help with eczema with my 18 month old daughter
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Cassie - posted on 08/03/2009
Addison has had it since the day she was born it seems. We've done everything from switching diapers to cutting foods out anything we could think of to help. We make sure to always have some type of shirt on her so that she can't reach to scratch, and also we use Eucerin cream after every single bath, and we're careful abotu soap not to lather her up too much during bath time so it won't dry her out. We have it under control for the most part, but I am sure it's something we will battle with for a long time.
Laurie - posted on 07/31/2009
Hi! My son is 17 months and has suffered from eczema since birth. It's a very tough experience to go through especially with all the scratching that only gets worse by doing so. When he was about 7 months, our doctor recommended a dermatologist. She prescribed Hylira and Verdeso (both come in generic form) along with children's Zyrtex and also gave me samples of a non-script moisturizing lotion called Cerave, but I can only find it online right now. My son also has food allergies so it's extremely aggravating when he breaks out. I also keep his body thoroughly "lubed" up, as I call it, with Gentle Naturals by Disney Baby Eczema cream 3-4x a day and/or Vaseline, and I bathe him in Baby Aveeno Soothing Creamy Wash which has oatmeal 2x a week so not to dry out his skin further. The main thing to remember is to constantly keep their skin moisturized throughout the day. It's definitely hard work and believe me I did slack off in the past, but for my sanity and his, I religiously "lube" him up and medicate him! Good luck and hang in there!
Amber - posted on 07/30/2009
When my daughter was diagnosed with a dairy allergy I did a lot of reading and found out that eczema is a symptom of a dairy allergy. She did have a few spots of eczema but when I cut out all dairy it went away. Just an idea.
RACHAEL - posted on 07/29/2009
My daughter only has a mild form of eczema but I started putting Cetaphil lotion on her after her bath's at night and again in the morning's if she still feels a little dry and it helped quite a bit. I still have to use medication but the Cetaphil made a difference. Hope it helps.
Jayne - posted on 11/04/2009
Maybe ask your doctor for a referral to a dermatologist just to be safe. These things can turn real nasty if an infection sets in. The specialist can then monitor things for you and make your baby as comfortable as possible. Good luck, J.
Nicole - posted on 11/03/2009
Poor baby! My good friends son had eczema really bad and she switched all of her products over to Melaleuca products and now he is free and clear. The main thing with her son was switching everything over to melaleucas products, she uses their laundry detergent, bath and body products and even their cleaning products. Let me know if you want more information. Oh, and she uses tea tree oil in his bath water. Even products like Aveeno have skin agitators in them.
Jamie - posted on 11/02/2009
Hunter has had eczama since he was born, I use Aveeno Soothing Relief Creamy Wash for babies. I also make sure to use hypoallergenic laundry detergent and shampoo on his head. When it gets really bad I use cold packs to relieve his itching and pain, and then put some cortizone cream on the really rough patches (pediatrician recommended). I also use petroleum jelly at night before bed. Good Luck!!!!!
Molly - posted on 10/27/2009
my son has the same problem my pediatrician said to try dove soap or body wash with a wash cloth and then dove lotion when they get out of the bath and the dove lotion everyday maybe even twice a day...omg let me tell ya it worked so quickly and now we dont even need the lotion but i still use the body wash...good luck p.s. my pedi also said that the baby shampoos ya know all the tear free johnson an johsons that we all use on our delicate babys skin actually dries their skin out the most...which was surprising to me so maybe someone else didnt know either :)
Shirley - posted on 08/18/2009
Putting my medical hat on, all those above suggestions are good but each case is individual and you really should ( if you can ) go see a dermatologist. They will check your childs skin, maybe run some tests to see if it is allergy related and recommend a course of treatment for you child. Then if it doesn't work you have someone to go back to.
I hope you find a treatment that works :)
Nicole - posted on 08/18/2009
My 1 yr old has had eczema since he was born. 2 months ago I found out he is allergic to wheat, egg whites, dairy and peanuts. I was told at that point that eczema is a sign of allergies. He is one two prescription allergy meds and a prescription cream called triamcinalone for his skin when it is getting really bad. At 3mths of age he ended up getting a staph infection of the skin because his eczema had cracked and the staph was able to get in. For creams I would use Eucerin and I know walmart has a generic of that. It works really well. You shouldn't use anything with scents in it and I was told with food allergies to avoid anything that has oat in it, because it could cause an allergy to develope to that. Also, I was told to use Ivory soap and to put him in the bathtub everyday but only wash him with the soap every other day. Hope this helps!
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