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My baby has eczema and now the forehead flaking at the skin line - what can I do?

My baby has eczema and now the forehead flaking at the skin line - what can I do?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What is the best skin cream to use for baby eczema?

What is the best skin cream to use for baby eczema?

Baby lotion: I like hypoallergenic lotions like cetaphil, aquaphor or aveeno (oatmeal). Always use unscented. This is best to apply all over the body after baths. ...Read more

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Baby has eczema on cheeks forehead and under the chin. How can I treat it? Will it go away for ever?

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 more

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How to prevent and take care of baby eczema?

How to prevent and take care of baby eczema?

Eczema: generally eczema is caused by food allergies or contact allergies with a strong family allergy history besides treating try to find out which of these two is causing it ...Read more

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How many days is it safe to apply mupirocin ont to weepy baby eczema?

How many days is it safe to apply mupirocin ont to weepy baby eczema?

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

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What is the most popular remedy for baby eczema?

What is the most popular remedy for baby eczema?

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 more

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Used desonide for baby eczema for the last 2 weeks. How long should I take a break before resuming?

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 more

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Dear doctors, My little niece is having baby eczema. She is only 50days old. What should we do? Any remedy?

Dear doctors,

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