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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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I have a baby with face eczema. I used desonide for a week, but the eczema is back. Is something else safer or better?

I have a baby with face eczema.  I used desonide for a week, but the eczema is back.  Is something else safer or better?

Frequent Vaseline: Eczema on the body and face is in most cases transient and doesn't leave life long scars in most babies. Eczema occurs due to the skin becoming dry. Some important things to do: 1. Apply vaseline/eczema ointments 4-6 times per day 2. Use luke warm water for baths 3. Don't put soaps in the water for bathing as it leaches fat from the skin. 4. Use small amounts of aveno baby wash/dove soap. ...Read more

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My baby has face eczema. I used desonide for a week but it is back. Is aclovate safer or better?

My baby has face eczema. I used desonide for a week but it is back. Is aclovate safer or better?

Chronic: Eczema is chronic and will recur. I recommend avoiding harsh soaps which will dry the skin, use aquaphor or vanicream to protect your baby's skin throughout the day and desonide to keep it controlled, preferably no more than 3 times a week. It gets better over time! also, eczema makes skin more susceptible to infections so if it persists, see your dr. ...Read more

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Will desonide cure eczema?

Will desonide cure eczema?

Can help!: Desonide is a topical steroid cream that is used in certain dermatological conditions, and yes, eczema is one of them! keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so it isnt tru;y a cure, but a treatment to keep it under control. Also, using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil will also help keep your eczema under control. ...Read more

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Is desonide 0.05% cream safe to apply on chin for eczema? How long is considered safe? Any different from lotion form? Which is better?

Is desonide 0.05% cream safe to apply on chin for eczema? How long is considered safe? Any different from lotion form? Which is better?

Desonide: Fluorinated steroids are not good to use on the face because of their strength and resultant side effects. However desonide is not a fluorinated steroid and is low potency. It is safe to use but all medicines have side effects so the least effective amount for the shortest time is best. All treatment is a balance between the good effects of treatment and the adverse effects of treatment. ...Read more

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Can i apply topical hyaluronic acid to plump skin if desonide thins facial skin? Can it counter? This is for seb derm/eczema/pd/skin flaking.

Can i apply topical hyaluronic acid to plump skin if desonide thins facial skin? Can it counter? This is for seb derm/eczema/pd/skin flaking.

Skin thinning: Skin thinning from topical steroids involves decrease in thickness of epidermis and loss of collagen from dermis. Hyaluronic acid (ha) holds water molecules & if applied to skin surface, skin looks temporarily more plump due to increased water content. Topical ha does nothing to increase thickness of epidermis or replace collagen. Other meds besides topical steroids can be used to treat seb derm. ...Read more

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My child has eczema, have been using desonide on and off for couple weeks. Now eyes are red at times swollen. Is this likely due to allergies or is this probably a side effect? When will redness fade?

My child has eczema, have been using desonide on and off for couple weeks. Now eyes are red at times swollen. Is this likely due to allergies or is this probably a side effect? When will redness fade?

Allergies: Likely allergies. The redness will persist as long the offending agent is present unless your child is on an antihistamine -then it should get better fairly rapidly. An aside, topical steroids ( i.e. Desonide) should not be placed around the eyes or mouth unless specifically directed by your physician. ...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?

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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

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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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