However this only helps for a short time. If I miss even one day, it starts the cycle of becoming raw and oozing. When the areas are not raw and oozing, they appear like very dry, chapped skin. Do you have any other suggestions?
When a physician makes a diagnosis, she is not saying that another diagnosis is impossible, just that this is the most likely cause of a particular problem. But if the child is not responding to the recommended treatment then she needs to be seen again.
Probably one of the great miscommunication problems we have in terms of patient/doctor interactions these days is not making it clear that patients should come back if they are not improving. I think some patients have the idea that they are bothering their doctors or that they are causing a problem if they return for treatment of the same complaint again. It is very helpful for a physician to find out if the first recommended therapy didn't work; he can re-evaluate the problem and see if a different treatment or evaluation is needed.