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amother




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Post Sat, May 21 2022, 11:34 pm
Sorry if TMI, has anyone had this and can advise. My son is now 18 mo but this has literally been going in since he could control his hands. Whenever he can, he viciously scratches his male parts to the point of drawing blood. Diaper changes require an extra person to hold his hands down. Baths are quick as can be because if he is not seriously distracted he hurts himself. He can't wear anything he can access his private parts in, meaning no shirts that don't button underneath and no shorts that he can reach up. I had a babysitter the other day who ignored the pjs I left for him and put him to sleep in just tshirt and pants, and in the morning there was blood everywhere and he is full of painful cuts - he cries when I change his diaper.
He also has eczema but pediatrician says this isn't part of it. Pediatrician otherwise unhelpful with this.
Any ideas or recommendations, mommies?
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amother




Rose
 

Post Sat, May 21 2022, 11:38 pm
I think you need a new pediatrician.

Scratching until bleeding is not a habit. Something is bothering him.
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amother




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Post Sat, May 21 2022, 11:40 pm
amother [ Rose ] wrote:
I think you need a new pediatrician.

Scratching until bleeding is not a habit. Something is bothering him.

I know I need a new pediatrician Sad
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amother




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Post Sat, May 21 2022, 11:41 pm
Do you think he needs to see a pediatric urologist?
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amother




Rose
 

Post Sat, May 21 2022, 11:42 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Do you think he needs to see a pediatric urologist?

I’d think a dermatologist first.
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amother




Royalblue
 

Post Sun, May 22 2022, 12:44 am
Definitely not a urologist. You need to take care of the eczema.
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amother




Aqua
 

Post Sun, May 22 2022, 3:36 am
I would toilet train him. Letting the area breathe can ease physical discomfort.
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bestrong1




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, May 22 2022, 3:39 am
Could it be it itches him? Maybe he has fungus?
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amother




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Post Sun, May 22 2022, 6:57 am
He has eczema cream but it's not allowed to go on genitals
He is way too young to toilet train. 18 m
Pediatrician said its not fungal. Multiple times. It been going in for almost a year
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