my little one has bad eczema. any ideas on how to help it? and has anyone tried exederm?

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Pearle - posted on 07/14/2009

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My 5 year old has Eczema pretty bad also...I bathe him with Cetaphil, I use dye free clothes detergent, he take Xyzal for allergies, Atarax for itching, sometimes it gets pretty bad (when around cats) and I have to also give him Benadryl...and the #1 key to helping Eczema is MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE AND MOISTURIZE SOME MORE!!! I've had my little boy's pediatrician tell me this and another ER dr at the childrens clinic...you have to keep the skin moisturized cuz it's the dryness that makes them itch and scratch! And I am bad about keeping my little boy moisturized like they say to do but who has time to constantly rub them down 10 times a day...but Moisturizing is the key and don't use lotions (too much water in lotions) always told me to use creams...after every bath I rub my boy down with Crisco shortening (not oil) and the itch cream his allergist prescribed to him, Triamcinolone Acetonide cream...hope this helps someone =) was really glad to share. I hate eczema and he is the only one of my 3 boys that had it!

Barbara - posted on 07/14/2009

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Arbonne has baby products that do not contain any dyes, chemicals, or mineral oil. It has worked very well on eczema.



I can send you a sample to try out. Just email me your address. (barmaly@comcast.net)

Barbara - posted on 07/14/2009

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Arbonne has baby products that do not contain any dyes, chemicals, or mineral oil. It has worked very well on eczema.



I can send you a sample to try out. Just email me your address. (barmaly@comcast.net)

Melanie - posted on 07/14/2009

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Arbonne makes a great baby wash and oil that took my kids eczema right away you have to find a consultant. I used to be one but not anymore!!!

Amanda - posted on 07/14/2009

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Cetaphil is great and aqua for. My little guy had eczema head to toe as an infant and toddler...it ended up being triggered by the humid weather. :-( Anyway...we use to put his cream on at night and wrap his hands (the worst infected area) with plastic wrap and then a sock...it helped lock in the moisture overnight and really helped his itching.

Beth - posted on 07/14/2009

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My son, too, had eczema when he was a couple months old and still has flair-ups (he's 1 year old). I changed his body wash to the huggies natural care hypoallergenic and used a mild hydrocortizone cream prescribed by our doctor on the spots. Now with the flair ups I lather the spots with a thick coat of lotion (also huggies natural) and cover that with vasolene over night... Good luck!

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My son has it too. He is now 9 , but when he was 2 he had it everywhere. I had to finally take him to Valley Children's Hospital, there they gave me a cream. But, at night , I would put petroleum jelly on the spots and put him in his pj's. It would moisturize the spots and it healed them too. To this day when he gets them( more in the winter) I put it on him. Also, Eucerin lotion works great during the day. It is greasy but it keeps the eczema from being dry. Try them both!!

Jessica - posted on 07/14/2009

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I just discovered a fabulous new cream that has helped my 4 month old's eczema. It is California Baby Calendula Cream. His face and inside of elbows used to be all red and scaly, within three days of using this cream he had smooth baby skin!

Ruth - posted on 07/14/2009

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HI There! My Names Ruth Makin I Have A little girl who has bad excema since birth she is now 31/2 yrs old my mum gets her Cream from www.freederm.com it really helped! they have a nice lavender soap especially .shampoo and conditioner and creams....it is dear but worth it! And yes Aveeno does help too! Good Luck Ruth Makin Nz

Tara - posted on 07/14/2009

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Hello, My daughter had horrible eczema and I tried everything the Dr. told me to do - creams, frequent baths, lotion her up like a greasy pig with Aquaphor. Nothing truly got rid of it. Her cheeks were covered in it and horrible patches all over her body. I then one day typed in eczema into Google and read that allergies could be a contributor so I used liquid zyrtec which helped. Then one day my daughter at 11 months grabbed her throat while eating a scrambled egg. I immediately got her allergy tested and she was allergic to egg white & yolk and soy. I got rid of those items in her food intake - and her eczema completely went away except for some patches on the back of her knees. She is now 3 and only allergic to egg + now grasses and cats. I give her daily Zyrtec and the raw rough patches of eczema are gone. I do lotion the spots frequently.



~ Tara

Yadira - posted on 07/14/2009

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my baby seems to have that. she crawls all over and we have wall to wall carpet in the rooms (where she loves to be in) and that irritates her skin a lot. sometimes it gets red other times it gets just dry patches that eventually leaves her skin lighter on the spot. the detergen that i use doesn't really seem to irritate her because she would have had it on her chest or back and she doesn't. she is however getting it around her eyes. i don't know what to use for her fae. doc gave me a gel tha i put on her legs and it helps alot but he never explained or even named it.

Jean - posted on 07/14/2009

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Moo Goo. This is an all natural product, no chemicals, hop on their website www.moogoo.com.au. My son had mild eczema, i used the moisturiser and it cleared it up. They do fantastic shampoos, body washes etc. If you read the testimonials, I sure you will consider this. I tell everyone I know about it, cos it works!!!!

Yadira - posted on 07/14/2009

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my baby seems to have that. she crawls all over and we have wall to wall carpet in the rooms (where she loves to be in) and that irritates her skin a lot. sometimes it gets red other times it gets just dry patches that eventually leaves her skin lighter on the spot. the detergen that i use doesn't really seem to irritate her because she would have had it on her chest or back and she doesn't. she is however getting it around her eyes. i don't know what to use for her fae. doc gave me a gel tha i put on her legs and it helps alot but he never explained or even named it.

Sandy - posted on 07/14/2009

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Babies are born with this and it is not anything to worry about they should fade over time. My son had a form of eczema I use aveeno moisturized bath soap and follow with their brand lotion and it works. Other brands of over thecounter products have lots of alcohol and additives. It sounds simple but works well. I have used this since his birth he is four turning five and anytime I use other brands he gets a rash and bumpy forearms.

Michelle - posted on 07/14/2009

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try suave honey oatmeal lotion just coat every inch of the body with it. especially after a bath. don't stay in the bath too long or not too hot of water. my little girl has it too and this is what we use the dr. told us too and it seems to work for her. hope this helps.

Denice - posted on 07/14/2009

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Aveno has a baby wash with oatmeal, it states use for eczema right on the label. I've actually had a bout with it on my face and used it and it worked great.

Jade - posted on 07/14/2009

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I and my babe have it and we just use cordazone. I use stuff that doesn't have any fragrance. When it breaks out put something cold on it stops the itching. I used something that has topic in it and that really works. Keep away from fragrance is the key.

Veronica - posted on 07/14/2009

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Both my kids have severe eczema I use ALL clear no dye no additives laundry soap, I use bounce allergy clear free dryer sheets, dove sensitive bar soap, Eucerin everyday calming creme 2 times a day if it gets really bad i'll apply vaseline under their clothes and sometimes cortizone to stop them from itching but dont use that too much thins out their skin. Also I changed their diet that helped a lot we went organic and more fish red meat seems to bring it out some how. but it is an everday change even when its not there you have to try to prevent it from coming cuz it will leave scars and hurts them really bad

Veronica - posted on 07/14/2009

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Both my kids have severe eczema I use ALL clear no dye no additives laundry soap, I use bounce allergy clear free dryer sheets, dove sensitive bar soap, Eucerin everyday calming creme 2 times a day if it gets really bad i'll apply vaseline under their clothes and sometimes cortizone to stop them from itching but dont use that too much thins out their skin. Also I changed their diet that helped a lot we went organic and more fish red meat seems to bring it out some how. but it is an everday change even when its not there you have to try to prevent it from coming cuz it will leave scars and hurts them really bad

Veronica - posted on 07/14/2009

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Both my kids have severe eczema I use ALL clear no dye no additives laundry soap, I use bounce allergy clear free dryer sheets, dove sensitive bar soap, Eucerin everyday calming creme 2 times a day if it gets really bad i'll apply vaseline under their clothes and sometimes cortizone to stop them from itching but dont use that too much thins out their skin. Also I changed their diet that helped a lot we went organic and more fish red meat seems to bring it out some how. but it is an everday change even when its not there you have to try to prevent it from coming cuz it will leave scars and hurts them really bad

Kellie - posted on 07/14/2009

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For my son I used Cetaphil cleanser in the bath to wash him up and the lotion. You can also use the off brand it works good too. This was the only thing that seemed to help. Water makes the skin more dry and itchie.. Hope this helps..

Nadine - posted on 07/14/2009

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My 8 year old son has it. He also has very bad reactions from bug bites. He gets Aveeno baths every night and we use Aveeno soap to wash his hair. Use only perfume and dye free soap to wash his clothes.

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My family Dr reccomends shea butter. I bought some at a farmer's market. I am not sure what the age reccomendation is on the label but I also use oil of olay shea butter body wash daily. Took care of me and my daughter quickly.

Cherie - posted on 07/14/2009

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I too deal with it and so do my son I use unscented soaps and aveen soap is good and your doctor can write out for some ointment also try to watch what he eats certain food can trigger it like ketchup, mustard, chocolate etc.... you don't have to stop it just limited to what he takes in

Charity - posted on 07/14/2009

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Both of my boys have eczema. We use only white dove soap as recommended by our Doctor. I also use two different lotions that I order through Beauticontrol.com one is Corticure Comfort Lotion with chamomile (it has hydrocortisone in it and helps with the itching) the other is Regeneration Extreme Repair Hand Therapy for Dry and Damaged Skin this one I use daily and it makes the eczema almost undetectable. They both make me feel more comfortable about what I am putting on my boys than the steroid creams the dermatologist gave me. If you are interested in these products let me know my Mom is a Beauticontrol consultant and can order them and have them shipped to you.

Julia - posted on 07/14/2009

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Maria - posted on 07/14/2009

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Hafa Adai Nancy,

this will be my first post here. I've had friends, family and even my own children with the same problem and I don't know if you believe in holistic medicine, but what we use the leaves of the Guava fruit. We wash the leaves, soak it in warm water and then bathe our kids in it. I don't know if you have the tree available near you, but I swear this works. Good luck!

Sherri - posted on 07/14/2009

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Wow - lots of advice and options! Arbonne is pure, safe and beneficial - botanically based, no animal products, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, etc. I didn't join this forum promote the products but they certainly helped my daughter's eczema. Feel free to send me a message to learn more - www.beautifulfuture.myarbonne.ca Best of luck in finding a solution!

Antonia - posted on 07/14/2009

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my son has eczama and he put baby oil on his body...our peds dr. said to put it on his right after he gets out of the shower so that the moisture in is body stays in there..dont dry them off just put oils on then clothes

Antonia - posted on 07/14/2009

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my son has eczama and he put baby oil on his body...our peds dr. said to put it on his right after he gets out of the shower so that the moisture in is body stays in there..dont dry them off just put oils on then clothes

Terin - posted on 07/14/2009

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My daughter is 3 with severe eczema and I use baby wash for her baths and I use Aveeno Baby lotion for Eczema and it helps her alot! Hope this helps :)

Amber - posted on 07/14/2009

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my daughter had severe eczema at 3 months. At 6 months she had open sores on her legs and would not go near water. The doctor told us to put cortizone on it, but the allergist took one look at it and said she had a bacterial infection that made the eczema worse and to give her a bleach bath. 1 cup of bleach to an entire bathtub of water.. within a week, her sore were scabbed over and she was not screaming all the time. We just got her allergy tested and found out she is severely allergic to oats and tree nuts. We took her off all of these and her eczema has become faint red splotches from the dark red ones that she use to have. We only put a unscented moisturizing cream on her at night with socks and I do NOT use Ivory or any other soap that actually agrivates the skin

Katie - posted on 07/14/2009

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My little girl has eczema. She is 2 and it is under control. The best thing we have found is to put the steroid cream on in the morning and then at night. At night we rub vaseline over her arms, legs and belly. It works great for her. That is what our doctor said to do

Sarah - posted on 07/14/2009

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My son has eczema as well and we just found out that it is aggravate by food allergies. His pediatrician did a blood test and put him on steroids for 5 days and zyrtec in the morning and benadryl before bed. It has helped so much!

Julie - posted on 07/14/2009

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try bathing him in white dove moisturizing bar and using lubriderm moisturizing lotion. that help with my little one alot! good luck!

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We've been to the dermatologist numerous times - nothing over the counter seemed to work (cetaphil, auqaphor, etc) NOR have any of the prescriptions - and you just can't give a little kid steriods all the time. The only thing that has helped is pure coconut oil per Dr's orders. You can get it at HEB or a nutrition store. Apply twice a day to the entire body - basically every where you feel dryness. My daughter smells great now all the time and has smooth skin. We've had her allergy tested (ouch! ~ very hard on a three year old) and via trial and error we've confirmed she's allergic to rubber (can we say NO to tire swings?) Whatever you do, as you try new things - TRY THEM ONE AT A TIME for at least a few days to see if what you have done has helped. Piling on 10 things at once will never tell you what the trouble is :) Then WRITE DOWN the product that seems to have worked or not. This way over the years, you don't lose your mind!

Billie - posted on 07/14/2009

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My doctor prescribed 1% hydrocortisone. At first I just rubbed in onto my baby's skin twice a day but the eczema never cleared up. It would fade a bit but always flare back up. Finally my doctor told me to massage the hydrocortisone into the skin. It has to almost lather up into a creamy film. After the hydrocortisone has absorbed then you have to put a coat of petroleum jelly on top to emoliate the skin. After doing this for about 3 months, my baby's skin is finally clearing. Good luck!

Heather - posted on 07/14/2009

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Aveeno makes a great oatmeal bath. My son breaks out when the weather changes rapidly and for those times at night I put Aquaphor on him. It's a vaseline like cream that you can find at any drug store or even target.

Morgan - posted on 07/14/2009

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My son is almost 4 and has had terrible eczema since birth...we see a dermatologist twice a month and the best remedy has been bleach baths and vasoline....you fill the tub with water and pour in 1/4 to 1/2 cup of bleach. i know it sounds extreme but when there is a flare up and the skin is red thats a mild infection, te best way to maintain it is with the baths. and the vasoline is the best thing for keeps the skin moist.

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I have had this problem too. Bless her heart - my little one had it on her face badly. I used a product called "Super Lube" (by Merle Norman) or "Aquafor" on her skin. I put it on her eczema 3 times a day...before school, after school, and at bedtime. The key to getting rid of it is keeping it moisturized, but it needs to be something with a greasy type consistency to do any good. Also - try washing you little one's sheets and clothes in a hypoallergenic detergent. Don't put hydrocortizone cream on too frequently, as it can cause bleaching of the skin. I hope this helps.

Danielle - posted on 07/14/2009

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I have two children with eczema, if you have not taken your little one to a dermatologist yet then my suggestion is to do so. A good dermatologist can suggest something that can make your little one so much more comfortable. Eczema can make a kid miserable if they itch. Exederm has not been used at our house, so I am sorry I don't have any experience with it. Take care, and I hope it all goes well for you

Danielle - posted on 07/14/2009

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I have two children with eczema, if you have not taken your little one to a dermatologist yet then my suggestion is to do so. A good dermatologist can suggest something that can make your little one so much more comfortable. Eczema can make a kid miserable if they itch. Exederm has not been used at our house, so I am sorry I don't have any experience with it. Take care, and I hope it all goes well for you

Crystal - posted on 07/14/2009

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My one year old son has eczema and has had it since he was about 6 months old, his doctor prescribed him protopic which is very expensive, but it works very good and very fast.

Amanda - posted on 07/14/2009

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my daughter has eczema and we used aquaphor after every bath and it helped alot, but once you stop using it it could come back. Also we shortened up her baths to about a 5 minute bath because the warm water can dry the skin out and wont make it any better

Amanda - posted on 07/14/2009

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my daughter has eczema and we used aquaphor after every bath and it helped alot, but once you stop using it it could come back. Also we shortened up her baths to about a 5 minute bath because the warm water can dry the skin out and wont make it any better

Janine - posted on 07/14/2009

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My son had it bad when he was little and still does to an extent. The best advice I can give is find a cream with NO fragrance and as NATURAL as possible!! Good Luck :)

Beverly - posted on 07/14/2009

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My son had very bad eczema as a small child and Eucerin during the day and Vaseline over socks at night helped a lot! After he got his 3-5 year vaccinations, though, it suddenly stopped so it made me wonder if it was an allergy. Try the cream and if it doesn't work go to an allergist.

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