Stephanie - posted on 04/14/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 6 month old son has eczema on his cheeks. It's not extremely severe, but it bothers him tremendously. Sometimes he can rub and scratch so hard that it bleeds. I keep his fingernails short and I've tried mittens but those get soaked in drool or pulled off. I took him to the pediatrician twice and he prescribed hydrocortisone. This clears it up completely but can only be used for 5 days. After the 5 days it comes back worse, but eventually calms down a little with numerous, at least 10, applications a day every day of an aloe and calendulum based baby eczema cream. Does anybody else have this problem? Any suggestions?