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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: fate | 2004/11/06

Q.

3 month old diagnosed with infantile eczema

My daughter was born on the 14th of August and now has eczema. I find her scratching her face all the time and it breaks my heart to see her so uncomfortable. Is there anything I can do to help her with this skin problem?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Continue breast feeding and use skin moisturising cream. A mild steroid cream may be needed in resistant cases.

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Posted by: CN | 2004/11/08

Another thing, if she is scratching her face open, make sure nails are short and at night put mittens on her hands.

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Posted by: CN | 2004/11/08

My 7mth baby also has ecezma that started when she was 1 month old. She was also allergic to cows milk and had to put her on Infasoy. Do not use soap or any fragranced creams. Rather bath her with aqueous cream. I use Annique Rooibos shampoo for hair. The cream I use is Epizone E, but you must find out what is compatible with your baby. You can't use normal acqueous cream, it is too thin, need a rich cream. Also only dress your baby in 100% cotton clothing. Make sure that you use a mild washing powder. I use Sunlight and don't use fabric softeners.
This is just my way of controlling it, but your baby's needs may be different.

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