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Vikki - posted on 07/08/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi im Vikki, mum to jason who is now 1 year and 3 months old, hes been suffering with eczema since he was four month old and hes still battling now. He has his good and bad days but i feel so bad for him as its all over his body and he never gets a good night sleep as hes always so itchy.......which also mean we never get a good nights sleep either, its just such a frustrating cycle.

I am currently trying him with aleo vera products as ive heard theyre very beneficial for the skin, im hoping this will work or at least ease his symptoms.



Ive joined as it would just be great to speak to other mums that are going through the same thing, as it so frustrating, it would be great to heat other experiences and ideas.



Wishing the best to all



Vikki and jason

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Lucy - posted on 08/18/2009

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Hey all



I just wanted to let you all know that I have found a treatment that seems to be working for my little boy :-) I have tried a combination of new things and the dry scaly skin is almost gone, he doesn't have any red patches anymore and it is just the backs of the legs which I need to work on now but even these are probably 95% improved compared to a couple of weeks ago. I am still having to use a little more hydrocortisone on the backs of his legs as with this hot weather he keeps sweating there which is triggering the eczema breakout. I don't think there is a lot I can do about this area until he stops bending his legs so much as he is only 4.5 months now. Interestingly I was prescribed a 1% hydrocortisone cream but it kept flaring up whislt I was using it. I went to see another doctor who prescribed and antibiotic hydrocortisone and this has worked wonders and although it does flare up again after I have used it I can leave a much larger gap between applications. I wrap his legs in little bandages before he goes to bed and in the car seat as well which defintiely helps too as it stops the skin touching and him sweating.



I always felt that the emollient that the Doctor had prescribed was too thick and gloopy to be rubbing on a baby as well as being worried about it being a petrol based product. I think this was contributing to making the backs of his legs a lot worse too as it is trapping in the sweat so I have stopped using it totally. I found some natural products called Salcura on-line - you can order samples to test them initially as well. A product called Salcura Gentle seems to be doing the trick. It is a very light moisturiser but has other stuff in it which is antibacterial and stops it feeling itchy too. There is also a body hydrator which can be put on as well as an additional moisturiser although I am not using that and just using calendula cream on his face and the patches which are a little dry still. I have also been using Aveeno bath oil or using porridge oats and bought a water filter from America as we have very hard water - see watersticks.com. To have them fitted in the UK costs around £350 but this one is portable and it is used to wash cars over there (!) and cost me around £75 including shipping. I have fitted it to the shower hose on the bath and use it to fill up my baby's bath. It is amazing to see the difference when you test the water and his skin is now feeling so soft again!!



Maybe it is all conincidence or perhaps I have eliminated what is causing it, i.e. chemicals in the hard water, but it is so nice to see him having lovely baby skin again. Hopefully it continues....



Lucy x

Danielle - posted on 08/11/2009

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hi all, my son has had eczema since birth and is now 13mths. it has been a daily struggle but it does get easier as you get into a routine. my son has alot of allergies he is alergic to eggs dairy wheat dust pets most chemicals and alot of creams he also has alergies to colours and perservities so all food has to be made fresh and it's pretty much just fruit and veg and some meat. i bath him in just plain water if he is dirty i use goats milk soap. i also wash his clothes in omo sensitive then wash them again with plain water so he doesn't react. i clean the house with just vinagour and water. i try to keep his nails short but they do learn how to scratch without their nails eg rubbing back against the corner of something. i also keep him cool even in winter cause once they get warm they scratch more. one thing that has helped which we have just started to use is fish oil. we give it to him once a day and his skin has gotten better. feel free to ask any questions as we have tried alot of stuff and i don't remember his skin being fully clear at the moment it's only on his back and legs. wet wrapping is also a good idea too. the hospital taught me this last time he was ammitted for skin infections.

hoped that helped abit talk to you all soon.
danielle

Torey - posted on 07/15/2009

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Hi Ladies,





My son has been suffering with eczema since he was about 10 months old and he is now 6 years old. I have did everything that your doctor tells you to do. Had him allergy tested, had number amounts of steroid creams prescribed for him, and even switch my laudry care and bath soaps to the unscented items. It did help out alittle bit, but never cleared it up for a long period of time. I thought that there was no light at the end of the tunnel until about a month and half ago. I came across a wonderful new store that I do all my shoping at. It has helped me remove all the harmful toxins/chemicals from my home and turn it into a safer and healthier home for my family and myself. I tried the products on my son and it has cleared up his ezcema amazingly. The lotion that I use on him now has turned his skin so soft that I could not believe the first time I felt it I made my husband feel it also to see if I was dreaming. And this is only the begining of how it has helped my family out. I would love to talk to you about these wonderful products.





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Wishing everyone a wonderful day.





Torey


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Lucy - posted on 07/10/2009

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Hi both



My son was diagnosed with ecezma at 7 weeks old after coming up in a head to toe rash. He is now 31/2 months and has patches of eczema now over various parts of his body. He doesn't seem to be bothered about it though which I assume will change as he gets older and he will start to itch the patches... Was this the same for you? I have been trying to treat it with bathing him using Aqueous cream as a soap and then rubbing Diprobase emollient in over his body which was advised by the doctor when he had the rash. His face cleared a couple of weeks ago itself but the backs of his legs got so bad this week that I had to go to the Doctor and he prescribed steriod cream which I really do not want to be applying to such a small baby. I am finding it very hard to cope with as have worked with lots of kids with multiple allergies and very scared of what the future may bring for him. I am still breastfeeding him and desperately trying to work out if and what food triggers it or what in his environment is causing it but I am at a loss and feel like I am just turning in circles.



Would be great to hear how you get on with the aloe vera products as I would like to find something natural which could treat the eczema when it flares up rather than having to try steriod cream.



Lucy

Julie - posted on 07/08/2009

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Hi Vikki My daughter Maddy has just turned 5 yrs. She has had eczema since birth. I understand just how you feel. It is so hard to control the disease. Maddy has it from head to foot, and it controls our lives. She has recently been allergy tested and it has showed she is allergic to eggs, peanuts, cats, and house dust mite. I admire my daughters patience and strength in coping with her everyday skin care.

Have you removed all soft toys, rugs etc from your babys room? Just keeps the dust to a minimum! A favourite soft toy can be put in the freezer for an hour to kill the dust mite!

You will find along your way that no two eczema children are the same! What triggers one child may not another.

Always here for questions or a chat!

Julie x

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