3 month old with really dry eczema

Jennifer - posted on 12/26/2009 ( 137 moms have responded )

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My 3 month old has eczema, esp on his arms and the skin gets real tight and dry with bumps the lotions I use are jus a temporary fix for a few hours is there anything that will make it go away?

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April - posted on 01/10/2010

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Hello Jennifer,

My name is April. I work in a Dermatopathology Laboratory and we work skin biopsies of such things all day long...however we also have Dermatologists and Pathologists who work with us and my son also suffers from severe eczema....they suggested to me me to only give him a bath once or twice a week cause they really don't get that dirty...use dove or some kind of moisturizing bath bar...after they get out pat them dry and leave skin damp...then very generously use aquaphor (which is a little pricy) or vaseline which works just as well for half the price...when the skin is moist is helps absorb the moisture better...if your child has an active flare up with raised red patches you can use 1% hydrocortizone cream this is over the counter just on the flare up and then lather the rest of the body with vaseline...you want to do the vaseline twice a day or more if you can but make sure the skin is damp....I warm a washcloth with water and wipe him down then lather him with vaseline...this has been working wonders with him....you can also put a humidifier in the room or on your heating system for the whole house during the winter months the skin already drys alot. Let me know if you have any other questions and also let me know if this works well for your child...Good Luck! April.

Becky - posted on 01/10/2010

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I work for a dermatologist and for small babies we usually recommend Aquaphor baby wash and then coating them with aquaphor right out of the bath....its greasy but if you just put some old pajamas on it will be ok. Greasy things are very moisturizing.....you should try it. Unfortunately eczema is not something that will every go away forever, but can be under control if you do the right things.

Ashanta - posted on 12/28/2009

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Hello Jennifer,

I am commenting because I have a sweet baby boy that has had severe eczema since his 3rd day of life. He just turned a yr old but I spend everyday trying to ease his itching, weeping, bleeding skin. I am a holistic mommy so I will not use anything that is not natural (so steroids are out of the question as the are devastating to a child's health) I have honestly tried so many many things--but everything only temporarily covers up the underlying issue. You see, my sons eczema is a reaction to the Hep B shot he was given at birth. The vaccinations they give our children contain so many toxins--that they try to release themselves however they can. The main toxin in the Hep B shot is Aluminum. The shot currently given to all newborns (many times in cases where parents continuously said -No Shots are to be given(as in our case) is for a 275 pound adult. Therefore our infants cannot absorb this and that is why many develop Eczema or some just do not make it. The sad truth is it is an unnecessary shot as you can only get Hep B in three ways: If you are born to a mother with Hep B, If you use a dirty needle, or through sexual contact. Which of these categories pertain to your baby? None pertained to mine. To make matters worse the eczema worsens with each vaccination that is given and their immune system is highly compromised. Vaccinations are directly linked to ADD, Autism and a huge host of other disorders. The good news is that we can help our babies get better, and naturally so that we don't compromise their tiny systems any further:) Diet is Very important. Wheat and Gluten should be avoided if you are breastfeeding or if your baby is eating on their own. Ginger is absolutely wonderful in relieving the inflammation of eczema (ginger is wonderful for many ailments as well as a fever:)the only company I trust when administering herbs to my children is a company called--Herbs for Kids--excellent products! , dead sea salt baths help with the itching. Make sure your baby soaks for at least 15 min so their skin can absorb all the water possible (that is what their skin is lacking) pat them dry and immediately apply a lotion or ointment (no ointment if skin is weeping). I only use natural soaps and lotions (I have tried aveeno but it is not a natural product therefore it contained ingredients I disagreed with). I use a cream at times and others an ointment- I highly recommend Davidsons Apis Mellifera Honey Bee Skin Care Cream and David Hosking's Hypoallergenic Face and Body Balm. Neither of these come from the States but both are wonderful and naturally soothing to a babies skin, I am no endorser for any product- I am only giving you the honest regime I use for my little Adorezen. During the Day his skin gets dry and itchy so I dab water on the affected areas, pat it dry and apply the cream. To help his body stay strong and help fight off any infection on his skin (as Staph is almost always found on eczema skin) I give him Herbs for Kids Echinacea and Astragalus. Much research has been done on this subject as I am a very determined mommy! The underlying problem is the toxicity of Aluminum-- Vitamin C is a chelator of aluminum-this means that it removes this toxic metal from your body. As such, taking pure vitamin c in powder form is HIGHLY recommended. I mix 1/4 tsp in my sons juice once a day and because I am nursing I take 1/2 a tsp of the Powdered Vitamin C twice a day. The results are just shy of a miracle ( I've spent many countless nights absorbing as much as possible on this subject and trying to fix it- so to see such wonderful results is Amazing!) If you nurse you have to watch what you eat to ensure that you are not adding more aluminum to your babies body. MANY foods contain aluminum-even table salt- so please be careful that you don t add to the toxicity. I realize this is a lengthy response to the question asked but I have devoted the last year to the subject and I want to help as many mommies and babies as I possibly can. I have many references if you have any other questions and Please know that this takes a Major effort on your part---To maintain a daily routine--but your baby will thank you--I promise:) I know you can do it!

Have a Wonderfully Positive Day

Ashanta Mommy of 3

*One more thing you should know is that during the process of naturally ridding your baby's body of toxins your baby's skin will appear to be getting worse. This is because it is not masking the problem, it is eliminating the problem and doing so the toxins have to have an outlet. Please know: it will appear worse but in the end it will be Gone:)

Alexis - posted on 12/28/2009

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at babies r us there is this lotion called triple cream.. get this !! It works better than anything I have ever tried!!

Tamika - posted on 12/28/2009

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Quoting Anna:

my daughter had eczema really bad when she was about a month old up until about 4 or 5 months. i dont know if your bf your son or not, but i switched my daughter from regular formula to soy, and i also got a prescription for eucerine cream which seemed to help. i tried aveeno but it didnt really do anything for my daughter. but as soon as she hit 4 or 5 months it went away completely.


What your daughter had was not eczema(maybe so other skin condition that looks like eczema). Eczema does not go away, it gets better, it clears up but it always comes back. Its a life long thing. The time and season that it flars up may change, the places on the body it flares up may change, but it always comes back.



I have had eczema all my life. As a child I had it on my forehead, neck, arms, and behind my knees. It flared up mostly in the fall and winter, by spring it was gone but left discoloration, so I looked like I always had the rash. As an adult It flares up in the winter not nearly as bad as it did as a child.



As a kid my mother used aveeno, then basis cafera(i think I spelled it wrong), and cetaphil. All of these products worked for a while so my mom used what worked and when stopped working we went back to the derm and found something eles. Even as an adult I still have to cycle through about 3 different products. I use Dove soap, lubriderm lotion, and aveeno brand Hydrocortisone. U will always have to reapply lotion during the day. I heard the eucerin calming lotion works but I have ot gotten areound to trying it out yet.



My sister has it worse than I do and I think its becuse she was brestfeed, but she needs prescription strenght ointments.



Like I said before, its not going to go away, just get better. Use lotions and soaps that are fragrence and dye free. Apply lotion as needed, and in the summer use caldasine powder to keep baby dry, cause sweat makes the itching insane. You may also want to use a detergent that is free of dyes and fragrences also. 

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Joy - posted on 01/05/2012

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Just to update my post from a few days ago, I had to take my baby back to the doctor because, although the coconut oil helped a bit and got rid of his cradle cap, his face was still irritated and dry no matter what I did. I sadly had to start using a prescription steroid cream mixed with aquaphor and after a few days, it is almost gone. I also combine that with one bath a day, coconut oil spot treatments throughout the day and a coconut oil rub down after a bath followed by his medicated cream. The best way to handle it might be to go to a pediatrician, find out what they want you to do. Once you manage to get rid of it, the best preventative measures are to keep your baby's skin moisturized (I love the coconut oil, his skin looks and feels healthier and it is pure compared to otc creams that have a lot of chemicals in it that can irritate the skin some more) and to use 1% cortisone mixed with aquaphor or your hydrating cream when itching and irritation seem to develop. Other than that, flareups will happen and we just have to go with it and help them feel better.

Joy - posted on 01/02/2012

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One, I have found the articles on the research about the bleach thing so it is legit, but I still am leery. I don't like bleach period. I don't have any bleach in my house because I hate the smell. My son is 3 1/2 months old and I have done all that the doctor said to do, like take him off of milk based formula and use aquaphor mixed with 1% cortisone cream and all that, and although taking him off of the milk based formulas helped tremendously, I still cannot get it to go away completely. I am thinking that it may be a cat allergy because no matter how hard I try, I keep catching the cats lying on his play mats, changing table and bed.

Heather - posted on 09/02/2011

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My daughter gets it yearly what takes it away for her is this: Aquaphore body wash, aveeno baby lotion or you can use aquaphore lotion as well and only bathe the baby every other day...daily baths make the situation a lot worse this is what i use on her yearly and ive used it since she was probably about your babys age! Pediatrician recommeded this so you know its baby safe! Aquaphore is at pharacies or in the super markets with the rest of the lotions and body washes and someties they store it in the baby aisle! Good Luck

Marcela - posted on 09/01/2011

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Don' use noting on your baby's skin that contains chemicals such as bleach i think i read a comment"?
I used for my daughter a lotion that is totally green, and can only find at a whole sale store. contact me and I'll give you the details, you need a referral to become a member. best of Luck!

Gina - posted on 01/12/2010

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My daughter was about 4 months when she started to break out with these bumbs over her body that looked like blisters and little reds ones also. That is basically the first sign of eczema. Then it just started gettn worst and worst. i took her to the doctor and my doctor told me to go to a specialist, so i did. She gave me this cream that had steriods in it and it help, But the doctors don't want you to use cream with steriods in it so much on a child so young. Cause the side effects that the child could get is having seziures, it could mess up there heart, it could stunt they growth. So i took my baby off of it, even though her skin was gettn better because i didn't want to have to go through those side effects. So she told me to try the over the counters and i did but none of it work. So r family doctor told us to try this yogurt called Active and give her a cup a day this also helps, and put her in luke warm water, with a capuful of bleach, and i also use aveeno oatmeal that come in a box with about 8 package. you pour that in the running water. i know it sounds wierd to use the bleach, but the bleach is what keeps the skin moisted. I also use Aveeno Fregence free body wash, never use any fregence lotion, body wash things like that, cause our kids body is to weak for that. Now i don't use no lotion or cream on her body but Vasline. and it helps. Ask your doctor about these things though before trying. But it took me awhile to figure out what she needed. Also when it starts to get could outside there skin worsen cause of the dry weather, so b prepare for that, just keep your baby skin always moist.

Melanie - posted on 01/12/2010

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My daughter had really dry skin on her face at around 3 months of age. Our pediatrician suggested using Eucerin cream, but basically and brand that is a cream not just lotion. We still use the cream on her face now at 6 months it's great and she has great skin! Hope this helps :-)

Jennifer - posted on 01/12/2010

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Yea I use the aveeno baby eczema cream but so far its a temporary fix. If I dont do it all day everyday he still breaks out.

Rebecca - posted on 01/12/2010

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Pure Almond oil is great for this. Also try aqueous cream bp. My daughter suffers from this also and these work wonders.

Sabrina - posted on 01/10/2010

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Maybe try some Aquaphor? I think that's how you spell it. My kids have real dry skin, and during the cold months my hands get so dry they crack and bleed, and I rub a little aquaphor on them at night -100% better in the morning. I also use it for my arms. I get tiny little bumps from...a build up of creatine or something and it's just works awesome!

April - posted on 01/10/2010

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Using too much hydrocortizone cream can also cause skin pigmentation irregularities or atrophy(with prolonged use) the pigmentation will come back don't be concerned with this.

April - posted on 01/10/2010

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PS most people have it for their whole lives but you can manage it pretty well...it's not something that is curable...and remember to still use sunblock even in the winter...most damage to skin that causes skin cancers are done when you are a child so sun block up that baby too.

Lindsay - posted on 01/09/2010

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My daughter had that problem as well....our doc told us to change her soap as well to Aveeno. She has not had an issue since! Hope this helps!!

Ashley - posted on 01/09/2010

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my daughter also has eczema, she is a year old now and i have never been able to get it to go away completely... i have switched to dove baby and i use a vitamin e and aloe baby lotion witch helps a bit. if it gets bad i do use a cortizone cream the doctor gave me for it. however, because it is winter it is hard to get it to go away but if i use to lotion twice daily it does help a bit. using to dove baby unscented has really helped as well as the lotion. the winter is hard to get it to go away because of the cold but in the summer its hardly there unless i use a different soap or lotion.

Lyssa - posted on 01/05/2010

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my son had eczema and it still occasionally comes back. Lotions do not really help like u said they're just a temp fix. My son's doc prescribed him a cream called alclometasone dipro. It worked wonders. Now the cream will dry your baby out. You put it on the areas twice a day. I also found putting baby oil on after bath while skin is still moist helps. But this didn't help until after the medicated cream. My son was about 4 months when we started using the cream and it only comes back every so often and not nearly as he had it before. He had it on his arms from the wrists to the shoulders, on his back and sides, and from his hips to his ankles. This cream works wonders! Talk to your doc about getting him on something like this. The cream will take care of the eczema but will dry his skin out so use lotion or baby oil in between cream doses

Britta - posted on 01/05/2010

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hey sweetie I have two beautiful little girls and they both have had bad eczema as babies my oldest had it on the cearses of her knees and id.salt bathes helped her and everytime she started to break out I would give her one but,with my second daughter she had it way worse on her face it was so bad so after 9 mos of fighting it I got Bacraban it is a bactrial infection cream I put that on my daughters face and please at pictures if needed it was all clear in less than 12 hrs it was a miracle for us even the doctors couldn't believe it eczema is so hard to deal with so I really hope this helps

Pietra - posted on 01/03/2010

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im 26 i have had servere exzma since i was 1 and i find diprobase is really good and oilatum for dry skin dairy products can sometimes start a flare up i find it really hard to control or bath in oatmeal is gd too i hope this information was helpful x

Jena - posted on 01/03/2010

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try massaging with baby oil after a bath and there is a medicated ointment you can get from your gp which is use once daily, that worked wonders for me

Chantal - posted on 01/02/2010

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Quoting Jennifer:

3 month old with really dry eczema

My 3 month old has eczema, esp on his arms and the skin gets real tight and dry with bumps the lotions I use are jus a temporary fix for a few hours is there anything that will make it go away?


my baby was born with eczema also but i found a cream that really works it is called Advantan creme.

Talia - posted on 01/02/2010

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My nephew had eczema and my sister was always concerned about putting cortisone creams on him because prolonged use may lead to organ damage. She found a product that is all natural made by a company called Melaleuca. The lotion is called Renew Intensive Skin Therapy and after using it once a day for two weeks his eczema was completely gone! You can buy the product from melaleuca.com or if you become a preferred customer you pay less for it. I highly recommend a lot of their all natural products, including their vitamins, their bathroom cleaner, laundry detergent and several other cleaning products they make. Good luck!

Naomi - posted on 01/02/2010

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Yeah i highly recommend Prickly Heat powder as my eldest suffers from cronic prickly heat and dry itchy sckin :( it drives him insane and because he gets so frustrated by it it upsets him and my youngest is in the same vote but not as bad. I also use it for my self as i hav a few skin irritations and conditions myself. So hughly highly recommended it is about 15 20 dollars but it last a long long time i drown the kids and my self it in a few times a day. But it is just call prickly heat powder and is good for chafed skin heat rash prickly heat and Eczema. It is zinc based and smells like eucalyptus And in between using the powder you have use pinetasol. again i highly recommend using The oil based instead of the other one as it works better and does not smell any where near as bad. You can use it in the shower or dilute it in the bath. With baby's you use a cap full so it wont upset there insides. AS you know you cant stop it getting into their eyes and mouth. but having it so diluted its good. I hope they help this is just my personnel experience and my beliefs. but as i said my son has the cronic prickly heat and chafe due to the nappies and this powder had cleared him in 24 hrs. and i used it for another week after wards to be safe and yeah brilliant. i never heard of it before and i went to the chemist and explained to them and yeah she recommeded that one. i honestly hope that it all works out for you and something works for the lil one. skin irritations in little ones are not good at all. :( Poor lil angels :( So good luck sweet heart and i hope you find something soon. Hugs Nomi

Madilyn - posted on 01/02/2010

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My son is going through the same thing, but just on his face. It gets really red/dry/soar. My doctor recommended using "Hydrocortizone" cream on it nightly. It makes it go away. But you have to keep applying it or it will come back. Unfortunetly, this is probably something that they will just grow out of, eventually.

Jennifer - posted on 01/02/2010

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My son and I both have severe eczema but have not had any symptoms for over 2 years now. My dermatoligist advised me that only attacking the surface is half of it.. you have to get to the itch and stop that which is underlying. We took benadryl and then bathed every other day with unscented soaps and used Eucerin (which is only one of several brands that work) after each bath. We changed our household detergents to unscented and I now even switched my cleaning to natural product (I buy ALOT of baking soda). Also, baking soda baths are GREAT for the itch as well. its a great product that is cheap and very versatile. My dermatologist is more natural in her approach, but I know some have resorted to steroid cremes to relieve the surface itch as well and found success in those too. So depending on what your personal beliefs are for medications and such I think both methods have been very helpful :) I hope your babe gets some relief as its so hard to watch our babies uncomfortable. :(

Jenni - posted on 01/02/2010

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my daughter is 18months old and she has eczema also, ive tried lotions and everything and nothing seemed to work. I'm also a CNA and I talked to a nurse at work who used A&D on her kids while there were growing up and it seems to be working for us.

Christina - posted on 01/02/2010

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The best I have ever found that's worked on the 3 of my 4 kids that had it is aquaphor it's highly recommended by Children's Hospital and is awesome! Hope it works for you!

Aniko - posted on 01/02/2010

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Quoting Jennifer:

3 month old with really dry eczema

My 3 month old has eczema, esp on his arms and the skin gets real tight and dry with bumps the lotions I use are jus a temporary fix for a few hours is there anything that will make it go away?



hi  Jenifer My son born with eczema and i find a solution and its work great ..i use to use for my son for a while Hidrocortizon cream from prescription ,buth i reasurcet it and its make the babys skin  thin bc the majer ingredient its steroid.... my luck im a medical esthetician and tru my work i find a good cream witch is help the skin to  train to stor moisture ..bc thee main ingreadient its Algea made of sea weed and sea water...the product name its Phytomer Accept moiturizing body milk..this product the best ,my son skin its like silk and he hase a majer eczema all over his body..also when its wery sever .use the serum also from phytomer skin care line ...Im not sure where u living im from bc from burnaby and u can find this product from highgate willage and a spa name where i use to work its Cecil B spa makeup stusio. the phone nr its 604228441 ask to speak to Maria she is the owner and she can expain to u all the benefit and howe the product work ..just remind u this product its a professionan skin care line and for the cost its the best.it workt great for my son and im still usin his skin .hepls to reduce the itchiness wrytheway...also u can google it and find aut other locations where u can find it if u are not from bc ..u can find it all over in the world bc its a wery good product ..also from this product they hawe a powder patch  u can use for bats for babies what is wery hi in minerals and  trace elements give the skin to heal...i hope i helpt  and let me now if u willing to try it

Amy - posted on 01/02/2010

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I don't know if someone has already suggested it, but I use Gentle Naturals Infant Eczema Cream on my 2 year old and 3 month old when they get eczema outbreaks. It works great for them, and 1-2 applications usually clears it up, at least until the next irritant causes them to break out again.

Star - posted on 01/02/2010

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CALIFORNIA BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I CANT LIVE WITHOUT IT FOR MY DAUGHTER..I PROMISE! TRY IT..ITS ORGANIC N WILL TAKE IT AWAY IN A HEARTBEAT

Carley - posted on 01/02/2010

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My daughter suffered the same sort of eczema reaction and I used Diprobase lotion which worked wonders. You can apply it liberaaly before and after each bath to keep moisture in the skin. But also as and when you need to.

I would check the age recomendations first, but I would really recommend this product.

However my daughters eczema caused her alot of discomfort and the docs eventually gave her an antibiotic ointment tro clear it up quickly.

But Diprobase has prevented any further flare ups, as soon as her skin feels slightly dry I apply it and it's generaly sorted by the morning.

I'm in U.K not sure where in the world you are but you could possibly try gettin it online?

Hope you get it sorted

Chrissy - posted on 01/01/2010

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My daughter had the same problem. I started to bathe her only twice a week and I also use Gentle Naturals Eczema cream on her after each bath. Bathing your child daily makes the skin more dry and in some cases and lead to the severe eczema that your son has. try doing this, but start by using the eczema cream twice daily at first. after the first 2 to 3 weeks of this you should be able to go down to just once a day and then after another week, after bathes. Your baby's skin is driest just after a bath because of the soaps that are used. I would give this a try.

NICOLE - posted on 01/01/2010

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THE DOCTOR CAN GIVE YOU A CREAM TO PUT ON 3 TIMES A DAY. MY OLDEST SON HAD IT ON HIS FACE WHEN HE WAS A BABY AND IT WENT AWAY

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There is this stuff called Renew made by Melaleuca. You can order it off Ebay. My 9 year old step daughter has had eczema since she was an infant. Nothing would work. Not Oatmeal baths, Auquafor, Eucirine, except Steroid medicine which is horrible. This stuff is amazing and she puts it on every morning and night in her hot spots and she hasn't had a break out in over 2 years.

Ritika - posted on 01/01/2010

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My son is 14 months old and had really bad eczema. His dermatologist told us to moisturize his skin with vaseline and put him in cotton clothes. Give him bath every 2-3 day. Use hypoallergenic products and without scent and better consult a doctor. Good Luck.

Latasha - posted on 01/01/2010

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Quoting Jennifer:

3 month old with really dry eczema

My 3 month old has eczema, esp on his arms and the skin gets real tight and dry with bumps the lotions I use are jus a temporary fix for a few hours is there anything that will make it go away?


Well my daughter has eczema  we use cetaphil lotion and aquaphor  together and it works very well so try that.

Elin - posted on 01/01/2010

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California Baby sensitive skin products. They are expensive ($15 bucks for a bottle of wash, or lotion, or this awesome super sensitive cream) but they are amazing!!!! That's what I'd reccommend. Otherwise talk to your doctor!

Alisha - posted on 01/01/2010

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My daughter has the same problem, I have found that using aveeno oatmeal baths and cetaphil soap and lotion help the best. Also doctor said not to give baths everyday or with too hot of water. Hope this helps.

Crystal - posted on 01/01/2010

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My son developed eczema when he was about 2 months old (he's 13 months now) and 2 doctors told us two different things: it's a yeast infection or it's regular dry skin. We were given lotrimin initially in case it was a yeast infection then told just to apply some hydrocortisone. I took my son to the derm for a better plan since nothing was working and practically his entire body was covered in several large welts, dry, oozing, red, and incredibly painful. He told us it was a really bad case of eczema. His recommendation: bath him 15 minutes (and no more) in a mild cleanser (not soap) like cetaphil or Aveeno or use Robathol. Then slather him in cetaphil lotion or vanicream, do this every 15-30 minutes throughout the day. He prescribed an topical steroid ointment (not cream as creams can irritant sores). Withing about a week there was a noticeable difference in my son's skin. We used Robathol through the remaining winter season, then started back to using Aveeno Soothing Relief creamy wash and vanicream for the moisturizer. It's an insane process to go through but baby is better now. We have patches every now and then where we need to apply some ointment again to help it go away, which it always does. Most notably on his cheeks, his elbow and behind his knees. Watch you're diet if you're breastfeeding as there are a number of irritants. I found that soy and oranges made his skin worse. I eliminated milk, soy, chocolate, oranges, eggs and wheat from diet before finding out that his reactions are more environmental. Also get a humidifier or vaporizer to keep moisture up in the home during the winter. Good luck! Go to a derm (preferably one with pediatric knowledge), you'll get better answers!

EBONY - posted on 01/01/2010

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try giving him an oatmeal bath. place some oatmeal in a stocking place the oatmeal filled stocking over the spout as the water runs so that it runs through the oatmeal. it will provide relief and help prevent another breakout as well as scars on the skin. p.s. this is also great for chicken pox, poison ivy,oak, ect.

Sharalyn - posted on 01/01/2010

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Be consistant in mositurizing your baby. Aveeno Oatmeal baths helps sooth the itching and flaking of Eczema. Get Eczema cream for babies Nature origins(?) you can find it in Wal Mart or Walgreens, it has Winnie the Pooh on it. Aveeno lotions in the hair to the toes. DO NOT put powder on your baby where the dry patches are, it will irritate them and make them more itchy. Also check in with your doctor to see if your baby has an allergic reaction to anything since Eczema is known to be related to allergies too. Hope this helps.

Wendy - posted on 01/01/2010

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Try Elcon or stigmacort, apply sorbolene after bath every day!! Worked for my daughter

Cherylene - posted on 01/01/2010

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My little baby boy is two months old and has eczema. I use Aveeno and its just about all gone. My daughter also had it when she was younger and i also used Aveeno. It works magic. I now use Aveeno on all 3 of my children every night after their bathes. I will not use anything else.

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My son is 5yrs old now, and at two months he developed eczema. He was pulling his hair ot and everything. I would allow him the scratch, but it just made his skin get an infection, so please just pat the itchy spots. I've found that in order to control his flair up he could not take long hot baths. After a bath I started leaving him a little wet, and then I applied the hydrocortizone creme, and lotion. His skin soon cleared up, and he may need to be tested by an allergy specialist for food and environmental allergies. My son was also on the soy milk. Please get him tested before he turns 1 and is put on whole milk. My son was actually allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nut. After about three years he has been cleared to consume milk, now I'm working on the other allergies.Anyway, I believe that the food had a lot to do with his flair ups, because he has no has any problems since! I hope this helps. Oh any dove sensitive skin works as well as aveeno, remember no soak in warm water for long periods because this dries out the skin.

User - posted on 01/01/2010

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i went through the same thing. the lotions will only work temporarly until he gets older. just make it part of ur time with your baby. massage gently whenever u need to. my daughters skin is much better, i can even use scented baby lotion now.

Rachel - posted on 01/01/2010

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Have you tried pro-biotic? The recent research suggests it helps and makes my bubs look like a baby - before she was so raw she was bleeding!
Allergy tests if that doesn't help or it seems worse after certain foods

Chantelle - posted on 01/01/2010

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my daughter has allergies wich have given her ezcema johnsons i noticed irritated her skin i use alpha keri lotion and in shower i use dermaveen wash its great for this type of skin but a great one is get a stocking and cut it to the lenght of an ankle sock fill it half way with the traditional rolled oats and let it soak in the water with he/she use nothing else massage it all over the body repeat this 3 times a day until it has cleared but make sure you use a thick lotion between washes as the thin ones dnt keep the moisture but if nothing works you may need to see a gp for prescribed stuff.

Amy - posted on 12/31/2009

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I have had many problems with my son who is now 2 that has eczema the best thing that i have found is using a bath oil when bathing. Do not wash there hair unless it is with Johnson's baby shampoo that specifies that it is soap free and also try putting an ointment called Dermeze on at least twice daily and you will notice within a week that there is a changed difference in your sons skin. Best of luck

Meagan - posted on 12/31/2009

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lots of responses! get the rx hydrocortizone! my daughter had it bad at that age it was like an open wound on underside of elbows and knees ouch! poor baby but the rx heals it unlike others, they do make otc but prob agree that for 3 months the rx is better... my experience it gets much better in the summer months but then b careful for heat rash w/ the sensitive skin

Amanda - posted on 12/31/2009

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My doctor just gave me this tip for my sons eczema (which is really bad on his face). Put hydrocortisone on and then apply a thin layer of vaseline over that at night. The vaseline helps seal in the hydrocortisone & helps it sink in so it can heal better. It's helped mine so far! Hope that helps :)

Heather - posted on 12/31/2009

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i am going throw the same ting with my little girl she is 2 years old and her face and arms and stomach gets just like that. just in a round cicle of bumps. some of her class mates had that and there is some cream that you can get from the doctor that will care that. if you like i can ask her teacher what it is and get back to you

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