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My 6 month old son seems to have very dry skin on his feet and behind his ears. It looks very much like eczema or dermatitis that my husband gets. Has anyone else had this problem and what can/did you use to get rid of it?

Posted by lepumpkinhead, 13th August 2014

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  • QV moisturiser has been really good for my daughter’s dry skin.

  • Baby oil in the bath water, does a beautiful job of moisturising

  • I just moisturise everyday with baby lotion on my little girl but if you think it’s eczema get moo goo cream

  • dermeze, dermaveen

  • I use the QV sensitivity skin lotion and moisturise 3 times per day has my 8month use to have this and now her skin is much better from it.

  • try baby lotion that is scent free or a specialized cream. maybe get the doctor or baby health nurse to check it out and recommend something. Also now i buy laundry liquid from woolies that is scentfree and has less chemicals and i think my daughter was getting annoyed with the powder when we were using that because it was too strong scented

  • Maybe try some sudocream or baby oil:)

  • I would put a tiny bit of baby oil in my sons bath and massage baby oil into his skin :) gl

  • Dermaveen, QV, any moisturizer that is great for dry or sensitive skin.

  • i would get a doctor to check it out properly, but coconut oil is really good for soothing and moisturising skin and is completely natural.

  • My 2 year old had shocking eczema to level he could scratch sores. I went back to basics. Some antihistamines to calm his body and used QV wash & QV eczema cream few times a day & after couple of days everything started recovering.

  • See your GP just to make sure you don’t make it worse.

    My son had really dry cheeks the winter he turned one which our doctor said was eczema, what ended up helping the most was paw paw ointment. He hasn’t had any issues with dry skin this winter.

  • Our GP – who has two kids under five – says that the biggest mistake he made as a parent was not getting on top of dermatitis fast. He recommends a few days of a prescription cream (see your GP), and then keeping it at bay with frequent moisturising, using a special laundry detergent, and avoiding irritants.

  • My 4 month old daughter has tbis on her face, mostly eyes/brows and ears….we took our pharmacists advice and started washing her with baby dermaveen wash and dermaveen moisturiser after….one week later and its clearing up heaps!

  • My daughter gets dry skin and eczema and I use a cream that is made by a pharmacist. He sells it out of his own chemist. I’m not sure where you live but if your in Melbourne his pharmacy is in essendon. I think they also have a online page where you can purchase. Hundreds of mums use this and is known all around Melbourne. The pharmacy is David hoskings on keilor rd. hope this helps as it has truly helped my daughter!!!

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