Baby acne/eczema

User - posted on 12/05/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Any helpful suggestions for baby acne or eczema; what works what doesn't. My 2 month old has it bad on his face and head

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Jessica - posted on 12/06/2009

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Cortisone over the counter or get a perscription cream from your pediatrician. If your baby has dry skin, Aquaphor is great.

Sherri - posted on 12/06/2009

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My daughter who is now grown has had horrible eczema her entire life. What we have eventually discovered (through horrible food allergy testing) is that she is allergic to milk. She is not lactose intolerant but she is allergic to milk. If you are breast feeding you may try removing all milk products from your diet. My daughter also got it on the back of her legs, butt, scalp, arm and tummy. I also found that cloth diapers helped, disposable ones just caused too much irritation.

When I bathed here I used unscented glycerin soap. Unfortunately she still suffers from this problem and carries cortisone cream with her where ever she goes.

I would also consult with your pediatrician.

C. - posted on 12/08/2009

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Quoting Babita:

Thanks for all your suggestions. It seems a little better since I started washing his face twice a day and then applying aquaphor and then dusting with gold bond medicated powder (a friend suggested the powder)


Oh my.. I would suggest putting the powder in your hand rather than dusting it on your baby's head. If it gets into your baby's lungs it can cause respiratory problems later on, ESPECIALLY if it is a talcum (talc) powder and not cornstarch powder!

C. - posted on 12/06/2009

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Just wanted to mention that the Aquaphor *may not* work for your baby. My son's Ped. prescribed him some and it made his eczema 10 times worse. So you may have to try several things and see which one works best for your baby.

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Bridget - posted on 12/08/2009

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My daughter has eczema on her head too and her doctor said to use Selsun Blue to wash her hair. I haven't tried it yet but I am sure I will soon with the cold weather setting in...her eczema is the worst when its cold. Another thing you can do is put a little baking soda in your son's bath, it has help soothe the itching for my daughter.

User - posted on 12/08/2009

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Thanks for all your suggestions. It seems a little better since I started washing his face twice a day and then applying aquaphor and then dusting with gold bond medicated powder (a friend suggested the powder)

Sabrina - posted on 12/06/2009

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For baby acne I moisturized his little face several times a day with breast milk. The natural antibodies in the milk help disapate the acne.

Eczema is a whole other animal, we've been through COUNTLESS lotions/creams. Our dermatologist suggested two or three and we find CeraVe CREAM to be our favorite. Remember with Eczema cream is always better than lotion. Plus, lotions often have alcohol in them and that hurts!

Carrie - posted on 12/06/2009

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For baby acne, I used Cetaphil wash and lotion. It doesn't have any soap in it and so it's not drying or irritating. But mostly, time is all that helps. It goes away within a month or two.

Tiffany - posted on 12/06/2009

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If it's little white pimples you should wash his face with warm water and a small amount baby soap. Try not to kiss him too much on the face either. I know it's hard. ;)
As for the eczema, try Jergens Ultra Healing lotion. It works wonders for all my kids.(3 boys- 9years, 5 years and 4 months) They all have eczema and the baby has dry patches too. I was using the Johnson's baby lotion but it didn't work well enough. It's more for scent I think. The Jergens really works. I use it for the entire family.

C. - posted on 12/05/2009

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Is it baby acne or eczema? They are two different things..

For baby acne (which is brought on b/c your baby's skin is getting used to being outside the womb), just dampen a soft washcloth and gently wipe the face (or wherever the affected area may be) several times a day. Be sure to do this NO MORE THAN 3 TIMES A DAY as that can over-dry your baby's delicate skin.

For eczema, Unscented, dye free creams/lotions, laundry detergent/fabric softener, baby wash/shampoo and be sure to wash every baby garment BEFORE you let them wear it, even if it is a bib. The chemicals they use to treat clothes before they ship them is an irritant and people with eczema often break out from it. I have eczema, my son and 2 siblings also have it. The best products I have found for my son is the Aveeno Baby Fragrance free lotion, Aveeno Baby cream (I forget the exact name, but it's in a short tube and it states in the front that it relieves eczema) Eucerin cream, Huggies fragrance free hair/body wash and I often use Purex baby for detergent (even though it has a light fragrance, if he breaks out again, I usually switch to my detergent which is All or Purex free & clear) and I use the Purex Sensitive Skin fabric softener w/ Honey and Almond. Certain things do not irritate his skin, where others do. You'll have to experiment with your baby to see if they can tolerate a little fragrance or none at all. Hope this helped!

Ronda - posted on 12/05/2009

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Baking soda paste. Try an oatmeal mixed in with baking powder as the baby is so young 1st.

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