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Infant Face Eczema
Eczema: Yes, itching is a very common symptom of eczema due to skin dryness. Using emollients or ointments work better than creams which is better than lotions. Vaseline, aquaphor are examples of emollients. For more info, follow this: http://www.Nationaleczema.Org/living-with-eczema/bathing-moisturizing. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dont know statistics: Eczema indicates an allergic predisposition especially to foods. Statistics show that children who get eczema as infants often outgrow it by age three. If one gets it after three they might outgrow it with puberty. If onset is after puberty...Usually you have it for life. But chinese medicine, homeopathy, diet changes, and some supplements can improve the condition immensely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
I had eczema since I was a baby and I was lighter now i'm dark but my face is lighter than my bod. Do eczema make your skin darker ?
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