Re: 5 year old with scaly flaky fingers + 1 toe
my 4 and a half month old boy has really bad eczema(weeping and bloody) at the moment, and we have tried a few creams so far, the first was diprobase, im not sure if you can get this otc i think you can, second was aqueous cream, with the later, alot of people find it makes things worse (like it did with my son) but both are moisturisers, we also use something called oilatum in the bath where it makes it all milky and helps the skin retain moisture, today we have also got oilatum gel which you have to put on wet, ive yet to use it, both are available otc. he has recently been on fudicin h, a hydrocortisone cream which cleared it up well(until we used the aqueous cream) and now he's on hydrocortisone 0.5. but we are cautious with the effects also but its so bad we have to get it under control. we asked the dr if it could be his milk making the eczema worse but he said if that was the case then the steriod cream wouldnt work, so maybe your dd has an allergy to something?
anyway sorry for waffling on and i hope this makes a little sense, im a bit dopey today haha
Mia-Louise jan '04
Jacob april '07