Childhood Diseases

Posted by: JD | 2008/06/17


5month old baby with Eczema

hi doc
can you pls recommend something for my baby, he has a dry, red, itching neck, legs and back. it makes him really uncomfortable. plz give me a cream that i could purchase over the counter.


Expert's Reply



This may not be eczema, but may be a condition called seborrhoea. It is important to be sure of the diagnosis. If you already have a diagnosis of eczema then you can try using a moisturiser such as Epimax once daily especially after you have bathed your baby.If this does not help and you need further advice, please write in again.

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Posted by: Mams | 2008/06/19

JD, E45 cream worked wonders for us!! It is cheap, and you can buy it just about anywhere!! White tub or tube, with E45 in blue lettering on it.

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