Eczema in babies

Mariquita - posted on 08/10/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My son has had eczema on his cheeks since he was born. He's 6 months old. Nothing seems to be working. Any suggestions?

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Sarra - posted on 08/12/2009

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My son has horrible eczema on his legs and his arms, and he is constantly finding ways too scratch at it ! I took him to his GP who gave us some 1% hydrocortisone cream, which I was told too use sparingly and only on the creases of his skin when necessary, and not to use it for more than 3 days at the most at any one time. I also have Aveeno cream to smother him in at every nappy change, and also some white paraffin based emollient cream to use on him when we aren't using hydrocortisone (I limit his hydrocortisone use, as it is a steroid, and try to use more of his other creams!), I also have white paraffin and liquid paraffin based bath emollient too! I try too dress him in cooler cotton clothing to allow the air too circulate and when I bathe him, I use tepid water, as opposed too warm water, which really seems too help.
Poor little mites, eczema isn't nice for them, but I do suggest the cooler clothing and bathing options...... :o) x

Alyssa - posted on 08/12/2009

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Hello! My son too had eczema when he was real young. I recently found some all natural products that I do his laundry in, clean the house, and bathing products and now his eczema is almost totally gone. I tried everything, including johnson johnson naturals, aveeno, burt's bees, steroid cream and so on and nothing worked. If you are interested in finding out the products, send me a message and I can tell you about them!! :-)

Hope to talk to you later!

Alyssa M.
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www.4theLoveofMyFamily.com

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Samantha Jayne - posted on 09/03/2009

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all i can say is i live in australia and i was having a tuff time controlling and maintaining my boy excema and i was watching the news here and the latest thing is billy goat soap made form 100% goats milk miracle stuff i swear by it now one cake is like 8 AU but u can also get it in creams and powder form drop the cake in the bath till u fill the tub n chuck em in.... it really is fabulous goodluck

Kathi - posted on 08/17/2009

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Aveeno Excema Care body wash and lotion. It's with the anti tch medicines and works great! It heals up any current issues and if used with every bath, keeps the excema from coming back.



Edited to add: The Aveeno in the regular lotion aisle and the baby aisle are good to not cause additional breakouts, but they won't heal what is already there or prevent more breakouts...

Mariquita - posted on 08/16/2009

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Thanks everyone. I have been using the cortozone cream, but he seemed to become immune to it. His eczema became infected, so for the last week he's been on anti-biotics, and DermaVeen cream. His skin has improved a lot. I also space out the baths. This week he is finally seeing the dermatologist. I've also started using warm compresses to gently remove the crusty skin, followed by a cold compress with bath oil. That seems to help also. Alyssa, can you please let me know about the natural products you use?

Brittany - posted on 08/12/2009

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Just FYI hydrocortisone works...but it is a steroid....so I would suggest only using it sparingly where it really needs it. zinc oxide over it will help seal in the moisture that needs to be in there. Like dawn said..not to many baths, but also, not to hot or to long. And I still swear by the warm compresses...if nothing else it calms my daughter, stops her from itching and allows me the time to get the zinc oxide on. Good luck!

Dawn - posted on 08/10/2009

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use %1 hydrocortisone until redness goes away. On top of hydrocortisone, use baby aveeno cream to keep skin moist. Also, use a mild soap like cetaphil. Too many baths makes it worse. Bathe your baby every 2-3 days.

Brittany - posted on 08/10/2009

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the only thing that has helped my daughters eczema was warm compresses for 10-15 seconds followed by unscented zinc oxide. she has had it on her whole boby since she was born, but it was worst on her face.

Ronda - posted on 08/10/2009

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Amber, You are right. My doctor said to use lotion too. I do that, and with Triplet boys, You don't have to worry about me bathing them too often. I have to space out the baths, or it becomes overwhelming.

Amber - posted on 08/10/2009

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my friends baby had eczema all over and she tried everything and it would only work for a lil bit finally they sent her to a dermatoligest(sp) and he perscribed a cream that she used once a day and the doc said the key is to use lotion 4-6 times a day and only bath every other day at most. she still has to use lots of lotion and her baby is 2 now but she no longer needs the special cream. so i would ask your doc to send you to a dermatoligest to see about perscription creams for it. but in the mean time lotion lotion lotion!! :) hope this helps.

ps. it don't matter what kind of lotion you use just so long as its lotion.

Ronda - posted on 08/10/2009

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My doctor told me to use 1% hydrocortozone cream on my boy. He's 5 months old. Not a cureall, but definitely looked better in a couple of days.

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