My daughter had eczema when she was about that age and got horrible red dry spots all over. The pediatrician gave us the prescription strength hydrocortisone cream. I went out and bought the "anti-itch" hydrocortisone cream because it's a much lower percentage. I used the lower %age on her face, and the rx strength everywhere else on her body. I only used it every other day, and it seemed to work well. The doctor said I could use it twice a day on her for 4 days straight, then take a day or two off, then start up again. She never had any side-effects or anything, and it worked well.