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Baby Eczema On Head
A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
Does eczema weep on babies face or is weeping impetigo? My 3 month old has been on mupirocin the past 9 days. Still inflamed and weeping off and on.
Weeping skin: Both eczema and impetigo can weep. Unfortunately they can also go together. Impetigo should have improved at least somewhat with Mupirocin cream. For eczema, just using Mupirocin cream is not sufficient to improve the inflammation, so other meds need to be added. Please talk to you dermatologist about additional treatments for eczema. Also applying cool soaks even for a minute prior to meds helps.
Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?
Infrequent Bathing: The number one thing you can do to prevent baby eczema is to bathe the baby infrequently. Every other day bathing is fine. Just wash the bottom gently and pat to dry. A mild cortisone creme for treatment is fine. In the US we use a 1% over the counter cortisone. Congratulations on your baby! You are doing a great job! We Healthtap docs are excited to learn more about your needs in China!See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
How old is baby?: Only use hypoallergenic, fragrance free, sensitive skin items (laundry detergent, soap, lotions, or creams), avoid fabric softeners in the laundry. Bathe baby only 2-3 times per week. Keep the skin hydrated with a good emollient (thicker than lotion). Talk you your pediatrician about the issue to get full evaluation and to ensure it really is eczema and discuss other measure you can take.See 1 more doctor answer
I had eczema since I was a baby and I was lighter now I'm dark but my face is lighter than my bod. Do eczema make your skin darker?
Your priority...: ...Is not softening, it's relieving the itching. Eczema itches, scratching causes infection & scarring, and babies can't be told not to scratch. The less they itch, the less dry and irritated their skin will be. Treatment varies considerably, depending on the individual situation. You should see a dermatologist and get a specific treatment plan for your baby.See 1 more doctor answer
Needs Evaluation: Most often eczema has an onset before 5 years of age but it can occur at any age. Presentation and location of eczema can differ depending on age of onset. Slightly more common in females. A lot of children who had eczema will find that as they get older their eczema gets less severe. Discolored skin could also be due to skin fungal infection. See pediatrician to determine proper treatment course.
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).See 1 more doctor answer
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.
My baby is suffering from eczema has skin same time is very dry and red I don't know what caram I can use to help him sleep at night?
Hydrocortisone 1%: Try to moisturize 3x/day if possible. Also use hydrocortisone 1% cream at night.
Baby eczema: Moisturizer use everyday and one that is fragrant and perfume free.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Overuse of...: ...Cortisone creams can cause thinning of the skin, which sometimes results in permanent stretch marks. Fine blood vessels may swell and become prominent under the skin surface. In rare cases enough cortisone might be absorbed internally to cause growth suppression or adrenal gland suppression. That's why dermatologists use only the mildest steroid creams on babies, and monitor them closely.