Tulanni - posted on 08/09/2009 ( 28 moms have responded )
Tulanni - posted on 08/09/2009 ( 28 moms have responded )
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Tina - posted on 09/23/2009
Eucerin lotion is really great my son has this and he had it forever before we found out what it was it would wake him up at night itching. We put Eucerin on him and within 3 days it ws cleared up and he didnt wake up at night. His doctor also prescribed prescription strength cortizone you should ask your childs doctor about it.
Karyn - posted on 09/21/2009
You need to get your hands on 100% PURE Emu Oil & Skin Repair Cream, avail in NZ from Kick Nits & Emu Remedies Ltd (03) 349 6658. Emu Oil carries its own Anti-Hystermine, Anti-Inflammatory & Ant-Bactierial. It stops the itch in 30 seconds. And it works soooooo well !
Stina - posted on 09/19/2009
My first two had mild eczema for the first few years. My ped. told me to skip the soap and if I had to use it, she reccomended Cetophil... And the Cetophil lotion, or Eucerin. As long as I kept thier skin hydrated and protected, it was fine. They are now 3 and 5 and we still don't use a lot of soap at bathtime unless they are filthy. My 3 yo still has pretty sensitive skin so I'm careful to avoid fragrances and watch how and what I wash her clothing with.
Alison - posted on 09/18/2009
My daughter has had mild eczema since she was a baby and we use sorbolene twice a day and when its bad we use sigmacort (cortisone 1%) which works great. We find keeping her skin really well moisterized helps alot. We use QV in the bath or Dermaveen. She is booked in for allergy testing as we discovered she came out in hives on contact with egg particularly in the areas where she gets the eczema so if the eczema is severe or you believe it may be allergy related it may be worth speaking to your doctor about a referral to an allergy clinic.
Carissa - posted on 09/17/2009
I have a daughter who is nearly 3 and she had mild excema as a baby and i used vitamin E oil...my baby daughter, 8 months had it quite bad and the doctor prescribed 'dermaid', a hydrcortisone cream, which worked great but i dont like the idea of using chemical creams too much so i researched and am now using a natural cream called 'moogoo'. It is working wonders and she has not had a recurrence at all!! I am in Australia and i buy it on the internet, im pretty sure they send overseas though and you would be able to buy it from where ever you are :-) hope that helps..
Gabrielle - posted on 09/16/2009
I would ask your pediatrician. If it's bad, they may recommend a dermatologist. We're currently using hydrocortizone 1% for my daughter, since hers isn't very bad. But we don't use anything with dyes or perfumes in it. I use Cetaphil (non)soap for my own skin, on the recommendation of my father's dermatologist (his eczema is terrible; at least mine is just annoying), and I may switch her over to that, if it gets worse. Good lotions to just keep the skin conditioned are definitely helpful, too.
Kristen - posted on 09/13/2009
I use Eucerin on my son.
Sarah - posted on 09/13/2009
the last post reminded me.... Olive oil is also a great moisturizer for skin with eczema. Its a little pricier and goes on thicker though. I don't know all of the details on the benefits of it . I do know the coconut oil has antibacterial, anti fungal, and antiviral properties (works great for diaper rash too)
Inga - posted on 09/12/2009
well with my nephew (now 4) he has had bad eczema i use stuffed green olives it helps alot it puts the oil and moisture back into his skin it also get rid of the eczema. just try your child on them its probably the cheapest and best thing for him/her. if they dont like them then try soap free soap and vitamin e cream to stop the itching
Sarah - posted on 09/10/2009
We struggle for the first couple years trying everything and this is the safest and best I've found. We have pretty much conquered it naturally. It takes a few weeks to completely heal and will return if you stop...but it works. Omega 3 vitamins (you can get gummies) They help the skin produce moisture. Lather them in organic extra virgin coconut oil after bathing. It goes on greasy but dries quickly. Also avoid dyes/fragrance in bath product and laundry/cleaning products.
Megan - posted on 09/10/2009
Aquaphor, aquaphor, aquaphor! My daughter had it bad on her cheeks as a baby and the doctor told me about it. She still gets it sometimes even if she just has a bad crying spell. I couldnt live without it!
Amanda - posted on 08/15/2009
I have tried to not use steroid creamon my 2 year old daughters skin. I have found that using Dream cream and Dream wash from Lush is a really effective way to manage Elizabeth's sore skin. And because its made from all natural ingredients I don't feel guilty that I am putting chemicals on her skin. But I think whatever you do it is important to make sure you keep a really good routine and not just treat in fits and starts. I hope this helps
Angela - posted on 08/14/2009
i have that problem and i've tried just about every cream out there and nothing worked with me. what i did was go to my doctor and let them take a look they can tell you what you need to make it go away.
Lori - posted on 08/14/2009
I have always used Cetaphil lotion on my son. If he is broke out, then I will give him a bath and put it all over while he is still "damp", and it works great!!!!
Tabitha - posted on 08/13/2009
i have a niece (almost 4) that had eczema so bad she couldn't even sleep thru the night. then someone told my sis that it could be caused by a food dye allergy. she looked it up online and found thousands of similar stories. although the treatment isn't recognized or suggested my drs or the fda, they cut out red 40 from all foods and medicines, and she's been symptom free for months now, a totally different child. its a little time consuming and nerve racking at first, but its worth it and it gets easier. i say give it try for a few wks.
Monique - posted on 08/13/2009
I have had excema all my life for the first 10 years of my life my mom only used Hydocortizones. It thins the skin and is not very good for it. I use only completely unscented phosphate free laundry detergent no fabric softener or bounce sheets. Was only with Cetaphil body wash and use Cetephil lotion. Ask you doctor about non hydrocortizone treatments. Depending on the age there are oral medications for it as well, depending on the severity. Try to locate what they are eating that is causing it. Please please do not use scented creams on eczema it causes alot of un needed pain!
Lisa - posted on 08/13/2009
Both of my girls have a mild case of eczemea and the best things to use that we have come across is hydrocortizone with aloe vera and corn huskers lotion. Both cheap and available at wal-mart.
Crickett - posted on 08/12/2009
My daughter gets it on her butt and legs and yes Eucerin has been the only thing we have found to work.
Elizabeth - posted on 08/12/2009
I use aquaphora (Eucerin) on my 3 year old and it clears it up overnight.
Sabrina - posted on 08/12/2009
i took my baby to the dr and they prescribed an antibotic and it went away
Jennifer - posted on 08/11/2009
my son has a terrible case and it's year round. i use all free and clear detergent on his clothes, baby aveeno soap if he is really dirty, hydrocortizone during bad breakouts, and eucerin cream daily! he sees a dermatologist who prescribed a cream with steriods, but it only worked for a while and then quit! his doctor also said an antihistimine by mouth can also help during really bad breakouts!
Heide - posted on 08/11/2009
I have seen athletes foot cream and hydrocortizone mixed together works GREAT....
Patty - posted on 08/11/2009
my daughter has atopic dermatitis, aka eczema caused from allergic reactions, the best creams we were told by dermatologist are Vanicream, it is over the counter but they keep it behind the counter, ask the pharmacist for it, it's about $15 and it lasts a couple of months. And the other 2 are prescribed, desonide & cutivate. Desonide is used for the unaffected/nonred areas and the cutivate is used for irritated areas. It took over a yr to have her helped but these 3 work wonders, especially after a tubby when their skin is nice & moist & it can absorb them! good luck & let me know how it goes.
Jeana - posted on 08/10/2009
Triple Cream. It is a lotion found in the baby section of Target. It is the only thing that will work on my daughters.
Andrea - posted on 08/10/2009
My 10 month old was in the hospital recently and a nurse that was caring for him recommended California Baby Candula Cream. I bought it last week and it works really well! My son has had eczema since he was 2 months old and this is one of the few things that has worked good for him. BTW i also used cortizone cream before i put the lotion on. Good Luck!
Teresa - posted on 08/10/2009
My daughter is 4 and she has eczema her doc prescribed mimyx cream and it worked nearly over night and her case is severe. She scratches it till it bleeds and some times it gets so dry her heals crack.
Jessica - posted on 08/09/2009
My son is 3 now and still gets eczema mainly in the winter time. We use a hydrocortizone cream on his patchy spots. I use Johnson & Johnson's body wash for bath time and I use ALL laundry detergent 99% of the time. My son can use Tide laundry soap also. Just be careful as to what you use soap wise. My son has very sensitive skin on top of the eczema
Amanda - posted on 08/09/2009
I use hydrocortizone when my son has broken the skin from scratching and eucerine lotion every day.