My son has really bad ezcema!!

Jacqueline - posted on 04/02/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son has had bad ezcema for months. It's mostly on his cheeks and some on his chest. It's red, looks raw, and sometimes feels wet. It will get better some days and then flare up again. I don't want to keep using cortisteriod cream because it is powerful and will thin his skin. I'll use it, and it'll get better, but will come back again anyway. Any advice?? Help!

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CoreyAnn - posted on 04/07/2009

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I'm in the same boat as you, I try my hardest not to use the cream very often. What I did realize however, is that when I breast feed my daughter after she's finished eating there's a whole lot of milk on her cheek. So I started wiping her face off with a warm washcloth a couple times instead of just wiping it off with a burp rag, and that actually seemed to help quite a bit.

Yvonne - posted on 04/07/2009

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my daughter has this.  i've stopped eating dairy and it's helped. (is he breast fed?)



i also run a humidifier in the bedroom and keep her moisturized.  (w/ non perfume creams)  i have eczema so i know that i'm pretty sensitive to certain products.  cetaphil soap or dove soap is good.  (and don't let him scratch....use mittens.

Yvonne - posted on 04/07/2009

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my daughter has this.  i've stopped eating dairy and it's helped. (is he breast fed?)



i also run a humidifier in the bedroom and keep her moisturized.  (w/ non perfume creams)  i have eczema so i know that i'm pretty sensitive to certain products.  cetaphil soap or dove soap is good.  (and don't let him scratch....use mittens.

Yvonne - posted on 04/07/2009

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my daughter has this.  i've stopped eating dairy and it's helped. (is he breast fed?)



i also run a humidifier in the bedroom and keep her moisturized.  (w/ non perfume creams)  i have eczema so i know that i'm pretty sensitive to certain products.  cetaphil soap or dove soap is good.  (and don't let him scratch....use mittens.

Laura - posted on 04/03/2009

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My daughter and I have this problem. The thing that worked for us is an all natural soap from www.crazytimescandles.com. They are a candle and bath co. all there stuff is handmade and 100% natural. Hope this helps

Michelle - posted on 04/03/2009

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hi! we have had issues with this in the past, tried heaps of different things and ended up getting onto this stuff called cotton seed oil, its all natural and you just chuck a small capful of it into the bath...only bad thing is it made our boy a little slippery afterwards! it soaks into their skin, just moisturises it.....it worked really well to get rid of the eczema but then the asthma kicked in....can't win!

April - posted on 04/02/2009

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Well my son is much older but her are some things to try. First plenty of water intake my son says seems to help. Run a humidifier in the room. Skin needs moisture. My 15 yr old was using far too much steroid cream and so when he was nine we tried some online suggestions as well as fish oil every day. I did also help the itching with some vegetable oil on a cotton ball as was suggested.

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