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Dry skin in 5mo

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FartnissEverbeans Thu 09-Mar-17 03:05:12

I've noticed my DS has a patch of dry skin on his ankle about the size of a 50p and is now developing one on his other ankle. It's generally invisible - when you look closely you can see it's a bit flakey and it feels rough, but you have to look closely. However, the last few days his ankle creases that are within the dry patch have become a bit red and angry. I've tried sudocrem and bepanthen but they don't seem to be making a difference.

He does seem to be prone to a bit of dry skin. He gets a flakey scalp is I don't use babynoil on it every day and his cheeks sometimes get a bit rough, though they look fine. Bepanthen seems to fix it so I just use a dot of it every night.

He's also got a couple of small pinky-red patches on his back. Just now they're quite smooth and I don't usually use anything on them as they don't seem bad.

I'm worried about eczema/psoriasis as both me and his dad have difficult skin! I had been really hoping DS wouldn't inherit that.

Does anyone have any idea what this might be or ideas for how to treat it? Thanks smile

Chocolatedreamsandtea Fri 10-Mar-17 10:09:33

Try daktarin - could be start of ringworm?

Chocolatedreamsandtea Fri 10-Mar-17 10:10:29

If just dry skin use diprobase - sudocream doesn't mosturise

FartnissEverbeans Fri 10-Mar-17 11:01:59

Diprobase and daktarin - got it. Will head to pharmacy today.

Chocolatedreamsandtea Wherenmightbhe have caught ringworm? He goes to nursery but hasn't been there long enough to have caught it from there I don't think... other than that he's only really been in contact with me and DH?

Chocolatedreamsandtea Fri 10-Mar-17 11:29:35

I'm not sure about where catch - I only know my lo's ringwirm started off as small very dry patches of skin that then developed into classic ring shapes.

Try diprobase and if doesn't clear up try daktarin?

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