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Does Ragi Aggravate Eczema In Babies
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
Treatment: Usually starts with a good skin care regimen, one that is designed for sensitive skin (hypoallergenic and fragrance free). Moisturizing is very important. Topical steroids are used during periods of flare, but should be used with caution on the face, diaper area and in very young infants. ...Read more
You cannot: You cannot but your pediatrician or a dermatologist often can. ...Read more
No: There are no scientific data to support. ...Read more
Possibly: A cow's milk protein allergy may present as eczema in infants. Other symptoms may include fussiness and irritability, bloody/mucousy stools, vomiting, and poor weight gain. Consider a trial of a hypoallergenic formula, but discuss this with your doctor first. Some will try soy-based formulas, however a number of children who are truly milk-protein allergic may be soy allergic too, so be cautious. ...Read more
Yes: The otc 1% is safe for short term use. ...Read more
What are the common causes of allergies in babies? My 22 month old baby has severe eczema. Advantage cream and aspelone provide temporary relief
Unfortunately.......: Very few cases of eczema are improved by eliminating foods from the diet. Also, skin tests usually used to determine allergies (for hay fever, for example), are not reliable in patients with skin problems like eczema, so the only way to tell is by trial and error which is difficult. See a dermatologist for a good skin regimen before getting too caught up in eliminating foods from her diet. ...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. ...Read more
Likely: Eczema may require a combination of treatments, the mainstay of which is proper application of topical moisturizers. Talk with your pediatrician about how to properly apply moisturizers, which ones are best to use, and what signs/symptoms of worsening eczema to look for. Sometimes referral to a specialist (dermatology, allergy/immunology) may be needed for refractory cases. ...Read more
Infrequent or not: There are two schools of thought. One is infrequent bathing to avoid drying out the skin with baths no more than every other day and maybe less often. The other approach is more frequent but brief baths in tepid water to hydrate the skin. The key is frequent use of moisturizering cream. An allergist or dermatologist can help determine which approach is best for your infant. ...Read more
4 month old infant with eczema on back of neck and bleeding due to scratching. How would you treat this?
See your doc: There are multiple medications that can be used. First you have to rule out secondary bacterial infection. See your physician. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my infant was given epiceram for his eczema. Can you put moisturizer on top of that?
Can but no need: You theoretically can put on a moisturizer safely, but it likely won't be of any added benefit. ...Read more
See a Specialist: This is a complicated question that cannot be well answered in only 400 characters. The problems with formula may be allergy or lactose intolerance or several other things. You should have the baby tested for soy and milk allergy and you may need to try several formulas before you find one that is well tolerated. Enfamil AR thickens in the stomach so it is less likely to reflux back up the esop ...Read more
Any sunblock...: ...That has a cream or lotion base would be suitable. Gels and sprays often contain alcohol, and will sting when applied to eczematous skin. I have been assured by multiple industry sources that sunscreen lotions marked "for babies" are identical to the same brand-names marketed to adults, so don't waste time or money seeking out some special "baby sunscreen.". ...Read more
That depends...: ...On the child. Some children need a change of soap. Others are allergic to some kinds of food. Some just need moisturizer and some need something stronger. There is no "best known." the answer is determined by what your individual child needs, and that can be determined with the help of your doctor. ...Read more
Instead of focusing on what cannot be used. Change the idea into items than CAN be used.
Soaps for skin: IVORY, DOVE.
Laundry Detergents: Dreft.
Use these for the items the child comes in contact with; and always remember that they come into cntact with bedclothes, and your clothes as well.
Nighttime Control: Itching can sometimes keep infants with eczema awake at night. Antihistamines like hydroxyzine can be given at night to help reduce itching sensation. In addition, keeping babies fingernails short and covering hands with socks at night can prevent harmful itching of inflamed skin. Aquaphor before bedtime can help heal damaged skin as well as form a barrier over skin to prevent scratching of skin. ...Read more
Lubricate: Eczema/atopic dermatitis treatment varies depending upon the age of the child. Without seeing your child, I wouldn't recommend any prescriptions, etc. You could start with the following: detergent without perfume/softners, no fabric softner, bath with cetaphil, dry carefully, and lubricate with ointment like aquaphillic or petroleum jelly. More severe cases may require prescription medication. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Efas, mild steroid: For a ute relief hylatopic ointment or epiceram along with weak steroid such as 2.5 hydrocortisone, DES own or triamcinolone. 25 for as short an interval s possible. As skin improves would decrease frequency to once a day and then every oter day. Check for food or inhalant allergies. Add probiotics and flaxseed to diet to help eczema. ...Read more
Yes: Stop dairy. Stop gluten. If formula fed look at nutramigen formula. Chinese medicine can help- find a practitioner in your area. Arbonne products are amazing- they do improve the symptoms but you want to look at the underlying cause- which chinese medicine does. And so does homeopathy. ...Read more
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. ...Read more