i need help..my 2 yr old. has severe ecsema, and i have tried just about anything i could think of..it's so bad that his feet are just sores!! any suggestions would be great :)

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Holley - posted on 06/05/2009

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My nephew's was that bad. They found that he has numerous food allergies. I would have the doctor do a simple blood test just to check for allergies. With diet restriction, my nephew's is about 85% better. He still scratches, but there are no scabs and open wounds any more.

Sonja - posted on 06/06/2009

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Hello...I'm responding to your 2 yr. old with escema. My 4 year old has had it on his feet since he was a baby. We have had him checked for allergies, took him off all dairy products for 30 days and it did not help us, but that does not mean it will not work for you. Some kids who get off dairy will have it go away. In the mean time if you will buy regular Crisco....yes Crisco....this was suggested by his allergy doctor....put a small amount in your hand with a little hydrocortizone and some triple antibiotic ointment Mix together in your hand and rub him down with it, The triple is for his open sores. Only use it until the broken skin is healed, then just use the Crisco and hydrocortizone. Bathing him in a luke warm bath with baking soda will help, but don't bathe him everyday. You can use Cetaphil for cleaning without water. Read the directions and you will understand.....just a wipe down in the evenings when he hasn't played so hard and doesn't really need a bath just a good wipe down will do. I know we want to bathe them daily, but that can really irritate his little skin. I so hope this helps you, I completely understand your stress over this. Don't forget you can give him the proper dose of benadryl before bed to help with the itching at night. Good luck.

Christina - posted on 06/06/2009

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Quoting Jenn:

i need help..my 2 yr old. has severe ecsema, and i have tried just about anything i could think of..it's so bad that his feet are just sores!! any suggestions would be great :)




Hello there. My daughter also had very bad ecsema too when she was younger, she still gets an occasional outbrake here and there. The doctor kept telling me to just use cortazone cream and it wasn't doing anything. Finally i got the doctor to write me a perscription for ecsema cream, it was called Triamcinolone Acetonide cream. I put it on her before bed the first night and when she woke up almost all her ecsema was cleared up. This is the only thing i have found that works. Hope this helps you.

Sarah - posted on 06/05/2009

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If it's to the point where he's bleeding and getting staph infections, then it's time to get to a dermatologist (one who has experience with children) ASAP because that is almost certainly beyond what you are going to be able to treat on your own. The longer it stays so inflamed, the greater the risk of scaring and other permanent (or at least difficult to correct) damage. You want somebody with the expertise to verify that it's eczema (and not some other condition) and to treat it and whatever else is going on. (I've had eczema myself since I was a baby, though not to the extent you are describing, and also worked for a dermatologist for two years.)

Julie - posted on 06/05/2009

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My three year old has it all over her body. I have been using shea butter on her skin and shea butter to wash her with. It really worked. Another thing to try is Salcura spray. It comes in a small bottle which you spray on the skin 3times a day. That worked after 5 days. Epaderm is another cream you may want to try. You can get that on prescription. If all else fails you may want to try askin the hospital about cold dream bandages. As you can see I have tried quite a few things. Good luck!!

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Gillian - posted on 06/20/2009

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Oats are very good for all sorts of irritating skin conditions, so the bath idea is worth trying. Although my little guy has dry skin rather than eczema (it's soothed by aqueous cream), my friend's son has eczema and she says that Aveeno Cream has helped immensely.

Iselin - posted on 06/17/2009

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I have a son with the same probleme.... I did cut out fruit for two weeks, and used aloe vera on his skin.... Today his fine, and able to occasinally eat fruit again :-) When the ecsema comes back, I keep him off fruit for a while again and start with the aloe vera... By a plant instead of cream, cheaper and better :-)

Stephanie - posted on 06/17/2009

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We have used "Protopic" with my daughter. It's doctor prescribed. Her legs and wrists cleared up VERY quickly.

Sherri - posted on 06/17/2009

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Hi my name is Sherri, I am in a Healthy Beverage company and what makes it healthy is an herb called Ganoderma. This herb is great and helps with a lot of health aliments. Please feel free to google Ganoderma, ecsema and read the information. My business partner has ecsema all over her body and takes a bath with the green tea bags and it has helped her ecsema a lot, it takes away the redness and itchiness. Please feel free to research it and if you are interested you can contact me. Thank you, Sherri

Sharrell - posted on 06/17/2009

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Try huggies in a white bottle both lotiona and soap. Its Huggies hypoallergy. Most of the time with sores it is a allergy to the perfumes in soap and lotion. try that 4 a week and see how that work. The Drs. recommend eucerin but it dont work.

Jessica - posted on 06/17/2009

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Everyone of my children have it. Try Selsen Blue shampoo. All you do is rub it on there skin every day and let it sit there for about 5 min and rinse it off it worked for me. My doctor gave me the idea

Sherri - posted on 06/17/2009

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I had ecsema as a child and the first thing the doctor told my Mom to do was get me in the sun as it is great in drying it up and as I got older I went to a dermatologist and they used a black light therapy and also a tanning bed as the ultraviolet light is excellent and I have not had it since. Good Luck

Sherri - posted on 06/17/2009

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I had ecsema as a child and the first thing the doctor told my Mom to do was get me in the sun as it is great in drying it up and as I got older I went to a dermatologist and they used a black light therapy and also a tanning bed as the ultraviolet light is excellent and I have not had it since. Good Luck

Sherri - posted on 06/17/2009

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I had ecsema as a child and the first thing the doctor told my Mom to do was get me in the sun as it is great in drying it up and as I got older I went to a dermatologist and they used a black light therapy and also a tanning bed as the ultraviolet light is excellent and I have not had it since. Good Luck

Dina - posted on 06/17/2009

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Quoting Holley:

My nephew's was that bad. They found that he has numerous food allergies. I would have the doctor do a simple blood test just to check for allergies. With diet restriction, my nephew's is about 85% better. He still scratches, but there are no scabs and open wounds any more.



My son also had it pretty bad but once we found out about his wheat allergy, things cleared up quick.  We also use a cream called Desodine which works really well.

Lee Ann - posted on 06/17/2009

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My Daughter also suffers to the point it now has effected her sleep and ours. She's up all night scratching. We just now went to derm. doctor and we have now learned that water makes it worse, so wash off any visible dirt but, I know it sounds nasty but, only bathe them 2 times a week. also make sure bath time is quick and cool not to warm. Lather every night w/ eucerin and do not use our every day soap there is a special soap that you don't have to use w/ water that is for this ask your pharmcey they will be able to show you! Good luck I know how you feel I'm still going through it!

Dina - posted on 06/17/2009

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Quoting Holley:

My nephew's was that bad. They found that he has numerous food allergies. I would have the doctor do a simple blood test just to check for allergies. With diet restriction, my nephew's is about 85% better. He still scratches, but there are no scabs and open wounds any more.



My son also had it pretty bad but once we found out about his wheat allergy, things cleared up quick.  We also use a cream called Desodine which works really well.

Karen - posted on 06/16/2009

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Hi! Both of my boys had eczema really bad...I say had because they no longer have it, well in the spring it comes back but I control it with washing their clothes with PUREX liquid detergent, their doctor suggested we use that, and believe this or not I started washing their bodies with Matrix Biolage Shampoo and I used the conditioner as their lotion and they don't scratch or itch anymore, like I said, in the spring is when allergies hit, I've noticed that they start getting hives but as soon as I start the Biolage treatment as I call it, they get better everytime...all the cremes and lotions that was prescribed and even oatmeal soaps that was suggested seemed to make it worst for my boys so I looked at the ingredients one day as to why Biolage was good to the scalp and hair and how it has the least of chemicals, I thought I'd try it and it started to work immediately....I told the doctor and now he shares my story... It's a little costly because you may have to go into a salon to get the products but worth it!

Trish - posted on 06/16/2009

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Eledil does work wonders! Also, diet has a lot to do with it. Tomatoes are really bad for eczema. Anything that touches his skin that has a fragrance could make it worse.

Luquona - posted on 06/16/2009

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I have a cousin who is 7mths old and he has it really bad all over even in his hair. he digs and scratches as he cry. I've had him for the past 2 days and i used regular vaseline after bathing him and he hasn't even scratched his sites or cried at all. as previous stated everyone is different but vaseline is inexpensive so try it and see how it works. put it on after bathing and when you see him begin to scratch just apply it.

Sarah - posted on 06/16/2009

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My son had eczema really bad when he was little. We started using dye free, perfume free laundry detergent, stopped using bleach and dryer sheets. I also switched him from the lavender baby wash to the regular kind (Johnson & Johnson pink bottle). When Eucerin and hydrocortisone cream didn't work, I found something called Triple Cream (sold at Target and Walmart) worked well for him. It is pretty thick like Eucerin, but seemed to work better for him. I also found that keeping him cool prevented the rash, as it was worse when he was sweaty.

Sarah - posted on 06/16/2009

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My son had eczema really bad when he was little. We started using dye free, perfume free laundry detergent, stopped using bleach and dryer sheets. I also switched him from the lavender baby wash to the regular kind (Johnson & Johnson pink bottle). When Eucerin and hydrocortisone cream didn't work, I found something called Triple Cream (sold at Target and Walmart) worked well for him. It is pretty thick like Eucerin, but seemed to work better for him. I also found that keeping him cool prevented the rash, as it was worse when he was sweaty.

Bridgitte - posted on 06/16/2009

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I purchased a whole house water system and my eczema went away! If there's alot of chlorine in your water (tap water) this may be the cause! Also, check out diets sometimes it's the food they eat (how Processed is it?) You may have to change his diet - and you may want to take your child to a Doctor of Oriental Medicine they know things that western Dr's do not! Believe me I go to one now b/c Dr's had nothing but PILLS to treat me and I did not need the pills! I'm finally feeling better b/c they heal from within (not just "masking" the symptoms with drugs!). My children did much better

using NATURAL alternatives. They are grown and they still use the natural way!

Good Luck!

Susan - posted on 06/16/2009

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Have you asked your pediatrician for food allergy testing? This was the cause of my son's eczema. Once we got to the source and eliminated it, his skin cleared on its own.

Jen - posted on 06/16/2009

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My 3 year old has it bad too. I use Eucerin cream and when the ecsema flares up bad I use hydrocortizone cream--that works pretty good.

Sarah - posted on 06/16/2009

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Well Jenn, thank-you for doing your research and knowing that steroid filled cortisone creams are the WORST thing for our little angels tender skin. My daughter had blood poisoning her eczema was so bad...and talk about ooozing sores, been there!! My heart goes out to you, it was only a short time ago I was fighting your battle, and I would have done anything, bought any cream/lotion that you told me to, just to stop Teva from feeling the burn. So I did my research and found that harmful, toxic chemicals were in MOST of my household cleaners, shampoos, laundry detergents, etc. I was mortified and angry that companies are aloud to make baby shampoo toxic and even worse, they don't have to tell the consumer about it!! In my research i learned that allergies may be the cause of Teva's skin problems, so i got her tested. Turns out she is allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, wheat and doesn't tolerate sugar...lucky us!! We changed her diet, started shopping with a company that promises to keep harmful, toxic chemicals out of my home. Her skin is amazing now, she still has some scars (poor thing) but the itching and digging at her skin is over and done with. Now that I have converted my home with safer, non-toxic products my whole family has noticed a difference (hair, nails, skin), I love the store and couldn't be without my essential products. Honestly Jenn, it has changed my life and my babies...if you want to know anymore, or have any questions (cause I been there) or just need to talk to someone who understands without judgment, please call on me. I felt so alone and judged when Teva's skin was at her worst, good luck to you!!

~Sarah~

Sarah - posted on 06/16/2009

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Well Jenn, thank-you for doing your research and knowing that steroid filled cortisone creams are the WORST thing for our little angels tender skin. My daughter had blood poisoning her eczema was so bad...and talk about ooozing sores, been there!! My heart goes out to you, it was only a short time ago I was fighting your battle, and I would have done anything, bought any cream/lotion that you told me to, just to stop Teva from feeling the burn. So I did my research and found that harmful, toxic chemicals were in MOST of my household cleaners, shampoos, laundry detergents, etc. I was mortified and angry that companies are aloud to make baby shampoo toxic and even worse, they don't have to tell the consumer about it!! In my research i learned that allergies may be the cause of Teva's skin problems, so i got her tested. Turns out she is allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, wheat and doesn't tolerate sugar...lucky us!! We changed her diet, started shopping with a company that promises to keep harmful, toxic chemicals out of my home. Her skin is amazing now, she still has some scars (poor thing) but the itching and digging at her skin is over and done with. Now that I have converted my home with safer, non-toxic products my whole family has noticed a difference (hair, nails, skin), I love the store and couldn't be without my essential products. Honestly Jenn, it has changed my life and my babies...if you want to know anymore, or have any questions (cause I been there) or just need to talk to someone who understands without judgment, please call on me. I felt so alone and judged when Teva's skin was at her worst, good luck to you!!

~Sarah~

Riana - posted on 06/16/2009

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My daughter had it really bad, and it got worst this past summer. Her knees, elbows and the top of one of her feet where just sores. I took her to the doctor and she said that she had an infection, in addition to the eczema. She gave us a prescription for antibiotics. Over the last two months with the use of Aquaphor medicated ointment it has cleared up. She also would cry when we used even the simpliest lotion. She was ok with the Aquaphor ointment, its like a jelly.

Tammi - posted on 06/16/2009

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I suffer from Eczema as well. The doctor prescibed a medication called Elidel ( I think that is how they spelled it ) for me. It was fairly inexpensive, and when I run out, Wal Mart sells a shae butter cream that usually holds me over until I get my medication. Nothing else I tried worked.

Hope that helps

Jemma - posted on 06/16/2009

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Sound's crazy but i was told this by an older family member for my daughter at the time i never thought it would work but i tried alot of creams that didnt really work so i gave it a go, fill a clean sports sock with scotch porridger oats and hold under warm running water as you run the bath and bathe your son in the milky water .........honestly worked a treat , even worked on chicken pox , great , hope you find a solution that works for your son x

Lisa - posted on 06/16/2009

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I think you have to make sure its eczema- your child should see a dermatologist and not go by what the baby doctor is saying. I am an esthetician and eczema, psoriasis are commonly misdiagnosed!! It could be yeast or bacterial. I have heard that California Baby (Target) products work great on those issues but you cant be sure til baby sees a dermatologist!!

Misti - posted on 06/16/2009

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I've heard for dry skin that Extra Virgin Olive Oil either eaten or put directly on the skin will help.

Melissa - posted on 06/16/2009

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Have you tried sweet olive oil? When he gets out of the tub-put it all over him-but since his feet are so bad, slather them with it and put heavy socks on him for the night until ir clears up!! Hope that helps, poor little guy!!!

LeeAnn - posted on 06/16/2009

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My duaghter also has eczema. She gets it in the bend of her arms and legs, wrists, ankles, and behind her ears. I tried several Rx creams, and over the counter stuff...nothing worked for long. I recently bought a new cream at Wal Mart. It is made by the same company that Triple Paste diaper rash cream is...it is called Triple Cream. It is about $8 for a 2 oz tube, but has been working great! Her redness and peeling is gone! I don't know if you have tried this, but it has worked wonders for her. She has really sensitive skin, and we have had no problems there.

Sarah - posted on 06/16/2009

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i could be a food allergy!!! check with your doctor,,,,or a homeopathic doctor........

Erica - posted on 06/16/2009

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try soakn himn oatmeal baths.as soon as he gets out put cortizone creme than put aquaphor ointment on all dry areas.socks over that to hold in moisture.do this morning&nite.

Margaret - posted on 06/16/2009

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Neem oil mixed with a very small dash of sesame oil and orange oil and an emulsier....wash his feet in it daily his feet will be fine in a week.

Shirley - posted on 06/16/2009

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try rubbing in olive oil just before bed and putting cotton socks this worked for my son also use aquious cream not soap

Pam - posted on 06/16/2009

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vitamin D....double the dose recommened by weight ......ask the doctor for the proper dosage. it worked wonders for my daughter.

also watch his diet, there are lots of foods which can make it worse

Sonya - posted on 06/16/2009

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well I havn't experienced it myself but I know alot of people who have ecsema and swear that alpha kerry oil/lotion/wash is the way to go for younger more sensitive people. I use the body wash myself as the weather is awful at the moment for dry skin. You can find it in your local chemist. good luck and hope i've helped!

Namein - posted on 06/16/2009

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Hi, try this, put a little bit of elizabeth ann's baby oil in bath water allso bath baby with elizabeth ann's aquas soup and then use any ecsama cream after bathing, also go to the doctor and test your baby for milk allergies, most of the time its milk that causes this problem

Michelle - posted on 06/15/2009

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DON'T USE ANY DETERGENT OR ANY SOAP THAT HAS A SMELL TO IT AND DO NOT USE ANY ANY DRYER SHEETS

Deborah - posted on 06/15/2009

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Try AQUEOUS CREAM its soap-free cleanser wash you child with it use as a cream my son has ecsema and thats all i use no soap at all. Also my daughter is allergic to sunscreen and i apply aqueous cream before a natural sunscreen and it works thanks

Shelly - posted on 06/15/2009

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Hey Jenn!



I use Renew cream on my son's eczema. It works the best. Message me for more information. Shelly

Shelly - posted on 06/15/2009

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Hey Jenn!



My son has eczema too! I use found a cream that actually does work. It is better than Eucerin. It has helped with dryness, the bumps, the red and chapped skin. It is awesome. Message me if you'd like more info. Shelly

Uriia - posted on 06/15/2009

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I worked in a Dermatology clinic and the patients would be advised to lotion up within 2 minutes of getting out of the bath or shower. Do not rub the skin when drying, only pat dry. Also, use luke warm water for your child to bathe in. If the water is too hot it will dry out the skin faster. Eczema will get worse if your child bathes daily... unfortunately. If the skin is getting infected I would recommend seeing a doctor. If over the counter ointments are not working, your doctor may have to prescribe something for your lil one.

Uriia - posted on 06/15/2009

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I worked in a Dermatology clinic and the patients would be advised to lotion up within 2 minutes of getting out of the bath or shower. Do not rub the skin when drying, only pat dry. Also, use luke warm water for your child to bathe in. If the water is too hot it will dry out the skin faster. Eczema will get worse if your child bathes daily... unfortunately. If the skin is getting infected I would recommend seeing a doctor. If over the counter ointments are not working, your doctor may have to prescribe something for your lil one.

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