Seems like snow is on a roll. Hitting us hard almost once every 2 weeks.This winter has made my baby's skin so dry and has sapped all moisture from his skin too. My baby's skin was rough,dry, itchy and with all red patches on his chest, things were getting worse. We had tried Vaseline, Johnsons baby lotion and baby oil only to find it was all for temporary relief.
The second flu shot was due last month and so i got a chance to talk to nurse and show her the patch.She said it was a form of eczema and that the dryness might still persist even after we apply lotion or creams and suggested Eucerin. I must say, there is nothing like Eucerin, we could see the difference right away. The redness reduced within hours and the body smooth. Now he is free of itchy, flaky skin and has more time to run around and enjoy winter than sitting and scratching.Other tips:
• Use Dove Sensitive Skin Body soap
• Apply Eucerin after tapping a damp towel on the skin or right after you dry him after a bath. That
helps to trap in some moisture.
• Apply it frequently.
• The air in the house becomes so dry when you have a heater on. A humidifier might help but the nurse was pointing out how it can worsen dust allergy. If you are allergic its better to keep away from humidifier.