This picture doesn’t show Isabelle’s little red itchies. I thought this was a nicer picture to share. She had just fallen asleep rocked in Alan’s arms.
So anyhoo back to what I was going to say. Isabelle had some dry skin on her arms. I thought it would go away but it didn’t. It got worse and then she started scratching at her belly. It’s all red and it’s so sad. So we saw the doctor today.
The doctor says she has eczema. She recommended a 2.5% hydrocortisone cream, lukewarm baths with Dove soap, Benadryl, and Eucerin lotion to start. If that doesn’t help I may have to change my diet. I think she said peanuts, milk, and crab are likely culprits. But she said to go with the creams and such first. It sounds so complicated. Isabelle’s not going to like the Benadryl. We’ve had no luck with Tylenol or vitamin drops. It makes her gag and vomit. So maybe I’ll just start with Dove baths and Eucerin lotion and see how that goes. Wish us luck!
Update: Alan thinks my idea SUCKS. He doesn’t understand why I don’t want to use the prescription hydrocortisone cream. He says she’ll just get worse.