This is my first experience with eczema on the face. My first DS gets it in all the usual places but never on his face. Mine is only on my hands.

Nathaniel has had an eczema patch above his lip and on the lower part of his cheek near his chin for at least two months (other patches on the face come and go). When it gets awful I have put hyrdrocortizone on it but even once or twice daily for a few days does not completely clear it. I don't want to be putting anything like that on his face. I also put lotion on his face three times a day (CeraVe - which quite honestly does nothing for me either).

Should I switch to vaseline at night? Does vaseline really help eczema? I can't say that I am really all that happy to put anything so close to his mouth.