exzema NOTHINGS WORKING!!!!

Dani - posted on 01/27/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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Hi all I am so desperate to find a relief for my girls. They will be 2 in a cpl wks and have horrible exzema (dry skin) We have tried different lotions baby oil hydrocortizone creams I lotion them several times a day but nothing seems to work and when I put the lotion on it burns where their skin is so dry!! I dont know what to do for them?!?! Please if n e 1 has n e suggestions I am willing to try just about n e thing!!! Thank you so much!!

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Jessica - posted on 04/30/2012

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Yes! Yes! Yes! Trust me I have been there!! My daughter has had severe ezcema since she was 2(she is now 7)- bleeding, itching, oozing, flaky scalp with sores from itching, all over her face and whole body. Sores literally everywhere! We both had many sleepless nights full of crying and prayer. We did go to an allergist and found out she was allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, treenuts, and coconut(which is literally in EVERY soap, shampoo, and lotion in some form). But even taking all these things away she was still tore up with no help and no clearing up of the eczema!! We have been going to doctor after doctor for 5 years and none of their creams and lotions were doing anything. Finally this past December of 2011 I bought some dead sea salt by Adovia online. I put 2 cups in her bath every other day- keep in mind her coconut allergy so I use no soaps, shampoos, or lotions, I just put her in the bath let her soak for about 10 min. and get her out.Her skin has done a 100% turn around! She has almost no more sores on her arms and legs, her scalp doesnt even have a little bit of flaking! Her face still looks a little dry sometimes but no more redness and peeling!!! When I brought her back to the doctor in Feb. she was amazed and kept saying over and over, " I don't even want to admit this but what you are using has worked way better than anything we have given you!" I am so happy and amazed:) She still itches a little but NOTHING like it was. I have before and after pics that would amaze you. The only problem I am having with her right now is the back of her neck and I think it is mainly from the sun so I have started leaving her hair down to block it. I am so thankful to God for letting me find this sea salt and I really hope it can help someone else too!!

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Renae - posted on 11/21/2012

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Hi I havnt had time time to read all the posts so am sorry if someone has already suggested this but have you tryed or heard of melaleuca ? my son had eczema not really bad but bad enough i became a member and purchased some of their products not to sure what the outcome was going to be but after being told their products hav no nasty chemicals in them i thort wat do i have to lose . the lotions bath wash and other products are directed to helping exzema. i suggest going to youtube and checking out this vid "Stop suffering from dry skin and Eczema " this is not the range for babys i was talking about but you gt the idea. if your interested in giving it a try please let me no i can help you, my son is a happy scratch free kid im loving it to.



Renae :)

Pat11368 - posted on 09/01/2012

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Hi Jessica,



Is the components in Adovia any different than any other seasalt? Just curious since I do use seasalt for my daughter.

Mitzi - posted on 09/01/2012

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The only thing i have found that works forbmy girl is Vitamin A & D ointment lightly applied & i have tried tons of things as well. Good luck.

Katrina - posted on 04/28/2012

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An oat bath, when I was a lil girl my skin would flare up due to eczema and my mom had told me this when my twins at 3mos to give them and oat bath as thought you had poision ivy. aveno baby products works wonders , it pricecy but it works! Also try aquaphora by Eucerin for babys.

Pay attention to all things your girls eat and interact with with this can be a possible allergic reaction and all . Look for high contents of FRAGRANCE , with hand soap and detergant with your family clothes and perfumes anything can harm the skin. With my experience as an adult with eczema and having twins boys having it, I am so cautious and very protective with there skin... Hopes this helps... Good luck!

Pat11368 - posted on 04/27/2012

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I know what your going through and I feel for your babies. I tried just about everything for my daughter..except steroids. Here is what I learned.



1. Keep a dairy of your daily diet. Eczema CAN BE a allergic reaction to food. Dairy and eggs are normally the culprit but soy, wheat, shell fish and fish can also be the problem. Try cutting the dairy and eggs for a week and see if they have flare ups. Then do a process of elimination with all groups.



2. Tap water has chlorine in it which is really harsh on babies skin. Invest in a water filter for your bathroom. I use Enviro Products http://www.enviroproductsinc.com/



3. They are too young to scratch but if they still have eczema when they are able buy a scratch sleeve. http://www.scratchsleeves.co.uk/Shop.htm... It's in the UK but the ship to the US. When they scratch it spreads. This sleeve will elimiante that.



4. You can bath your bath every other day but if your caking lotion on them...please bath them everyday. Too much moisturizer can actually infect their pores and make them have flare ups. Suggestions:

a) Aveeno Cleaning Therapy Moisturizing Therapy works wonders. http://www.amazon.com/AveenoBaby-Cleansi...

b) Dead Sea Salt helps to heal the skin as well. Soak for 5-10 minutes in warm water then rinse for one minute then moisturuize while skin is still damp.

c) Collodial oatmeal helps to heal the skin as well. Soak for 5-10 minutes in warm water then moisturze while skin is still damn.



5. The right moisturizer is key. Here's what can work and what worked best for us.

a) Vitamin E - rub once a day preferably at night (see how they react to it)

b) Neem Oil - rub on twice a day (make sure you moisturize directly after a bath)

c) Calendula Oil - Works best when mixed with another moisturizer, can even be used for diaper rash

d) Shea Butter- rub in for each diaper change. I mixed the calendula oil with shea and it worked great.

e) CeraVa - Works wonders on my daugters skin and used after each diaper change. Please remember to bath baby every day if your using this product (preferably with Aveeno Cleanising Thereapy (listed above).



6. Increase your Omege 3/6 intake. You can go to your local health food store/co-op and get one there. Also, probiotics will help them (if your breastfeeding they get it through your milk). It's even better if you give them infants probiotics. It helps them to boost their immune system which will help with eczema.



7. Get an all natural laundry detergent. Bio Pac works well for us. Meleleuca products are also great.



That should do it. Also remember that if your doing the process of elimination with your diet that traces of the food can last in your system for up to 4 days therefore 1 -2 weeks of testing the food is best. I hope this helps!



Best!

Terina - posted on 04/22/2012

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hi myself and both my kids have eczema, i get the pacthy dry type whereas my 2 kids get massive areas of dry skin i.e their torso is like sandpaper. i use the creams given by doctors and use mild shampoo and soaps etc but i have recently tried piriton for my daughter and i wish i had used it sooner it works wonders the ecema has gone for now but of course this is meant to be only short term but at least offers some releif while i try the elimination process, as an eczema sufferer myself it drives you crazy the icthing and tingling which often is made worse by being hot so keeping cool at night helps, and obviuosly keep away from heavily perfumed products an definatly agree wth peoples comments on food allergies. try to do what corrine said about putting lotion on damp skin, that will help a little, and foods rich naturally in vitamin e will help as vitamin e is good for skin , i personally find citrus fruits dont help although they are great for vitamin c it agreivates the exzema , and tomatoes too ,yet every case will be different but theres general rule of thumb with exzema which is what most people mention about the soaps and food etc. good luck .

Mhairi - posted on 04/19/2012

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I would take out food that cause issues. We took my daughter off of milk and at one point wheat- like the person above. I found the creams didn't help at all, because it depended on what she ate. We did the take her off for four to six weeks and then re-introduce. I have had skin issues and it really depends on what I eat. I get exzema, and I had to take myself off of wheat**, yeast, and sugar. and I take lots of supplements.

Amanda - posted on 04/16/2012

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I have a friend who had to take their child of gluten. It fixed the problem for her right away. My mother in law and husband have gone off gluten as well and their skin is much more clearer and they find they have so much more energy. Worth looking into.

Jessica - posted on 04/09/2012

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wen my daughter gets it bad i give her antihistamine one thats helps her sleep so she dosnt scratch to much and if possible go to a health shop and see wat creams they have avoid using soap and becareful wat chemicals no soap formulas have in them i use goats milk soap or honey soap also avoid acidic foods and dairy for a week and see if this helps

Denise - posted on 04/03/2012

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Hi Dani,



Melaleuca's Renew lotion is the best thing out there. My son had exzema and when he was 4 I got introduced to the lotion and other Melaleuca products such as the laundry soap and bath soap and his exzema has never come back. He is almost 8 years old now. Not only is the lotion amazing, it is affordable and it has ingredients derived from plants. If you want more info on how to get these products, etc. I can help you. Message me.



Denise

Lianne - posted on 09/29/2011

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HI
Watkins Red Clover Salve is great but the other day I was going to scream because I had a bad patch of eczema I was drinking green tea and held the teabag on my eczema and within 2 treatments it was gone. Stay away from dairy.

Corinne - posted on 02/02/2009

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Hi Dani-sorry to hear about your troubles. All 3 of my babes have suffered the same. I believe all these ladies are giving you great advice, but I'd like to make a few more suggestions that have help us. Definitely only bathe every other day. Let your daughter play first before using any soaps. After she is washed and rinsed take her out of the soapy water right away. Don't dry her off before you put on lotion. The lotion helps to seal some of the moisture in. I like to use Eucerin and vaseline and I really goop them up. I also double wash their clothes, once with soap and then without. I hope you find your answer, it's different for everyone. Good luck.

Caralyn - posted on 02/02/2009

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You have probably tried everything , much like we did with our daughter but the most effective product we found was Hope's Relief Cream For Eczema & Psoriasis. It has Calendula, Licorice root and Gotu kola, aswell as anti-bacterial Manuka honey and Aloe vera. It doesn't look nice (the cream is a brown colour) but it works.

Erin - posted on 02/02/2009

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My pharmacist recommended regular vaseline, she uses it on her daughter too. It's the only thing that helped my daughter. Eucerin was recommended by her docter, but it just made it worse. Also Vitamin E oil is very good.

Trinity - posted on 01/30/2009

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Have you tried Aquaphor by Eucerin? It's great for dry skin. My daughter doesn't have eczema but I do and I use the lotion all the time on my hands and it works great! You can find it at Target in the baby shampoo aisle. Hope that helps!

Erin - posted on 01/29/2009

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My daugher has also had dry skin from the day she came out of the womb! The doctors tell me to put hydrocortizone 1% cream and use Cetaphil wash and cream... it hasn't really worked and the other day she too said, "ouchy" when I put the hydocortizone cream on her. The Cetaphil has helped a little, but she still has some really bad spots. If you get any suggestions please relay them to me!

Jessica - posted on 01/29/2009

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If you have good insurance ask your Dr. for a prescription for Elidel. My daughter had the same problem with everything burning her skin and making her cry and her skin would get so bad that it cracked and bled. I would use a dab of elidel every day and right away I noticed a HUGE diffrence!



Make sure you are not baithing them every day it will dry their skin out more. Alot of wipes also are very drying, I make my own wipes with a 1/2 roll of paper towels and a bit of baby wash and baby lotion.



I wish you luck. I know how hard it is seeing your child suffer with this.

Tanya - posted on 01/27/2009

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Dear Dani,

My two sons have suffered with excema and Seborrah dermatitis. I also tried many different lotions, tar shampoos and so on. I have found a few items that have been able to help.

1. Sunlight laundry detergent

2. Neutrogena clean rinse shampoo - use this as soap as well as shampoo. Bathe children every other day. Again, refrain from soap.

3. Pure vitamin E serum, rubbed in at night only

4. Aveeno cream.

These have helped and been approved by our dermatologist. These may not help, all you can do is keep trying. it is very hard and everyone has an answer. Good luck and best wishes.

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