23month old with eczema

Chenell - posted on 09/23/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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I have a 23month old that has a sever case of eczema, the doctor has recommended so many differnt medications i cant began to list. Is there any suggestion that any one can give me? Any advice will help especially if you have a child with eczema? Thanks

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Heather - posted on 12/01/2013

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My daughter has eczema, she is 7 now but had it horrible when she was a baby. My doctor told me to bathe her every other day, because the water would dry out her skin and only to use soap 2 times a week. And I used cetaphil lotion, it is amazing! And also, eggs made it worse for some reason. Good luck!

Tasha - posted on 10/11/2009

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Have you tried giving an oatmeal bath? A couple different companies make it. You just put it in the bath water and let them play for 20 mins. It does wonders on my sons skins.

Heather - posted on 10/10/2009

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I have a 23 month old with eczema also. It is not severe, however, I have friends with children that have it severely. One thing you can do is to bathe your child with dove soap or baby shampoo. After a bath rub down generously with Eucerin lotion and baby lotion if you want to. maybe try to get your little one tested for allergies. I hope this helps! Heather

Xaviera - posted on 10/09/2009

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My little girl who is also 23months has been having problems with eczema also, the doctor recommened to me giving her a bath 2-3 times a day just soaking her in the tub and in the evening i give her a bath wih cetaphil soap and soak her down witj cetaphil lotion, she breaks out on her butt so I cover it with destin seems to be helping, she is also on zyrtec.

Heather - posted on 10/09/2009

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Last winter my son started developing eczema and the pediatrcian suggested I limit his baths to 2 per week -with wipe downs in between and to lather him with a really rich creamy lotion afterward. They also told me to stop using all the smelly baby products and switch to unscented products. So I use Aveeno in the bath tub and Neutrogena Swiss Formula lotion or Cetaphil. That really seemed to help his skin and the break outs stopped. Once summer hit I increased baths though because he was playing outside more frequently and getting dirtier - this had to ill effects on him. But now that the cooler weather is coming on again I have seen little patches so its back to a couple of baths a week and hopefully it will work as well as it did last winter.

Katerina - posted on 10/01/2009

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Hi Chenell,
How much does it suck to see the little ones with eczema?! My son has had it since birth and although it is mostly gone now, whenever the weather changes so does his skin. I chose a natural product called Dermaveen. There are bath lotions, moisturizers and a specific eczema cream also. The main ingredient is oatmeal, which is both soothing and a known natural aid for irritable skin. I don't know where you live, I am in Australia and this is readily available at all discount pharmacies, but if you google the product I know that there are international epharmacies who stock it. Also, my sister in law has gone for the opposing brand for her kids, it's called QV and is not for eczema parse, but does help their condition more than either of us had seen with the cortisone/steroid prescription products. Lastly, always keep their skin very dry of water and AVOID SOAP!!!!
Good luck!

Trisha - posted on 09/29/2009

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My son was diagnosed with severe eczema from head to toe at 6 months. He was prescribed 2 different creams, one for his face and one for his body. Fluticosone(not sure on the spelling) for his body and Locoid Lipocream for his face. His skin would also break out into a rash anytime we put lotion on him. Dermatologist suggested Vanicream(which you can get at any drug store or Walmart) lotion and body wash. Vanicream is free of any scents, dyes, lanolin, parabens and fromaldehyde.(they also make sunscreen!) Within 2 days he started sleeping through the nights and at age 2 has only one spot on his foot that still shows up every now and then! I also use this lotion on my 7 month old and have never had any problems!!

Julie - posted on 09/28/2009

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Both my boys have eczema, although it's no longer severe. My older boy has it worse then my 6m old. When he's having a bad outbreak (mostly from teething) I bath him once a week or so, spread Aquaphore all over him (it's more of a grease then lotion) right after his bath, and throughout the week at every cloths changing I cover him in either aquaphore or a heavy cream that helps lock in moisture. His baths are only long enough to clean him quickly, and then I take him out. I also use very little soap. The baths only last literally about 3 minutes. The longer he's in the water, the more dried out, and the worse his outbreaks are.

I myself have been living with eczema since I was 5. Honestly, the more lotion type stuff I use, the worse my skin is if I miss just one day. So, I stopped using extra lotion a few years ago, and now it's not nearly as severe as it used to be. The less chemicals I use on myself, the less severe. I always use a REALLY good hard scrubber for myself. The boys just get fast baths, and they are far and few between. Make no mistake that i let them run around gross, they get wipe baths allot, but as an actual bath time, no. Does that make sense?

Rebecca - posted on 09/28/2009

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yes i know were your coming from my 23 month old has eczema he has had it since about 2months old i keep it under control with dove sensitive now but when he first had it i have pictures of him and it was bad the doctors gave him desonide ointment it was really good and ketoconazole shampoo he used once a week and in two days his skin was clear so now if he has a break out that is what i use all so they have soap ,daily cleanser and alot more it's cetaphil it is good all so that is over the counter

Katie - posted on 09/27/2009

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My Dr. Recommended using Hydrocortisone Cream.. It seems to help. Doesn't completely heal it, but does decrease the appearane. My little boy only has it on his legs.

Natalie - posted on 09/27/2009

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hi i got my oilatum from the doctor but if you write it in you computer it should tell if you get buy it off the net but i do think you can buy it from pharmacist .

Chenell - posted on 09/26/2009

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Thanks so much, however when i took my son to the determagolist they found out that he was allergic to wheat so the Aveeno that i was using was actually hurting him instead of making thing better. So i hade to find a diiferent solution so ihave been using a lotion called lachydrin.They also gave him Triamcinolone Acetonide which as steriods and it has been working , i just dont want him to become immune to the steriods.

Danielle - posted on 09/26/2009

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My daughter had eczema as a baby all the up till she was about 7. I used Aveeno oatmeal lotion for sensative skin and it worked better than any of the other meds or creams out there. Every baby is different though so don't get discouraged if one of these treatments don't work out. Good luck and take care.

Chenell - posted on 09/26/2009

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Quoting Natalie:

hi its called oilatum its in a bule botte and its great honest



CAN I GET IT FROM THE DRUG STORE OR IS IT A PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION? AND THANKS FOR THE SUGGESTION



 

Katie - posted on 09/26/2009

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Chenell: I work with a health and wellness company who has an awesome treatment for eczema. Several of my friends children who had severe eczema no longer have it after just 2 weeks using this product. The products are awesome, healthy, and contain no harmful chemicals. I'd love to tell you more about how you can start using them in for your child.

Natalie - posted on 09/26/2009

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hi my son is 23 months old and has eczema all over his boy i use E45 cream on him every day all over and that keeps it at bay but if he as a bad break out i use oilton i think its called you putt a few drops in they bath but dont use soap or anything like just oilton and that clears it up very quick i can find out the proper name of it and let you no in case i've got the of it wrong but E45 is great hope this helps

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