When we first met Henry we noticed a small area on his check (the size of a finger print) that was much lighter than the rest of his skin. We were told that he had a skin fungus. When we took Henry to the pediatrician in the U.S. she said it was dry skin not a fungus. We have been moisturizing Henry's checks day and night for weeks but the finger print has spread to both cheeks, from his eye to his jaw line.
Yesterday I took Henry to the dermatologist. The dermatologist said it's not a fungus or dry skin. She thinks Henry has a food sensitivity which is causing inflammation. The inflammation is causing the skin the lighten up. She gave us a prescription cream to see if it will help.
We have introduced a large number of new foods to Henry so I have no idea what food could be causing this. It has to be a food that the Transitional home was feeding him as well since it started in Ethiopia.
If your Ethiopian child has a food sensitivity, I would love to know what it is! We suspect milk might be the cause since we have increased Henry's dairy intake but that's just a gut reaction, it could be anything.