Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Kevin | 2011/06/06



Hi, my 13 month old daughter has had what her peadiatrication calls, Eczema for about 8 months now. We tried several things prescribed by her Pead and yet the Eczema still is there. She gets it in her head, on her chin and she has round spots of it on her legs. We''ve used, Oilatum, Advantan Epizone E and still its there and keeps coming back. The spots on her legs have been there for about 9 months and never gone away. Her Pead done tests to test for any allergies and all she could come up with is that my daughter is allergic to dust. Is there anything else we can use or do to properly treat this. Regards

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Your baby daughter has a form of eczema called seborrhoeic eczema. This is not the usual allergic eczema and will not respond to the treatments you mention here. You need to wash her scalp every second day using a baby shampoo such as Elizabeth Anne. Apply Mylocort cream once daily when required to the rash on her legs. This eczema usually clears up by itself.If it has not cleared up by the age of 15 months she should be taken to see a dermatologist.

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Posted by: Micky | 2011/06/07

My 8 year old son has been suffering from the same type of rash / ezcema for years.

Our GP prescribe anti-fungal meds, cortisone creams, anti-fungal creams, anti-hestamine, but after 4 years nothings seems to work.

The rash is circular in form, small (about 1cm in diameter), scaly on the inside with sort of a white crust, red and inflammed after a shower, lotions don''t work, anti-fungal creams do not work, but baby oil and camphor cream seems to alleviate it. It''s mainly on the face, arms and shoulders and some on the lower legs. It doesn''t seem to itch, but looks ghaslty.

I''ve also removed all soap and use only special soap-free shower gels and detergents on his skin and clothing. It doesn''t seem to work on it''s own though, so use the baby oil too. And wash her with your hands, not a sponge or anything coarse.

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