5 doctors weighed in:

4 month old infant with eczema on back of neck and bleeding due to scratching. How would you treat this?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: See your doc

There are multiple medications that can be used.
First you have to rule out secondary bacterial infection. See your physician.

In brief: See your doc

There are multiple medications that can be used.
First you have to rule out secondary bacterial infection. See your physician.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Thank
Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

Atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema, in young infants often involve forehead, facial cheeks, scalp, and torso.
Eczema-like skin condition, i.e., contact dermatitis is also a possibility. I would rather have your infant evaluated by his/her pediatrician.

In brief: Depends

Atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema, in young infants often involve forehead, facial cheeks, scalp, and torso.
Eczema-like skin condition, i.e., contact dermatitis is also a possibility. I would rather have your infant evaluated by his/her pediatrician.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
Thank
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Beginning eczema

Eczema on any part of the body at a young age puts the infant at risk for local skin problems, eye problems and systemic immune problems.
You need to see a pediatrician for this who can prescribe the proper medications. A four month infant scratching to the bleeding point should not be neglected long for this problem, .

In brief: Beginning eczema

Eczema on any part of the body at a young age puts the infant at risk for local skin problems, eye problems and systemic immune problems.
You need to see a pediatrician for this who can prescribe the proper medications. A four month infant scratching to the bleeding point should not be neglected long for this problem, .
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors