Allergies & Excema

Paula - posted on 03/15/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Just wondeing if anyone has found a link between allergies and excema for their own kids? All the other Moms I have spoken to who have/had kids with excema have said that allergies were a major trigger for the skin condition.



I am trying everything for my 13 month old son and am getting very frustrated. We went to a pediatric dermatologist who basically said he would grow out of it and to use the hydrocortisone cream. I have tried a few formulations of the cream and each one just makes the excema that much worse. I am now trying the Spectro Gel Excema for kids cream, an antibiotic cream like Polysporin for the open sores and Vaseline.



My son HATES getting his creams put on and cries so hard. It makes my heart break and I am trying to find anything that will help heal this up.

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Jamie - posted on 04/28/2009

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Hi there! I posted a story about my daughter's eczema on another post in this group, but I thought I'd give you my advice.

First off, my youngest (2 1/2) has very sensitive skin. I cannot use detergents with dyes or perfumes and I use the natural diapers without dyes or perfumes either (seventh generation - in a green pack). Just changing those things for him, whether it was related to an allergy or not, seemed to work. He doesn't have the dry skin anymore and doesn't break-out in weird spots on his body.

My daughter, 8, has eczema, but she hasn't broken out or compulsively itched in a few years. Until she was about 5, her pediatrician told me to use over the counter stuff like hydrocortizone, vaseline, aveeno, and some other stuff. My daughter is 1/2 hawaiian and the hydrocortizone bleached her skin and it didn't help. I didn't want to use the vaseline cause it's petroleom based (which I think is basically rubbing your kids down with oil, and not the good kind of oil). The oatmeal baths didn't work for her either. It didn't settle the inflamation or itching at all. My friend turned me onto this product, it's called babyderma cream from a company called mom enterprises. I'm telling you... she puts in on every day and does not have scars in her elbows anymore. Her skin is so soft and it's so soothing and noone would even know now how bad it was back then. I recommend you try it. I think dr's tend to prescribe the real pharmaceutical stuff, but in my mind, as a mother, I try and give my kids the most natural and effective products I can find and the things I wouldn't hesitate putting on my own body. Anyway, hope this helps...

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Kayleigh - posted on 08/22/2011

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my daughter has mild exema, but severe sensitive skin, we can only use a specific soap, lotion and the only diapers she can use are pampers.

my nephew also has sensitive skin and severe excem, for both the kids we use aquafor twice a day, sometimes on theit entire body and then put extra on areas that are dry or pink. if its really bad we use cortizone creme, they both dont like it. i have excema also n it soes sting a little at first, whicj is why i think my kids cry when i put it on, but then it feels good to have some relife. just know, its better to have him cry because of the lotion than cry because the excema is so bad. i wish you luck. its a long road, you just have to try different things and see what works best, also i notice, bathing only once everyother day with a mild soap, or a sensitive cream soap helps a lot. good luck and god bless

Ashon - posted on 02/02/2011

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My son is 14 months old and has excema on his joint areas and the back of his neck. His pediatrician recommended a 2.5% hydrosteriod cream (not for facial use) and it works very well as long as it's applied twice daily. In order for the skin to heal properly the bacteria has to be killed off so my pediatrician recommended Mupirocin. This is applied when there is scratches on the skin causing bacteria to get under the skin. Then I was putting moisturizing cream on (tried many different ones) but I have now found that any of the nipple creams (for breastfeeding mothers) work the best and they are 100% medical grade natural lanolin. I am also going to be trying the Mom Enterprises - Baby's Bliss BabyDerma Body Cream. It has very good reviews online. I also recommend olive oil and Renew Lotion from Melaleuca. Put all three on twice daily as long as there are open scratches and the moisturizing and hydrocortizone cream on twice daily no matter what condition.

Julie - posted on 03/28/2010

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OK ! Our doctor said the same thing about it going away about the same age . She is 2 1/2 and it hasn't gone anywhere except now it is on her hands and feet not just the crease and joint area! It is a lot worse. She also has really bad allergies ( to me) not so bad says her doctor. He also said just to put more lotion on her. We use gentle nature at night and the morning along with Aveeno baby 3 times a day. I asked him about milk allergies and he did not seem that concerned. I have tried soy and rice milk yet she didn't go for the taste, even added chocolate syrup and she could still tell. Vaseline made hers worse. She also hates getting cream put on and cries. Our doctor also said to try and put diaper cream on over the lotion cream at night. Like AD&D ointment. didn't really work for us but maybe you could try that. I am on a hunt, i will keep you posted!

Tiffany - posted on 04/28/2009

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allergies, asthma, and excema are all under what the doctors call an umbrella kids with one could more than likely have or develop one or both of the other issues. please read my post in the conversations about my suggestion it has really helped and i have been able to completely stop using steroid creams on my daughter for the time.

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