Posted by Elizabeth on September 15, 2003 at 01:51:09:
In Reply to: Prescription ? for Elizabeth or anyone.. posted by Kendra on September 14, 2003 at 23:46:09:
: Since you know a bit about medical stuff I thought I could ask you this. Do you know anything about the presc. Elidel-for eczema. It was recently prescribed to my dd, but not by her reg. ped. so I have some concerns. It says on everything I've read, not recommended for children under age 2, or don't use on children under 2. My dd is only 13 mos. Should I be concerned about using it on her? If so do you know the reason why? Thanks for any info provided.
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I just got home.
Elidel is recommended for children under 2 because it is a nonsteroidal cream but, to be honest, I don't think I would use that medication on my baby from what I have seen. I have only seen it work on 2 patients that were 1 years old without side effects but only had mild eczema. I don't think it works for severe eczema. The others that I remember ranged from 10 months to 2 and all had burning at the site. The babies would cry a lot. The burning is suppose to go away within a few days but the ones that I saw did not. Also what was common was headaches and respiratory infections. What I believe is that since this medication acts directly on the cells that cause skin inflammation, my belief is that it can compromise the immune system. I also saw a lot of skin infections. Also, eczema is not curable, only the symptoms such as inflammation and itching. I would try to resort to more natural creams to relieve the symptoms such as inflammation and itching. What are the medications and creams you have tried so far including natural? How old is your baby?
I hope I was able to help a bit.