Friday, January 27

Rash & Stitches

On Monday, I took Abigail to the pediatrician for them to take a look at the strange rash that we noticed on Friday.  The rash is mainly on her elbows and knees with a few bumps on her face and hands. (Samuel told her she looked like a teenager with bumps on her face, LOL)  The pediatrician took one look and said it's probably from a viral infection that she had a week or two ago, only she hasn't been sick!  The doctor suggested we see a dermatologist if it did not go away over the next few days.
Which brings us to today!  When Abby came downstairs this morning her elbows looked terrible and she had new places on her face and hands.  I called the pediatrician and they made her an appointment with a dermatologist at 10:40. 
The dermatologist came in took one look and said she was stumped, BUT that she was going to get to the bottom of this and would like to take a biopsy of the area.  This meant Abby would leave there with 2 little stitches in her arm.  It will take about 2 weeks to get the test results.  Ugh! 
Abby was so brave during the procedure, no tears when they numbed her arm and stitched her up.  When we left the office she wanted to call everyone to tell them she had stitches! I think she thought it was pretty neat!  LOL 
Samuel's comment about the stitches--"Mommy, I don't like the fact that I am the only one in our family who hasn't had stitches. I feel left out!"  Poor kid!  Don't you feel so sorry for him! LOL

We ended up getting a second opinion from my sisters dermatologist later in the afternoon.  He took one look and said he thought it was eczema and prescribed an ointment.  We should have the biopsy report back in 2 weeks.   

21 comments:

Deborah Evensen Hallinan said...

Hi, I was wondering if you ever found out what this rash was on your daughters elbows? I found this pic while doing a google search for a rash my son has on his elbows and knees that looks EXACTLY the same as what your daughter has. Please email me at DLH571@aol.com
Thank you!!

Scott Bowman said...

My son has a similar rash what were the biopsy results.? My email is Scott@panamacityhomesales.com

gabrielle davis said...

i was wondering if you ever found out what the rash was i have the same thing on my elbows and knees and it itches like no other please email me at gabrielledavis56716@yahoo.com thank you

Theresa2213 said...

We are desperate!! This is what my 3 year old son has had for 7 months and the doctors are stumped:/ please email me, theresa.patterson1@yahoo.com I would be so greatful!!!

Katie Rose said...

My daughter has a similar rash. I found this during an image search and we are all stumped. Did you ever find out a cause? Please kathrynmurry @ yahoo.com

Thank you!

Misko Kamos said...

Hello. I have same rash at same places few times per year. Can you tell me diagnosis? My email:
misko.kamos@gmail.com
Thank you very much.

Leah D said...

My 11 year old son has these exact bumps on his arms and beginning on his knees. Can you email me with what the diagnosis was? leahrdavenport@gmail.com.

Thank you SO much!

Ilich Ramirez said...

Hi, same issue with my son, can u email me diagnosis and treatment. Thank you ramirezilich@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Same issue here- did you get a diagnosis? Scheduled for biopsy Thursday but I hate to put her through that! john.and.kim@verizon.net

Alejandro Davila said...

Please let me know too. My son has similar symptoms - alejandrodavila@me.com

Emma Rasmussen said...

Has anyone worked out what this is? Our 7 yr old has similar.

Raechell Culley said...

I was also wondering if there was an update to this. My son has a Dr. appt today with a rash that looks exactly like this. If so, email me at raechellculley@gmail.com

Thank you!

Casa del Lago said...

Please respond

Anonymous said...

It sort of looks like papular eczema,

http://www.floridaskincenter.com/ic-eczema02.php

Theresa Sarbeng said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Theresa Sarbeng said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Unknown said...

My daughter has this and we cannot figure out what it is please help!!! My email is stormi2033@Yahoo.com

Amy Gallegos said...

My daughter has this and we cannot figure out what it is please help!!! My email is stormi2033@Yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Dermatits Herpetiformis

Anonymous said...

I have this rash. I am a nurse and nutritionist. It comes from an autoimmune reaction associated with celiac disease/gluten

Anonymous said...

I've seen this rash with celiac disease a gluten intolerance reaction. I'd have her tested for gluten intolerance, it's a simple blood test. Best of luck!