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

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Melissa - posted on 02/10/2009

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Hi, my kids haven't had ezcema, however i have someone who tried everything, and found THe Body Shop's Hemp Cream was the only thing that worked.  I know we have used their hemp products for all sorts of skin stuff here, and it works wonders.

Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2009

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At Whole Foods buy a jar of "Egyptian Magic." It's all natural and works on everything!!

Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2009

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At Whole Foods buy a jar of "Egyptian Magic." It's all natural and works on everything!!

Bridget - posted on 02/10/2009

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Hey, It's a product called "Pot of Gold" its all natural and I use it all over my daughters body....it's great!!!! 

Bridget - posted on 02/10/2009

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Hey, It's a product called "Pot of Gold" its all natural and I use it all over my daughters body....it's great!!!! 

Amanda - posted on 02/10/2009

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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!

Lorie - posted on 02/10/2009

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Well, my daughter has tried EVERYTHING since she was a baby. She has severe eczema and psoriasis. She has tried everything from goat to emu, eucerin to $400 medicated lotions.  We have had to revamp our whole life because of her skin. We now use free and clear shampoo and conditioner, it works for the head, no scents or dye soaps (ALL free and clear laundry soap), NO BUBBLE BATHS, wear socks to bed, nothing with alcohol in it (hand sanitizers), dont towel off after showers (blot off if needed otherwise we air dry). Some good creams to try would be Qtar (have to go to a pharmacy no prescription needed), sarna, and like last resort a thick moistorizing lotion/cream like eucerine, you can even do as simple as appying a thick coat of vasaline and covering it like with plactic wrap or a bandaid or sock. Now another thing is add ground flax to like everything my daughter drinks a smoothie with a tsp of ground flax. Also Vitamin E & D is good to add to the diet. Try to eliminate the cold. My daughter is not allowed to play outside in the winter.  Cold is when eczema shows the worst. This sounds bad but  you dont want to bath them everyday. A child with eczema or psoriasis should bath up to 3 times a week max. the least you bath them the better. Dont use babywipes on their body. Its hard on the skin. I have sooo many things. Ive gone thru it and nothing works. My daughter has lost her toenail to psoriasis 4 times now and is going in for it to be removed the 5th time. It sucks. Their body just has to grow out of it.. Good luck!

Betsy - posted on 02/10/2009

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I know that when I was little my mom used Eucercin. There are so many types out there now. I know that for my eczema I use Olay Quench but I'm not sure if you should use it on babies.

Melissa - posted on 02/10/2009

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I use lubriderm extra dry skin for sensitive skin My oldest has extremely sensitive skin and breaks out from everything. this works great hasn't had a break out all winter.  Aqua phor also works on the prob. spots.  let me know if it works!

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I have a lotion that works wonders. Call or email me for the name and how to get it

Sherrlyn 601-508-3391 wsherrlyn@bellsouth.net

Ashley - posted on 02/10/2009

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Hello my son is 9 months and has excema, I went to the dr and he gave me a perscription for a cream. It cost me $10.00 for 4 tubes very inexpensive and works really well.

Cheryl - posted on 02/10/2009

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The doctor has told me to put cortizone 1% on my son. It has helped plus the Aveeno lotion. Dr. also said that the break out can last up to 6 weeks. Once I started using the cortizone on my son plus lotion it cleared up in about a week.

Amy - posted on 02/10/2009

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Try adding some essential fatty acids to the diet. Udo's brand flax oil (1 T per 50 pounds of body weight) or Fish oil ( my kids like nordic naturals orange- 1t.). These are the omega 3 oils. If no success, add Omega 6 oils,, evening primrose. This is the only thing that worked for us, and we had it pretty bad. It takes several weeks, so be patient

Amy - posted on 02/10/2009

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Try adding some essential fatty acids to the diet. Udo's brand flax oil (1 T per 50 pounds of body weight) or Fish oil ( my kids like nordic naturals orange- 1t.). These are the omega 3 oils. If no success, add Omega 6 oils,, evening primrose. This is the only thing that worked for us, and we had it pretty bad. It takes several weeks, so be patient

Tally - posted on 02/10/2009

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i know this may sound funny nut my doctor put me onto hemp oil and it worked great my son had it really bad also i used goats milk soups from the health food shops

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Melaleuca sells a great lotion RENEW...great for this. If you dont want to join there program you can buy it on Ebay. It really is great for that.

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Melaleuca sells a great lotion RENEW...great for this. If you dont want to join there program you can buy it on Ebay. It really is great for that.

Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2009

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our pediatrician recommended derma smooth... its by prescription but its working for my 3 yr old... its an oil you rub into the skin...i do it in the morning and night after a bath... the skin shold be misted with water so after a bath is great. also aveeno oatmeal bath and aquaphor

Gina - posted on 02/10/2009

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I would try pure coconut oil and emu soap/oil, these items can be purchased by a health food store.  Also I would look into allergies...food, environmental, or skin (soaps, detergents..cleaners...etc.)

Karen - posted on 02/10/2009

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I use Eucerin or Curel.  I have been told to not dy off, but to air dry and to put lotion on right after my bath.

Jasmin - posted on 02/10/2009

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Satin hands from mary kay I have mild eczema on my hands it comes and goes I use The satin hands and it dissapears if you want more information on how you can get it let me know i sell marykay :)

Brittany - posted on 02/10/2009

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whenever my daughter has a flare up...I put just plain cortizone cream on it. that keeps her from itching and scratching which makes it go away sooner!

Brittany - posted on 02/10/2009

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whenever my daughter has a flare up...I put just plain cortizone cream on it. that keeps her from itching and scratching which makes it go away sooner!

April - posted on 02/10/2009

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Hi, my daughter had dry spots on her wrists and ankles, so I used Gentle Naturals lotion, it is baby eczema cream(it moisturizes dry skin and soothes itching associated with eczema) made by Baby Orajel. I found it at Wal-Mart in the baby section with the lotions and soaps. I also recently had a little boy and he has dry spots on his fore-head so I have been using that cream and I found something different to try, it is made by Eucerin it is called Aquaphor(healing ointment) it is skin protectant with advanced theraphy for dry,cracked, or irritated skin(this cream is dermatologist/pediatrician recommended). I actually have found that the combination of both work really well, I just rotate the creams when I use them.

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My little girl had that on her face and the dr. prescribed 50 dollar lotion and some kind of cream.... when that ran out i discovered that the white petroleum jelly that you can get for $2 in the baby asle clears it right up!

Jamie - posted on 02/10/2009

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Try bathing with "Baby pHisoderm"and follow with "Eucerin Calming Cream". My infant had really dry skin on his hands and feet that cracked and bled after he was born. The doctor suggested this combo over evertything else that is out there. The Eucerin cream says it is eczema. It worked really well on my little on. I hope this helps.






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Jamie - posted on 02/10/2009

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Try bathing with "Baby pHisoderm"and follow with "Eucerin Calming Cream". My infant had really dry skin on his hands and feet that cracked and bled after he was born. The doctor suggested this combo over evertything else that is out there. The Eucerin cream says it is eczema. It worked really well on my little on. I hope this helps.






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Jamie - posted on 02/10/2009

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Try bathing with "Baby pHisoderm"and follow with "Eucerin Calming Cream". My infant had really dry skin on his hands and feet that cracked and bled after he was born. The doctor suggested this combo over evertything else that is out there. The Eucerin cream says it is eczema. It worked really well on my little on. I hope this helps.






Jamie B

Brenda - posted on 02/10/2009

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I use cortizon for eczema and it works the best out of everything that I have tried.  I also used tide free for laundry soap which helps.

April - posted on 02/10/2009

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I think that Eucerin was the best product for us. He is a little older now, so things are not as bad, and his skin issues are a little more complicated than eczema, but that is what our doctors and specialists recommended.

April - posted on 02/10/2009

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I think that Eucerin was the best product for us. He is a little older now, so things are not as bad, and his skin issues are a little more complicated than eczema, but that is what our doctors and specialists recommended.

Jodi - posted on 02/10/2009

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Aquaphilic worked for my daughter for awhile. Now, she uses BeautiControl Olive Butter Body Balm. It is wonderful! She also soaks in Organic Coconut Oil...just make sure not to wash their hair in the water with the oil in it. My daughter did that once. It took almost a week to get it out:o) Good luck!

Jodi - posted on 02/10/2009

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Aquaphilic worked for my daughter for awhile. Now, she uses BeautiControl Olive Butter Body Balm. It is wonderful! She also soaks in Organic Coconut Oil...just make sure not to wash their hair in the water with the oil in it. My daughter did that once. It took almost a week to get it out:o) Good luck!

Karen - posted on 02/10/2009

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I'am a mum who has eczema and the best lotion i have tried is Doublebase i also use it on my kids for dry skin and chapped skin as it helps the itch u can get this from any chemist or doctors i find it works really well

Dawn - posted on 02/10/2009

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Critic Aid. When you read the uses on the container it will throw you off. It is quite commonly used for bed sore's and things like that. But I kid you not it is amazing for eczema. Worked wonders on my daughter.

Haley - posted on 02/10/2009

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I have found that Glaxyl Base works incredible. No scent, and a really moisturizing cream. I have excema and so does my daughter, and this works on both of us.

Haley - posted on 02/10/2009

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I have found that Glaxyl Base works incredible. No scent, and a really moisturizing cream. I have excema and so does my daughter, and this works on both of us.

Leigh - posted on 02/10/2009

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When my son was a toddler he also had mild eczema and I tried cetaphil. You can purchase at any major grocery store or pharmacy. It cleared it up after a few months of using the soap and the moisturizer. Also the sun works wonders for skin conditions such as eczema.

Leigh - posted on 02/10/2009

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When my son was a toddler he also had mild eczema and I tried cetaphil. You can purchase at any major grocery store or pharmacy. It cleared it up after a few months of using the soap and the moisturizer. Also the sun works wonders for skin conditions such as eczema.

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