Re: eczema in baby
When my son was 4 months old he was diagnosed with eczema, now he is 7 months old. He was exclusively breast fed for four months.
From last One and a half month his rashes have disappeared. May be it is the weather.I am not sure exacly what worked. I just wish it never comes back.
This is what I did for first three weeks :
1.1st two days I put 0.5% hydrocotison 2 times a day to clear all rashes
2.Bath him with cetaphil every day not more then 5 minutes. (Still I do this )
3.Use "New Baby aveeno" 4 times daily --After bath, before bed and early morining and in between once. (Now I use only once a day).
3. No sour thing in my diet-like tomatoe, vinegar etc.
I made a food diary for myself what I was eating.I figured out that my son has flare up when I eat tomatoe. So I stopped eating any sour thing.( I feel this is most important)
4. Put humidifier in his room. (Now days I don't put the humidifier)
5.Dress him up in 100% cotton
6.No heater or AC ( we are not using heaters and AC ever since he was diagnosed till date)
It is known that most babies (50%)outgrow eczema when they are 9-18 months (I read it in a book called 'what to expect in the first year') or sometimes when they drink water and starts walking they out grow it.
good luck to you