Poor Sebastian was diagnosed with baby eczema at 3 months old. At 1 month old he did have baby acne but it was just his face. At 3 months after we noticed rashes on his body, he was diagnosed with Atopic Dermatitis by his physician. On dad’s side, many family members have it so we expected it if it happened. We had to go through some routine changes but overall his skin looks pretty good. He still has some trouble on his back, inside elbows, and behind the knees but that’s mostly from him rolling and crawling now.
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Here is his baby acne just so other moms can tell the difference. I know he looks rough but don’t be too hard on him his hormone were just changing. lol
The pictures I have of his eczema are after a bath so it’s very red where the spots are. Normally they look like dry itchy small patches on his back or stomach and red lines on his elbow and knee creases. This is before we started the prescription ointments, and used over the counter to help. As you can tell it didn’t help very much that’s why we spoke with the doctor to do a higher type of prescription.
Our over the counter favorites are the Noodle and Boo Fragrance-Free Ultimate Ointment, Noodle & Boo Super Soft Lotion, baby oil, Aveeno Baby Bath Treatment with Colloidal Oatmeal, and Noodle & Boo Newborn 2-in-1 Hair & Body Wash. FridaBaby Silicone Bath Brush is also in this to help scrub his head for Ezcema/Cradle Cap. The ointment is heaven sent! I noticed immediately when we used it, I actually learned about it on a mom FB group. Many people swore by it so I wanted to try and I understand now.
Treatment – Baby Eczema
During the bath I use the shampoo/body wash, for his body I use a sponge but for his head, I use the Frida baby scrub. In the water, I use this baby bath oatmeal power to calm irritation. After the bath, I use the two prescriptions ointment all over his body first. The Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream .1% and Hydrocortisone Cream 2.5%. Then I use the ointment on his body and the oil or lotion on his head. We also have humidifiers in the living room and his nursery to prevent dry air. This has worked great for us and Sebastian but every baby is different so it may not work on your baby.
I hope this helped some moms out there if they are also dealing with this problem. Go check out my social media handles like my Instagram or another blog post. I’ll link my post of a working dad dedication here, or here for 7 helpful mom tools.