How do you make eczema go away?
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Allison - posted on 03/27/2009
My 6 1/2 month old has bad eczema. We use a prescription called Elocon, apply daily- works great. Then we apply Eucerin at every diaper change. Bathe often, don't wipe him/her dry. Apply creams asap. The biggest change came when we switched to ALL frangrance free dye free laundry detergent and stopped using fabric softener. Hope this helps:)
Artzone - posted on 03/06/2012
I know my Daughter had eczema and i kept her out of the heat durning the summer cause it caused iching from sweeting, You can keep her skin dry and put eczema lotion on her. When ever she is done taking a bath keeps her skin mostion and help heal. To keep from iching but long selves on her and pants during the winter but summer you just keep her in a cool area when it is hot out like 85-90 degrees will start to cause iching. If your child is little then you can put mittens on over there hands to keep from iching there face and body too. Good luck to you and hope this was helpful. Also if over the contour lotion for eczema dose not work then i would see a doctor for something stronger that will last longer or have more motioner in it.
Brandy - posted on 01/15/2012
Diet can help as well. Maybe kids (adults too for that matter) don't get nearly enough healthy fatty acids. Try ground flax seed or flax oil and put in oatmeal, yogurt, apple sauce, bake it into your muffins. Chia seed is another that has loads of omegas and other nutrients that their little bodies needs. Good luck!
Leanne - posted on 03/04/2009
my boy has had eczema since birth and the only things we found that work are a bath solution called oilatum, and a cream called diprobase which must be applied every day even if the eczema appears to have gone. if it gets bad your doctor should prescribe a steroid cream.
Mashae Jalise - posted on 01/19/2014
i really don't know what to do about my eczema it get worse every year. I use this new cream called TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE OINTMENT. it really helps and another thing that can help clear up your skin is the Aveeno Eczema Therapy care kit. Hope this helps clear up your skin.
Mei - posted on 03/24/2013
Eczema is a chronic condition, so in a way it doesn't go away as it's part due to the defective skin barrier and the environmental & food triggers.
But while there is no 'cure' per se, it can certainly be well-managed. Moisturizing has been shown to reduce the instances of eczema flares and also a well moisturized skin/ improved skin barrier is studied to reduce instance/ severity of the allergic march, which is the progression from eczema to allergy and asthma.
Seeing the right doc - one who cares and specialized in children and in a related field is also important.
Having the right attitude is also important, i.e. don't be disheartened with eczema come and go, take one step at a time, be calm and enjoy time with your child!
Mei of EczemaBlues.com
Amy - posted on 01/10/2012
Most likely it is an allergy or sensitivity. Go to an allergist and get your child tested for food allergies. Once you eliminate the food that is causing it, the eczema will go away too. Or you can try eliminating dairy for 2 weeks and wee if there is an improvement. If not, then try wheat.
Kelly - posted on 03/26/2009
heres the quyestion you should be asking yourself first.....is this related to any type of foodborne alergen. My son was just over a year old and started getting eczema. We went to a dermatologist and he asked us has he been tested for any type of food allergies, we said no so off to another specialist. after a long and exhausting interview with the allergist we realized this whole time my sons breakout were from a milk allergy. If you have already been to an allergist then i would suggest hydrated soaps,eucerin creams, aveeno. These are really good creams that are not hard on your childs skin. Good luck
Kt - posted on 03/06/2009
I have a 5 year old, and we have been dealing with eczema since she was a baby. It's much easier to get in a good hygiene routine and prevent the breakouts, then dealing with the breakouts. Doctors suggest lots of baths (ours wanted daily baths, but we really only did 2-3 week and that worked out fine) with hypoallergenic soaps (just check the label). After the bath -- TONS of cream to "seal in" the moisture. I have a few suggestions: baby aveeno is good, but $$, Aquaphor for the sensative spots (face, places already affected), Eucerin is great and not too expensive. We ended up using a "heavy-duty" cream you can only find in some pharmacies called "Vanicream." This stuff is awesome, though a little expensive.
If you do get a breakout, then you can get hydro-cortisone cream from the drug store. This is a steriod cream. You'll need to apply OFTEN. If this is not working, then you'll need a stronger cream prescribed by a doctor.
My best advice is really to keep ahead of the eczema. My daughter is now used to the "cream after bath" routine, and has cream available to her in the bathroom. You want to prevent relying on the steriod creams too much, but they do help.
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