What is the best product to use for baby eczema?

Lisa - posted on 01/24/2010 ( 90 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old has had baby eczema pretty much since birth. I have tried EVERYTHING such as giving her lukewarm baths, Aveeno, Cortizone, Vasoline and I'm out of ideas...help!

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Sandra - posted on 08/31/2012

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Hi guys I just thought I would add my story on ezcema, my poor 5 month old developed it severely at around 2 1/2 months. Many trips to the docs and even referral to paed (very unhelpful the lot of them)! Was given cream after cream and most seemed to flare it up! Used epaderm, cetraben, tried natural alternatives like coconut oil etc! On discussion with my doc I asked could it be related to detergents and was told not to be so silly (using fairy non bio). I decided to take matters into own hands, saw a healing therapist who suggested a milk allergy, the paed also advised of this but my son wouldn't take the nutramigan aa prescribed so another doc advised me to just stick to aptamil. Since birth he has been so unsettled suffering from wind etc! To cut a long story short, I switched him onto nanny care goats milk, washed all his clothes several times and put lots of plain old Vaseline on him throughout the day, his skin is sper soft now, as suggested on here I would really recommend looking at detergents and things first, I do not believe the goats milk helped his skin but he is definitely more settled and actually sleeping now, doctors don't know best all the time and if ur child has contact ezcema, most creams prescribed will actually flare the skin even more! This is so long winded but hope it helps as I was going outta my mind trying to help my distressed baby

Maria - posted on 02/28/2013

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My daughter had such bad eczema. Her chin would bleed. She had steroid creams helped some, but then we started using cerave cream every day and her skin is perfect. She has nog had a bad flare since.

Liezl - posted on 05/26/2013

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I've had eczema my whole life, and the first most important thing is to always keep the skin very moisturized. Dry skin makes eczema much worse. Aqeous Cream is great and it's non-allergenic; you can use it INSTEAD OF SOAP and then also apply to the dry skin directly after the bath as well (the skin pores are more absorbent directly after a warm bath, which will help to lock moisture). If the eczema continues you can add whatever is recommended by your doctor, but it is much more likely to be affective on a well-moisturized skin. Added note - my mom actually washed my HAIR with Aqeous Cream until I was 2 as well. I thought this was a load of nonsense so I ignored her advice, but my son's hair is really dry and hard. I've been washing his hair with the Aqeous Cream for about a week now and it is so, so soft. Good luck.

Desire - posted on 04/29/2013

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The Organic eczema Shop has a huge range of natural and organic eczema treatments that have been tried and tested by them, as I know the lady has a daughter that had seriously extreme eczema. I love the coconut oil for in the bath and message oil for after it works extremely well. I think we are quick to try things that a Dr might give us. As long as it helps our little ones with something so uncomfortable. However I was shocked to learn what some of these products actually do and all of the side effects. I will always recommend The Organic Eczema Shop as they have some really great products, and if I can help at least one other family then that is time well spent.

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Faith - posted on 02/05/2014

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My son, 3 years old, has eczema on his legs and it gets really bad at times. I have found that Gold Bond and Aveeno will work temporarily but it doesn't keep the eczema at bay really. The only lotion I've found that not only makes it go away completely but keeps it away (when used daily) is Renew, by Melaleuca. I stumbled on it a few years ago and haven't stopped using it sense. It is a mail order company though and requires a monthly purchase. Someone else mentioned it in this thread as well, I absolutely love this lotion.

BFB - posted on 01/29/2014

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The best product to use on baby eczema is aquaphor. I have tried Aveeno Eczema Therapy. It did not work. My daughter and niece had eczema really bad Aquaphor clear them up immediately.

Catrina - posted on 12/18/2013

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I recommend Young Living's Sandalwood Moisture Cream. It is an ultra-hydrating moisturizer infused with pure essential oils. MSM - a naturally occurring, plant-based chemical-- softens skin and promotes elasticity. It's more on the expensive side but it works! My baby had eczema on his arms for a year and it was becoming worse. I tried everything and finally tried Sandalwood. I noticed results almost instantly, and it's completely gone now. I won't use anything else. Http://www.youngliving.org Sponsor & Enroller number is 1385528. Happy Living!

Emma - posted on 10/31/2013

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Aruba - posted on 10/10/2013

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my daugheter when was 1 years old she had eczema then doctor recomend e -licm

Francine - posted on 04/30/2013

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Have you tried Skinfix? It's an all natural Canadian skincare line that specializes in skin irritations for the whole family. Their Body Repair Balm has worked miracles for my little one:

skinfixinc.com

Gjevo - posted on 04/26/2013

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This is the site where i found solution to my similar problems

source(s):
BabyMoisturizer dot com

Erdi - posted on 04/22/2013

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goodlotions dot com
Here you will find what you are looking for ,it ise a very useful site,hope it helps:)

Trisha - posted on 04/15/2013

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I have been using Irish Eyes by Lorena for my 3 yr old son 'Devon. He just developed eczema last summer around his groin area and arms. I use this body lotion on him daily and it's kept him from itching and from having more breakouts. I can't tell you what a difference it has made for him and for me! Wanted to share my experience so far with this product.
Trish

Fatima - posted on 03/27/2013

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Try to use honey.. It works for my 1 yr. old baby girl . Use it like an ointment after you gave your baby a bath spread some honey on the affected area. You'll see that the dryness will be gone.

Clare - posted on 03/06/2013

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Linda, I recently went to Naturalscove.com and found some excellent Natural Baby products. Thank you so much! I have to say my babies rash has cleared since using the soothing cream SO NICE and really clean. I also used it on my face as for what ever reason my facial skin has been SOOO dried out since having Isabel. So good for me and baby girl! :)
http://www.naturalscove.com/episencial-s...
There is the link if you all want to take a look.

Jennifer Katrine - posted on 03/04/2013

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Mustela Stelatopia is an entire line for children who have eczema. A life saver. My daughter has eczema and had severe diaper rashes. We use the cream cleanser and the moisturizing cream. In the winter, we use the cream day and night (it really helps to lotion when they get up and before they go to bed) and the cream cleanser for bath time and when washing hands (it's hand soap, body soap, and can even be used to wash hair). I also use aquaphor to lock in the moisture on lips and on top of her hands in the winter and any extra stubborn spots :) .

http://www.mustelausa.com/mustela/conten...

Hope this helps,
Kat

Linda - posted on 02/06/2013

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There are so many products "recommended by pediatricians" which are simply loaded with chemicals and may yield short term results but really shouldn't be used on small children with developing immune systems (or in my opinion, anyone). It was frustrating trying to find the best solution for my daughter's skin and FINALLY switched her to totally natural baby/kid products from Naturalscove.com. We used Episencial Soothing Cream to spot treat the eczema and after a week had some VERY welcomed relief.

I recommend checking products on ewg.org/skindeep even if they come highly recommended from a doctor. :)

Lauren - posted on 12/18/2012

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Baby Aveno is a johnson and Johnson product. If you look at the ingredients in them you are getting the same product for more money. Also they have some ingredients that are "toxic" and can be irritating to baby's skin. Baby Aveeno made my daughters skin break out worse and after researching I heard this happened to a few other babies. It has oat in it and while rare babies can have an oat allergy. Our Ped gave my daughter px strength cortisone cream, put her on baby Zyrtec, and we use Aquaphor daily. She still gets flare ups but this helped tremendous. And for baby soap try an all natural one. Burt's bees baby is good.

Amy - posted on 08/09/2012

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the sure fire cure to most excema is Cereva cream! it comes in a big tub at walgreens or walmart. apply twice a day, especially after bath and then hydrocotizone to flare ups. but with the cereva twice a day the flare ups should be few and far between. also switch to free and clear soaps and detergents. All free and clear is the only one I can use with my daughters sensitive skin.

Sheria - posted on 07/11/2012

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My children are grown, but my oldest has eczema... There are two things that you need to look at... First of all, eczema is an allergy... So what you put on your child as far as soaps, the detergent you use to clean her clothes, the type of fabric you put on her skin, the products you use in her environment, just about everything that she is around effects the amount of breakouts she has. Use gentle, natural products to clean her body and do not scrub her... Instead gently clean her skin. Use detergents that are for sensitive skin to wash her clothes. Try to limit the types of products you use around the house to those that she will be less likely to be allergic to. And use clothing that she is less likely to be allergic to (such as cottons) that will not scratch her skin and don't put too many man made materials on her...
The product that my pediatrician recommended for my son's skin 23 years ago is Crisco vegetable shortening. It is pure and inexpensive, but it worked well... Another product that my cousin recommends is shea butter. Any pure oils, shortening, or butters made from vegetable products only without dyes, fragrances, or additives may help relieve your daughter's breakouts... I hope this helps you.

Tina - posted on 08/21/2011

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I think it sounds like more than just eczema. Have you considered food allergies. My son has been breaking out again lately. I think he is developing another food allergy. :( There are "wet wraps" that you could try. I haven't done them. You could probably find the information online. Good luck, I understand how frustrating it is trying to keep your child comfortable!!

Chloe - posted on 08/20/2011

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i used aquaphor, HC for 2 weeks, cetaphil wash and lotion esp made for atopic dermatitis and all doesnt work. i hate quaphor coz its too greasy. the red face and ears with rashes keeps on coming back again and again. its been 4 mos shes suffering now. she cant sleep and she scratching too much

Amber - posted on 02/22/2010

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My daughter is 13 months and also has eczema and I asked her doctor for something to help he gave me a Rx for Triamcinol Acetonide Cream.. The littlest bit of the cream helps..

Dale - posted on 02/22/2010

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i have eczema and have found that sudocrem works for me this is a diaper cream there fore would be safe to use on a small child, my daughter has also used this when she gets red and itchy from the cold air hope it helps ( you can pretty much get samples of this from doc's offices or pregnancy care centres)

Shonda - posted on 02/22/2010

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Eucerin Calming Cream works like a dream! My daughters dermatologist recommended it to her and within 2 days her skin was back to normal. Walmart has a knock off brand of it that works the same is a few dollars cheaper! Good luck!

Naomi - posted on 02/21/2010

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Cetaphil is a great product to use for eczema, but you might also want to try Aquaphor to keep the skin from getting too dry and itchy. I have had eczema for a few years now and I have tried both products. They both work well, but I tend to use the Aquaphor when my skin gets very dry. I use it on my three year old daughter too during cold season and it really helps to soothe the raw skin around the nose and mouth. Her pediatrician recommended it to us. I hope this helps!

Christina - posted on 02/17/2010

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I use Cetaphil CREAM(make sure its the jar not the pump) My 2 yr old has a few areas where he had eczema & I started using that cause his Dr. recommended it & it worked! he no longer has the eczema patches on his arms or behind his knees.There is also a Cetephil cleanser that you could try using on her at bathtime.You can put the cream on her in the morning & at bedtime then reduce it if necessary.You should be able to notice results within 2-4 wks if not sooner than that depending on the severity of the eczemza.You can get it at most stores like Target,Walmart,all pharmacies & even some Costcos or Sam's Club.The latter would give you the best price for the size.Cost varies anywhere from $10-$16 but it's worth it if it helps her!

Sarah-Lynn - posted on 02/16/2010

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My daughter has had the same problem since birth as well, and we've tried everything to get rid of it, and the only thing that seems to work at all is the Aveeno Baby if you really stay on it. I'm still doing it 2 to 3 times a day.

Monika - posted on 02/16/2010

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My sister in law's little one suffers from eczema too and we just started putting Sudocrem on him last week and literally within a few days u can see results! In a week its almost all healed! Also try not to bathe too much, just wipe him clean with a facecloth and dry immediately so as not to keep the skin in water too long.

Chelle - posted on 02/15/2010

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we have been lucky that our little man has not really had many bad skin problems, but any sign of rashes or redness or dryness and we have used paw paw and it clears it right up. We also make sure we moisturise him after every shower and bath.

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I have eczema and unfortunately so do my 3 sons. All the lotions and potions given to us by the doctors seem to be of no help. I found the following things to be helpful. Avoid biological soap powder. Avoid using regular soap in the bath or shower. Avoid staying in the water for too long while in the bath tub. I use products from Lush now and they are the only things I can use without aggravating my eczema. I also use tea tree oil and lavender oil mixed into a carrier oil and poured in my bath water.

Amanda - posted on 02/15/2010

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my son is 19 months and had eczema really bad also, we took him to the doctor and he told us to buy Eucerin, you can get it over the counter at any drug store. He told us to use it on him 2-3 times a day and especially after baths because water can dry it out worse. Also just pat her dry. let me know if this helps. His was cleared up in 2 weeks.

Donna - posted on 02/15/2010

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Hi my daughter has had really bad eczema she is now 3 my daughter uses oilatum 4 bath them i rub in hydrocortisone 2.5 or emabate and thoughont the day i apply emulifulying ointmnt although these products do work u do have 2 keep applyin these products every few hours 2 avoid a flare up

Rebecca - posted on 02/14/2010

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hi my son has had eczema since he was born and i too have been thru heaps of things and found out one main reason ewas because he was allergic to all dairy foods so we had to stop all dairy for soy !its not that bad now he still gets it behind his knees and privates so i use 2 different kinds of creams prescribed from the drs the first one is aristocort (triamcinolone cream) not for face just body! and the second one is egocort cream 1%(hydrocortisone) it can be used all over the body and face i ve found them to work really well and even some times when its not that bad for the body and legs and privates i use of the shelf from the supermarket sudocrem works well ! and for baths i use pintarcel bath oil or soap and have to use sensitive washing detergent to wash the clothes in and have been told that he cant wear woolly clothes it has to be either cotton or silk!

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I was told to try using Eucerin from the dr. I would put some on my 8 month old every diaper changes. his leg and stomache ares. Problem is... you would have to use a lot to keep the skin moist. Don't know if that well help... if your 2 yr old has it since birth try washing the cothes in frangrace free detergent. Possibly does your 2 yr old have any fool allergies. Sometime that can trigger it...



Hope it helps!

Lauren - posted on 02/13/2010

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elecon by perscription only but it works wonders my son had it so bad his little cheeks would bleed i tried everything finally elecon to the rescue it absolutely works wonders, i used it to on my ear, stops tching immediately

Paula - posted on 02/13/2010

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Hi, my baby had eczema from birth and was given lotions and potions from Dr's. It took a try of a couple of different creams before the one which was right for him was found. Meanwhile I was looking for a more natural option and routinely put porridge oats into a muslin cloth and whirled it around the bathwater. It turns it milky and is so excellent in moiturising the delicate skin. He is now 13 months and has been pretty much eczema free since 5months old.

Cheryl - posted on 02/13/2010

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i took my son to the doctors about his eczema and the gave him a steroid cream to use for a week then i got a big tub of oilatum which you apply every day and now you cant even tell he has it!

Joni - posted on 02/12/2010

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Hello!

I found Hydrocortisone Cream worked wonders.I found I had to use it for a long time,but it worked!I went through a few tubes,and isn't expensive.

Tina - posted on 02/12/2010

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Eczema and allergies go hand in hand. Our allergy specialist said to give him nightly baths and avoid ALL perfumes/fragrances. We use Cetaphil soap, Cetaphil lotion, and a prescription steroid creme when it gets really bad. But the key was, he is to soak in the warm water for 20-30 minutes. After washing just the dirty parts, drain, and refill the tub so she is soaking in plain water. You can also put a small amount of bleach in the water when it is bad. There are wraps that can help, too. Fortunately, we haven't needed them. Controlling our son's allergies has been the key for him.

Nikki - posted on 02/12/2010

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Hi the best products to use are aloe vera and bee products, totally organic and natural.
I run a business selling these products and have many testimonials from Mum's that have found these products to work better than anything else they have used. If you are interested let me know and I can arrange to send you some sample and copies of the testimonials. Nikki x

Tobeka - posted on 02/11/2010

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Can you also try Zinplex Junior Syrup, I've seen it working for my 5 year old.

Cari - posted on 02/10/2010

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Our pediatrician recommended bathing my daughter using regular Dove soap since it is very moisturizing. Although the Johnson and Johnson's are usually good for babies, it is still a bit drying. We put tons of Curel or Eucerin lotion on her immediately after her bath to lock in all the moisture. We do our best to keep her in loose fitting clothes that are not too warm since tight clothes and feeling hot are what trigger her outbreaks.

Christina - posted on 02/10/2010

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I would definetly recommend Melaleuca. I have been a customer for 2 years and love their prooducts. Their Renew lotion is great for eczema and is clinaclly proven to work better than Eucerin. VERY IMPORTANT: Also beware of Quaternium-14 which is in many baby products and baby washes. You can google it and /or go to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services website and see that Quaternium -14 is a formaldyde releaser (I know, shocking) and is a cause of eczema. So that 'gentle' baby wash you are using may be the culprit. Hope that helps. If you are interested in the Melaleuca products feel free to send me a message!

Jessica - posted on 02/10/2010

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I use Eucerin cream or Aveno Baby..both work really well and we have a Rx for hydrocodosone cream for the ichyness

Melanie - posted on 02/10/2010

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I had very bad eczema when i was born (so bad my hands would bleed and i couldnt crawl) I had it until highschool and then it went away itself. In saying that i was very worried my son would inherit it as well, which he did.



I took him to a very expensive doctor and this is what she told me. Give them a Zinc Drink (avaliable at health food stores) ask them for the correct dosage for wieght/age. Also order in Effalex liquid (works MAGIC, i had to order it in at my local chemist).



These things help heal it from the inside to out and are given orally in liquid form, after using these my sons eczema has cleared and is now perfect. (best of all its all natural not chemicals your putting in him like so many of the creams) So amazing. Also i use no soaps on him and only use QV liquid from the chemist in his bath, there is a special one for eczema.



I hope you use my advice and it works as well as it did for my son. (and also saves you the money on seeing a doctor that charges $200 An hour)>>well worth the money though!



Best of luck

Denise - posted on 02/09/2010

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