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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Unhappy | 2007/03/22

Q.

Skin

Hi there

My son of 3 has been to more that 4 dermatologist, and paed. The problem is that his facial skin is very dry in appearance, and there are tiny indenttions on his cheecks. Doctors prescrbed all kins of balm: aqueos cream, SBR Lipocream, ultrabase, Bactroban to name a few. Yet the indentations are not going away, and the skin stays dry. All of them said it is eczema.
Can you help please? I do not want my son to have a "scarface" when he grows up.

PLEASE!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This does sound like facial eczema although I can't be certain without being able to see your child. Your son needs to be seen by a paediatrician with an interest in paediatric allergy to get to the bottom of this problem. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.

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