Tommy had his doctor's appointment on Friday. It could not have come sooner. On Wednesday, his rash started seeping.
Our dermatologist was young (probably close to our age) and she was very nice and understanding. She examined him and asked lots of questions and then made her diagnosis.
That's the only thing I could think of when she said that. CLAAAASSSSIC PEG!
So... classic eczema. Seriously???? That's all it was? We actually got lucky and got in to see her in 3 weeks, instead of the 3 months that every other new patient has to wait. If we would have still been dealing with this when he was 9 months old, I think I would have gone on a murderous rampage.
Anyway, she said with eczema his skin doesn't have the barriers to block out allergens. So he's probably allergic to many things in the environment which explains why we couldn't narrow it down to just one thing.
She gave us a prescription cream, a triple antibiotic, and said to use Cetaphil lotion.
This is after two uses of the prescriptions.
This is day 2.
Just a LITTLE better, don't you think?
Poor kid. The doctor said we should see improvement in 2 weeks and he should be pretty much over it in 4 weeks. Oh Sweet Relief.
NOW we have to work on sleeping at night. He still scratches but maybe a third of what he did before. But at night he must forget that it doesn't itch because he's still getting up a lot. I expect this to improve soon though. IT WILL! I NEED SLEEP!
But what a relief. No more straight jacket shirts with mittens. :(
Oh who are we kidding, he loved it. ;)