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Karen - posted on 03/19/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi I am new to this group, I am trying very desperately to find something to help my daughters eczema. Let me give you a little background! I am a SAHM to four children, three sons 16, 10,7 and one daughter 2. My 16 year old had never had a problem, my 10 year old had it pretty bad had to to oatmeal baths and use steroid cream ect. My 7 year old has is somewhat but very mild. My daughter has is very bad. It is all over her face her body she bleeds from scratching. I am at a loss, i have changed my detergent, give her the baths, changed her body and her wash to california baby, limit her baths, slather her with cream. I just dont know what to do to help her and i feel so bad for her. I keep hearing about food allgeies, this area is new to me. I would love to hear if this is a avenue that maybe i should explore to help her out. I also keep hearing about staph, this also makes me very nervous. I am at a loss! Thanks i look forward to hearing your feedback!

Karen

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Jennifer - posted on 01/11/2012

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Yes, food allergies were a big trigger for my son, as were detergents (watch out for sodium lauryl sufate), and heat. Be careful and don't rely on allergy testing as they aren't always conclusive. The best way to test is by an elimination diet. Once we found the right combination of food allergies my son's skin healed up within days. Incredible.

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try here



http://www.amazon.com/Melaleuca-Renew-In...



This has to be put on every single day without fail...almost any lotion does. It's a lot to do considering everything else we do in a day, but the results are well worth it.



Vasoline can be used too. Yep, it's messy but it's a good way to moisturize while being inexpensive.

Karen - posted on 03/22/2010

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Thanks! I have not tried the wet jammys and i keep hearing about it so i am gonna give it a try. Also, I keep hearing about the Renew not seen this one i will google it! I guess my only question is what do you do about ther face? Its all over Emily's face, eyelids. I feel the same way you do about the steroid cream if there is a better way than a ll the side effect i would pefer that method!
Thanks again, its nice to talk to other moms who understand what you are going through!

Karen

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My daughter has had severe eczema since she was a baby, she is now 8 years old. Oatmeal baths never worked for us; they actually dried out her skin even more. Oatmeal baths are often used with poison ivy and such to dry it up. So, why in the world would you use it with eczema? Detergent--always use a baby detergent for everything, even your clothes, towels, etc. Baths--Dove Unscented Sensitive. Baths should not take place every day for a child with eczema flare ups. Every other day or less, especially if they are really young and don't really get outside and get dirty. When Chloe has flare ups that are super bad, here is what we do. Lukewarm bath...Vasoline and then Renew Intensive Skin Therapy lotion...warm wet pajamas....dry pajamas on top. She sleeps this way all night. Come morning time...her skin absorbs the creams and moisture from the pj's. She also has extreme problems with her hands. We grease her hands up really good and then she wears small gloves over her hands. We just use latex gloves...cloth seems to stick to her especially when her hands are cracked and have oozing areas. Food allergies are a problem. Chloe was tested and she was allergic to so many things. Also, tight fitting clothes irritate the skin. Wool does too.



She does have a ointment that is a prescription steroid but I just use that when it's super super bad. The medicines used to treat this skin disorder have side effects that are not pleasant. My daughter is tiny compared to the rest of her friends and I firmly believe this has a lot to do with the use of these creams. She does have the appetite of a horse though. Again, I think it has to do with the steroid creams.



I'm not sure if this will help you but it has been working for us in the past.

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