My DD has eczema too and she developed it around 4 months. I've tried a little dermaid and it worked for her. You can try paw paw ointment, calendula cream, hydraderm, qv wash and bath oil. It may be a good idea to go see your gp who can refer you to a skin specialist.
I recently went to one and he gave us a treatment plan and prescriptions for cortisone ointments which are working but they are only temporary measures and i don't want to use steroids too much. I only use it when she flares up and the specialist said to only use it for 7-10 days two times a day if there's redness and then to give about 4 days break before using it again (if needed). He gave sigmacort and advanten, which you need prescriptions for.
He also told us of preventive measures, ie 100% cotton clothing, coton sheets. no stuffed toys. good dust mite free cot mattress protector. air filter vacuum cleaner. The list goes on. We're slowly trying to do all this as the initial costs are pretty high ( the mattress protector is $100) the vacuum will be about $400. We're also going to get skin allergy tests done for DD.
I'd really suggest you go see your GP and get a referral as it's best to know what triggers eczema rather than applying creams after creams as this is only temp.
Try a naturopath also, although it may take you a few tries before you're happy with one, i didn't like the one i went to but will be trying another one. They may look at internal solutions rather than giving creams.
Also are you breastfeeding or giving bottle. Some foods you are eating may trigger eczema in your baby, hence the skin allergy tests for your baby. i bottle feed and give my DD Nan HA Gold as this is better for children with allergies and a history of allergies in the family. I gave her normal formula in the beginning and see a big improvement in her skin after changing to Nan HA.
Just realised how long this post has been. Sorry. Hope i have helped a little. Good luck.
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My dd gets flare ups when i drink/eat dairy (though the amount of milk i have in tea seems to be ok!) we dont use any chemicals on her or on anything she comes into contact with, i use home made laundry detergent and bi'carb and vinegar for cleaning, i use a goats milk soap to wash her with and this helps get rid of small flare ups, i will have to 2nd (3rd,4th??) the paw paw ointment it is magical stuff also for anyone breastfeeding, breastmilk works a treat too
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