i got fragrence free baby eczema cream from walmart it gentle naturals brand i saw it a difference the next day but when she was younger the dr gave us cortsone but the cream i bought at the store works just as good
Wash clothes in detergent that is free of fragrance. Perfumes are huge factors that set off eczema rashes.
There are a ton of products out there and every baby reacts differently to them. You just have to try stuff until you find what works for your baby. Scent free is the way to go on everything! Scent free detergent, dryer sheets, stain remover, baby wash, baby oil, lotion, etc. When you give your baby a bath, they are only supposed to be in there about 7 minutes...sounds crazy, I try not to go longer than 10 minutes. Then before they are completely dry, rub him/her down with baby oil and find some lotion that works. I use Cetaphil lotion, works great for us. Oh, and don't forget the scent free sun block since summer is basically here! We have a prescription from our dermatologist that we use in case it gets bad. Luckily, most kids grow out of it completely or mostly. It's tough at first, but it should get better. Good luck!
maybe you should switch your pediatrician i have a 2 yr old and a 5 mnth old their ped. gave them 2 creams and neither of them worked and then they tried a cream with steroids called Fluticasone Propionate and it is the best. :-)
my baby is three months old and he has eczema, after try almost everything, including cetaphil, sebamed (German brand),etc I tried california baby and it is the best. He had baby acne too and now his face is clear, soft and beautiful. you have to try different things and see what works for your baby.
pd: california baby body wash and shampoo works wonders for cradle cap.
Another hint...when giving baths for the littlest ones, only use soap every other night. They're not getting that dirty anyway. We did a bath every night just so that it was part of the bed time routine, but the soap every 2 nights to help keep ecxema at bay.
Give bar soap baths (suave, or yardley brand is cheap and works) moisturizing bar soap only and evey other bath you give use the soap the next bath just wash the baby with warm water just to give the baby a quick rinse soap is not necessary every wash. Pat towel dry and use plain Aveeno brand moisturizing lotion. Depending how bad I tend to mix vaseline with it in my hand before applying. Last keep the area covered from too much air hitting on it. Hope it helps and works like it did for me. Goodluck!
My doctor told me to go all frangrance free -- so we use All free and clear for his clothes-- and hypo allergenic wipes. She also advised Aveeno, but it didn't help my baby boy. I found California Baby calendula cream at Target -- it's pricey but worth it (4 oz. @ $19.00). I use it all over his body including his scalp. To see hiim now, you wouldn't even know he has eczema!. I also wash him in the California Baby Shampoo and body wash. Those thick, itchy patches of skin on his arms and legs are gone. In fact, at his last check up -- the pediatrian forgot he had eczema his skin was so clear and smooth. I put the lotion on him 2-3 times a day -- usually morning and evening. I hope this helps!
My son is 2 and he didn't show any signs of eczema until last winter, then it was pretty mild and I used Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy on him at least twice a day and that helped him a lot. But this past winter his eczema got a lot worse so my pediatrician said to first try Cetaphil restoraderm body wash and mositurizer. This helped a bit but it didn't make the bad patches go away and my son still was so itchy and uncomfortable. So just a few days ago I bought the new Neosporin Eczema Essentials anti-itch cream because I wanted to relieve my sons need to scratch and his skin looks so much better already and he's barley been scratching. I'm so happy. I only bought the anti-itch cream but Neosporin has a whole pack you can buy which includes body wash, moisturizer, and the anti-itch cream, all made for eczema, which I will probably get since it seems to be working so well for my son. The only thing is for the cream it does say to ask your Dr. before use if your child is under 2. So I would ask, they might say it's ok to use but maybe only once a day instead of 3. I also found that putting Organic Virgin Coconut Oil all over his skin has been helping his skin too, and he loves it. Some other suggestions are don't leave them in the bath for more than 10 minutes and leave the skin damp and apply the moisturizer, it helps lock in the moisture. I try to give a bath every other night instead of every night unless he really needs it. And fragrance free everything is the way to go.
I hope this helps but again every kid is different so you might just have to find what works best for your baby. Oh and usually the kids eczema gets a lot better as they get older so thats something to look forward to!!!