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Doctor insights on: Why Do Babies Get Eczema

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Is eczema common in babies?

Is eczema common in babies?

Yes: Eczema is common after the first few months of life. Moderate to severe eczema in children is triggered by a food allergy in greater than 40% of children, although very uncommon to be triggered by a food allergy in adults. ...Read more

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Eczema on babies face is rosebud salve ok?

Eczema on babies face is rosebud salve ok?

Have him : Seen by his pediatrician and he will advise u. ...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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Why are babies born with eczema?

Why are babies born with eczema?

They aren't: Babies often develop seborrheic dermatitis shortly after birth, which can look like eczema. However, true atopic dermatitis is extremely rare in neonates. It typically does not appear until at least 3 months of age. ...Read more

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What cream do they give babies for eczema?

What cream do they give babies for eczema?

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

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How can you distinguish between eczema and psoriasis in babies?

How can you distinguish between eczema and psoriasis in babies?

You cannot: you cannot but your pediatrician or a dermatologist often can. ...Read more

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My infant was given epiceram for his eczema. Will moisturizer help?

My infant was given epiceram for his eczema. Will moisturizer help?

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

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Doctors can you tell me how often should you bathe an infant with eczema?

Doctors can you tell me how often should you bathe an infant with eczema?

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