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How to treat chronic facial rashes?

hi i have a 22 month old who always had facial rashes,her doctor gave me elidel to use an it worked great but she used some scented wipes recently an it broke her out all in her facial area,pamper area an neck,i have been using huggies natural care wipes an everything sensitive for the last 2 days,please let me know what i can use
Wed, 11 Feb 2015
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Hello. Thank you for writing to us at healthcaremagic

I suggest a possibility of either seborrheic dermatitis Or atopic dermatitis.
In infants, dermatitis may involve the face and neck region as well as nappy area.
The cream that you were using is an immunomodulator i.e pimecrolimus and is effective for milder skin involvement.
However, for a flare I usually suggest a moderately potent topical steroid for the initial few days.
Steroids are very effective in controlling a flare up of dermatitis
Once the flare subsides, the patient can once again be switched over to milder pimecrolimus.
I suggest that you visit a dermatologist in your region for a confirmatory diagnosis as well as appropriate prescription.

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How to treat chronic facial rashes?

Hello. Thank you for writing to us at healthcaremagic I suggest a possibility of either seborrheic dermatitis Or atopic dermatitis. In infants, dermatitis may involve the face and neck region as well as nappy area. The cream that you were using is an immunomodulator i.e pimecrolimus and is effective for milder skin involvement. However, for a flare I usually suggest a moderately potent topical steroid for the initial few days. Steroids are very effective in controlling a flare up of dermatitis Once the flare subsides, the patient can once again be switched over to milder pimecrolimus. I suggest that you visit a dermatologist in your region for a confirmatory diagnosis as well as appropriate prescription. Regards