Andrea Klopf, RN BSN Is it gone for good? Is she cured? We sure hope so! My tough toddler has battled eczema for her first 21 months of life. She was born with a dime sized dry area in the crease of her right ankle. Within days of life, she had breakouts to her face and trunk. Instead of skin to skin, I had to keep a thin cotton baby blanket between us to protect her. Even that didn’t work well; my body heat alone caused red, irritating flareups. At 10 weeks old, she was officially diagnosed with eczema by her pediatrician. The typical, unhelpful recommendations were made. I was.