If your child has eczema, can you tell me what you did to help get rid of it/keep it under control

Rachel - posted on 12/06/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )




My 8 month old daughter has eczema on her cheeks. I went to the doctor and got a cortizone cream. It helps here and there but its always flaring it. I have changed her laundry soap to the Dreft. And also changed her shampoo to the Aveeno for babies. I have read about some home remedies but didnt know if anyone had tried any? Could you please give me some advice to help my daughter?!



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Ashley - posted on 12/07/2010




my youngest daughter had this real bad I found that this stuff called teenie faces works great on her its made by gerber and comes out like a glue stick also spectro kids eczema works amazingly you can either by that as a wash or a cream I use the wash .. my daughter still gets a flare up every now and then on her legs now (before it use to only be her face when she was a infant) but once I use this wash it goes away our doctor also gave her the coritzone cream but we never used it

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my son has eczema too and i use the cortison cream until he was 1 and then started using the Safety 1st natural face cream which works as well as the prescription stuff. for shampoo/soap i use a natural goat's milk soap because my son is allergic to oatmeal and so i can';t use eczema

Angie - posted on 12/07/2010




Both of my daughters had/have eczema. We switched to laundry soap, softener, bath soaps, and shampoo that were color and perfume free. The best soap we found was Ivory. We also moisturize like crazy with Walmart brand Eucerin. At 12 and 10 they still get flare-ups but not nearly like they used to.

Julie - posted on 12/07/2010




My 12 year old has very severe eczema all over her body and we do the cortizone, the sigmacort etc religiously. Funnily enough the best thing we've found is vaseline aloe vera cream! It's very cheap and comes in large bottles (great as her whole body is covered!) I have found that most things with aloe vera in them are safe for her to use as she is allergic to so very many things on her skin. It took me 5 years of trying cream after cream, lotion after lotion trying to find something she wasn't allergic to that softened her skin and helped with the eczema.

We've never fully gotten rid of it, just reduced it to a slight redness in her joints. But thanks to the Aloe Vera, she can wear shorts in summer and swim without being self concious!

Day is allergic to a great deal of things. It could be something she's touching that's irritating your daughter's skin. Day can't touch some plants, freshly cut grass, most flowers, baby wipes, baby powder, quite a few make up products, lanolin, latex, some rubbers, denim... The list is quite literally endless. I'm lucky in that our laundry and dish washing detergents do not irritate her. But it took a while to find a bodywash that didn't make her flare up. Ditto with shampoo and conditioner.

I wish you the very best of luck, eczema can be very hard to treat.

Sherene - posted on 12/06/2010




I took my babies to a very good Paediatrician and he was very helpful. (a very good Paediatrician, is very hard to find here by us)
My babies could not drink normal baby milk so i had to put them on soya milk.
They all grown up now but they still cannot eat wheat and dairy.
I also had to do away with normal soaps and shampoo and i use fragrance free aqueous cream [ from head to toe to bath them].
i do not like a cortizone cream, well that is just me.
oh yes and I had to keep the skin moist.
Hope you find a good Paediatrician, will pray for you.

Julie - posted on 12/06/2010




My daughter had eczema every where but her privates and bottom when she was 3 mos old. I used Atopiclair (non-steroid) and Desonide (steroid) for mild and severe outbreaks. I also used Aveeno baby wash and Dreft detergent. I have used Cetaphil lotion on her from the day she was diagnosed and it has worked wonders. She's going on three and barely has outbreaks at all. I keep her lotioned up religiously. She has darker skin so I'm always scared she will scar. Her dermtalogist also recommended CeraVe. Both CeraVe and Cetaphil can be bought anywhere though they are a little pricier than other lotions. I like Cetaphil so I'm not switching anytime soon.

Keshia - posted on 12/06/2010




I got some stuff from the infant section at walmart I cant think of the name but it has pooh on the front and says baby eczema on the front its really thick and goes a long way my son has it bad on the back of his arms and the sides of his tighs and it works really good for him

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