Talk with your baby's doctor or a pediatric dermatologist. If the rash doesn't get better after following the suggestions above, your doctor might suggest trying mild topical steroids, which can be bought over the counter.

If the over-the-counter variety doesn't do the trick, your child's doctor may prescribe a stronger steroid. A steroid cream or ointment sometimes works wonders to help break a stubborn cycle of eczema. A short course of oral steroid medication can sometimes help get eczema under enough control that the other methods you try will work more effectively.

Researchers are developing new drugs to help eczema sufferers, so if your baby continues to struggle with the condition, ask her doctor to keep you up-to-date on remedies that are appropriate for your baby.

Be sure to give the doctor a call if your baby develops a feveror other signs that she may have an infection (the area is warm to the touch or oozing, for example).

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