Amy - posted on 01/25/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hello- I am new to this community. My son have severe eczema when he was 8 weeks old-20months old. We went to several doctors/specialist in our area. Finally I got wise and went to some one out of our area. He was heaven sent!!! this is what he suggested and it has been awesome for me and several of my friends:
everything must be 100% cotton all clothing, the skin MUST breathe
all laundry is washed in fragrance free/dye free
all laundry is double rinsed
No blankets at bed time
temperature of rooms must be 61-72
fragrance free shampoo/lotion
then the biggest kicker is:
wraps at night:
soak pjs in solution:
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt or picking salt
put on the child wet, put a dry pair on top of wet
in the morning take off and wipr child down with rag that has clear water in it.
do this until skin is baby smooth.
works likea charm, even on my dry hands.