Gage's eczema is back.
Did I post about this before?
Gage gets eczema outbreaks.
He had one spot on his arm before. So gross that I'm about to post this...but here we go. Doctor said at that time that it was either ringworm or eczema. If it responded to the medicine we put on it, then it was eczema. If it didn't---then it was ringworm.
It responded. It's eczema. And, now it's back.
Where is it now?
There was a patch on his face.
The backs of both legs.
He's 16 months old, and this is only outbreak #2. Maybe he'll grow out of it.
Been reading up on it...
We're going to be making some changes at the Casa de Lainey-Paney.
Things that we can do to hopefully alleviate the symptoms or future outbreaks...
These are things that we will now be doing in addition to the frequent applications of Hydrocortisone cream....
~Wash his clothes separate from ours in fragrance-free, gentler detergent
~Bathe him only every other day, as daily bathing strips essential moisturizing oils from his skin
~Hydrate with water (less juice, more water) to keep skin moist (working from the inside out...)
~Fragrance free, milder soap for bathing him [I'm on a mission: looking for some super-gentle, fragrance-free, tear-free soap for my baby....Where to look? Where to look?]
~Loose clothing, preferably cotton
~No fabric softeners, no dryer sheets on his bedding or clothes
~No rubbing him dry after a bath...only pat his skin, let air dry briefly, then apply lotion (not just any lotion now...and not Baby Lotion in those eczema-prone spots)
...now, I'm going to have a very hard time not lathering my child in baby lotion b/c it just smells so sweet. And that scent of J&J Baby Lotion...that's just how my child is supposed to smell!
So...I'll still probably put the regular baby lotion on his back, and feet, and tummy....
Okay. That's it for now.