My 6yr old just developed eczema this year...her hands get soo red and sore. I can't seem to find anything that works well enough to clear it up. ( i have been told that usage of cortizone should be restricted to once in a while..) I need something that works well that i can use EVERYDAY! I also live in Canada,and am not able to get a hold of some of the American stuff due to cross bordering etc. Help!?!

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Cherrell - posted on 02/18/2009

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After the birth of my third child I developed eczema on my hands.  I didn't like using the cortizone creams either.  I used Aveeno daily mositurizing lotion.  I haven't had an outbreak in years.  Hopefully your son will out grow this as well.  Good luck.  

Renee - posted on 02/18/2009

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Try putting vaseline right after she get out of the tub and hands are still damp, then wrap them with thick socks. This should help somewhat. I use a steroid-free cream (the steroid creams discolored my sons skin) prescribed by the doctor that works great-Elidel. Good Luck!!!

Emily - posted on 02/18/2009

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I would suggest EMU oil if you look it up online there are many many other uses for it...it may seem alittle pricey but a have a little bottle and I have had it for a year and a half, in my house we use it on burns, cuts, daiper rash, acne, bruises, scars, stretch marks.... you name it works. and the thing is that it is the same ph as water so no one reacts to it you could put it on a 1 day old baby and there skin would be fine. It works amazing. I would suggest buying it from the tanzotic website, we sell there product at the salon I work at, they are from Texas... You would have to find out if they can ship to Canada.... if interested just contact them email or phone they are the nices people ever!!!!!

Stacey - posted on 02/18/2009

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My 4 year old has eczema really bad and has had it for the past two years.  The only thing that I have found that works is applying a small amount of cortizone to the really red patches and then on top of that add a thick coating of Vaseline over top of it.  I also switched to all dye and perfume free detergents and fabric softeners.  Its the only thing that has helped him and he gets it so bad that he cries.  Hope this helps :-)

Emily - posted on 02/18/2009

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I would suggest EMU oil if you look it up online there are many many other uses for it...it may seem alittle pricey but a have a little bottle and I have had it for a year and a half, in my house we use it on burns, cuts, daiper rash, acne, bruises, scars, stretch marks.... you name it works. and the thing is that it is the same ph as water so no one reacts to it you could put it on a 1 day old baby and there skin would be fine. It works amazing. I would suggest buying it from the tanzotic website, we sell there product at the salon I work at, they are from Texas... You would have to find out if they can ship to Canada.... if interested just contact them email or phone they are the nices people ever!!!!!

Gretchen - posted on 02/18/2009

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My 5 year old son has eczema and we use good old Vaseline nightly. I coat his hands and then he wears some winter gloves to bed to lock in the mositure. This seems to really help.



Try it ! Vaseline is super cheap and works better than other expensive cream.

Gretchen - posted on 02/18/2009

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My 5 year old son has eczema and we use good old Vaseline nightly. I coat his hands and then he wears some winter gloves to bed to lock in the mositure. This seems to really help.



Try it ! Vaseline is super cheap and works better than other expensive cream.

Gretchen - posted on 02/18/2009

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My 5 year old son has eczema and we use good old Vaseline nightly. I coat his hands and then he wears some winter gloves to bed to lock in the mositure. This seems to really help.



Try it ! Vaseline is super cheap and works better than other expensive cream.

Carrie - posted on 02/18/2009

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Arbonne has an amazing line that really does help with eczema. It is in their baby line that is great for anyone from babies to adults with sensative skin. These products carry no parabins, no mineral oil, and no additives like chemicals and dyes and fragrances. You can check out the baby line at www.healthstart.myarbonne.com

Carrie - posted on 02/18/2009

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Arbonne has an amazing line that really does help with eczema. It is in their baby line that is great for anyone from babies to adults with sensative skin. These products carry no parabins, no mineral oil, and no additives like chemicals and dyes and fragrances. You can check out the baby line at www.healthstart.myarbonne.com

Kristen - posted on 02/18/2009

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I would also recommend Eucerine - the stuff in the tub... it kind of looks like Crisco (and feels like it too!) but it works very well, and you can pretty much put it anywhere - on your hands, feet, arms, legs, even your face, and it won't clog your pores.  I hope this helps!  Good luck :)

Kristen - posted on 02/18/2009

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I would also recommend Eucerine - the stuff in the tub... it kind of looks like Crisco (and feels like it too!) but it works very well, and you can pretty much put it anywhere - on your hands, feet, arms, legs, even your face, and it won't clog your pores.  I hope this helps!  Good luck :)

Ernesta - posted on 02/18/2009

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hi when my son was younger he used to it a lot everywere and i found that washing him with sorboline cream then pat dry him and after apply dermacort ointment help him a lot you should give it a go. hope it works regards ernesta

Ernesta - posted on 02/18/2009

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hi when my son was younger he used to it a lot everywere and i found that washing him with sorboline cream then pat dry him and after apply dermacort ointment help him a lot you should give it a go. hope it works regards ernesta

Tabatha - posted on 02/18/2009

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Hi I just wanted to let you know that I have lived with eczema since I was 13 and unfortunatly our daughter started getting it on her hands at the age of 8. I know excatly what your going through. There is a handcream medicine that our peds doctor gave us. I do not have it in front of me I am at work but anyhow I will write to let you know what it is. Also some helpful tips: Use dove soap, try not using soaps with fragrence in them. DO NOT wrap her fingers. I used to do this just so I wouldnt itch my fingers in the middle of night, this however is not good. 



I agree with the person who said about allergies. I work in the operating room and I switched to latex free gloves. Since I have switched about a year ago I have not broken out. It his passed down in our family, my gram, aunt my daughter and myself all have it.  

Alice - posted on 02/18/2009

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Evening Primrose Oil. You should be able to get the capsules at the chemist. Prick a hole in them and use it like a gel. I have seen it work wonders :) Goodluck :)

Alice - posted on 02/18/2009

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Evening Primrose Oil. You should be able to get the capsules at the chemist. Prick a hole in them and use it like a gel. I have seen it work wonders :) Goodluck :)

Hannah - posted on 02/18/2009

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My daughter had mild eczema and the doctor said to use plain old dove soap and put on Eucerin lotion every day and that seemed to do the trick. Hope one of these 500 suggestions works for you

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I had eczema on my hands when I was young.  I was allergic to some detergents and soaps.  I was especially sensitive to Ivory products.  You should take your daughter to a dermatologist if you haven't already.  The dermatologist would give me a cortisone shot when the rash was severe.  I was also given to salves to use, when for day use and the other at night.  I am sure there are new treatments as I am now 50.  The thing I got the most relief from was by learning by elimination which soaps and detergents I was sensitive too.  I still have to be careful, using rubber gloves when cleaning, doing dishes by hand, etc.  Good luck.

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I had eczema on my hands when I was young.  I was allergic to some detergents and soaps.  I was especially sensitive to Ivory products.  You should take your daughter to a dermatologist if you haven't already.  The dermatologist would give me a cortisone shot when the rash was severe.  I was also given to salves to use, when for day use and the other at night.  I am sure there are new treatments as I am now 50.  The thing I got the most relief from was by learning by elimination which soaps and detergents I was sensitive too.  I still have to be careful, using rubber gloves when cleaning, doing dishes by hand, etc.  Good luck.

D'Ann - posted on 02/18/2009

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My son also has eczema. here are some things we use and do to help it stay under control. Aveeno Oatmeal for bath time..also don't bathe the child in hot water b/c it makes it worse. I recently was told about Serna lotion (available here in US, not sure about where you live) it is an over the counter product but the pharmacy keeps it behind their counter, so you may want to ask them before you search all over the pharm for it. I found this to work the best. Good luck

Anissa - posted on 02/18/2009

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Not sure how you feel about oral medications, but I put my son on liquid Zyrtec and use only Aveeno soaps/washes and had great results with Gold Bond with ALOE lotion. I've actually been able to ween him off the Zyrtec and he's done very well this cold winter. We have a topical steroid that we use as needed. Hope this might help.

Joanne - posted on 02/18/2009

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aqua and eucerin mixed tog. in a compund.  the pharmacy will mix it for you.  It works great.

Stephanie - posted on 02/18/2009

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Hi, I have a 5 year old and a 3 year old.  They both have eczema, I am not sure if you have this were you live.  It is called Gentle Nature it is behind the pharmacy counter at the drug stores.  They have everything from craddle cap to eczema.  I hope this is helpful!

Megan - posted on 02/18/2009

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I also have eczema on my hands and my 3yr old daughter gets patches on her little body including her face. I have been useing renew lotion and it has really improved our skin. You can get renew on line. It is through Melaluca. It is a on line health and welness company, you do need to be a member to shop with them but they have awsome products everything from lotion, makeup, household cleaning products, vitamins, medicine, and it is all natural and cemical free. I love their prducts so much that I now work with them you can email me if you want some more info megangerard@yahoo.com . The Renew lotion is great and it has really helped with our dry skin and eczema problems.

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My 6yr old just developed eczema this year...her hands get soo red and sore. I can't seem to find anything that works well enough to clear it up. ( i have been told that usage of cortizone should be restricted to once in a while..) I need something that works well that i can use EVERYDAY! I also live in Canada,and am not able to get a hold of some of the American stuff due to cross bordering etc. Help!?!




My 2 year old suffers from eczema as well.  I have tried everything, but nothing seems to work fully.   When it flares up bad, I do end up using the cortizone, but like you, I don't want to use it all the time.  This is what I have been told to use:  Aquaphor after a quick shower (no baths) slather it on when they are still damp and put ther pjs on afterwards.  For the hands, maybe mittens or gloves.  Baths dry out the skin so don't sit her/him in the tub.  Also, don't use soap on the skin unless they have visible dirt.  Lastly, do use perfume or dyes in your laundry soap.



Someone also told me that they use sesame seed oil (it needs to be cold?)  I tried and like everything else it was okay.



Hope one of these ideas works for you.

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I had a severe bout of eczema a few years ago - the best thing that my pharmacist recommended was Vanicream - it is a thick fragrance free, dye free skin cream for sensitive skin - you can use it as often as needed, and it worked really well.

Shalynn - posted on 02/18/2009

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my son has eczema, to the point of his skin cracking open like and him being teased at school- called turtle or lizard skin. The doc prescribed that dont use ANYTHING with alcohol, or even lubriderm. We used Eucerin, he would take 3 oatmeal baths a week and ....the secret trick i found,,, was something called corn huskers lotion. its Not thick like the rest. but has a sort of oily feature that locks in moisture, its what the old miners used to use!

Heather - posted on 02/18/2009

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My daughter used to get it all over her body and we would give her oatmeal baths have you ever tried that? Just soak her hand in a warm bowl of oatmeal soap.

Heather - posted on 02/18/2009

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My daughter used to get it all over her body and we would give her oatmeal baths have you ever tried that? Just soak her hand in a warm bowl of oatmeal soap.

Kim - posted on 02/18/2009

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Also the doctor told me to give him a warm bath (not to hot) and use hte Aveno and then before you dry him off to lather him up with Vaseline. THis works well too.

Kim - posted on 02/18/2009

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I used Aveno products for my son. I'm not sure if you have them there? Body wash works better than Aveno bath.

Kim - posted on 02/18/2009

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I used Aveno products for my son. I'm not sure if you have them there? Body wash works better than Aveno bath.

Kim - posted on 02/18/2009

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I used Aveno products for my son. I'm not sure if you have them there? Body wash works better than Aveno bath.

Kristina - posted on 02/18/2009

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My eight year old has eczema and we have tried all cortisones.  They can only be used for short term treatment and it comes back even worse it seems.  You won't believe this, but, good old Vaseline applied 1-2 times a day religiously clears it up.  I am a nurse and am so happy not to have to use the steroid creams anymore-- too many side effects to them.  Good Luck!

Kristina - posted on 02/18/2009

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My eight year old has eczema and we have tried all cortisones.  They can only be used for short term treatment and it comes back even worse it seems.  You won't believe this, but, good old Vaseline applied 1-2 times a day religiously clears it up.  I am a nurse and am so happy not to have to use the steroid creams anymore-- too many side effects to them.  Good Luck!

Kymberley - posted on 02/18/2009

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MOO GOO!!!!! Its awsome. My son had really bad eczema and i use this cream every day and it cleared up within two months. Just google moo goo on the net and the page should come up. If you can't get that try the cream that they rub on cows udders. I know it sounds feral, however I know people who have used it and they said it works

Kymberley - posted on 02/18/2009

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MOO GOO!!!!! Its awsome. My son had really bad eczema and i use this cream every day and it cleared up within two months. Just google moo goo on the net and the page should come up. If you can't get that try the cream that they rub on cows udders. I know it sounds feral, however I know people who have used it and they said it works

Angela - posted on 02/18/2009

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Hi Linda, my 2 grandsons both suffer from eczema and believe me I don't think theres a cream my daughter has tried. Apparently there's one called Aveeno here in u.k, don't know if you have it in Canada, but ask your pharmacist. It works extremely well for both of them. What about Vaseline? Its underrated but is a very good barrier cream if nothing else.



Good luck, Angie

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My son has it on his hands as well. His doc. suggested vaseline treatments. You put it on at nite and then cover with 100% white cotton gloves ( I had to get mine from the pharmacy). Also have her wear a pair of 100% white cotton gloves under her mitten or winter gloves. It takes a couple treatments but it does work, do as often as necessary! Good Luck!

Kim - posted on 02/18/2009

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try aveeno baby fragrance free soothing relief moisture cream....it also has cortisone cream that can be used if the sores open up or are really bad....my 8 mo. old had bad excema starting in winter and this made a difference right away

Chelsey - posted on 02/18/2009

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My son had mild eczema when he was really little and the pediatrican suggested a glaxel based cream. you can buy it at any drug store.

Rachel - posted on 02/18/2009

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My daughter was given a prescription from her doctor for an Eczema cream, but I was a tad concerned using it too often. I found a cream by Gentle Naturals that has worked really well. It is sold through Walgreens & Walmart stores here in the U.S. so I'm not sure if you can order it through their sites...or perhaps you have those stores in Canada? It is called Gentle Naturals Baby Eczema Cream & it has pictures of baby Pooh & Piglet on the box & tube. The Walgreens site shows it as $8.99 for a 4 oz. tube...but I'm not so sure I paid that much at Walmart.

http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.j...

Rachel - posted on 02/18/2009

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My daughter was given a prescription from her doctor for an Eczema cream, but I was a tad concerned using it too often. I found a cream by Gentle Naturals that has worked really well. It is sold through Walgreens & Walmart stores here in the U.S. so I'm not sure if you can order it through their sites...or perhaps you have those stores in Canada? It is called Gentle Naturals Baby Eczema Cream & it has pictures of baby Pooh & Piglet on the box & tube. The Walgreens site shows it as $8.99 for a 4 oz. tube...but I'm not so sure I paid that much at Walmart.

http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.j...

Patricia - posted on 02/18/2009

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use an emulsfying ointment and lots of it and often at first 1-2hourly, its important to keep skin moist because when it drys it becomes itchy - as long as it is not at the stage where it has become infected ;-)

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