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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Hi - My son , who is now almost 13, had excema for the first 2 ears of his life. We had a terrible time with it, and tried all kinds of things. One thing that worked really well after a bath or through the day was Penaten Cream. The zinc cream for diaper rashes. It usually cleared up especially dry patches really quickly. The only downfall is that it is really thick and white. good for at bedtime.

Hope this helps.

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Shannon - posted on 02/04/2009

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Ok my son who is now 5 has suffered from severe eczema since is was about 2 months old. The first thing you need to do is stop with all the lotions and body washes, most likely that is making it worse. We ended up haveing to take my son to a dermotolgist at a "big" hospital in our area and here is what her advise was and it works......warm baths(just a bit warmer than you would use if your child was having a high fever), use DOVE UNSCENTED bar soap, dont really "wash" the skin just kind of sponge the skin with a really soapy wash cloth, pat dry after bath and then cover the skin with vaseline which will help hold in the moisture,if you want to use a cream to help with the itch use the lowest dose of Hydrocortizone cream. We used and still use all the things listed here for my son and it helps. If it doesnt get better you may need to get a prescribed steroid cream to help as we did. Most children grow out of it by age 5, and I believe that bc my son still has it but its more of a dry patch here and there instead of all over his body like before. Hope this helps and good luck.

Christine - posted on 01/28/2009

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My 7 year old son has excema. And we've tried the expensive creams from the doctors that do nothing but dry out and raw his skin even more. We only use dreft on his clothes and wash him with Aveno bath soap. Every night, i put vasaline on his skin.  It is the only thing that helps... I could not believe it at first but it does.

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Christina - posted on 08/28/2012

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I went to Dr. Prihoda in Coquitlam for my acute eczema, after two times treatments it was totally gone. R u in Vancouver? You might ask your family doctor for a referal.

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Jayme - posted on 07/28/2009

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ok i have the cure and it works believe me! firstly its called a wetwrap!

1- apply your prescribed cream or any cream you think works the best for your child.



2- grab a bonds wonder suit/all in one wet the whole thing (yes i know it sounds funny) wet the whole thing to as warm as your child can have and put the suit on! (sometimes easy to cover your child from top to toe in cream i mean smother in cream and put suit on and run a warm bath and dunk the child in with suit on already!



3- grab a plastic bag and wrap the childaround leaving the head well away (thsn stops leaking thru)



4 wrap trhe child in towels blankets and leave for as long as possible



this opens up all pores and lets the cream sink in to the skin from the heat of the clothing n towels-blankets





works a charm! from a nurse herself

Lynn - posted on 07/03/2009

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I had excema over 10 years ago on my hands and legs. I was told to try St, Ives cream with collagen and I have used it for past ten years and it went away. So you can try it if you'd like. Good luck.

Charlene - posted on 07/03/2009

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I know people will say there is no link between it, but honestly the only thing that got rid of my daughters was taking her off of milk. Small amounts of milk products seem to be fine, but actual milk and in a day her patches flare up. I'd play with diet, since creams hardly ever truly work to get rid of it, even though they can help. :) Good luck.

Kacie - posted on 02/10/2009

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My daughter had Excema from birth, right up till about 2 yrs ago. (she is now 6!) and we had tried EVERYTHING... been to specialists, tried Emu cream, steroid creams, but the only thing that gives her relief (she still breaks out occasionaly behind the knees) is "Dermaveen" it works the same way as Sorbelene cream, but where sorbelene cream doesnt soak into the skin, Dermaveen does (I am in Aust and not sure if you can get it overseas) My poor baby had it on her hands, face, top of her ankles, and after everything that we went through, i have to say that although it worked a "Miracle" for us, there is no miracle treatment as every child (and the excema) is different and the only sure thing is trial and error!

Good luck!

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Sarah - posted on 02/10/2009

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heya my daughter suffers frm both excema and asthma i was given cream called aQueous cream i found it has really helped her,i was given emollient parafin liquid to put in her bath this made her skin really soft it may be worth askin ure doctor to prescribe u with some x

Stevie - posted on 02/10/2009

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hi rebecca i have a 21 mth old with really bad eczema since he was about 2 mths old when i started to comp feed him. when i took him to the doctor he gave me cream with 1% steroid cream which doesnt work for him any more so the doctor asked me to take him back to get something else but i want to find something natural for him even if it just stops it from iching coz it wakes him up in the middle of the night. i do find if i keep it dry from sweat use a wash without soap, moisturiser after a bath n half an hour b4 bed (only coz when i touch it he scrtches it) that is clears up it still dry but not red. if u find anything that helps ur child can u please let me no at s.blake.087@hotmail.com

Anita - posted on 02/10/2009

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Quoting Dawn:



Melapower Laundry Detergent and Renew Intensive Therapy Skin Lotion. Both are available from Melaleuca. I can set you up if you want.






So nice to come across someone else with a melaleuca background.  My advice to this person also.

Rebecca - posted on 02/10/2009

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Hey there my son has excema has done since birth it run's in the family ive found salt water and bepanthem works wonders

Candida - posted on 02/10/2009

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I have your miracle cure! All three of my daughters have severe Eczema and I had tried everything!!! I would love to invite you to join Natural Skin Care for the Entire Family here on Circle of Moms. You will see amazing before and after pics of my three girls. L'Bri Pure n' Natural Skin Care is a God sent for our family and I know it could help your family too! Please visit www.candy16.lbri.com for more information and please feel free to email me with any questions at wukbunch03@charter.net.

All the best!

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Melissa - posted on 02/09/2009

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My little girl doesn't have eczema but she has very sensitive skin that gets rashy easily. After doing a lot of research I've found that steroid creams and hydrocortizone creams (like the one my daughter's doctor suggested) actually thins the skin and makes it almost impossible for her body to heal itself in the long run. So the problem will be ongoing if there is continued use of those products. I've been using all natural solutions (no chemicals, frangrances, or preservatives) and have been absolutely amazed at how quickly they helped. The rashes she use to get have not come back (she use to have rashes on her back 3 times a week). I use Burt's Baby Bees skin cream when I notice a breakout of a rash, and I use Organic almond oil or Orgins Ginger Oil to moisturize after a bath. I've also switched to Organic soaps like Dr. Bronner's magic soaps to wash her. Since I've switched the difference in her skin sensitivity and frequency in rashes is huge! She has gotten so much better within a couple weeks of use. I get my stuff on iherb.com (since I live in the country and don't have easy acess to stores that sell organic or natural products). I hope you get a chance to try some of these things...I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Sara - posted on 02/09/2009

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Like Kath Smith, We got some stuff at the Feed store called Bag Balm.  It has worked great for both of my kids.

Sara - posted on 02/09/2009

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Like Kath Smith, We got some stuff at the Feed store called Bag Balm.  It has worked great for both of my kids.

Jessica - posted on 02/09/2009

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hey im not to sure if this will help you eczema is kinda of a hit and miss skin condition but my son had it really bad and my brother had it reeally bad but he used eeshee in west ed its really expensive but they do a skin test which is just one of those paper tests and it tells you what your skin is lacking and its working really good for him the store is in west edmonton mall and we founf out with my son that he was allergic to milk proteins so we think that was the cause of his.

Lisa - posted on 02/09/2009

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Hi my little guy has it as well and my docter told me to use the regular Aveeno cream it worked amazing!!!  I was very pleased with it!!

Joy - posted on 02/09/2009

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if you are using formula using to hot water can cause baby excema, or try paw paw cream

Barbara - posted on 02/09/2009

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My 2 year old still suffers with eczema, I took him to a Dermatologist, who told me to bathe him everyday. Only use soap once a week, let the baby soak in the tub til their fingers a toes prune up. We were prescribed a cream called cloderm, we use that on the problem areas, and then a lotion like eucerin, or dove, or cetaphil. And then I cover him with vaseline (you can use crisco too). The soak in the tub gets all the moisture back in the skin, the Rx cream helps the problem areas, the lotion helps to mosturize, and the vaseline, or crisco locks it all in. Good luck to you and your little one, you are not alone

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Melapower Laundry Detergent and Renew Intensive Therapy Skin Lotion. Both are available from Melaleuca. I can set you up if you want.

Shannon - posted on 02/09/2009

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Hi Rebecca. Both my sons have had excema. This is not a cure but the doctor prescribed a steroid cream that only took one or maybe two applications and it really helped. It helped that we bathed our son every other night. I have a 7 year old and he has grown out of it and my 2 1/2 year old seems to not have a lot of problems with it. Best of luck to you.

Anna - posted on 02/09/2009

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I am an Arbonne rep and I use the Arbonne baby lotion and the Arbonne baby oil. It is all botanically based. Please let me know and I can send you some samples.

Melissa - posted on 02/09/2009

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i have excema and i use noxema, the makeup remover. i just rub a little dab on the places where i have it and kind of rub it in like lotion. you may want to consult with a physician about using that on a 17 month old but it works for me and has worked since i can remember. after all, it does say no-x-ema.

Starla - posted on 02/09/2009

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I have an almost 16 month old who also has eczema  since birth and he also has allergies.   He was tested for allergies and those often will trigger the eczema. For example dust mites....( I find that if I keep him covered w/ cream in the am and pm that it suffices but also I make sure his legs are covered from head to toe and tight w/ socks and shoes on or he'll scratch his legs like crazy.  There is a great cream you can buy the equate version of Eucerin at Walmart it s so much cheaper and works much better.    Also very good  oatmeal soap I buy at the  heath  foodstore is good for baths.  I had tried everything from  Dermatologist perscriptions, and the pediatrician, but the only breaktrhough answers that were helpful were from the Allergy specialist.   If the eczema gets really bad I give him some zyrtec once a day liquid about half a teaspoon or benedryl but bendryl will put them to sleep.  I would avoid the steroid creams because it will change his skin.. 

Lee - posted on 02/09/2009

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well i dont have a miracle and every kids is different but my little boy gets it round his mouth and we use paw paw cream and it goes away! hope u have found something that works for you and bub x

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Remove dairy from her diet. If she's still breastfed, remove dairy from YOUR diet. Seriously. I live with milk allergic and IgG sensitive people.

Toni - posted on 02/09/2009

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My 3 year old has excema since about 5 months. We have tried every cream over-the-counter and precription. We finally put him onChildren's Zyrtec allergy 1 teaspoon every night and for the last 6 or 7 months he has been clear. We still put creams on, I have tried every one and the precription Derma Smooth a fairly new one has been great! It is an oil (ask your doctor for the oil) and it glides over him. I also put Eucerin (over the counter) to keep him hydrated. The bottom line is it needs to be treated internally. I hope this helps!

Toni - posted on 02/09/2009

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My 3 year old has excema since about 5 months. We have tried every cream over-the-counter and precription. We finally put him onChildren's Zyrtec allergy 1 teaspoon every night and for the last 6 or 7 months he has been clear. We still put creams on, I have tried every one and the precription Derma Smooth a fairly new one has been great! It is an oil (ask your doctor for the oil) and it glides over him. I also put Eucerin (over the counter) to keep him hydrated. The bottom line is it needs to be treated internally. I hope this helps!

Isabel - posted on 02/09/2009

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I know what your going through, my hubby and I went through this when our son was couple months old, he had it soooo bad in his neck fold and was real bumpy and sooo red and raw it would bleed.It was sooo gross, we went to the dr and got a cream for it, constantly had to wash it with warm water(no soap) and constantly keeping it dry(which was hard to do with a baby) but it worked and he never got it back thank God.

Diana - posted on 02/09/2009

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Rebecca, I have had amazing results with Himalayan Salt and Pervian Fango Mud. It is used for skin disorders, i.e., herpes, psoriasis , acne and rashes. Skin irritations and eczema appearing around the neckline, facially, and especially around the mouth area always indicate a disrupted intestinal flora. Check the babies diet, and drink water. You can apply a "sole" salt brine solution directly on the troubled area allowing it to be absorbed into the skin. This is where you create the sole mixing himalayan salt crystals with good spring water, wait 24 hours and use. Do not use creams. Apply a mud mask twice a week and let it soak in for 15-20minutes before removing with a wet washcloth. Initial worsening of the skin's condition is possible. However, once this phase passes, the skin improves dramatically. You can buy this mask directly from www.Americanbluegreen.com. All my kids use the mask, it is amazing. Try real hard to stay away from steriod creams. Natural products are the best and don't forget to support her/his internal intestinal flora. This is the salt that is good for you. I will be selling it online as soon as I get my site up but in the mean time go direct and good luck. Diana Ross - I Feel Good Company

Lynn - posted on 02/09/2009

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I have had excema for over 7 years so try the St. Ives and let me know ok. I hope it works.

Lynn - posted on 02/09/2009

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I have got excema over 7 years ago and someone told me about St.Ives with cologen cream and I have not had a outbreaks since I started using this cream. I don't think it would be harmful to a baby but check first before you try it. It isn't a strong cream so I think you should try it out. Let me know how it works.

Patsy - posted on 02/09/2009

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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.



My son has had it for 9 years & we tried everything fromherbal to old wives cures. The only thing to help is Dprobase cream from the doctor it heals in days excellent

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Hi - My son , who is now almost 13, had excema for the first 2 ears of his life. We had a terrible time with it, and tried all kinds of things. One thing that worked really well after a bath or through the day was Penaten Cream. The zinc cream for diaper rashes. It usually cleared up especially dry patches really quickly. The only downfall is that it is really thick and white. good for at bedtime.

Hope this helps.

T

Theresa - posted on 02/08/2009

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I worked for a company that is all natural and dermatologist tested. We have a baby line that works great this problem. The company is called Arbonne and if you need more information let me know.



 

Theresa - posted on 02/08/2009

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I worked for a company that is all natural and dermatologist tested. We have a baby line that works great this problem. The company is called Arbonne and if you need more information let me know.

Jenifer - posted on 02/04/2009

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Again, I am repeating what has been said, but use the baby oil Okay, so I realize that everyone is trying to sell you something :) but...I sell Arbonne, and i have a lot of people around me with children with ecxema and, I have given them the baby oil and it has cleared it up.  If you have someone you know that sells it ask them for a sample to try on a spot and see if it works.  If you don't let me know and I will send you a sample.  I KNOW that this works.  And it is cheap.  The baby oil last forever.  This is one of the reasons that I sell it.  Because it does help, and I know it will help you baby.  Let me know if you need a sample.  Good luck!

Amber - posted on 02/04/2009

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My son has had it severly since he was little and he is now 12.  The best thing for bad flare ups is to get a prescription cream from your doctor.

Amber - posted on 02/04/2009

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My son has had it severly since he was little and he is now 12.  The best thing for bad flare ups is to get a prescription cream from your doctor.

Angie - posted on 02/04/2009

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Mary Kay has an awesome product i use on my kids ...if you dont have a consultant contact me at adoedderlein@marykay.com

Jennifer - posted on 02/04/2009

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Looking into what you feeding her  and her enviroment. Go green and orangic.

Rebecca - posted on 02/04/2009

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Rebecca

You can't heal excema from the outside. It only covers the syptoms. Our homeopathic doctor put our son on Omega 3 Oil. It doesn't taste great, but you could mix it with other things. They have several flavors and it lubricates the skin from the inside out. We don't suffer with our son bleeding or scratching anymore! It has been a lifesaver for him. My friend sells it at www.babyorganic.com.

Michelle - posted on 02/04/2009

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Have you tried Muestella products? You can purchase them at Babies R Us, Nordstrom and I believe Saks 5th ave. They are a little pricey but I feel they work very well. They have a whole excema line.

Carrie-Anne - posted on 02/04/2009

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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.


hi there my 7 yr old has suffered from excema from the age of 6 months. of the creams don't really work exspcially if its bad. Try using oilatum in his/her bath and try getting your doctor to re-fur her to a dermertolergist. who specierlises in excema. it has help my litte one who was once covered from head to toe in excema and now only has a few patches left..



 



Carrie-Anne

Melissa - posted on 02/04/2009

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I would highly reccomend getting allery tests. As soon as I took the egg and dairy out of my little boys diet the red was gone. I also find that the more natural it is the more likely he is to be allergic to it. We still have the allergies 6 years later but the excema is as long as we eat fresh food with no traces of egg dairy. There is a awesome book called the Alleregy Diet I would suggest.

April - posted on 02/03/2009

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I have eczema since birth and it is very ittitating.  Winter is the worst on mine.  I have grown out of some things that bothered me as a child.  I have fiound a wonderful cream called Skin Fix and it is made in Nova Scotia Canada.  You can get it at Sobeys, pharamasave, and Shoppers or from the company themselves.  They do have a web site www.skinfix.ca it is made from plants and is all natural.  You can read about it at this site and order it there too.  Take a peek and let me know what you think.  A little goes a long ways.



 



Good luck



April Maybee



amaybee0415@yahoo.ca



 

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