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    Cindy25 is offline Registered User
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    Talking Ezema

    My 4 months boy developed Ezema when he was about 6 weeks old. We have switched to Soy but it doesn't seem to work well. Does anyone know a speciallist that I can take him to? Really desperate for anything to work. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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    Connie Wong is offline Registered User
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    Well i wanted to bring up this problem in the forum before. Both of my two sons have ezema and they usuually apply a cream called Perderm which I got it from his doctor. the cream is quite effective and the rash usually disappears one to two days afterwards. however the pedi. advised us to use it sparingly.
    You can try the newest types of cream like protopic which is very expensive or elidel. I haven't tried these two yet cos my sons' problem doesn't seem so severe.

    Try to apply lots and lots of baby cream after bathing. and make sure that all the baby's clothings are cotton. these helps too.

    connie

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    Eczema

    Cindy25,

    I sent you a PM on my experience with my son regarding his eczema & how we were able to cope with it.

    Good luck in finding the right pediatrician!

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    Cindy25 is offline Registered User
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    I just went to another pediatrician today and he will start on a new formula with a different kind of body wash...let see if this works!

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    Hello Connie,
    Do you know if elidel or protopic is available in Hong Kong? Are they prescription meds? Thanks in advance.

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    Dear jwang,

    My son's ped's Dr Joseph Pang has protopic available but it costs $500. Dr Pang does not recommend my son to use that as his problem is not so serious. I know a pharmacy in Lok Fu Centre that has both for sale. I think that they could be bought without a prescription.

    Connie

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    Hi, my son is 4 months old and had a very bad case of eczema on his body and scalp, it got pretty bad because he was not able to sleep. I did the following: 1) bath him only 2-3 times a day and use Oilatum (can buy at watsons) 2) put moisturizing cream on him (mustela stelatopia) or vaseline
    My son got quite bad so i went with him to a skin specialist. Let me know if you want his contact.

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    Hi.... I just want to share my experience with my daughter, hope it'll help you make feel less worried...

    My daughter will turn 4 in March, and she used to have a really bad case of eczema when she was a baby. I took her to half a dozen of doctors countless times, including a few dermatologists here and abroad, when we're visiting my in-laws. I was worried back then and refused to accept dr's explanation that it'd go away by itself as she grew bigger. She got over it without much medical interference shortly before she turned 1. She started showing eczema only after a few weeks after she's born.
    Based on my own experience, my advices are:
    - Don't use baby bath, as the foam/bubbles tend to make the skin dry. Oilatum or Aveeno is good. Or even just plain water. They don't get really dirty yet at this point.
    - Make sure the temperature of the water (for bath) is not too hot. Just luke warm. Cold when it's summer. Again, hot water tend to dry the skin.
    - Right after bath, use baby oil/almond oil all over the face and body.
    - Don't dress them up too warm and choose 100% cotton.
    - Pay attention to the softener as well. Use the ones indicated for babies, as they are milder. I think I used "Vigor" before.

    And of course, some cream from the dr will help the blisters or rashes. But if it contains steroid, you don't want to use it too much, do you?

    Good luck.....

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