Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Ant1 | 2010/02/15


Dry patches on baby`s skin

Hi Paed-hope u are well.My baby is 6 months old and for the past week been suffering from dry skin.It seems to be dry patches spreading from her shoulders over her chest right down to her belly.Also a few spots around the ankles and lower back.She scratches her chest mostly at night due to the heat.I have been applying plain aqueous cream but it`s not working.The clinic on Friday diagnosed it as mild eczema and just gave me emulsifying ointment to apply but it doesn`t seem to be working.

What are these dry patches and is there anything I can use to treat this.Thanks

Expert's Reply



It is difficult for me to be sure about your baby's rash without being able to see her. The rash does sound like a form of eczema. Apply Epimax cream after bathing her. Keep her as cool as possible in this warm weather. She must only wear cotton clothing.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

user comments


Posted by: heidi | 2010/02/16

also stop using any baby products like johnsons etc. we had the exact same with our daughter and she was diagnosed with atopic dermatitus. we now only use bennetts soap bar and bennets aqeous bath drops and within 3x days the dry/itchy patches had dissapeared. maybe your daughter' s skin is just too sensitive.

Reply to heidi

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.