My 2 year old baby girl has eczema.... what can i use for this??

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Rose - posted on 09/01/2013

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I heard on talk radio that eczema has been linked to low levels of amino acids. And fish oil vitamins were use and they had great success with it.

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My daughter has eczema as well and at bath time we use Aveeno baby wash liquid and the oatmeal soak to soothe also make sure the water is "warm" not too hot and not too cold. Cold water makes me itchy when my bath water is too cold and when it's too hot too! So that is truth. (lol) You want to steer clear of harsh washes or ones with lots of fragrance. Also our pediatrician recommended that we NOT bathe her daily switch to alternating days because it would only make the eczema worse taking oil from the skin. Things to avoid in products are :
Fragrance
Color or Dyes
Parabens
Lanolin
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Propylene Glycol
Formaldehyde
Phthalates
The only product I have found for dd over the counter that works and is free of all this stuff is Exederm. However, we don't use it be/c our daughter was given a prescription from he pediatrician so her breakouts are minimal and now under control. I also have eczema and will be ordering this product from this site for us to have since my eczema is the worst in winter, here is the site: http://www.freederm.com/ Hope the info I have offered helps you in some way! Good luck & God bless.
Melissa Oakley
"Mommy of 2 Wonderful Girls, Wife to a Soldier & A child serving God"

Fiona - posted on 10/15/2009

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I have a 3 year old who gets really bad eczema I use a few product that have got it complete under control. They are:
1. Dermeze ointment: it is made by the children hospital and can be used as many times as you want during the day. It acts like a skin moisturiser, and is completely safe. It doesn't matter if they decide to taste it, they will be fine. You buy it in a tub (150g or 500g) from the chemist.
2. QV Bath oil: revive - it is for dry skin and you add a cap full to the bath. It is also a moisturiser. The first time my son used this in his bath he didn't scratch and was completely relaxed. You can buy other QV produces; they also came from the chemist.
3. Hydrocortisone acetate cream: This is safe to use on the face as it has a low concentration (told by paediatrician). You only use this on the skin when you can see the eczema as it temporary reliefs the itchiness and inflammation of the skin. It can be used 2 to 4 times a day, and can be brought over the counter at the chemist.
4. No soap products or Johnson and Johnson products: i was told by the chemist that they are designed to dry the skin out and will only make the eczema worse.
5. Sensitive skin laundry detergent or power: will help reduce the skin irritations caused by soap.
6. Betamthasone Valerate cream: this is used when the eczema flares up, it is only used once a day but make the eczema disappear overnight. You need to see you doctor to get a script for this one.
I have found that if i use these items all year round that he hardly ever get eczema anymore. But you do have to keep it up. Another thing I did try some natural eczema products but I found that they cracked the skin open or made it worse. So but careful and I am sure you will find the right stuff you help your child.

Zana - posted on 10/23/2013

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My daughter had this red rash which turned out by be eczema that appeared in the middle of her arms, we went to the dr who prescribed a cortisone cream to rub twice daily. However we noticed that her arms ended up with white patches... what can we do about this discoloration???

Sara - posted on 10/18/2009

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OMG please do not put bleach in your childs bath, I dont care what anyone says this is not safe bleach is toxic especially if swallowed.

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Tee - posted on 06/14/2014

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My daughter has suffered from atopic dermatitis known as eczema since she was about 6 months old. I had tried everything I could think of to give her some relief. I Tried olive oil, cocoa butter, Shea butter, African pure shea butter, oatmeal baths, and gold bonds eczema relief and nothing worked. It was so sad to see her waking up in the middle of the night clawing at her neck, knees, and the folds of her arms. So I finally made an appointment for her for the dermatologist. I showed him all of her problem areas and his reaction was not what I expected. He said that her eczema wasn't that bad (in which my opinion I thought differently) and that he would prescribe her Claritin and petroleum aka Vaseline. He told me give her a 1/2 tablespoon in the morning and at night for bath time to use a mild soap (like dove or cetaphil). I was to rub her down with the Vaseline and give her Benadryl just before she went to bed. I did this for about two days and saw amazing results! For the first time in a long time her skin was smooth and most importantly NOT ITCHY!!! Also when it comes to your child try your hardest to get the brand name prescriptions because sometimes the generic may have the active ingredient that is in the brand name but is still not as effective as the brand name. You can also ask your childs pediatrician about hydrocortisone 0.2 %. Its a steroid that helps treat inflammation due to eczema. I hope this helps someone. Feel free to ask questions.

Hope - posted on 05/11/2014

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We had to deal with this from the time that she was around six months old. She has only recently grown out of it at 20 months. I took her to the doctor several times, but nothing that he prescribed worked. I'm not normally a fan of all natural treatments, but I found that by mixing this cream myself, I was able to soothe her more than the other treatments did. Unfortunately it seems that eh simply had to outgrow it. That might be the same for your child.

J - posted on 04/24/2014

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Have you tried TruKid? They have an eczema cream that's made with zero chemicals or fragrances and made only with safe, good-for-you ingredients. We've been using it for two years on my four kids and we love it!

Sushma - posted on 04/22/2014

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We had complete success with my son with nature treatment, so I blogged about it in the hope that it helps others. Since comments can't have web addresses, a search on google for Atopic Dermatitis Nature Cure by Sushma Aichmayr should bring it up.

Annette - posted on 03/09/2014

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My 15month. Has dry, problem scalp. And his face breakouts after he scratches his head!

Lilla - posted on 12/14/2013

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My dd was suffering since she was a few weeks old. As everyone, we tried lots of things. With my lo it's not down to food allergies, although I know many who need to go on special diet. We never used steroids, no matter how bad it was, as it thins the skin making the eczema even worse in the long run. So what worked for us was Aveeno Cream to soften up the dry patches, Wild Thyme Oil in her bath (6 drops only for a few days, I originally used it as she had a cough and it helped with both cough and a nasty flare up) to make those angry red flare ups go away, Ecozone Ecoballs instead of laundry detergents. She is a happy toddler now, and almost never has any flare ups. If I mention anyone her condition, like her nursery teachers, they can't believe it as you can't tell looking at her. Oh and with body wash we are using Burt's bees (to make her bubbles in her bath) and Weleda calendula shampoo and body wash.
I hope this helps someone as I remember how hopeless we felt.

Esther Berry - posted on 12/07/2013

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My daughter is 4 and she's been having this issue from birth and now it just hurts my heart when she's itching so much I feel helpless and I feel like I'm doing everything I'm supposed to do, I need some help, the cream her doctor prescribed discolors her skin, any suggestions please??

Margo - posted on 11/11/2013

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Arbonne! There products have been great for my kids! No more eczema, no discoloration, very natural products!

Tricia - posted on 08/30/2013

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Sarna - It is kinda pricey but very effective and available without a prescription. I use this in addition to his prescription to control my son's eczema. You should also limit bath time since that dries the skin and apply lotion right after bath. Pay attention to your detergents too, some make matters worse. Try to avoid synthetic fibers against her skin since they draw moisture. The good news is most kids grow out of it around the time they go to school. Good luck!

Shavonda - posted on 08/26/2013

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Am a mother of three but two of my kids have eczema and i have used so many things for them they go to the skin slist and everything its like they give me cream foe then and it work for a lil bit and then make there skin worths.i been reading everybody comments im goin try most of then.ill stared wit the olive oil bath and see how that work..thanks everyone i needed this web site.My first time up here..

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Bathe in Warm, never hot water. Pat skin dry, don't rub, then apply genourous amounts Aquaphor all over, more on irritated areas. . Only use unscented soap, and babies honestly dont even need soap. If their skin is really sensitive just plain water will do and unscented shampoo for hair. Most important thing with eczema is to keep skin moist and healthy to prevent skin breakdown or cracking which can lead to infection. Only use steroid cream/ointment with flare ups since prolonged use can cause problems. Hope that helps! .

Nicky - posted on 08/10/2012

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My son also has eczema I brought him to his doctor and he said to use only dove soap in the tub. Also anything that is scented he cannot use. I was also told to buy curell lotion and to put it on him as soon as he gets out of the tub while he is still damp that way it will dry into his skin. I have also found with his eczema that he also has a hypoallergenic allergy. I found this out this summer when I bought a hypoallergenic sunblock (water babies) because of his eczema. After putting that on him a few hours went by and his skin looked like he had 3rd degree burns it was almost purple, it was so bad I cant even explain it. I rushed him to urgent care to find out he is allergic to hypoallergenics. Which makes life with eczema that much harder. I had to go to nature time and get an all natural sunblock (mostly zinc) its called "badger" worked very well with no allergic reaction to it, but very expensive.. but thank god it worked! Im sure the other cream that these ladies also works well you just cant let her skin get dry. My son breaks out very badly when he is running around. Also for the itching of the eczema use benedryl thats what my doc recommended,. there is even a neosporin for eczema for children I havent tried it but it may work. goodluck!

Sharon - posted on 08/10/2012

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Completely natural Aloe Vera products and Propolis cream are absolutely amazing for eczema and psoriasis. Please visit www.achievealoehealth.co.uk for more info.

Fehrin - posted on 08/03/2012

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Goats milk soup, liquid or the bar in the bath, short baths or showers. Aveeno eczema lotion after too if wanted it cleared my sons up quick and haven't had a big problem with it since

Andrea - posted on 07/31/2012

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My two and a half year old son has ecema also. It comes out if he wears sunscreen or sometimes out of the blue. Or Dr suggested we use a very mild soap called cetaphil when he has a bath, and no other soaps. So far it has worked for us.

Amanda - posted on 03/22/2010

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For my brothers my mom used eucerin. And make sure that you dont use too much soap during a bath it will make it worse

Catherine - posted on 03/22/2010

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Eczema is said to be "the itch that rashes." In other words, they scratch the itch, and then the rash appears. So keeping up the skins natural moisture barrier is the key to controlling eczema flare ups. Dry/tight skin or scratchy clothes = itching = patches of eczema = more itching : ( Poor babies.

--> Apply Hydro-cortisone cream. It can damage and thin the skin because it is a steroid, so use only twice a day, and ONLY to the patches of eczema. Do this for 7 days straight. Then let the skin "rest" for 5 days, and then start the cycle again, only if you need it. Most of the time during the rest period, the rash will fade and dissipate.
--> Aveeno oatmeal baths in lukewarm water every other night. If you drop a tiny drop of bath water on your wrist, and you don't feel it, it means the water is lukewarm. Too warm and too many baths can leech moisture out of the skin, that no man-made lotion/cream can fully replenish effectively.
--> Bath washes designed for babies with eczema, Aveeno has a great one, found in the pharmacy section.
--> A humidifier running at night time in their bedroom.
--> 100% cotton clothes only.
--> When the eczema clears up, apply mild moisturizing lotion after every bath and whenever convenient (getting dressed to go out, or before bed on nights with no baths etc)

Good luck : )

Helen - posted on 03/21/2010

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We actually went gluten free and my kids eczema cleared up. We also use California Baby products. Aveeno, which I love, often has oatmeal and can not be guaranteed to be gluten free.

Helen - posted on 10/22/2009

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Check also for Celiac Spru disease or gluten intolerance. Many children who have uncooperative eczema have this auto immune disease. It was our first clue with my son.

Carrie - posted on 10/22/2009

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apply hydro-cortisone to the red sandy patches. apply lubriderm lotion 2-3 times a day all over her body. Even apply under her eyes. This worked like a charm for my son.

Traci-Lee - posted on 10/21/2009

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my one year old was born wih it and they have told me to try so many things so far vasoline lonion works and so does hydrocortizone oh and put baby oil on her one hour before bath time then when u bathe her wash it off it gives the oils time to sink into her skin i have tried this and it keeps her from breaking out to bad but i still have yet to find anything that actually gets rid of it fully

Haley - posted on 10/21/2009

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my daughter had it really bad..so bad it turned into a form of moluscum contagiousum. those were bumps that needed to be froze off.. which was sad. i know that aveeno has special eczema cream. and if you google solutions for it, at like cvs, theres certain creams too!

Danielle - posted on 10/20/2009

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Burts Bee's also has a milkbath soak that works wonders too. It's a little pricey but my daughter stopped getting outbreaks.

Marcia - posted on 10/20/2009

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Hey, my son suffered from either heat rash or eczema, they were not sure which one it was because it was in the summer. But they said that they were treated the same way. They told us to use hydrocortisone cream. You can find it in any pharmacy for a couple of dollars. This does not take it away forever but it does take it away temporarily and when it comes back, just reapply. It worked great for us, so if you haven't tried it, you should:)

Kim - posted on 10/20/2009

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My daughter has had eczema and I only use Arbonne's baby care line on them now. It works wonders!! No mineral oil or petroletum in it. The skin can breath when those ingredients are used in skincare products.

Arbonne's diaper rash cream is awesome and the baby wash and lotion works like a charm! I was soooo impressed with it I started to sell it part time. I can send you a sample too if you would like to try it.

www.healthyskincareforall.myarbonne is my website. bambam2001@msn.com is my email.

Alicia - posted on 10/20/2009

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I had eczema my whole life and have tried every over the counter lotion. The only thing that has helped me is bathing with olive oil once a week. Make her a warm bath with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. It helps with not only the itch, but leaves your skin soft and smooth. You may need to put more oil in depending on the severity of the eczema. Good luck.

Alicia - posted on 10/20/2009

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Olive oil is great for eczema. Make her a warm bath and put about 2 table spoons in. It not only helps with the itch that eczema has but it makes the skin soft and gets rid of the rough feel.

Jessica - posted on 10/20/2009

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both my daughters had a problem with eczema and it started when they went to drinking milk. We switched to rice milk, and added drinking a danactive yogurt for the acidopholis properties a day to their diet and within two weeks it was clear. We have occasional flare ups but my oldest does have an egg allergy that will cause an eczema reaction. you can make your own rice milk at home or you can buy it in bulk at sams or costco. And it has less hormones etc than soy.

Melissa - posted on 10/20/2009

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I have seen a cream at Wal- Mart in the Baby section especially for *eczema* you could try that or just ask the doctor to proscribe a cream.

Fransisca - posted on 10/20/2009

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No i did not put my child in bleach I tried it on me sorry to disappoint and I did get medical advice before hand and theres now heaps of information about this and I dont let my childern drink the bath water either. Sorry i re read what i wrote.

There is a link to the t.v programme that tells you all about it if you want to see it.

Kristin - posted on 10/19/2009

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My Daughter has that, and unfortunately there is something in Eucerin that irritates her even more so her doctor told us to order something called an oatmeal bath in the winter. It works real well if you use it before bed and then put light pajamas on her, then bathe her in the morning, works wonders with Caity.

Jessica - posted on 10/19/2009

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I also have it and so does my 2 yr old...We use aveno eveything from shampoo to body wash but everyone is different and has different triggers for making it worse. You just need to find something that works for you and keep track of what starts a reaction.

Jennifer - posted on 10/19/2009

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I use Califoria Baby products for both of my kids 1 and 4 who have exzema. They have a sensitive skin line, doesn't have alot of junk in the products. It is sold at Target, at least in my area.

Kelly - posted on 10/19/2009

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hi there i have a 2year old son who has exzema aswell and i tryed all prescription creams and none worked but i found a new cream at the chemist called MOOGOO it's not cheap $20 and they have a variety of other products aswell like shempoo and conditioner MOOGOO brand aswell and eye creams and lots of other stuff i recommend that you can bath in it and use just as a moisturiser and it's a big container to. i hope that helps.

Lindsi - posted on 10/18/2009

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although i dont' reccomend putting tons of bleach in a childs bath i MUST defend this poor mom with one simple statement.....anyone let their kids play in the pool???

Rhesah - posted on 10/18/2009

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Eczema is all sorts of fun...try hydrocortizone cream and ucerin lotion! My son has eczema and i use that and it works great and the area you live in makes a differences also...if you live in a dry place your more likely to have more flare ups of eczema! Hope this helps!

Kristie - posted on 10/18/2009

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Fransisca Fitzell Are you serious? You put your child in bleach? What is wrong with you?

Tonya - posted on 10/18/2009

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All my children and I have mild to severe cases of eczema. I use Aquaphor right after baths and every morning after I wash them up. After a couple of days of protection there is quite a noticeable difference. If there is severity in the breakout, I use the prescription from the doctor and then after it drys a little I put the Aquaphor on over it.

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PS I forgot to add that your child can still have milk products like cheese.., it is just cups of milk that needs to change.

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My doctor had me switch my 2 year old to Rice Milk. she has had extremely bad eczema for almost a year and no creams worked. After being on the rice milk for just a couple of weeks she is completely clear! It is a miricle...think back did the rash start building when your child was switched to whole cows milk? also use Oatmeal soap with no smelly stuff added. Good luck!

Shannon - posted on 10/18/2009

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Ask your pediatrician to prescribe you a cream called Triamcinolone acetonide ointment. My daughter has exzema as well and her doctor prescribed that and it seemed to clear it up almost immediately.

Sara - posted on 10/18/2009

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I have had eczema all of my youth and it can be a difficult thing to deal with. One of the hardest things is to figure out what aggrevates it and what doesn't. I find that it is generally seasonal and starts up when it starts getting cold outside, at least for me it did. I would recommend not using anything at all in her bath just warm water and keep her baths short. Anything can irritate her skin when it is already inflammed and when she is soaking in water her skin is more likely to take up any types of chemicals that are in the products she is sitting in. A hydrocortosone cream would definitely help but I would try the smallest percent available over the counter and use it twice a day for no more than 2weeks at a time because it thins the skin out over time. Also I have found that your body gets used to it so starting out the lowest is best. Unfortunately there are only a few body lotions that the dermatologist recommend using for eczema and none of them have nice smells they are just very greasy but they do work. I have found that aquaphillic and cetaphil are the best and they go a long way. Use the lotion all the time and it helps form a moisture barrier it really does help. If it has starting cracking too much you may want to have someone look at it because if it gets really cracked and sore it can get an infection in it and that will obviously make it worse. I also have a hard time not scratching mine too but you could try putting the Vaseline or Bag balm or the aquaphillic lotion on it and then cutting the end of a sock off and sliding it up her leg to cover the area so she can't scratch it anymore. I hope it gets better soon poor baby it really is not fun to deal with!

Dana - posted on 10/18/2009

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Hydrocortisone works great even the store brands. My four year old has it really bad and this is what my pediatrician recommended.

Janice - posted on 10/18/2009

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i havent read all post my son was severe . good old porridge in a sock leave it in bath and squeeze it till water milky works wonders its natural and calms the itch. my son uses aveeno lotion and it has worked great /epiderm/diprobase and silcocks base done nothing for him.also found out allergic to dairy so keep an eye on foods.everything has to be washed at 60 degrees to kill dustmites and bacteria and get rid of thick creams. use non bio gel tabs as powders and tablets leave residue which can irritate. Never use softner .give clothes an extra rinse in washing machine.my son was bad with 3 times weekly hospital appointments so these are definitely good tips.we also use steroids but obviously you will need to do this under a doctor we have been using them loads,

Fransisca - posted on 10/17/2009

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Hi there theres new information that surgests that if you put 1/2 a cup of bleach in a full bath tub and let the child sock in it. I tried this on myself and my god it worked there is not enough bleach to do any harm but it really really really works ask your doctor about it if your not sure theres also a shower head you can buy now that you attach to the one thats there it takes something out of the water i havent tried that one hope that helps.

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