2 yr. old w/eczema

Julie - posted on 08/04/2009 ( 70 moms have responded )

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My 2yr. old son has eczema really bad. His skin is broke out really bad for about a month know. Any suggestions on what to use to make go away?

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Randi - posted on 08/04/2009

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Aveeno baby soothing relief wash and moisture cream. It works good and dont use hot water in the bath. The shorter the bath the better, I stick my son in the shower alot so he is not always submerged in the water. He thinks its fun and that he's a big boy when he get's to shower. Also I was told to never wash him with anything but my hand so I wasnt striping the skin of layers.

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Summer - posted on 11/09/2011

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PS my Daughter eczema IS NOT ALLERGY related.... it is NOT food related....

Summer - posted on 11/09/2011

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Aveeno Baby made y daughter WORSE !!!! just FYI I found a product totally by accident called Gental Naturals Baby Eczema Cream.... OMG ITS ROCKS !!! I use it to main tain my daughters skin.... I have tried perscriptions and everything nonoe of them have worked REALLY WELL... The other thing I have found for FLAIR UPS the Cortizone*10 ECZEMA cream... works in MINUTES !!!! also I found a baby wash the other day that I found again by accident that is a MIRICAL IN A BOTTLE is all I have to say.... My daughter was flaired up pretty good, and I put her in the tub and used the new soap ( Disney Daily Naturals Baby wash) And Litterall by thre time I washed her and DRIED HER OFF the RED PATCHES WERE GONE !!!!!!!! I nearly fell over !!!!!

the other thing is DO NOT let him sit in the tub with soap IN the water.... make sure its CLear water is sits in soap him up and rinse him at the END of the bath..... or what I did with my daughter was SHOWER with her so the soap will NOT stay on her skin.... also in the tub use a soft wash cloth and SCRUB the eczema patches, it will get the rough skin off and it will help them heal much faster...


if you need more tips or have questions please feel free to message me....

Eczema is a HUGE part of my life....

Summer - posted on 11/09/2011

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Aveeno Baby made y daughter WORSE !!!! just FYI I found a product totally by accident called Gental Naturals Baby Eczema Cream.... OMG ITS ROCKS !!! I use it to main tain my daughters skin.... I have tried perscriptions and everything nonoe of them have worked REALLY WELL... The other thing I have found for FLAIR UPS the Cortizone*10 ECZEMA cream... works in MINUTES !!!! also I found a baby wash the other day that I found again by accident that is a MIRICAL IN A BOTTLE is all I have to say.... My daughter was flaired up pretty good, and I put her in the tub and used the new soap ( Disney Daily Naturals Baby wash) And Litterall by thre time I washed her and DRIED HER OFF the RED PATCHES WERE GONE !!!!!!!! I nearly fell over !!!!!

the other thing is DO NOT let him sit in the tub with soap IN the water.... make sure its CLear water is sits in soap him up and rinse him at the END of the bath..... or what I did with my daughter was SHOWER with her so the soap will NOT stay on her skin.... also in the tub use a soft wash cloth and SCRUB the eczema patches, it will get the rough skin off and it will help them heal much faster...


if you need more tips or have questions please feel free to message me....

Eczema is a HUGE part of my life....

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My 8 month old son has eczema, i took him to the doctor n they prescribe us some antibiotic cream.

Sarah - posted on 11/02/2011

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Oats r the best thing, completely natural and cheap and unlike chemical based creams your babies skin won't become used to it and stop working. Just place like 1/2 cup oats in a stocking and wash them in the bath with it everyday. But have ezema also means they have sensative skin which means you will need to change to a natural wahing powder, 100% cotton sheets, pram linner and there cloths (depending on the material) will irritate there skin in particulaly those spots so i would say its most likely there cloths/washing powder but best thing to do is use these things in conjuction with NO dairy! :) My daughter had exema from birth and i did these things she is now 2 1/2 and she completely grew out of it by the time she was 1 1/2. :)

Michelle - posted on 08/13/2009

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I have eczema and my son does too, but his breakouts are usually caused by a dairy allergy. You may want to get your son tested. To prevent breakouts, I use a natural bathwash called "California Baby." It is dairy free, nut free, gluten free and smell great (I actually use this product myself). I think Target carries it in the baby aisle. Then, I use cetaphil after every bath, and aquaphor for breakouts, which works really well. You don't need much, so you can avoid the greasiness.

Melissa - posted on 08/13/2009

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WE use Cetaphil lotion and Aveno Baby Wash.....It only flares if we don't use those products pretty consistently...like 6 of 7 nights. He(my son) is back to having baby soft skin again!

Sara - posted on 08/11/2009

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Both of my kids have it very bad and actually have prescription ointments that we have to use. But for everyday use to keep it from coming back we bath them in Cetaphil cleanser instead of the baby products and then use Eucerin Cream. My pediatrician said always use cream, not lotion because all lotions have some type of perfume . agent and creams do not.

Petra - posted on 08/11/2009

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with the broken skin u have to go to the doctors to get that fixed there is a new product called moooooo cow and it is great and my specialest doctor say do not give bath at all which my daughter dislikes having showers

Petra - posted on 08/11/2009

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Quoting Leanne:

Have u or ur partner got hayfever or asthma (or both)? Cos they say that if you have them then your child is more likely to get ezcema



well that not true my 8 year old has ezcema but none of my other kids have ezcema and i have asthma so what u are saying is true then why has none of my other kids have it then



 

Ruthy - posted on 08/11/2009

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If his breakouts are bad that it cracks the skin, you may want to bathe him in a warm bath with peroxide in the water. It will help keep the skin from getting infected and helps soothe the irritation. Use either the gerber oatmeal baby wash or aveeno baby wash. After, use the oatmeal lotion.

Christina - posted on 08/10/2009

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Aquaphor (otc) My daughter had it for her first year of life (worse on her cheeks). Wash with Aveeno baby soothing wash daily, lather on some Aquaphor (otc) and keep nails short and hands clean. If that doesn't help keep it controlled then ask doc for steroid cream, that works well.

Shirley - posted on 08/10/2009

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Hi, I had it when I was young and now my 6 yr. old daughter has had it for 3 years now, the advice I can give u is to use nothing with a scent to it, especially lotions and body washes, also they make a cream that I purchased at cvs pharmacy and its called dermarest and u only need to put a very small amount on. Just dont use anything with a scent in it.

Liz - posted on 08/10/2009

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i use aveno baby soothing cream twice a day and our dr prscribes 2% hydrocortizone, to be used on flare ups twice a day. so ask your dr and get a prescrition it does help. My son has ezema and this routine seems to help but if i miss a day or even worse 2 he does flare up pretty bad.

Leigh - posted on 08/10/2009

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My son is now 3 and has had severe eczema since he was very small. We have tried everything...even prescriptions from his doctors and the only thing that has helped is cetaphil. We wash him with cetaphil soap and put cetaphil lotion on him. His eczema has cleared up except for a few patches on his arms. Hope this helps!!

Erin - posted on 08/10/2009

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Aveeno is really good put it on 2 to 3 time a day also there is a medication that you can get for that. Also at babies r us they have lotions that are made for that stuff my doctor told me about.

Liz - posted on 08/10/2009

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We also use Dove unscented soap as well, and Johnson's Baby for hair. I have one with bad allergies as well that we have done many things to keep him comfy. :)

Liz - posted on 08/10/2009

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Aquafor by Eucerin.....it is the most amazing cream ever for eczema and extreme dry skin. Everyone in my household uses it. Both of my children for birth had dry skin and some eczema and allergies and our pediatrician told us to try this and she was right. We use it on scratched, dry skin, it is an all in one use product. It is like a petroleum base, like vaseline, so it is a little tacky feeling, but every night I do my elbows and knees, my hubby uses it on his razor burn for his face and I put it on the kids dry areas every night and by morning everyone is feeling good and our skin looks great. It's worth a try. :)

Erica - posted on 08/10/2009

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make sure you are using hypoallergenic soaps, lotions, and laundry detergent. my Daughter also has really bad eczema and her skin breaks out worse when it comes into contact with a lot of fragrances. I even have to watch which perfumes i wear, so as not to make her skin worse. My doctor also told me to bathe her and wash her hair daily but only to use soap on her skin every other day, so it doesnt dry her skin out. I actually went to the doctor and got a perscription cream for my daughters because the over the counter stuff stopped working for her. The only over the counter cream that did work for my daughter was the Disney eczema lotion that you can buy at wal mart. Every other lotion i tried, aveeno, eucerin, they all made her break out more because her skin is so sensitive. during the summer i put a little baby powder in her crevices, elbows knees and under her chin so as to keep her skin free from sweat. That seems to help a little.

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My daughter has had it since she was born. Be careful using stuff like lemon juice on it, my daughter has screemed because certain things burn her even cream I got from the doctor. I use the steroid cream from the doctor for really bad breakouts, but I had to start using the free and clear detergent on all clothes and it really seemed to help. My mother washed something for her and I put it on her and didn't think about it by the end of the day she was all broke out. Very few baths as possible and use a fragrance free soap with your hand. I have found diaper cream with vitamin's A and E work there is a walmart brand that works just as well as the more expensive kind, I put it on after a bath and before she goes to bed. My daughter wakes up itching sometimes, it is a terrible problem for a little one to have and I have been struggling to get my daughters under control for 2 yrs.

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Hi,
I have two little girls one is 4yrs and the other is 2yr. They both have eczema as well, we had tried everything from prescribed meds to over the counter creams. The best one that I love and my kids love is Cetaphil, not the lotion but the cream in the tub. It is thick but is not greasy. I give them a short bath, then apply it all over. It is the best! Good Luck

Kelda - posted on 08/08/2009

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My oldest son had eczema also, they do say its associated with food allergies so you may want to get him tested (simple blood test). My son ended up having peanut allergies. Good Luck, its not the easiest.

Delora - posted on 08/08/2009

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I found out my baby had ezcema when he was about 5 months old. We now bathe him using cetaphil bar soap which has stopped the itching a lot. We use cetaphil daily moisturizer on his face and Eucerin Calming Cream on his body. I also cover his body with vaseline at night. What has helped the most though was finding out that he had allergies too which was inflamming the ezcema. After treating the allergies and using a hepa filter in his room, his itching has practically stopped and his skin feels softer and smoother.

Jenn - posted on 08/08/2009

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I used a cream prescribed from my doctor and it worked well. My son only breaks out during climate change, summer time in Ontario! Bad, we live in B.C. summer here, Good.. in terms of his condition. And he's never had a problem since the move.

Laura - posted on 08/08/2009

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Hi,



My girls both have it and we use 2 prescription ointments. What have you tried i may have some sugggestions as my 2 have both had it from around 6 weeks old.

Christine - posted on 08/07/2009

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My 2 year old daughter also has eczema, she got a prescription from the dr for a cortizone cream, works really well, clears it right up. Also we were told to use dove soap on her, even baby soaps dried her out really bad. Dont over bathe either, just makes it worse,and no scented lotions. Since using dove, I havent had to use the cream all that often. Use it more in the winter but not as much as I used to.

Evelyn - posted on 08/07/2009

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You must go to the dermatologist. If the medication he or she gives doesn't work get original Shea butter very pure thick lots of moisture, it's yellow. Not the process stuff the stores sale. I dont know where you live but go to a store that sales organic food natural stuff, products usally sold in black communities. no bubble baths and when he washes his hands grease them, moisture, moisture, moisture. And wash him up with Dove bar creamoil. The more I moisture my daughter the better it's getting.

Stacy - posted on 08/07/2009

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my 15 month old has that as well. the allergist suggested mixing hydrocortisone cream with aveeno lotion and applying it twice a day. we've also been putting A&D ointment on him and it keeps the skin moisturized and has started to go away. :]

Beth - posted on 08/07/2009

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Both my boys had Eczema My oldest could use stuff from wal mart the pharmastis there can tell you want brand is best. My youngest had to be put on steriod cream for both of them when we moved it went away some Eczema is caused by where you live to much humidity or not engouh my best adavice talk to your doctor. Good luck

Bianca - posted on 08/07/2009

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My son an ddaughter both had a bad time with it.....sunscreen works wonders...not sure why but it did and after my son turned 3 it was all gone

my daughters only lasted till she was 1

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HI! As a Mom with a 4 year old with eczema this is what worked for us - bought/installed a shower filter. It turns out it was this the chlorine and other impurities found in everyone's water that was keeping it from going away. Eczema was gone in a week! Never to return! You may also want to check out www.cosmeticsdatabase.com. This is where I search for all personal care products safety rating and ingredient list before I buy it for us. It is a wonderful resource that takes the guess work out of if a product is good enough to use on your children.

Jen - posted on 08/07/2009

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100% Cotton everything. Even blankets. Kids w/eczema need to have clothing, blankets that breathe. Also, my doc gave me some into which helped. Kids clothing, blankets, sheets, ect are dipped in formaldihyde (sp?) to keep shaping. It takes 6-8 washings to get this out. This chemical is very bad for eczema kids. So, wash clothes 6 times before wear or buy used.



Also we changed to organic cotten sheets and it helped my son tremendously. Also, after baths we rub him down with petroleum jelly (per doc request) and it givses a protective barrier for his skin.



When their skin is red adn irritated it means they are in pain- that is what our doc told us. Good luck!!

Jen - posted on 08/07/2009

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Both my kids have had this problem- one is now 14 and my little guy is 16 months. A good fact to know is that kids clothing, blankets, sheets, and such are dipped in formaldahyde (sp?) to keep the shaping. This chemical is very bad for kids w/eczema. My pediatrician explained that is takes 6-8 washings to get this washed out-- so, by the time they have outgrown the clothes they are okay for them to wear.



100% cotton clothing and bedding are a must for an eczema child. I bought my son organic sheets and it has helped tremendously. Also, after a bath if you rub him down with petroleum jelly (request of dr) and that puts a protective coating on his skin.



Good luck- I hope you get good feedback, eczema is a pain.

KristieRae - posted on 08/07/2009

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Powdered milk in the bath tub works wonders. It softens the skin. Me & my 2 sisters have eczema really bad & all of our kids have it really bad. Use nothing with perfumes in it. even the slightest hint of fragrance will cause him to itch. it will never go away, you just have to teach him not to scratch. When me 3 yr old itches i tell him to rub it. Never use anything w/ oatmeal I don't care what the commercials & labels on the bottles say, it dries up the skin which makes your skin crack & peal. Eucerin is the best lotion & Aquaphor is good also. The only thing the doctors have ever given me that works is a creme called Triamcinolome probably b/c it has a steroid in it. Remember no perfumes. I hope this helps.

Wilson - posted on 08/07/2009

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MY SON HAS IT BAD TO HIS SPECIALIST PUT HIM ON A STERIOD AND IT CLEARED UP. IT STARTS WITH A TRI SOMETHING. I WAS ADVISED BY HIS OTHER SPECIALIST USE A CREAM CALLED VANICREAME TO KEEP HIS SKIN MOISTURIZED.

Michele - posted on 08/07/2009

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My 3yr old has eczema, when she was an infant my dermatologist had me using aquaphor and washing up from head to toe in cetaphyl. This worked wonders for her and she had a really bad case. I only use the aquaphor now from head to toe daily and she has no breakouts.

STARLA - posted on 08/06/2009

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MY SON HAS ECZEMA AND SEBORRHEA. WE USE AVEENO BATH WASH AND CREAMS. I ALSO CONTINUE TO WASH ALL OF HIS LAUNDRY WITH DREFT. OTHER DETERGENTS AGGRAVATE HIS SKIN. I WASH MY LAUNDRY WITH HIS DETERGENT ALSO. IF IT CAN GET OUT SPIT UP AND FORMULA STAINS, ITS GREAT FOR OUR CLOTHES,TOO. PLUS, IT SMELLS HEAVENLY. I ALSO RECOMMEND NOT USING CARPET FRESH ETC. IN THE AREAS HE CRAWLS AROUND ON. THIS STAYS IN THE CARPET AND CAN AGGRAVATE HIS SKIN ALSO. HOPE IT HELPS. EVERY CHILD IS DIFFERENT,AS WE ALL KNOW, BUT YOU MAY HIT THE JACKPOT WITH SOMEONE ELSE'S ADVICE.

Kina - posted on 08/06/2009

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Hi Julie, my daughter broke out with eczema. She is 3 yrs old. I took her to an Allergist and he told me to bathe her everyday. Let her stay in until her finger tips shribble then take her out. Immediately put vaseline on her but its like you have to cake it on(yes its messy but it helped). This brings moisture back to the skin. Once its under control bathe 1-2 a week and put the vaseline on her. Find a baby soap, I use Aveeno Baby Body Wash for her. The main ingredients you are looking for is #1---WATER #2 NO FRAGRANCE even with the lotions you use Water and No Fragance!!!! Now, the lotioning I had to do every hr. which was impossible because I worked and she was in school so we did every 2 hrs and I made sure once I picked her up I did every hr. once its under control 3-4 hrs. It worked!! Also, eczema is caused by allergies which I did not know and she suffers with allergies bad. Her dad, sisters, nephews, neice suffers with it and I do too. So she takes a allergy liquid medicine daily. Or you may want to go see a dermatologist. The eczema would flare up about every 3 wks but so far its passed a month now but when it comes back it comes back worse than the time before. My baby skin was awful and it looks good now. She has some places where she broke the skin from scratching. Tell the peditrician that you want to see a allergy doctor or dermatologist. Let me know if it helped. Email me if need more--trikina207@yahoo.com

Amy - posted on 08/06/2009

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We used Cetaphil soup and Eucerin lotion. Also we did find out that he was allergic to dogs, grass and peanuts. Since he has been on allergy medication we have not had an eczema.....

Christa - posted on 08/06/2009

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There is a lotion called Renew Intensive Skin Therapy it is better than prescription lotion for eczema. You can only get it from the Wellness Store, Melaleuca and you need a referral to get online. Email if you want to know a referral. ChristaLammers@vitalityforlife.com

Khamisha - posted on 08/06/2009

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My daughter has eczema... if you can go to the doctor and get a steroid cream...until them we use cetaphil body wash it is over the the counter and I also use aquafor cream it is greasy but moisturel it is over the counter it is a cream and not very greasy that is what my daughter still uses after a year and a half. ( my spelling is prob off a bit but i am sure you get the idea) I hope this helps.... Good luck.

Amanda - posted on 08/06/2009

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my 4yr old son has eczema, since he was 3mths, we use qv bath oil and the qv intensive body moisturiser. these work really well, when he has severe breaks we use a steroid cream, but go to your Dr they can put you on a eczema action plan.

Shannon - posted on 08/06/2009

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One of my children hads really bad eczama and I took her to a dermotologist because nothing was helping her and they gave me desonide cream which worked in a couiple of hours!! My daughter was so bad that her face was constantly bleeding and we had to put socks on her hands to stop her from itching!! as soon as we got that medicine it completely healed!! Good Luck!!

Stephanie - posted on 08/05/2009

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I have Lived with Eczema My Whole Life (23 years) and I have tried it all and Belive it or not Burts Beez shea butter hand repair creme with cocoa butter and sesame oil it has helped the mos thourout my Adult Life. Wish I would have had it when I was younger instead of the Steroid cremes that made it raw.

Aubrey - posted on 08/05/2009

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I had and still occasionally get excema and I have found corn is the usual culprit, though tomato also causes it too for me. My son gets it when he eats chicken. You might want to check on foods that he's eating. It will take a week at least of abstaining from those foods to get the skin to clear up. Then you can reintroduce the foods and see what happens.

Jamie - posted on 08/05/2009

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Hi Julie, I understand how annoying it is to have a child with eczema. They itch and create soars that look painful. My little guy was born 6-6-07. He just recently turned 2yrs. I also have a mild form of eczema. It does not help that I am a red head with sensitive skin.



For our child we consulted an allergist and our family MD. My son and I do have a food allergy…..Yippy he out grew the egg just recently!!! There is hope.

So far the items that have been helpful on my son’s skin are the following. Hy-Vee or Tide free and clear detergent. Target also has one that I like, which I am using right now. The Dreft did not help at all…I have discovered that my son is sensitive to fragrance, which I do smell in the Dreft brand. I know many swear by it. But I too have sensitivities to it. Second Item: Dove sensitive skin unscented..fragrance free: Bar soap. not liquid as it does not contain enough moisturizing ‘cream’. Just and FYI, it does make bath time a little more slipper. After the bath I put the: Neutrogena…Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, again fragrance-Free. I have only found it in a small tube. My doctor basically told me that lotions and creams are different. The cream does help. I also place this on my child before bed time every night. She did also suggested Nivea…forgot spelling. I did notice on my skin there was somewhat a tingle feeling. It is not fragrance free..so I am going to stay clear from that product. I was also told to put a Hydrocortisone cream on the skin when I see a flare-up or see him having itchy spells, in addition to an antihistamine. For my 2yr old ½ teaspoon was recommended. I love giving him the sleepy stuff an hour before bed time…hint…hint…lol. I know this was a little winded, but I hope it helps you out.

I forgot to mention....hair...I do still use tear free liquid soap for the hair prior to using the bar soap on his skin. Johnson brand's so far has not worked for us. I have noticed flair ups with this brand. I have had some luck with Avenno, I am still looking for something different for the hair.

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My son also has pretty bad eczema and try using unscented soaps (including laundry soap) and shampoo. I have used Arbonne's baby line (bath soap and lotion) and also Aveeno. My son is 2 and I still wash his clothes and sheets in Dreft. In the irritated areas I use hydrocortizone cream or ointment. The ointment seems to last a little longer. If you find your son is scratching the creases by his elbows try cutting the toes off of one of his socks and putting on his arm right around the elbow. It is a little like a bandage but is really flexible. There are all just suggestions and what works for one may not work for another. If you find that cortizone cream isn't working, you may want to contact your pediatrician (they have stronger creams but they have a striod in them that is not recommended for little ones unless necessary). They also say that eczema is often a sign of an allergy. It could be something he is eating so talk to your doctor about seeing an alergist.



Hope this helps!



Oh, I also try to only bathe him every other day. Try an oatmeal bath too if it is really bad.

Zoe - posted on 08/05/2009

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my two year old had bad exma all down her front and we cut out dairy products ( I am milk intolerant, and exma can be alergy related, try eliminating stuff and see ) used natural washing products, changed to non biological washing powder ( I use ecover biological now ) made sure she was wearing cotton and not synthetics, lapsed her in cream from the doctors and the health food shop and she has been pretty much symptom free ever since. She is not as sensitive to these things as she gets bigger, still better to keep her body mainly happy tho. Also not bathing as much as humanly possible with a two year old, as it washes away natural skin oils, I still put drops of almond oil in the bath . She is 5 now.

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