Eczema in small children is particularly prone to ooze. The older he hets, the less his eczeman will ooze. The redness which persist after a patch of it has subsided is not a prelude to scarring. Because eczeman just affects the upper epidermis, it never leads to permanent scarring.
In my experience, many pediatricians (I used to be one myself) are more worried about cortisone than they need to be. A weak preparation suitable for a child's face, like 2.5% hydrocortisone, will not atrophy, or thin, the skin. If you don't use cortsione, you are essentially doing nothing at all, and there is in my view no need for that.
Hope this is useful.
my grandson 6 month old has eczema. it not real bad but will it hurt him if he goes in the ocean or pool? will it dry him out more thank you
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Look for comment by JET I'm starting to sound like a Medrol salesman.
When my son was a baby his pediatrician okayed the use of Medrol for him as long as it was kept away from his eyes.
Good News! Usually eczema lessens as a person gets older.
Bad News! Whereever you had it as a kid is the place it will break out as you get older.