4 doctors weighed in:

What is the best treatment for a baby with exzma?

4 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: Eczema

Hydration is key for treatment and prevention.
Your child should have a daily bath, and a good moisturizer, such as cerave, should be applied immediately after the bath. To treat eczema flare ups, normally, a topical steroid preperation is used. Depending on the severity of the flare up, oral antibiotics and/or oral steroids maybe needed. Prevention is key.

In brief: Eczema

Hydration is key for treatment and prevention.
Your child should have a daily bath, and a good moisturizer, such as cerave, should be applied immediately after the bath. To treat eczema flare ups, normally, a topical steroid preperation is used. Depending on the severity of the flare up, oral antibiotics and/or oral steroids maybe needed. Prevention is key.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Thank
Erin Brennan
General Practice

In brief: Moisturize

Eczema results in dry and sensitive skin, so it is important to maintain skin hydration.
Thick creams (eg, eucerin®, cetaphil®, nutraderm®), which have a low water content, or ointments (eg, petroleum jelly, vaseline®, aquaphor®), which have zero water content, provide better skin protection than lotions. You also want to avoid trigger factors such as heat, perspiration, and low humidity.

In brief: Moisturize

Eczema results in dry and sensitive skin, so it is important to maintain skin hydration.
Thick creams (eg, eucerin®, cetaphil®, nutraderm®), which have a low water content, or ointments (eg, petroleum jelly, vaseline®, aquaphor®), which have zero water content, provide better skin protection than lotions. You also want to avoid trigger factors such as heat, perspiration, and low humidity.
Erin Brennan
Erin Brennan
Answer assisted by Erin Brennan, Medical Student
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors