so my 3 1/2 mo old has severe eczema. i've never seen anything like it. his face is full of scaly, open sores from them getting so irritated and him rubbing them. his bottom looks like a cherry, and its in every part of his body (underneath his arms, in his neck, all over his stomach). he is bright red from head to toe and it is breaking my heart! he is not fussy or gassy and displays no other signs of dairy sensitivity. but i've tried cutting out almonds (which i eat a lot), orange juice and other citrus things, and neither have worked (cut out of diet for 2 weeks and saw absolutely no improvement). now i've given up dairy for the next 2 weeks. im on day 4 and i see no improvement at all, not even slight. in fact, his face looks 10x worse today. i have no idea what to do. ive tried every cream out there- aveeno eczema baby cream, cetaphil, aquaphor, vanicream, and hydrocortisone cream. the doctor said no to a stronger cream like triamcinalone. i wash all his clothes and my bedding (since he cosleeps) in seventh generation natural detergent. i put socks over his hands sometimes so he doesnt further irritate it, but i dont like to keep the on all the time because he is just starting to learn how to grab things and i dont want to hinder his development. i am at a loss for ideas.
for my daughter who has bad eczema we did bleach baths (very very diluted per her doctor) and it worked wonders. but she was a toddler by that point. i really dont know what id do for a baby that young.
how about oatmeal baths? and coconut oil instead of a lotion ?
Poor little guy that sounds more like psoriasis though...has the doctor tested for that? Anyways. I recently had a really bad eczema outbreak and the only thing that helped was nipple cream...twice a day and its really helped clear it up.
<blockquote><b>Quoting wyatt.earp.:</b>" yep its not psoriasis. he got tested for that. its still horrible to see."</blockquote>
That really sounds horrible. Try oatmeal baths or the nipple cream like I suggested earlier. I had a huge scaly outbreak on my arm and it helped with the irritation and helped clear it up relatively quick.
ETA: I'm not sure if they are all different but I have one that's 100% lanolin.