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What to do if I have eczema in my life till now. It also doesn't itch like most eczema rashes do, so could this be something else?
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
FIrst, you need to..: ...Be sure of the diagnosis. Many people & some doctors assume every baby rash is eczema. If it is, there are several kinds, and treatment varies. Choice of treatment is best left to a dermatologist because most of the steroid creams used on adults are too strong for babies. A bleach bath (1/4 cup bleach in tub of bathwater) is a cheap & effective option until you can get to a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emollients: Prevent dry skin by taking warm (not hot) showers or baths. Use a mild soap or body cleanser. Apply an effective emollient to your damp skin. Emollients inhibit the evaporation of water. Generally, they are available in jars and have a "stiff" consistency. Applying them to wet skin is the key. You might want to try cetaphil restoraderm or cerave. Try not to itch. C u'r doctor if this doesn't help. ...Read more
Eczema: You have to be careful in applying anything over eczematous skin as the skin is already inflamed and adding anything is just adding oil to the fire and making the skin more inflamed. Moisturize your skin constantly see your doctor or a dermatologist for good treatment creams. ...Read more
Good question..yes: Most patients with atopic dermatitis or eczema, have regular nasal allergies, and many have asthma as well. Allergists prescribe immunotherapy for those conditions, and often the atopic dermatitis improves. There have been less studies on immunotherapy for atopic dermatitis than for the other two conditions, so the proof that it works isn't quite as strong. It doesn't usually hurt to try, carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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