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    Default 4mth old has eczema.. Feeling discouraged πŸ˜”

    My 4mth old DS has been diagnosed with eczema and has a rash on his neck, cheeks, chin and itchy eyes. It runs on DH's family.
    The GP prescribed a cortisone ointment sigmacort 1% but it doesn't seem to be doing anything .
    I am moisturising with dermaveen and pure sorbolene, bathing with QV bath oil and dressing with cotton.
    My DS is very dribbly so I am worried the rash will just continue.
    I feel so sad for him as he keeps rubbing his eyes so he is obviously itchy.
    Should I go back to the GP or get a referral letter to see a specialist? What has worked for others?

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    Are you BFing?My kids used to get eczema from things I'd eat that they were allergic too.
    Dermaveen is great but try nit to use too much cortisone cream as it can inflame it more. Also Get sensitive washing powder.
    It's horrible... My little bubba's looked like Freddy Kruger for the first 6 months of their lives but they did clear up eventually.

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    How often are you using the creams? I've just been to a specialist with DS2 and she said that creams are very often underused. She said that during a flare up you should be using steroidal creams 2-3 times a day, and moisturising 3-5 times a day. I have been doing this for a week now and it has helped.

    If he's dribbling you could try a greasy ointment to act as both a moisturiser and a barrier, the specialist swears by Dermeze ointment, it's what they use in hospital apparently.
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    My bub had awful eczema at 4 months old. Was rubbing her eyes etc. We also used cortisone and qv stuff.
    But strangely enough. ..I found the sudocream mixed with a bit of qv moisturizer worked great!
    Also it was diet related. .. she's got mild cmpi. Are you breastfeeding as pp asked? Because foods like dairy could be contributing.

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    I agree with pp cortisone is often under used. During an outbreak you need to break the cycle so use liberally, 1 % is very weak. We used 5% and then elocon prescribed which is 30%. Don't be afraid of applying liberally during an outbreak.

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    Hi ladies thanks for replying. Yes I do breast feed with formula top up so I would need to change the formula too if I cut out diary.
    And I love diary!!!

    I use the cortisone 2 x day and moisturise 2-3 times per day. Maybe I will increase this to see if it helps.
    I thought 1% was very weak too but I guess the GP was starting off slowly.

    I've already tried sudocream on his neck and it just got sort of pastey. I might give dermeze a go as DS is so dribbly that I think this is contributing.

    It's so sad to see their cute faces look like this

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    You could also try hydrozole, it's a steroid/anti fungal cream.

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    my son had it very bad on his cheeks at the same age. It got infected and it was just awful. we used plain old oats in an old stocking and used that to clean the area and it cleared it up super fast and seemed to bring some of the inflamation down almost instantly.

    ETA we had all the cortisone creams and special washes etc and they honestly didnt do anything

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    Ethical nutrients eczema shield powder from chemist. Mum to take while BF and or mix with bottle for bub. Sounds aweful good luck

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    We used to do oats also and later discovered my son had food allergies and avoiding the foods completely got rid of any trace of eczema

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