my one year old has a BAD eczema break-out HELP!!!!

Jennifer - posted on 09/26/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my one year old son has eczema and usually when he has a flare-up i just put some Aveeno Baby Eczema Treatment on him and it clears right up. But this time its not working. actually this time it seems to be brought on by a reaction to something...i have no idea what because i have not done anything new. it looks like the typical red, dry, itchy patches but also whith what looks like little pimples or sores... it is on his face, hands, arms, legs, and feet. he has been up all night scratching it. i am taking him to the doctor this afternoon, but alas, i live in a very small town and the doctors here arent that great... any advice as to what is going on with him or how to treat him and provide him with some relief would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Tamara - posted on 01/04/2012

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Try a french brand avene the do a bath emollient called trxera it is the only thing that works for my son. I have been using. It for 5 years on him and as soon as it starts to flare up I use this. As a constant moisturizer I use eco qv cream that comes in a big tub. It is normally enough to keep away the rash unless we come into his triggers. I have just started using a new body wash that I am really happy with called ecokid that is an organic range. Made in adelaide, sth australia. They import all of the world and make a good insect reppelent aswell. I havent as yet tried anything else from there range. Goodluck I hope you find the right combination for your little one

Tammy - posted on 09/26/2011

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Aveeno oatmeal bath worked well for my son. I found the doctors were not very helpful, prescribing cortisone creams mostly. He eventually outgrew this (he's 8 now) but my own research and noting when his outbreaks occurred, keeping track of what he ate, where he played helped me to narrow down the causes. Allergy testing was not effective at his age. I strongly believe it was a result of some food reactions and reactions to environmental elements. The best approach I found was to try and keep his skin moisturized and to keep him clean (his eczema became infected from playing in a park sandbox- he was maybe 3 or 4 then). I bathed him in Aveeno regularly and slathered him in vaseline before I even dried him out of the tub. Also I bathed him less often since I was told this dried out his skin. Good luck. I never found anything really effective to treat the outbreaks.

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