a shiner around the eye.
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