any advice for eczema
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Michelle - posted on 02/24/2010
The best things I have found to use are pure and free detergents, fabric softner and dryer sheets, Dove Sensitive Skin body wash (not soap bar), Eucerin lotion, Aquafor creams, make sure she doesn't totally dry herself after her bath and leaves some moisture on her skin, doesn't take long or hot bathes - too long in the water will dry the skin and hot water as well, when applying lotion soak her skin with it and let it dry before putting on clothes. My daughters dermatologist told me it doesn't matter what lotion you use, just that you use a lot of it. Anything and everything in my house is free and clear of dyes and perfume.
Heather - posted on 02/24/2010
The answer is a 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 message me 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! This was independently tested against Eucerin and the results were widely in favor of Renew.
Holly - posted on 02/22/2010
The key is definitely to keep the skin moist... lotions like Lubriderm are awesome at keeping the flare ups to a minimum IF you use them daily. Then it cuts down on the amount of cortizones you have to use. I just use them on the trigger spots. I also use oatmeal in the bath - the kind for bathing. If you let them soak in that for about 15-20 min it cuts down on the itching a lot. And a good note if you go to buy that is to save the $$ and don't buy the boxes of Aveeno - Walmart has a BAG of it for about $5 which is good for months
Nonie - posted on 02/21/2010
hi dearie,my 2nd gal is stuck with eczema & it looks bad when she wore short skirt/pants (long sigh)..avoid swimming @ the beach,salt water makes it more drier & more itchy !!! no peanuts,no prawns,no squids,no talcum powder on affected area !!! i went to clinic & get *DERMASONE CREAM* apply thinly at affected area (dont put too much as it may thinner your child skin & apply when needed not everyday).. then, i apply *AQEOUS CREAM OR AQUREA CREAM* every morning (after bath) & every night (b4 sleep)..u can find it in most pharmacy outlet at an affordable price *wink*..u'll find your child scratch less..most people say ECZEMA no cure but may lessen the pain & itchiness with proper care & proper food intake..yes its true,your child need only oil base body wash,no soap!! god bless *wink*
Tasha - posted on 03/06/2010
also, it know it sounds bad, but decrease the baths, when they have eczema their skin loses moisture, bathing in a tub strips moisture, so dermatolgy recommends bathing every other day in between wash ups, then lather up with a good moisturizer(hydrating) also wash new clothes before wearing so make sure they fit(smile) and avoid perfumes and dye, i use cetaphil body cleanser for my son, soaps dry the skin even dove and ivory so dont believe the hype, and eczema always flares during change of season no matter how controled you have, and allergies do play a big part in the skin also, so have your child pediatrician do a IMMUNOCAP ALLERGY PROFILE you will be amazed to what common things your child can be allergic too! also ashtma plays a big part with eczema so watch out for that too!
Meagan - posted on 02/26/2010
I haven't looked at any other replies, but the BEST thing that we used throughout her whole life (she just turned 5 years old) was aquaphore. We bought it at Costco and it was worth the money spent. We also moved from CA to UT where it is much dryer and it works so well on both our skins. Now if I could find something for the dry hair! I sometimes will even put a thin layer of aquaphore on my hands and rub it through our hair to help with the static electricity and to help keep the hair from getting too dry. Good luck, and let me know if I've been able to help. I'm desperate to talk to any adult since it's just me mostly and I have had a hard time making friends where I currently live. Take care! Meagan
Brandi - posted on 02/26/2010
Every child is different. It depends on age and severity. I was a Dermatology nurse for 10 yrs. Otc treatments should help a mild case. Try all cotton clothing and after bath apply Cetaphil cream (not lotion) to partially damp skin. Just pat dry, do not completely dry. Do not bathe daily. Avoid fabric softeners and especially dryer sheets and try laundry detergents that are free and clear such as All or Tide. Only apply washes that are meant for babies with sensitive skin. Cetaphil has a wash also that works well. Hopefully this helps. Avoid using cortisone creams daily because it can thin the skin in certain places. If the cream above doesn't help get advice from a Dermatologist because you don't want to cause un-wanted or un-needed thinning or stretchmarks that will last a lifetime. Hopefully this helps. : ))
Maria - posted on 02/25/2010
My son Nikolas was 30 days old when he has all of his face covered with eczema. The first doctor I had (and I changed him) give me a cream that makes Nikolas worst. and he told me to wait 5 days and that it ould work.
I WENT to HOSPITAl and they done him cortizone and then they gave me HYDROCORTIZONE CREAMS to put on his face for 15 days and then another cream called enollient atoprel Cream for Atopic skin (frezyderm) to used it twice a day
ALSO because he was very young to make him some test the hospital doctor (and they are now the monthly doctors of Nikolas) changed the milk to hypoallergic
I have the same problem again when he was 5 monthes and I went ot visit his grandmother to a place with trees and pollen grain and his grand mother put on him a fleece blanket and thanks God I have the HYDROCORTIZONE CREAMS with me. Now he is 1 years old he eats everything (but I didnt try fleece again)
Eliza - posted on 02/25/2010
my son has had it since birth and I have had it most of life, here are some thing I hope will help...
1) Aveeno oatmeal bath- it is very soothing for the itchyness
2)hydrocortizone- a mild version of it is sold over the counters
3) vasiline- keeps the skin from going dry
4)cetaphile moisturizing cream- it comes in a jar, its kinda pricy but it works so well and is a great investment for the eczema.
I hope this will help, let me know if it did.
Tammy - posted on 02/25/2010
I have 3 that have eczema,they range from 4 to 16. I have fought this battle forever. I have found that double rinsing clothes bedding etc., and not using any kind of fabric softners helps the most. No animals, anything acidic(ketchup,orange juice etc) makes it worse it strips the natural oils from the skin. Try bathing every other day and let them drip dry. I have used thousands of creams, prescription and over the counter the only one that has ever came close to working is a prescription called triamcinolone acetonide cream. One of them has to take a small dose of antihistamine every day to keep it controlled. Good Luck, I hope something helps
Kereen - posted on 02/25/2010
My daughter has sensitive skin and any dirty surface caused her to break out. She was a walking eczema babe. Someone recommended Aquaphor and Cetaphil together, For me it was expensive but worth it. What you do is after you bathe her apply the Cetaphil first and over that you annoint her with the Aquaphor. It works but it does take a few days for them to go away completely. Once they go a way I continue to protect her skin with a natural product call Silver shield (gel or liquid) This i got from Nature Sunshine (http://www.naturessunshine.com/us/shop/d...) their products are not chemicals and are the safest I've come across. My baby skin is so clean and soft right now, I can't get enough of her. And this silver shield protects the skin. You could even go with that instead of the Aquaphor and Cetaphil. Silvershield can also be used as a facial cleanser and the jel as a hand sanitzer-that's what I personally use mine for.
Shael - posted on 02/24/2010
i saw a good naturopath with my son who was covered in eczema so i would go & see a naturopath to see if your daughter has any food allergy's, with-in 3 month my son's skin was clear. some times it is the food we eat & we arn't aware of it. Get it a shot it is not going to hurt...No child should live with eczema....
Amanda - posted on 02/24/2010
Good quality lavender oil works well. A few drops in the bath,shampoo and lotion works well. You can also try tea tree oil but it has a not so nice odor. You can also go online and find waterless soaps to wash with during bad outbreaks. Water always inflames mine.
Apphia - posted on 02/24/2010
I agree. The hydrocortizone cream. My son has to have a prescription for his 2.5% hydrocortizone cream. I also wash him with Dove for sensitive skin and I use cetaphil lotion/moisturizing cream. I also wash his clothes in Purex-Free and Clear, to keep his clothes free of scents and dyes. That works as well.
Elizabeth - posted on 02/23/2010
My poor baby just developed eczema and it is so bad!! He even has it on his head and it just spreads and spreads but the eucurin cream and lotion works wonders hes just really young and the doc doesnt want to give him that cream yet. he is 8 weeks old any advice on how to get it to stop spreading
Maria - posted on 02/22/2010
hey Marixza, im a mama of four and my most recent one is 7 wks old. and the only one who has/had full blown eczema....my doctor recommended i used dove body wash. the one with no scent. i thought he was crazy...and that my Johnson&Johnson baby shampoo would work since it said its for delicate skin...but guess what? it works! i also use aquaphor...its alot alike vaseline. more pricey then vaseline too! and baby aveeno lotion, no scent also. i miss the baby scent on him but whatever helps my baby which it has made a huge difference is great...
Jennifer - posted on 02/21/2010
yes .....my daughter has the same thing since birth....the best remedies are HYDROCORTIZONE CREAMS and EUCURIN CREAM OR LOTION .Im telling u they are the best...hydrocortizone every day about 3 times and best after baths...hope this helps
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