How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Michael Salama Your Own Question
Michael Salama
Michael Salama,
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 625
Experience:  Medical director at San Miguel Medical Clinic
Type Your Dermatology Question Here...
Michael Salama is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My baby has sensitive skin, but in care they applied

Customer Question

My baby has sensitive skin, but in foster care they applied steroids as a topical ointment. Will the excema clear up, what exactly is it and will it have lasting health complications?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 2 months ago.

I am not sure if you meant to ask this question twice but I will post my answer below:

Yes, topical steroids are ok to use for a 9 month old baby.

This is the treatment of choice for eczema.

Whether it will clear up will depend on the type of ointment used and the severity of the eczema.

It has no lasting health complications.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!