Have you tried Cetaphil wash and lotion?
My son also has eczema and it can be hard to find products that help. Each child reacts differently to them. We found that Cetaphil works for us. We have some creams from the doctor with steroids and antibiotics that we use when his breakouts are bad. Luckily, he is growing out of most of it. If Cetaphil doesn't work, keep trying other stuff. When you give your child a bath, make sure he/she is not in the water too long, it's not good for their skin. Use some baby oil and some eczema lotion on them when they are still wet. Make sure you are using non-scented products for the detergent, dryer sheets, etc. Also, make sure you aren't wearing anything that might irritate their skin, like perfumes, etc. Good luck! It is hard when they are so itchy and uncomfortable, but hopefully you will find something that works!
Ask your doctor about Advantan (methylprednisolone aceponate). Worked for my son.
I have had great luck with Cetaphil Body Wash and Cetaphil Moisturizer. Bathe in a warm bath using the body wash and take out, do not dry off, put the moisturizer on with the baby still damp, this helps lock the moisture in better. Also, dont let them crawl on the floor without clothing covering their skin, this will make the irritation worse. Good Luck, dry itchy skin is terrible!!!
My youngest has the same problem. We use hypoallergenic everything. We also use only 80-100% blend cotton clothing only. Polyester is a big problem with ezcema. Also our usual routine involves: am- hydrocortisone cream if needed plus cetaphil lotion, evening- steroid cream plus cetaphil lotion. 3 times a week is a diluted beach bath. keep finger nails trimmed, also toe nails. onesies to bed, if they like to scratch. Also antihistimine liquid twice a day. have to keep on it, and it will clear up. my daughters also was irritated by a food allergy as well as outside allergens. So the combo of all of it were finally on top of it. And she only breaks out once a week, which is way better than it was before. as for baby bath aveeno ezcema friendly bath soap works best, make sure you pat dry, and apply lotion within 3-5 minutes of being out of the bath. Good luck. My daughter is 20 months now, and so thankful it's finally under control. Hoping it stays that way and she outgrows it.
Have you considered going gluten-free. It can be difficult at first, but this solved ALL of our (myself and my 2 girls ages 3 and 1) skin problems. Within about 6 weeks of doing this I noticed incredible improvement with the eczema and keratosis. Many people find a gluten-free diet very helpful in managing skin conditions. You should check it out.
Going GF helped with keratosis? I have KP and passed it on to my son, whose is worse than mine, sadly. Mine flares with too much dairy. Never heard of GF helping, though I don't doubt it. How hard was it to get the family GF?
Dairy bothers us too. But as far as the GF goes, I won't lie it was super hard at first. I started about 2 yrs ago for other health reasons and found that my skin cleared almost completely in a couple months. I have never been able to get rid of the keratosis before. I looked into it and discovered that alot of people do this to control skin conditions. We all have sensitive skin with issues so when the baby had terrible eczema and nothing was helping I had the girls go GF and they were so much better (3 yr old had bad keratosis too) It was a little easier with them because I was already familiar with the foods. For me its all or nothing, but honestly with the kids its not like they have celiac they won't suffer internal damage by a slipped fishy cracker at church or a few bites of birthday cake.