1. How to relief a baby's itchiness? Sleep time is usually the worst time as the baby often wakes up scratching. 2. How to taper down the usage of steroids on the baby's skin without serious bounce back effect? 3. Any advise how to relief weepy skin around the neck area, especially with all the neck folds in the way. 4. What are your thoughts about laundry and soap being an irritant? Are we able to do patch test on soap as an irritant anywhere in Singapore? 5. after applying steroid cream for more than 1 week, how to go about giving the skin a break? 6. Why does the skin sometimes look even more red and angry after applying steroid cream. 7. Are you able to advise the types of steroid creams available and how to correctly use them according to the baby's skin type? 8. How to prevent scratching when mitten doesn't work anymore. Short fingernails will still draw blood if baby scratches hard enough. Thanks for answering in advance!

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4. You can consider getting laundry detergent that is for sensitive skin or specially formulated for babies. Laundry detergent may linger on the clothes and become and irritant to a anyone with sensitive skin. My friends have tried Method and eCover brands and found those to be less harsh.

6y ago

Yup currently using ecover, nellie and zum wash, all less harsh and works, however a specialist once told me that laundry is not an irritant as it washes off and doesn't remain on skin. Wants to know what is other experts take on this

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For 4. I didn't know it's a concern, as once she is dirty a bit, i will change clothes for her, keep her as clean as possible to help to lighten the condition.

6y ago

http://solveeczema.org/thesolution.html Its a lengthy post but this helped my son a lot.

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5. You mean can take a break after using steroid creams for a week and stop using them?

6y ago

It's really depend, for the back of my LO, she can't scratch, so once recover, recover. It's been weeks it's got worst, so pray hard no bounce back. For the elbow, she tend to scratch it on and off, hence it's super hard to recover, when it's almost recover, she scratch it, fresh blood again. What i do now is, after i apply steroid cream, i paste the bandage over, to prevent her scratching in the day, as once she sleep she won't scratch. And seem to recover better also. Get those good bandag