advice for eczema kid?
Angie - posted on 03/23/2009
hi yulia, my little girl davina had eczema bad when little, i found sudocreme was brilliant to get rid of it,also don't put any bubble bath in the bath,also i use johnsons softwash oil gel wash which is really good and didn't make her eczema flare up.
also when using washing powder try using fairy non bio as it's brill.
Katie - posted on 03/23/2009
I would go to the doctor...my daughter had it around her mouth and they started out with amoxicillian and then switched to a cream when it wasn't working...after about 3 months of fighting with it they finally scraped it and took a sample...it was a form of yeast infection and the medicine and cream they then had me put on it cleared it up right away! and they had said had we not gotit taken care of soon it pry would have scarred!
Lisa - posted on 03/23/2009
I have two sons with asthma and they get Eczema especially in the winter months. We use a special soap and cream call vera cream, I think.. Anyway you usually have to ask the pharmacy to order it and it runs about 2.50 a bar. But let me tell you it works great.
First of dont panaic.
Both my two children had Eczema when they were babies. i tried every cream from the doctors and over the counter, nothing seemed to work. Then i heard of a treatment that was so simple it couldnt possibly work. But it did.
Buy some cheap porrigde oats and cheap light coloured tights (not black) when batheing your children pour a handful of oats into the tights and let them soak in the warm water with your child. Wash as normal in the oats but then use the milky liquid to smooth all over babies body especially on the inflamed ares. After a couple of days you will notice the differeneces. Please continue to use any creams of the doctors.
A quick fix while out shooping and child is scrathing or seemingly in pain with the Eczema, head straight to the frozen food part and place frozen peas or other veg over the inflammed area. Works a treat.
I hope this helps
Dana - posted on 03/23/2009
I feel so bad for children with Eczema. My baby daughter had it worse than my first daughter or myself! A few things I've found out the hard way that works - laundry detergent that is "free and clear" (it's not expensive) and Aveeno baby wash/shampoo and lotion or Eucerin, which might work better. If I use softener in their wash, I have to use the free and clear. Her doctor also told me to keep her HYDRATED! And after every bath, we rub her down and that has helped a lot! You can't get rid of it, but you can help keep it under control. Oh, being in the sun and swimming pool made an amazing difference last summer.
Jill - posted on 03/23/2009
I have had eczema all my like. Really bad for my childhood all over arms, legs, butt...so sad. I was treated my a doctor..it could be stress,food, allergies related. Go to a doctor. You can use Eucerin lotion get the thick stuff it is like crisco but it is good stuff. This helps eliminate some of the itching. That is what is aweful..the itching in unbearable. Go to the doctor..think about what may have triggered so you can tell the doctor.
User - posted on 03/23/2009
You've gotten some advice already...but I thought I'd throw in an extra suggestion. If it's really serious, you may need to try a product like the Cetaphil line. Dove & Aveeno are good, but they still contain detergents. Cetaphil's soaps are "non-detergent" as well as being dye-free and fragrance-free. Their lotions are also everything-free and very good. It is more expensive, but there is also almost nothing in it that your LO could be allergic or sensitive to.
Aquaphor is also very good, but the only thing to watch with that is if your LO has a wool/lanolin allergy or sensitivity.
I've had severe eczema since I was a tiny baby and have fought it to one level or another my entire life. The biggest piece of advice I can give is to not let it get out of control if you can help it. If taking out all of the dyes & fragrances and anything else you can think of from baby's environment don't show signs of helping in a week or if it keeps getting worse, head to the doctor ASAP and get Rx treatment.
Aveeno!!! If I could buy stock in the company, I would! Our daughter has mild eczema and also an allergy to strawberries which was causing a bad case of it for awhile (her all natural toothpaste was flavored with real honest to goodness strawberries). She is very fair (redhead) though so the doctor said to be prepared for a rashy, dry kiddo. Basically we limit baths to every other day or even every 3rd day in the winter and slather her with Aveeno afterwards. A good baby wash to use is Method brand (it smells like marshmallows and is all natural) or Mennen's Baby Magic if you can find it. We also dress her in all cotton clothes, preferably organic cotton. Our doctor also suggested rubbing on a good layer of Aquaphor for really bad outbreaks (our 10 year old puts a layer on his hands at bedtime and puts socks on over top...poor kids has terrible eczema on his hands from his karate sparring equiptment).
Talk to your doctor and see what he or she suggests.
Angela - posted on 03/20/2009
I find the probotic in yogart helps and Ecuerin Aquafor from head to toe every night. Also, it gets worse if he gets hot. No dies or chemicals in dryer sheets or wash. I try to bath my little one very other night and I only wash his hair. NO soap all over. Talk to your doctor. It is linked to food allegies some how. Although we have been tested and no allergies.
Marie - posted on 03/20/2009
My son had really bad ezcema from 3 mths, it wasnt allergy related but he later developed asthma. I had 3 different types of steroid creams, an antibiotic cream, Dermeze which is liquid paraffin and Oilatum for baths. Now he's 3 and hardly needs any of this but he reacts to certain brands of laundry powder and soap dries his skin out still.
If your bubs eczema is really bad you give them a warm bath (no soap) dry them off, smear moisturiser all over real thick and then wrap them up in an aluminum blanket for 10min or so. This helps the moisturiser to penetrate their skin. You gotta be careful with cracked patches because it can get infected. My son ended up in hospital with this.
User - posted on 03/20/2009
at three months my son developed eczema all over his body. it was so bad i would wake up to get him and see blood stains all over his sheets from all the scratching. we went to an allergy doc first and it was confirmed that he had bad food allergies coming through my milk. then we went to a dermatalogist. they recommended that we wash our son with just water until he was older and actually got dirty, then we were to use cetaphil (love the stuff). right after the bath we were to lotion him up really good. they say that within a half hour after the bath is your window to help keep the moisture in the body. we use the cetaphil lotion. when we keep up with the lotion then we don't have to rely on the steroid creams (to use when he has a bad breakout). i would definatly go to your pediatrician first and ask if they think an allergy test might find out whats causing the eczema. then find a good allergy doc, i love ours and he has saved my sanity in dealing with my sons eczema. it's still really bad, but we are able to control it a lot better.
Elizabeth - posted on 03/20/2009
Here's what the dr. told us. no long baths, no hot water, suggested scent free/dye free liquid body soap (I prefer dove), eucerin claming cream used throughout the day but especially after bath and before bed, have a higher content of cotton in your clothing, moist are (use a humidifer in the childs room) and watch for any areas getting infected from scratching or cracking-if it gets that bad go to the Dr for a cream and maybe antibiotic. Good Luck!
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