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What can I do about my 4 month old baby's eczema?
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: See an Allergist
Eczema in infancy is often associated with a food allergy.
Even when it is not, your allergist can give you excellent advice on gentle skin care, moisturizing, and appropriate medications. If there is a food allergy, avoidance may dramatically improve the rash.

In brief: See an Allergist
Eczema in infancy is often associated with a food allergy.
Even when it is not, your allergist can give you excellent advice on gentle skin care, moisturizing, and appropriate medications. If there is a food allergy, avoidance may dramatically improve the rash.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Avoid soap
#1 before reaching for Hydrocortisone or rx meds is to avoid soap.
Babies that age do not need soap which will dry skin out further. As soon as he/she is done bathing, generously apply vanicream moisturizer 1-2x daily all over. Otc Hydrocortisone can be applied to active eczema under the moisturizer and if not improved in 2 weeks, see a dermatologist for eval and to rule out infection.

In brief: Avoid soap
#1 before reaching for Hydrocortisone or rx meds is to avoid soap.
Babies that age do not need soap which will dry skin out further. As soon as he/she is done bathing, generously apply vanicream moisturizer 1-2x daily all over. Otc Hydrocortisone can be applied to active eczema under the moisturizer and if not improved in 2 weeks, see a dermatologist for eval and to rule out infection.
Dr. Jennifer Haley
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