Does anyone have a child with eczema? I've been able to control my 5 mo's eczema but nothing seems t

Julissa - posted on 11/24/2009 ( 39 moms have responded )

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I've been able to control my 5 mo's eczema w-several different creams but none of them seem to help alleviate the itching. I have used Eucerin-Calming treatment, aquaphor, baby mineral oil to prevent dryness, hydrocortisone cream presecribed by ped and some other oitment also presribed by ped. The itching is getting so unbearable for her that she has a hard time sleeping. Any suggestions as to what may help w-itching? Thanks.

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Fawnia - posted on 12/15/2009

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Get allergy test done. When my son was born he had such horrible skin and I tried everything switching detergents,soap etc etc etc... Nothing worked finally they sent him for blood work and it turned out at 6 months he was dianosed with allergies to milk,eggs and peanuts (he was getting them through my breastmilk) After I cut all that out of my diet his skin cleared up and he hasn't had any skin problems since unless he eats something he shouldn't then he gets hives!!

Mariam - posted on 12/18/2009

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you can use a cream and a shower and also soap bar from QV brand it is very usefull for eczemaa and dry skin with no side effects

Rada - posted on 12/15/2009

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No idea about the itching but my 5 and a half month old ekzema looks like it's dissapearing - short lukewarm baths, hydration after (Lubradirm cream as doc said but I'm looking for something else since it has parabens in it), stopped the rice cereal after ekzema appeared - only veggies and breastmilk, only cotton clothing. Hope it helps.

Corinne - posted on 11/25/2009

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If nothing is working you may want to put mittens over her hands to keep her from scratching. Is she eating foods? or is she on formula? It could be she is allergic to something she is eating which is causing her to break out and itch. You may want to have her tested. I had an infant in one of my classes that really bad eczema, and it turned out that in fact he was allergic to most of everything he was eating. =( I hope she gets better soon!

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Amitha Marie - posted on 08/25/2013

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My child had ekzema but gods grace now it's all gone.. what I did was I applied virgin coconut oil on her for five to ten min then bathed her with Luke warm water , I didn't use any soaps but yeah you can use mild soaps and then pat dry .on tht apply a good moisturizer I used sebamed baby cream ..it worked wonders.. if ekzema is lil severe u can use elocom cream.. just a lil will do on the affected area..use only once in a day and not more than five days .. trust me your baby will have smooth baby skin soon

Lee-Ann - posted on 04/02/2010

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My oldest son has had eczema since he was a baby and my health visitor gave me a prescription for oilatum. It comes in a bubble bath and a cream but I have to use the cream as a soap aswell. It has helped him but his eczema seems to get a lot worse in the colder weather.

Xhandre Hochapfel - posted on 03/26/2010

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Did you get rid of the skin problem and how if I may ask I also use Lanilan the Lansino make it is better than the Vaseline

Sandy - posted on 01/07/2010

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My son gets it bad also. I Now only give him a bath 4 nights a week. I also use chapstick but cafeful of the medicated, u don't want. He does not have iching too bad but it cracks more but you could try it.

Xhandre Hochapfel - posted on 01/07/2010

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Aveeno Baby soothing relief moisture cream is the best and it works after the first time and it is gone after the 2nd or 3rd

Jennifer - posted on 12/27/2009

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I have 2 with eczema and night time was the worst. Make sure your little one doesn't get too hot, even keep her cooler. We were also told to use Cetaphil Cream. It has had some positive effects for our 2 but winter is definitely a hard time to be fighting eczema.

Julissa - posted on 12/25/2009

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Thank you everyone! The doc has prescribed 3 different hydrocortisone creams n nothing! I tried using cetaphil, aveeno, california baby, aquaphor, eucerin anti-itch, n so many others. I've spend a lot of money on creams, sopas, etc n even her pediatrician doesn't know what to do anymore..although applying vaseline right after a bath does help a little..but this week we'll be visiting the dermatologist...hopefully she'll have an answer. but thanks again.

Rachel - posted on 12/24/2009

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careful with the oatmeal Aveeno. My two kids and I all have exzema. We are all allergic to Aveeno Oatmeal bath. Use a real oatmeal bath and don't use baby lotions. Use Aveeno unscented or an unscented body butter. Bathe very often. My sons dr prescribed a standard hydrocortisone cream for two years for itching and rash. It can cause other rashes if it gets worse. Fix the itching instead of mittens on her hands. She NEEDS the sleep that she wont get if shes up all night itching.

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Hydrocortizone Valerate. Just a simple little cream that works wonderfully on my son, ask your doctor.

Cristy - posted on 12/23/2009

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Talk to your doctor about using an antihistamine at night to help her sleep. Because of her age they may not want her to have it otherwise you'll have to use mittens on her hands so she doesn't break the skin.

Mahasen - posted on 12/22/2009

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My little one (5.5 mos) has the same problem and would be itching all the time and scratching up her face. Dr prescribed a cream called Momtum it's worked really well. used twice a day for 1 week and got the eczema under controll. Now if I see a rash appearing a bit of the cream will take care of it.

Danae - posted on 12/22/2009

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With my eczema nothing much works either.... You might try an oatmeal bath right before bed. I love aveeno products personally. The soothing relief cream for babies is a favorite even for me ;-) they also carry the oatmeal bath packets. A lifesaver for me.

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Have shave stopped using soap on my son. I use QV wash/oil in the bath (Johnsons iterates him). I use Curash Soap Free baby wipes and Sorbolene Moisturiser. His dribbling intensifies it on his cheeks so I put nappy rash cream on them as it is a barrier. I also use Natural Liquid washing detergent called Purity at half strength. Eliminating the soap has been a god send for us....

Lauralea - posted on 12/21/2009

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I also use Cetaphil on my baby and so does my sister. Her baby has allergies and very dry skin and the Cetaphil cream really helps. But be sure to use the cream and not the lotion, right after bath with no towel rubbing. I use it on my son from head to toe and it is wonderful, unscented and so healing.

April - posted on 12/20/2009

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Try Aveeno and also Curel makes a thick lotion for pregnancy which is safe for babies

Rene - posted on 12/20/2009

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oh my, it is wonderfull to know that there are other mums battling this out. my darling third baby is now 6.5 months, still scratches, we have tried everything PURE on her, at this stage we dont put anything on her skin, just wash her with DOVE soap. she is allergic to non cotton clothing, i even wash her clothes in bicarbonate of soda. she has had major relief of her itching, i am also breastfeeding her exclusively and still nervous on starting her on solids. if i have eaten tomatoes, lots of milk products and to much coffee then she starts scratching. it is so bad that i cannot get any sleep as nothing seems to work, what i do give her, is a crushed ALERGEX tablet ( i will probably get ousted for using this, but my other 2 also went throuth this meds) with a titch of sugar, in a little boiled water, i suck it into a syringe (about 5ml) then i give her half amounts at a time, that seems to relieve the alergic reaction her skin has. i dont know if this will help. but this has brought some relief to us. good luck!!

Regina - posted on 12/20/2009

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have u asked the doc if u could use benadryl for her and also did they tell u that she cant bath every day and when u take her out of the tub don't dry her all the way than to put vasoline all over her body cause it keeps the moistness in. i have two that has eczema really bad nothing really works but it helps also the soap u use to was her clothes and her body plays a big part in it. u need to use things with no dye ex: (dove, irish spring or ivory body and any detergent that has no dye its usually the cheap soap

Regina - posted on 12/20/2009

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Quoting Julissa:

Does anyone have a child with eczema? I've been able to control my 5 mo's eczema but nothing seems t

I've been able to control my 5 mo's eczema w-several different creams but none of them seem to help alleviate the itching. I have used Eucerin-Calming treatment, aquaphor, baby mineral oil to prevent dryness, hydrocortisone cream presecribed by ped and some other oitment also presribed by ped. The itching is getting so unbearable for her that she has a hard time sleeping. Any suggestions as to what may help w-itching? Thanks.


 

Regina - posted on 12/20/2009

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Quoting Julissa:

Does anyone have a child with eczema? I've been able to control my 5 mo's eczema but nothing seems t

I've been able to control my 5 mo's eczema w-several different creams but none of them seem to help alleviate the itching. I have used Eucerin-Calming treatment, aquaphor, baby mineral oil to prevent dryness, hydrocortisone cream presecribed by ped and some other oitment also presribed by ped. The itching is getting so unbearable for her that she has a hard time sleeping. Any suggestions as to what may help w-itching? Thanks.


 

Christelle - posted on 12/17/2009

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both of my kids have eczema after trying all of lotion on the market I found one that work so far called ceraVe you can get it at CVS pharma :)

Shea - posted on 12/17/2009

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eczema can be brought on by allergies. so think about anything that changed when it started. and i would switch to unscented detergent and wash anything that he comes in contact with in it. also dont bath him often. once a week maybe twice and slather in some vaseline intensive care for dryness a couple times a day.. or palmers shea butter lotion, i use that for my own eczema also only use warm water when bathing him and keep it short. and when you put the lotion on make sure you coat him all over and not just the eczema spots. and i do not know if its safe for babys but SARNA is an anti itch lotion and cortisone 10 usually helps the itch factor and help it to heal..

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I have a two year old whose eczema cleared up when I took her off gluten (and carrots - that's an unusual family food intolerance). For my 5 mo. old, I've cut eggs out of my diet and that seems to have cleared her up the most. Also, I'm off gluten b/c it was making her constipated and then she would vomit since she wasn't going. I've had no luck with either daughter using creams/topical treatments - only food changes seem to help them.

Elizabeth - posted on 12/17/2009

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I had two doctors tell me that my son had eczema. Turns out they were both wrong and it was scabies. His regular dr. figured it out immediately, just by looking. I havent taken him back to the other two since. It's a simple cream that you put on for overnight, then wash it off. We all had to do it so we wouldn't give it back. And wash everything he may touch. It took about a week for it to all clear up. It's pretty common, he said, so maybe you want to get that checked out, too.

Sinsoea - posted on 12/16/2009

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Yes I have, when my oldest was younger, her dr recomnended it also, though I've never used the cream. I think I'll try them both on my 6 month old I forgot about that. Thanks for the sugestion.

Loreal - posted on 12/16/2009

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My son has it too and senstive skin. None of the over counter lotions worked for me. See your dertmatalogist. He has some oil for his scalp, cream that looks like vaseline for his face and a antibiotic that works great. His hair had fallen out because of the eczema from all the scratching but now he has a head full of hair. i just use everything in the morning(except the antibotic because it puts him to sleep) and right before bed

Alena - posted on 12/16/2009

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wow! my son has it too!! this is all really helpful info. my son has been really fussy and itches his face when he wakes up at night (thats where he has it the most). last night i used a humidifier and i noticed he slept better. whether it was b/c of that or not idk, but thought i should add something :) do babies usually grow out of it or is it for life most of the time???? i hope not!!! thank you :)

Julia - posted on 12/16/2009

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have you tried cetaphil?? love it I use the soap and cream for my sons sensitve skin my pediatrician recommended it

Sinsoea - posted on 12/16/2009

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Hello! I have a older child and a 6 month old with eczema. The baby's Dr. gave her Hydrocortizone, it works very very well. You have to use it everyday like a lotion, right after a bath. Though if the baby has asthma, most likely she will have eczema they go together. Also I was told to bathe my older child in the oatmeal bathe, that was a little messy, but it seemed to work.

Alisha - posted on 12/15/2009

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Im not to sure about the itching My son has it on his tummy I use the Aveeno Eczema skincare cream Its not in the baby isle But I asked my doctor and the pharmasist and it is safe to use on babies It seems to clear it right up I use it everyday just after his bath only on his tummy and it doesnt seem to come back bad like it was in the begining

Krystine - posted on 12/15/2009

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my son has the same problem .. he has it on his thigh, so its an easy place to scratch .. my doctor prescribed 'atlas base cream' its a moisterizer, he told me to put it on generously ... to sooth the itching i put calamine lotion on it .. ...

Cassie - posted on 12/15/2009

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my daughter has it on her back i use cocoa and shea butter lotion it seems to help her out

Katrina - posted on 12/14/2009

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i have eczema and so does my son. i can't wash my close with scented detergents or wear heavy perfumes or it will break him out. johnsons broke him out too. even if someone holds him for a little while his face and arms inflame if they have anything scented on. i bath him with a cleanser by Mustela. they have it at babies r us. it doesn't inflame his skin and we also use aveeno baby lotion. it is very mild and has no scent. dont let the exzema dry out that's when it burns and itches . hope this is helpful. :)

Karen - posted on 11/26/2009

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you need to manage the dryness to combat the itching. we found spectro kids eczema cream to be amazing!! the eucerin didn't help. aveeno bath (oatmeal - you can also make it yourself, goggle it) is soothing for itch. hth.

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