Jacinthe - posted on 01/25/2009 ( 34 moms have responded )
My four mos old baby has baby's eczema and cradle cap, lucky kid. The cradle cap came out a few weeks after his birth and has remained since, although with daily bath and cautious care it faded from a a thick, ugly crust to simple dandrufts as he grew and slowly lost his baby hair. The eczema sneaked out through it (he had it all over his face) when I started using a shampoo called Soropon for the cradle cap. I've stopped using it about three weeks ago, but since it has only gotten worse.
On his body it is slowly growing (he didn't have any until a week ago) to be small, red rashes under his arms, on his chest and on his thighs, and don't look very frightening, pretty much like my first son had. But on his face... Oy. The skin on his cheeks became red and inflamated, and it looks like the epiderma cracked (like those extremely dry desert grounds you can see on pictures) and it looks like sebum is oozing from it, covering his cheeks and forming a greasy crust. In the bath they soften and fall, and leave the skin pink and inflamated, and it stays clean all day with my cares, but during the night it reforms and he's a worrying sight in the morning. It doesn't help that it seems to itch and he hurts himself when he scratches, despite cutting his nails every two days.
I went to see a doctor with that and all he prescribed to him nothing more than almond oil twice a day, and a hydrating cream for atopic skins. I was expecting cortisone cream but he said that it could wait (until he scratches his face off, I guess). I have an appointment with another doctor in a little more than a week, and everything I do, including what the doctor told me to do, doesn't seem to work at all!
Is he a rare case of that form of eczema (that i also found under the name of the wet form of cradle cap)? If it happened to you... what did you do??