“What to do about Rashes?”

Squeamish Alert! Those of you who don’t like stories about rashes should step away from the monitor! 🙂

My 9-year-old had a whopper of a rash the day before yesterday. It started on his back and chest the first day, then moved down his stomach yesterday. I called the doctor and she said that it sounded like a benign rash since there was no fever or sore throat. And if it got worse over the next three days to bring him in. She gave me a home remedy of 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 4 oz of water for the itching or to use calamine lotion. She also advised to give him some Benadryl. Well I don’t like giving an antihistamine unless I have to so I skipped that part.

I applied a generous amount of calamine to my red skinned boy and prayed it would get better. Today it is looking a lot better. His back resembles a boys back and not that of a lobster with a sunburn. His chest looks clearer and his skin is getting back to his nice pale white tone. 🙂

He is a blonde toe head to boot, and any rash or scratch on his skin looks horrific. I am glad to see it clearing up today, no trip to the doctors! Yippee! He doesn’t care for the doctors, and believe it or not doesn’t like missing school.

So I would like to pick your brains out there and hear what your remedies for heat rash and minor rashes is in your home. Any advice on how we can help them get over the itchy pants syndrome of a rash is like money in the bank!

I look forward to hearing your stories, advice and home remedies!



2 responses to this post.

  1. Update on the rash (sorry for the tardiness) It was a heat rash that cleared within a few days. Each day it got better and got smaller. We switched to Cortizone 10 itch cream. It worked like a charm and didnt get all flaky like calamine lotion does. He was completely better by the 5th day or so. I do recommend if your kid gets a rash to call a nurse and make sure you look out for fevers and other sickness signs that arent common with a heat rash. We as moms use our best judgement, but it is always safe to ask a nurse first of the warning signs you should be looking out for in that first 24 to 48 hours.


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