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How Can I Heal My Childs Eczema On Her Face
Eczema on face: Try to identify the triggers, and eliminate them. Some common triggers are soaps, detergents, milk and eggs. In general, topical steroids are not recommended on the face, but if the eczema is very bad, you could apply a very thin layer of Hydrocortisone 0.5%. It's always prudent to take your child to a pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My daughter has excema all over her body including her head. What can i put on her scalp to stop her from scratching?
Topical treatment: of eczema is the main strategy. This is usually a steroid like hydrocortisone, but can be a problem in your hair. Many of the shampoos that are tar-based shampoos can be massaged in and let sit for 15 mintutes and then rinse out. Over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for symptoms of itching can be helpful depending on her age. Sure this is not psoriasis? If she is not improving see a provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cortisone cream: Eczema can be acute or chronic and has multiple causes. You can try over the counter cortisone (1% hydrocortisone), but long-term use can thin the skin. Also, sometimes a rash around the mouth in women is perioral dermatitis, which may be worsened by cortisone and is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
My 14 yr old son has severe acne on his face and back. What can i do to help his acne on his face? To help his skin and self esteem?
Dermatologist/acutan: I would see a dermatologist who specializes in treatment of acne. One option would be suppressive antibiotics and skin wash with antibiotic soap. Another option is Accutane this is a Vitamin A derivative but has some significant possible side effects so you doctor would need to discuss these with you. Light therapies can be used to treat acne and lasers can be used to help treat scarring. ...Read more
Hydrocortisone, 1 wk: Kids with eczema have dry areas of skin, and are drier overall. If there is eczema, one can try a cream like cerave. Dermatologists recommend cerave for it's ceramides ingredient, which is known to make eczema patches more normal. Cream is applied as needed, and also after bathing, to lock in moisture. One can add Hydrocortisone 1% cream, twice a day for a week, to normalize the skin faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby eczema: Baby eczema is usually a result of mommy hormones that cross the placenta into baby. It generally runs its course in a matter of months. Moisturizer is usually sufficient. If you are worried, it's off to your neighborhood kid-friendly dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: If indeed it is infant acne, it should resolve on its own. At 14 months of age it may not be this. In general, bathing 2-3 times a week or less, using non-comedogenic (not acne-forming) lotions like aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, lubriderm, eucerin, can help. Evaluation by a medical professional could help better define what is being seen and treated. ...Read more
Depends: There are different kinds of bumps and rash. There isn't one treatment for all of them-- it depends on what the bumps are. Usually, though, bumps on a young baby's face don't require any treatment at all. Get an exam with your pediatrician to see what the bumps are and what you ought to do next. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 15 months old and has 4 molloscum contagiousum on his face and 2 on his thigh. Please help. Why do they come and how to i get rid of them?
Skin virus: Mc is a relative of the wart.It's cause is a virus piked up through contact that settles into the superficial skin to grow. It can be spread by scratching & most occur in clusters.Different from many viruses, they do not enter the blood & trigger a quick immune response.They sit on the skin, eventually irritate it & fall off in a few months.They can be frozen, cut or treated, but most self heal. ...Read more
My baby has a rash on his face. I think it might be eczema because his face is dry. Can i put vaseline on his face?
Go to a doctor: Baby's skin is very delicate and it is not good to treat it with things that are fine for older children and adults. A facial rash may not be serious, but it may be part of an allergic reaction or something else requiring a prescription. Make an appointment or visit an urgent care clinic to avoid problems. Vaseline does not sound good, but ask a druggist for a baby product that won't hurt. ...Read more
Good moisturizer: A good moisturizer like coconut oil.Useamild coal like dove. ...Read more
Here are some tips.: Eczema can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water and bathing him only every 2-3 days, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. Ask his doctor if you can give him Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before bed. If doing all this doesn't help enough, his doctor can add eczema ointments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Put her in gloves: If you really want her to stop you can fasten gloves on her hands that she cannot remove. In the hospital we put their upper arms in a soft splint that prevents them bending their elbow, which stops the picking.If neither are acceptable, just accept you cannot control a 2 yo and let her be. ...Read more
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