Monday, February 23, 2009

We have a diagnosis!

Seborrheic Dermatitis is what has Audrey all rashy and red-faced. It gets really bad when she rubs her face into someone's shoulder or whatever she's laying on. She gets these raised red bumps that are very hot to the touch and I just feel so bad for her! I took her to the pedi today and she said that 10% of babies get it, the cause is unknown, and it usually goes away by 4 months. There won't be any lasting effects (i.e. scars), so that's a relief. She suggested cortisone and an antibiotic ointment. Plus we're going to use corn starch to prevent itchiness. She has her 2 month pictures tomorrow so hopefully we can keep her face as clear as possible...hmmm...can they airbrush at a portrait studio? :)

"Seborrheic Dermatitis isn't going to keep ME down!"


Scullyhoyy said...

Awww Poor baby. I am glad the rash will go away. She is too cute!

Lauren said...

Poor thing! I'm glad she's okay but I'm sure you're bummed. Philip developed infant acne around Audrey's age and I was so disappointed that his little face wasn't perfect anymore. Hope Audrey's back to 100% perfect soon!

caroline said...

She must have gotten that from Chris : )