Childhood Diseases

Posted by: saren | 2010-01-08



hi Dr

please can you let me know what i can use on my daughters eczema she is 2 1/2 she is using epimax and elocon, but this is now not seem to be helping as she is itching terribly, other creams like lipocream, epizone &  elidel dont help her at all, please help

Expert's Reply



I am concerned about your little girl's eczema which appears to be a rather difficult form.In particular I am worried because she has not responded to Elidel or to Elocon which are usually reserved for treating difficult eczema in children. Your daughter should be seen by a paediatric allergist and allergy tests need to be done. Once her allergies are known careful avoidance of food allergens will be recommended.I also suggest the use of wet wraps to treat her eczema rash. This will be advised by the allergist.If you cannot find an allergist in your area please inform me and I will advise you further.

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