Posted by: bobo | 2004/10/12


baby eczema

My 6 month old baby was diagnosed with eczema when he was six months, also the tests confirmed that he had cow milk , soya and wheat allergies. Recently he has been suffering from dry nose and he snores when sleeping. He is also having a red patch on his arm and it seams like it is spreading and his ears crack from behind from time to time. though he has all these symtoms he is a very happy child. my question is that is there a chance for him to utgrow all this.

ps he is using NAN HA formular,

Expert's Reply



Most children do outgrow there infant allergic symptoms by 4-5yrs of age, but it may only occur during puberty or rarely persist. It depends largely on the parent's family history in this regard. Snoring during an episode of illness is acceptable, but if he snores constantly during the coming months then it will warrant further investigation to consider removal of the adenoids. It may be a good idea to repeat the allergy tests once he is older, if the symptoms persist.

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Posted by: Cheryl | 2004/10/18

My baby also suffers from eczema and was on a course of cortizone cream which cleared the eczema but then returned. My doc told me to buy MILKO CREAM. This is actually used for milking cows but is also used as a treatment for eczema. This really works wonders. It can be bought over the counter from any pharmacy or Dis-Chem and is fairly inexpensive.

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Posted by: Alex | 2013/04/16

Does this cream really work. I ask as my daughter has been diagnosed with this and I will try this out if it is useful. Drop me an email on

Posted by: Molly | 2004/10/15

I am 31 in November. My excema got out of hand last year. The doctor gave me a series of histaglobin injections (something to build one's immume towards allergenes). I defenitly recommend that. I also use baby bath drops in my bath water with white Dove soap. One must also remember to take something orally to put back oil in one's skin. In this case I use Omega 3 from the vitamim department. If you think realistic excema sufferers lacks of oill from the inside. Give this a try it really works.

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Posted by: sallystorm | 2004/10/13

I have eczema myself and my baby of 3 months old has the same problems. Aloe helps a whole lot! I have what is called Super Aloe Gel. Its made by the Aloe Ferox company in Albertinia, but can be bought at most pharmacies. Tel of Aloe Ferox = 028-7352504

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Posted by: Mom | 2004/10/13

The Epizones are effective. My baby girl started reacting when she was about a month old (6 months now). She was put on Epizone E for bathing and A for moisturizing. It has controlled the eczema even though food on her face and wollen clothing still seem to irritate her.

Good luck!

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Posted by: mims | 2004/10/12

Try Epizone E and A wash and then after the wash apply a lot to the babies entire body especially behind ears, knees, elbows and bottom as the wet nappies aggravate the eczema. I think i know the red spot you talk about it looks almost like a ring worm and is very dry and eventually spreads, it is eczema. When you see the little one is scratching or pulling at nose and eyes use Iliadin nasal spray for babies, it is the best just for 3 days and keep the house dust and mite free, this should help control the eczema.

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Posted by: DM | 2004/10/12

Hi bobo

I think we are in the same boat, my 4 months old daughter is also diagnosed with eczema. The doctor advised me to bath her with unscented aqueous cream and to avoid baby soap. She also gave me a prescription to buy another cream( I forgot the name but I'll give you tomorrow). Believe me Aqueous cream and cream does the best for me.

Some people says I must take her to a Dermatologist - unfortunately I don't know one. Yesterday I visited another site on the web, there is a cream called Dermfree HC is used to cure eczema completely but is not available in South Africa, is only in America and they say you can order online.

My daughter is also on NAN 1 formula

I apologise for long story
Take care of your little one

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