Ezcema - please help moms

ASHA - posted on 12/17/2010 ( 105 moms have responded )

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My one year old daughter has terrible ezcema that is covering her entire body from head to toe. I have tried everything from changing her diet, washing her clothes in baby detergent that has no fragrance, i bath her in dove sensitive skin, she wears only cotton clothes, she doesnt use anything with fragrance. Both my husband and I stopped wearing perfume/cologne so that it doesnt get from us to her. I have tried, aveeno moisturizers, vaseline, aquafor. She has seen a dermatologist who prescribed a steroid cream which did not work. I am feeling very frustrated because she itches alot, doesnt sleep well coz of the itching. Any suggestions mom - i need help!

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Natalie - posted on 12/18/2010

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Much of the over-the-counter stuff has other chemicals in it that could be irritating. Try mixing flaxseed oil or similar in her food...wonderful for the skin. Also, Lavender essential oil diluted with an organic vegetable oil and massaged onto the skin works wonders. Just be sure the Lavender is 100% pure, organic and therapeutic grade.

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Ezcema is very likely a food sensitivity. Check out this website and try eliminating one at a time starting with milk. This includes all products containing casein a derivative of milk. :

http://www.foodintol.com/food_intoleranc...
While there are all kinds of things that cause eczema, few people ever think it could be a food they eat all the time. Scratching away at cracked red skin can become part of a lifestyle, especially if it begins in childhood and is not fully investigated.

In fact eczema is one of the most common symptoms of food sensitivity. Sensitivity to wheat, seafood, nuts, eggs, or soy is quite rare but can cause eczema in both children and adults.

# Much less well known is the effect of common foods:
Casein and Gluten cause eczema

However recent findings show that a common cause of eczema is Casein (from milk) - known as milk protein allergy. Another common cause of eczema is Gluten (from wheat, rye, barley and oats), know as Gluten intolerance.

In addition Yeast overgrowth is also known to cause chronic eczema in millions of people.
FACTS ABOUT WHAT CAUSES ECZEMA

There are only four kinds of Food Intolerance and they are widely suffered.
Food Intolerance Prevalence
Dairy Intolerance
(includes Lactose intolerance) ~75% 3 in 4 people
Yeast sensitivity
(eg. Candida infections) ~33% 1 in 3 people
Gluten sensitivity
(inc. Celiac and Wheat intolerance) ~15% 1 in 7 people
Fructose or Sugar sensitivity ~35% 1 in 3 people
Food allergy ~1% 1 in 100 people


To narrow the possibilities, look in the Symptoms Matrix (must register first).

If you are one of the 75% of people who are affected by food intolerance, it makes sense to investigate - doesn't it? Untreated food intolerance is the cause of many serious Health Risks later in life.

There is only one failsafe and accurate way to identify food intolerance and that's by doing an Elimination Diet.

Did you know the cause of your eczema is likely to be one of the above? Many eczema sufferers who joined The Food Intolerance Healing Program have had enormous relief, simply by doing an Elimination Diet and then changing their diet. It's easy!
Investigate what causes your eczema

Getting to the cause of your eczema (or your child's eczema) is important because it can mask other more serious illnesses. If allergic symptoms are under control, they are less likely to be confused with the appearance of different diseases.

Imagine a child who is always scratching at his eczema. Now imagine he catches measles or chicken pox but nobody notices because he always scratches. Left undiagnosed measles or chicken pox can quickly become serious. This alone is a good reason to ensure your child's eczema is minimised

But doing the Detection Diet (our easy version of an Elimination Diet) in The Food Intolerance Healing Program will allow you to identify the offending food.

Wouldn't you like to live without eczema?
How Eczema is Caused

Eczema is an auto-immune response to a perceived invader. And there is more and more evidence that food intolerance (as well as food allergy) effects the immune system. Gluten intolerance, Yeast and milk protein (casein) in particular are all strongly linked to auto-immune reactions like skin irritation.

Some people live their whole lives with eczema without really trying to understand it. Having had it from childhood they seem to accept that they will have unsightly itching skin all their lives.

However, if a little understanding and education is applied the cause of the eczema can be quickly revealed.

If it is a food, there is no need to suffer any more. No medications and no therapies needed. Simply leave that food out of your diet - watch your skin improve and stop scratching!

Discovering which food is easy using the Detection Diet, available through The Food Intolerance Healing Program.

Eczema usually occurs with other symptoms. The combination of symptoms enables you to narrow the causes of your eczema. To find out, look in the Symptoms Matrix (you must register first)

After that you need to positively identify your food sensitivity using the Detection Diet, exclusive to The Food Intolerance Healing Program

As you can see from the table above Food intolerance is not rare. Lots of people have it but don't realise. Eczema is a signal from your body. Don't ignore the signal

Heather - posted on 12/27/2010

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Yes! Absolutely less bathing!!! Once a week!!! She doesn't need frequent bathing because she doesn't do enough to get very dirty!! The dove soap although made for sensitive skin may still be irritating her skin. I know it does mine. It is still chock full of chemicals that are irritating. Perhaps try a more expensive 100% natural soap and lotion. The California Baby products (Whole Foods, Target, etc.) are expensive but work very well with zero, toxic ingredients.Earth's Best products are slightly cheaper and are also great!!! My daughter has super sensitive skin as well, and I have found that these types of products really make a difference! Burt's Bee's Shea Lotion + Vitamin E. works really great for my daughter! Completely non-irritating and 100% natural (also not so expensive).

Trish - posted on 12/26/2010

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Our son gets eczema occasionally – mainly spreading from his hot spots. We tried all sorts of “natural” creams and found that only Desitin (a zinc based cream) worked and in severe cases we have had to use DermAid 0.5% (containing cortisone). We also use the Dermaveen bath oil (unfortunately the cream didn’t help much). We also heard about a link between eczema and certain foods and have since noticed that our son's eczema starts to fade if we cut out egg from his diet. We then reintroduce egg once it has cleared and monitor it – if the eczema starts to return we cut it out again. Our son had bad colic when he was a baby and egg seemed to be one of the triggers then too. I have heard cow's milk can be a trigger too. Hoping your daughter gets better soon!

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My daughter's first outbreak was when she was two days old. She has suffered from eczema her entire life, until just this year, when I finally pieced it all together. She had 90% coverage of her entire body with eczema. It was nothing for her to wake up to dead skin and blood all over the sheets every single morning. I took her to numerous allergists and dermatologists, all of which said she was the worst case they'd seen in their entire career (more than one said this). This year, I said a prayer and asked God to let me intervene for her. She's 17 years old now, and she's suffered long enough. Well... shortly after that prayer, I found THE answer and CURE for her. It's as if God said "No, you've both suffered long enough, here's the cure". If you want to see your daughter cured of this, PLEASE follow these suggestions. You can't go wrong. I hope many other parents read this and it helps them too. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at cuda7-dad@yahoo.com. Here's what I did: Started using soap nuts for her laundry detergent (all natural 'detergent', leaves clothes so soft, lasts a long time, COMPLETELY CHEMICAL FREE. You can get at health food store. Just ask for "Soap Nuts". They aren't really nuts, but they grow on a tree and they wash your clothes. They work! I'll never go back to chemical detergents again. I use these on my clothes too!). Gave her a daily dose of Vitamin F (I use Barlean's Omega Swirl) and a daily probiotic (VERY IMPORTANT). For lubricant on her skin, Kukui nut oil (high in Vitamin F) or Olive oil, followed by Aquaphor (seal's in moisture and provides a protective barrier). An air filter in her room for dust control (if she gets dust on her skin, it's an immediate outbreak, but it's an allergic reaction, not eczema). Eczema is caused by a deficiency in Vitamin F, and also by an imbalance of intestinal flora (overgrowth of yeast). Somehow the fungus (yeast) ends up on the skin I think. For my daughter, she said she has to either take a COLD bath, or a HOT bath, but she can't take a WARM bath because it "feels funny". Well, think about it. What do you do to activate yeast in baking?! You have to use WARM water!! But you can't make it too hot or cold or it will kill the yeast! Same concept here. It's not bad to bathe often, just make sure it isn't in warm water. Also, she uses either Dead Sea Salt or Epsom salt in her baths. At least once weekly, minimum. This not only provides much needed minerals, I think it also may kill the yeast on the surface of the skin. I don't know that for a fact. It's just something I have her do. I've read that people that are chronically ill are almost always low on Magnesium. And I also sprink salt on her bedroom floor. It kills dust mites. Sprink table salt on the floor and let sit for 30 minutes to an hour, then vacuum up. And I make sure her sheets are washed weekly in soap nuts. If you want, you can make a liquid soap out of soap nuts for your child to use in the bath. You can also find some that's already prepared at the health food store. There are recipes on-line if you search for them. Soap nuts ROCK!!

Trust me, we've been through he11 and back, I've tried so many different creams through the years I should own stock in the stores lol. I even hocked all my furniture one year and took her to National Jewish Medical Center where a team of doctors evaluated her. All to no avail. The ONLY thing that has caused a long-term VAST difference for her was following this regimen. I also had her go through a series of 12 colonics. This was to rid her body of the parasites (candida). Not only did her skin clear up, she blossomed in personality! I highly HIGHLY recommend you read a book called "Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook" by Jeanne Marie Martin. Also check out these two sites in regard to Vitamin F. Take this sentence on the first site to heart; it's where the Candida comes in: "This vitamin also aids with digestion by helping the intestines produce bacteria for the digestion process." It is totally possible for your daughter to be fully recovered from this horrible illness. I wish I'd have found the answer sooner, as my daughter is now 17. She never outgrew it and she endured so much teasing and bullying because of the eczema. But I am so incredibly thankful that I finally did find the answers. For advice in getting rid of the fungus/yeast, you will find a wealth of support and guidance from the following site. In my opinion, 3LAC is the BEST pro-biotic out there. This is what my daughter and I both take:
http://www.candidasupport.org/about_comp...

God bless you! Happy Healing to all ;)

Info on Vitamin F:
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-vitamin-...
http://www.anyvitamins.com/vitamin-f-fat...

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Aneesha - posted on 12/27/2010

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hi i got two suggestions for you
1. buy baking soda and dilute it in her bath water every morning ( 2 tablespoons in bath tub ) let her enjoy her bath in the sunshine if possible and the soap should be an antibacterial soap (cetaphil or simple)
2. buy cetaphil cream and apply after bath, and also at every clothing change, no powder, no vaseline...after morning bath try to keep her away from the sun...
i hope this helps...
God bless you

Jackie - posted on 12/27/2010

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My daughter had bad eczema as well and there was nothing I could use that would take it away. Using Norwex laundry detergent was a huge help because it is chemical free however, it was still there. We eventually went to get her allergies tested and she is allergic to many foods. We eliminated the foods (wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, to name a few) I can happily report that she hasn't had one spot of eczema in over 3 months. Hope you find some relief for her soon! Good luck!!

Brenda - posted on 12/27/2010

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From my experience using creams etc is only masking the real reason for the ezcema. By all means use them for short term relief but try to get to the real reason for the outbreak. I would point the finger at a dairy/lactose intolerance. Was your baby breast or formula fed? Most formulas contain lactose and are the last things mums look for as causing problems. Dairy and products containing Lactose (practicly all processed foods!) are MAJOR ezcema causes. Estimates are that up to 80 percent of African-Americans have lactose intolerance. I would cut out the dairy from her diet for at least 3 to 4 weeks and see if this makes a difference. You will have to go for that long to make sure. Hope this helps!

Nakita - posted on 12/27/2010

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Both my babies ( & myself ) have eczema. It becomes so much less of a problem as they get older .. But for now I recommend bathing in the aveeno wash - then put neosporin on the really red areas. When skin is healed use use eucerin original creme only all over after bathing. No neosporin near mouth or hands . This works!

Jennifer - posted on 12/27/2010

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Friends of oursson was like that it was caused by the milk. Cow's milk. My daughter also suffers from eczema as well.

Delia - posted on 12/27/2010

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My 3 and 1 year old have ezcema. I bath them everyone day or every 3rd day depending on our activity level. We use all walmart no name brand head and body wash, if they want a bubble bath I use Avon's sensitive skin and every single night I put on Avon's Moisture therepy with Shea butter. If they are really really itchy I put it on 2 to 3 times a day.. We finally have it under control and they don't itch all the time.. If I see them scratch on it goes.. My peed told me to find an oily cream... Hope it helps...

Elizabeth - posted on 12/27/2010

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Our 4 yr old has breakouts and has since birth in various locations. We've tried cortaid and it works after many many times. If finally gotten a script from her ped for "mometasone furoate ointment" it works in one application. I'd also suggest continue using the baby bath soap which is softer than adult soap for at least another year. When you wash her clothes add 1/2 of white vinegar to the wash. It helps in getting out the fabric stiffner that is put in at the factory. Hope this helps.

TONIA IKHENOBA - posted on 12/27/2010

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HELO MUM L CAN FEEL YOUR PAIN, MY 4 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER HAD SAME FROM BIRTH WHICH I GOT FUSTRATED TOO.
YOU CAN TRY USE HYDROMOL CREAM WITH THE LIQUID THAT YOU PUT IN WATER TO BATH ASK THE GP TO PRESCRIBE.
YOU HAVE TO KEEP MOISTURISING OFTEN ONCE THE PREVIOUS IS GETTING DIED,APPLY ALOT ON HER.

Jane - posted on 12/27/2010

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My daughter was the same for many many years, she did out grow it in time. Try putting coconut milk in the bad aswell...it works well

Shannon - posted on 12/27/2010

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all three of mine had eczema something terrible. I did the same as you are but used Cetaphil lotion and hydrocortozone cream.

Naomi - posted on 12/27/2010

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It depends on what you have changed in her diet. My family's experience with it has always been dietary, although we still use un-scented things, and sensitive creams/soaps. It can take 2 weeks or more to see results from anything, so the trick is to stick wtih it. With foods, its important that you eliminate all possible foods for at least 2 weeks, and then add them back one by one waiting a week or so in between to see what is/are the culprits. Or get them tested....its way easier. We did \blood allergy testing with our daughter at 2yrs, and discovered that her head to toe ezema (mild) wa caused by soya, dairy, egg whites, oranges, nuts, large doses of wheat, and cranberries. Sounds overwhelming, but after a while its no biggie...you get used to it!

Amy - posted on 12/27/2010

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try cetaphil you can get it at walmart down the isle with all the facial and foot wash and creams or maybe try amalactin you can get that at walmart behind the medicine counter it has a typ of acid in it so it may sting a little or it may not but if the sting would take away the itch it would be worth the little bit of pain hope you find something that works Amy

Julia - posted on 12/27/2010

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I have been told that emu oil is one of the better natural things to use on skin and to add olive oil to her bath and diet.

Jenna - posted on 12/27/2010

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My 16 month old had ezcema bad at 8 months and just like my older kids i used a vitamin E cream. She was fully cleared within a week

Cindy - posted on 12/27/2010

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I have eczema, and my daughter experienced temporary bout of it. You need to stick with a regime of un scented soaps and the steroid cream...it takes time to work. The eczema begins on the skin deep within and grows out, so it will take time. Just stick with it!! I use an oatmeal soap, and tide free...and yes, only wear cotton on her.

Lucy - posted on 12/27/2010

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remove from her diet citrus and high acid foods, tomato and then limit egg intake. bathe her in oatmeal bath and oatmeal soap only. the doctor can prescribe medicated cream. my daughter has always had eczema and is now a mom of two girls. i hope they dont develop it....

Janelle - posted on 12/27/2010

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My daughter has eczema. Hers is caused by a latex allergy. That is hard because carpet installed before 1994 has a latex backing, and the older the backing, the worse the latex. The thing we found best to help her skin is mink oil.

Stacy - posted on 12/27/2010

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The only thing that worked for us was vanicreme and the soap being dr. bromers unscented (kids version). Vanicream was the answer for us though.

Sylvanna - posted on 12/27/2010

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Hello I feel your pain. When my daughter was 1yrs old her ezcema was a 10 now she 2 yrs old soon to be 3 yrs old her ezcema is a 1. I tried everything and almost gave up hope. I said ok let me see what a civilian Doctor will tell me her first civilian Dr. are Africian & Chinese. I love them yes they made my life at easy. Once a week I will give her a bath in 1 cup of regular bleach with the Aveeno oatmeal and I order off line SeaSalt "BOKEK". She get wipe down everyday with a wet cloth thats it. You know how the people say they go to the Red Sea and it clear up everything well this SeaSalt helps a lot. If your child has open wounds at night use Vaseline guages and wrap her up with it. Moisturizers during the day Cetaphil and natural shea butter. These are all natural product for the itching Zyrtec or Atarax. If she have it in her hair Mineral Oil and you can use it on her skin to. Yes I know it seems a lot but hey my baby will be 3 yrs soon she sleep through the night and she dont do a lot a scatching and her skin is looking beautiful. I love the adviced the Dr gave me. We went to visit her Dr they told me I did a great job her Ezcema is a 1 she barely used her medication, I still use the shea butter and mineral oil faithfully. I hope this can help you out. She dont eat eggs, cow milk and peanut. I used Tide for allergy and senitive skin. My baby spend the night out and she be and another room and I DONT HAVE TO WORRY ANY More MY MIND IS AT EASE. God Bless you and your family! Scale 1- 10 my baby ezcema is a 1.: )

Anna - posted on 12/27/2010

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My son has pretty bad eczema too. I have tubes and tubes of hydrocortisone cream for his patches, which is really the only thing that helps them go away and control flare ups. After baths I cover him in Aveeno baby lotion (non scented), and then put the hydrocortisone on as many patches as I can. It's an ongoing supportive therapy; the condition is genetic and cannot be cured. I find that the constant use of the hydrocortisone helps keep everything very manageable (but if I slip a little bit the patches flare up again). You'd need a prescription for it to get the strongest stuff. You might also try Cetaphil lotion, I've heard good things about that. Good luck!

Beth - posted on 12/27/2010

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My son had excema pretty bad when he was an infant. I used a body cream called: Double Latte, under the brand Elariia (part of Perlier). It worked wonders and is very gentle. He has very sensitive skin and I've continued to use it. He will be 6 in February. I have psoriasis and had spent years on medications (since I was a child), which never worked all that well for me. My mom had me try another body cream from Perlier, called Olivarium (made with pure olive oil) and I haven't used any medications since (it obviously works for me!). If you decide to try it, I hope it works for your daughter.

Laura - posted on 12/27/2010

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Our second daughter had horrible eczema especially in the winter. We started her on zyrtec 1/2 tsp at bedtime when she was about 9 months old. It is a lifesaver. We also use aveeno eczema bath wash and lotion. We rinse her in clean water, by draining the tub and using fresh water so she is completely soap free. We only wash her all over with soap when she has actually been playing in the dirt or has food all over her, otherwise she just plays in the tub and rinses off. I know alot of people don't like the idea of giving kids medicine every night but they don't have one that is miserable everyday. Once you get the eczema under control and the inflammation down, preventing it from breaking out again is much easier to control. Good luck!

JOHANNA - posted on 12/26/2010

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It does seem eggs, dairy or wheat have a lot to answer for (even in adults actually with other symptoms than eczema). They say you are what you eat ! Health comes from within ! But it would be practical to know early on what we are all individually intolerant to, also some intolerances evolve to worse or better...it's all a trial and error road !

Andrea - posted on 12/26/2010

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I know how you feel,my son has bad ezcema i dont put anything in his bath,i have creams from the doctor but they are not working,it is bad on his face,arms and backs of his legs.He doesnt sleep very well becauce he starts to scratch and gets upset.I try to look at what he eats that may aggravate it eg citrus have put him on organic products but it is making no difference

CARMELA - posted on 12/25/2010

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The only stuff that helped my husband is a mixture of Cortisone cream (eg. Elocon) and Aqueus cream together. 1 tsp Cortisone cream to 5 tsp of Aqueus. My grandson is also using it now and his legs have improved tremendously from using it daily. This was on the advice of a well respected Doctor in Cape Town and it works.

JOHANNA - posted on 12/25/2010

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I was an ezcema sufferer as a child and this atopic terrain runs in the family (my mother is asmatic, my eldest son too and my 9 year old daughter suffers from ezcema). When I was a child I saw countless dermatologists and the only one who had some good advice was the one who told my mother to remove sugar from my diet as much as possible (ban candy especially anything with E's in them E-230, etc... ban Cola and sodas) some fruit can be loaded with sugar and irritate eczema, chocolate also has that effect. It's hard on a 9 year old to constantly have to keep her off sweets so I allow some very occasionaly. Dairy tends to aggravate the skin. My daughter's eczema clears up in the summer with the sun,pool and the sea but as soon as the winter is back her skin starts drying up again (like elephant skin or sandpaper) so we have to start moisturizing all over and the cortisone for the very bad patches such as behind the knees and the elbow joints. I find oily creams or lotions aggravate eczema and sure enough I've quit giving her baths and stick to a quick shower with an atopic skin perfume free gel, followed by her Laroche Posay lotion. I have also purchased an electric dehumidifier for her bedroom (a corner of her bedroom wall was mottled, although not damp) as everytime she went to bed she'd start coughing liek crazy after 5 minutes do I assumed there must be spores in the air due to the damp and sure enough this coughing has stopped. Some skin conditions can be linked to airborne allergies. I think it's a combination of toxins in the boday and food intolerances and also my daughter is an anxious type such as I was and this increases the eczema. As has been mentioned here by several other, the bedroom heat, blankets is important to consider as heat increases the eczema and the scratching. Sometimes I will give my daughter antihistamines to reduce her allergy levels. I'm really hoping the condition will go when she reaches puberty as it did with me. The steroid creams you have to try to keep for really bad patches as it eventually thins the skin (in the summer my daughter gets a lovely dark tan, except in the spots where she usually has the worse patches and where the cortisone ointment goes...it stays white..). She also had to have a week's treatment with oral cortisone drops as she good so bad she was bleeding all over but that has to be really exceptional as the oral cortisone can affect the child's growth. So really the diet/allergy tracking apporach really is the best for all of us parents of eczema sufferers. I feel for you it's really frustrating and you wish you could "itch for them" as you so want to relieve them. It's not fun. Good luck to all

Jessica - posted on 12/25/2010

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Recently, I was recommended the brand "Exederm" which can be purchased on drugstore.com. It is color free, fragrence free, lanolin free, paraben free, SLS free, and phthalates free. The website is www.exederm.com to read more about it.

Jodi - posted on 12/25/2010

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My 2 year old Daughter has eczema. I started using Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser for bathing and the Cetaphil Cream after baths. 2 - 3 baths a week. I also use Cetaphil lotion on her each morning and evening. It has really helped. Only took a few days to get rid of the eczema on her. I new also use the Cetaphil Cream after bathing and on my hands. Live in Calgary, Alberta Canada and it's really dry. I have noticed a huge difference in my skin - I've never had eczema but based on the results for myself and my daughter I would recommend it. I also use the Eco laundry detergent from Costco which seems to work well.

Sherelle - posted on 12/25/2010

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I know you've tried lots of things and have suggestions for others. My daughter has very dry, sensitive skin - not bad enough to compare to your daughter but we were advised from a very young age to use QV bath oil. It is fabulous. We are now down to QV bath wash and when needed QV lotion, but don't need the lotion very often. I agree - no need to bath absolutely every day and don't let the water be too hot. Good luck.

Denise - posted on 12/25/2010

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Use a humidifier in her room. Have her tested for allergies. Also, bathing in cooler water and every 3rd day allowed moisture to stay in skin. Avoid baby wipes,purell or any other alcohol based cleansers. When flaring up keep it under wraos with a moisturizer applied liberally like eucerin. Stay away from lotions that contain too many chemicals. That usually stings and promotes itching

Kirsty - posted on 12/25/2010

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Have you tried goats soap, it works wonders for my eczema and is not too expensive.

Jess - posted on 12/24/2010

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Try not to use soap based shampoo and make sure she was in well dry and cool...because when she feel hot, all the itchy will comes...I have 1 tradisional method where for Asian, we try to use rice water to bath (mean when we clean the rice, the water that we want to throw away, we keep it for the child to bath)...

Christie - posted on 12/24/2010

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my son also has eczema and it got so serious one day we had to take him into the ER...he was put on perscription creams and I really didn't like it so I went online to find some answers....this led me to a site called originalsprout.com where they did much research on the causes it and most is irritated by a sensitivity to the chemicals put in the soaps (baby and otherwise)...so I bought their eczema kit and have never gone back to using anything else on him again. My son went from using Rx creams to being able to take bath whenever he needed with out worry of a break out. I recommend trying them to anyone I run into who has a child with eczema.

Alicia - posted on 12/24/2010

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when you finish giving the oatmeal bath put some baby oil on a washcloth and go over the body the oil will mix with the water and PAT DRY that will keep the moisture in the body and lotion hope this helps

Gladys - posted on 12/24/2010

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My son had the same problem!! He got an allergy test and it showed he is allergic to peanuts,egg and milk!!! I stop giving him food that containd does ingreadients in it and it help a lot!!!! Also applied hydrocortizone1% and it helped

Iman - posted on 12/24/2010

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try to bring zamzam water from saudia arabia and licked her body with it and inshalla it will be recovered

Cathy - posted on 12/24/2010

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As some have already pointed out, ezcema is often from an allergies. Actually that is the case more times than not, it is rarely just a skin ailment. It is an external sign of an internal problem. Often it is an allergy to dairy or wheat. Ezcema is a symptom of diseased like Celiacs. Try taking him off dairy for a month and see if it improves. At his age it is easy to replace his milk with rice, soy or goat milk products. If that doesn't do it he sohould probably see an allergist for sure! And make sure he isn't getting ANY sugar in his diet, which will just inflame the ezcema. Read every lable for dairy and sugar.

Shelli - posted on 12/24/2010

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My daughter uses Protopic. I don't know what age they allow it to be used.. but it helps. Keep in mind, often asthma and allergies go hand in hand with eczema so be on the look out for other issues, too. My daughter, adopted from China, has all 3 -- she's allergic to cats, dogs and dust. 3 things which are prominent in my house ::sigh::

Leslie - posted on 12/24/2010

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My son is 15 months old and has had ezcema on most of his body since he was about a month old. We have done most of the things you have and found them very inaffective. The only thinkgs I have found that help is only giving him a bath every 3-4 days unless he gets icky. And then right when he gets out of the bath we use Burts Bee's Baby oil on him. That is the only thing that has helped him.

Kristen - posted on 12/24/2010

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I tried Goat's Milk w/ my son and had to rush him to the E.R. b/c he was (unknowingly) allergic to dairy. Be careful!!!

Kristen - posted on 12/24/2010

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Actually, petrolium is what has helped my son. I guess it varies, but the lotions, oatmeal, etc never helped.

Kristen - posted on 12/24/2010

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Hi, this happened to my son (who still has it a bit at 10 years of age). I tried EVERYTHING! If by chance you your daughter is eating any soy or dairy products; try to eliminate them and see what happens. Also, the best products are petrolium based~BAG BALM~is wonderful and I have a prescription which petrolium based for my son's inflamed areas.

Hope that helps :)

Jaquata - posted on 12/24/2010

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Bathe him in lukewarm water w/ Johnson Baby wash til you get it under control...try Dreft detergent 4 clothes...not a lot of layers moisture is the enemy...;0( it took my son 30 days with steroid cream & using Eucerin lotion to see a change...and try 3x a day applying lotion to his skin...Good Luck

Valerie - posted on 12/24/2010

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Yes,milk has a hand in it. My daughter stopped altogether and it really did help.

Julie - posted on 12/24/2010

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you need to look for a tube of cream called "Baby eczema Cream", I found mine at target. Anything with very oily, creamy texture works for my kids. Also the doc could be wrong and it could be something else.

Jodi - posted on 12/24/2010

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Eczema is a sign that your child has food allergies! Once we found out this and the allergies that my daughter has, she no longer battles eczema. The prescribed steroid cream helped and letting her wear very little clothing around the house helped, too!

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