Not Eczema

We took Jack to the pediatrician yesterday to get his skin checked out.  The good news: he doesn’t have eczema.  The NP said his skin is probably just irritated from the bubble bath we use.  I thought all this time that the bubble bath was fine since it’s herbal/not chemical but I guess I was wrong.  We ran out of the bubble bath recently anyway so we’ll see if his skin recovers without its use.  I’ve been applying aquaphor after baths for quite some time but it doesn’t seem to be helping; I just bought some Eucerin lotion to add to our routine.  The NP had no other useful suggestions but she did give me samples of things I won’t use.  Anyone need some Boudreaux’s Butt Paste samples (can’t be used with cloth)?

I’d like to take a moment to complain about our pediatrician’s office.  I have had issues with them in the past giving me wrong information about breastfeeding, and yesterday this NP straight out lied to me when I asked her if we could test him for food allergies (she said such a test does not exist).  She is probably right about the bubble bath being problematic, but it is extremely difficult to trust anything these people say when they lie and give out incorrect information.  Not only that, but I am always treated like I am worrying about nothing and shouldn’t even be there.  Pricks.

The pediatrician’s office also notified us that they are moving to the next town north, which is completely inconvenient.  We will most likely start going to a different pediatrician now (which we have avoided doing up until now because our current office is next door to us, and the nurse who administers immunizations rocks).  There is an office close to my work and their doctors come highly recommended, so hopefully we will have a better experience there.

For now, we are avoiding everything in the legume family (unfortunately, that includes soy), but it seems Jack is okay with dairy and wheat (although I’m still being cautious).

I had the NP weigh Jack since I was figuring he was getting too big for the infant carrier his daycare provider uses, and yup!  He is 25 lbs!  Gosh!

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  1. We changed pediatricians recently after one of them gave me such attitude about a decision that was mine to make (not hers). It was so worth it, I love the new doctors. Also my brother was allergic to everything (or so it seemed) and our pediatrician at the time told my mother to eliminate all foods that he could be allergic to for two weeks, then reintroduce them one at a time. So, if the skin trouble doesn’t clear up, it might be worth a shot.

  2. We changed pediatricians recently after one of them gave me such attitude about a decision that was mine to make (not hers). It was so worth it, I love the new doctors. Also my brother was allergic to everything (or so it seemed) and our pediatrician at the time told my mother to eliminate all foods that he could be allergic to for two weeks, then reintroduce them one at a time. So, if the skin trouble doesn’t clear up, it might be worth a shot.

  3. It’s funny to me how we equate herbal/non-chemical with “safe”. Usually it’s the other way around – you need the chemical version to be hypo-allergenic! 🙂

    I’m glad it’s not eczema. I think that would be much worse to deal with in the long run – if it’s allergies, you’ll be able to find out what is exactly causing it and eliminate it from his life.

    I hope that you’re able to find a better pediatrician. It sounds like the one you have is a total moron. Plus, moving a whole town away? Is a total hassle!

  4. It’s funny to me how we equate herbal/non-chemical with “safe”. Usually it’s the other way around – you need the chemical version to be hypo-allergenic! 🙂

    I’m glad it’s not eczema. I think that would be much worse to deal with in the long run – if it’s allergies, you’ll be able to find out what is exactly causing it and eliminate it from his life.

    I hope that you’re able to find a better pediatrician. It sounds like the one you have is a total moron. Plus, moving a whole town away? Is a total hassle!

  5. Love the gynosaur ribbons!
    Might I suggest a great lotion that worked on my skin condition? It is Renew by Melaleuca, you do not have to be a member to get it and if you want the preferred price maybe we could work something out. I love it so much that I would be willing to send you a trial size bottle. I am not advertising really, I just love it, I had an eczema spot on my thigh for like 5 years and three days after I started using it poof! gone. My 2 year old had a spot on his leg and again, three days later. POOF! Kinda cool. Email me if you are interested!
    Good luck on the new ped!

  6. Love the gynosaur ribbons!
    Might I suggest a great lotion that worked on my skin condition? It is Renew by Melaleuca, you do not have to be a member to get it and if you want the preferred price maybe we could work something out. I love it so much that I would be willing to send you a trial size bottle. I am not advertising really, I just love it, I had an eczema spot on my thigh for like 5 years and three days after I started using it poof! gone. My 2 year old had a spot on his leg and again, three days later. POOF! Kinda cool. Email me if you are interested!
    Good luck on the new ped!

  7. The natural lotion thing doesn’t surprise me. I’ve had the same thing happen with some of the natural lotions/soaps I’ve tried in the past. It was a bit of a forehead slapping moment when the doctor pointed out that we are allergic to lots of stuff in nature. 😉

  8. The natural lotion thing doesn’t surprise me. I’ve had the same thing happen with some of the natural lotions/soaps I’ve tried in the past. It was a bit of a forehead slapping moment when the doctor pointed out that we are allergic to lots of stuff in nature. 😉

  9. My doctor said the same when I asked for a allergy test, to which I replied “funny, they did an allergy test on my brother 16 years ago!”

  10. My doctor said the same when I asked for a allergy test, to which I replied “funny, they did an allergy test on my brother 16 years ago!”

  11. Hey Cous… I was talking to Michele, my SiL, and Wyatt, my nephew has allergies like you would never believe. The Docs refused to do an allergy test on him till he was 3, so she did something the Food Elimination Diet, http://www.webmd.com/allergies/allergies-elimination-diet , until they tested him. Sounds like what you may be doing with the removal of Soy…
    Love ya!

  12. Hey Cous… I was talking to Michele, my SiL, and Wyatt, my nephew has allergies like you would never believe. The Docs refused to do an allergy test on him till he was 3, so she did something the Food Elimination Diet, http://www.webmd.com/allergies/allergies-elimination-diet , until they tested him. Sounds like what you may be doing with the removal of Soy…
    Love ya!

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  14. Heathar says:

    oh, and she gave me this one http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/T041800.asp

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