Hi! Son with slight Eczema?

Kristel - posted on 11/24/2008 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Hi. I was hesitant to join this community as my son, who is almost 4, was never truly diagnosed with eczema. I was told by his Dr. that he had infant eczema but that he would outgrow it by the toddler years. He pretty much has, but I do notice that it comes back in small amounts on his chin and cheeks in the winter months. Can anyone tell me why they think this would happen? Perhaps dry, crisp air? Can anyone recommend a cream, prescription or over the counter remedy? Thanks for reading!

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Teresa - posted on 02/07/2009

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My daughter has had excema for 3 years now. She is going to be 5 in April. We tried every prescription tey make and nothing worked. I was told by a doctor to take fragrance free lotion and put it on her very thick (do not rub in) then wrap her in plastic wrap. Only on her arms legs and torso. I put tight pjs on her then in a couple hours take it off and her skin is very smooth again! I thought that we would never find anything to help. Just hope this helps someone!!!! Let me know if you have any questions!

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Deena - posted on 08/05/2009

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My son's eczema is mostly caused by allergies. When he is taking is oral meds it usually isn't a problem. But when he eats something he is allergic to or encounters a fabric with detergent he is bothered by he get those spots on his face and/or bottom. I suggest you explore oral allergy medications or find a good allergist. I wouldn't ignore it hoping it will go away. It could be the first step to much worse adn is best if caught and controlled early. Good luck

Christina - posted on 07/10/2009

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my son has skin asthma, so i use aveeno baby soothing relief moisture cream & creamy wash on him everyday. it's a bit pricey though, but it's worth all the pain & discomfort my kid experiences whenever he has an episode. i also give him a teaspoon of iterax or allerta at night before he goes to sleep, to avoid unconscoius scratching at night.

Candida - posted on 02/10/2009

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I have a similar story. All three of my daughters have severe Eczema and I had tried everything!!! I would love to invite you to join Natural Skin Care for the Entire Family here on Circle of Moms. You will see amazing before and after pics of my three girls. L'Bri Pure n' Natural Skin Care is a God sent for our family and I know it could help your family too! Please visit www.candy16.lbri.com for more information and please feel free to email me with any questions at wukbunch03@charter.net.

All the best!

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Anjanette - posted on 02/07/2009

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My daughter has white patches all over also. But everyone is different. If she doesn't shower everyday and even when she was little her eczema would spread like wildfire. And if I don't use a liquid fabric softner the same thing happens. She did use Tridesolon (I'm sure I spelled that wrong) when she was little and it was the best. We would bath her and put it on and the next day she was cleared up. But as she got older and we moved and got new drs. she has used Mometasone Furoate and that works but not as good as the first one.

Anjanette - posted on 02/07/2009

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My daughter who is 15 and was diagnosed about 14 years ago gets really bad flare ups in the winter. We have moved across the country and it' really dry here in the winter and we have to get prescriptions for her or it just won't go away. You can try Cortizone. We could never use the cream on her but the ointment would stop the itch but we still had to go through the dr. to get something to make it go away. Now that she's 15 she's more aware of it and so are other people. So we keep up with the ointment and in the summer she tans~that helps a lot.

Andi - posted on 02/05/2009

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Hi There,

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Avery - posted on 01/19/2009

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I have two daughters, but only my oldest has eczema.She's had it since we brought her home.She has never outgrown it, its actually gotten worse the older she gets with this year being the worst. Her flare ups are triggered by seasonal allergies & food allergies. In the begging we used aquaphor, cortizone ointment & neosporine. But this year everything except Vaseline makes her break out in a horrible contagious looking rash. Her allergists says the best remedy for eczema is to wet the affected area then rub generous amounts of Vaseline in with the water. Putting Vaseline on w\out water will actually make them itch more. If you need something more strong we have been using a prescription ointment called Fluocinonide,its works great!! The patches dry up w\in a day or two. Her eczema is pretty severe,as are her allergies. She gets weekly allergy shots which we are hoping will help w\the upcoming allergy season in April. My best advise is:don't bath everyday (its the worst thing),dont bathe everyday,use natural-fragrance free detergents w\no fab softner or dryer sheets (we dont & you cant even tell the difference), lotion daily w\creams or ointments, and get the dry patches under control before it spreads. The eczema itself will actually change the pigment of the skin,it will cause white patches.My daughter is covered in white patches!! The pigment doesnt come back,you have to use another cream that actually brings the pigment back up to the surface of the skin. Hope this helps.

Anjanette - posted on 12/15/2008

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I have a 15 year old daughter that was diagnosed when she was 18 months old and I was told she would grow out of it. How wrong they were. It seems as she gets older it gets worse and spreads to other areas. She first only had it on the insides of her elbows and back of her knees. And now not only there but on the front and back of her neck on her back and on the sides of her nose. Not a whole lot helps except the steroid ointments. And even though she's older we have a time with it because she scratches in her sleep. But the Aveeno Bath Oil is great...it does give her some relief. But make sure when he gets out of the bath to not rub him dry with a towel but pat him dry. I saw a commercial last week about a lotion I think it's called Sarnia and it's suppose to be really good for eczema, psoriasis and extremely dry skin. So we're going to try that too.

Kassie - posted on 12/10/2008

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Hi Kristel,

I'm a mom of two kids with eczema and I have had a form of it all of my life. The times when it is worst for us is in the winter months when you go from hot heated room to cold outdoors. To help keep from getting too "dried out" or raw skin, I use Cetaphil lotion every day and the thick stuff when raw spots start to break out. I also try to stay well hydrated and take lots of warm (not hot - I second that!!!) showers/baths, putting the lotion on right after. Aveeno makes a great bath oil too that seems to help lock in the moisture when I put it in the bath (but be careful to wash the tub after or you'll land on your tushy!). I use Dreft or any laundry detergent and fabric softener free from perfumes and dyes, too. Hope this helps.

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Hey... I have a son he is 13months and he has had Eczema since he was two months, i found that the dry air and heat made his eczema appear the first time, but now it appears when it is going to rain, raining or in winter, My grandmother had eczema and she told me to use goat's milk soap, and believe it or not it worked for my son!!! You can get it from a health food shop, or chemist that stocks it, it is a bit pricier than normal soap but well worth it, and i have changed my laundry powder aswell as it flaired the eczema up aswell i now use LUX FLAKES, also a bit pricier but it helps, i hope i have helped you a lil i have been told other remedies that i can share with you if u like...

Rachael - posted on 11/25/2008

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my daughter has eczema and it flares up when the seasons change, especially into summer and now into winter. If she is too hot she gets a flareup and if we don't bathe her everyday in warm (not hot) water and then put cream allover.



Creams we use that seem to work is the Aveno Baby Cream for eczema.

If the flare up is really bad she does have a prescription but I prefer to use the over the counter first and that tends to work well.



Mainly her skin needs to be hydrated at all times.

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