Our 3 month old recently developed Eczema. Its mostly on his face but it seems to be spreading elsewhere. The Dr has prescribed creams but we don't really want to use these too much and they don't seem to help that much anyway
Does anyone have experience of Elena's Nature Collection Day Cream?
Did the dr prescribe an emollient to use alongside the hydrocortisone? If not, I can recommend a few to try. It seems to vary by person so you might have to try a few.
I agree with the above poster about steroid creams too. My dermatologist says that more recent evidence suggests that the damage from steroids is massively over-exaggerated and that negative effects are temporary. This tallies with my own experience - I have used steroid creams my entire life with no skin thinning. (My eczema will never be "cured" because it's caused by dust mite allergy and unless I live in a bubble I will never be able to totally eradicate. 99% of the time you would never know I have it though because I keep it well controlled by medication).
if the eczema is on the face and requires steroid treament then it should absolutely bu used on the face. just make sure that you don't get it in the eyes.
wrt creams: it's trial and error what works for you. for us it is a combination of a light cream (aveeno lotion in our case) all through the day and a heavy barrier type cream mornings and evenings (weleda skin food). but everyone is different and other creams might work better for you.
I use hydrocortisone on my face. It's the only thing that keeps my very bad eczema under control. I wouldn't use anything the doctor has said not to use
Has the doctor prescribed creams or steroids? I found the pre mentioned dream cream awful - it made everything a lot worse. I tried to not use steroid cream for ages, sticking instead to creams, however it really has been the only thing that works. Eczema is horrendous to live with as an adult, I feel for you, it must be awful on your child
I have it so badly round my eyes that I can't blink without skin cracking so I have to apply liberally to my eyelids. I was terrified of using them as had heard scary things about steroids but I wish I had started sooner.
I still have reservations using them and end up letting my skin to such a state, using steroid cream and it heals overnight and wondering what on earth I was worried about
If your GP has prescribed steroids then use them until the eczema has cleared. Then find an emollient that suits. (This is trial and error.) use this often and liberally. This can prevent the need for future steroid use. If steroids are indicated and you don't use them you can end up with infected eczema.