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Baby Eczema Forehead Flaking Skin
Hydrate the Skin: Another important treatment for eczema is proper skin hydration. Use a hypoallergenic moisturizer such as cetaphil, eucerin, lubriderm or just plain vaseline. Apply the moisturizer at least twice a day, especially to damp skin directly after bathing. Often, eczema is not responsive to moisturizers alone and a visit to the doctor may be necessary to discuss the need for topical steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello. I was just wondering if there is a cure for my flaking skin. My forehead skin is always flaking. Used to always use hydrocortisone but no luck?
Many possibilities: Flaking skin can be caused by chronic skin conditions such as eczema/atopic derm, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, or other problems such as contact dermatitis, drug reaction, photodermatitis, irritant dermatitis. If you try moisturizers, hydrocortisone, antifungal creams, dandruff shampoos without improvement then you'll need to see a doctor or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby has eczema on cheeks forehead and under the chin. How can I treat it? Will it go away for ever?
See a dermatologist: These are common locations for infant eczema. Although this condition might respond to a low potency otc steroid cream, i would advise taking the baby to a dermatologist for evaluation. The condition is generally easily treated, but may recur. In addition, frequently the facial component of the eczema subsides as the child grows older. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby eczema: Moisturizer use everyday and one that is fragrant and perfume free. ...Read more
Shouldn't be: There is no such thing as "weepy baby eczema.". That sounds like impetigo, which is a bacterial infection of the skin caused by staph or strep. The classic description is that of a "honey colored crust." when disturbed, it often weeps, which is a serous, yellowish, watery discharge. It can spread, and usually requires oral antibiotics and should be examined and treated by a doctor. ...Read more
Gentle skin care: Gentle soap free cleanser, fragrance free products and lots of moisturizer preferably cream or ointment (like vasoline or aquaphor) forms. If needed topical steroids can be used, but best to have baby evaluated by dermatologist for most appropriate regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Used desonide for baby eczema for the last 2 weeks. How long should I take a break before resuming?
2 weeks: If you have been using desonide twice daily for 2 weeks, you should take a break for at least 2 weeks before resuming. As a rule of thumb, 2 weeks is the maximum number of days in a row to use twice daily topical steroids. If you are using topical steroids only once daily, then you may use them for a month. Use caution on the face and genital regions with topical steroids (can thin skin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My little niece is having baby eczema. She is only 50days old. What should we do? Any remedy?
Moisturize: Baby eczema is a fairly common condition. Typical first-line measures include better skin hygiene. Bath daily in lukewarm water then apply fragrance-free moisturizer generously right afterward. Good moisturizers include brands like Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Eucerin. If eczema fails to respond to moisturizers talk to your doctor about topical corticosteroid treatments. ...Read more