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What are some recommendations for ecsema in children?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
9 doctors agree

In brief: ECZEMA IN CHILDREN

Eczema is a general term for a diffuse rash with itching.
It is an incessant itchy eruption that almost invariably begins in infancy, is inherited, is often accompanied in later years by hay fever or asthma. A dermatologist is the best doctor to consult for this. Soaps make it worse; use cetaphil. Wash clothing in all free & clear.

In brief: ECZEMA IN CHILDREN

Eczema is a general term for a diffuse rash with itching.
It is an incessant itchy eruption that almost invariably begins in infancy, is inherited, is often accompanied in later years by hay fever or asthma. A dermatologist is the best doctor to consult for this. Soaps make it worse; use cetaphil. Wash clothing in all free & clear.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. Christianne Strickland
The most important thing is lots and lots of lotion to keep the skin from flaring up. Cetaphil, Aquaphor, or Vaseline are good ones - apply at least 2x per day all over and especially after bathing. See your pediatrician if it gets worse even with daily lotion use.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Diet, lotions

85% children under age one with eczema have food allergies.
Dairy is number one. Different lotions can help as can cod liver oil (orally). Homeopathic remedies can help as can chinese medicine. Locate trained practitioners in your area. Sometimes steroids are needed short term. In general i like to avoid them as a daily treatment while looking for underlying causes and treat those-with diet #1.

In brief: Diet, lotions

85% children under age one with eczema have food allergies.
Dairy is number one. Different lotions can help as can cod liver oil (orally). Homeopathic remedies can help as can chinese medicine. Locate trained practitioners in your area. Sometimes steroids are needed short term. In general i like to avoid them as a daily treatment while looking for underlying causes and treat those-with diet #1.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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