Skin rash or Exema (sp)?

Brandy - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old has had a skin rash since he was about 8 months old. The doctor says it is exema, and I have tried every creme out there. Nothing works or even helps at all!!! People are starting to tell me to have him checked for allergies. His rash has good days and bad days but is ALWAYS there! And it is getting worse. It is on his tummy, back, arms and legs!! Anybody had any expierence with this or advice?

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Familia - posted on 05/25/2013

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My won is 15 months nd lately he had been gettin some little reddish spots on his leg then theyd go away nd come back..I told his docter nd he said they go away..but they kept coming back so I told uim again nd the docter said it was eczema..so he perscribed this ointment that has to be applied 2wice a day but it doesnt seem to be working now his whole face seems so dried nd rashy nd its kinda runnin up to his ears nd neck...?. What do I do now? Do I look for skin specialist or what shuld I try?

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Glaxal Base Cream and Vaseline (mix together to form somewhat of a paste, apply to affected areas generously) You will find this cream at your local Drug Store in the lotion aisle (make sure you get cream, not lotion). My son suffers from eczema and I have been using this combo on him and it works wonders. Also limit his baths. I only give my son a bath twice a week

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Jessie - posted on 09/09/2013

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Try quadrotopic cream it works. My problem is that my daughter develops rashes everytime my mil visits her. She washes her hands and changes her clothes. She has 7dogs athome. Im not sure if its the dog danders because we havent seen any. But the rashes became frequent after my daughter was bitten by an insect which the dr said is the cause of the rashes. After that the rashes would come and go. Then when the bite was cured, then my mother inlaw visited again, the rashes appeared again. Im so confused and tired of thinking what might be the cause, but if my mil is not around the rashes are gone.

Jceeallen - posted on 01/12/2013

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Yes, my son kept a rash constantly. Depends on what it looks like.if it's actually Eczema. So many rashes out there, but one that won't go away is a sign that your child is probably sensitive or allergic to something. I have dealt with this and my sister-in-law has as well with all four of her boys. Food allergies are the number one issue, but their surroundings can also cause this. I have found a company that has some amazing products to help me with my rashes as well. I am allergic to everything just about, and have had rashes all my life. But Renew has taken care of it. I'd love to show you about where you can get some to try and some other amazing safer and healthier products that have a higher quality for your home as well. Hope to hear back from you. I know this can be very annoying when you're just trying to give your child some relief.
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Pam - posted on 01/07/2013

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We use aquaphor.. he used to have a few spots on his legs, elbows and sometimes his tummy would be rough...now he has a bad rash on his face and next, behind the ears the most and then all over his body just not as severe there. Can this be his excema? or something else in combination with it?

Sarah - posted on 11/02/2011

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Oats r the best thing, completely natural and cheap and unlike chemical based creams your babies skin won't become used to it and stop working. Just place like 1/2 cup oats in a stocking and wash them in the bath with it everyday. But have ezema also means they have sensative skin which means you will need to change to a natural wahing powder, 100% cotton sheets, pram linner and there cloths (depending on the material) will irritate there skin in particulaly those spots so i would say its most likely there cloths/washing powder but best thing to do is use these things in conjuction with NO dairy! :) My daughter had exema from birth and i did these things she is now 2 1/2 and she completely grew out of it by the time she was 1 1/2. :)

Kim - posted on 04/24/2010

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Get an allergy test for him my son had severe excema in the same places and he turned out to have allergies to milk and peanuts he had to be put on oral steroids and eucerin

Alaine - posted on 04/22/2010

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also the doctor told me to bath him with soap that contains outmeal and to use lotion that has the same. I loke johnson and johnson's vanilla oatmeal baby lotion and the bath soap. it really seems to work.

Alaine - posted on 04/22/2010

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my 2 yr old has exema, just like his father does. and his doctor perscribed him a cream that works really well. it still has to be applied twice a day but it works. the doctor did inform me that his exema wont completly go away but this is to keep him from scratching it and spreading it all over his body. the name of the cream is triamcinolon acetonide cream, maybe you could ask your childs doctor to prescribe that if you havent found anything else that works. best of luck!

Angie - posted on 04/22/2010

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My 9 month old son I beleive has eczema also. It started many months ago. His regular doc said it was yeast infection and gave me cream for it. It got better but never went away completely. I've tried every cream I could think of and then a couple weeks ago it got so bad, he was covered in welts. It was just around his belly, inside his legs and just above his butt chekcs. I brought him into the urgen care and the doc there said he was allergic to his diapers. I changed diapers and he still has it. He had a appt this week and I asked the other doc and he said it was a form of staff infection and got a diff. cream to put on him. I have noticed now that he has the same thing forming on his upper back and behind the ears. I've started him on the aveno bath and see what happens. It's more dry spots but at times they get sooo read and swell like welts. It never seems to bother him though. Does this sound like Eczema?

Ashley - posted on 04/22/2010

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my son has that and you can use the eczema creams at your local drug store i have a prescription from his docter that they shouuld give you if they said he has it but its not to much to worry about just put the cream on his face when it starts to break out until its gone..

Mandy - posted on 04/22/2010

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When we were dealing with this with my daughter, the dermatologist recommended that we use a very mild soap like purpose or even the plain dove, and then slather on the lotion :) We found that Aveeno Soothing Cream worked the best for her!
It's hard to see the rash and stuff all over your baby, but hang in there...

Heidi - posted on 04/21/2010

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I've also heard that hazelwood necklaces can be a help for easing the symptoms of eczema.

Sheri - posted on 04/21/2010

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My son has severe eczema, nothing works. I have had all the perscriptions & tired all the OTC lotions. The Aveno is the only lotion I have found he doesnt cry from after being put on. He has the worst allergies (milk, soy, egg whites, & nuts) Even keeping him away from all that it's horrible. My daughter is showing signs of having all of this also, but your not supposed to get them tested till around 15 months when all allergies will show.

Kelly - posted on 04/20/2010

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use hydrocortizone cream at least twice a day, my daughter also had it, and since then it has been gone i also bathe Payton in the mosturizing baby soap, it comes with lotion in the shampoo

Heidi - posted on 04/20/2010

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Also try finding the source of the irritant. Many times it is dietary - say a milk or wheat allergy. But it can also be environmental - too much soap, drying due to overbathing, exposure to chemicals in lotions and potions used on the skin, laundry not rinsing clean.

Many people say that eczema cannot be cured, but rather avoided - just avoid the things that cause the irritation. The hard part is finding what is irritating them in the first place.

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the only thing i've found helps is not using the baby body wash/soap on her when i give her a bath and using any kind of baby lotion. and making sure any bought or gifted clothes are washed well before she wears them (the steroid cream made her scream in pain all night i only used it once)

Davina - posted on 04/20/2010

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My 9 month old daughter has had eczema since she was about a month old. I've tried everything and found that the Aveeno Baby Eczema Care Cream worked the best until I found Spectro Eczema care for kids. I use the cleanser in the bath and then follow it up with the cream. It has completely cleared up her eczema! I also only bathe her every other night so her skin doesn't dry out too much. Good luck!

Franziska - posted on 04/20/2010

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My 10month old daughter has/ had very bad eczema in her face. Doctor prescribed a cortisone lotion which I used only when she has a breakout and what can I say - it's gone within hours... And meanwhile I think she's luckily growing out of it.

Melissa - posted on 04/19/2010

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Definitely have him checked for allergies! My son was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis (eczema) when he was 6 months old and I tried all sorts of OTC products and prescription products. The skin rashes persisted and my doctor referred my son to an allergist who diagnosed him with allergies to cats and wheat flour. I gave my cat to my in-laws and stopped feeding my son food products containing wheat flour and he has completely cleared up. I really recommend you getting him tested for allergies.

Heidi - posted on 04/19/2010

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Why not try something natural? All of these lotions and potions have more chemicals and junk in them that will likely just continue to irritate your baby's skin further. And steroids are just not good for anyone, especially children.

Try Badger Balm Baby Balm: http://www.badgerbalm.com/pc-398-12-baby...
It's all natural and people have had good results with it.

Chelsie - posted on 04/19/2010

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My daughter has exema and we have a prescribed lotion for it. It clears it up in a day or two. She also has allergies. Her exema is at its worst when she goes to stay with her grandparents who have cats. She is highly allergic to cats. So allergies could be the reason your son cant seem to get rid of the exema. My daughter takes zyrtec everyday and that has cut done majorly on her exema break outs.

Amanda - posted on 04/19/2010

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I buy them at Walmart because they are cheaper there. Generally it isn't the cheapest stuff, but it is mild and gentle on their skin. I personally use a lot of their products on myself, like body washes, soaps, face cleansers, cream, lip balm...etc.. The website is www.aveeno.com or www.aveeno.ca. I live in canada, not sure where you are from. but you can read more about their products there if you like. Besides Walmart, you should be able to pick up any of these products at various drug stores.

Brandy - posted on 04/19/2010

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Amanda is there a "good" place to pick up these products. I have seen some aveeno stuff at different store but did not read to see what products they were. When i put johnson and johnson on him he cries, oooweee! Sad:( we dont use that anymore!

Amanda - posted on 04/19/2010

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With the steroid cream, you really should only use it if the skin has gotten really red, scaly and itchy. Too much steroid use is bad. That's why there is other non-steroid creams available, like the Spectro Eczema care for kids, and Aveeno Baby Eczema Care Cream. Steroids need to be applied very thinly onto the affected area. It can be used to get eczema under control, but if his rash is just really dry and a bit scaly, try and focus on keeping his skin moisturized. Like the Aveeno Soothing Relief cream. There is also Glaxal Base cream, which has nothing in it at all, just a base. I started using this, but the oatmeal in Aveeno has an anti-itch affect to it, so I decided to use that instead. Make sure if you try the Aveeno Bath Treatment that you get the one that is for babies. :) GOod Luck!

Brandy - posted on 04/19/2010

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Thank you Amanda! I have tried the eucerin and cetaphil which dont hurt but are not improving anything! Also, my doctor wrote us a percription for a sterios creme, Which we will fill next month when our medical kicks in! ( hubby was laid off:( ) I will defenetly try the aveeno, today! Target here we come:)

Amanda - posted on 04/19/2010

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My 9 month old has eczema. There are many different things you could try, depending on what is available wherever you live. Is the rash itchy, dry, scaly or oozing? Aveeno has many baby products which I use for my daughter, including a bath treatment. Otherwise, there is Spectro Eczema care for kids. Other than that try to avoid anything with fragrance as it just irritates their skin. Too much bathing too can cause their skin to become dry. She always seems to have a rash, but it doesn't itch or bother her if I keep it moisturized. I use Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream. What have you tried?

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