eczema

Nahid - posted on 09/24/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My baby boy have a very dry skin specially legs, toes and face. it gets red and dry most of the time and recently I have noticed that he is removing socks and rubbing his toes.we tried many products but it keeps coming after short period. Please help

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Nahid - posted on 09/28/2014

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Thanks a lot for the response, it is really stressful to see those red marks and see him irritated, however now my son doctor prescribed a medicine called latopic which supposed to be for maximum 6 months to increase his immunity as his doctor said that his immunity is a bit weak as he is teething and I am using free fragrance bath and monsters, and give him water as much as possible but still no improvement yet. I just started latopic one month back and will see.

Sabrina - posted on 09/24/2014

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My mother in-law has an extremely bad case of eczema, so bad she was hospitalized for the 1st 2 years of her life because of it, at one point she even had to go through radiation, none of her boys got it...but ALL of the grandchildren do. In my case, my son has very bad patches of skin noticeable, but when he recently had Mono, the fever raised it, and it is, literally all over him, in places I can not get to, like on his scalp. My nieces have it worse, and at every corner, (dressers, doorways etc) will stand there and scratch. My son's pediatrician has prescribed the hydro cortisone 2 1/2 % and as long as I keep up with it he is good. My girls however have quite a bit more maintenance, they get lubed up, and after they are dripping with their ointment have to put on special socks (I found mine at bath and body works) and gloves on their hands at night (those I found less expensive at CVS), non fragrant lotions are the best, sensitive skin stuff, all of that, but if it is that bad, you should talk to his Dr. My mother in-law has been on the steroid prednizone forever to help her not break out as bad as she would without it...again, her case is extreme, but there is a new ointment out that her Dr. prescribed called Protopic, and it seemed like a miracle. After 50 some odd years she finally found something. Ask questions to your Dr about possible side effects like skin dis-colorment and such, Eczema is no joke, and in the hands and feet can cause arthritis, so def bring these things up with the Dr. I also give my son a oatmeal bath every 2 weeks...and try not to bathe him everyday, its not good for the skin...i do every other....I hope in someway this helped...good luck

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