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Originally Posted by danieliausmama
Does anyone have or had experience with a bad case of eczema in the baby's neck? Doctor told to use cortizone cream and vaseline to seal the medicine and later to use just vazeline to seal the skin from moisture. I do not like using medicine, but my son is sratching, and it becomes dark red! Any more gentle remedies.
I read about diet change, and although I don't use dairy much, but once in a while I eat yogurt, or sometimes eat in the restaurant-and there it is impossible to know, what are you getting. I should be more carefull, since I am breatfeeding-although he did not get it until a month ago, and he is almost a year old. To my son I don't give allergic foods.
Originally Posted by knitting gal
Well...I don't have any children...but I do have eczema and have had it since I was an infant. I only use cortizone cream when my eczema flares up REALLY bad (and that's rarely). I have used diaper cream when it's really red and weepy and itchy ( I think that the zinc really helps). Other than that I use lot, and lots of cetaphil cream (not the lotion) or aquaphor. Try to get as much air between those little folds as possible. I still get eczema on top of my feet and inbetween my toes when I wear my shoes all day. I know that it's not athlete's foot, but just that little bit of sweat combined with my sensitive skin flares up my skin. As far as food goes...I avoid coffee, and soy (it also causes my face to break out as well), if I eat lots of tomatoes, my skin gets a little sensitive too.
I wish I could help more. There's more info and treatments available today than when I was a kid. I just remember cortizone cream and lots of oatmeal baths. Good luck mama!