Does anyone have any suggestions or which lotions work best for mild eczema? Aveeno doesn't work!

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Julia - posted on 11/23/2008

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Hey, I used Weleda's Calendula Baby Cream (not the diaper cream... the calendula comes in a yellow tube) on my son's eczema when it flares up... It worked like a charm and worked better than prescription stuff we tried. You can get it at most health food stores; I know Whole Foods carries it. I also use it when I go skiing for super-chapped skin, too. I love this stuff!

Amanda - posted on 11/23/2008

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My sister-in-law swore by goat's milk products for my nephew. They make soaps and lotions but can be hard to find. You may have to go to Whole Foods or something like that.

Tara - posted on 11/23/2008

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When my daughter was a toddler she had it pretty bad. Our doctor said to bathe her in Dove soap only. She has used it forever and not had any "spots" since. I think we also used Eucerin lotion at the time. My sister's little boy just went to the doctor bc of his skin and he also recommended Dove soap. Hope this helps!!

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Jaclyn - posted on 02/11/2009

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Aquaphor on any red spots.  Also no soap only shampoo on head. A thick lotion as soon as you pat them dry from the bath such as keri lotion.  Anytime they go out in cold weather put lotion on them as soon as they get back in.  Dry skin is always worse in cold weather

Bobbi-joe - posted on 02/11/2009

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my son haseczma to and i find that goodproblem skin therapy by Vaseline unsc ented works really good for him with in like 2 day i found a diffrents in his skin

Annie - posted on 02/11/2009

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My son, who just turned 3, actually was diagnosed with it on his penis, was told to use Budreaux's Butt Paste and we use Cetaphil creme on his body, my body and my mom's body. We all have sensitive skin.( My mom does her own....:p) It works wonders...

Annie - posted on 02/11/2009

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My son, who just turned 3, actually was diagnosed with it on his penis, was told to use Budreaux's Butt Paste and we use Cetaphil creme on his body, my body and my mom's body. We all have sensitive skin.( My mom does her own....:p) It works wonders...

Michelle - posted on 02/11/2009

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I would recommend Shaklee's Creamy Baby Oil. It is hypoallergenic all natural and totally safe. The company has been around for 50 years and has always said they would never make a product that would harm a single cell in the human body and they stick by that to this day. If you'd like to know more let me know i'd be happy to help :)

Krista - posted on 02/11/2009

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Quoting [no name]:

Does anyone have any suggestions or which lotions work best for mild eczema? Aveeno doesn't work!




spectro gel for kids works really well my son had mild eczema on his cheeks and it cleared it right up....you can get cream or body wash.....its found in the pharmacy section of most stores...hope it helps!

Nicole - posted on 02/11/2009

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Quoting Amanda:



I highly recommend 1% hydrocortisone cream, They sell it over the counter and is perfectly gentle for baby. I tried everything and this was the only thing that worked for my son. I hope it works for you!






My pedi told me that if we use the hydro cream for more than 3 weeks at a time it can make her skin thin. So he didn't reccomend using it often and if the problem is still consistant with the regiment I mentioned earlier then to bring her back for food allergies.

Nicole - posted on 02/11/2009

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Quoting Amanda:



I highly recommend 1% hydrocortisone cream, They sell it over the counter and is perfectly gentle for baby. I tried everything and this was the only thing that worked for my son. I hope it works for you!






My pedi told me that if we use the hydro cream for more than 3 weeks at a time it can make her skin thin. So he didn't reccomend using it often and if the problem is still consistant with the regiment I mentioned earlier then to bring her back for food allergies.

Jenna - posted on 02/11/2009

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Clinique makes a new rich NOT GREASY balm called Comfort-on-Call its a little pricy but make for clients w/eczema. ive been using it with my son and vs eucerin it is a dream it also has natural anti-histamine benefits. it is allergy tested and 100% fragrance free! most counters will give you a sample to try before u buy!

Shetina - posted on 02/11/2009

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I use Arbonne.  They have a baby care line called ABC.  There is the lotion, body oil, body wash, and rash cream.  It is wonderful on the skin.  When I told my doctor that I was using Arbonne he sung its' praises and stated that it was excellent.

Emily - posted on 02/11/2009

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Try a lotion called Sarna. It is over the counter, and my son has mild eczema, and this worked wonderfully and it stopped the itching of it immediatly.

Emily - posted on 02/11/2009

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Try a lotion called Sarna. It is over the counter, and my son has mild eczema, and this worked wonderfully and it stopped the itching of it immediatly.

Ellen - posted on 02/11/2009

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sounds crazy but worked for my 6 yr old...regular black chapstick...4 days and I saw a major improvement...good luck

Ellen - posted on 02/11/2009

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sounds crazy but worked for my 6 yr old...regular black chapstick...4 days and I saw a major improvement...good luck

Nicole - posted on 02/11/2009

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My 3 year old daughter has been diagnosed with eczema for about 6 months now. She would get really bad rashes behind her knees, and the inside of her elbows, but her whole body felt like an alligator. our doctor has her a strict regiment that has been working out really well for us so I will share it with you it is all over the conter.



-Use Dove Soap

-Wear cotton clothing (avoid wool and polyester, wear cotton undershirts if ness.)

-Cetaphil Cream: twice a day (you can get a Walgreens version it is in the face creams isle,)

-Hydropcortisone Cream: twice a day for up to 3 weeks at a time. (only use if you see a bad rash that won't go away i.e. crusting, pussing itchy)



It is alot of work sometimes, but the lotion is nice after a bath at night right before bed to help relax my daughter and it adds some bonding time for my daughter and I since I have two sons to take care of as well.



Hope this helps :0

RJCMom

Suzanne - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi My daughter used to have excema but there is an ointment from the chemist called MediHoney for excema . Its fairly sticky like honey but she doesnt and nasnt had it for years now.It maybe a coincidence but its worth a try.The other medihonet is also great to have in the cupboard for emergencies cuts, burns etc   Goodluck Suzie

Suzanne - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi My daughter used to have excema but there is an ointment from the chemist called MediHoney for excema . Its fairly sticky like honey but she doesnt and nasnt had it for years now.It maybe a coincidence but its worth a try.The other medihonet is also great to have in the cupboard for emergencies cuts, burns etc   Goodluck Suzie

Suzanne - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi My daughter used to have excema but there is an ointment from the chemist called MediHoney for excema . Its fairly sticky like honey but she doesnt and nasnt had it for years now.It maybe a coincidence but its worth a try.The other medihonet is also great to have in the cupboard for emergencies cuts, burns etc   Goodluck Suzie

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I have 2 children with Eczema..they both also have problems with dairy products. Cutting them out, or reducing the amount of dairy they intake can help a lot! Also...if your child has eczema, be on the lookout for asthma...there seems to be a link.:( For the skin....I am using ShiKai Borage Dry Skin Therapy. It's a natural Children's Lotion. I also give the kids DHA (they are little balls filled with fish oil..but, they have them in strawberry flavors, so the kids love them!) in the morning. That seems to help too.

Jennifer - posted on 02/11/2009

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I used Huggies Soft Skin.  It's in a yellow bottle and says shea butter with oatmeal.  It worked for us.

Jennifer - posted on 02/11/2009

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I used Huggies Soft Skin.  It's in a yellow bottle and says shea butter with oatmeal.  It worked for us.

Denise - posted on 02/11/2009

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Agreed, Aveeno is terrible - even their special eczema lotion. Of everything we have tried, my daughter has fared the best with Aquaphor and the Arbonne baby line - lotion and oil. You may also want to consider (if you haven't already) the soaps you use in the bath. Avalon Organics has a gentle non-irritating body.wash/shampoo, the Arbonne bath wash is extremely gentle... Good luck!

Courtney - posted on 02/11/2009

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My sisters kids have really dry skin that is very sensitive to EVERYTHING. She uses Neutrogena (sp.?) lotion only for both of them. It also works on her arms which have eczema. Maybe you could give that a try.

Nicole - posted on 02/11/2009

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I have two children that suffered. I used an over-the-counter cream. It is called Vanicream. It was wonderful and works great. Now I use it all the time for any dry skin.

Melissa - posted on 02/11/2009

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I HIGHLY recommend Cetaphil or Eucerin...many other brands have ingredients that will irritate the skin & make it feel like it's burning. Aquaphor is good too.

Melissa - posted on 02/11/2009

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I HIGHLY recommend Cetaphil or Eucerin...many other brands have ingredients that will irritate the skin & make it feel like it's burning. Aquaphor is good too.

Theresa - posted on 02/11/2009

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my son has had excema since he was born i hve tried every cream u cn think of nd the best out them all is epaderm you hve to lather them in it nd it really does work

Jennifer - posted on 02/11/2009

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We've used the Eucerin lotion for my son. It has a teal cap to it (don't know the name of it, tho), and it contains the product urea. It IS a bit greasy, so a little goes a long way.

Lynn - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daughter has childhood Eczema and we also have tried numerous stuff and finally we have found 2 things that work. We used the products from Arbonne but found that is good as a baby and as she gets older anythign with shea butter in it or soap that is honey and oatmeal - jordan essentials sells it and it lasts forever.  Also she only uses Dove soap both body and hair if possible then when the shampoo runs down it doesnt irritate her skin.

Emma - posted on 02/11/2009

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I suffer as an adult with really bad Eczema so when my 5 year old (2 at the time) was diagnosed with mild eczema on her cheeks I felt really bad for her. Doctor said, NO SOAP or soap based products and she should get passed it. It worked we used Aqueous cream as a wash base and as a moisturiser.

Rebecca - posted on 02/11/2009

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Cetapil or Cev-ra cream (not the lotion) Bothe her in Cetapil or Aveeno eczma wash.

Debbie - posted on 02/11/2009

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How about Eucerin calming cream. I watch a little boy who has mild eczema and I think that seemed to help.

Janet - posted on 02/11/2009

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Quoting [no name]:Hydrocortizone worked for my kids. Oatmeal lotion too.

Does anyone have any suggestions or which lotions work best for mild eczema? Aveeno doesn't work!



 

Fiona - posted on 02/11/2009

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hi 3 of my kids had eczema and just used dove bath and soap it worked and now it all cleared up touch wood

Andrea - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi. I have mild eczema on my hands, although i dont know how to get rid of it, can tell you that CHAPSTICK works to control the dry chapped skin.... I use the GREEN (minty) regular everyday chapstick, i find it works the best..... put it on everytime you think of it and it will control the dry skin.........

Stefannie - posted on 02/11/2009

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Try Corn Huskers Lotion. It is oil free but works great. My daughter's hands get horrible all through the year. We tried many different lotions and creme's. Go back to the basics. Corn Huskers Lotion has been around forever. Try it. If it doesn't work it's cheap.

Amber - posted on 02/11/2009

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The best thing is Cetaphil lotion. You can get it at Walgreens or any local drug store. It really helps.

Kellilyn - posted on 02/11/2009

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Cortizone will take away the eczema its self very quickly and is safe for babies. After the cortizone use aquaphor or eurcin......i found that the cortizone/aquphor combo works the best. Cortizone and then an  hour later cover generously with the aquaphor.

Cyndi - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daughter has had pretty bad excema right from the beginning - she's 19 months now with it still, but it's much better, with only some flare-ups occasionally. Her doctor has us only use Dove sensitive body wash on her, and we use the Eucerin calming creme as her lotion during a flare-up.

Kathy - posted on 02/11/2009

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I really like the products from Arbonne. My kids have VERY sensitive skin and these products don't have fragrance and are "natural" so that is also a bonus.. I became a consultant with Arbonne to essentially get the discount and have been VERY happy. They have a wonderful diaper rash creme as well...you can check out the website if you like Arbonne.com they even have a money back warranty (if you don't like it or it doesn't help/work...so I have been told, I never have had to return anything...yet).

Kathy - posted on 02/11/2009

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I really like the products from Arbonne. My kids have VERY sensitive skin and these products don't have fragrance and are "natural" so that is also a bonus.. I became a consultant with Arbonne to essentially get the discount and have been VERY happy. They have a wonderful diaper rash creme as well...you can check out the website if you like Arbonne.com they even have a money back warranty (if you don't like it or it doesn't help/work...so I have been told, I never have had to return anything...yet).

Stephie - posted on 02/11/2009

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may sound obvious but my daughter was getting really dry elbows legs and arms, so i changed to johnsons bath soap and used e45 after every bath done the trick cheap and easy.

Andrea - posted on 02/11/2009

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I use cetaphil lotion and soap on my kids.  No problem at all.  Hope this will help.

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