my DS is almost 5-months old. he has patches of red dry skin all over his body and face. he doesn't scratch (probably because he's too little to do that) and they don't seem to irritate him either (he's sleeping, playing and eating fine), but sometimes they start spreading and become so red and horrible looking that it's almost scary.
his pediatrician says its eczema. she hasn't run any tests but by looking at them she says it is. she told me to quit using products (like baby shampoos and lotions) which have alcohol in them. she said they will get a little better but won't go completely. hence come and go according to weather, environment etc.
so im using Aveeno's body lotion eczema therapy and a couple of itch-healing ointments which i got over the counter. his pedi said to discontinue them when they start to get a little better and can start continuing them after a while when i see it has started again. i even checked with the doctor/pharmacist at CVS who says my doctor is absolutely right.
but the thing is that it gets better for 1 day or 2 days max! as soon as i stop using the healing ointments, the rash comes back, and starts spreading. it goes away when i put on the ointment. so am i to use this ointment for the rest of his life ?!!! what do i do?? please help :(
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