My DD has had a mysterious rash for 3 months. We have seen pediatricians, a dermatologist and an allergist.
The rash has been biopsed and we're still no closer to having a diagnosis. Her dermatologist wants to start her on another round of radical steroids, her pediatrician is against that. We saw an allergist this morning, have delayed allergy testing and are seeing another dermatologist for 2nd opinion later this week.
DD is 20 months. She still nurses to sleep at night and at nap time. Because of this itchy rash, she has a miserable time falling asleep and staying asleep. She has hardly any appetite during the day at all. Her only comfort is nursing.
All of the physicians we've seen have tried to persuade me to stop nursing, so that we can rule that out as something coming from me that could be causing the rash. I am loathe to give that up. She's having such a hard time as it is and to wean her at this point seems cruel almost...UNLESS I somehow am contributing to her rash, then I'm being selfish, right? This morning when I left the doctor's office with our hysterical DD, my husband remained, discussing treatment options. The doctor told him flat out that DD is receiving nothing nutritional by continuing to nurse and that it is social inappropriate.
I'm looking for advice/suggestions.