eczema

Jessica - posted on 03/12/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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i have a 3 three son that have bad ecema on his legs. i tried anything u can name the euerin cream burn his skin the aveeno burn his skin he is a picky eater so i dont know if it his diets. i bathe his every other day and nothing help the doctors is no help just wanting to get paid any suggestion i so tried every nite he cry because of the itching i keep his legs moist with the vaseline.i open to any suggestion and help

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Amie - posted on 03/14/2009

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Hi. Both of my boys have eczema and they used to cry because the itching would get so bad. Their doctor prescribed them Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP. But before I took them to the doctor, my cousin recommended I used Blue Star Ointment on the areas where the eczema was. It worked wonders. Every night after I bathed them I would rub the ointment on the them and they would no longer complain of itching. I recommend you try it. I hope you can find something that helps your son. =D

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Jennifer - posted on 06/07/2012

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Tiffany - posted on 02/02/2010

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my daughter had bad eczema, i used over the courter cortizone with aloe. it worked it's 1% over the courter,i hope it helps also use mild soaps like dove without scent.

Chong-sean - posted on 02/01/2010

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by the way eczema is an internal disease, so try to concentrate on that more than the outside symptoms...
remember the body is attacking itself. i personally feel it is from early vaccinations. it is so destructive on their undeveloped immune system. the body releases toxins in their sweat, therefore the attack... and the skin is the battlefield. keep the creases clean with a little witch hazel, take fewer baths.... and add a little (a capful) of clorox in their bath. the bleach seems to disinfect the skin. does your child's skin clear up after a day at the pool? and don't over moisturize....i use corn starch to keep his crease dry after his bath to prevent the sweat....so that's my story. but i'm lucky. i learned a bit about what destruction vaccinations do, i stopped and did some research about what exactly eczema is... we've been clear for some time now... good luck....it hurts to watch... i know...

Chong-sean - posted on 02/01/2010

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first, eczema is from an over active immune system. i stopped giving him those gummy vitamins, esp.the ones with the immune booster... it made it worse. instantly. i started giving him those coldezes with a glass of milk. (vitamin d + zinc is supposed to help). cortizones just dry it out and make it worse, because it thins the skin. i got a prescription for protopic (which now i'm ebaying, because it cost 250.00, but it was a non steroidal alternative.... and no generic form, and insurance didn't cover it..they get ya!) but that day, i had his blood drawn for an allergy test + the zinc + vita d...+ the fever he as getting over... something... in three days his body cleared, and even the scabs... freaky... but i haven't seen it as bad as it used to be... i think the new blood helped. maybe the immune system kept itself busy making new blood, so it stopped attacking itself... i'm keeping my fingers crossed. i mean the crease attack was so bad, that i used to use dermaplast so he could sleep. i thought his penis would fall off... it was bad and we, the loved ones, stood by helpless in their silent constant agony. making our children mistrust us from all the experiments trying to remedy their pain.... so good luck. i feel for you... truly

Melissa - posted on 03/17/2009

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Have you asked the dr about Elocon (Mometasone Furoate), My son has excema also, he doesnt flair up that much but when he does the Elocon WORKS!

Natalie - posted on 03/17/2009

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Have you tryed Hydrocortisone cream? its brill, it cleared my sons within a couple of days!x

Stephanie - posted on 03/17/2009

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My daughter has exema pretty bad. It comes and goes with the change in the weather (what we thought any way) and it turns out.... its her nerves. When she gets stressed out it comes back. I had her all the way to Childrens Hospital Demateology (sorry if spelled wrong too early!) Department. They gave me the creams with steriods in them. They really didnt work. I happened to go to the chiropractor one day, and she told me that it is brough on by the yeast in your body. So, I cut back on the breads that my daughter eats, and for the cream to cut back on the itching.... yeast infection cream. Not only is it getting rid of the itching, but it is actually clearing up the rash.... with no scaring. The steroid creams were leaving scars behind where she scratched.



Hope you find this helpful!

Tracy - posted on 03/16/2009

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Quoting Jessica:

eczema

i have a 3 three son that have bad ecema on his legs. i tried anything u can name the euerin cream burn his skin the aveeno burn his skin he is a picky eater so i dont know if it his diets. i bathe his every other day and nothing help the doctors is no help just wanting to get paid any suggestion i so tried every nite he cry because of the itching i keep his legs moist with the vaseline.i open to any suggestion and help



ASK YOU DOCTOR TO SEND U TO A HOSPITAL TO SEE A SKIN NURSE, ASK BOUT WET WRAPS THEY REALLY HELP, U PUT THE ON WET AFTER A BATH N HAD PUT HES DIPROBASE ON, IF U DONT GET ANYWHER GO C A DIFFERENT DOCTOR N KEEP GOIN BACK UNTIL THEY DO SOMETHIN I HAD TO DO THIS EVERY OTHER WEEK TILL THEY LISTENED. IF GO NOTHINOF DOCTORS FOR BATH U CAN PUT HOT OATS IN A STOCKING IN BATH Y RUNNING ITS THE SAME KIND OF THING N US E45 CREAM AFTER PUT IT ON AS MUCH AS U CAN IT WILL HELP OR GO TO A CHEMIAST ASK THEM IF THEY CAN HELP WITH TH BEST CREAMS THEY HELP LOADS

Tracy - posted on 03/16/2009

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i have a son who has eczema since he was 1 yrs old n hes 5 now, we had all the test do and they can back he had nothin just abit of dust mits but we took him of pure milk n it helped loads but he does have it in food just no as a drink or on cerals, we use soya milk 4 that.



we have had all the creams going they do work u just have 2 keep on top of it, we have had wet wraps there are really good u can get from your doctors, u put the creams on them soak the wraps in warm water and put them on there just like pjs, if it gets really bad we always take to doctors just incase infected



we have diprobase cream n ointment, hydrocrtisone ointment n creams (only when bad),  emollin 50/50 spray (this is really good as u done touch their skin) n emollient (4 bath) if run out of bath stuff u can put hot oats in a stocking put it in bath when runnin it.



 

Louise - posted on 03/15/2009

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my daughter is 1 6month an did hav da same problem but i demanded they should help me an my daughter aswelll i was up da doctoers every week den they gave me a steriod cream which is doin da trick 4 her legs

Chantal - posted on 03/14/2009

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my daughter is 5 1/2months old and has had eczema since she was around 3week old about 2 weeks ago someone suggested taking cod liver oil, im breast feeding so i started taking 2tables a day straight away, after around 3days i started seeing a big differance and now she only has a tiny bit on her cheek, i dont no how you would give it to him if you are bottle feeding as he is too little but i would bare it in mind if he still has it when hes older..

Dina - posted on 03/13/2009

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Both me and my son suffer from eczema



when my son was a baby the doctors told me to wash him with nothing but water because his skin was so sensitive, and babies dont really need to use soap.



A product that really helped my son was Aveeno Collide Oatmeal For The Bath, they make some especially for babies, you mix it into there bath water, let them soak in it, and it helps protect there little bodies from the iching...you dont need to apply any lotion after bathing.



Use laundry soap for sentive skin (like Ivory Snow)



Even for me as an adult i have to be careful what i use, i cannot use any products of Tide or Downy because of the chemicals in them.

Suzanne - posted on 03/13/2009

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HI everyone,



My daughter has had eczema for many years now and has not grown out of it as the doctors suggested she might. I have tried tons of creams, steroids, lotions, and all of the other remedies people suggest. Nothing has really helped.



Eczema has been tied to food allergies, but doctors (in the US) will argue with you that there is no connection. I am a nutritionist and did a lot of research and did find some older research from England and a few other countries where they showed a definite connection. As far as the Crisco suggestion, I would not use it because our skin still needs the oxygen exposure and Olive oil would be a much better choice. Our skin absorbs the things we put on it and so when we put Crisco, we are just giving them more saturated fats. I would use olive oil, and the reason is that the Omega 3 fats in the olive oil help reduce inflammation and the vitamin E in olive oil help  keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated.



I have found with my daughter that bathing is very hard on them when they are having a flare up because the water hurts thier skin. My doctor suggested putting about 1/4 cup bleach in the bathwater (about 1/2 tubful of water) to help kill any bacteria so that the eczema will not become infected. Also taking her to the swimming pool during the summer does wonders!



 

Danette - posted on 03/13/2009

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my son is 5 and has had eczema since he was 1 i do use a prescribed cream which is called protopic and that help's!   you can try just plain crisco! use dye free, scent free detergent, those are a few thing's that helped my son. good luck,!

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my daughter has eczema, and so does her older brother (who lives with his mom). Eczema sucks! I am sure her brother gets it from a lot of his allergies. But I had my daughter tested by THREE diff doctors and they all said she is allergic to NOTHING! Apparently, she just has sensitive skin. I hear that eventually children can grow-out of it. I am hoping.



Meanwhile I have tried so many different things. Allergy medicine helped (funny ... since she has no allergies) but her doct perscribed it, guess it helps with the itching. Giving baths helps, and immediately applying lotion after the bath. But I wouldn't do vaseline. Actually my pediatrician doc suggested crisco (crazy ... but it is all-natural ingredients, vegetables) not the spray kind of course! I used that for quite awhile. Now I use Eucerin Calming Creme. I think the biggest hurdle is first getting rid of the sores and dark red itchy spots. When there are spots like that, that is when the lotions sting. Her allegy doc gave us 2 meds that helped a lot: 1-mupirocin ointment. That one was for the open-sore spots only. 2-Triamcinolone Acetonide cream. That one is for the itchy spots without open-sores. Then I only put the lotion where there aren't bad spots, to keep her from getting them again. Of course it's inevittable! I have also had her sit in oatmeal baths (Aveeno has one, and there are off-brands). And the major thing was keeping her from scratching! It's almost impossible to stop at night ... so I did two things for that: 1-keep her nails completely cut-off; 2-she wears gloves while she sleeps. Mostly we use socks - and at first I had to use med-tape (the not-hurting kind) to keep her from tearing them off. Also used some medical wraps to cover the bad spots so she wouldn't scratch them, so they could heal.



You should have your sons allergies tested. You could try to take dairy, nuts, wheat, eggs, other primary allergy things out of his diet. Then slowly bring them back to see if it makes a difference. Also use only sensitive soaps --- like dove liquid kind. And with fabric softeners and laundry detergent ... only use the sensitive kinds. And if you have to use bleach, do two rinses. There are so many things that can irritate our skin! You never know what it could be ... I hope this helps!

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