Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Eczema Advice?

A week and a half ago I had to take Krew into the pediatrician on a Saturday because his butt and backside had become covered in red welts.  I had been putting Aquaphor and diaper ointment on the rash like crazy and it just kept getting worse.  The culprit, according to the doc?  Eczema.  She gave me a prescription ointment and instructions to change his bath soap, and over a few days the welts slowly began to clear up.

Fast forward to now, our little boy is sick and now has another outbreak of eczema all over his body.  It's on his butt, his back, his arms, and there are even a few spots on his chest.  I'm not sure what's causing it.

Anyone have any great eczema advice?? Or know what the triggers may be?  I've switched his body wash and lotion to Aveeno that's made for eczema.  I don't want to continue to put prescription ointment on him all the time, because I was told it can lose its effectiveness if used too much.  However, I also don't want him to be covered in dry, red welts.  He's gotten patches of eczema since he was born, usually on his wrists and elbows, and a little Aquaphor has usually cleared it up.  But this recent eczema is waaaaaaaay more stubborn.

So fill me in...eczema advice?

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