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16 month old w/ itchy skin

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  • Posted By: buggysmom
  • December 18, 2007
  • 05:07 PM

My son is 16 months old and has had chronic eczema since he was less that 1 months old. We have tried so many different lotions and creams on him, and nothing has worked. Currently he using elidel and amlactin xl, and using a humidifer in his room. This is not helping at all. I only use aveno baby eczema products on him, and try to keep him to 1 oatmeal bath every other day (so I dont dry him out even more). The poor little guy is misrable. He has the rash along the edges of his face, his forehead, stomach, back, his wrist and ankles, and the back of his calves. When he is sleepy, he tends to scratch at his forehead, and it is always scratched up. I have put mittens on his hands at night to try to keep him from scratching, but he is old enough now, that he takes them off. I have suggessted to the pediatrition that he go for allergy testing and a dermatolagist, but he just keeps giving him elidel, and saying he will grow out of it. They had given me a liquid steriod ointment once that seemed to help, but won't give it to him anymore. I don't remember what it was called, but it only help to get it cleared up, then a week later, it would be back.
Anyone with any suggestion, we would appreciate it.

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