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My daughter has eczema, what are good soaps/shampoos to use? She's 4 yrs old. Is aveeno (oatmeal) great?

My daughter has eczema, what are good soaps/shampoos to use? She's 4 yrs old. Is aveeno (oatmeal) great?

Suggested products: I like cetaphil cleanser for eczema - it is a non-soap cleanser and does not strip away the moisture the skin needs yet still cleans. Shampoos? Something mild - i would still do j and j baby shampoo - assuming the skin issue is not on the scalp. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

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Hi, which is better for my toddler's ecsema; eucerin cream or allergenics ointment? Thanks

Eczema: Using skin lubrication with eucerine, aveeno (oatmeal) or aquaphore is very important, you need to do that on regular basis, if she is flaerd use steroid ointment sparinly, for 3- 5 day at a time . Make sure to see her pediatrician on regular basis. ...Read more

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For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?

For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?

Baby shampoo is fine: Despite what you may have read about baby shampoos, it is still the recommended product for scalp atopic dermatitis. Remember avoid very hot water and keep hydrated. ...Read more

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Is tea tree oil good for scalp rash in kids?

Is tea tree oil good for scalp rash in kids?

Maybe: Tea tree oil does have anti-inflammatory aspects, but too much can be very irritating. Try a very small amount (few drops) diluted into a solution of fragrance-free shampoo for a few days. If it is getting worse, stop! good luck! ...Read more

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Is aveeno (oatmeal) daily moisturizing lotion safe for my 3month old baby?Can it be applied on her face as well?Please advise me!!

Is aveeno (oatmeal) daily moisturizing lotion safe for my 3month old baby?Can it be applied on her face as well?Please advise me!!

Aveeno (oatmeal): moisturizing lotion is frequently used on infants with excessively dry skin/faces, and in those with atopic dermatitis/eczema. Cetaphil, Ceravue and Aquaphor are other commonly used products for this purpose. ...Read more

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Is aveeno (oatmeal) baby lavender scented lotion safe for babies? Heard it could cause hormone issues ?

Is aveeno (oatmeal) baby lavender scented lotion safe for babies? Heard it could cause hormone issues ?

No hormone issues: IT does not cause any hormone problems. Occasionally the scenting can cause some local irritation, especially in very young infants. The trick at that point is to go unscented. Is a very nice moisturizer. ...Read more

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Will grape seed oil help a newborn babies dry skin?

Will grape seed oil help a newborn babies dry skin?

Grapeseed oil: Grapeseed oil can be safely used on infants with dry skin. Make sure the oil isnt too old. Otherwise he might smell like a winery. ...Read more

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Is hazelnut oil good for your skin care?

Dry arms: If your arms or legs are dry it does not hurt but it is not one of the first things i would recomend. Acvoid clogging pores on your face with any type of oil. ...Read more

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Can i give my 7month LD baby fermented cod liver oil, buttternmilk and probiotics... Are they too much to give? (my baby has a terrible eczema)

Can i give my 7month LD baby fermented cod liver oil, buttternmilk and probiotics... Are they too much to give? (my baby has a terrible eczema)

Yes and no: No to buttermilk. Yes to cod liver oil (i did not know there is a fermented cod liver oil) for a 7 month old- 1/ tsp a day of cod liver oil. Probiotics yes. No dairy. No gluten. See a chinese medicine practitioner. Much eczema is related to digestive issues and chinese medicine can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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Should olive oil be used for body massage of one month old baby in winter season?

Should olive oil be used for body massage of one month old baby in winter season?

Probably OK: It is not something I have recommended. I don't see a problem with it, as long as you don't drop the slippery baby. ...Read more

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How dangerous is for an adult to drink baby oil? Is baby oil the same as mineral oil for constipation?

How dangerous is for an adult to drink baby oil?  Is baby oil the same as mineral oil for constipation?

Don't do it!: Uncertain--i can find no exact references in pubmed re: ingestion of baby oil. Nevertheless, there are well characterized syndromes associated with aspiration of toxic oils with resulting pneumonitis, as well as in the 1990's an eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome associated with toxic-oil intake, diffuse fasciitis, & eosinophilia. Don't take a chance! still in doubt, call the poison control center. ...Read more

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Is mineral oil any good anymore for baby care?

Is mineral oil any good anymore for baby care?

No: By mineral oil for baby cares, I am assuming you are referring to constipation. The latter is common in both breastfed and formula fed babies. Usually we recommend prune juice in young infants and increased fiber in diet in older ones. Hydration is very important. If these methods do not work, a glycerin suppository can be used in younger kids; you should seek out your dr if constipation is common. ...Read more

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Are sunblocks such as califonia baby suitable for 10months old infants? Can breastfeeding mothers use them as well?

Are sunblocks such as califonia baby suitable for 10months old infants? Can breastfeeding mothers use them as well?

Yes: Generally, sunblocks are safe for babies greater than 6 mos. Recommend using an all organic or mineral base sunblock with primarily physical barriers such as zinc and titanium dioxide as the active ingredients. You can also keep your baby covered with spf protected clothing and hats. Always remember to not expose your baby to direct sunlight and keep in the shade. ...Read more

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Foods to ensure good hair for my unborn baby?

Foods to ensure good hair for my unborn baby?

Any : You may eat foods that you like since maternal food intake is unrelated to fetal hair growth. ...Read more

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Should I use hydrolyzed formula for a high risk allergy baby?

Should I use hydrolyzed formula for a high risk allergy baby?

You may: Hydrolyzed formula is less allergenic. You may consult this site for information in this topic: https://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/dockets/05q0298/05q-0298-qhc0001-005_tab-AI-vol1.pdf Wish you and your baby good health! ...Read more

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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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