First off I should begin with the fact that many kids get eczema because they are allergic to certain foods. Cows milk is a hug culprit. If you think your child may be allergic to cows milk and is getting eczema, try another kind of milk. Rice and almond milk are great alternatives!
I've also read here that babies can have an overload on antibiotics. That may be a big reason why doctors have chosen to do away with antibiotics for most ear infections.
My boy's got lots of antibiotics when they were babies because one had meningitis and the other had a life threatening staph infection. My boy's don't seem to have problems with foods, but sometimes flair up in the heat with baby eczema. I blame the antibiotics that saved their lives for their eczema issues. I truly believe that my two son's have to be healed from the inside out. Creams and oils don't do that.
The best way I've dealt with this problem:
It doesn't go away over night!
- Get a good probiotic!
Look for the cultures to be listed on the container. Walgreens has some for kids, but I noticed that they didn't have the cultures listed. Also get it in a powder form, so it can be mixed in with food or drink. I wanted one that was refrigerated. If you have a live bacteria, it only makes since to me that if it's not refrigerated that it would not last.
- Rub Olive Oil on their head!
- Give them an Oatmeal Bath!
- I've even read that applying breastmilk to a babies eczema outbreak helps! I have not tried this, but it may be worth a shot.
A few good articles:
Natural Remedies for Eczema
Baby Eczema Treatments - Natural Remedies