Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Thabza | 2008/07/30

Q.

Eczema

My 11 month old daughter suffers from eczema. This codition started when she was 6 months old. Her paeditrician did some lab tests for allergies on her and they came back positive, meaning that she does have an allergy wich in turn triggers the eczema, however she tested negative for all the known common allergies that children suffer from. This then means that she has a mysterious allergy.....

Her ped has been prescribing some cortisone cream which he can' t give anymore because its continuous use will thin the skin. I have been to other GP' s as well and they have given alternative lotions, bath oils and creams and medicine that she takes in the morning and at night to stop the itching but none of them are effective enough. She still scratches herself and doesn' t sleep well at night......

Please advise on something that can just control the condition as it is said that she might only outgrow it when she is two or three years old.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby seems to have quite severe eczema which has not reponded to the usual treatment measures. It would be best to take her to see a dermatologist about her eczema.

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Posted by: Blue | 2008/07/31

My daugther also had eczema as a baby and the only thing that worked for her was Oilatum. I used the bath oil, but it also comes in a soap and lotion I think.

When using the bath oil, don' t use any other soap or wash. Only let her soak in the bath with the oil added.

Reply to Blue
Posted by: CV | 2008/07/31

HI
My girl has eczema from four months and is almost 4 and stil have it. I am using Creame Classique ointment mixed with Presivate ointment. Try it, is is working for my girl.

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