Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Irene | 2011-09-26


8yr old Eczema

Hi Doc,my 8 year old daughter has allergic rhinitis problems,as well as ezcema throught the year except in winter.It occurs on her arms,chest,back ,neck and now it looks like its affecting her face.She has dry skin and i use Epimax all over her skin and she washes with baby soap.What can i do to improve her health?

Expert's Reply



Your daughter really should be seen by a paediatric allergist so that she can be properly tested for her allergies and started on the correct treatment. In the meantime give her an antihistamine called Allecet one tablet 10mg at night to help her allergic rhinitis and also to reduce itching of her skin. Do not use any soaps at all especially baby soaps which are very alkaline and dry the skin. Use Epizone E instead of soap in her bath. After bathing her apply the Epimax all over.Do not overdress her and she should only wear cotton clothing.

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