excema PLZ HELP

Laura - posted on 09/12/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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ill take u through what i have done.

1st i was told to use paw paw cream tht did nothing it got worse n then was told to use sorblene cream n tht did nothing either.

a trip to the doctors i was given a steriod cream tht worked for about 3 days n then it came bacl again.

another trip the the doctors another steriod cream which i think did nothing. waste of money.

another trip and another cream :( which helped but the cream cud only be applied once daily. inbetween all this i have changed the washing powder 3 times and is no using amolin wash, changed their bath wash from using johnsons to just water n then bath oil n then ego eq bath wash n now using ego qv bath oil tht shit aint cheap....

then when i went to kal i seen a natruo path. because im still breastfeeding i have to cut out wheat, yeast n dairy from my diet :( been told to use another cream YES another cream lol and the boys have been put on these herbal drops. now it works for bout 3-4days n then it flares up again...

im going back to see another naturo path but is wondering if it is worth $65 just to tlk to her n then i wonder how much more shud i jus save my pannies n go to perth??? tht is the million dollar question



plz anyone im all ears for help????

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Kelly - posted on 09/18/2009

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my baby has very pale, sensitive skin and gets it in his elbow and knee creases, and also around the diaper area between his thighs. i use aveeno unscented wash, periodically use the aveeno oatmeal bath treatment, lots of baby oil in the water and aveeno cream after the bath. it has been pretty good, but I am dreading the winter when it will get worse (my Dr. doesn't want us to use HydroCortisone because he is only 6 months).

Marissa - posted on 09/18/2009

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My godchild has excema pretty bad and her mom said that banana and pork meat make excema worst. So if you are BF or if she's on solids, don't eat these.

Jeanette - posted on 09/18/2009

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Sorry to hear about your predicament, my 3 year old has suffered with eczema since she was 4 months old and I can sympathize. It's such a complicated issue and all cases are different and unfortunately trial and error is usually needed to find the most suitable treatment for your children. We too have tried so many creams it's unbelievable.



First of all it depends if the eczema is allergy related or a hereditary condition. Steroid creams work with flare ups and are not a long term solution as they can only be used at intervals and during a flare up. The rest of the time an ongoing complete emollient therapy is necessary. We use Epaderm  in the morning and last thing at night and top up with cetraben during the day. Steroids and antibiotics are used as and when necessary during flare ups and secondary infection (usually due to scratching!). We use chlorphenamine maleate (piriton) syrup periodically to ease night itching and have in the past bought special sleep wear (Dermasilk etc). Keeping nails short and smooth is ideal but difficult with little ones. We use cetraben bath additive and epaderm as a soap for hand washing and Nizarol (medicated)shampoo alternating with Halo's and Horn's detangler. I use surcare laundry liquid on everything and try to buy natural untreated fibres where possible. Covering up hands and problem areas at night or during long journeys is important to prevent scratching. You need a good G.P. and lots of support.



My little girl's skin has got better since she was very little but the routine of creaming etc is ongoing as you can not become complacent about eczema. It's true that certain foods can aggravate and cause allergy (my daughter is ovo intolerant -eggs!) and dairy is usually a culprit but be sure which foods you need to avoid first. Some children ougrow eczema too. I could go on forever as this subject is so close to my heart.



I hope this has insome way helped and good luck



Jeanette





 

Jeanette - posted on 09/18/2009

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Sorry to hear about your predicament, my 3 year old has suffered with eczema since she was 4 months old and I can sympathize. It's such a complicated issue and all cases are different and unfortunately trial and error is usually needed to find the most suitable treatment for your children. We too have tried so many creams it's unbelievable.



First of all it depends if the eczema is allergy related or a hereditary condition. Steroid creams work with flare ups and are not a long term solution as they can only be used at intervals and during a flare up. The rest of the time an ongoing complete emollient therapy is necessary. We use Epaderm  in the morning and last thing at night and top up with cetraben during the day. Steroids and antibiotics are used as and when necessary during flare ups and secondary infection (usually due to scratching!). We use chlorphenamine maleate (piriton) syrup periodically to ease night itching and have in the past bought special sleep wear (Dermasilk etc). Keeping nails short and smooth is ideal but difficult with little ones. We use cetraben bath additive and epaderm as a soap for hand washing and Nizarol (medicated)shampoo alternating with Halo's and Horn's detangler. I use surcare laundry liquid on everything and try to buy natural untreated fibres where possible. Covering up hands and problem areas at night or during long journeys is important to prevent scratching. You need a good G.P. and lots of support.



My little girl's skin has got better since she was very little but the routine of creaming etc is ongoing as you can not become complacent about eczema. It's true that certain foods can aggravate and cause allergy (my daughter is ovo intolerant -eggs!) and dairy is usually a culprit but be sure which foods you need to avoid first. Some children ougrow eczema too. I could go on forever as this subject is so close to my heart.



I hope this has insome way helped and good luck



Jeanette





 

Leslie - posted on 09/17/2009

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Hey, my daughter had some excema spots on her cheeks and we went through creams and lotions and all that too. I have found that limiting her bath time to like ten min. daily and using aveeno baby excema wash and lotion has helped us.... guess one other thing to try...seems to be just trail and error, huh??

Erin - posted on 09/17/2009

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We apply a thin layer of EpiCeram cream to our 7 month old twice a day. We use this cream all over his body and apply hydrocortisone cream only to the small areas that flare up, ie..face, by his elbows, and back of his knees. EpiCeram cream is a prescription cream. It's a little pricey, but it works. His dermatologist recommended it. It's kept the eczema under control and he's more comfortable w/ this cream than he was w/ the aquafor. He seemed uncomfortable w/ the aquafor sticking his clothes to his skin.

Natalie - posted on 09/16/2009

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i dont know if this has already been sugested but the doctor gave me emollient cream and also aloe vera helps to!

CLAIRE - posted on 09/15/2009

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i USE OILATUM IN MY 7MTH OLD BATH WATER AND SEEMS TO HELP HIS SKIN BRILLIANT

Jackie - posted on 09/15/2009

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I experienced the same thing and it's so sad to see your babies in that condition. I used aquaphore. (or anything petrolium based like vasoline) and used used Aveeno unscented baby wash. Unfortunatly though, it's isn't going to completely go away until you find the root of the problem. It's usually caused by some sort of allergy.

Brittiny - posted on 09/14/2009

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my daughter had exema on her cheeks realy bad and they would crack and peel and blister due to drooling from cutting teeth and her docter told me that untell she was 2 years old I could not put anything on her . So I went to the dermatologist and he gave me some samples of vanicream light lotion,vanicream bar soap,and locoid lotion (Hydrocortisone butyrate). He said to bathe her once every day and use the bar soap and lather her in the vanicream lotion and to put the locoid lotion on the breakout spots (her cheeks)
and within three days her cheeks had completely cleared up.he said she had Atopic dermatitus which is just a more spacific tipe of exema. But i had also tried alll the all natural creams and home remadies patrolium jelly carona any thing i heard of or could think of and nothing worked so when it had compleatly healed up in 3 dys i couldn't believe my eyes .

hope this helps Brittiny

Sara - posted on 09/14/2009

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my 15 month old has execema also, and we found that hydrocortisone cream and vasiline mixed together works really well and also aveeno makes an unscented ezema cream for babies that is great also

User - posted on 09/14/2009

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My pediatrician told me to get hydrocortisone cream only 1%, unscented lotion like aveeno, and dove sensative skin. I went 3 times before this was recommended by a dif dr, and so far my daughter is doing great. Also, when I was a baby I had BAD eczema and my parents had to rub crisco onto my skin at night and cover every part of my body to keep my skin from drying out during the day. They said that worked, but like I said it was a very bad case.

Izette - posted on 09/14/2009

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I would also love to get an answer. My baba (7months) also gets baby excema, and I have the "apply once day steriod cream. It works, but as soon as you stop using it, the excema returns soon after.



Doctor told me she will eventually outgrow it. I just make sure to put oil in her bath, and rub the doctor's cream, and then aquious cream. Hopefully it'll be out of her system soon.

Vanessa - posted on 09/13/2009

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I use the Aquaphor ointment by Eucerin. This is the only thing that has worked for us. She still gets patches of eczema every now and then but I'll just apply the Eucerin and her eczema is usually cleared up within two days.

Kathy - posted on 09/12/2009

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I had a similar problem with my son. We went from cream to cream to cream. Only to read that too much use of those creams are really bad for their skin. Too much use can cause their skin to get really thin. Here is what we did... Baby oil, Baby oil, Baby oil. I am not a baby oil fan but it works. I don't mean just a little Baby oil.. Baby Oil in his bath, after the bath I mixed baby oil with lotion, put baby oil on at every diaper change. You could barely pick the kid up, he was so slippery! I did this for about a month and now I am down to just putting some drops in his bath, and putting cetaphil cream, not the lotion several times a day. It keeps it at bay mostly. He get's a few spots now and then, and I use the steroid cream on those spots for 2 days and it usually clears it up. Hope this helps a little! Good luck, I know it's frustruating!

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