Do any of your kids have dry patches on their skin??

Tra'Nique - posted on 02/07/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My baby has blotches on his legs and chest. They aren't big but I need to know what I should put on them.

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Laura - posted on 02/07/2010

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My daughter has eczema which is dry scaly patches on her skin. Our doctor suggested Hydrocortizone cream 2xs a day and 10 minute baths every other night. Doctor said that it is common in young kids in the winter time. The doctor also suggested a mild soap like Aveeno baby wash or dove nonscented body wash. We also use Aveeno baby lotion. Hope this helps you.

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Nicole Hannah - posted on 10/21/2012

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my 16 month old daughter has a rash on her chest and also nearly every second night that rash swells up and when it does swell up she gets silvery redish spots all on her tummy

Jolene - posted on 02/08/2010

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3 of my 5 children have that. For us it is a form of their eczema, I like the Cetaphil cream. Most of the others made my children feel like it was burning them. It tends to show up more when they have a tan, so the summer time.. (I know they shouldn't tan, but we live in California) It lessens when they keep it soft and moist with the lotion.

Lisa - posted on 02/08/2010

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Both of my babies have the dry spots on there arms and chest. I suggest using aquaphor or cetaphil, both are great. Also limit the baths to every other day if possible. Be sure that when you are drying the areas off well after baths. It helps if you only put clothes on that are made of cotton and use a cool mist humidifer.

Krista - posted on 02/07/2010

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I used the Aveeno cream on my baby's dry cheeks, and it worked quite well.

Juliana - posted on 02/07/2010

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I kept putting olive oil on my son's skin and my mom suggested i put a little diaper rash cream on the dry spot as well...it worked.

Tah - posted on 02/07/2010

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eucerin and bag balm. you can find the bag balm in walgreens, ,my pediatrician told me about it because 2 of my children have eczema and i have struggled to find somethng that works....

Danielle - posted on 02/07/2010

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My daughter has a couple of dry patches on her legs as well. After she takes a tubby I rub her down with a 50/50 mix of Burts Bees Lotion and Johnson's Baby Oil Gel. (Although I suppose any lotion will do. It has helped a lot. I would try other things before the eucerine cream, because it is medicated, my dr said to only use it if it got really bad. Just keep it moisturized

Tricia - posted on 02/07/2010

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yeh i agree with the oil,i sumtimes put in the bath,if they not washing hair,cos my son baths alot,loves playing in water,if not after the bath,or i use moisturisor instead. cos my son is tall so i always worry bout growth spurts leaving marks ext too.sumtimes sudo cream(well rubbed in) cos it doesnt come out of clothes.

tho i wud also check if it gets itchy at all, cos thats a sign of eczema or sore looking. xx

Lisa - posted on 02/07/2010

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eucerin cream works well on many skin issues. My older daughter has had skin issues from birth starting with baby acne from head to toe, now she gets dry and itchy. We bath her with johnson's products, put baby oil on her rigth before she gets out of the tub and then eucerin on the dry patches daily.

Wendy - posted on 02/07/2010

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my 6 year old has dry spots on his hands and arms i would like to know as well

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