C.B. asks from Bellevue, NE on October 18, 2006
S.S. answers from Huntington on December 10, 2006
B.S. answers from Indianapolis on November 30, 2006
my daughter will be 2 in january and went through the same thing last winter, the doctor actually told us that hydrocortisone can cause more harm than good. she recommended we use dove body wash and a special lotion Aquaphor. It looks a lot like vaseline...but it works. we use it everyother day at bed time and her skin looks great. Hope this helps....good luck
V.S. answers from Louisville on November 15, 2006
My sisters little boy who lived with me for two years had it..One THE POOL...it helps the skin so much..dry out the spot and keeps them cool. TWO...oatmeal bath..about 3 a week or how ever much you think..THREE...a heavy cream....helps keep the spot cool and will help with the drying.. Hope that helps..Best of luck
D.M. answers from Charleston on October 18, 2006
Hello, My son is 19mts old and we fight with this all year long. I also use the Hydrocort & Cetaphil(otc) lotion and bar soap. If you don't let much soap scum in the water it also helps. The Dr. told me to only use the Hydrocort for 3-5 days then stop for a few. inbetween some of those days I mix the Cetaphil with a little Hydrocort. Winter is really bad for children with dry skin, but there is nothing we can really do other than keep putting lotion on their skin several times a day. Sorry I know this really doesn't help much other than you are not alone.
C.A. answers from Indianapolis on October 18, 2006
I also used Arbonne baby products as the other posts suggested. Eucerin works too and they have a baby line now.
L.A. answers from Lexington on October 19, 2006
my son and myself have eczema. the best thing that i have found when we have an outbreak is Zinc Oxide, it takes the itch out without the burning of the hydrocortizone. But in between my son's dr. told me to use vasoline on the rough patches, and to make sure you use either the vasoline or lotion every day. Hope it helps.
A.M. answers from Louisville on October 20, 2006
My little boy gets that too. It will probably get worse as thiw winter approaches. I use Eucerin lotion on him, the Aveeno baby products are also good. All of it's expensive. But you can find generic baby Aveeno at Target, just look in the baby bath products. It also might help to use a moisturizing baby wash.
Hope it gets better!
S.D. answers from Indianapolis on October 20, 2006
Talk to your peds doc, but I believe Elidel is ok for babies. I have used it for myself and it worked very well, haven't used it on my baby.
K. answers from Louisville on October 18, 2006
My 2 year old has it really bad too...I just have to keep the hyro (perscription) on her every night and if i miss a night, i can tell because it comes right back. My step son also had it really bad and with age, his has almost gone away!:)
S.Z. answers from Minneapolis on October 19, 2006
My first daughter had something similar (patches of irritated dry skin) - it also was Eczema. Everyone has given great advice; I'll just add what I did to clear up my daughter's problem, (she had extremely sensitive skin).
The most important was to make sure her clothes were washed in sensitive soaps and softener (products with no perfumes etc. since they were on her skin all day!) I made sure to use the sensitive version of laundry detergent for EVERY item of clothing (including all towels and of course bedding). I only used fabric softener sheets, but now they have a sensitive liquid version that I use.
For bath time I switched to Gentle Naturals Eczema baby wash and used their Eczema cream on the affected areas, (it helped protect her skin from other irritants and sealed in much needed moisture - it's kind of greasy though).
My pediatrician also recommended using Aquaphor products which I found to be even greasier than the Gentle Naturals, but worked equally well.
Good luck - hope you find something that works for your son!
J.K. answers from Evansville on December 12, 2006
My daughter Eliana has eczema although we only have small bouts of it now. Basically some outbreaks in the winter time. I use all natural products. If you want to know more about them please email me ____@____.com