How do you cure eczema and their break throughs???

Cynthea - posted on 01/24/2012 ( 79 moms have responded )

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Ok I have a 7 month old son and he has a really bad case of eczema... I don't know how to get rid of it, I've tried vaseline, dove soap, all laundry detergent, aquaphor, aveeno and everything else and I still can't get rid of it or even cure the break throughs, I'm really needing help on this because his skin is getting worse... So If there is any moms out there that has dealt with this kind of situation it would be greatly appreciated if someone out there could help me....

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Sarah - posted on 03/02/2012

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We use A Japanese water technology that hooks up to our kitchen sink,,,we started using kangen water and his skin cleared up completely,,we tried everything else and nothing worked,,he was covered from head to toe!! It makes 7 different types of waters!! We love it!!

Debra - posted on 03/30/2012

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Sarah - posted on 01/31/2012

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Go to the doctor and get a medicated cream to clear it up. If you can't afford a doctor, go to the pharmacy and ask if they have any over-the-counter 3% hydrocortisone cream. Mix it 50:50 with a moisturizing cream (while he's still so young). Really though, the doctor can order something better. This cream would only be used to clear up break outs for a short period of time, not as a preventative.



For prevention: Then baths every day (contrary to popular opinion - this is medically sound). Not too hot a water, and lay off any soaps/bubbles in the tub when he has a breakout. You need the daily baths in order to rehydrate the skin. Eczema is a disorder where the skin can't maintain the balance of moisture. The baths help to re-moisturize. After the bath, seal in the moisture with a good cream moisturizer (we really like Aveeno Baby). Good luck to you!

Medic - posted on 01/24/2012

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You can't cure eczema, you can only manage the out breaks and rashes. My daughter gets out breaks really fast and they are bad, we mix hydrocortizone cream with cephacil lotion and it clears it up in a matter of hours.

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Jessica - posted on 03/31/2013

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My son also had excemia. He had it so bad it looked like chemical burns all over his body. What he have done for the past year that really really helps is....We got rid all detergents and soaps. We use vinegar in all of the laundry, not just his. We don't use any soap in his bath, and if you share the tub with him, wash it out with vinegar before you put him in it. Vinegar is all natural and actually cleans really really well. it's the first all natural thing we've done for him and it's the first thing that has worked at all. The only time he has broken out in the past year was when he was sick. It works absolute wonders. I hope it helps. :)

Amanda - posted on 03/30/2012

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My daughter has a bad case of eczema too, we tried everything to cure it. Finally our pediatrician told us about this lotion that you can buy over the counter. It is called Cetaphil Daily Advanced Lotion. It's not cheap but it works. You have to put it on at least 4 times a day but we have seen a HUGE improvement in her skin. I would highly recommend this for your son. It is for any age not just for babies, so it should be safe for your baby boy! Hope this has helped! :)

Hannah - posted on 03/29/2012

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Take him to his doctor and theyll prescribe steroid cream. Then once its cleared up, get an aloe vera plant to use when it starts xoming back. Also, aveeno oatmeal bath sachets work awesome. Use those in his bath instead of bubble bath, and when you go to walmart or wherever next ask he Pharmacist to recommend a moisturiser for eczema. I cant remember he name of the one we have.. But my son had horrible eczema and all of the above worked to gt rid of it..npw he just has one patch left on his cheek :).

Erica - posted on 03/29/2012

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Don't use any soaps, shampoo, detergent, lotions, etc. that are scented. And don't bath him as often. The good news is that when they have eczema as an infant they usually grow out of it. It's when you get it as an adult that really sucks. Try the Earth's Best Organics brand, they make everything from bath-wash to detergent to diapers. Even if your not into organic food you may as well give it a try. Good luck! :)

Rachael - posted on 03/27/2012

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My son has eczema, and I tried lots of stuff. Then I got this random thought to try butt paste. The Boudreaux's butt paste made the outbreak on his stomach disappear over night. Aveeno soothing relief moisture cream, which you can find with all of the baby lotions at walmart has also worked wonders.

Anna - posted on 03/27/2012

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Dealing with over a decade of eczema for three of us and living in many countries these are some of the things we have done to alleviate the problems which have worked around the globe. Number one most important is to filter our bath water! This might seem incredible but it makes such a difference! Then use aloe vera - fresh if possible. Stop all milk products. Eat organic virgin coconut oil (in cooking or a couple of teaspoons a day - good substitute for butter) and put directly on skin. Keep house wiped down (dust and pollution ) and do not let anyone wear outdoor shoes in your home. Bath before bed (body defences are down at night, skin heals at night needs to be clean and free of toxins and pollution traces). No hot water. SLS paraben free products. Avoid putting petroleum on your skin. Organic virgin coconut oil and OV olive oil moisturise far better and are not cancerous. Milk on one of my daughters skin makes it flare up worse. Oatmeal is soothing. Use cleaning products that you could drink - really do not use chemical stuff, synthetic perfumes, etc. Use eco balls or ecological washing liquid for your washing. Wear organic cotton / silk especially for sleeping with.

Marta - posted on 03/27/2012

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Emu oil works extremely well, but I hate the smell of it. If he is really bad however, it might be worth it to get it to clear up. There are several websites where you can order it, or perhaps you have a local source. Marta

Cindy - posted on 03/27/2012

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My oldest boy had this issue. We found sugar and wheat to be huge contributing factors to making it worse. We eat gluten free now to avoid the wheat in products. We use cetaphil (not sure I spelled that correctly) lotion and soap. Wal-Mart has a good generic brand. Also the doc gave us a topical lotion prescription specifically for the break out areas. We do not need the lotion as much now that the food intake has changed.

Whitney - posted on 03/26/2012

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Debra - posted on 03/26/2012

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Kristy - posted on 03/19/2012

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Catherine - posted on 03/15/2012

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Leonie - posted on 03/15/2012

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My 11 month old gets an eczema rash on his shoulders. I make sure his baths are not hot and I have been moisturizing his skin with Hemp cream. You can buy it from the Body Shop here in Australia and it is for extremely dry skin. The doctor did give me a script for cortisone cream but I was worried about it thinning the skin. I use the Hemp cream on my hands when I get eczema in winter and it takes that burning itchy feeling away and clears it up fairly fast. When I use it on my son he doesn't seem to get the flare up.

Barbara - posted on 03/13/2012

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My daughter who will be five soon has had eczema since she was two months. Yes, it was a tiring journey. Something would work for a short period of time and she hated hydrocortizones and thick lotions. I bathed her in oatmeal, and change lotion so often as nothing seemed to really work. Just early last year a holistic doctor recommended juicing, and stay away from meat (all kinds including chicken, beef, pork etc) even fish. Your son is probably starting to eat so he might like juicing. My kids love it-even my 2 year old. The juice mainly consist of 4 carrots, an apple. a stalk of celery, a handful of spinach or other salad greens. I pretty much use whatever I have. I've used cucumbers, bok choy, red leaf, green leaf lettuce. I tell you juicing and staying away from meat has made a world of a difference. We eat chicken once or twice a week but make sure its organic. You can feed your baby quinoa, chia, and other high in protein beans. It is important that he develops a healthy taste bud now, Also it will be wise to keep him away from gluten and dairy. Look for alternatives and supplements. I give my daughter and 2 year old fish oil to chew as a way to get all the good omega-3 oil. Watch his bowel movements. I notice that when my daughter doesnt go at least once a day, she starts having problems. Anyways, since our visit to the holistic doctor, my daughter has been pretty much clear 'till recently. She started kindergarten and has been eating other kids food at school and I started slacking with juicing etc. Started juicing again and can already see improvement. I'm very happy that we have it at least under control!

Anna - posted on 03/11/2012

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I read a book 'The Healthy Skin Diet' and from that we tried to avoid certain foods with our 15month daughter. (Margarine, white bread, eggs and any foods with nitrates ie bacon) I also tried to feed her foods rich in good oils like salmon and tuna. We started putting Evening Primrose Oil in her bath and avoided all unnatural shampoos and soaps. Eczema had gotten so bad that she scratched so much it bled. After these few lifestyle changes, the eczema completely disappeared within the month. Hope this helps.

Catherine - posted on 03/10/2012

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Megan - posted on 03/10/2012

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My daughter has eczema. She's had it since a month old for two years the doctor did nothing but prescribe ointments and creams. Eventually he decided to send her to a gasterologist (for another reason not eczema) they did blood work on her found out she was allergic to eggs and nuts. Sent her to an allergist to find out she's also allergic to dust mites and dogs and that's the reason for her eczema. If she gets near any of it her skin flairs up. I use no dye, no fragrant soaps and detergents. The allergist also prescribed mometesone and hydrocortisone, aquafor, children's zyrtec. And if she flaird up i would give her benadryl. I also use aveeno baby lotion (very expensive) but works. The allergist said that's fine but to use cream. They have it in aveeno baby but its a lot less and expensive.

Alanea - posted on 03/08/2012

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My son started getting really bad eczema about 3 months old. And we tried everything too, Nothing worked! We toke him to an allergist and we found out it was caused because of his allergies. Dust, cats, even his milk! And the changing weather makes it worse. They only thing you can really do is use stuff WITHOUT any smell. Including lotions, his body wash, laundry detergent. Even you spraying your body spray on you then picking him up can affect him. My son's was so bad he wouldn't sleep through the night cause he was itching so bad. We cut out all the stuff he was allergic too and everything with smell. Every night i give him a bath no longer than 10 minutes. 17 minutes at the most, pat him dry, rub him down with hydrocodone ointment (the nasty oil stuff works better than creams and lotions!) and put him in a onesie sleeper, so he can't itch. He clears up in a few days. But the weather does play a BIG part on their skin. On rainy and cold days it gets worse than on warm sunny days. I hope i have helped you out.

Amanda - posted on 03/08/2012

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Sometimes it wont go away for a long time, i use all laundry detergent, keep up with Vaseline daily and maybe ask doctor they can give you certain ointment for it and it works well.

A. Ross - posted on 03/08/2012

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My twins both suffer from eczema. What has worked for us is a natural cream we use called Caldula cream you can get it from any whole foods store and I also use Shea butter in its purest form also at the whole food store try this and see how it works for you. I love natural remedies and I think they work a lot better for my girls than over the counter meds. Hope this helps. :)

Debra - posted on 03/08/2012

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@Angela, your are so right a lot of time getting eczema under control is as simple as changing detergent, cleaning products and diet. Your body is having an allergic reaction to something that you are coming in contact with. I would love to send anyone that want to try, a sample of Renew Intensive Skin Therapy that is 7x more efective on moisture retention than Eucerin, the #1 lotion recomended by dermatologists. Renew has really made a difference in many people lives along with other changes in their lives.

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Angela - posted on 03/08/2012

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When my daughter was one, a lady came up to my pram and blurted at me, "Change your washing powder!!" I thought she was quite rude, as i was quite sensitive about the eczema that covered her face, arms and legs, as it was always weeping. The woman apologised and explained that she had suffered for years and her daughter had suffered too, until they changed their washing powder to Omo Sensitive, and rewashed all their clothes in it. I still thought the woman was a bit crazy, but I thought - I have nothing to lose if it is to simply change my washing powder. Well, it worked. 70 percent of her eczema cleared up, and what remained was attributed to the dairy in her diet which has since cleared up. I don't know if you have Omo Sensitive in America, but we have it here in Australia. Ecostore works well too. I know I sound like an advertisement, but it really did change our lives.

Monica - posted on 03/07/2012

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My boy had eczema outbreaks from 4 to 10 months of age, it's all gone now (he's 14 months), what I used to do is moustorize his body 3x/day with colloidal oatmeal cream and face about 5x/day. I used an emollient I bought from an allergy shop online in his bath with aveno gentle wash and use Dermaid 1% sparingly on the critical spots after his bath and before moustorizing for the night. On his face I used Elidel as his paed said cortisone shouldn't be used on the face. His critical spots were cheeks, head, back and behind knees sometimes. Good luck and I hope your bub gets over it.

Christiine - posted on 03/06/2012

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i also have a 7 month old baby girl who has eczema i took her to doctors the prescribed her hydrocortisone/ hyderm cream it really works

Julieana - posted on 03/06/2012

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My 6 yr old dotter is suffering from eczema,all i did was moisturizing her,make sure her hygiene is clean,nails were short,n make sure to stay away from dust,pollens..coz this will make the skin worst..:-)

Tammi - posted on 03/06/2012

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My daughter's allergy specialist,told me to do a few things. 1st apply Hydrocortizone to the infected area,then apply vanicream lotion over it. Use the vanicream several times a day,specially after baths. Vanicream is what they recommend for eczema.It has no dyes,perfume ect.Also use vanicream soap in the tub,no bubble baths.And use 100% cotton,from clothes,to sheets. Always keep there skin moist.My daughter has very bad eczema,and this helps alot.

Tiffany - posted on 03/05/2012

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Make sure the area stays dry and find a good eczema cream thats gentle for lil one .. my daughter had eczema from the time she was 1 til she was about 2 and a half right in the creases of her elbows and and parts of her arms the times i felt it would mostly flare up would be on very hot days so has long as you keep it clean and dry from moisture and find a medicinal cream you should be good to go... My daughter outgrew it she seemed to only be affected for that amount of time and now she is 6 almost 7 and has never had it again..

Gabrielle - posted on 03/05/2012

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My son is almost 3 and he has it bad on his legs. We ended up getting Equate Anti-Itch Plus from walmart. We put it on every night after his bath. We took him to see his dr to find out what to use. The dr told us to use aquaphor or very thick lotion. That would work for a while but then it would come back. So far with the anti- itch plus his eczema hasn't come back.

Tracey - posted on 03/05/2012

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My eldest daughter had it really bad and it can be cured if treated properly. I got sick of all the doctors saying yry this cream etc etc. That's when i decided to get her allergy testrd and found out at 1 that she had a dairy, wheat, citrus intolerance. she also couldn't have any preservatives or colours. we changed her while diet and noticed a difference in a month. She went on that diet for approx 2 years. She is now 6 and is on a full diet of whatever she wants. No eczema for over 3 years. My now son of 7 months started the same, I have taken all dairy from my diet and put vegesorb on his skin every nappy change and after bath time and his skin is perfect. Sometimes he flares up but mostly around the mouth due to teething. He also has oatmeal in is bath water. Good luck,hopefully you find something that works. I would start with the food and the find something to keep his skin moist.

Erin - posted on 03/03/2012

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Me and my son have eczema, it can be caused/made worse by sensitivities, stress, or allergies....My son does not have celiac but i noticed if i don't give him wheat products for a few days the eczema goes away.

The only other thing that helped him is the California Baby Calendula cream. It is a little pricey but it lasts forever. I put it on him several times a day. Calendula and some of the other herbs in that cream are good with treating eczema.

The other posters are correct Eczema has no cure.

Joy - posted on 03/02/2012

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If its that bad I would suggest u see ur sons pediatrician but if you still want to try OTC buy the cerave lotion.

CJ - posted on 03/02/2012

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My dauhter had to get a prescription lotion for her eczema breakout when she was about the same age, after it was gone I just made sure to get her bathwash/sunscreen/lotion's that were fracrance free. I also got a mosturizing body wash and put lotion on her every other day right after bath. Her doctor reccomended Eucerin brand lotion. She hasn't had a breakout yet. You may also need a gentler laundry detergent, or just use less when you wash your sons clothes/blankets/bedding.

Lori - posted on 03/01/2012

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Along the lines of what Lori Reese was saying, I'd look into it being a possible allergic reaction. It doesn't necessarily have to be from a soap or lotion... it could also be caused by something your baby is eating that he's allergic to. Most commonly... dairy. There can be no other symptoms other than the eczema rash, or there can be other symptoms too. If none of the suggestions the others have made above are doing enough, try cutting dairy out of his diet. (If you're still breastfeeding that will mean you have to cut it out of your diet too). Dairy is in sooooo many products we eat and you'll have to cut it out completely for several weeks before you know for sure that that's what it is. That means, no milk, no butter, no cheese, and watch for things in food labels such as casins. Many breads and crackers contain dairy. Even dairy "substitutes" (like veggie shreds (fake shredded cheese) can still contain some dairy, the main ingredient is soy, but they use dairy proteins to bind it together.).

Lori - posted on 02/29/2012

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Are you sure it is eczema and not an allergic reaction? My son had a rash on his stomach and legs from the time he was a few months old, I was told by 2 pediatricians that it was eczema but none of the traditional things or creams made any difference. We moved and I took my son to a new doctor, he immediately did a blood test and check for allergies, sure enough my son was allergic to several different things, it was weird because he never sneezed or anything like that, just the rash, but once we managed the allergies the rash went away and never came back. Might be worth asking your pediatrician.

Jennifer - posted on 02/28/2012

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aquaphor cream found any retail like walmart, walgreens, cvs. It is going to be in baby section and will be about $6-8 per bottle. It is for babies but adults can use it too. Both me and my kid have eczema. It helps and we use a ton of oatmeal based products.

Denise - posted on 02/28/2012

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Hi everyone, I have read all the posts and I have to say, exzema can be cured. My son had it from the age of 1 till he was 3 years old. I switching my laundry soap, and my bathroom cleaners to the Melaleuca products and I used the Renew Lotion on his skin as well as the Melaleuca oil in his bath and it completely cleared it up and it has never come back. I don't think there is anything out there that can compare, even is price.



Denise

Denise - posted on 02/28/2012

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My Son had eczema up until he was 3. I started using the Melaleuca Renew Cream and their cleaning products to clean the tub and to wash my son's clothes and he has been eczema free ever since. He is almost 8 years old now and it has never come back. Consider changing your laundry detergent. Alot of times it is actually the cause. Also food alergies. If you want more info about the products I use, inbox me.

Good luck with this.

Denise

Dionne - posted on 02/21/2012

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hey Cynthea! Have you found anything that helps yet? I understand the struggle! My daughter used to suffer from eczema as well. The main things you have to look at is the laundry soap you are using, the soaps you bathe him in ( and even the cleaners you are using the clean the tub he is bathing in) and then of course finding a lotion that actually heals. I found that all through a online wellness company 10 years ago and she hasn't had eczema since! I can send you some other stories from other moms for you to read as well. You can private message me or email me at familyfuture2006@yahoo.com. Hope you can find something to help!! Wishing you all the best!!!

Dionne Prins

Carrie - posted on 02/08/2012

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Both my kids have had ezcema since birth. I have had to learn to only use soap on the "dirty parts" not any where else on the body; no matter the soap. Don't towel dry after baths and lotion them up right after the bath to lock in the moisture and then put on cotton jammies to help the skin suck up all the moisture. For some really bad break outs I have had to restort to prescription cortizone cream from the Dr. They also have some over the counter cortizone creams but they don't work as quickly as the rx. Like what every one else has said unfortunately you can't cure it you can only calm it and treat when needed.

Debra - posted on 02/07/2012

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Hi Cynthea,

Eczema is usally caused from an allergic reaction from something the person is coming in contact with. It could be food, laundry detergent, cleaning products, perfumes, toxins in the air etc.The pores of our skin is sucking up all of this and causing excess dryness. Try to pay attention and see if you can detect when you child is bothered the most with his eczema and try find a substitute for it. Melaleuca has an intensive skin therapy moisture retention lotion called Renew thas has been clinically proven to heal and protect even the driest skin. Using the lotion along with a gold bar of soap, the laundry detergent, and converting your home to natural cleaning products have given a lot of families great relief from eczema. You can only obtain these products from the manufacturer they are not sold in stores. If you or any one else would like to give them a try let me know and I will help you with info. to obtain them. The products are 100% guranteed...message me for more info.

Kelly - posted on 02/07/2012

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My daughter had horrible eczema...it took over her whole body :-( We figured out it was milk and took her off of it and now she only has a little bit around her mouth cuz she loves cheese sticks! Goodluck and hope he feels better soon!

Heidi - posted on 02/07/2012

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Hi Cynthea,

We have had issues with that also and we use and have switched our whole home to Melaleuca products. They have a lotion called Renew. Amazing stuff and I have heard so many amazing stories of kids being healed. They offer all chemical free products.



If you want more information, let me know.

Debra - posted on 02/06/2012

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Hi Cynthea,



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Kat - posted on 02/05/2012

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Hi Cynthea,

My son has had severe eczema since he was 6 months, he is 8 now and still has it but not as worse.

You could try wet wrapping your son, which is covering the infected ares with a Lemnis fatty cream (sorry im from New Zealand and thats what its called over here) or Aqueios cream, and then wrapping it with wet bandages, but not the fluffy bandages as it would stick to the skin when all dried, but thats for really bad out breaks.

You could also try the hydrocortizone creams but since that has steroids in it I try not to use it as often.

Is he scrathcing the exzema to the point where it bleeds at sleep times?

You could try Phenagen. That curbs the itchy feeling but makes children drowsey so best to give before sleep time.

I hope Ive been of some sort of help. This is my first post :) lol.

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