Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Chrissie | 2012-07-17


Eczema : 16 month old baby girl

Dear Doc

My healthy and beautiful 16 month old baby girl has eczema on top of her hand, behind her legs, at her neck and now a spot under her one eye! I had eczema for many years and it just went away 4 years ago.

The paediatrician told us to use SBR cream, but it does not help at all!

I would love to use something natural on her skin and not cortizone products (which was given to me for many years - and chick pea ointment from Wales cured me!).

What would you suggest as I know she has a hard time with this.

Thanks so much.

Expert's Reply



It sounds as if your baby definitely has eczema. She has probably inherited this from your side of the family as it is an inherited condition.The main aim of treatment these days is to keep your baby's skin moisturised.Do not use any soaps when bathing her. Substitute Epizone E for soap when bathing her. After bathing her apply Epimax Junior to her skin. Try to cover all the areas where she has the rash. Do not overdress her. She should only wear cotton clothing.If her rash does not improve on this treatment she must be seen by a paediatric allergist. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.

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Posted by: Anon | 2012-07-18

My one year old son also has eczema. I use the Eucrin bath &  shower therapy and soft sponge when bathing him. The sponge helps to remove the dry skin.

Thereafter I use the Eucrin soothing lotion. I have noticed a great improvement.

All the best!

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