small little bumps?

Posted on: Mon, 02/13/2006 - 10:18pm
tkmom's picture
Joined: 01/23/2006 - 09:00

My 14 month old son (PA, TNA, EA) will get these small little bumps all over his body, arms, legs, stomach. He won't get them on his face but he will get red cheeks for unknown reasons. The bumps aren't really red, just small, raised kind of whitish. I lotion him often so I don't think it is dry skin. He does get diaper rash quite easily/often-makes me worry-is it just diaper rash or some kind of reaction? Any one else dealing with something like this?

Posted on: Tue, 02/14/2006 - 12:40am
Just Wondering's picture
Joined: 04/26/2004 - 09:00

My PA DD also has little white bumps on the back of her arms, her cheeks and other parts of her body as well. She is 5 now and has always had these. We saw a dermatologist for something else and she mentioned that it was a form of excema, gave us a special cream and it cleared up immediately. I had always used lots of lotion but she needed something stronger. I just ran out of the cream and within a week the white bumps are back so we are off to get another refill! Hope this helps.

Posted on: Tue, 02/14/2006 - 1:36am
tkmom's picture
Joined: 01/23/2006 - 09:00

Thanks for the info. Have been wondering if we should go to a dermatologist? Could you tell me the name of the cream so I could do some research on it? Thanks

Posted on: Tue, 02/14/2006 - 1:50am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

We use vanicream or plain vaseline right after a bath. Applied consistently, it does the trick.

Posted on: Tue, 02/14/2006 - 2:03am
Gilli011's picture
Joined: 12/05/2004 - 09:00

Glad to see that you posted this! My dd has the same sort of thing all over her back and a bit on her arms and legs. They are fine bumps with no color. I've been wondering what it was from...Thanks for the tips!
Cheers, Gilli

Posted on: Tue, 02/14/2006 - 4:27am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

My ds has bumpy, rough feeling skin, but barely anything visible. It might look a little redish and spotty after bathing. I figure it was a mild eczema. I haven't even brought it up with the doc as it is really invisible and only something I can feel more than see. But tiny white bumps would be accurate. Very tiny. becca
[This message has been edited by becca (edited February 14, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 02/14/2006 - 4:39am
Tom's picture
Joined: 01/22/2006 - 09:00

Sounds like eczema to me.

Posted on: Tue, 02/14/2006 - 5:47am
turtle's picture
Joined: 12/10/2004 - 09:00

My son had those bumps mostly on his arms and legs. The dr says eczema and said bath him frequently and use Eucerin. We use the calming cream in a tube. It works great and we only get the bumps if he skips a bath or we don't use the cream.

Posted on: Tue, 02/14/2006 - 7:17am
happycat's picture
Joined: 08/31/2004 - 09:00

My PA son has the same thing on his back, and down his arms a little bit. He's had them since he was a very young baby, but he seems to have less and less as time goes by. Moisturising (sp?) helps, but they don't seem to bother him so I don't usually bother.

Posted on: Tue, 02/14/2006 - 10:19am
krasota's picture
Joined: 04/24/2000 - 09:00

A dermatologist can tell you what it is. It may be eczema, dry skin, keratosis pilaris, etc.
If it's not eczema (obviously irritated), exfoliate! Scrubby gloves help with both dry skin and KP.

Posted on: Tue, 02/14/2006 - 10:49am
NJMomofPA's picture
Joined: 11/02/2004 - 09:00

Hi...It has been a long while since I have posted, it has been crazy around here but had to reply to this post...
Our 4 year old PA DS has the same on his arms, stomach, back and legs... Dr. Sampson said at our last visit that this was, I can't remember the medical term he used, but some people call it Chicken Skin. It is very dry skin that forms small white bumps. He told us to use Vanicream on it and we have and it works!! As long as you get the cream on it with-in 3 minutes after bathing and we do it again before dressing in the morning and it has completely cleared it up!
Good Luck and Happy Valentines Day to everyone!!!


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