Eczema Help!

Melissa - posted on 10/20/2008 ( 74 moms have responded )

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My oldest (2.5yr old) has really bad eczema on her face it is bleeding and i have tried the things the doc told me to do but im afraid she will be left with scarring to her face if i cant get her to stop scratching its mainly in her sleep. Any suggestions??

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Joelle - posted on 10/28/2008

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i have found that lotions/creams/shampoos with calendula in them really helps! california baby makes a great lotion. my babies eczema has almost disappeared...

Jenifer - posted on 10/23/2008

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This may help! My oldest daughter had eczema really bad since she was a newborn, just like you explained, nothing would help. Finally when she was around one, we found out she had some food allergies(eggs and nuts) and LOTS of environmental allergies, and allergic to all animals with fur. When we could watch all of this more closely, the problem got lots better, before not even presc. lotions would help. My son had the same problem, he had really dry skin, then after I quit breastfeeding and put him on formula, he would break out on his face. I took him to an allergist, and he was allergic to milk, eggs, nuts and soy, and some veggies. He had to be put on a special formula. Now that I can monitor everything he eats, his skin is lots better, also, dont use any laundry soap, dryer sheets, perfumes, ect. Try a lotion called Renew, it is made by Melaleuca. It works wonders!! They also have laundry soap ect.. www.melaleuca.com

Kimberly - posted on 10/24/2008

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My best friends daughter also has severe eczema. After battling with it for two and a half years they decided that something else had to be done but wasn't sure what. They changed doctors and he suggested a food allergy test as well. It sounds crazy but this proved to be rather helpful. They found out that she was severely allergic to nuts, wheat, pork, eggs, and so much more. She is even allergic to latex and some plastics that are found in everyday things. After elliminating these things, her condition has tremendously improved. She still has some problems with this but nothing this severe. They also found that these allergies were having an effect on her mood as well...... they never expected or noticed it until finding out about them. My heart goes out to you and I hope that all these suggestions will help you. It seems that everyone is on the same page with this. I wish her well.

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Sonia - posted on 02/21/2009

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My daughter has Eczema too & the winte get worst especially with our cold weather. So I found a new cream which is Aveeno Eczema Cream & it work amazing. Also once a week I bath her in the Aveeno powder use for Ecxema people to. I hope that will help you.

Cristina - posted on 02/21/2009

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I have a 13 month old that has eczema since he was about 3 months.  His eczema so bad that he also tends to scrath them, then it bleeds.  I have tried so many products out as well and most of them did not seem to work.  It is true that eczema is often times triggered by allergies (mine flares up if I eat gluten).  However, my son was allergy tested and they found that eggs is the only food he is allergic to.



We have completely gone all natural for our cleaning and laundry products.  We have also purchased an allergy casing for his crib mattress, which helps with the dust mites.  As far as creams and lotions, I use California Baby for his bath, then I use Aquaphor on his face as soon as I take him out of the bath (so his skin is still a little wet) - this helps with the redness of the skin.  I also use Aveeno oatmeal bath when his itching becomes unbearable and during flare ups.  My pedia prescribed Atarax at night for the itch, which helps a lot.



I don't know if you live in cold weather....I live in Michigan.  I never go out in the winter without putting Aquaphor in his face.  I was also advised that overheating causes eczema to flair up as well.  So make sure your daughter is dressed appropriately for the weather. 100% cotton for clothing and bedding is also best....avoid wool and fleeces. 



So far, I have not found any all natural products that helps his eczema completely.  Although I am very skeptical about using steroid creams, especially on his face, this is the only thing that helps so far....we use desonide and alclomethasone dipropriate.



 



Good luck!!!

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Sadie - posted on 11/20/2008

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Nordic Naturals Children's DHA www.kteamshealthychoices.com/product_p/n...

When my oldest was about 15 months old he would get dry patches around his mouth, arms, stomach. This stuff is it! I add about a tsp to his oatmeal every morning. Or you can add it to juice it's strawberry flavored, so they love it! You have to heal from the inside out with Exzema. Hope this helps!

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My son had eczema till he wos 19months we tryed everything before now we know its a dairy allege it has gone but his cousin has an allege to wool,it could take doctors 100s of tests to find what causes typs of eczema look on some web sites they help.

Ashley - posted on 11/09/2008

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OK, the first thing you have to do is get some hydrocortizone cream and some benadryl and get the itching under control. I would also ask to see a dermatologist. When my son's face was really bad, he had damaged the skin and it got an infection - but our pediatrician didn't realize it - the derm took one look at it and got him on a cream antibiotic. It helped a ton.

Here are some hints for keeping the eczema under control after you do that. We finally went to National Jewish Med Center - which is the leading research hospital in the country for several things - one is eczema. They gave us much better info than our pediatrician.

1. Stop using soap. If you use shampoo, rinse her whole body and her face twice before getting out of the bath.

2. Get a lotion called VANICREAM - it is the only thing that has helped us. The pediatrician said aquaphor or vaseline, but it didn't work - the vanicream has no parafins, no Paba, no nothing in it - very pure. It has made a big difference. I get mine at Walgreens - if you have to ask them to order it they will.

3. when you wash her clothing or her sheets, etc. Use "all free and clear" not dreft. Dreft has parfumes in it. Also, rinse it at least one extra time after the cycle is done.

4. THIS IS A BIG ONE FOR US - do not use washcloths on her (or wipes or anything like that) we started holding him over the sink and just using our wet hands - and it cleared up almost immediately noticably - or I use a paper towell wet - that seems to be less harsh than a washcloth.

5. there are 2 theories on baths - either only bathe once a week, and then use the lotions as much as possible in between, OR bathe every night and "soak and seal" this means you let her soak in the water (I try to hold a wet compress on his cheeks, but it doesn't always work - at least pour water over her while she plays), then within 3 minutes of getting out you have to completely cover her in the lotion (vanicream) - this seals in the moisture. With adults they say to use compresses on your face or head - since you can't hold them under water like the rest of you, for 2- minutes, then seal with the cream.

Good luck

Loni - posted on 11/09/2008

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I used to have horrible eczema growing, and still do have a rare out break from time to time. My doctor gives me a prescription for a cream called "Dermovate". It's very strong, and most doctors won't give it for children, unless it's like a last resort. My mom used to have to put it on her hands first, and then rub the excess onto me. It's always worked like a charm. I also have to avoid ANY thing that's LEMON scented, and Sunlight Brand Laundry soap, or the lemon dishsoap.



For the nighttime scratching, make her very own "Bedtime Buddies" .... a couple of mitten or sock "pals" that she puts on at bedtime! Good Luck!

Blaine - posted on 11/09/2008

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My son had severe eczema so I can sympathize with you. Has your doc prescribed any meds for her itching like Atarax or Benadryl? I would def ask about that. I give my 22 month old atarax 2x/day. I would also make sure that you cut her nails as short as possible and put socks on her hands at bedtime (if she will tolerate it) Has she been allergy tested? A lot of times, food allergies contribute to the eczema. My son had really bad (gross actually) eczema on his upper lip and as soon as we took egg out of his diet his whole face cleared up!)

Ginnalee - posted on 11/07/2008

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my youngest son(10mos) has eczema on his face as well, he has had it since he was 3mos old. it is starting to get better, but there was a time where it was really bad. the dr told me there was no danger of scarring and now that his face is clearing up there doesn't seem to be. i give him a bath once a week with colloidial oatmeal(i spot clean him when needed) i use a herbal soap from pretty baby called medicine man(www.prettybabysoaps.com), i run a humidifier at night and if he seems to be extra scratchy i put socks on his hands and try to keep him cool(it seems the hotter he gets the more it itches.) i also use aquaphor and locoid cream. i have had people tell me to pin his arms to his sides while he sleeps, i know it sounds bad but sometimes it is the only way to keep them from scratching. hope this helps!

Ginnalee - posted on 11/07/2008

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my youngest son(10mos) has eczema on his face as well, he has had it since he was 3mos old. it is starting to get better, but there was a time where it was really bad. the dr told me there was no danger of scarring and now that his face is clearing up there doesn't seem to be. i give him a bath once a week with colloidial oatmeal(i spot clean him when needed) i use a herbal soap from pretty baby called medicine man(www.prettybabysoaps.com), i run a humidifier at night and if he seems to be extra scratchy i put socks on his hands and try to keep him cool(it seems the hotter he gets the more it itches.) i also use aquaphor and locoid cream. i have had people tell me to pin his arms to his sides while he sleeps, i know it sounds bad but sometimes it is the only way to keep them from scratching. hope this helps!

Donna - posted on 11/07/2008

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hi melissa,

my daughter suffered badly from eczema from birth and still does slightly now when the weather is very hot. have you tried goats milk instead of cows? Before we changed to goats milk my daughter would scratch so hard she was breaking the skin on her knees, hands, chest and sometimes her face. after two or three weeks of using goats milk, instead of cows, her skin started to clear up. as i've said she still suffers from it a little but it is not as bad as it use to be. I've also found that she would be worse at night when the weather is hot, I went to the doctors and he prescribed an anti hestimine medicine which seemed to help. good luck.

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Hi Melissa. It could be a possible food allergy. My daughter developed "eczema" when she was 3 months old. At the time I was exclusively breast-feeding her but we discovered that she was sensitive to any citrus fruits and tomatoes I ate. As soon as I eliminated these foods from my diet, the eczema went away. She is now 5 months old and has beautiful skin! I also use the Arbonne Baby Care Line which contains all natural botanical products and that seems to keep her skin smooth and soft. Hope that helps.

Carrie - posted on 11/03/2008

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Hi - i have a 8 month old who has really bad eczema as well and a few of the responders mentioned a 'glutten free' diet - TOTALLY RECOMMEND that - before that i had tried EVERYTHING all the lotions; ointments; vasoline this world had to offer - and after some strong searching i realized it was the glutten and oats (which for me was also in his aveno baby wash) so even though he wasnt eating anything when he was born - i was washing him in what he was allergic to - so since i switched his baby wash and taken him off glutten - he has been much clearer and happier!!! in fact i just took him to get tested for Celiac desease and i needed to put him on glutten for the blood test and same reaction and it takes a few weeks for him to clear up completely. good luck!

Larenda - posted on 10/29/2008

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My son had what we thought was eczema on his face so we started using Hydrocortizone 2-3 times daily and put the aquaphor on once daily. It seemed to not help at all. He would scratch at it and it would bleed and it was spreading. I went back to the doctor after him having this for 6 weeks and he said that it probably was a perioral rash that can get worse with a steriod(hydrocortizone) So he gave us Eucerin to use-3 times a day and that cleared it up after about a good 2 weeks. Try Eucerin!!!

Torrie - posted on 10/29/2008

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My niece had/has a lot of problems with eczema as well. Her mom uses Aveno body products on her..they seem to work well. they also discovered that some of her problems was allergies in general and she takes Zyrtec 2x a day for it and it has helped immensely

Danielle - posted on 10/28/2008

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Hey there< someone may have already mentioned what im about to say but I cant read them all so here goes, I have had severe eczema most of my life, and I am also a beauty therapist, You will find most doctors will just keep prescribing a higher dose of a steroid cream, but these are only supressants, they only make it look better for while, and the stronger you go on the cream the more the childs skin will need a higher one. I went to a skin therapist, A naturopath and it wasnt till my father took me to a chinese herbalist and I had to drink this nasty stuff, it drew it all out of my body over a couple of weeks, it was so worth the 400 dollars he paid, ive hardly ever got it back, just a little in Summer, but it can also be there diet, if he/she is eating dairy it could be the problem. My younger sister was exactly the same scratching in bed and her face bleeding, mum had to bandage her hands of a night. But honestly saying, "dont scratch" doesnt help, because I practically used to tear my skin apart to satisfy the itch, with scissors a fork, knife, comb, anything sharp. there is also a lavender cream on ebay for eczema, I would just try all the natural ways, instead of steroid creams. also paw paw ointment to soothe the scratches. best of luck, its an awful skin condition, hot water doesnt do it well either. x

Emilee - posted on 10/28/2008

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Hey Melissa,
I have had severe eczema my entire life. My tips for you are: will she keep gloves on? maybe even princess gloves to make it more exciting. I am not sure on dosing and you would have to ask her pediatrician, but children's benadryl might help at night. One other thing is to make a compound out of water and baking soda, tell her it's makeup or a facial mask? I hope this helps!

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My 6 month old has it bad on his face. I have taken to bathing him every 3-4 days as warm water irritates his skin even more. I use Aveeno lotion 15-20 times per day on his face and occasionally through out the day I apply cortisone cream but I am careful to rub it in very well. I also cover his hands at night so he can't scratch. Hope that helps a little.

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Hi,

My boy suffers from eczma, he was really bad as a newborn,but having less flare ups now. I found that washing his clothes in woolwash only and drying them inside helped a great deal,as drying outside they can come into contact with pollands and such,also wash her with aqueous cream,(over the counter from the chemist), also apply this cream throughout the day ( it's safe for the face),when she's better just use plain unperfumed soaps like dove. Other things I found that worked were limiting clothing so he didn't sweat as he'd flare up bad then, certain foods I noticed would flare it up, like acidic foods, and when outside I always put him in long pants and sleeves,as most kids with eczema,react to the grass pollands. I ust to put socks on his hands to stop him scratchng. I hope ths helps.

Leighton - posted on 10/28/2008

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I found some amazing eczema cream on the internet- called FreeDerm HC. it was developed by a mom who was also a pharmacist. it cleared my son's horrible eczema in a few uses. i had tried everything else, and nothing worked- i think this stuff is miracle cream!

Lesley - posted on 10/28/2008

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My daughter is 2 1/2 and we have been dealing with eczema for a good year now. Believe me we have tried everything. After all the creams and all the doctors reccommendations, we went to an allergist. Turns out she is allergic to eggs, soy, oats, nuts and dogs. Once we eliminated these things her eczema cleared up significantly. She still gets breakouts, especially in the colder months. All of our clothing is washed in free and clear detergent, we use vanicream bar soap and shampoo and conditioner from psico.com. Her biggest issues are at night, so we lather up with Eucerin lotion and for the bad patches, we use a mild neosporin ointment and cover the bad spots with bandaids. She tends not to scratch because of the bandaids, plus this heals the open wounds. I always suggest to people who say i've tried everything, to try the allergist and do a test. My daughter was eating cheerios, eggs, waffles and so many other things that were causing her itchiness. The allergists spell eczema, "eggs-zema". Its worth a shot!

Myken - posted on 10/28/2008

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My three month old has terrible eczema and cradle cap. She sees a dermatologist who prescribed a steriod to keep things under control. I use Vanicream and Cetaphil lotion and Cetaphil wash in her bath. Every other product has perfume or other additives that would make it worse. Those products have really helped control her flare-ups. Good luck.....I know how frustrating it can be!

Rene - posted on 10/28/2008

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my sons is awful hes 8 now we've gone through all kinds of medicine and otc stuff then we met a dermetoligist who gave us the lotion its over the counter but it was like a heaven sent for his face i didnt want something with chemicals on his face near his eyes its called SBR-Lipocream i hope its helpful i found what worked for other moms just didnt help poor dennis

Amy - posted on 10/28/2008

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My son also had eczema as a baby/early toddler and found out he had severe food allergies to dairy, eggs, and peanuts. I also used aquafor on his sore areas, used a bath "soap" from California Baby that is all natural without any trace amounts of the common allergies etc..it is expensive for the size of the bottle but it works great (it's a body/hair wash and I found it at Target or you can get it online) also my allergist recommended Vanicream (you get at the pharmacy counter but don't need a prescription) In the end I think it was a combo of food elemination, the proper bath wash and lotions. He pretty much eczema free now. Good luck and I hope this helps you out.

Haley - posted on 10/28/2008

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Have you tried The Body Shop? They have a great lotion that works wonders! If you are interested let me know! I can get you in touch with a consultant or give you their website.

Christina - posted on 10/28/2008

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I'm with Gia on the allergy thing, I noticed my son got little patches on his face a few times after having certain cheese... I use Free & Clear detergent on clothes now, and Aveeno baby bath for him to use in the shower too. :)

Gia - posted on 10/28/2008

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All 3 of my chidren have eczema. Try A&D ointment. Oatmeal baths r good. I only use dove soap and aquaphor evey day. Sometimes the eczema comes from things that they have eaten, get an allergy test for milk, eggs, etc. I found that as the children got older it got better. The doctors can also prescribe a steroidal cream.

Crystal - posted on 10/28/2008

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My son struggled with severe eczema from the age of 2 months to about 20 months. After trying a few cremes prescribed by our doctor we were referred to a dermatologist. He gave us some really strong hydrocortisone and that cleared him up.....but it still kept returning every time we'd get him cleared up. Come to find out it was milk and eggs causing it.

He had horrible patches all over his face and body, I said he looked like a burn vicitim. the best way we found to control the scratching was to get some arm restraints (recommended by a friend whose baby had a cleft pallete and had to use them after surgery so the baby wouldn't mess with the stitches.) They are called Snuggle Wraps....they go on the arm and prevent the child from being able to reach their face.

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My son, Owen, also has very severe eczema. It was so bad that his wrists and arms would bleed. We found out he was allergic to milk, soy, and wheat. They suggested that he complete an allergy panel after he had an asthma attack while he was having a serious breakout with his eczema. Apparently, eczema and asthma are very closely related. That is how we found out his allergies.....and since removing those things from his diet about three weeks ago his eczema has cleared up completely. His doctor also prescribed a topical ointment called Trimcinolone Acetonide that was helping prior to the allergy revelation. Good luck!

Brittney - posted on 10/27/2008

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My niece has eczema really bad on her arms and cheeks only! Her doc. told her to take away lotions, and soaps. That never helped her. They still havent figured out why she has eczema really bad.

Mamasita - posted on 10/27/2008

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I have struggled with excema since I was about 2 myself. I'm so very sorry for your little boy. First of all, go to another dermatologist ASAP for a second opinion. My mom had the same struggles as you. She took me everywhere. Most derms couldn't help us either. My family worried the same as you. Mind you, as I got older, it was all I knew & I just dealt with it. I think my family was more worried for me than I.



Talk to your doc about steroid creams. I have been using name-brand Lidex-E cream (Prescription), & only Lidex E cream since I can remember (even as a small child, my memory goes back to atleast 5 or 6). It is a very strong topical steroid. We tried weaker versions but it didn't work. For me, the oitment version or generics never worked.



Also, by accident I started using Cetaphil body lotion & soap. It is my home wonder fix. After a lifetime (I'm 38) now I only use the Lidex for flare ups. My excema is on my hands, so when I lotion my legs, it applies to my hands & soothes them wonderfully. Nothing else, include Aveeno etc... works as well.



I mainly medicated at night, covered my hands with socks to keep the meds on my fingers. I use rubber gloves religiously as direct contact with most dish soaps & soaps are too harsh. I do use regular Cheer etc... for my clothes. I didn't see an effect on my excema unless there was direct contact.



While he's little choose a delicate soap for him. My mom used oatmeal based soap. I like Cetaphil.



Be careful, he will pick at it. I did for years and years and year. I don't recall when I finally stopped. It will bleed & go through it's cycle (itchy red skin, then puss bubbles, which pop & dry to flaky skin, then the skin flakes & bleeds . . . sound familiar?? That's my experience). I don't know what to tell you to get him to stop. Nothing worked for me except treatment. Vaseline is an interesting idea.



My deepest sypmathy for you. It will work out! Keep on trying & good luck. You can e-mail me if you want.

Betsy - posted on 10/27/2008

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Both of my kids have had issues with eczema and we use the Arbonne Baby Care line. It helped them almost immediately.

Heather - posted on 10/27/2008

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My daughter and I both have eczema. I used aveeno active naturals soothing bath treatment. You add enough water to make it a paste consistancy and spread it on leave it for about a minute and then rinse it off. That may be difficult for your little one to handle though. I also only use aveeno baby lotion with no scents or dyes. I also use laundry soap that is FREE and CLEAR....Thats actually on the bottle...Hope this helps!

Christina - posted on 10/26/2008

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My sons both have pretty mild cases I guess compared to some of you other moms' kids'...but I tried to stay away from meds, and my ped. recommended Eucerin Calming creme. I put that on after they went to sleep (to cut down on the battle of "ew mommy, no! I don't like that!..." ha ha) and within 3-4 days the roughest looking patch was GONE! :)

Ashleigh - posted on 10/26/2008

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My son is 3 years old and has eczema on his face as well. The things that I have found most helpfull is toonly give him a bath or shower every other day. The water dries their skin out. Then on the days that they do bathe,do not rub the ecxema spots dry. Simply pat dry and then apply the Aveno brand lotion for eczema. Hope this helps!

Tonya - posted on 10/25/2008

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My mom used to tell me that her mom used to tape mittens on her hands each night to keep her from scratching. Try that. Also, I am a Mary Kay Consultant and I know the product Extra Emollient Night Cream works great for my rough spots. Its about $11. Good luck.

Jenny - posted on 10/25/2008

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even though they say sudacreme shouldn't really be used on exzema, it does help. as soon as i notice it starting to flare up on my child, i rub in a small amount and it does get rid of it with no harm what so ever to my daughter, its safer for her than other exzema medication and works better

Tabitha - posted on 10/25/2008

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I had ezema when I was young and my daughter has it too, I find Alfa Kerry really works or just olive oil in the bath and then smother her in the alfa Kerry cream before bed.

Lori - posted on 10/24/2008

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Eczema runs in my family really my siblings and I all have it really bad. My 4 year old has it as well. His feet and face get REALLY bad just as you discribed. I brought him to the dematologist and she gave me some ointment that has worked. She also said to limit the baths just rinse him off quick and then ever few days use soap and cetaphil lotion.

Amy - posted on 10/24/2008

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My oldest daughter also has eczema that she scratches till it bleeds. Hers is mostly on her arms. I have tried everything and the only thing I have found that really helped is by Arbonne. It is a little expensive but my daughter said it quit itching and it is natural. It feels like baby oil. You would have to find an Arbonne dealor in your area. If you google Arbonne you should be able to find someone. Good luck.



Amy

Abigail - posted on 10/23/2008

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I've had eczema most of my life and (unfortunately) passed it down to my little one (20 months now). When we discovered he had it too his whole little body was covered in patches and he'd scratch it till it bleed too. I'd already been very careful with lotions, laundry detergents, soaps, etc that were perfume and (in many cases) dye free, but the thing that helped the most was a prescription steroid cream called triamcinolone. When the flare up gets that bad, the only thing that will calm skin down is a steroid. Once we got the initial flair up under control things got a lot better and it's only on rare occasions that I need to use the steroid cream on him now. I've also found that applying lotion right after his bath helps tremendously in keeping his skin from flaring up. Hang in there! It's a hard thing to being going through.

Michelle - posted on 10/23/2008

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My child had ecxema. He would also scratch till it bleed. We went and saw a dermatologist and it got better with prescriptions creams but would always come back finally we saw an allergist and found out he has several allergies and now that we keep him away from those foods his eczema is completely gone. I have also done tea tree oil.

Jodie - posted on 10/23/2008

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My son is 9 and his eczema gets so bad it bleeds! Like a few people said, Auquaphilic cream is best, walmart has it in tubs for around 8-10 dollars. It is best to use it after a fresh soak in the tub.. do not fully dry off, this makes the lotion absorb better. Also, like a few others have said, we actually put socks on our sons hands and we then lightly tape the ends so he cannot get them off. As far as during the day, you can use an allergy med like Benedryl.. there are also plenty of them that do not cause sleepiness if this is a concern, but those things all together do a great job!!

Jessica - posted on 10/23/2008

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My daughter had eczema and I used an all natural product that helps with itch an the healing process. If you google Climb On! TX you should find it. the cream and the bar work great! The ladies who own the shop were very helpful over the phone. I loved the stuff and never had to worry about what i'm putting on my baby girl's face. good luck.

Robin - posted on 10/23/2008

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ya know, try getting a second oppinion about it, and take her to a specialist!! My friends daughter just got out of the hospital (could have died) from an infection in the blood from the SAME THING. I don't want to freak you out!! but it something to take seriously! My children have eczema, but it's mild. I use the Aveno eczema stuff...

Christy - posted on 10/23/2008

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Melissa Trust me on this..I know b/c I've been down the road of allergies....It's Yeast!!! Try cutting back on wheat and sugar and it will make a difference. To the point that You will know when she has had something yeast or sugary.

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Try having her wear mittens to bed. I realize she may not. Another thing you can try is a lotion called Vanicare. It is an over the counter medication lotion. A lot of dermatoligist recommend it. My two year old daughters has flare up of eczemca and this lotion has been a good send.

God Bless,

Misty

Paula - posted on 10/22/2008

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My daughter has eczema as well. The dermatologist recommended using a product called Cerave - there is a lotion and a cream . . . get the cream, they also have a wash that is completely soap free, they are over the counter you can get them at CVS. I have used Aquaphor, and everything else they do not work near as well as this. Also, don't know waht type of detergent you use, but use something like tide free, or all free. We also take singulair sometimes when we have a really bad outbreak, and have a prescription for locoid. Good Luck

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have u already tried hydrocortizone? my son (who has food allergies) has eczema (which our allergy dr said is a chronic condition like diabetes...it may come and go but doesn't necessarily mean he ate the wrong thing or touched something with fragrance..) and a couple days of hyrdro clears it pretty good (because its a steroid we use as infrequently as possible)

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