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Any good advice on how to soften a baby's skin that has severe eczema?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Your priority...

...Is not softening, it's relieving the itching.
Eczema itches, scratching causes infection & scarring, and babies can't be told not to scratch. The less they itch, the less dry and irritated their skin will be. Treatment varies considerably, depending on the individual situation. You should see a dermatologist and get a specific treatment plan for your baby.

In brief: Your priority...

...Is not softening, it's relieving the itching.
Eczema itches, scratching causes infection & scarring, and babies can't be told not to scratch. The less they itch, the less dry and irritated their skin will be. Treatment varies considerably, depending on the individual situation. You should see a dermatologist and get a specific treatment plan for your baby.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Easy

Almost certainly atopic eczema.
The skin is the largest organ in the body so it needs proper diet. In atopia there is an enzymatic defect and you can get round it by giving a proper mix of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. See a physician that uses nutritional supplements to treat his patients.

In brief: Easy

Almost certainly atopic eczema.
The skin is the largest organ in the body so it needs proper diet. In atopia there is an enzymatic defect and you can get round it by giving a proper mix of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. See a physician that uses nutritional supplements to treat his patients.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Thank
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