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13 Sep 2006

eczema - 2yr old
MY DAUGHTER HAS HAD ECZEMA SINCE SHE WAS 6 MONTHS. SHE HAS BEEN ON PRELONE A COUPLE OF TIMES, NOW SEEMS TO BE IMMUNE TO IT. I HAVE SEEN 2 DERMATOLOGISTS AND USED ADVANTAN AND EPIZONE MIXED CREAM, ADVANTAN NEAT ON THE BAD PATCHES, REPAIR, SOLUBLE BATH OIL, PRELONE, SHES ON NAN HYPOALLERGENIC FORMULA, HIGHLY ALLERGIC TO EGGS, FISH, NUTS, SOYA, OLIVE TREES, DUST, DOG DANDER, HORSES, DAIRY. AND SUGGESTIONS BEFORE SHE SCRATCHES HERSELF TO PIECES AGAIN? THANKS
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

The worst possible medicine to use in a child with eczema is an oral cortisone such as Prelone. This is exactly the kind of problem we see when this medicine is given,it helps while they are taking it and when it is stopped one sees a tremendous rebound and worsening of the eczema.The other medicines seem to lose their effect at the same time. Let me know where you live [which city] and I will recommend the right person to see your little girl.Please do this ASAP as she is having a very difficult time.
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