does anybody have a idea for what to use for eczema?

Kerry-ann - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 275 moms have responded )

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my baby boy has eczema all over his body he has to wear mittens because he scratches himself to pieces have tried alot of creams,oil changed formula to allergy free one but nothing seems to help would be much appreciated if you could help with some ideas.

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Brittny - posted on 01/05/2010

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My oldest son has eczema and it gets really bad over the winter months. We do the Aveeno Oatmeal baths once in a while which is good but what works the best for us is Cortozone 10. My Dr. recommended trying it before any prescriptions and it works miracles. I put it on him at bedtime (his hands get the worst) and then I put thin mittens on him. In the morning his hands are really smooth and the rash is basically gone. We do this about once a week because of the drier months. Hope it helps!

Lynsey - posted on 01/05/2010

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My baby girl (10 months) has eczema. Got oilatum for the bath & steroid cream from the docs but have been reluctant to use that. Oilatum cream works ok for mild outbreaks & sudocrem's quite effective. Recently went on hols and taking her swimming has worked wonders! It's only since we've been back that her skins drying out again. We've changed fabric conditioner as well and that seems to help.

Lori - posted on 01/05/2010

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Hi. My first son had very bad eczema. I had to use cortisone(perscription) and glaxal base cream applied onto damp skin. Now he is older and my littlest only gets irritation when teething on his face, and what works the best for me is Aveeno baby cream. Now you need to use cream with eczema not lotion. I apply it on damp skin after a bath or after washing their face, etc. It clears it up very quickly. I wish I had known about it with my first. It works great on his flair ups.. I put it on 2 times a day and all over my oldest's body and in 2 days it is almost gone! The aveeno oatmeal baths work great also but they have to be old enough to use them.

Sarah - posted on 01/05/2010

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eucerin and put original oatmeal in a panty hose and you can use it as a moisturiser in the bath.

Ashley - posted on 01/05/2010

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Eucerin works very well if you dont want to get a prescription cream from your ped.

Terrestia - posted on 01/05/2010

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There is a whole line of lotion ,body wash etc. that is better then the number one lotion Ecurine. Many success stories on severe eczema being cured (if I may say that). Contact me on how to get a lotion that is 100% money back guarentee. Life changing I promise.



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something with mineral oil is good to moisturize...... also only use free and clear soaps and laundry detergant.... oh and no fabric softiner... try keeping loose fitting cotton clothes on them too

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Both my kiddos have it too, very badly and what we did was hunt for the main trigger. We used a trimaclizone as prescribed only to find out that they were both sensitive to the cream's lotion component. Indeed they are sensitive to most commercial dyes, fragrances and petroleum based things like mineral oil. We went organic for all cleansers, soap and lotions and now they rarely have an issue. Unfortunately my husband's eczema is triggered by some of the plants in the organic stuff. LOL.

Alecia - posted on 01/05/2010

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vaseline!! simple, cheap, safe and works better than a perscription!!!! But over all it's usually caused by an allergy so did u change laundry soap dryer sheet or any other household soap around the time it started?

Amanda - posted on 01/05/2010

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There is a lotion called Renew and now they have Renew body wash SAFE for babies AND Renew hand soap! It's awesome stuff for dry skin and especially for severe dry skin like ezcema.

Tiffany - posted on 01/05/2010

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My son has eczema all over his body as well and it is pretty bad... his doctor recommended Hydrolatum.. its about $12 but its a huge tub of cream.. i put this on my son twice a day and within a few days i saw and felt a huge difference!! i really recommend it!

Kendal - posted on 01/05/2010

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I have two sons who have it... one more so than the other but we use Eucerin cream which works pretty well. One thing that we noticed with the one who has flare ups alot is that it dramatically decreased when we took him out of daycare. As odd as it may sound, the cleansers they use on the floor mats or other things he was regulary on may have been increasing his eczema. I don't know if your son attends a daycare but if he does you might want to look in to it! Hope this helps.

Amanda - posted on 01/05/2010

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My son has had eczema since he was a baby...I use Free and Clear All detergent so his skin doesnt get irritated, no bubble bath, use Dove soap so it keeps his skin soft and hydrated and use a lotion that has been approved by dermatologist....I took him to a dermatologist and they prescribed him medicine that works very well.

Christal - posted on 01/05/2010

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my 6 yr old has it and hydrocortozone is not good to use all the time so the dr gave me aquaphor and it works he dosent scratch anymore but u ahve to use it every day

Shawnna - posted on 01/05/2010

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My second child had broke out when she was about 6 months old, on her hands, face, & a little patch on her chest. It finally cleared up when she was 2 years old. After seeing skin specialist after skin specialist, the creams would only work for 2 weeks. It was such a bad case of eczema that it would puss on it's own(while she would be sleeping). One day I set down with my great-grandmother & asked her what she thinks I should do. I come from a catholic background, she told me to take my daughter to the preist. I told him how bad it hurts to see my child in so much pain. The preist said a prayer & put holly water over the eczema & gave me a small bottle of holly water. I would put holly water over the eczema at night & say a little prayer(you have to belive it will work). In about a week & a half the eczema cleared. She is 7 years old now & her face & hands are cleared of scares from the scratching. She has not had any out breaks since. I also have it, but only on my hands.....I only get it when I get stressed out. Oh, Dove soap works the best, it does not dry the skin. Hope this helps. I feel your pain.

Sylvia - posted on 01/05/2010

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melissa i too use baking soda in bath water it is a skin softner and helps with the itching

Bobbie - posted on 01/05/2010

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at the pharmacy they have a big white bottle of cream works wonders and the same brand has bar soap. thats what my daughters doc had me try after nothing else worked. i would do both plus benadryl. and she also told me to wash his bedding daily or every other day and to use special detergent. its alot of work but worth it when they are so miserable. let me know if you need more ideas. goodluck and i hope he feels better...winter is the worst for eczema..

Melissa - posted on 01/05/2010

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You know...I have tried everything and each kiddo is different, but my son's allergist recommended a "bleach bath". Just put a little bit of bleach in your baby's bath water (I also add baking soda to stop itching) and it is amazing how it clears the skin up. Only use bleach when you have break outs. I use baking soda at every bath. Good luck! I know it is frustrating! The bleach thing was a study done at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Laura - posted on 01/05/2010

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There is a cream by johnson and johnson and there is also the wash(both say eczema). These have seemed to help my son more than any others. My doctor has given me many of creams and none have seemed to work, this one however has seems to work.

Esther - posted on 01/05/2010

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Well, my daughter suffers from it as well & she uses QV cream, works for her.

Sylvia - posted on 01/05/2010

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this past year has been a horrible year for my ezcema have tried lots of things nothing is working right now but it will clear up only one of my four sons has the same problem and he has said the same thing to me i too have seen derms over and over again i am allergic to lambs wool and lanolin i have a great time i use oil bases soap unscented everything double rinse my clothes it helps but it doesnt clear it up

Kim - posted on 01/05/2010

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I have had ezcema my whole life and have tried every cream but recently got told to try goats milk and oatmeal soap it works great especially if you use the goats milk moistoriser with it... this is the only thing that has ever totally cleared me up within a week

Holly - posted on 01/05/2010

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My doctor gave me doublebase cream when Mia had eczema when she was 8weeks old i also stopped using johnsons and now use Horns and Halos products designed for babies with sensitive skin inc eczema you can get it from Asda. Mias skin is soooo clear now no problems at all!!

Amanda - posted on 01/04/2010

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My 18 month old boy has had the same prob with eczema since he was newborn...the best best best thing is EUCERIN creme not the lotions but the creme that is in a jar its a thick cream and it really coats their skin and brings relief its amazing...i too have had probs on and off with severe dry skin and this Eucerin creme was reccommended to me by my doctor...you can get it at any drug store or store where u can buy lotions...i actually even get teh Equate Walmart brand when I shop at walmart...it works the same....also I like to use Queen helene cocoa butter its very soothing and good for babies skin....But honestly try the Eucerin creme...its really helps! Best wishes to u and ur baby hope this helps!

Candy - posted on 01/04/2010

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Both my sons have it and the Doc told me to use aveeno non scented lotion and i have a steroid cream for the really bad areas. Ask your Doc..

Sarita - posted on 01/04/2010

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hydrocortizone cream 1%. if its really bad ask your doc to presrcribe the 2.5 and also watch your detergent it can irrtate eczema. and certain soaps to and lotions go with jergans healing also aquafur by userin works great too. all my kids have it so i know what your going through. hope this helps. also eczema is a blood disorder so formula wouldnt make a differnece

Kassie - posted on 01/04/2010

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I have 3 who have had or have eczema. The only thing I have found to work it a cream I make. We have tried everything from over the counter to prescription. It is

1 bottle of baby lotion

1 jar of vitamin E cream

1 jar of vasaline



I just mix it with a plastic fork or knife in a tupperware container.

hope this helps!

Devin - posted on 01/04/2010

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i've heard of coconut oil, taking it orally. it helps heal from the inside to the outside.

Tawni - posted on 01/04/2010

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i had really bad eczema when i was a tot. my pediatrician had prescribed me some cream to rub on where it was and it instantly worked for me. after 1 tube of the cream my eczema went away sry i dnt remember what it was called. it was 17 yrs ago

Janice - posted on 01/04/2010

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My son had it and our pediatrician suggested eucerin(spelling?) and aveeno baby worked too.

Sarah - posted on 01/04/2010

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my babies all have bad eczema in the winter. we visit an Amish grandma every couple of months for natural remedies. she suggested- soaking briefly in warm water to soften and warm skin, then slather liberally in olive oil. its important to stick 100% cotton and avoid polyester, and fragrance in soaps, oils/residue in laundry detergent.

Lacey - posted on 01/04/2010

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MY daughter has eczema and the peds dermatologist told us to use the hydrocortisone cream on her as well for the itching. The other thing that she told us was to use the Cetaphil products. Make sure there is no fragrance to any product your put on her, the derm told us that would just severly irritate her skin.

Heather - posted on 01/04/2010

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Extra emolient night cream from Mary Kay has helped others with it. It is a very thick moisturizer. marykay.com

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Thanks for the link my daughter also has bad eczema we are always looking for products to use. We currently use Hydrocortizone too but I don't like to use it very often.

thanks

Andrea

Angelia - posted on 01/04/2010

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My daughter (11) has had severe eczema all her life. She use to itch her little ankles until they would bleed as well. It all started around 6 months. First thing to do is stop bathing daily. It washes all his oils away. If he is dirty wipe him down with a damp cloth on the dirty areas. And the other days just use the soap where he needs it (under arms, private areas, anywhere else he collects dirt. Make sure his bath is warm not hot. Hot water dries you out worse. When you do bath him use an all natural soap. We use a no name oatmeal soap from sprouts farmers market it is 1.99 a bar. When you get him out of the bath don't rub with the towel instead pat him down. Leave a little water. Immediately use an all natural chemical/fragrance free lotion. You can find them at your local vitamin shoppe, health food store, or farmers market.



Use a chemical free detergent for his clothing and bedding. My daughter uses a benedryl itch stick to deal with any short term itching now. We have tried all the alternatives before going this route. Including the hydrocortisone creams both OTC and prescription. The problem with them is you can only use it for so long because it thins their skin out. If you follow the list I gave it will assist in preventive measures to cope with the Eczema long term. Adding oatmeal to the bath on the bad days will also help soothe as well.



My daughter can not have anything with fragrance on her skin at all. Even all natural oils, aloe from the plant, fragrant all natural moisturizers burn like crazy. When she was younger she just couldn't point to the culprits of her pain. Sadly some of the remedys out there just make it worse. Hope this helps. Good Luck.

Catherine - posted on 01/04/2010

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i have had eczema since i was a baby and i have been to see skin specialists, had light treatment etc, when i was little, my mam used to get the tubifast bandages off the doctor and also ones that are like a creamy feel, it really helped me when i was young, and if his skins dry, i find that epaderm is really good and it lasts ages. hope this helps you.

Sylvia - posted on 01/04/2010

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it does suck unless you have it you dont understand the itching it can drive you insane

Dez - posted on 01/04/2010

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Some babies are just born with it. My daughter was & it sucks cause she has it all over. The doctor should be able to give you a cream to control it. Good luck

Sylvia - posted on 01/04/2010

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my third son had it as well in the groin area i dont know what country you are in but i used iwk buttucks paste it helped him the pharmacies mix a formula here in nova scotia also i only used 100 percent cotton clothing on him and bathed him only two or three times a weekjust used to sponge him down and always used no soap on him hydro cortizone creams did clear it up and i watched what i fed him and kept dairy away until he was over a year old even today at 20 he still has breakouts as i do

Adrianne - posted on 01/04/2010

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I have had eczema my whole life. It has moved from one spot to the next over the years. I read the other resposes and was suprise not to see my suggestion. My mom put vitimin E from the capsules on it. She also put fish oil from the capsules on it. It worked. Of couse it always would come back in another spot but it stopped the itch at night for sure and gave me releif

Cyndi - posted on 01/04/2010

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I have found something called newmans nipple cream. It has been so good for my little Lilly she would scratch until there was no skin. It was so bad and then I found this and it has been so good! it has to be a pharmacy that makes its own compounds. good luck to you this has really changed my little girls life. any questions please write me.

Angie - posted on 01/04/2010

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try using oilatum junior emollient bath worksa treat best thing i found any way hope it helps :o)

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I love protopic from the doctor. My oldest son has had it so bad to where he has had to take steroid shots. It's usually linked to something. If my son is nervous about something he will break out. I would try the ointment aquahor. It works pretty good.

Celina - posted on 01/04/2010

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Hi there, my daughter has the same problem, it's all over her body, neck etc. I've noticed it gets worse depending on what she eats, baby food with tomato seems to be a major one for her. Get a note book and write down what he eats and when his eczema is worse, usually you'll notice the eczema will flare up within an hour of him eating if it is food related. As for creams, i'm still struggling to find one to help. I used BK lotion with my son which was fantastic but our local chemist told me they don't get it anymore. If you can get some try it.

Alysa - posted on 01/04/2010

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ostrige oil cream, my freind used it for her serisis its hard to find but work wonders

Allison - posted on 01/04/2010

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Try the Aveeno baby products, they have one especially for eczema and bath treatments too and if that doesn't help then he might need a cortisone cream, I'd ask the his dr if the aveeno doesn't help. My daughter has very sensitive skin and she can only use Aveeno and we've been using it since she was born and every once in a while she'll get a little rash or something, but hasn't gotten that bad since she was very little.

Diane - posted on 01/04/2010

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make sure to only use hypoallergic or for sensitive skin laundry detergent and still double rinse. also do not use fabric softner. only bath him maybe 2-3 times a week. (babies don't get dirty). also go green and use all natural products may help. My son's eczema went away but I still suffer from it although it is getting better. Stress makes it worse.

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