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Kristina - posted on 01/12/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Does anyone else have a toddler with excema? If so are there any over the counter creams that have worked? I have tried everything under the sun and hate to resort to the perscription steroid cream from the doctor.

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Victoria - posted on 04/07/2010

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Hi, Yes...I have a child who has excema! when I brought my boy home from the hospital he was fine and then a few months down the line I notice his skin was rough almost like sand paper, very dry and rough!! I took him to his doctor and explain the situation and he told me it looks like excema! I really didn't know what it was until that time. The problem with my son is he was always scratching his skin and at times look like it was bleeding because of the scratching! The doctor told me to try some creams and he gave me a prescription for one and I tried them but still wasn't satisfied!! So...I kept looking around and I found this one lotion that you can get at Walmart or even Target. Sorry, the problem is I don't remember the name but I will get it for you and then let you know! Also you can try A&D ointment to! That's very good stuff! I used that on my kids butt whenever they had a rash and it went away fast! I'll let you know later about the cream!

Debbie - posted on 04/07/2010

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My little boy had eczema when he was a baby, I didn't like using the steroid creams either, but nothing else worked until I tried 'DREAM CREAM' from Lush. It was amazing stuff and is specially made for problem skin and is fine to use for babies and toddlers. It's around £10 per tub, and I'd definitely recommend trying it. www.lush.co.uk

DeShone - posted on 04/05/2010

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I buy Aquaphor ointment from walmart.The ointment works better than the creams I've tried. When it is really bad I mix it with the steroid cream.( Most effective when skin is wet). Aveno Oatmeal baths are good.GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

Christine - posted on 03/23/2010

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I know you said you don't want to use perscrptions but eledail works perfect

Christine - posted on 03/18/2010

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My son has had a few bouts with eczema, but luckily they have gone away. I usually use Aveeno mosturizer everyday after his bath. The doctor gave me some hydrocortisone for when it gets really bad. I myself have eczema and it is tough, I have had it ever since I was small and I still struggle with it. Nothing helps me. Try going to an allergist to see what your baby may be allergic to and maybe u will be able to avoid the steroidal creams. I hope this helps a little

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My younger daughter had excema and ultimately we diagnosed with a food allergy... we eliminated the food and it went away. Good luck!

Christie - posted on 03/13/2010

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My daughter had the same problem, she is now 9 and has outgrown it. The only thing that helped was taking a bath in the Aveeno oatmeal soak. Then I would just use the Aveeno original lotion. I know they make the baby line, but the adult line has the same ingrediants and costs less. Hope yours out grows it too!

Erin - posted on 02/26/2010

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My son has excema. The best thing I have found for him is putting bleach in his bath. It kills the bugs off his skin and once out moisturise him all over. Moisurising every night I feel is very important to keeping it under control; if you could be bothered.

Mary - posted on 02/25/2010

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My son has had it since he was 4 months old and he still has it at 4 yrs. I also find vaseline works wonders. We saw a dermatologist and she said to use allenburys soap (can find it at the pharmacy at wal mart) and to bath him everyday. People are usually told to bath every second day as my family doctor told us. The water actually adds moisture and the skin dries out too much if you leave it dry. Just make sure to keep the bath short, no longer than 10 minutes, and moisturize right away. Keep moisturizing through out the day as well. When it was really bad the doctor actually told me to give him benedryl at night because they will scratch while falling asleep. the benedryl will make them drowsy and not scratch. I did it for a couple of days until he was getting better. Wash his clothes in Ivory soap and try to stick with 100% cotton clothes. Good luck!

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Fortunately, my children do not have eczema, but I do and it has come and gone my whole life. I have been prescribed just about everything under the sun for it, and mostly nothing has helped. I do have a prescription now that has worked amazingly well for a few years...it's called "Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment 0.1%". I do not think it has any steroids in it. I can also tell you temperature changes, some clothing and stress make eczema flare up. Scratching it also makes it Way worse, although it's hard to avoid scratching when it itches. Moisturizing often with a good lotion, that has no perfumes or anything in it also helps some.
I feel for you, I know how awful it can be! Hope this helps.

Stephanie - posted on 02/10/2010

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Hello, My name is Stephanie also. My 2 year old son has excema of all places on his forehead, right between his eyes. I used Aquaphor on it. You can buy it at any drugstore. As long as I keep it moisturized you can't even tell its there.

Michelle - posted on 02/08/2010

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My daughter too has excema... We have tried everything as well... I have found the over the counter Aveeno baby has an excema baby cream... It does help tremendously... My daughter also has the red bumps all over her arms and legs :( The excema was mostly on the back and is slowly coming under control... As for the bumps they have gotten worse over time... Especially this winter with the dry heat... We will be seeing her pediatrician for this again... I hope if you try the aveeno it does help :)

Kylie - posted on 01/25/2010

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hi stephanie, what an awful thing to have a child with excema, my daughter has it and i too had tried so many things that have not worked , i found the heat makes is worse so i have to keep her cool. i find that natural goats milk soap to be fantastic for bathtime, and initially when the rash was at its worst i ended up getting a steroid cream called LOCOID LIPOCREAM 0.1% it worked within 2 days, what a relief for all of us, and now when the excema starts i prefer to use a natural product called CALENDULIS PLUS CREAM its by grahams i got it at a pharmacy. the website is www.itchy.net.au the guy who developed this had a son with the worst excema youve seen i hope this helps.

Stephanie - posted on 01/16/2010

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Hi,My name is Stephanie and a mother of two toddlers,I have excema alond with my youngest son,I got my doctor to perscribe a cream called (Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream)

and it doesn't cost much either.hope this helps

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