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Hi! I was wondering if Sudocream allowed for an infant with g6pd? He has ezcema on his face. Is it safe to use Sudocream?

Hi! I was wondering if Sudocream allowed for an infant with g6pd? He has ezcema on his face. Is it safe to use Sudocream?

I strongly: suggest you NOT use this on an infants face without a consult directly with your PEDIATRIC Medical Professional! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

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


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What can I do about my baby's eczema on his face?

What can I do about my baby's eczema on his face?

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 more

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My 3month old baby has rough red patches on her face,eczema.how can i treat it fast?pls help.

My 3month old baby has rough red patches on her face,eczema.how can i treat it fast?pls help.

Eczema: the reason for eczema is lack of moisturizer. If your baby is breast feeding, try to exclude certain foods in your diet. Watch what you are bathing her with. Use hypoallergenic shampoo. Make sure to wear cotton clothes. ...Read more

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Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?

Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?

Mgt: Your baby may have eczema. This can usually be managed by using Eucerin cream a few times a day to the affected areas. I would suggest avoiding long baths and a moisturizer prior to bedtime. Watch for any signs of foods as a possible trigger. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of daily cortisone cream for a baby with severe face eczema?

What are the side effects of daily cortisone cream for a baby with severe face eczema?

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

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What can I use to keep my baby face moisturized she haa eczema and get face dries out very quickly. She is 2months?

What can I use to keep my baby face moisturized she haa eczema and get face dries out very quickly. She is 2months?

Many products: There are many products available. Focus on something unscented and designed for infant skin. Aquaphor, lubriderm, eucerin, cetaphil, aveeno (oatmeal) - so many more , too many to name. Also, ointments are preferable to lotions if dryness is severe. Also should be using a moisturizing face wash. Most baby soaps are not moisturizing. Soaps like dove, caress, tone or aquaphor body wash are good choices. ...Read more

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I have a baby with face eczema. I used desonide for a week, but the eczema is back. Is something else safer or better?

I have a baby with face eczema.  I used desonide for a week, but the eczema is back.  Is something else safer or better?

Frequent Vaseline: Eczema on the body and face is in most cases transient and doesn't leave life long scars in most babies. Eczema occurs due to the skin becoming dry. Some important things to do: 1. Apply vaseline/eczema ointments 4-6 times per day 2. Use luke warm water for baths 3. Don't put soaps in the water for bathing as it leaches fat from the skin. 4. Use small amounts of aveno baby wash/dove soap. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My baby has face eczema. I used desonide for a week but it is back. Is aclovate safer or better?

My baby has face eczema. I used desonide for a week but it is back. Is aclovate safer or better?

Chronic: Eczema is chronic and will recur. I recommend avoiding harsh soaps which will dry the skin, use aquaphor or vanicream to protect your baby's skin throughout the day and desonide to keep it controlled, preferably no more than 3 times a week. It gets better over time! also, eczema makes skin more susceptible to infections so if it persists, see your dr. ...Read more

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My 4 months old baby has eczema. Doctor advice me to use Cetaphil lotion and body wash. I noticed that my baby's face is getting whiter.

My 4 months old baby has eczema. Doctor advice me to use Cetaphil lotion and body wash. I noticed that my baby's face is getting whiter.

Need more info: I don't see any relationship to the topical products you are using. I would bring the findings of the skin on the baby's face to the attention of the pediatrician. Having one skin problem may lead to another kind of skin problem. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use betamethasone 0.05% ointment on my 3 month old baby's body for eczema? Is it safe on the face? Any side effects?

Is it safe to use betamethasone 0.05% ointment on my 3 month old baby's body for eczema? Is it safe on the face? Any side effects?

No…betamethasone is: High potency steroid & could damage baby's skin as well as interfere with growth if used too much. Hydrocortisone is lower potency; use 0.5 or 1.0% (otc) & the smallest amount that puts a thin film on affected area. Face is very sensitive area; so "less is more" applies. If 0.5% insufficient (after 5-7 days' use) may try 1%. Still no response, consult pediatrician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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4 mo. Baby has rash behind ear. Raw, red and oozing sticky clear liquid. Rash on face too. What should I use on it? Eczema? Has cradle cap too.

4 mo. Baby has rash behind ear. Raw, red and oozing sticky clear liquid.  Rash on face too.  What should I use on it?  Eczema? Has cradle cap too.

Like this? : Seborrheic dermatitis ("cradle cap") can spread to the face, eyelashes ; behind ears. It can be treated by using z-tar or other anti-dandruff shampoo. Lather up a fingertip's worth, shampoo ; rinse thoroughly. If the scalp is red for more than a few moments, discontinue use. If it looks infected or is very itchy, see her pediatrician for other treatments (miconazole or mild hc creams). ...Read more

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Can infant formula cause eczema?

Can infant formula cause eczema?

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 more

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What are any OTC remedies for eczema affected infants?

What are any OTC remedies for eczema affected infants?

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

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How many infants with eczema or allergic dermatitis grow up and still have it?

How many infants with eczema or allergic dermatitis grow up and still have it?

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 more

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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more