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What Is The Best Skin Cream To Use For Baby Eczema
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms 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
Why herbal?: Poison ivy is "herbal", but you wouldn't want it anywhere near your skin. "herbal" does not always equal "good", so you should not restrict your options to "herbal" products. If you're sure your baby has eczema (and not seborrhea or something else that looks like eczema), try 1% Hydrocortisone cream or lotion. If that doesn't work, you'll need to see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treatment: usually starts with a good skin care regimen, one that is designed for sensitive skin (hypoallergenic and fragrance free). Moisturizing is very important. Topical steroids are used during periods of flare, but should be used with caution on the face, diaper area and in very young infants. ...Read more
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
What are the common causes of allergies in babies? My 22 month old baby has severe eczema. Advantage cream and aspelone provide temporary relief
Unfortunately.......: Very few cases of eczema are improved by eliminating foods from the diet. Also, skin tests usually used to determine allergies (for hay fever, for example), are not reliable in patients with skin problems like eczema, so the only way to tell is by trial and error which is difficult. See a dermatologist for a good skin regimen before getting too caught up in eliminating foods from her diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend's 5,5 month old baby doesn't eat or sleep, cries all the time, has eczema , used so many creams but nothing helps, is lactose intolerant?
Needs care: The baby needs to be seen by a pediatrician for allergy testing and better care for eczema. Lactose intolerance is not an allergy. It is an inability to break down the milk sugar, lactose, leading to diarrhea.More likely is a protein intolerance or allergy. The baby may need a hypoallergenic or amino acid based formula. Severe eczema can be worsened by bacterial colonization of the skin. ...Read more
Yes : The otc 1% is safe for short term use. ...Read more
Best one: I am not sure that there is a "best one", your need to try serveral ones and see which you like best. Examples are cetaphil, aveeno. Vanicream, cerave. There are even prescription creams such as epicerum. Speak to your dermatalogist who may have samples so you can try several. ...Read more
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