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6 month old has a itchy rash on forehead, ear and back of neck, recently changed cereals to veggies. What could it be ?

My almost 6 month old baby has a itchy rash on her forehead , ear s and back of neck . It only bothers her when she is home not at the baby sitter. I recently started to give her soy but this rash started before that. I recently changed her cereal and she started to eat veggies but again this rash started before all of that but is bothering her much more but only when we are in our house. What could it be? She is also teething .
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

From your description- it looks like your baby has atopic dermatitis.
Its a form of allergy that manifests in the skin.

Any allergen can cause flare ups. If the allergen is identified, its better to avoid exposure to them.
I guess the soy or cereal- might not be related to the problem.
Teething too is not related to the problem.

You may visit your Pediatrician`s office and get the diagnosis confirmed.
Keep the skin moist. Avoid drying soaps. You may use moisturizing bars like cataphil/ oilatum. You may also apply cetaphil moisturizing lotion after a bath.

For itching your doctor will recommend antihistamine syrups.
If the problem is severe- mild steroid creams might be needed.

Hope my answer helps you.
Best wishes.
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
This itchy rash could be an allergic one and it is occuring whenever the child is at home, so the home environment should be checked for any allegen like dust, pet animals, plants and pollen, her bedding as the causes of the allergic rash.
As you told the rash was prior to start of cereal and veggies, they may not be causing the problem.
If you find anything you can avoid exposure tp it.
For rash you can apply calamine lotion and for itching you can give oral antihistamine after consulting your Pediatrician for examination and prtescription.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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