Eczema moisturizing lotion

Tina - posted on 02/07/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Have any of you come across a moisturizing lotion that you have found worked best for your child with eczema? I have tried natural lotions with no preservatives but all of them have cocoa butter and shea butter which might be a problem because of nut allergy. I have also tried Cetaphil but it has sweet almond oil which I think could be irritating him as well. I have been using Dermacerin, prescribed by the ped, but I don't think it is helping. I appreciate any suggestions, thank you.

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User - posted on 07/27/2012

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Melaleuca lotion is by far the best. My daughter would break out in these uncomfortable and itchy rashes when she was younger. We tried everything: Aveeno, Vaseline brand, Eucerine, Burts Bees, etc. and no matter what, she would cry during bath time and after because she said it would sting so badly. One week, I was at Target every single night buying a new product for her to try just hoping we would find something that worked. We finally gave in and try a topical steroid cream at her doctors request and that did absolutely nothing.
Then a friend told me about Melaleuca. That was 3 years ago and she hasn't had a breakout since. We solely use Melaleuca's lotion and body wash as well as other products like detergent and these have prevented her break outs. We will never use anything else and I tell all my friends about them. They are awesome. Feel free to inbox me with any questions...happy to share my story. :)
Hillary :)

Kayla - posted on 02/17/2011

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I found the best moisturizer on my daughter has been plain old vaseline. On the areas that get really dry which has been her cheeks I put it on like every half hour. I haven't found anything that moisturizes better and that doesn't have steroids in it. When I stay on top of it, her eczema stays under control, but different things work for different kids. I don't know if you've tried it or not, but it might be worth a shot. It's cheap and you don't have to go to the doctor for it.

Iridescent - posted on 02/08/2011

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You're welcome. I'd never heard of it until our dermatologist prescribed it, and it really does help. If you need other interventions to help deal with it, let me know. We were given a whole list of lifestyle changes necessary and were already doing many, such as scent and dye free detergent, and much more.

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Shari - posted on 03/21/2014

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Ive been using BabySpa's Eczema cream and it is by FAR the best product!! Within days, my son's face was cleared! I highly recommend any of their products - www.babyspausa.com

Lisa - posted on 03/08/2014

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Hi there

We've used 3 types on my child:
1. aqueous cream (as a soap only)
2. fatty cream
3. emulsifying ointment

The first 2 do have preservatives but the 3rd one doesn't. The first is light, the second creamy and the third is very waxy. We used the creamy one as the main moisturizer but swapped it for the waxy one when his skin was damaged and needed extra protection.

For us, we found it helpful to have a couple of creams which managed slightly different aspects of the eczema.

All the best

Anna - posted on 10/15/2012

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I have been using a natural product for my son called Irish eyes body lotion. It seems to be the only lotion I can find that works for his eczema and is also gentle on his skin. It has hemp seed oil in it which doesn't clog the pores. They also have a facial cream that has emu oil and carrot seed oil in it that I have used on his face that has helped too. Hope you find some relief.



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Iridescent - posted on 02/10/2011

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Steam cleaning the carpet can help remove some of the stuff in it. Avoiding air fresheners such as Febreeze, Glade, Lysol air sanitizer, will all help. If you don't use dryer balls, try them, otherwise Bounce makes a "free" fabric softener sheet with no dye or perfume. We use Cottonelle toilet paper as it's the only one I like with no dye or fragrance. We're very careful with soaps in the tub and shampoo - head and shoulders shampoo has been good for us, and Dove sensitive skin body wash. No smoking, period, not even second or third hand. Be very careful of cold air as it worsens it. Hydrocortisone 2.5% cream on any patches, with Vanicream coating it, is great. You do that twice per day. You can also use 1% cream, but it takes longer. Finding allergens is huge; milk is common, gluten is possible. Other names for milk are whey and casein. Gluten being removed won't help unless gluten is actually a problem, and the genetic test to show if the marker is present is very accurate (misses only 1 case in 200).

Tina - posted on 02/09/2011

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I have tried almost everything like natural lotions, and we are both on a strict rice based diet as well. His eczema is a lot better but we are still testing to figure out what is making him itch at night. I think it is because he crawls around on the carpet. I do make him wear pants whenever he is crawling around. We use soap nuts to wash his clothes as well. I just don't know what more to do.

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