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Infant having itchy rashes on the cheeks, legs and back. Not going away with dermadew lotion. Can this be cured?

Hi, My son just turned 1. He has had this non-itchy rash on his skin since he was 5 months old. It started on his cheeks and back. My doctor recommended a medicated soap Dermadew for 2 weeks after which it got better. But after a month, it started again and spread all over his body. He has got this rash on his cheeks, arms, inner legs, thighs and sides. It is neither painful nor itchy. I am still using the soap and now Dermadew lotion also. Why is it not going away? What is this anyway? Can it be cured?
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Hi Mrs. Kriths,
Thank you for posting your query on and giving us this opportunity to clarify your doubts.
Well, to begin with your child seems to be having some kind of an eczematoid/allergic reaction to anything which his body might be getting into contact with. For eg, his clothes could be touching all the body parts that you just mentioned are involved. Now it is for you to answer some of our questions :

1) Does the rash come and go OR even increase and decrease?
2) If yes, then when does it increase - any specific time of the day, any season, any specific clothing that he might be allergic to?
3) Any pets at home?
4) Anybody else in the family with a similar history or history of asthma?

In any case, there is almost no disease which cannot be treated. Definitely the rash can go with appropriate treatment. Most of these rashes, which neither itch nor pain, go off with increasing age. I would still advise you to see your nearby pediatric dermatologist since the skin lesions and rash of any type is always better to be seen than heard. It might be helpful if you gather the answers to all my above questions before you visit a specialist.

Hope i have helped you solve your confusion and will be available in case of further doubts. Take care and stay healthy.
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
As per your description and the distribution of the rash it is looking like atopic dermatitis or eczema which starts in infancy.
But the physical examination of the rash is important for the accurate diagnosis.
Consult Dermatologist for examination of rash and for management as steroid cream applications may be required to get relief from the rashes.
Hope i have answered your query.
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