Help with rough and dry skin

Crystal - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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Hello all,

My son has rough and dry patches of skin that won't go away. I have tried lotion and baby oil, what else can I do? Any suggestions?

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Amber - posted on 01/25/2010

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im not a doctor but my eldest son has had skin problems like weaping excema but when it started i never new what it was so see a doctor or skin speacialist. i know its great to ask people questions but if thats not there fortay then be aware you child may need something better than just some lotion.

Est - posted on 01/29/2013

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Btw, for the acne something that it did worked for my little one was to put a little bit of breast milk. It does help.

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Est - posted on 01/29/2013

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Cradle cap is completely normal and almost all babies get it. You arent supposed to do anything, it goes on its own with the time, the same with the acne. the only time you should worry about acne is if they are around three years old and still hasnt gone at all.

Sheila - posted on 01/29/2010

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Try using Olive oil. I was told my my pediatrician that is is the best oil to put on their skin. it's great for cradle cap too. massage with it before a bath.

Brandiesha - posted on 01/28/2010

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It is probably eczema. Which my daughter has and used to suffer from. Here's my routine @ night when I give her a bath I use Baby Aveeno bath wash. I then mix Hydrocortizone cream and Eucerin Baby Aquaphor and put in all over her skin. With close attention to the folds and creases of her body. I also put the lotion and cortizone cream in the mourning. You can put the cortizone cream on only four times a day. Hope this helps it helped me. :)

Cheryl - posted on 01/25/2010

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My poor little guy (3months old) developed terrible dry skin. Then he developed baby acne which lead to cradle cap. I used all sorts of lotions and oils. For the cradle cap the doctor told me to use Selsum Blue Medicated. For his dry skin, he recommended Baby Aveeno. We just went to the doctor the other day. He was pleased with the progress of his cradle cap but his skin still felt like sandpaper. Doctor said the dry skin has turned into eczema and prescribed a steroid cream that I have to apply three times a day!! You wouldn't believe the difference. In just a few days, my son's skin is now smooth. I intend to slather him in lotion until it starts to warm up once the eczema is taken care of. My husband has the same problem with his skin and drying out in the winter time.



I hope you don't have to go to such drastic measures. I hope the lotions and creams help. They are much cheaper than a prescription!!

Ellasyn - posted on 01/25/2010

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if anyone read my post i didnt mean i give him a bath twice a day. i give him a bath every other day or every 3 days and put baby oil in it and do lotion 1-2 times a day. didnt want it to seem like i bath him twice a day which i consider too much!

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I was told by my son's ped to only bath him every two to three days and if his skins gets dry to use Lubriderm.

Sarah - posted on 01/25/2010

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I use a lotion in our house that works 7X better the Eucerin and is amazing. No chemicals or anything that could hurt your baby. Has cleared up lots of severe skin problems for many people.I shop at a store that does word of mouth referrals only, but I would love to share it with you. You can send me an email or visit my website and I will contact you back. sarah.abraham@live.ca or www.moms-r-motivated.com Hope to talk to you soon. :)

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my daughter has dry skin on her face and i found a desitin ointment for all over the body not just diaper rash it is awesome i put it on everyday after her bath and it keeps her face clear of dry skin and redness

Ellasyn - posted on 01/24/2010

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its been unusually dry here this season and my son was so dry he felt like an alligator. i had to put baby oil in his bath ( careful- slippery) and lotion twice a day. it didnt clear it up but it definately helped. i know you said you tried this but put a cap full of baby oil in the bathtub. its the firsttime his dry scalp wasnt flakey and he was oh so soft.

Crystal - posted on 01/24/2010

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Thank you all so much, I appreciate your responses. I am going to try some of the different products you have suggested and hopefully one of them works : )

Emma - posted on 01/24/2010

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hi, my midwife told me with my first baby to only use sorbolene cream to wash them in, plus they are only young and don't need to be bathed every day.
good luck :)

Tiffany - posted on 01/24/2010

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I used Eucerin as well on my daughter. She had that horrible bad the first few days after birth and that's what my doctor suggested using! It worked great. I use Sweet Cheeks cream now for her, it's all natural and made by Dimpleskin naturals.

Dawn - posted on 01/24/2010

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I took my son to the doctors with the same problem. They said it was eczema and to try Aveeno Eczema skincare (in the lotion isle at the grocery store) and it cleared up within two days. I was also told to make sure all of his clothing was 100% cotton as other fabrics can irritate the skin. I hope this is helpful.

Michelle - posted on 01/24/2010

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I put a few olive oil in the bath with my daughter on the health visitor's advice and it worked!

Tiffany - posted on 01/23/2010

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Eucerin cream works wonders! My sister has used it with all 5 of her boys, and it's great. I used it on my daughter when she had some rough patches, and they're gone.

Heather - posted on 01/23/2010

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Crystal-
Both my children had eczema and I tried every "all natural" product out there. BELIEVE ME! I finally stumbled upon a store and a product that fixed it in 2 days flat! The store is called Lush and the product is called Dream Cream. I also bought the Dream Wash, but the cream is definitely what fixed it. It's worth every penny and a little goes a long way. I'm not sure where you live, so I'll include the link to their website. Hope it goes well!

http://www.lushusa.com/shop/results/

Heather

Amy - posted on 01/22/2010

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My little boy had dry skin when he was a NB, we added olive oil into his bath, and it has cleared up, plus his skin is nice a smooth. :D

Lindsay - posted on 01/22/2010

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My daughter has the same thing and i thought it was just because of winter. We went in for a regular check-up with the pediatrician and she said my little one has eczema. I got a prescription for the really bad spots. For the rest of her body she told me to wash her everyday and while she's still wet to put aveeno lotion on her.

Alissa - posted on 01/22/2010

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Hi, my son has it too, on his cheeks and arms. I use Eucarin Aquaphor, very sparingly, maybe once every 10 days. I try not to over-wash him because that dries out the skin. I'm sure it will be better in spring; winter weather here is always very dry and I get the patches, too.

Amy - posted on 01/21/2010

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My two girls have had the same thing, unfortunatly it seems to come and go but what I use that clears it up is called Cetaphil - Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion. It is down the isle with all other adult lotions and it worked great the first time I used it I saw improvement after 1 day. I checked with my Dr. first and he said it was safe for any age, Hope it gets better:)

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