Any ideas on how to keep eczema from spreading??

Angelica - posted on 09/24/2011 ( 26 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 3 years and 4 months she has eczema and her docotr wont give me anything for it any ideas??

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Kristy - posted on 09/28/2011

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My daughter has eczema, she is almost 4 and i have had dermatitis my whole life. I was my daughters clothes in a natural wool and delicates wash that is safe to eat. It is all natural. I can't use any bubble baths or washes on her except for aqueous lotion or sorbolene cream. I have to keep the skin well nourisehed with sorbolene cream as she gets it on her eye lids, behind her knees, elbows and her vagina... the doctor said that was more dermatitis on her vagina but if i dont take all of these precautions she is in tears. She also gets it on the top of her legs from chaffing so i bought boys cotton boxer shorts as they are fitted and come down her legs a bit like bike shorts. Stops her skin from rubbing. Good luck, its not easy. Also dairy can make it so much worse, anything scented in washes, shampoos, soaps and oils in the bath or on the skin, sugar, preservatives and juices.

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Jane - posted on 10/01/2011

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another thing to do is get a note book and write down what you have used with a comment of whether it helped or not. (do the ingredients) so you don't buy stuff that doesn't work. Try and remember what you have used, then try some of the other thing, other Mums have suggested. Think it is trial and error.

Tiffany - posted on 09/30/2011

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the trick 4 me was....cortizone 2% in it helpd over nite 4 my gurls!!! Use only dove soap, with a loition that is unfragance!!! Believe me, it workz...by the way that cortizone is over the counter,,

Michelle - posted on 09/28/2011

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I don't use store bought products for anything in my house, I use Melaleuca products. The good thing in the tea tree oil (what all the products are based around) is a natural antiseptic.

Joanne - posted on 09/27/2011

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I don't know if it's the same for everyone but i used to get those as a child, especially when I'd had a scratch! Or when I had used pescribed creams but there's no harm checking with the doctor just in case.

Angelica - posted on 09/27/2011

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I need help again. My daughter Faith she eczema as you all know but the onething is that now i am finding little bumps on her and when i popped one white puss comes out of it. It is red all aroung them. Is this part of eczema??

Angelica - posted on 09/27/2011

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@Michelle Waldbilling: So what do you reconmend that i use on her? As of her soap

Michelle - posted on 09/27/2011

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Lavender can be a big trigger and also stay clear of any scented laundry soaps. I have dermatitis and I can't use bars of soap. I can use shower gels though.
My middle child can't use any store bought babble baths at all. I have to use all natural products for everything. Even down to my cleaning products.

Joanne - posted on 09/27/2011

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Hi, we were given the olive oil on holiday to start with, homemade pressed oil so then I started looking in the health food stores and general stores to see if I could find a pure pressed oil which isn't mixed, Greek or Cretian olive oil seems to be very good, which I have sometimes found in Asda/Walmart. (depends where you are, we are in Scotland) I bought the shea butter from an online supplier, www.mothernaturesgoodies.co.uk and either used it pure, melting a small amount in your hands then rubbing on like an oil. Or making a cream using beeswax and olive oil, melting it to mix it. For us really basic products with no additives or extras worked best, even oatmeal in a mesh bag in the bath can work. I hope that helps and is of some use to you. :-)

Makeda - posted on 09/26/2011

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Skin Relief Moisturising lotion with Shea butter. It has a blue top and label.

Rosie - posted on 09/26/2011

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i get my probiotics from my chiropractor, but you can get them at any health food store. just make sure to get ones that are refrigerated or else the good bacteria will possibly die from the heat.
kefir can also be found in healthfood stores. i've also seen it at walmart with the yogurt. BUT if you get kefir grains, you can make your own. here's where i got mine. :)http://www.kefirlady.com/

Angelica - posted on 09/26/2011

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@Makeda Gentles:What Aveeno product did you use cause i tried the lotion and it didnt help. I also am currently trying the oatmeal that you put in the bath.

Angelica - posted on 09/26/2011

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@Joanne Addison:Where can you buy the extra virgin olive oil and the homemade shea butter cream?
@Julianne Marie:Thank you and i will try that.

Rosie - posted on 09/25/2011

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probiotics or kefir are supposed to be good for helping with the allergic response that your body has that causes the eczema.

Tara - posted on 09/25/2011

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Coconut oil (you can get it in the organic section of most grocery stores and in health food stores) will sometimes work. It works really well on most rashes as well.

Makeda - posted on 09/25/2011

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My daughter had Eczema as a baby and everything the Dr gave her just didn't work. I was in the supermarket one day and over heard a parent telling another about how bad her twins Eczema was until she bought "Aveeno" and it cleared it up right away. I went and bought it straight away and haven't looked back since. Within a week it cleared it up a treat. She's now 2yr and her eczema has cleared right up, once in a blue moon she may get the odd patch of dry skin but then i start reusing Aveeno and within a few days its gone. Apparently its the oat-meal in the moisturiser that helps treat it. Good luck!

Joanne - posted on 09/25/2011

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Yes milk and dairy products can aggravate it, I could never eat too many eggs in a week neither. Too much perfume in products can cause irritations too, such as in soap, creams, shampoos and washing powders/gels.

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Corn starch in the bath water, soap without sodium lauryl sulfate, shea butter as a lotion. Milk is a known reactant for us. Everyone is different though. Identify the trigger.

Joanne - posted on 09/25/2011

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I have had eczema my whole life and my Daughter had patches on her arms and legs. I didn't want this to get any worse or be offered any steroid creams even at such a young age. I didn't bathe her in bubble bath apart from couple of drops of lavender and I used pure extra virgin olive oil or homemade shea butter cream and it always did the trick and cleared up any sore patches. I also kept an eye on the amount of sugar in her diet. She's now five and her skin is great. They say getting rid of eczema can result in asthma problems but I believe it depends on how you treat the eczema in the first place. This worked for us but everyone's different, but I hope the information helps.

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