7 doctors weighed in:
My daughter is 3 and at 1 she was diagnosed w/eczema and atopic dermatitis. Her scalp after bath w/itchy & flakey like dandruff. Nothing wrks, help! ?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Eczema=atopic
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma.
It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, baths every other day, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. Cortisone ointment helps, too. If doing this doesn't help enough, she should see her doctor.

In brief: Eczema=atopic
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma.
It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, baths every other day, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. Cortisone ointment helps, too. If doing this doesn't help enough, she should see her doctor.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
Thank
2 comments
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
For her itchy, dry scalp, if it is indeed due to eczema, you can try selsun blue shampoo, or Neutrogena T-Gel shampoo.
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Moisturization is critical and I'd suggest using Eucerin or Cetaphil 3-4 times daily. Scratch testing for foods can often identify triggers. In severe cases an anti-histamine can also be helpful. Make sure nails are kept clipped and that your child is wearing loose fitting cotton clothing.
Dr. Malinda Linn
Family Medicine
In brief: Itchy scalp
Eczema can be difficult and requires very consistent treatment.
Be sure you are not washing her hair every night, as this dries it out and can actually make things worse. You also want to avoid washing the scalp too harshly when you do wash her hair (no more than twice a week). You can use sensitive skin shampoos or deep conditioning treatments. Sometimes medical shampoos are required.

In brief: Itchy scalp
Eczema can be difficult and requires very consistent treatment.
Be sure you are not washing her hair every night, as this dries it out and can actually make things worse. You also want to avoid washing the scalp too harshly when you do wash her hair (no more than twice a week). You can use sensitive skin shampoos or deep conditioning treatments. Sometimes medical shampoos are required.
Dr. Malinda Linn
Dr. Malinda Linn
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
835K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors