Friday, March 26, 2010

His poor little face

Poor Jacob. This eczema thing is just not going away. Most of his body got WAYYYYY better since I started being so diligent about getting a good lotion all over him, very liberally, at least twice a day. (Although he has had a couple of spots pop up near his elbows in the last few days, so that might have been just a coincidence) His face, however, has just steadily gotten worse and worse. See for yourself how bad it is.

And a couple closer shots because you can't really see how bad it is on the first one.

I'm trying a couple more things. Right now, I put antibiotic ointment on his cheeks twice a day. I REALLY don't want him getting another staph infection with all the rawness and weeping that he has right now. After that has soaked in for a while, I put Aquaphor on his face. I hope it helps, but I'm not really holding my breath. There may be a dermatologist in our near future.

In spite of it all...isn't he the cutest baby boy? :)


The Krammers said...

Try cocnut oil and olive oil. Sometimes, the chemicals will make the rast worse. The oils worked great on my kids!