Baby Eczema on Face

Ashley - posted on 12/19/2009 ( 75 moms have responded )

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Anyone have a "natural" alternative to healing flared baby eczema on the face? Most products have petroleum, or petrolatum in it which I will not use. She doesn't have it anywhere else on her body.

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Nina - posted on 12/28/2009

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My son had ozzing eczema on his face and I used Aveno baby calming lotion I think it was lavender any way I found that putting it on every hour it cleared up it took a month of this but he stoped having flairups and he is now 7 and has not had a flair up since he was 2. Like he nolonger has the eczema at all. You must avoid all perfumes of any kind even in your lotions and anyone else that will be holding her. As well as any itchy clothes or her getting to warm do not use bath soap use the oat meal bath from Aveno and do not let her sit in a soapy bath this will cause a flairup. Good luck!

Carrie - posted on 12/22/2009

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My son had eczema when he was a baby. I tried hydrocortizon, all the eczema lotions and creams, eucerine, oatmeal baths. Nothing really seemed to work and he would scratch himself, especially his face until he bled no matter how well I tried to cover his hands. I finally tried raw shea butter, the 100% all natural shea butter and it worked very well for my son. He was a little under a year and within a couple of months he was almost completely healed from the eczema, I don't know if it was something he would have outgrown. But it definately helped more than anything else I had tried. You can buy it online if you can't find it anywhere. It can be kind of hard when you get it, so what I did was rub it together in my hands first and then put it on him. Its completely safe for the face and even lips, which is how I use it. I still use it after every bath and my son is now 3 and a half. I hope you find something that works. I know how hard it can be to have a child with eczema and how miserable it can be for them. I wish you the best.

Corey-Kym - posted on 12/26/2009

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Hi Ashley,
I hope that you have had some luck with some natural products to help heal your babies eczema, but if not, there is great product called - "Grahams Calendulis Plus Cream" , it is all natural and really does work, they also make a bath oil which is very soothing. Not sure if you can purchase these products where you are - I am in Australia, but i am sure they have a website you can go to.
I would also suggest that you dont use any soap on her and be very careful what clothes washing products you use, as they can irrirtate the skin.
If her symptoms persist i would take her to a naturopath.
Hope this helps, wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Crystal - posted on 12/22/2009

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if you put sun screen on her cheeks when going out it will help prevent the flair up winter is the worst time fro exzema my son has had it since he was bout 2 months old and i have gone threw everything possible best bet is to keep it moist all the time every few hours add lotion

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Hi - An oatmeal bath works well. Also try 'Rooibos" Tea - Redbush tea in the bath water - use 2 - 3 teabags in the bathwater - This is totaly natural and works miracles. It is also a good tea for mum to drink as well.

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Nancy - posted on 08/20/2012

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I DO! thanks to my grand ma . i guess my aunt had a bad scab on her face so she boild a whole bunch or dandy-lines (pardon my french) and drink it . i guess it heps

Wanda - posted on 12/22/2009

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If you can find it, pure uncut shea butter did wonders on my son. It has a strong smell but if you are consistent, you will see healing in a few days.

Marlaina - posted on 12/21/2009

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Quoting Ashley:

Baby Eczema on Face

Anyone have a "natural" alternative to healing flared baby eczema on the face? Most products have petroleum, or petrolatum in it which I will not use. She doesn't have it anywhere else on her body.


Check out Noli-n-Nali baby skin care products....... they are 100% all natural, ablsolutely no chemicals and I use their products myself. You can find them on line.



BTW-  if your baby is eating food now note how much wheat she is consuming. If so try pulling it out of her diet and see if it clears. My family has thissame wheat allergy and my sister gets eczema like reactions from too much wheat. Its due tio the gluten which can cause eczema like rashes on skin and dandruff/cradle cap like problems on the scalp. If it is the wheat dont fret that you have to restrict it completely for moderation is key but in order to see if it is the culpret then a few days without wheat would be wise.

Nikki - posted on 12/21/2009

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my best friends baby had eczema and she used roship oil, it worked really well

Joanne - posted on 12/21/2009

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Hi,

Firstly i'd say visit your doctor, I myself have eczema on my face in my hair and on my arms and legs i find it flairs up when i put on the central heating everyones got a different "trigger" though. My son reacts to lanolin which is the closest thing to your bodys natural moisturiser. I have tried so many things oat meal, tea tree oil in the bath (which worked to some degree but i wouldn't recomend it on face's). If you can get it sea salt (sounds painfull but trust me i love the beach and i never feel any pain when i run into the water) i baught a box from a health food thingie shop and that was good. I tried mashed up bananas so messy and the fact that i hate bananas they make me sick just smelling them, that calmed it down. Then i found aloe vera gel there's a company on the internet that sell it. It's pricey but it really worked for us, it's stabalised aloe vera gel the only thing thats in it besides aloe vera is a compound to stop it going mouldy. You could even buy a plant and use the gel from inside the leaves. I tried tea bags yes tea bags which is quite soothing but makes no difference. I use a LOT of E45 but it doesn't really do anything. I guess what i'm trying to say is it's trial and error, what works for one may not work for you. try some of the things that i've suggested, but i'd leave the tea tree alone and also make sure you do a "test patch" in the crook of the arm or behind the ear to make sure that your baby wont react to anything you try, safety first, Good luck

Jo

Joni - posted on 12/21/2009

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btw, I tried aveeno, eucerine and lubriderm and NONE of them worked for my son. I use the stelatopia all over his body, including his face! Good luck!

Joni - posted on 12/21/2009

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My son had really bad eczema until I started using Mustela - Stelatopia lotion. It has been a dream and he has not had any problems since. I cave him a bath twice with the bath oil andit never cam back! I am not sure about the ingredients, but I highly reccommend this product

Ashley - posted on 12/21/2009

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Wow, I'm writing all of this down as we speak. Thank you all so much for this helpful information! I am going to stock up on various products and will let you know how it goes! Happy Holidays!

Shauna - posted on 12/21/2009

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I had eczema as a child and into adulthood. It wasn't until I gave up dairy products (cow's milk) that I healed. There are many alternatives to cow's milk just be certain to give folic supplements (necessary for brain development) as they are missing in goats milk and rice milk. Also check the perfumes used in laundry detergent. My mother used Tide and wow!...that irritated my skin.

User - posted on 12/21/2009

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My kids only get excema when they are exposed to dairy or soy... are you sure it's not a food issue? When it flares, I use a mix of Alba organics body lotion mixed with Jojoba oil. Works great! And not all greasy so no sticky face. Good luck!

Robin - posted on 12/21/2009

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Try baby Aveeno it has oatmeal in it, my daughter had it bad when she was much youger,in a couple of weeks her baby soft skin was back. She is 5 now and her skin is still soft and beautful, I still use it from time to time.

Crystal - posted on 12/21/2009

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I don't know what is in it but it worked. I tried lotions, creams, perscriptions that did not work. My 3 kids all had patches of eczema in different spots from legs and faces, backs, tummies etc... one daughter since birth had scaley skin on her face that dried up and she looked like a lion if that makes sense it tightened up on her face and around her mouth so much it pulled in the form the hair brushes away on a lions face. Anyways nothing worked but temporarily until no kidding one day she played in the PENATEN cream I used on their bums. I laughed took a photo and washed her clean.... noticed it improved and didn't come back as harsh as with all other products. So tried it again a few more times as you would a lotion and rubbed it in some times if not going out leaving it a lil thick. She was 3.5 years old at this point and it didn't take less than a month spareticly applying this cream on her face a few times a week and it went away. She is 4.5 now and it has never come back! My youngest now 8mo had eczema all over her body same thing wash clean dry rub in completely her skin is smooth.

Emerald - posted on 12/20/2009

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Have you tried the Rooibos range of products? You can find the soaps as well as creams.

Sheri - posted on 12/20/2009

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I always used Eucerin for my little boy but I stumbled across this article and thought you might find it of interest. My son is now 14 and he still battles with Eczema; I am going to get him so probiotics and see if this helps him.



http://www.drgreene.com/21_1908.html

Linda - posted on 12/20/2009

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My son has eczema too his pedia prescribed hydrocortisone and now its pretty good. Eczema will come and go til 1 year or so. Now I tried also to bath him with oatmeal from Aveeno and it works it also soften his skin...

Susan - posted on 12/20/2009

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I found oilatum both the cream and bath soak work very well as they are oil based and help keep the skin hydrated be careful in the bath as its slippery, it can be brought over the counter or pescribed by the docs

Also i found a cream n shower/bath cream called doublebase this is very good for combating dry skin i think u can only get this prescribed by the doc...worth having a go as they really help

User - posted on 12/20/2009

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Not sure if it has the stuff in it you are looking to aviod, but I love the Mary Kay Extra Night Emolient Cream. It has cleared up mine and my childrens eczema and has had no adverse effects

Shannon - posted on 12/20/2009

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I have put the natural baby diaper creme made from Calendula--I think the brand is weleda--on my girls face when she had a little rash on her cheeks and it seemed to clear it up. Good luck!

Cynthia - posted on 12/20/2009

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Hey Ashley, goat milk soap works good. My older daughter had eczema on both her underarms. Get it from health store, trust me they worked good.

Slick - posted on 12/20/2009

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Eczema can be tough especially this time of year. My oldest has it and I have it as well. The best solutions I have found have come as prevenitive measures that also help reduce the actual redness during those flairups. First wash clothes, yours and hers, in perfume and dye free detergent. Dreft does have some perfumes and such but can be gentle enough for some. That way any rubbing that happens while wearing the clothes and getting hugs from mom won't irritate the skin. Also use soap that is dye and perfume free for all baths for her. (I have found bar soap called Skin Free at Walgreens) For those areas that are inflamed you can skip the soap all together and just use water until things calm down. When you give baths make sure the water is only just warm enough to keep her from getting chilled. The hotter the water the more irritated the skin gets. And lastly the best cream I've used for Cole is Vanicream. I'm not sure if it has petroleum but it doesn't have any parabens and other yucky stuff. You'll have to ask the pharmasist for it, but you don't need a prescription. You can also use California Baby lotion, the thicker the better. I've found it at the Mom and Pop Place in downtown Neenah. Make sure to always put it on after baths, before bed, and before going outside. Temp. changes can create havoc on delicate facial skin. That's all my advice. I hope some of it helps. Have a good holiday and hopefully your cutie will be feeling better soon.

Nikki Bellin

Christina - posted on 12/20/2009

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Hi ashley. I have a great product with all natural ingredients. www.emilyskinsoothers.com
No petroleum; actually I have used it on my own baby's cheeks too! Good luck!

Elanor - posted on 12/20/2009

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My son has an allergy to milk (apart from breastmilk) It is so severe that I can't have any dairy, as I am still feeding him. His symtoms when I have had milk are, Eczema, diarrhea, blood in poo and reflux, the eczema is the first sign. I gave up cow's milk when I first noticed it, he had no other symptons, so I was drinking goats milk, but although the eczema calmed a bit - his other sympton worsened. So now I'm dairy free and he's fine!

Maria - posted on 12/20/2009

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Hi my 6 yearold son had the same problem as your baby when he was a baby. My health vistior who was African (They have beautyful skin and use this product all the time) said use pure Olive Olil which you can buy for about £1 approx for a reasonable size bottle and put it on her skin neat should help also change you washing detergent to non-bio rember when you cuddle your child her face will be on contact with your clothing and her bedding. I hope this helps regards Maria

Krystal - posted on 12/20/2009

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Hi hon, i feel for you so much, I literally only have had my sons cheeks clear for 4 weeks now. From 10 weeks old to 8.5mths his cheeks wept, bled, broken and itching. I found a great moisturiser that he wasnt allergic too called MooGoo udder cream. Im not sure where you are located but MooGoo have an entire range that is all natural. I did get prescribed a stronger hydrocortisone and i only had to use it 3 times and it was all clear. if you want any more help or ideas PM me. Good luck. The poor little bub xx

Anne - posted on 12/20/2009

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My 7 month old has eczimea and i was told to use canistan but found it wasnt doing the job. My mum suggested White zinc and it dried right up and then i moisturise moisturise moisturise with QV. Has worked a treat for me.

Donnetta - posted on 12/20/2009

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I dont know how u feel about lotion, but my son has eczema on his face as well and we use Eucerin lotion. I dont know the ingredients, so u will have to ck for the Petroleum Jelly..

Sharon - posted on 12/19/2009

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Both of my sons have eczema on their cheeks. I have always had luck with cortizone cream. Just be really careful to not get it in their eyes. Good luck.

Tabitha - posted on 12/19/2009

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I saw a program on TV where the woman discovered that goats milk cured her baby's eczema, she then made a soap out of the milk and has now developed a business. I think the soap can be purchased in Myer. I hope this helps you. Another alternative is to visit a naturopath

Trina - posted on 12/19/2009

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My son has sensitive skin like me and eczema like my husband, we used Aveno lotion made for babies. We found it in the baby section with all of the baby washes.

Sabrina - posted on 12/19/2009

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Weleda Calendula Cream is a cream made from plant extracts that works well for severely dry skin. I've also been using Mustela Stelatopia for eczema prone skin (read below). The Mustela line also has a cream bath and cleanser. Their products are fragrance free and paraben-free. My daughter has severe dry skin on her face and I've been using the Mustela Stelatopia cream ... her face has gotten A LOT better! Lastly, I've been told eliminating wheat and sugar from ones diet will completely get rid of a baby's eczema (provided you're breastfeeding).


Restructures the skin with the Sunflower Oil Distillate (patented Active Lipid-Replenishing Process®) which helps the skin enhance natural lipids deficient in eczema-prone skin.
Provides lipid-replenishment and nourishes with 3 key lipids constituent of the skin.
Quickly soothes the sensations of discomfort and helps skin regain suppleness and comfort.
Helps rebalance and purifies the skin.
Limits the need for use of corticosteroids by up to 75%
Tested on eczema-prone skin under dermatological control and in pediatricians’ offices.
Non-occlusive formula, formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reaction and without paraben. Fragrance-free.
Rich texture applies and penetrates easily.

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I think i used dove soap on my daughter's face, it was recommended to us by our pediatrition and it worked very very well. It seemed strange to me at the time that there could be such a simple solution...

Lise - posted on 12/19/2009

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Have you tried putting breastmilk on it? Helped with my baby's acne and I've heard (but can't guarantee) that it helps with eczema.

Heather - posted on 12/19/2009

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My baby boy has it but as of right now it's under controll. (Knock on wood) He's had some bad out breaks on his face, neck, and elbow. We were in and out of the dr. What's worked best for us is keeping him cool, he wears cotton tops and bottoms, his dermatoligist said to keep the themostat on 65. The dry heat makes it worse. And we use Eucerin. Good Luck! I know it really sucks:(

Maryssa - posted on 12/19/2009

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My son only has it on his forehead and he will wake up with scratches all over it sometimes. I use Johnson's soothing naturals soothe and protect balm. It kind of looks like a little baby stick of deodorant but its easy to apply. Then after his bath I use Cocoa butter and Shea lotion. It's really thick. But they work :)

Renee - posted on 12/19/2009

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Hi,
My little girl had eczema on her tummy and under her neck. We tried Moo Goo which is all natural. It didn't totally go away but it definately helped. Their website is www.moogoo.com.au Hope that is of some help.
Renee

Nicole - posted on 12/19/2009

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I use a paw paw cream I got through a naturopath, it helps with everything from nappy rash to eczema. It's fantastic and its petrochemical free. Pure Nutraceuticals Paw Paw Ointment with Calendula is the product

Heidi - posted on 12/19/2009

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Oh and you can also put oatmeal in a nylon (like the ones that come in the little plastic containers for 25 cents) get it wet in warm water and rub the slime on her face...

Heidi - posted on 12/19/2009

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Coconut oil is supposed to be great. It is supposed to be the unrefined stuff though.

Kim - posted on 12/19/2009

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I have found Mustela brand Stelatopia works like magic! You can order it from Diapers.com. We have used the cream cleanser and the lotion for my daughter (2 1/2) for the past 2 years and her skin has been great. It is petroleum-free, paraben-free and fragrance-free. I also give her coconut oil massages every other week after a bath

Susan - posted on 12/19/2009

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My son had eczema from within a few weeks of birth. By 8 months we had identified that he was allergic to peanuts and eggs. A 50% liquid paraffin/50% soft white paraffin was a life line for us. We tried every natural product available as I was under the impression that petroleum products were 'bad' for your child's skin. Unless your child has an allergy/reaction to a petroleum based product please do not discount it. Good luck. My son is now nearly four and has great skin. All that cream as a baby:).

Angela - posted on 12/19/2009

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My daughter has eczema and two things have worked like a charm. Taking her off milk and giving her rice milk, and using oatmeal based products like aveeno. Hope that helps.

Jennifer - posted on 12/19/2009

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Oatmeal works great and we have also used Aloe Vera ( straight from the plant ) to help soothe

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Quoting Ashley:



Baby Eczema on Face



Anyone have a "natural" alternative to healing flared baby eczema on the face? Most products have petroleum, or petrolatum in it which I will not use. She doesn't have it anywhere else on her body.




Tally - posted on 12/19/2009

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Quoting Ashley:



Baby Eczema on Face



Anyone have a "natural" alternative to healing flared baby eczema on the face? Most products have petroleum, or petrolatum in it which I will not use. She doesn't have it anywhere else on her body.




Amy - posted on 12/19/2009

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My son Gabe has eczema and I use Eucerin Calming Cream. Not Calming Itch-Relief Treatment, that has menthol in it. I also use Eucerin Calming Cream on my two month old, even on his face. Another thing you might want to check out is Aveeno baby products.



 



My daughter had it too all over her face . she still gets a patch of it here n there on her somewhere we used the Eucerin cream and still do clears it up pretty quick she is 13 now.





 

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Our pediatrician, also an internal med doc, told me from day one of his eczema diagnosis to only use Dove unscented soap, and to bathe only every other day or two. He also prescribes a cream to help with itching, and suggested eucerin, whichI chose to incorporate. The Dove soap is used by all of us, myself, daddy, and both our kids. I use the generic eucerin from Wal-Mart, which I have found works the best. It is thick, however that seems to be the key to kicking eczema breakouts, highly hydrated or lubricated skin. Now that our first born is older we do use a generic lotion/cream, similar to Aveno, and reserve the eucerin use to breakouts. When we swim often during the hot months is usually when we see breakouts.
Good luck, I know it's a challenge.
You asked for natural suggestions, have you checked out any alternative markets (Trader Joe's, Wild Oats, & the like)? On occassion we've used the Tom's brand of toothpast & deoderant, which, I believe, is all natural.

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