Any questions about eczema or itchy skin?
You may have read about Jennifer’s success with Cln BodyWash for her son with severe eczema. We’ve talked to the doctors behind CLn BodyWash and one of the founders is Dr. Cockerell, an internationally renowned Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist. He has offered our readers a chance to have your questions about itchy skin answered by him!
We are accepting the FIRST 20 questions from readers, like you. Dr. Cockerell will PERSONALLY answer during National Eczema Awareness Month! We are accepting questions until October 29, 2012!! Questions will be answered between Oct 30-Nov 6th!
13 thoughts on “Got questions? Get answers from a leading Dermatologist!”
My 4 yr old suffers from eczema & food allergies. We’ve tried it all – steroid creams, non-steroid, Vaseline, Aquaphor, hydroxyzine, etc. Her worst time is summer.
1) how often do you recommend baths? Seems to be opposite views between dermatologists and allergists.
2) Is there anything that can be taken internally to help the skin heal? (foods, natural remedies, vitamins, etc)
3) Is Protopic considered safe? Should parents have any concerns about long-term use of prescriptions – both steroid and non-steroid.
Great questions Danita. Looking forward to seeing Dr. Cockerell’s response!
What combination of skin treatments should be used and in what order? (steroid creams, aquaphor and lotion). We were doing steroids first then aquaphor and I have experimented with adding lotion. Should lotion go before or after steroids?
My two year old son has food allergies to milk, egg, and oat. He also has eczema.
Is the eczema a skin reaction to his food allergies? (We have eliminated these foods from his diet and he still has the eczema) or could he also have an environmental allergy as well? or is the eczema unrelated to his allergies?
I would love to find out what is triggering his eczema so that I can help prevent his flare ups.
Erin & Jenny, your questions have been added to the list!
My 14 month old daughter has eczema from head to toe. It comes and goes in severity. After much observation, I have narrowed down the triggers to mold and/or dust mites and have removed most of these sources in our home. Her skin is constantly covered and her skin care is only Aquaphor after her evening bath. We occasionally used topical steroids when it’s very bad. However, recently I have started Lathering her body in Boudreaux’s butt paste daily! My thinking is the zinc will help heal all the damaged skin (along with some good protein sources in her diet.) The once red spots are now white AND she doesn’t reach to her arms or legs to scratch when I’m doing a diaper or clothing change.
Is a lotion with 16% zinc safe to apply to her skin daily? Is there another healing cream that I am better off using?
Thank you Cindy! We’re adding this to the list 🙂
My 9 mo old gets very irritated spots at her ankle joints, and she doesn’t want shoes on – probably because the tops of the shoes rub there. Any suggestions on good shoe brands or anything else for that?
Hi Jessica, here’s a link to some soft sole & breathable shoes that may work for your little one! https://blog.scratchmenot.com/how-soft-soles-help-soothe-eczema/
My 8 months old baby is scrapping her face and heard and its been more than 6 months now.
Sorry, her head
My daughter is five months old. She has eczema on her arms and legs and face. Arms and legs mild and fairly easy to control. Face is another story. So I’ve read infants commonly suffer eczema on their face. Why is this? Is eczema on the face something they tend to grow out of? I don’t know any adults who have eczema on the face the way babies do. I was prescribed hc 1% here to treat it but I’m wondering if 2.5% is safe on the face and will be better as I can perhaps use less product overall? Thanks!
Eczema on the face and joints are hot spots for children’s eczema. The best thing to help reduce or get rid of it is to figure out what causes it. Also keep her face dry. It may be hard around the teething stage especially. The drool seems to cause flare ups. Although I’m not a doctor, stick to the weakest amount of steroid as possible. The body is smart, after it gets use to a certain cream or steroid strength, the skin may get use to it an require a stronger steroid. This is why I tend to focus on removing whatever triggers it, rather than only how to make the symptom of rashes and itching go away. Steroids, while helpful in some situations, can be hard on a child’s body if overly used. I hope this helps! -Andrea