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Child with dry skin and rashes. Any cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My for months daughter's skin is very dry
User:* for = four
User:also she used to scratch her face a lot... that's why there are lot of red marks on her face
User:most of the time little water used to come from there
User:as of now we are using Cetaphil, but there is not much improvement
User:is there any other cream we can apply ?
User:heard that Gla-Ad is also good... can we use that ?
Doctor:I am not aware of GLA-AD, but any moisturizer that contains good amount of aloe-vera (vitamin K) is good.
Doctor:you may try GLA-AD.
Doctor:Lacto calamine products also have good reviews.
Doctor:Besides that simple vaseline products too are known to produce good results.
Doctor:Apply good amount of moisturizer preferably within 3 minutes
Doctor:after bathing / cleaning with water twice daily
Doctor:for better results.
User:hmmm... sure
Doctor:In addition, encourage her to take plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:In addition give her plenty of fluids/
User:she is only 4 months old,
Doctor:The more fluids she has the less dry her skin would be.
Doctor:I apologizie
Doctor:I misread as 4 years.
User:no problem :-)
Doctor:Do you have any other query? more question
User:we dont give her anything other than mother's milk...
User:Shall we give her water as well ?
Doctor:You can try other feeds after 4 months of age.
Doctor:Other topup feeds such as lactogen, Nan/Pronan supplement can be given slowly.
User:hmmm... sure.. so we can give boiled water as well few times in a day.. right?
Doctor:By 6 months of age, you can try mashed rice with mashed potatoes, egg, soaked XXXXXXX other milk, etc.
Doctor:You can try initially very small amount.
Doctor:Stop feed if she coughs.
Doctor:Most children are able to tolerate small feed by 4 months of age
Doctor:so I don't think your daughter will have any problems.
Doctor:Nevertheless, try only small feed and then continue if she tolerates well.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yeepp... got it.... Thanks Doctor
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no Doctor.. Thanks for your advise
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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