'He is in so much pain': Mother's desperate Facebook plea for help after her baby broke out in a horrific mystery rash 'when he was kissed by someone with a COLD SORE'

  • Sophie Bellette shared a heartbreaking Facebook post about her newborn, Leo
  • Rash appeared on his face in August after kissed by someone with a cold sore 
  • Ms Bellette has tried steroid cream, antibiotics and Leo was hospitalised twice
  • Tasmanian mother has taken to Facebook asking strangers to help diagnose Leo

A desperate mother has taken to social media to see if strangers can help diagnose her five-month-old's mystery rash he contracted after he was 'kissed by someone with a cold sore'.

Sophie Bellette, from Hobart in Tasmania, gave birth to twin boys in July and noticed a bubbly red rash forming on Leo's entire body six-weeks later, while Archer remained clear.

After Leo was hospitalised three times, Ms Bellette was told to try steroid cream, antibiotics, fatty ointments and dermatitis cream, but none offered the infant any relief.

She said doctors have been left baffled and have been unable to diagnose Leo as the rash on his legs is different to the one on his face.

'He's been crying, I've been crying and I've still got his twin to look after,' Ms Bellette wrote in a Facebook post on Monday.

A desperate mother has taken to social media to see if strangers can help diagnose her five-month-old's mystery rash

Sophie Bellette, from Hobart in Tasmania, gave birth to twin boys in July and noticed a bubbly red rash forming on Leo's entire body

Along with the post, she shared a number of photos of the painful rash covering Leo's face, legs, groin and chest.

Ms Bellette is forced to bandage the baby's left leg to hold to allow the creams to soak in and avoid further discomfort.

The rash appears the worst on his face causing his eyes to ooze yellow discharge and dry skin to peel off his chin and nose.

The concerned mother claims the rash appeared after a family friend with a cold sore kissed the baby, but was surprised Archer did not develop the same condition.

While antibiotic cream provided a quick fix and the redness disappeared, it was back several weeks later. 

'We went back to the doctor they gave me some antibiotics and suggested it was neo-natal acne with an infection,' Ms Bellette said.

After Leo was hospitalised three times, Ms Bellette was told to try steroid cream, antibiotics, fatty ointments and dermatitis cream, but none offered the infant any relief

Ms Bellette claims the rash appeared after a family friend with a cold sore kissed the baby, but was surprised his twin Archer did not develop the same condition

Leo failed to improve within a few weeks and doctors told Ms Bellette her baby might be dehydrated, but were baffled because the rash on his face was different to the one on his legs (pictured)

The infant was prescribed a mild steroid cream, but the rash persisted and were forced to take Leo to the emergency room.

The Hobart mother said hospital doctors told her it could be eczema and to see a dermatologist, who prescribed Advantan fatty ointment and QV cream.

'I tried that out seemed to look good already put Leo down for a nap then woke up and he couldn't open his eyes,' she said.

The family rushed back to hospital and after staff were able to calm the rash down, they were told to continue with the fatty ointment.

Leo failed to improve within a few weeks and doctors told Ms Bellette her baby might be dehydrated, but were baffled because the rash on his face was different to the one on his legs.

He was readmitted to hospital where doctors started daily wet dressings and medicinal baths.

The infant was prescribed a mild steroid cream, but the rash persisted and were forced to take Leo to the emergency room three times 

The rash appears the worst on his face causing his eyes to ooze yellow discharge and dry skin to peel off his chin and nose

Leo was diagnosed with scalded skin syndrome, a staph infection and a burning eczema . 

Ms Bellette was told once scalded skin syndrome was treated it will not return, much like chicken pocks. 

But on Saturday the nasty rash returned. 

'His skin went red raw again then broke out back to how it used to, its scabbed up and he is in so much pain,' Ms Bellette said.

'He's been so unhappy and screaming and crying'.

The desperate mother urged Facebook users to share her post in a hope someone will have had a similar experience and can provide a diagnosis. 

The desperate mother urged Facebook users to share her post in a hope someone will have had a similar experience and can provide a diagnosis

Ms Bellette is forced to bandage the baby's left leg to hold to allow the creams to soak in and avoid further discomfort

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