Eczema

We went to a pd and got to know my son has eczema. Was given steroid cream. It cleared the acne, red patches away but we stopped using it and relying on it once we realised his skin got dry and patchy. We started using suu balm after which and it got better but we realised that the acne, red patches on his skin will start to appear once we stopped using the cream. Do you mummies know if we have to solely rely on cream to combat eczema? We have tried to keep his cheeks clean; pat it with warm water etc but the acne will still be there. I am honestly quite bothered with pple and strangers approaching me about it and implying that i do not keep his cheeks clean/ the environment he is in; my home is dirty/ passing remark on my hair touching his face which is not true as i keep them up. Can’t help to feel like i am a bad mom each time i hear it.

Eczema
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Super Mum

U need to trial and error to find he right skincare which will not cause a flare up. Long term use of steroid cream will built immunity to it, then will need stronger and stronger dosage which is not good

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Hi, maybe can try Buds ?

My son had atopic dermatitis from.birth to 1 year old. He was on steriod then apply moisturizer after. but once it cleared up we just used moisturizer like ceredan or sebamed. My second one had very mild i sometime use breastmilk too in the morning and ceredan or sebamed at night time. My sons ezcema before is pretty much same as your baby. Its red and someone patch dry skin. Dont rely too much on steriod. I remember applying atopic cream (morning only) then top it with ceredan. Your son is beautiful :)

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My son used to have such skin problems too, what helped was cetaphil. We changed his entire bath > skin moisturiser. (We were using j&j baby at first) Now using cetaphil baby wash and also AD Pro which are suitable for babies from 3 mths onwards. His skin used to be very dry & flaky, went to polyclinic and they gave steriod and advised it dermatitis (we didnt apply th cream given eventually as we wanted to try out other options first). I know how you feel bout people's comments, they should really know how to keep th comments to themslves.

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Hi! My baby previously had this.. i really rely on Aveeno until i realise tht it was actually his wet wipes tht was causing his face to turn red. Once ive changed to Pampers complete clean wipes, the redness gradually disappear..

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12mo ago

Hello mummy. Aveeno sure will check it out! Thank you for replying. :)

Super Mum

Try using ceradan everyday. don't let ppl touch bby face and if bby is off mitten, wipe bby hands regularly as bby will touch their face. I have bad eczema, i use to rely on steroid but for bby please dont. Bby skin will get thin and thinner and end up will bleed easily.

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12mo ago

Hello Danial’s Mummy! Thank you for replying. Sure will check out ceradan. And yess omg my son love to stuff his hands in his mouth. Maybe thats the cause of it too! Will be more attentive on this. Yes agree on steroid cream. It makes it more dry.

Super Mum

Hi mummy you can try using ceradan. It works for my babies. They have very bad ezcema one period. After steroid cream I apply ceradan. After it recovers, I spam alobaby first and ceradan 30 min later. For about 2 weeks my babies skin totally clear currently using alobaby only.

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12mo ago

Hi mummy J! Aww sure i will try ceradan. I saw it at watsons yesterday! Thank you for replying :)

Hi sis. U cn try lovera magic jelly.. It works for eczema. Or heat rash bby powder(tepung sagu) from chinese tcm shops..

12mo ago

Thank you for this! I will try it out. Thank you so much for replying :)

Hello Noor, congratulations on your healthy baby. Sometimes eczema could be passed down via genetics. I understand the rude comments. Just tell them alhamdulillah, my baby is healthy. As a mummy, follow your heart. I have been reliant to steroids as well and people will always have things to say. Listen to your heart and your Dr advice. In Shah Allah, all will be fine. You are doing great, mama.

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12mo ago

Thank you my dear! You made me smile reading your reply. Alhamdulillah syukur! Thank you for the advice :) ❤️❤️

My LO is having the same condition too, it comes and goes and we are currently only wiping with cooled boiled water too. His skin started to flake over the weekend, guess it's time to start the moisturiser again. We too have strangers coming up and saying odd things... But one kind grandfather told my husband not to worry, it clears up after awhile because his grandson's skin did, after 1 year... What I can't stand is within the families and the relatives implying we are not cleaning his face right, so fed up I wanted to answer back why not they come do it then... Or worse, "eeee why the skin like that?" Why are there such relatives on this earth?

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12mo ago

Indeed, you are not alone! Let's ignore those buggers because we mommies are doing the absolute best we can for our LOs 😘