Teresa - posted on 11/04/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )
My baby has had eczema on his arms and face since he was about 2 months old (he's 7 months now) and since he has started solid foods it seems to be worse. We are trying to be careful for trigger foods and allergies and are staying away from citrusy type things since that made him flare up, but it is really itchy. He is now old enough that he has figured out how to scratch it with his fingernails, or by rubbing his arms on the carpet or on my arm while i'm holding him. Does anyone have any ideas about how to help him not be itchy? my doctor says keep it moisturized and used a cortizone cream, but i'm uncomfortable using a steroid on him too often, and the only other thing i can think of is benadryl (which i also dont want to use unless it gets really, really bad) Help!