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Aug 04, 2008
eczema on the scalp
OK, I know I asked you all about the eczema already. I have switched to the aquaphor gentle wash and have been putting the aquphor on Nicholas, but the scalp area still doesn't seem any better. I haven't tried the hydrocortisone there yet. I've been hesitant because he scratches head and then sucks on hands. Even with mittens on, he goes to his head and they end up in his mouth. Any ideas?
Aug 04, 2008
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Hi. Are you sure it is eczema? Sebastian had TERRIBLE sebborhea (raised, flaky, scaly) on his head and behind his ears (not to mention all over his face) until we switched to Neocate. Is it on his eyebrows, too? In Sabastian's case, the milk in Alimentum was causing it (along with nine million other problems). To manage his scales/flakes until we figure out the root of the problem, we used a toothbrush and baby oil. It kept his head nice and greasy (read: not itchy!). Hope this helps a bit. Poor little man!
Aug 04, 2008
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
Ditto Melissa's post. My son looked TERRIBLE. I used Selsun Blue (Pedi recommended) and it would make it a little better but I had to bathe him daily or he would get oozy (eeeeeewwe). My sister called it cradle crap, lol! He had Sebborhea all over his body (I know, cradle cap not only on the cap) and it was the formula (he was MSPI until 13 months old). We switched to soy and he got 90 percent better in 2 days. We switched to nutramigen and he was all better. He still had actual eczema in patches on his body but it looked different than the Sebborhea. **WARNING**, my ped said use the baby oil first to get the flakes off, then shampoo to get the the oil off, then lotion. She said the baby oil blocks their pores and makes the condition worse. Good luck!
Aug 04, 2008
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
I third the baby lotion; we had to use it on Katie when she was a few months old. I agree to then wash it off so that it doesn't block pores or end up in mouth, carpet, couch, etc...
Check with your
doctor first!