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November 5th, 2008, 07:19 AM
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It sounds more like eczema to me. My 8mo has had it since June, and it has gone through various phases of good and bad. Right now he's getting bad again.

These are the suggestions by the dr., and I will follow with a few of my own suggestions of what seems to be working/not working.

We saw a derm specialist at the children's hospital near us, so I'm guessing most of the information is pretty good, as well as just flat out making sense. She suggested getting his meds in ointment form, because it lasts longer on the skin, as well as making a better barrier against drool and other irritants. She also said to stay away from lotion, and to do creams instead, using products that are free of fragrances and other things. She also said to use some mild baby soap, and to bathe him a lot more often (I used to do once a week or as needed, now I'm working towards 3-4 times or more a week) and to douse him in cream as soon as possible after the bath, leaving the skin damp if possible.
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