Has anyone got a miracle cure for excema?

Rebecca - posted on 11/06/2008 ( 400 moms have responded )

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My 17 month old has suffered from it almost since birth! I've tried all the off the shelf creams and body washes, but nothing has really cleared it up.

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Teresa - posted on 02/02/2009

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Quoting Rebecca:

Has anyone got a miracle cure for excema?

My 17 month old has suffered from it almost since birth! I've tried all the off the shelf creams and body washes, but nothing has really cleared it up.



I have something that you could try. I was in florida this past week at a spa at Disney World. Denise Lewis the spa manager had mention an oil that she sells to cure skin conditions. You can reach her at 863-232-2138. Mention my name and she could help you. Be Blessed, Teresa Feliciano

Victoria - posted on 02/02/2009

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Hi , have you tried foods in the diet? My boys not too good with cows milk, too many yoghurts, not too good with nuta at the mo and washing powder.. I use fairy powder and conditioner sometimes, cant use anything else. Mind hayfever and grass in the summer and fruits can be a problem but once their bodies used to it, you can use things in small doses, good luck xxxx

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Rebecca my baby had horrendous excema from when she was about 6 weeks old.Tried every lotion and potion under the sun - nothing worked but my Gp just kept prescribing me different creams. Eventually end up in hospital with her due to infection of the excema when she was 5mth old. Discovered that the poor thing is allergic to wheat, cows milk, peanuts and egg! She was getting all these through my breastmilk (breast is not always best it seems!) My advice would be get her tested for any allergies she might have (skin prick test) you'll have to get your GP to give a referral to a dermatologist. Now my daughter is 12mths old. She gets none of the foods shes allergic to and her skin looks great!

Tiffany - posted on 02/02/2009

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With my sister, my mom used vitamin e, she would break open the capsule and put it on rash as early as she saw the flare up...and to this day my sister has very very mild excema.

Tasha - posted on 02/02/2009

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i have two boys with excema and the only thing that works for them is the aveeno creamy bath wash it is for dry skin and excema, and also the moisturizing lotion from aveeno. hopefully this works for you!

Jennifer - posted on 02/02/2009

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I swear by Aveeno for my 3 year old! Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash, Aveeno Active Naturals Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion after every bath and once a week use the Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment. It clears it almost immediately and he hasn't had a break out since I started it a year and a half ago. He used to get huge red spots the size of golf balls and nothing the doctors told me to use ever worked before this!

Penne - posted on 02/02/2009

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A home remmedie is take a cloth soak it in white vinagar stinks but works rub her down with it then give her a bath in aveeno oatmeal bath use liquid soaps w/ moisturizeres like caress or dove liquid soaps the bar soaps dry the skin out more then when she gets out of the bath rub her down with aveen oatmeal lotion that should clear it up but if she has oily skin already with the ezema them put corn starch on her before she goes to bed it sounds crazy but it does work my 11 year old gets ezama and I have to do this with her usually once a year and usually when it gets cold outside cause the sun and chlorine in the summer seem to clear it up

Alison - posted on 01/31/2009

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Hi,



I am an Aesthetician and I do not know a lot about it but try looking up the skin care line called Arbonne...probably www.arbonne.com

Michelle - posted on 01/30/2009

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Hi Rebecca, my son had it not long after birth...he suffered with it for almost a year until I decided to see a dermatologist...the derm wanted to place him on 8 different meds including one steriod. I was not about to place my son on those meds. I went a different route...I took my son to see a homeopathic doctor. Come to find out my son was severely allergic to cow milk, soy, and corn by-products. My son is a new child because of the diet change. He no longer itches like he used to, he sleeps through the night, and his skin looks so much better. When his skin is itchy I use vaseline on those itchy spots. He puts on cream everyday when the weather is cold and his skin is more proned to dry skin in the colder temps. Basically, watch what your child consumes and what you use in your everyday household products. I have to use scent free everything or my son gets itchy.

Taylor - posted on 01/30/2009

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Have you tried the A&D ointment? The clear kind? Thats the best stuff for every thing. Its also great for wicked chapped lips, although it doesn't taste very good...

Taylor - posted on 01/30/2009

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Have you tried the A&D ointment? The clear kind? Thats the best stuff for every thing. Its also great for wicked chapped lips, although it doesn't taste very good...

Andrea - posted on 01/30/2009

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Ok, we have a good friend who is a pharmacist.  My daughter is 11 months old and has suffered from eczema also.  After trying everything the doctor suggested, our friend told us to try this combo:  A product called "working hands" mixed with .5% hydrocortisone cream.  Apply after bath, or am/pm. Also, we use Dove Sensitive skin bar soap to bathe her.  Hope this works.  

Taylor - posted on 01/30/2009

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Have you tried the A&D ointment? The clear kind? Thats the best stuff for every thing. Its also great for wicked chapped lips, although it doesn't taste very good...

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I use evening primrose oil on my excema, you can use it topically and orally for the best results

Concetta - posted on 01/30/2009

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Our pediatrician gave as a prescription for the cream to get it to go down. Then, he recommended Eucerin to help keep it at bay. Worked for us.

Bethany - posted on 01/30/2009

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You desperately need Rnew Intensive Skin Therapy lotion and you also need to switch your laundry detergent to Mela Power. It works like a miracle for those suffering with extreme Eczema and you should have here tested for food allergies.
I have been using these products for 10 years and its the only lotion that helps my niece and keeps here from itching. please contact me for more information. It is reasonable in price, shipped straight to your door within 5- 7 days and 100% money back guarantee even if you use it all up and it last. orvisbethany@gmail.com

Amy - posted on 01/30/2009

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I know this might sound crazy but, my pediatrician recommended this for my baby who has excema.....try Crisco. It seals in the moisture and it really does work.

Anna - posted on 01/29/2009

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Hello, you've already gotten many responses but figured i'd put my 2 cents in anyway :0)

i have a 4 mo. old who has had some skin issues...cradle cap (which i'm still dealing w/ a bit) and mild excema in some spots.

Excema is severely dried skin. so it needs MOISTURE. Avoid HOT baths. Bathe every couple of days w/ luke warm water. PAT dry, do not rub dry...leaving some water will put more moisture back into the skin. Put a thick lotion on IMMEDIATELY after bath, while skin is still damp. Eucerine or Aquaphore are the best. and i mean give a good thick 'dose' of it :0)

on the 'non-bath' days, you can still sponge bathe. i do this in the morning and at night, especially the highly affected areas. which are his face, behind the ears, under the chin. then i put cream (eucerine) on those spots. I finally got it under control, but if i let even 1 day go by, it starts to come back. hope this helped some :0) good luck!

Doreen - posted on 01/29/2009

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For any South African Mums - a friend of mines daughter had it and she got a product - a bath wash and cream - made with "Roobos" tea - (Redbush)  a herbal tea which was added to a cream and bath wash and various other products the company was called  Anneke - not sure of the spelling now - the ladies who started the company was Anneke Theron and it was as a result of her own child's suffering that she started making these products

Amanda - posted on 01/28/2009

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ive read a couple people said they used Eucerin cream and Aquaphor, both of these lotions literally burned Landons skin.  The Eucerin was worse than the Aquaphor, but they both were horrible. Ive only found Aveeno lotion or Cetaphil that works and doesnt burn his skin.

Amanda - posted on 01/28/2009

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my oldest has SEVERE eczema, he looked like he had hives 27-7.  We have it under control now but it was awful when he was a baby.  He uses one steriod cream for his body and another for his face.  He has to use Aveeno body wash and lotion and sometimes the oatmeal bath if it flares up.  He cant use any thing with fragrance, my husband and I cant even wear perfume/colonge because if we hug him or his skin touches our clothes he instantly break outs. I would ask your dr for a steriod cream.  Hope this helps!

Shelley - posted on 01/28/2009

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I was born with acute eczema...unfortunately there is no cure...you can sometimes out grow it..or even at times control it...but it has never gone away on myself. I am 37 now and still dealing with it...I had it over 95% of my body as a child and infant...now i just get it mostly on my hands feet and scalp..occassionally elbows...I know that isnt what you wanted to hear...but as far as meds...the least painful is hydrocortizone.

Shelley - posted on 01/28/2009

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Quoting Rebecca:

Has anyone got a miracle cure for excema?

My 17 month old has suffered from it almost since birth! I've tried all the off the shelf creams and body washes, but nothing has really cleared it up.


 

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Never use soap! Melaleuca's Renew Intensive Skin Therapy is clinically proven 7x more effective than Eucerin on moisture retention. Not hard on the budget either! Also comes in a bath oil. My son's eczema was terrible. I tried everything on the market. Not until I started with Motivated Moms did I realize that there was a lotion out there that actually works! Send me an email and I can hook you up!

Stevie - posted on 01/28/2009

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Curing eczema starts with what you put inside your body. Even babies. Start by investing in a good Omega3. Pharmaceutical grade..do not buy anything from the drug stores or Cost Co. Those are not 100% fish oil. Omega 3's from fish will help with brain development and skin issues in babies. My kids, 5 and 2 years each get a good fish oil capsule every morning. My baby had eczema when he was first born. I introduced the oil and "poof", gone. Also oatmeal lotion and soap is best. I like Aveeno.

Heather - posted on 01/28/2009

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my mom does essential oil blends and she has had a lot of luck with a blend for kids feel free to email her about it florence.arquitt@gmail.com Her stuff is in several health stores.

Sara - posted on 01/28/2009

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I hope this doesn't sound lame, but it worked for my daughter after I tried all of the prescriptions and all the rest of the OTC products. I use Aquafor by Eucerin and slather it on heavy. Then I make sure that her clothes especially pajamas are 100% cotton. Hope you find what works!

Sara

Jean - posted on 01/28/2009

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I have a friend that cleared her daughter's severe excema up by cutting milk products from her diet.  It is so directly linked that, now that she is older and sees the difference, the daughter self-regulates the dairy thing and isn't tempted at all by milk-based ice cream or anything.  She sees the immediate connection!

Jean - posted on 01/28/2009

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I have a friend that cleared her daughter's severe excema up by cutting milk products from her diet.  It is so directly linked that, now that she is older and sees the difference, the daughter self-regulates the dairy thing and isn't tempted at all by milk-based ice cream or anything.  She sees the immediate connection!

Jennifer - posted on 01/28/2009

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My oldest son had it on the back of his knees and the Dr. gave him a steroidal cream,but I recomend Aquaphor,it seems to be the cure all for dried skin,you can even use it on lips.

Michael - posted on 01/28/2009

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Have you tried probiotics? My son also has excema. Probiotics make a big difference. You can buy them in powders (like acidolpholis) or capsules. Probiotics are also in yougurt. I've noticed a big difference when I cut dairy out of his diet. Probiotics puts the good bacteria into his intestine which controls any kind of yeast overgrowth which could in turn cause excema. Hope this helps. Blessings to you!





~Shayla

BreAnne - posted on 01/28/2009

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My daughter has it, and she does have some Rx cream for it, but I only use it if it flares up really bad. The best thing I have found for her (may not work for everyone) is I give her a bath every other day or every 2 days and use dove moisturizing liquid soap on her. My dr told me that if I bathed her everyday, it would make it worse because somehow it dries the skin out. If you are in the routine of every day, skip the soap every other day or every 2 days, as even moisturizing soap can dry you out if used too often. This has worked wonders with my daughter, and when she does have a flare up I lotion her up with Gentle Naturals Baby Eczema Cream or Dermarest Medicated Moisturizer for Eczema, then top it off with Johnson's Baby lotion and that usually takes care of it.

Renee - posted on 01/28/2009

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My daughter is 6years old and has excema and I used the Elidel cream,but have switched to herbal mint 365 everyday body lotion!!!It is organic and has completely got rid of all signs of excema!!!I just love the stuff!!Good luck!!

Kerry - posted on 01/28/2009

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my daughter has suffered with ezema since she was 5 months old. I tried lots of different creams. The cream that works best for her is a steriod cream from the docs and its only 1% so it wont do any harm if you use it correctly. I moisturise her skin about 6 times a day with diprobase or Cetraben (both good emollients).  After bath time always remember to put emollient cream on to keep the skin moist. Also buy a mild detergent and dont bath them in any perfume products.

Debbie - posted on 01/28/2009

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I don't know if my post went through as I don't see it. I apologize if I'm repeating myself, but truly the absolute best thing you can do for eczema is start using Renew lotion by Melaleuca. It is the most awesome lotion! We have a whole line of safe for you, your home and your environment products, but this one lotion alone has worked miracles for so many of my friends and family. It as cured cases of eczema that even prescription creams have not been able to take care. If you would like more information, feel free to contact me at dlwhite@aol.com or www.thewhycircle.com/debwhite

Casey - posted on 01/28/2009

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Quoting Rebecca:

Has anyone got a miracle cure for excema?

My 17 month old has suffered from it almost since birth! I've tried all the off the shelf creams and body washes, but nothing has really cleared it up.



Hello,



 



My daughter suffered from excema since birth and her pedi prescribed Desonate for her. Its a gel that you use one week on then stop for a week. Try bathing the baby in Cetaphil soap, and I used Aquaphor and Aveeno mixed together in my palm three times a day. Your baby will be a lil greasy but it pays off in the end. HTH



 



Casey

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Mamas,

I can't express enough how this is most of the time a preventable allergic reaction. Please do the research. I have studdied natural med. and homeopathy for 15 years now and most of the time been the doc for my 3 kids. Every child will have relief from different topical products and some wont get any relief at all until their diet is changed. It can also be an environmental allergy as well. Study your child. WELEDA's Skin Food worked for my middle child very well after lots of different trials and tribs. Chemicals in our food are a regular, "normal", acceptable thing in almost all of our foods, especially foods kids like. Your doctor probably will disagree with me, however, i am certain that i am right after LOTS of research. Hope you can help the problem.

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give them cod liver oil, heal it from the inside out sorta thought...try nordic natural brand, they have a web site

Judy - posted on 01/28/2009

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Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream does the trick. I ship anywhere for free.

www.marykay.com/judy1

Debbie - posted on 01/28/2009

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I'm telling you ladies...please, please check out the Renew lotion by Melaleuca. I have so many customers that have tried it for themselves and/or their children and it has been 100% effective in getting rid of even the most severe of eczema cases. It truly is the most awesome lotion you will ever use. It has actually been shown to be 7x effective as Eucerin in testing. If you would like more info on it, please feel free to contact me at dlwhite@aol.com or check out www.thewhycircle.com/debwhite.

Sarah - posted on 01/28/2009

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My five year old girl has had excema all her life and what I do is give her a bath every other day of every two days, not every day. Use a very mild soap. Even Johnson & Johnson's baby shampoo. The Children's Hospital recommended that. Also, put a cream called Aquaphor on him at least every night. Oatmeal baths do wonders too. Sorry to say though that there is no cure. Just ways to try to cope with it. Let me know if my advice worked any.

Debie - posted on 01/28/2009

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Have u tried the raw aloe plant? My boys has the same till birth. Some times the doctor can give you some prescribe cream that will help but aloe worked fine for them. Cut one leaf in half then in slices. use the inside and rub unto the skin till there is no trace of it. keep the rest inside the fridge. use this in mornings and evenings.

Susan - posted on 01/28/2009

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My daughter had severe excema, she has the most sensitive skin. We went to the dermatologist and spent a lot of money on different creams and ointments. None of them worked. One tube was $50.00. I finally decided to try Aveeno bath for babies. I poured an envelope in her bath every day and let her soak in it. It was a miracle. It cleared up and she still uses it if she needs it.

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