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Eczema Cream For Babies
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : The otc 1% is safe for short term use. ...Read more
Why herbal?: Poison ivy is "herbal", but you wouldn't want it anywhere near your skin. "herbal" does not always equal "good", so you should not restrict your options to "herbal" products. If you're sure your baby has eczema (and not seborrhea or something else that looks like eczema), try 1% Hydrocortisone cream or lotion. If that doesn't work, you'll need to see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
My friend's 5,5 month old baby doesn't eat or sleep, cries all the time, has eczema , used so many creams but nothing helps, is lactose intolerant?
Needs care: The baby needs to be seen by a pediatrician for allergy testing and better care for eczema. Lactose intolerance is not an allergy. It is an inability to break down the milk sugar, lactose, leading to diarrhea.More likely is a protein intolerance or allergy. The baby may need a hypoallergenic or amino acid based formula. Severe eczema can be worsened by bacterial colonization of the skin. ...Read more
My 7wk baby has infected eczema where her skin in d affected areas is weeping & looks very sore been there for 3wks now.
Is steroid cream safe option?
Yes.: Lots of babies get eczema - and steroid creams are 100% safe if used appropriately. First, be sure that you use lots of moisturizer on these areas twice per day - this alone can sometimes fix the problem. If not, mix the moisturizer 50/50 with 1% hydrocortisone, or if you have a prescription cream, use that, and apply. Use the creams generously and consistently - should improve in 10 days. ...Read more
My Baby is 2 and a half and has really bad eczema on her arms, neck, and now her face. Can I apply benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream to help with the itching?
No do not use: benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream.. Get some aveeno oatmeal bath packets and put her in the bathtub with one of these packets dissolved to soothe the itch. They should help a lot. You can also use 1% hydrocortisone cream twice a day on lesions. These may help a bit. See her Dr. for something stronger. ...Read more
Yes: I recommend using vanicream, aquaphor or cetaphil. ...Read more
Vanicream: Fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, Eucerin and Aquaphor are all good options. Uses 1-2 times per day, best time to apply is right after getting out of shower. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. I like Dove white bar. ...Read more
No: I assume that you are referring to paget's disease of the breast? The cream will not work as it is actually a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. Further w/u and treatment needed to eval another underlying breast cancer. Tx will be surgery plus other tx necessary for the underlying breast cancer. Go and d/w oncologist. ...Read more
CHILDHOOD ECZEMA:: Definitely, if the doctor prescribes. There are different types and strength of the cream/ointment. Depending on the severity of the disease the cream/ointment is chosen by the child's pediatrician or dermatologist, if the pediatrician refers the infant. ...Read more
You can try these: Cerave , cetaphil moisturizing cream , aveeno (oatmeal) , eucerin brand , aquaphor ointment.Use skin cleansers eg cetaphil, moisturel, aveeno (oatmeal), neutrogena or aquaphor skin cleansers instead of soap.Of course , if the eczema is of moderate severity, you will need a script for moderate potency steroids or higher. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hyperpigmentation: Dark spots or hyperpigmented skin are unlikely to respond to topical steroid creams once the skin has been discolored. These chronic changes are usually permanent, but I would suggest seeing a Dermatologist to determine what possible treatments exist. There are laser treatments and other topical ointments that could be helpful. Schedule an appointment to find out more info. ...Read more
Dry Skin Care: 1. Shower no more than once a day. 2. Never shower with hot water. 3. Use a mild soap like dove or olay bar. Ivory is very drying and should be avoided. 4. Pat dry after showering, do not rub. 5. If one takes a bath, never sit in dirty soapy water. Use soap immediately before exiting the tub. 6. Apply moisturizer immediately after drying off. Ointments or oils are more moisturizing than creams. ...Read more