This Desperate Mother Spends All Night on The Internet While Her Baby lays In a Sink. What a Story.


When Stephanie Smith’s (35) son named Isaiah was born, she couldn’t be happier. After a while, she noticed something strange on her newborn’s skin and the tiny baby’s life transformed into a nightmare.

A red rash appeared on Isaiah’s skin and he was only 3 months old. Every time he was exposed to perfume or other intense odors, the rash became worse. Isaiah’s skin even ruptured and began to bleed and discharge.

His doctors concluded that Isaiah had a bad case of eczema. They prescribed him with a steroidal topical ointment. The rash began to recede at first, but then a new nightmare emerged:

Isaiah’s entire body turned red and the rash returned even worse than before!



The doctors couldn’t understand the reaction. His hair began to fall out and he was hardly even responsive.

“The doctors said it was just eczema,” says his mother Stephanie. “Many doctors came in and out of our room. We saw a GI doctor who told me I was poisoning my son with my breast milk and I needed to stop immediately.”

After 5 months, Isaiah was struck by an especially extreme outbreak and his skin began to burst open. He was brought to the hospital and treated with steroids. His skin returned to normal again but after 2 days the outbreak returned. The little boy didn’t stop screaming.

Stephanie even began to avoid everyday life experiences to decrease the risk of infection just to help her son. She wrapped Isaiah in medical bandages and applied topical ointment layer after layer. Even his hands had to be wrapped up so that he couldn’t scratch himself while he was sleeping.

Isaiah only felt better while he was in water, so Stephanie decided to spend hours sitting next to him while he rested in the sink. This was the only place where Isaiah didn’t cry.

“Every time when our skin came in contact it would break open and would start discharging like crazy. I couldn’t even put my cheek against his,” says Stephanie who couldn’t even huge her son or hold him in her arms unwrapped. “He was always in pain and screaming. I was always crying.”




“It was like he had no skin,” says Stephanie. “He was constantly in pain. One time it was so bad that I thought: if this is to be his life, then take him to the next one.”

Doctors were desperate because they couldn’t help her son, so Stephanie turned to the internet. She found a post about “Steroid withdrawal” on a forum and saw pictures of children with the same problems. Suddenly, she realized what Isaiah’s problem is.

“There they were talking about the side-effects of the steroids and how it could make skin problems worse when you stop taking them.”

Stephanie decided to stop her son’s steroidal treatment and prepared her own lotions and ointments instead, which were designed to be as gentle to Isaiah’s skin as possible.

A combination of lemon grass and zinc worked the best for him. Soon, Isaiah’s skin began to develop spots completely free of inflammation.

Even Isaiah noticed what could stop his suffering: when his skin began to itch, he would run to his mother and point to the ointment.

After 10 months of steroidal “withdrawal,” Isaiah’s skin had returned to normal. He is a completely normal 1-year-old now. “We saw 35 doctors. They all said that it was eczema. I want to show them the pictures where you can see how Isaiah’s skin has recovered.”

The boy, that no one could touch, is now cheerful and can run around and play outside. “We lost the first year of his life. I couldn’t kiss him or hold him,” says Stephanie saddened by the memories. But: “Now we can hold him all the time. He’s a great hugger!”

Stephanie decided to share her story because it could surely help other mothers whose children are also suffering from the same problem.


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