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Eczema behind ear?

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sentenceinterrupted Wed 16-May-18 19:28:53

Dc2 used to have this (food allergy related), now I've just seen how bad dc3 is looking ... any suggestions? She's almost 3 and hates getting it wet or touched ...

Enb76 Wed 16-May-18 19:32:50

Sudocreme. And make sure it’s really dry after a bath. My daughter has a similar issue but has mostly grown out of it now.

BendydickCuminsnatch Wed 16-May-18 19:34:45

DS has had the exact same on and off for months, currently just healed up the latest bout. Waiting for a derm referral (need to chase that up!). Its definitely not excema. He has red patches on other parts of his body but not in a crease so my sure if they’re the same thing or not - no opportunity for those ones to split. Been prescribed various creams, best one Daktakort - use until healed then for 2 further weeks, but then it just comes straight back,

So weird that you have the same thing! Never seen it before. It’s so sore, poor kids.

Pic of DS’s halfway healed - trim hair as it must irritare!

bluerunningshoes Wed 16-May-18 19:36:22

I had that as dc.
was a staph infection.
keep it clean and dry. wash with disinfectant twice a day.

BendydickCuminsnatch Wed 16-May-18 19:37:29

Staph! Interesting. I’ve had that before. Hmmmmm.

BendydickCuminsnatch Wed 16-May-18 19:39:07

In our case the red patches and this have come on since an almighty nappy rash (which I blame FIL for) which led to us having to cover DS in that pink pre-surgery disinfectant stuff every night. So the disinfectant advice makes sense.

sentenceinterrupted Wed 16-May-18 20:36:58

Ds2 has he exact same thing but it seemed directly related to various food allergies. Thought DD had managed to avoid/outgrow these, but now I'm wondering. Will try the sudocrem as I have some in the house, and see how that goes... thanks for all the suggestions!

jeezeypeeps Wed 16-May-18 20:39:36

Is that yellow crust in her hair from the wound?! If so she needs antibiotics not sudocrem!

PuppetOnAString Wed 16-May-18 21:31:17

I think you need some anti fungal cream from the GP, I would not put sudocrem on it as it looks infected if it’s oozing yellow.

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