My daughter has excema, any suggestions on what to use?

Jessica - posted on 02/10/2009 ( 46 moms have responded )

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So my 6 year old has excema, its not seriously bad or anything but when it breaks out it hurts her quite badly. I've used bag baum on it (that me and my dad use on ours), we've used baby lotion with Aloe Vera, and we have used neosporin. None of these really seem to help. Does anybody have any suggestions on what to use?

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Ruth - posted on 05/25/2012

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mayan magic cream,50 billion probiotics my son was just seen by a natural doctor this is what she recommended and it works.

Cathy - posted on 03/30/2010

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Look on the things you are using on him. If there is an ingrediant called quaternium 15 or q 15 don't use it. That is formaldyhyde, a known human carcinogen and skin irritant. My daughter had it too and I cut out all the chemicals in my house and started using natural based products and it took a month but it went away.

Shanna - posted on 03/07/2010

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All three of mine have had eczema since they were infants and I have tried nearly everything to help it. What helps the best is Aveeno with oatmeal in it. It's awesome!!! I put it on them before the go to bed and like magic, it goes away. When they have especially bad breakouts, I use Aveeno oatmeal bath, it acts like a soap so you don't need to use any. Some ideas that might also might be helpful would be to use a gentle laundry detergent and fabric softener, use baby shampoo/soap, and limit baths as they can lead to excessive dry skin. Good luck!

Denise - posted on 02/11/2009

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We like an OTC product called Cerave that you can get usually at the pharmacy. You may have to ask for it, and they will usually order it for you if it isn't in stock, or you can also order it online at Walgreens.com or CVS.com. They have a cleanser, a lotion, and a cream. My son has terrible eczema that is hard to control even with steroid creams and other meds I'd rather not give him, but we put the Cerave over the top of whatever the Dr is having us use and it helps seal to keep the medicine on his skin and it moisturizes. He uses the Cerave cleanser for handsoap, even when he is at preschool, and we squirt some into his bath water while it is running to use as bubble bath, as well as put it on his washcloth to bathe him. Then we follow up with the cream as soon as he gets out of the bath.



If that isn't enough, you can do a wet wrap. It sounds kind of weird, but it really does help. First of all keep in mind this is a 20-30 minute deal, so even though it sounds awful, it is tolerable for that short a time. My son actually enjoys it because it is very soothing. Basically, you slather in the cream, then put on a layer of warm wet clothes, then cover that with a layer of dry clothes & let them play. We use thin cotton footed or long sleeved/long pants pajamas and socks for the hands and feet if the pajamas don't have attached feet. You can do that 2 or 3 times a day if needed.



Hope this helps!

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Bernice - posted on 04/25/2013

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my friends babysitter is using poractive on her 4 year olds face because she has eczema. Number one she shouldn't be using on this product on this child without permission from the mother, the mother just found out, tad bit upset or should i say really mad!!

Purityseven - posted on 01/02/2013

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Try Olive Oil, Atomy products a company I for and no process food!!!
Go natural, process food worsens it.

Kris - posted on 12/08/2012

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Three words for you - Aloe, Vera, Gel.



My daughter has some kind of eczema type spot on her leg. The derma said it was something wrong with her pigment, but the pigment isn't on the surface of your skin, so we don't know what it is. But I put some aloe vera gel on it the other day, and after it completely soaked in, it instantly felt softer, smoother, and not as dry. I used it on myself, and my arm felt so soft and smooth.



So give it a try. It's a natural herbal remedy, so it shouldn't have any side effects, other then an allergic reaction.

Adina - posted on 12/02/2012

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I had it and so did my 6 month old. I used a acouple of products. Aloe Activator followed by aloe propolis cream. These are miracle creams both of us are excema and psorias free!!

You can purchase from this site

www.addiann.myflpbiz.com



Good Luck!

Jenny - posted on 09/09/2012

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hi,

why not try a natural product, I recommend a natural soap and cream.

I use cerassie soap and shea butter & cerassie cream from

www.wellbeingsoaps.co.uk



I find these products work for me, helps to ease the discomfort and soreness. Brilliant product.

Hope this helps

Haeyoung - posted on 07/06/2012

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my son is 10months. he has bad eczema since he born. i used all kind of lotion and cream. it didn;t work out but i found PHYGIOGEL. if your babies have eczema bad PHYGIOGEL AI it works but remember all babies are different. just idea!!!

Jane - posted on 07/04/2012

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Fortunately my son Christopher eventually has beaten it. But on discovering how sensitive he was as an infant we set out to find every way of eliminating him from external environmental irritants.
We started with our laundry powder which we identified as being the first cause of flareups. It was the residue of the brightners, fillers etc left on the clothing even after repeated rinsing.
Our GP advised a laundry powder that is free from all irritants and has been available for many years from SKIN SALVEATION click on this link if it works! http://www.skinsalveation.com/shop/ss/la... Never done that before!
Anyway we used it with great success but be advised it takes a little while to see the effect. about 2 weeks.
We also used the very mild soap to minimise any additional exposure, then top up regularly with moisturiser, I mean every time you wash ,or exposed to harsh winds, cold, heat, in fact anything that can dry the skin.
Hope this helps. Generally I would recommend looking around the Skin Salveation site as it is full of great tips, even if you don't choose to buy their stuff,
regards
Jane

Beth - posted on 05/29/2012

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My son is 2 and has been diagnosed with ezcema, he has "itchy" outbreaks alot more often when its cold outside. In the summer, it seems to clear up. We went to a dermatologist and he said Aveeno is very helpful. We used CeraVe for about a year, the cream and body wash. It helps also.

Adriana - posted on 05/27/2012

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My daughter is Asthmatic and has Asthma related eczema. It took us 4 years to find that out. For my Daughter creams don't help her. Only when we have mer asthma med and allergies in check is she good.

Just another food for thought ... :)

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There is a lotion called Renew that works better than any other product I have found in the store, also a detergent called melapower unscented that I have found to be fabulous 2 of my 4 kids have excema and this really worked for me.

Kristi - posted on 08/09/2010

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Many others have posted about the Renew lotion from the wellness company. My duaghter and I have excema and she has psoriasis, the Renew is the only thing that seems to work as long as we use it consistantly. More than happy to help explain how to just be a preferred customer please feel free to email me at AccomplishedMom@live.com
My other children have allergies and asthma and have found that the other products we use, (laundry soaps, cleaning supplies, soaps and shampoos ) all help with the allergies and we have hardly any issues since switching stores to these wonderful products! I am not just making a pitch, I have personally bought and used these products for over two years now then decided to do the business side.
Kristi

Blessing - posted on 05/29/2010

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My daughter who is now 1yr old was diagnosed with eczema at around 2months, I have actually managed to keep it under control. I use non fragranced aqueous cream to bathe her, then i apply Oilatum junior cream at least 2times a day, this really soothes and hydrates the skin. and if any irritation comes I apply Hydrocortisone cream, it really does the trick, it will just disappear in a few days .

Adrianne - posted on 05/13/2010

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My son has eczema pretty bad and the only thing that touches it really is hydrocortisone cream every day. if i skip a day then it flares right back up again....but since we started using it it's gotten much better and he's not scratching anymore..

Delyse - posted on 04/07/2010

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We have been using Xango for 6yrs, it has been wonderful they now have organic skin nutrition products and soap etc. We use them all but for us the juice was a blessing. My son is now 11 almost 12 scary:S and has had one flare up in 6 yrs when we went on holidays and didn't take any. So if you want to try it please contact me delysesoulfruit@live.com there are so many great suggestions here. I have cut out chemicals and use organic as much as I possibly can. Organic is soooo much better than natural, natural is a very loose term these days. Petroleum is natural and comes from the earth, this is in so many products, knowledge is power. Hope you find the one that works for you!

Farhana - posted on 04/03/2010

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I agree with Denise Young. We just started using CeraVe and it works much better than even the prescription steroidal ointment. It is available at Walgreens. I use it several times a day. I keep checking to make sure the skin doesn't get dry and use it several times a day. I strongly suggest putting it on before bed because it seems to help a lot.
good luck, i hope she gets better.

Lindsay - posted on 03/26/2010

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dont use anything w perfume or dyes.. it dries them out more and will sting if its chapped

Jamie - posted on 03/06/2010

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i had to keep the skin dry on both my kids.I could only use Huggies diapers and a lotion type cleansers. We have sinced moved and the water sn't as harsh either and now we can use Dove for sensitive skin. We didn't bath our kids every night either the water just irritated their skin.

Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2010

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I have been living with eczema my whole life and my son now has it. Honestly the best way to treat eczema is to prevent it, make sure to keep the skin hydrated at all times. This is what worked for me for the last 20+ years and is working ofr my son who is now almost 4. I do not bath him everyday because it can actually dry out his skin, try like everyother day. I use aveeno baby products in his tub, like aveeno baby wash which is free of dyes and fragrances, I put some in the water when its running and I also wash him down with about a quarter size drop on a wash cloth. After when he is ready to get out of the tub I take a wet wash cloth and put baby oil on it, it helps to lock in the moisture with out just wiping the water off ( I still do this to this day for myself). I use johnson and johnson baby oil with aloe and vitamin E it helps with the moisture. After the oil soaks in, i put a mixture of lotions on him, which consist of Aveeno and a generic hydrocorisone cream and aveeno with calamine in it and benadryl gel. I take a big jar and dump a large bottle of aveeno in it and I mix the other creams into it, about a big squeeze of each tube and bottle. This was recommended to my mother when i was a small child by a dermatologist, but most doctors now frown upon this practice, but it works, and it makes the hydrocoritsone last longer, for someone who has to budget conscience like me a single parent. But like I siad the key to helping the break outs is to prevent them as much as possible

Adrianne - posted on 02/24/2010

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you can usually buy eucerin at walmart...thats where ive seen it here. here its in the lotion aisle along with aquaphor and everything else.

Cathy - posted on 02/22/2010

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I use something that has kickes eucerin in double blind studies. I use it on my own daughter and it has cleared up her skin. The thing with skin problems is you need to look what you are using on them. Look at the labels is ther an ingrediant called quaternium 15 or q 15 on there? That is formaldyhyde.and it is a skin irritant. If you want to know what I use contact me homeandlovingit@yahoo.com

Cathy - posted on 02/22/2010

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My 13 month old daughter had skin problems and Dr prescribed steroids for it. SHe said only to put on the rough spots cause she could get too much of the steroid. I did some investigating into what I was using with her. Did you know that there is formaldyhyyde in baby products? It is even in Johnsons. It is listed as Quaternium 15 of Q 15. After switching all my cleaners, detergents, and soaps to natural based all of her irritations and rashes are gone. It is asll in the stuff you are using on your baby. Just think about it. You clean with ammonia or bleach your kid bathes in it. I know other moms with kids with exema and they have switches to find their kids skin is healing. If you want to know more about what I use contact me at homeandlovingit@yahoo.com .

Heather - posted on 02/18/2010

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This lotion is called Renew Intensive Skin Therapy. I work for a wellness company and it is only available for purchase through there. I would love to see if this works out for you. I have 1 oz. trial sizes of this and would be more than happy to mail one out to you and you could try it and see the results. If you are happy with it, I can provide you with all the info you need to purchase it. They also have bath oil, body wash, and hand wash to compliment and use in conjunction with this lotion. If you could send me a message with your address and I will get the sample mailed out immediately. Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you soon and also the opportunity to hopefully help!
Heather McMillen

Candance - posted on 02/18/2010

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for my son i give him oatmeal baths, we use dove for sensitive skin, and aquaphor for a moisturizer. he takes long luke warm baths and gets a rub down as soon as we take him out the tub. always pat dry and put moisturizers on while still damp. we use protopic when he has flare ups (thankfully not so often now) and all free and clear detergent. I will randomly just grease him down during the day if his skin feels or looks dry. the dermatologist suggested the aquaphor, or Vaseline the thickness helps lock in moister. he also told me NEVER use bubble bath. the soaps can dry the skin out more. and always wait until i am ready to take him out before using the soap on him. hope this helps anyone having issues. it has worked miracles for my son.

Leslie - posted on 02/13/2010

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Hydrolatum. You have to ask your pharmacist for it. It's a compounding agent used for topical medications. My friend, who is a physician, told me about it. It's cheaper than Eucerin and Hydrolatum, and you don't need a lot to work. My son has horrible eczema and I have seen a DRAMATIC improvement since starting its use 7 months ago in combination with bleach baths 2x per week.

Sarah - posted on 03/29/2009

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My poor little girl is broken out all the time! Nothing clears her up except oral steroids(which I hate) and every time she is weaned off, she flares up again! We have tried a ton of things. The only things that help her are cerave soap and lotion, body essence tea tree oil with olive oil and protein, benedryl, and a lot of vasoline! You need to find a good allergist and get some allergy test done to find the underlying problem. I'm here if ya need support!

Julie - posted on 03/13/2009

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Korene gave excellent advice. Allergy testing is a great idea. My middle child had extreme eczema until tested for allergies at age 5. We have since treated those and now only have occassional outbreaks of eczema. When she does break out, we use renew lotion from meleluca, a sea salt scrub that our local bath shop makes, minus the tree nut oils and perfumes, but we started by using arbonne's awaken seasalt scrub, and we finish our bath time by rubbing a nice oil into her skin before drying off from her bath. Hope this helps.

Whitney - posted on 03/09/2009

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The best advice I could give would be to take your child to a pediatric dermatologist and get their opinion. My three year old has severe eczema and they were able to write us a prescription for this medication that only costs $7 without insurance and lasts like two months. They will know that is best for your child, and you wouldn't want to try all these other methods without knowing first. You don't want to put your daughter through any more pain or itchy spells if you can have the right medication sooner. Good luck!!

Cassandra - posted on 03/09/2009

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All 3 of my kids had severe eczema. My youngest was the wost of all of them and I used a cap full of sol-u-mel by melaleuca in his bath-tub and then after used to RENEW lotion and they havent had any problems since I swear by it. If you want to try it let me know, I now do the customer accounts for the company and I can definitely help you out. They guarantee their products 100% for 90 days so its risk free but I swear by it and have referred it to so many people with great results, so I know it will be able to help you!

Jenny - posted on 03/05/2009

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I took my 2 year old to an actual skin doc and they gave her Protopic, which works really well when she is on outbreak. But, the most important thing the doc said was keeping her moisturized all day and after baths so he suggested Cetaphil. It does cost a lot more then regular lotions but it works and last a while.

Tammi - posted on 03/04/2009

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Eucerin and Aquaphor by Eucerin. I find it at just about any drug store/pharmacy. We have found very few things that haven't hurt his tender skin once I apply it.



We also have found its allergy related that wheat, dairy, etc make it worse. Get a good doctor to test for it and build up his immunity via probiotics. We work with a naturopath because all the MD's did was give out cortizone cream and not look at the underlying issues. If he stays away from the offending foods, its really almost perfect skin.



Plus the allergies caused the eczema and ear infections as a baby which lead to overuse of antibiotics and now we have leaky gut syndrome. As we work on the leaky gut, his eczema gets better and better.



Keep up the work, it will get better!

Stephanie - posted on 03/04/2009

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Renew from Melaleua!! beats out Eurecin hands down. Renew was made for people with excema and is safe for newborns and up!

Rachel - posted on 03/02/2009

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I hope your 6 year old is feeling better.  I have found a product that is wonderful for excema.  My cousin had excema very badly on her legs and arms and face and after using this lotion it really helped the excema to go away.  It is 7x more effective then Eucerin lotion.  If you are still looking for ways to treat your daughters excema and want some more information, please email me.  My email is stayinathomemommie@yahoo.com

Kalpana - posted on 02/23/2009

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our now 41/2 yr old has exzema since she was 3 months old. after trying every prescription steroid meds her doc suggested, after having her tested number of times for food and other kinds of allergies, we came across a wonderful doctor and he totally changed everything what we were doing .
he told this to us:
1. first let the kid soak in bathtub in luke warm water for 20 mts (when we were told not to make them have long baths, this new doc said their skins are water deprived so let them soak) use vanicream soap.and wash it off.
2. he asked to apply thing coat of tropicort cream(generic name is Desoximetasone) on exzema site
3. on top of that apply Atopiclair nonsteroidal cream.
4. finsh by applying Vani cream to all other parts of body.

first we did these steps for every day, then after one month we did every other day and then after 3 months we are doing once a week. her skin is smooth and she is not getting up scratching from her sleep.

vanicream is available in CVS pharmacy dept ( if they dont have they ca get it for you)
i am using venicream lite lotion and vanicream soap.
it is free of dyes, fragrance and masking fragrance, lanolin, parabens and formaldehyde which are there even in other creams like eucerin, cerave, .
i did not want to use steroid creams. we also realized that there are other alternatives we just have to find the right docs. she was seen by local universities doctors and they had also prescribed steroid creams but exzema always came back once we stopped using the steroid cream.

hoep this helpa

Tina - posted on 02/18/2009

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My 6 month old has eczema, and scratches herself so bad she bleeds or rubs her wrists, etc on everything to scratch them , an ideas to help with the itch or to get her to stop scratching so much? I use Georges Cream (Shopper's Drug Mart) it is good, I also use perscription steroid cream, for bad spots. It helps, i am still trying to find a lotion that works the best. Hope this helps!!

Korene - posted on 02/14/2009

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eucerin cream works the best Please be sure though that it is only eecema because my son has had skin problems since he was born we tried everything and I kept asking the doctor for a solution. finally he gaev me a script for a allergy test in which I insited after asking 20 times for. It turns out he has been allergic to milk, eggs, soy wheat, nuts, corn, and the list goes on. If the skin issue has been going on for awhile I would get her checked out

Mandy - posted on 02/12/2009

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Our two-year old has Eczema. We currently use a perscription hydrocortozone cream and then top that with Gental Naturals Baby Eczema Cream. We have used the Gental Naturals Baby Eczema Cream since he was four months old and we LOVE it! We also used to bathe him in the Baby Wash, but not anymore. Now, we use the sensitive Huggies wash. The key is to constantly being proactive with it. We have also used a steriod cream from the doctor, very sparingly. Especially if he has a large patch behind his knee or on his ankles. However, we always follow the prescription with the Gentle Naturals. Good Luck! It is a dance!



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