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Hi, my baby has ezcema on the face and trunk and I can not determine what is it caused from. He got Zyrtec tablets and Mustela cream for treatment, but the condition is not getting any better. What to do?

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Hi, did you consider that your child may be allergic to some cosmetical ingredient. perhaps, there is some perfume in baby lotions and creams, or he might be oversensitive to some preservative or alike. Mustela is very good cosmetic, made for sensitive baby skin, but still if you apply baby oil, face wash, shower lotion or anything else sensitive baby skin could react. Also, food contains many allergens. For example eggs, strawberries, gluten, soy, wheat, milk, lactose, nuts and so on. Try to avoid certain sorts of food for a while to see if there will be any improvement in his condition.
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Hi, that persons correct in that it could be caused due to an allergy from something and your Dr should certainly know that and be listening to your concerns about the current medicine not working.

2 of my sons have had the same problem, we had to try several different creams before we found one that cleared their skin. Sometimes if you are just more diligent about applying it 3-4 times a day thats all it takes. I know that some days I had only used the cream once or twice and it just wasnt enough. As they got older the problem cleared itself up and they have no unusual skin problems now. It was mostly while they were infants and toddlers.

Some other things are, if you apply a baby lotion, make sure you are applying the cream first, in a thin layer.... on all affected areas. Try not to get the regular baby lotion on those areas, it can minimize the effect of the cream. Dont bathe your child daily, every other day is ok. Just do gentle sponge bathing techniques as needed. You may need to use a different brand of laundry detergent bc the clothing that touches all of the babies body is always in contact with that detergent and if its irritating to his skin, he is always going to be in an uncomfortable state also making the skin symptoms worse. Also, you could try Cetaphil, its a very gentle cleanser for ppl with problem skin, its orodless and very very gentle!! It can be used as a full body wash for your baby too. Its now sold over the counter w/o a prescription but its a bit more expensive then a regular soap so sometimes if the expense is too much you can still get a script from your Dr for it and your insurance may cover it.

Good luck!!
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