I need a cure for my daughter's dry itchy skin.

Winette - posted on 04/13/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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I'm currently using cetaphil soap and cream but the skin isn't healing it looks like heats but itches her alot.

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Melanie - posted on 04/20/2009

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Have you been to the doctor? I took my daughter in for something similar and they said she had baby eczema. I was told to get this really thick concentrated lotion called Theraplex emollient. You ask the pharmacist if they have it on hand and if they don't they can usually get it for you in a day or two. You don't need a prescription for it either. It also isn't very expensive. I got a 4.3 oz tube and it lasts forever. You only need a little bit. It really works great. It feels kind of like vaseline but it doesn't leave the grease that vaseline does. I hope this helps. Let me know.

Jennifer - posted on 04/22/2009

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My son used to bleed from head to toe from itching himself, I finally took him to a Reflexologist that used a bio thermal machine on him (it's like a good foot rub) and realized that his liver wasn't filtering his blood very well and so all the toxins it should be catching, but wasn't, were affecting his skin. I started him on Shaklee nutritional supplements to cure the issue and now he has the most beautiful skin of all of my 4 kids!!

Audrey - posted on 04/16/2009

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Cetaphil is good for sensitive skin. Use 1/2% hydrocortisone for kids under 5 fi you use 1% it can burn slightly, benadryl at night. otherwise try cocoa/shea butter in a lotion. When you bathe her use 1/2 cup baking soda and a cup oatmeal.

Nicole - posted on 04/21/2009

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Hi Winette~ What kind of cleaning, laundry products, and other household products are you using around her in your home? I know some people who have problems because of the toxins in the household products. There are many chemicals in the products on the market today. For example on the back of baby products you can see the ingredient Quaternium-15 list this is another name for formaldehyde which is link to cancer and is a trigger for a lot of health issues. I would love to share a safer alternative for you to use. If you would like to get more information you can either email me at ndilly@iw.net or request more information via my website: www.livetotalwellness.com/nicoledilly Thanks and have a great day! Nicole

Kat - posted on 04/21/2009

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if its not eczema anything over the counter should work. NOTHING was workin for my son and found out it WAS eczema. it was terrible!!! he is half black and white patches where the dryness was started to appear on his legs! the rx i got was triamicolone oitment 1%. i'm pretty sure thats how you spell it. works wonders and i only have to apply it after baths maybe once a month cuz it works so well:)

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Jeanette - posted on 11/14/2013

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I also use Dove sensitive skin nourishing body wash as a body wash and shampoo (it worked better than all the aveeno and other brands of body wash etc. that I tried). I also use a few drops of pure chamomile oil and a teaspoon of 100% vegetable glycerine in his bath to help soften the hard water and ease his dry skin. Works great! Don't forget a 100% cotton towell and pat dry instead of rub dry after a bath...

Jeanette - posted on 11/14/2013

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STAY AWAY from POLYESTER if your child/baby has tendency towards dry/itchy skin and/or exzema. A dermatologist told me many kids have sensitive skin these days (many are diagnosed with eczema) and allergies. I sure wish we knew why. I had noticed he itched more after wearing polyester winter pajamas a couple of times, so we switched to all 100% cotton. I really noticed the irritation that polyester has on his skin when moving from a place that has wood floors to a carpeted place. Found out the carpet was 100% polyester. So avoid carpets, rugs, bedding and clothing that have polyester in them. I too have tried so many different lotions! Found more of a link to polyester and certain FOOD ALLERGIES... egg, nuts, strawberries and too much dairy are the biggest culprits for him. Best is to try one week off dairy, one week off egg, one week off other things you suspect like wheat, citrus, strawberries etc. until you find the big culprit/s. Each child is different so it;s often trial and error that will give you your best finding... better than just using drugs and harsh creams!

Theresa - posted on 04/22/2009

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My daughter has terribly dry skin, and I have used aquaphor but its so dry she says it burns my step-mom told me to try pure aloe vera gel (like the kind you use for sunburn) I am going to try it..hope that helps.

Heather - posted on 04/21/2009

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I know about an online store that has more economical, geen products that are safe for the environment and my family! I use their prodcuts and they have a lotion that works wonders on dry skin, eczema and other skin problems. If you are intestested in hearing more information feel free to e-mail me at heather_bueker@hotmail.com

Leanne - posted on 04/20/2009

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Try using goats soap from a health shop.Very good on their dry skin ,my daughter had a bit of eczema on her skin,is all gone now but was told not to bath her everyday.I only bath her every 2nd or 3rd day now and make sure its luke warm water..l use the goat soap on her skin and the Grahams shampoo on her hair.I found bathing her everyday her skin was getting more drier.My daughter is 2yrs old and has the most beautiful skin she has the most clear complexion.Also a quick bath also helps,like maybe 2minsGood Luck..

Esther - posted on 04/16/2009

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Talk to your pediatrician before using hydrocortisone. It can have some negative side effects when overused (tumors, stunted growth). Make sure you know what's safe & what's not.

Noor - posted on 04/16/2009

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my daughter had the same problem theyd be red dry patches thought it was an eczema and the dr insisted that it had nothing to do with food allergy. i stopped giving her bananas which are her favorite and now shes fine they just healed up.

Janice - posted on 04/15/2009

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Try using Aquaphor as lotion. Both my kids have eczema and this has worked wonders. Cetaphil is good for sensitive skin, but I've found that the lotion is what helps the dry, itchy skin. Also, try 1% hydrocortisone on the extra-dry patches that bother her to keep her away from scratching it so it can heal. Hope this helps!

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I found the best products for skin conditions where the 'Graham's Natural Alternatives' range which i purchased at the local heath food store. Hope this help your little one as much as it did mine...

Niki - posted on 04/15/2009

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I'm a big cetaphil fan as well, and their lotion is good for daily dryness.  My son just had a stubbern dry spot and I used Bag Balm a few times and a went away quickly.  What I liked about it is that it's more like vasaline and does not rub off right away.  But beware that it can stain so dont put on your sunday best while using it.   Good luck! 

Tina - posted on 04/14/2009

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yeah try and mension to ur doctor epaderm it is very good my niece is 7 no and doesnt itch and my nephew is 3 and when he has the epaderm on he doesnt itch at all and the wet raps helps with the redness it has no colourin no fragraces no additives or preservatives they was born with it my son has it but not as bad

Esther - posted on 04/14/2009

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Aveeno Soothing Relief Moisture Cream. I swear by it. My son has eczema and I tried every kind of cream, including several prescription creams. None of them worked even remotely as well as the Aveeno. My son's eczema is completely gone now.

Tina - posted on 04/14/2009

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hi my nephew and nice suffer wiv dry skin it became itchy and very flaky but my sis went 2 the doctors and specialish and found that epaderm and wet raps work wel for that its doesnt go away but it makes it stop itchin and stop the flakin and and makes it look better u can use it in the bath a bit of warm water on the epaderm and it turn 2 a soap

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yes, aveeno bath soaks are great. i also use the aveeno baby lotion. one thing that helps my kids when the skin is not responding to aveeno is Aquafor. Its really good for hands because its oily and won't rub off or soak in too fast.

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I used to have eczema badly when I was small and the only thing that worked was when my Mom took me off all dairy products and it went away. I still have to watch how much dairy I have now otherwise I start getting itchy dry skin.. maybe give that a try for a few weeks and see what happens?

Debbie - posted on 04/13/2009

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my 3 year old daughter has eczema. shes had it since she was 3 months old. its so hard to treat. shes been to many different skin doctors and they all said to stay away from soap besides on her bottom area. no bubbles and to use a free and clear soap on the clothes. the oatmeal bath helps alittle. the benadryl helps on little break outs but she has a few rxs that help better then anything. if it does not get better you might have to see a dr. just remember nothing that has a smell to it and try to stay away from softener sheets when you do clothes. lots of lock!! dry skin is so hard to treat!!

Rosemary - posted on 04/13/2009

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My daughter had the same thing. her skin on her belly and her back were beyond dry and i even took her to the doctor. nothing i did helped. the doctor said it could be a virus. so what i did was i used Aveno oatmeal bath then the body was for aveeno (baby aveeno) and the lotion to. it works wonders....my daugthers skin is absolutely clear. give it a try...i hope it is of some help...



 



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Christy - posted on 04/13/2009

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first make sure it is just itchy dry skin and not something like eczema or a fungal infection...if it is just dry... then I used the breast cream that I had left over when my daughter had the same thing!!! the doctor told me to use benadryl at night to take it down as well!!! it helps with the itch response!!

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