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An_249690 posted:
I was told by my Sister in Law that the Pediatrician will not prescribe any cream for her Grandson who is a one year old. He just started with the eczema. Red blotched dry skin. She says the Dr said not until it was raw and bleeding.. What kind of sense is that? Anything put on raw skin will burn like crazy. Anyone have information if this is true or not?
Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Excellent question- as dermatologists we believe PREVENTION and EARLY treatment of eczema is key. We never want it to get red and raw for the child- because then it is painful and may get infected (as you astutely pointed out).

Your s-i-l grandson may need to see a dermatologist.

I hope that helps
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology

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