Anyone struggling with baby eczema?

Jenaida - posted on 11/16/2012 ( 417 moms have responded )

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My little boy is 8 months old,he was diagnosed with eczema when he was 6 weeks old,the doctor prescribed fatty cream moisturizer and emulsifying cream as a soap substitute,I tried applying it 3x a day but it doesn't seem to work,then i tried hydrocortisone as well but its no good! I am frustrated! please help..

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Jd - posted on 11/17/2012

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Phillippa - posted on 11/17/2012

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Hi! I hope I can offer you some tips. I have 2 sons, 21 months and 5 months, and they both have eczema. My doctor was 'caring' but not terribly helpful too. They also told me its genetic and called it a day type thing, prescribing a steroids based cream for when it's bad and telling me they'll probably outgrow it (funny enough no one on either sides of our families has it!!)

Anyways, my oldest boy has nummular eczema, only on his thighs. It looks like ringworm but after a LOT of dermatologist visits they realized it was nummular, which is pretty rare. I used the steroids cream to clear it up, and since then I've done our 'routine' which i'll get to, and its never come back. My little fella has it terribly on his back, front, neck, upper arms and the back of his calves. Poor little guy!! It is just like you are saying, flaring up really badly after a bath. Its so hard to see them like that.

SO: what I do. For both of them, I use the dove sensitive bath bar, like Lola suggested. Its so gentle on their skin! My dermatologist recommended the next step - and I swear it's the biggest - within 3 minutes of drying off cover the areas that are affected with vaseline. She said its important to do it within 3 minutes, because after that the skin closes up. You want to lock all that moisture from the bath into their skin. Since I started doing that My oldests has not yet come back (for maybe 2 months!!). For my little guy I also use Aveeno's Eczema care lotion every time I change him, all over his body. Now he occasionally has dryness but it never flares up like it used to. Oh, and If you aren't a fan of using Vaseline, Live-Clean Baby makes a non-petroleum based vaseline, and I also read about using coconut oil instead too. But honestly, the vaseline after a bath has made a HUGE difference. We bath every other day instead of every day and that has helped too.

One more thing (sorry for the novel, but I really want to tell you everything I know because it's worked so far!!) A few moms have recommended using Aloette's product called "visible aid". We've just ordered it and i haven't used it yet, but they have all said its worked AMAZINGLY on their children's eczema.

I really hope this can be useful. Please try the vaseline, it realllllyyyyy has helped my boys and i hope it will help your baby too!!!

Tanya - posted on 11/29/2012

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I have posted on this thread before but it was bothering me that almost everyone treats the eczema with creams, and one lady said BLEACH baths!!! I am sorry but your skin is the biggest organ of your body, it is trying to tell you something! you need to listen to what your body is trying to tell you or your little ones body, you can put creams, baths, all sorts of stuff but if you do not get to the bottom of why this is actually happening it will just manifest into something else down the track, asthma etc. Go to a dietician, make the effort to sort this out once and for all for your child's heath and long term health of your child. They are relying on you to help them. I cannot urge you all enough to find out why they are getting these issues, my little girl gets eczema when she eats anything with corn, my niece gets is all over her body from wheat, it was not easy finding out what was causing it but isn't it worth it for your child?? sorry I am so passionate but these are not solutions they are band aid fixes.

Zen - posted on 11/28/2012

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Get to the SOURCE and it will go away. It is mostl likely food..and allergies are caused by the body detecting a foreign invader in the body. That could be from formula or breast milk. Either way it is probably because of genetically modified food- soy or corn that is in teh formula or your food. GM food has a pesticide injected into the DNA of the corn/soy that explodes the stomach of the bug that eats it. We eat it, our baby eats it and it slowly inflammes and errods babies stomach. Th e rash is the bodies way to tell you his stomach is inflammed. This is serious. inflammation causes stomach ulcers and if unresloved ( just slap a cream on it) then it could develope into cancer. watch Robyn O'Brien on Ted Talk. She explains it all and you can do this, one day at a time you can go GMO free and stop excema and food allergies.

Jacqui - posted on 11/28/2012

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Check the back of your soaps/bath foams, etc, and don't use anything that includes Sodium Laureth Sulfate (or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate). These strip the skin of moisture and make the eczema and itching much worse. You'll be shocked at how many baby products contain this harsh ingredient - which is added to make the product foam up. xx

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Priscilla - posted on 11/29/2012

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you can try pears soap...when my daughter was a baby she had that...I use the pear soap on her..and Eucerin lotion...it's thick but works well! gd luck

Denise - posted on 11/29/2012

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what do you bathe him in? if you go to the skindeep website it will tell you what shampoos or soaps are less harmful to your skin. I find the more bath's and when I was using johnsons it would irritate his eczema and he had more outbreaks. So I switched shampoo/body soap to a more organic one, moisturize with eucerin and I use hydrocortizone cream on bad outbreaks. I know you said Hydrocortizone didnt work but i am wondering what percentage do you use. Oatmeal baths can work too on bad outbreaks.

Jennifer - posted on 11/29/2012

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my son has the same problem, he gets it on his bum area and legs, I was prescribed a cream that is amazing. The name is Clotrrimaderm cream 1%. It works well, I use nothing but this cream, you apply it twice daily to the affected area. Talk to your doctor about it and see if that works for you as it did for my son.

Nilufer - posted on 11/29/2012

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hydrate ur baby properly and use oatmeal bath by grinding oats into fine powder & leave this application for 3 minute then rinse with lukewarm water pat that dry then use aloevera based moisturiser

Natalie - posted on 11/29/2012

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Before you use over the counter creams, check them at skindeep database http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/. Lots of them have harmful toxins.

Cortisone creams can temporary improve the skin while creating long term damage as well. Be careful what you put on your child's skin.

Caroline - posted on 11/29/2012

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my youngest child Thomas suffers from eczema and we were prescribed double base cream

worked fine on my child so check with your doctor first if he can have it some children may not work on

Ruby - posted on 11/29/2012

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Hi there! First of all, I know your pain :(. After being a month old, my son (who is now almost 7 months old) had started to develop eczema- mostly on his face. It so heartbreaking to see them uncomfortable from it. Like you, I have tried everything including...the cortisone cream, Vaseline, aveeno ezcema cream and most natural remedies I found on the Internet. It truly is frustrating! However, I found something that really worked & as you can say found there is a light at the end of the tunnel. My mother in-law had a family friend who had a child with severe ezcema...she recommend a moisturizer called LIPIKAR by La Rocher-Posay. It's like a milk moisturizing cream and its quite thick. It's a little on the expensive side (retails to about $32.00) I live in Canada...so it'll be probably $29-30 in US dollars. But I can say that it is totally worth it! ;). What I would do is apply his cortisone cream first in the affected areas, let us dry and then apply the moisturizer afterwards and again let it dry. The cortisone cream is applied twice a day (day and night) but I use the moisturizer as often as needed. I would totally recommend it to anyone! Give it a try, if it doesn't work then you can always use the moisturizer for you and for your babes! Good luck!

User - posted on 11/28/2012

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Try Renew from Melaleca - it is guaranteed to help your son - try it - it cannot hurt to try......

Sonja - posted on 11/28/2012

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Aveeno Body wash & lotion works amazing for my sons eczema!! (Much better then what the doctor had perscribed us)

Danielle - posted on 11/28/2012

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Hi Jenaida,



I have a 19 year old son who has had eczema since he was 6 weeks and my grandson (his son) also has eczema. He is now 1yrs old. I found that minimal baths helps and using eucerin cream or the generic brand of it helps alot too. My grandson was prescribed a hydracortisone ointment. we found it more effective than the cream. Also eczema is an astmatic reaction in the skin. We had my grandson tested for food allergies and we noticed that dairy played a part in his skin reaction. So he was put on soy milk and we keep him away from food with eggs in them. We cannot get rid of his eczema but we can control it. Sometimes he has flare ups and we just try to monitor the food and drinks so we can get a better understanding of what triggers them.



I agree it can be very frustrating especially when your baby is itching and uncomfortable. Night time seems to be the worse time. Our doctor ok children's benedryl to help at night time with the itching.



Keep his nails cut and cleaned to prevent infection when scratching and try neosporin. The ointment sooths the dryness and helps keep away infection when the skin is dry and cracked too.



I hope this helps. Good Luck



I hope this helps.

Diane - posted on 11/28/2012

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If the baby is lactose intolerant, and cannot tolerate all formulas except soy, what do you suggest giving him? His intestinal sickness before being put on soy was ten times worse the eczema.

Jessica - posted on 11/28/2012

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I used to work in assisted living facilities and had patients with eczema. The best solution for it is Crisco. It works better than the medicine that the doctor will prescribe. I just wouldn't put it on the bottoms of your baby's feet once he starts walking. It will make everything slippery. But the Crisco holds all of the moisture in more effectively than the expensive medication. Good luck!

MT2 - posted on 11/28/2012

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Yes the hayfever/eczema tendency is very much genetic, and I found that eliminating dairy made no difference. Having applied the prescribed creams for 3 years with my 1st child, I realised she was locked in a cycle of ease ups and flares. Then I stopped the creams and applied only the purest of ingredients..weleda weather protection cream was great. And now when my 2nd child developed it a 2 months, I did the same, Waitrose bottom butter (yes that's right!) all over her body, and some weleda on the angry bits, morning and night...worked a treat. My first child has been clear 6 yrs ..and 2nd child is now 31/2 and not one flare up since. Hope your child gets better soon.

Kathy - posted on 11/27/2012

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Hi!

My son had psoriasis when he was about 1. The dermatologist said at this young age, it can be hard to know if the skin condition is eczema or psoriasis. I wonder if the treatment is any different for psoriasis? May be worth asking.. My heart goes out to you and your little guy. Skin problems are no fun.

Kayla - posted on 11/27/2012

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my daughter had the same thing when she was born. i couldnt use any of the baby creams or soaps that are out there. she was perscribed centaphil for her body wash and also for lotion. it seemed to help. i used centaphil for the first year in half of her life and after that it seemed like she has out grown it.

Shari - posted on 11/27/2012

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I found that creams never worked for my daughter. Try an ointment based hydrocortisone. Hope that helps.

Ann Marie - posted on 11/27/2012

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I use Aveeno lotion, baby wash, shampoo on my daughter. It is wonderful and doesnt smell funny

Keri - posted on 11/27/2012

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This sounds like a gut issue. Eliminate allergens from your diet if you are breast feeding (or change your baby's formula). What goes into your baby is the most likely cause. Start by eliminating dairy from your diet, and if things don't clear up in a couple of days, then move on to eliminate wheat, eggs, soy, etc. one by one until you find the culprit. Also make sure that you are getting plenty of essential fats and probiotics into you if you are nursing.

If your baby has cradle cap, then an overgrowth of yeast is likely. A naturopathic physician, homeopathic physician, or Osteopath could give you more help as well as test for these allergens or yeast overgrowth if necessary.

http://www.coreonehealth.com/natural-rem...

Cocnut oil may help reduce some of the itching in the meantime.

Finding a permanent solution always beats covering up symptoms.

YVONNE - posted on 11/27/2012

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are you breast feeding or formula feeding? my son in 91/2 months now. i stopped bf at 5 weeks and started formula. shortly there after, within days, my son developed these red patches on his shoulders. two weeks ago he got the flu and his nose was so plugged he refused to drink his bottle. (so instead we fed him finger foods) he didn't have formula for 24 hours, finally he could some what breath out of his nose and drink a bottle...but guess what!!! the red patches disappeared! he is back on formula and cross our fingers they haven't come back.

Kristina - posted on 11/27/2012

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Sorry, I haven't read the other responses....so you may have gotten a solution. I have eczema and have had it all my life. I find that cortizone 10 works really good, along with benadryl cream when it get's greats really itchy. Also using non perfume soap tends to help with irritation. Aveno works good. but the best soap is cetaphyl but i think doc. oz has mentioned Noble Formula. This is very, very uncomfortable to live with. It's been so unbearable to the point i would scratch until i would bleed as a kid. I hope for your child's sake you find something that will work for him as everyone's body is different and will react differently to this.

Rachel - posted on 11/27/2012

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My son was diagnosed at about 2 months his doctor suggested dove soap bars for sensitive skin and that worked pretty good and it's very cheap, but I found that aquaphor baby body wash works wonders. I also use aquaphor baby healing ointment on his severe areas morning and night then use johnsons baby lotion over it. The combination of the 2 work wonders. I highly recommended atleast trying before going to anything medicated. Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 11/27/2012

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Phillippa thank you so much for the Vaseline tip!!! It worked amazingly on my 10 month old son. It's pretty much cleared up now after 2 times trying this... And it was bad. Thank you again

Ana De La - posted on 11/27/2012

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Not sure if it helps you. I was told to use aquaphor ointment and it worked just fine for my son. I was also told to use a mild dose of cortisone If u haven't tried u might want to ask ur pidiatrition. But defenetly try the aquaphor first. Hope it helps.

Ghostdarlin - posted on 11/27/2012

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If your baby looks like someone slapped both of his cheeks and is bad behind his knes, his forearms, and sometimes his behind, he does NOT have baby "eczema". What he has is Atopic Dermatitis (a form of eczema) and it can be caused by his formula (he may be allergic to milk). Hydrocortisone is NOT good for babies that small at all. Fluocinolone (not sure of the spelling) is a steroid cream that will take away inflammation and help the skin heal, then you can use Cetaphil soap (which you can purchase at Walmart and Rite Aid and Walgreens) and then follow up with Cetaphil lotion (Rite Aid and Walgreens has their own version of the lotion-SAME EXACT ingredients as Cetaphil, but a few bucks cheaper). My youngest daughter is in about 1% of the nation with the severe case she had as a baby and has several food allergies that would make you understand why she is so thin and wonder how she ever is able to eat at all! Many say not to wash the baby as often, but I completely disagree as it helps to remove any possible bacteria from the skin, which will keep at bay things like strep of the skin and staph infection. My daughter had staph and it was so scary.



My daughter did not get diagnosed until she was 6 months old. She went to a specialist in NY at Cooperstown Bassett Hospital (a teaching hospital) and I literally broke down in tears when the Dr. told me what she had. At that point in time she cried constantly, wouldn't eat, had reflux and I slept from about 1:30 AM-4:30 AM for MONTHS. I was ready for a nervous breakdown, I kid you not!



Always develop a good relationship with your pharmacist because in my experience, a dermatologist I took my daughter to wouldn't even TOUCH her (she looked that bad) and prescribed an adult dose of medication that would have killed her (she was 4 months old). Her epidermal layer at that point in time literally burst open, and I found her in a pool of blood in her bassinet. I would never EVER want another mother to go through what I went through!



Also it is important to realize children like this (mine is 17 and about to have her own baby) also will have issues with attention problems (caused by, believe it or not, their allergies) and as a baby, they spend so much time itching and scratching that they don't spend it developing. Fear not, though! My daughter is brilliant! She has an amazing IQ level and aces every test or task she takes on.



As others have said, the baby's diet is most likely the key-do not add more than 1 new food every few days at most. Note each food and take notes to see his reaction. Many kids who have this issue have allergies to citrus products (anything with acid will aggravate this problem) and things like tomato products (spaghetti sauce is one of the WORST enemies along with oranges).



Good luck and I hope things get better for you guys!

Meng - posted on 11/27/2012

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My daughter had the same problem when she was 2 months, I tried SudoCrem with Vaseline on top, quite helpful actually! Just keep the affected areas as dry as possible.

Meng - posted on 11/27/2012

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My daughter had same problem when she was 2 months, I tried SudoCrem with Vaseline

Susan - posted on 11/27/2012

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My son had it when he was a baby. Nothing really worked until he had Protopic ointment prescribed. It cleared up pretty fast after using it.

Elujulo - posted on 11/27/2012

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The same thing happen to my son at 2 months old,and the Doctor thought it was the milk but It wasn't,She told me to try Aveeno baby bath and Aveeno baby lotion and it really worked,My son is almost six months and he's hasn't had a break out yet.

Mary - posted on 11/27/2012

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You really need to avoid using a products with SLS's. there are lots of great products out there. Something with chamomile is really good, as it will calm... Make sure bath wash, creams, shampoos are all natural. Even the towels you use. Make sure the are not full of strong softners.

Hope this helps.... Just go. For 100% natural.

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I represent a nutritional research company and one thing I have learned is topical ointments and creams are often a band aid. Correcting the diet like Lady Heather suggest is correct even if it is genetic. If you are nursing you need to make sure you are getting Omega oils in your diet. Omegas are also required for brain development. Most people are lacking in good fats. The skin is your largest organ, it is the first to show signs of deficiencies yet the last to receive nourishment. Hope this helps your little one.

MomtoJ - posted on 11/27/2012

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I am no expert, but I can understand how you feel. I remember when my son had it as a baby and he also had hydricortisone. The doctor told me to apply it in small amounts and I cant remember how often. I remember I used to buy very sensitive skinned mild soap with no scents. Then I would massage his skin with natural Burts Bees apricot oil to keep the rest of his skin moisturized. My doctor recommended Aveeno at the time....and I recall using Aveeno bath powder dissolved in water to soothe his skin. Anything with natural oatmeal is great and I also bought a big container of Eucerin....my dr recommended it also. It keeps skin real moist! Be very careful not to use strong detergent and maybe rinse his clothing well when you wash. I bought him all natural products and used Dreft detergent during his first year or longer. Keep his skin soft by using good quality products....no irritants and with no scents and if possible try organic products. Watch also what he eats..sometimes infants have flare ups due to food allergies. I remember when my son got the awful cradle cap....I was upset, but in some months it was gone. All this will pass and you will get through it. Be patient, and if something doesn't work, try again because something will. Before you apply anything - ask your pediatrician and go get a second opinion from another doctor if you must. I hope that helps I wish I could tell you more, but my litttle man is almost 4 now and I am going by what I remember some years ago. Good luck! and remember --- this too shall pass! But oberve what you are using for a few days and see if hos reaction is better or worse. If not better, stop using it. Go all natural, it may be he has a sensitivity to ingredients in these products. Don't know...but it is possible. Let me know how it goes...





Madeline

Kylee - posted on 11/27/2012

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Have a look into hazelwood necklaces, I bought one for a little girl severely affected, and it really helped her. Google has tonnes of info on how they work

DANIELLE - posted on 11/27/2012

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My daughter also has eczema and what I find to work the best is oatmeal. I use instant oatmeal, put it in a piece of stocking tie off the end and boil it in a pot of water so the oatmeal milk comes out. When I give her a bath I put the packet of oatmeal in her bath water along with the water from the pot. Once the packet is cooled off enough I use that to rub on her skin and it help a great deal.

Mary - posted on 11/27/2012

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Hi jenaida, my 3year old suffered also and I did try everything including steroid creams and after

Numoreous specialists appointments I met a girl and she gave me a product that was aloe vera based but from a particular company that treats eczema from the inside out. The drinking gels helps repair and fight the infection from within.The creams and lotions has lignin in them which penetrates the moisture straight to the bottom layer of the skin and treats the infection. I was so happy with the results as it was hard seeing my little girl in pain. I highly recommend the products, if you want more info il email you.

Mary : )

Nelly - posted on 11/27/2012

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My niece has a case of bad eczema

She was born with it. Now she's 8 years old

And what my mom would do is keep her skin morts with milk or cook oatmeal

My niece would scratch her skin till it bleed.

Make sure his skin is always morts

And find out what he can and can not eat.

I hope I helped

Brenda - posted on 11/27/2012

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Genetic? Nobody in my family had eczema before me!

My daughter only had a mild case.

Sorry your doctor didn't give you more options. It could be sensitivity to gluten, wheat.

Cut out fruit for a week or two. Does he use formula or breastfeed?

At his age, lots of new foods are in his diet, and eczema is definitely caused by food sometimes.

Hard to figure that one out.

I'm in New Jersey. Doctor Perin is an asthma allergy doctor in Teaneck. Don't know if you are near there. My daughter goes to him for asthma. He tests for allergies. Painless, and great doctor.

Also Maryanne Michelis in Hackensack.

Good luck. Keep in touch. Hope he improves soon.

Brenda michelle

Missy - posted on 11/27/2012

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Hi there! Believe it or not, Eucerin is amazing. My daughters both experienced excema, and it was so annoying. The Eucerin cleared the excema in a matter of days. Plus, the girls were so calm after I rubbed it on. Hope this helps :)

Joan - posted on 11/27/2012

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My daughter had severe eczema when she was three years old. The Dr. recommended that I remove tomatoes, and all fruits with seeds. (don't worry, there is still some fruits that are OK!). She recovered immediately. I never gave my kids much milk, since there are many alternative sources of calcium and Vitamin D that are much more nutritious. (and both her Dad and I have more than our share of allergies) But dairy can give kids all kinds of problems, so you might keep that in mind. Then there is gluten which is another culprit, my friend's daughter had severe eczema and when she put her on a gluten free diet, the eczema disappeared.

Hopefully it is not the gluten, it is not an easy diet to follow, at least at first. I have been gluten free for 2 years and I am finally at a point where I can say it isn't a big deal!

Anne - posted on 11/27/2012

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HI Jenaida

Try coconut oil where the eczema flares up. From what you say, eczema started when you were breastfeeding your baby at 6 weeks old, so you probably have a very allergic child.



Were you drinking cow's milk when you breastfed him? He probably has a strong sensitivity to dairies.



I was severely allergic myself as a kid and was raised on carrot juice until I could eat. I never gave my kids cow's milk formulas or soy based formulas after breastfeeding was over. I gave them goat's milk Karihome but in the US you can find Meyenberg. And now they drink organic raw milk occasionally.



Eliminate as much as you can processed food because it is hard to know whether the hidden ingredients can activate the eczema.



Delay food diversification until eczema is under control.



And with all skin infections the best road is alternative medicine because only a holistic doctor will help you find the root cause of this problem.



Hope this helps

Brenda - posted on 11/27/2012

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Hi Jenaida...I feel your pain! I suffered as a child from 5 yrs old until I was in my 20s with severe eczema. In the 1960s the treatments were not great, and doctors had my mom soak my arms and legs in Keri oil and warm water....so much worse! The only time it improved back then was in summer, when sun and the pool helped it heal.

My daughter was born in 1997' and she had mild cases of eczema, and I was horrified to think she may go through what I did... She had ver bad diaper rash also, even though I kept her very clean and dry.

So....here is what worked....for me, diprolene cream was great. It's a steroid, but it's topical, and very good. Rx cortisone cream also works.

Do not use greasy products! They make it worse!....clean and dry is best....

Also, my baby's diaper rash...I got a fantastic recipe from her doctor!,, here it is....

Mix together a tube of Desitin cream

One tube antibacterial cream. Not ointment.

One tube cortisone cream. Over the counter 1%

Add Caldesene zinc oxide powder to make a paste....about 2 tablespoons

Smear that on the baby's butt if he has sensitive diaper area!

SHARE THIS RECIPE! IT'S AMAZING

Also, do not bathe often...only when necessary. Eczema is best dry, and use only Aveeno wash and make sure no fragrance is added to anything you use on him. No creams or oils at all is best. My baby is 15 now. Her skin cleared up when I switched to Aveeno, and used the steroid cream any time the rash flared up! Less is more!

Good luck, keep me posted!

Brenda

Kelley J. P. - posted on 11/27/2012

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Eczema is often (usually?) an allergic reaction to something. Two of the major culprits are milk and eggs. All the creams in the world won't get rid of it -- they might help soothe it temporarily, but it will be a continuing battle. (And if your baby is allergic to milk, and the lotion you apply has milk in it, you're fighting a losing battle.) I strongly recommend seeing an allergist (not a pediatrician) for a basic skin test. An allergist may recommend eliminating a suspicious food, such as milk or eggs, from the baby's diet (which probably means eliminating them from your diet, since those proteins can pass through breast milk) for a week or two. If the symptoms clear up, that's a good indication that you've found the allergen making your baby miserable. 80% of children outgrow their milk or egg allergies by age 4, so don't be disheartened by a food allergy diagnosis. It's manageable (with lots of great online resources for learning new routines for cooking and shopping), and it's easier on a mother's heart to eliminate a food from the child's diet than to see it suffer day in and day out with that awful eczema. The connection between eczema and allergies is well-documented, but many pediatricians seem unaware of it, so seeing a good allergist is important. Good luck and we're all pulling for you!

Katina - posted on 11/27/2012

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I agree with Tara about the heat. Whenever my daughter had a flare up it was made worse by the heat. The heat makes it more uncomfortable. Not sure how your little guy sleeps at night.

Bernadette - posted on 11/27/2012

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Miracle Product - Stockhausen (STK33869) STOKOLAN Skin Care Cream

My sister had terrible eczema as a child with flare ups that would leave cracked, oozing skin behind her knees, elbows and blotches on her face. A mechanic told my mom about a cream called Stockhausen (STK33869) STOKOLAN Skin Care Cream . It is a very thick cream and stays pretty greasy for a while but it cleared her eczema up instantly. My daughter was then born with a much milder case of eczema and I use this on her with the same results. Since my daughter's is very mild I'm now able to get away with using Aveeno's Ecsema cream on her as well. I searched Amazon for the Stokolan. It's made in Germany and make sure you get the Stockhausen kind. Good luck.

User - posted on 11/27/2012

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Ladies its just not the topical its what they eat , clothes washed with, how your tub is washed out etc. Think about it you clear it up but then the clothese are washed in wrong detergent. etc.

User - posted on 11/27/2012

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Please email me at angelasfaithnfitness@gmail.com I can help you. My daughter use to have to wear socks on her hands so she would not itch them . there is help.

Sheri M - posted on 11/27/2012

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The company I work with makes a cream that is natural and extremely effective in healing eczema quickly and safely...and it's very affordable. I am happy to give you more information if you'd like.

Sheri

Sandra - posted on 11/27/2012

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My son had eczema since he was born and he is 2 years old now.

I used plain on vaseline (The doctor's advice) twice a day.

Also, what really knocked the eczema out was giving him baths in oatmeal every other day. (Aveeno)

Stacy - posted on 11/27/2012

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Hi! I'm sorry, I couldn't read every single post. My daughter had full-body eczema from the time she was about 7 months old. She turned out to be allergic to everything including our dog! She is 9 now and has grown out of almost everything.



What cleared the eczema? ARBONNE. The ABC baby line. It's expensive, but something about the baby oil, rubbed in from head to toe, worked like a miracle cure in a matter of three days. She was so raw that I couldn't put anything on her but Aquaphor, which smeared all over everything and stained it. The Arbonne has NO petrochemicals (Vaseline, Aquaphor, A&D are all petroleum based chemicals, derived from oil. They work to lock moisture in, but nothing else.)



If I saw someone with eczema after that, I literally would stop them and tell them. I saw a woman working in a store talking about her son's eczema. I went home, got her samples I had, brought them to her, and when I went back about two weeks later, she cried when she saw me. He was all cleared up, she had bought some for him, and she said what I said: it was a miracle.



It has a ton of natural oils in it - it's certified vegan and uses raw materials - but is not organic. Either way, it worked like a charm for my daughter and other people I told - if you do some Google-ing, you will find it has worked for others as well. It's like a bonus benefit of the oil. I still buy sample packs here and there and keep them on hand for when my daughter's hands get raw and red from all the hand washing at school and home during the winter months.



I have been where you are. I wish someone had told me to stop all dairy, but no one did. She suffered and as a result so did I. You can only be as happy as your child. Good luck!!

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