bad skin

Samantha - posted on 06/02/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my son is just over 6 months old and has bad exzema on his face neck back and chest. we have had several trips to the doctors and everytime we just get yet ANOTHER cream and steroid which works for a few days but then we are back to the cracking skin redness bleeding and pain any tips or advice anyone could give me would be gratefully appreciated

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Lynlee - posted on 07/23/2009

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Our son had atopic dermatitis for the first 18 months of his life which cleared - we used a thick emulsifying soap substitute you can get cheaply from the supermarket or chemist. Otherwise we used just plain water to wash. Then after the bath we smothered him in QV lotion from top to toe and in a matter of a few days his skin was fine. Eventually we stopped using it to see if his skin was 'fixed' and it was. From two years old he then got excema caused by pollen (?) We give Zyrtec once a day at night and his back has gone from crusty bloody scabs and frequent waking at night from an itchy back to sleeping all night and normal skin. We still occasionally use the QV but his skin is pretty good now. When he had an itchy back we also put pinetarsol in the bath which soothes itchy inflamed skin.

Debra - posted on 07/23/2009

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I know of an awesome wellness company that focuses on all natural ingredients for the house and personal care products, the same kind that we are already purchasing at the grocery stores but they are much safer, much better, and much healthier. Many products out there (from baby shampoos, to lotions, to dish washing soap, to detergent for laundry, etc.) have so many toxic ingredients that cause mild to serious health problems short term and long term. I have found a great company and I am proud to also be working for them as well and even better I get to work for them from home. We have an awesome lotion that has effectively helped my son's exzema on his knees. Many people have joined our team, mostly moms who want to stay home after having their children and are very successful. If you want some more information contact (Debra Mendoza, NewWellness4you.com and livetotalwellness.com/damendoza)

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My 4 month daughter also has eczema...her pediatrician told me to bathe her daily, (baths help put moisture back into her skin) and moisturize with Eucerin (the heavy thick kind) at least twice a day. I use natural/organic type soap and I also started moisturizing at diaper changes. Her skin became much better after a day of doing this.

User - posted on 06/02/2009

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out pediatric dermatologist told us about our sons eczema to wash it with Aveeno Baby cream wash multiple times a day and while his face is still wet put regular vaseline on it. And after his baths to put vaseline on it. He is 6 moths old and has had it very badly since he was 1 week, and I started this last week and it is completely cleared up for the first time EVER! Try it.

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Hi Samantha
Not sure if you are still breast feeding? If you are - try breast milk on the bad skin. Breast milk is great for this sort of thing - babies and adults alike. Sounds strange, I know, but give it a go!
Good luck
Ange
xoxo

Laura - posted on 06/02/2009

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My daughter and I have the same problem. We found an organic soap that works awesome. The place we got it from has scented or unscented, goat milk, bath salts, bath cupcakes (fizzies). The place is called Deca candle and bath. Everything they make is homemade. I can't use anything that you find at Walmart and other places. So we thought we would give them a try and I don't know what I would do without it. They have a shop on etsy.com. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=735...

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