Re: Eczema Help Me Please
my son has had moderate to severe eczema since 3 months of age. He is on a steriod cream which we try not to use too much because it thins the skin. It is a miracle cream though. Clears the eczema almost immediately. Now that he is 2 he only gets the eczema in patches (behind the knees, arms, face occasionally). We bathe him with cetaphil body wash, use cetaphil lotion, and use all free and clear detergent. This keeps it under control. I know this all comes from my side of the family, as I had childhood asthma, and my brother has bad eczema. I only hope my son doesn't have allergies or asthma later on. You need to be careful with these patches of eczema. If they are scratched they can develop a staph infection. My friends toddler has mild eczema and scratched a patch of it, then got the infection and was put on antibiotics. My son recently scratched a patch behind his knee until it was all open and raw. I used neosporin and his steriod cream until it went away. If your son has mild eczema then using aquafor ect.. like the other posters suggested would be fine. If he has a more severe case then a steriod cream may be required and I would suggest taking him to a dermatologist instead of your pediatrician. My son had eczema so badly and my peditrician said to just use aquafor ect.. when he saw a dermatologist he said there was no way that could solve the problem and pediatricians don't pay much attention to eczema and worry more about growth and weight than skin problems. Just some advice incase your son's eczema gets worse.