Ellie

Ellie

Female / 2 years & 9 months

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Impetigo -- Sore on face under/on lips

Related to: Sore near mouth and on lip and Impetigo.

Impetigo -- Sore on face under/on lips

Ellie developed a sore underneath her lip. We thought it was just a pimple at first. Then is grew and became an irritated area. The irritation spread to another cut that she had under her lip.

We took her to the doctor for a fever (that may, it turns out, have been related - though the doctor didn't think so). After seeing this doctor and a nurse, it turned out that this skin condition is "impetigo," and potentially highly infectious. The doctor prescribed an antibiotic cream.

The doctor and Ellie's daycare both said she could return after 24 hours of treatment with the antibiotic - although it seems like it may take a week for the symptoms to retreat. In the meantime, she clearly finds it very painful.

Oct282021

Ellie’s Journey

Share the first part of Ellie's story for readers on Sleuth! When and why did you start to feel concerned?

Ellie had her first seeming allergic reaction when she was eating a mix of apple, carrot, and ginger baby food (from a company called Little Spoon that we still like and recommend). She had apples and carrots and ginger separately in the past. But this time, she ate more than the usual amount of the baby food during a trip to the park with her nanny.

What was your experience, if any, seeking a diagnosis or treatment?

Our pediatrician looked at a photo of the rash. She asked if the rash had spread from her face to other parts of her body. (It did not). She also asked how quickly the rash went away. (It went away about 20 - 30 minutes after it appeared). The pediatrician told us that if we had never seen an allergic reaction to the individual food ingredients, the rash might have been caused by the acid from the food touching Ellie's face. She said that babies faces are very sensitive and this would not be surprising. Her recommendation was to watch Ellie closely next time we feed her apple, carrot, or ginger. She did not recommend that we see an allergist. We have some other theories about the cause of the rash: - We spoke to a relative who was a senior nurse who treated children for many years. She suggested that the rash could actually be caused by the high quantity of beta-carotene in the carrot. - Ellie's mother has two relatives that get yellow skin as a reaction to carrot, so it seems like some allergy might run in our family. Her dad (me) also gets a headache from eating carrot, of all things. - We also think this might be a heat rash, since it was pretty hot outside that day.

Do you have any other thoughts or advice you would like to share from this experience?

This is just an update: Following our pediatrician's advice, we carefully tried feeding her the food again. This time, there was no reaction! We'll have to continue watching for those symptoms again.

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Below is a timeline of Ellie’s observed symptoms, diagnosed conditions, and treatments and therapies.

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Ellie’s Notes

Signs & Symptoms

2020

Rash on face

Sign or Symptom
At 7 months
Moderate

Ongoing Symptom

Observed at 7 months

Observed: Once a Day

Moderate

2021

Wheezing

Sign or Symptom
At 9 months
Mild

Ongoing Symptom

Observed at 9 months

Observed: Twice a Day

Mild

Sore near mouth and on lip

Sign or Symptom
At 1 year & 9 months
Mild

Ongoing Symptom

Observed at 1 year & 9 months

Observed: Always

Mild

Comments

Seems to be going away with antibiotic cream. It was good to get it diagnosed treated as soon as possible, since it can spread - and may take weeks to get better without treatment,

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Diagnoses & Conditions

2020

contact dermatitis

Condition or Diagnosis
At 7 months
Very Unsure

Condition

Diagnosed at 7 months

Very Unsure

2021

Croup

Condition or Diagnosis
At 9 months
Confident

Condition

Diagnosed at 9 months

Confident

Impetigo

Condition or Diagnosis
At 1 year & 9 months
Very Confident

Condition

Diagnosed at 1 year & 9 months

Very Confident

Doctors

2020

Dr. Carol Senkler

Specialist
Apple Pediatrics and Bodhi Medical, 302 East 72nd Street, NY, NY
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Specialist

Apple Pediatrics and Bodhi Medical, 302 East 72nd Street, NY, NY

Positively

2021

Dibya Subedi

Specialist
One Medical
Very Positively

Specialist

One Medical

Very Positively

Comments

We love and highly recommend Dr. Subedi. She is very thorough, very patient answering questions, and clearly takes the time to get to know Ellie. We have found her advice to be consistently sound - and cautious without being overly invasive. Ellie enjoys going to see her. We have seen a number of pediatricians through a few medical practices on the Upper East Side. We got Ellie a membership with One Medical specifically to work with Dr. Subedi.

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