My seven month old son was recently diagnosed with eczema by our Ped. She gave me Dermasmoothe for it. After reading the ingredients I decided that there was no way I was going to put that on his delicate baby skin!
He is fully breastfed and he didn't eat many solids before, but now I have not given him anything for about two weeks for fear of an allergy.
I'm wondering if something I am eating could be a problem for him.
Also, I have been giving him baths with the Aveeno Baby eczema oatmeal bath and stopped using soap on him. I have been slathering organic unrefined coconut oil on him 2-3 times daily and after baths. With our drier weather it just seems to be getting worse!
I feel so bad for him, he is so fussy and claws at himself whenever I undress him. I'm even considering putting that chemical nastiness from our Ped just to try to give him relief. Is this normal for eczema? Does it go away on it's own? What have you used for itch relief?
(I'm sorry if this isn't the best place to post this, but I didn't see anywhere better.)
Thank you for your help!