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My 6 month old baby has eczema, he scratches real bad. what can i do to stop or decrease the itches?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Hydration: Soak in water, use less soap, barely dry and slather in petrolatum base product on a daily basis. There may be some help with presctiption medicaitons. Keep gloves or mittens on the avoid too much scratching. Humidify the room carefully to increase the ambiet moisture in the air. Topical otc anti-itch creams may help. If worse, see your pcp, dermatologist or other health care provider.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Consider allergy: Eczema in infants is often associated with food allergy. Finding out what foods to avoid by allergy testing may help to eliminate or dramatically improve the rash and itch.

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