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

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Lori - posted on 07/15/2009

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Does he also have asthma or a food allergy? Working with a pediatric pulmonary physician and allergist that was something that always went hand in hand - the asthmatic patients and eczema or an undiagnosed food allergy. (Laura Holt hit the nail on the head - a lot of times it's a dairy issue.) They always recommended Eucerin as a first line therapy. There are prescriptions creams on the market if necessary. Your pediatrician can prescribe them for you.

Cherry - posted on 07/15/2009

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try epaderm cream...its brilliant for my lil one:-) you can use it as often as you want.my son is only 4 mos old & got severe eczema on the face,,,it really works!

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Eczema is caused by an allergy (poison ivy is a form of eczema). The first thing to do is find out what she is allergic to and eliminate it. If it is in key spots, like on her ankles or between her legs where her clothes would rub and she would sweat it is probably the laundry detergent and/or bleach.



I use Cortaid 10 when I get eczema, but I don't know how much you can use on a child. Plus, it dries out the skin, leaving a dry, red patch of skin that doesn't hurt, but looks bad. So, I would recommend something called Calmoseptine. As far as I know you can't get it in any store, but you can buy through several online resources including Walgreens.

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Eczema is caused by an allergy (poison ivy is a form of eczema). The first thing to do is find out what she is allergic to and eliminate it. If it is in key spots, like on her ankles or between her legs where her clothes would rub and she would sweat it is probably the laundry detergent and/or bleach.



I use Cortaid 10 when I get eczema, but I don't know how much you can use on a child. Plus, it dries out the skin, leaving a dry, red patch of skin that doesn't hurt, but looks bad. So, I would recommend something called Calmoseptine. As far as I know you can't get it in any store, but you can buy through several online resources including Walgreens.

Selina - posted on 07/15/2009

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I BOUGHT THE AVEENO BABY LOTION AN DIT WENT AWAY IN ABOUT LESS THAN A WEEK THEY HAVE IT AT HEB AND WALGREENS AND WALMARTS AND ITS NDER 10 DOLLARS

Jen - posted on 07/15/2009

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I myself am a chronic sufferer of eczema and I use a product called Derma Smoothe. It's a prescription and it's made from peanut oil. My son has had a few bouts w/ it and my doctor approved me putting it on him when he was about 3 months old and it helped and he had no adverse effects from it. Not sure how old your child is but for myself, I control it by eliminating chocolate and being very sparse on sugar intake, so if you're child is beyond just breastfeeding, you may wanna cut back on sugars.

Stephanie - posted on 07/15/2009

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I have a 3 year old little boy that has had eczema ever since he was 6 months old! It has gotten a lot worse since he is now 3 and scratches a lot more! I also have been working for a dermatologist for 6 months now and he is the clearist he has ever been in 3 years! We still have flare ups often, but for the most part we are good! My derm says that the detergents and all is not all that people make of it! Because eczema is not just where clothes touch, its everywhere. So this is what we do.... We use cetephil "cream" moisturizer 2 times a day, am and immediatley after bath! The bath need to be luke warm and no longer than 10 to 15 mins. Also when our ankles and hand are REAL bad we us clobex which is a steriod that calms it down almost overnight! Also if you have scratching issues, put moisturizers on her hands and then make her sleep with socks on her hands! That is easier than you think too. Another little fyi we have been battleling with staph lately. We are in daycare and eczema kids are more pron to it than a normal child! Bad stuff but we are better from that now too! Eczema is some bad stuff.

Also on the food allergy thing someone else mentioned, I have met other moms that have found that there child is allergice to wheat, milk , eggs,... We went to allergist just to make sure that wasn't the case for us and we are not allergic to any foods, but he is allergic to all the trees and grass outside, so when he goes outside he gets worse! Maybe this will help!

Brittania - posted on 07/15/2009

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Aveno oatmeal baths work wonders!! Obviously you have already been to the pediatrician, Eucerine cream when they are still damp for the bath and lots. Keep the baby really moisturized..

Elisa - posted on 07/15/2009

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First u have to determine your childs blood type and then there is a book called Eat right for your blood tyoe by James Adamo it will tell u what foods are good and bad for your blood type and what sre the affects that happen if u continue eating the wrong foods but for my son I used cetaphill ONLY no other type of wash they have the bar soap and and the body wash use that staight yntil it clears even the cetaphill lotion and see how it works for u it worked for me But my son is type A blood and he is allergic to dairy so i would check into it the book is not only beneficial for children but adults,Hope i helped

Elisa - posted on 07/15/2009

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First u have to determine your childs blood type and then there is a book called Eat right for your blood tyoe by James Adamo it will tell u what foods are good and bad for your blood type and what sre the affects that happen if u continue eating the wrong foods but for my son I used cetaphill ONLY no other type of wash they have the bar soap and and the body wash use that staight yntil it clears even the cetaphill lotion and see how it works for u it worked for me But my son is type A blood and he is allergic to dairy so i would check into it the book is not only beneficial for children but adults,Hope i helped

Bridget - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting Nancy:

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




My daughter had it really bad when she was age 2-71/2 years old. ( 21 now ).  I remember getting her cream from the doctor and most important keeping the areas dry at all times.  When she get out of the tub, swimming pool I would dry the areas ( spots on her legs and arms ) right away and apply the cream.  And then one day they were gone.  I wish I could remember the name of the cream but I did get it from her doctor and he was the one that told me to keep it dry at all times.

Alison - posted on 07/15/2009

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A friend of mine had it very bad and was told to bathe in sea salt - it is completely cleared up now...good luck

Jennifer - posted on 07/15/2009

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My pediatrician gave us Eucerin cream and it worked great on our son, he was 1 at the time. My doctor recommended hydrocortisone cream for myself, I don't know how safe it is for infants or toddlers.

Cheryl - posted on 07/15/2009

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hi nancy i have eczema and both my children had very dry skin i put oats in a sock under running water it makes the bath go milky but its fantantic your babies skin will be lovley after it its the best natural product to use and has no harmful ingredients to make their skin irritated you should defo try it hope it works

Dennise - posted on 07/15/2009

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Try Mona Vie. It's a fruit drink. I have seen a gentleman who had it quite badly on legs and arms. After a couple of weeks, you could see it fading. Now, it's been eight months, it's gone

Michelle - posted on 07/15/2009

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My 2yr old has it and we put her on Bifidophilus Flora Force and D.-W. Which are natural herbs we get through a nutrionist. If I take her off the Bifidophilus her eczema flares up. It's a natural way that works for us. We also use Aveeno lotion thats for kids/babies.....I know lots of people don't buy into the natural stuff, and believe me I'm not crazy with it, but this really has worked!

Leatrice - posted on 07/15/2009

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they have a line of soaps, oils and the whole nine yards in walmart called Burt's Bees i had bad eczema when i was small and still have bad skin i use the soap and hand salve for my hands and body good product. They have a whole line for babies and children $9.00 maybe per item or more. check it out. hope this helps

Ginger - posted on 07/15/2009

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My son also has eczema and his doctor gave me a great tip. She said to get a spray bottle and lightly mist him with olive oil after his bath. Then pat him dry with a soft towel. I thought she was crazy at first but it REALLY helped.

Chanda - posted on 07/15/2009

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fragrance, right on! even aveeno has fragrance. my little boy didn't break out from the aveeno eczema care at first...now he does. cerave is GREAT! it's only sold at walgreens and cvs...in the make-up aisle. Ceramides is what you're looking for! that's what the derma said. they give the skin an extra barrier. and, cerave has lots of them and no fragrance.

Chanda - posted on 07/15/2009

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my little boy has it bad too. it's allergies and eczema. he's allergic to wheat, eggs, corn and barley. gluten-free diet! we tried cetaphil, but it didn't work...actually made it worse. cerave is great! we also used aveeno eczema care (only sold in pharma aisle beside caladryl lotion) for awhile before they took it off the shelf to rebrand...when we went back to using it my little boy broke out from the lotion. derma said not to use anything with frangrance...including diapers. she was right on!

User - posted on 07/15/2009

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my son has been battling eczema for 1.5 years already and we take him to the skin dr. but what we've found that works is...only bathing him about everyother day, use Aveeno Baby CREAM, not lotion...followed with Aquaphor. We do this 2x daily. He has a hydrocortizone steriod cream from the dr. but we bought an over the counter one with less steriods and use it when it breaks out really badly but not too often as it will strip the skin. No matter what it never cures but this sure does help. Oh and don't use anything with frangrances in it, soap, detergent, and so on. The frangrances affect the skin as well. Good luck and hope this helps! (ps we use Cetaphil to wash his body with)

Ali - posted on 07/15/2009

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My daughter had the absolute worse eczema out there! we tried everything! we thought it might be allergies so we switched her to soy formula and even got rid of our cat! we tried cream after cream and nothing worked. Until we tried a perscription steriod cream called "proctosol". We would put a little bit on the eczema (which was everywhere) and follow up with some cetaphil lotion. I did this twice a day. Within 24 hours I saw a HUGE difference with in 72 hours the eczema was gone. Once it's gone you just continue with the cetaphil lotion, it's a steroid cream so you dont want to over do it. Ussualy twice a day for a week or less is enough to clear it up and then you can just use regular lotion to maintain. This cream was a life saver to me! Ask your doctor about it!

Ali - posted on 07/15/2009

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My daughter had the absolute worse eczema out there! we tried everything! we thought it might be allergies so we switched her to soy formula and even got rid of our cat! we tried cream after cream and nothing worked. Until we tried a perscription steriod cream called "proctosol". We would put a little bit on the eczema (which was everywhere) and follow up with some cetaphil lotion. I did this twice a day. Within 24 hours I saw a HUGE difference with in 72 hours the eczema was gone. Once it's gone you just continue with the cetaphil lotion, it's a steroid cream so you dont want to over do it. Ussualy twice a day for a week or less is enough to clear it up and then you can just use regular lotion to maintain. This cream was a life saver to me! Ask your doctor about it!

Ali - posted on 07/15/2009

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My daughter had the absolute worse eczema out there! we tried everything! we thought it might be allergies so we switched her to soy formula and even got rid of our cat! we tried cream after cream and nothing worked. Until we tried a perscription steriod cream called "proctosol". We would put a little bit on the eczema (which was everywhere) and follow up with some cetaphil lotion. I did this twice a day. Within 24 hours I saw a HUGE difference with in 72 hours the eczema was gone. Once it's gone you just continue with the cetaphil lotion, it's a steroid cream so you dont want to over do it. Ussualy twice a day for a week or less is enough to clear it up and then you can just use regular lotion to maintain. This cream was a life saver to me! Ask your doctor about it!

Amanda - posted on 07/15/2009

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My son has mild eczema, but I use Aveen Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream it works wonders!!!

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Arrbone has some baby lotion that is like $10 a bottle but is dermatologist recommended for eczema or Cetiphil which you can get over the counter. You can also try Eucern lotion.

Amanda - posted on 07/15/2009

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My 7 year old has had neck to toe eczema since she was born and we had tried a lot of different things. The best method we have found of controlling it is: daily cool shower - using the basic Aveeno Body Wash (at the end of the day to wash everything off), we pat her dry (never wipe all of the moisture away), next we cover her from neck to toe with a thick layer a vanicream lotion (making sure to rub it in yet leave some on the surface), then she wears light-weight clothing to cover her body to sleep in. We still have to use Memetasone Cream (DR. prescribed) when she has a break out, but they have become fewer as long as we make sure to lotion her and rinse her. She gets this same thick layer of lotion in the morning. It is crucial that she gets lotioned twice/day every day. It's not fun, but it has become part of our getting dressed and nightly routine and she is a much happier little girl. Hope this helps.

Heather - posted on 07/15/2009

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my son had it realy bad i used the walmart brand of eucir creamy it cleared it up as long as you use it every day

Nancy - posted on 07/15/2009

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My daughter had eczema after she was born and the Dr. ordered me hydrocortizone cream and it was the best. It seemed to work over night although it didn't disappear over night but after at least two applications it worked. She is 10 years old not and she doesn't get it too much now. The odd time it will pop up but rarely.

Debbie - posted on 07/15/2009

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My grandaughter has eczema also, my husband and I made her some HOMEMADE soap called Emilee's Soap and you wouldn't believe the difference that it has made to her skin. I also made homemade detergent that her mom is using so the combination is probably the cure.

Kristal - posted on 07/15/2009

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The only thing that I found to help my eczema was renew lotion. This product is from melaleuca. It works great. I will never use anything else again. Let me know if you would like to try it out. dockter_k@yahoo.com

Chassidy - posted on 07/15/2009

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There is a cream you can buy at Walgreens, CVS or Target. I cannot remember the name of it but it is a pink and green pastel tube with Winnie the Pooh on the bottle. I found it with the baby stuff and it is for eczema. It is a line of baby products. There should be another cream for cradle cap next to the eczema cream. I have never tried the exederm and I am not sure what that is but this other stuff worked on my baby in 3 days. When I started using it he was covered in red bumps. I thought the cream would irratate his skin but it did not. It worked wonders.

Good Luck!!

Krystal - posted on 07/15/2009

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Believe it or not.... Mona Vie helps get rid of skin problems. I have seen people with severe psoriasis, eczma and skin viral infections (the doctors had no answer for) go from severely damaged/ravaged to clear healthy skin. Children and babies can only use the original formula please let me know if I can help.

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I highly recommend Arbonne International's Baby care Line for infant and adult eczema. I have heard many stories and have many clients who have tried everything they could think of, including numerous prescriptions and finally found success with Arbonne. I would be happy to share more information with you about the products and why they work so well. I can also send you some free samples if you are interested. One of my customers had such severe eczema on her hands that they were cracked to the bones on her knuckles and bleeding to the point she had to wear bandaids to work. She used one 3 day sample pack and had amazind results in just that short time. The healed over, were no longer cracked/bleeding and she didn't have to cover them anymore. Please feel free to contact me anytime. My website is www.juliehintze.myarbonne.com. My website will direct you to my cell number and email. I look forward to helping you! Julie

Christine - posted on 07/15/2009

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My son has eczema. When I took him to the Dr he had informed me not to let him bath every day or swim. Every other is just fine. Dove soap is safe to use and the Free deturgents ( free of dyes and perfumes cause it just makes it worse) and to use Eucerin creame not lotions ( there too thin) Putting the cream on every day. We usually have to do it more in the winter then in the summer but it works well. Good luck!!!

Sally - posted on 07/15/2009

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my son has ecxema too and i agree with not using soaps etc. ive discovered aquious cream works wonders and is quick to stop inflamation n itching. also as an aromatherapist i recomens using olive oil, or wheatgerm oil in the bath, be carefull tho as it gets slippery.

Michelle - posted on 07/15/2009

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We went the all natural way and used evening primrose oil and flaxseed oil on his skin all the time! He is completely free of eczema now and he started getting rid of it within 2 months of the natural remedies! Oh ya and there is a homeopathic cream called florasone that helped with the itching! Also California baby wash is good for the tub too! Good luck!

Leanna - posted on 07/15/2009

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My baby had it so bad! Keep him lubed up at all time with good ol fashioned Vaseline! I tried everything from Aveno to Aquaphor, but nothing worked like Vaseline. Apply after the bath at night and before getting him dressed the next day. It'll be gone in two weeks!

Dianne - posted on 07/15/2009

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My daughter, who is now 9, suffered with eczema for many years but now barely has any flare-ups -- so I'm (and she) is lucky. My dermatologist recommended Protopic. She used that and within days the rash disappeared. I never even used the entire tube of it. I have heard that Protopic had some bad warnings or scares, but after speaking to my dermatologiest what little is prescribed for a small tot would not be enough to cause any problems. Talk to your doctor. Also, Dove soap only for baths. I still heed that advice and it works.

Nacole - posted on 07/15/2009

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My little girl had it REALLY bad and I used eucerin cream on her. Another thing is dont make your child take a bath every day..( i know it sounds gross) i was told by a doc that if you can go every other day then do it..you can also try hydrocourtizone cream. hope that helps...

Karren - posted on 07/15/2009

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My 3 year old has severe eczema, it looked like big pussy, infected blisters and the ones on his arms and torso looked like hives. I took him to many different dermatologists who sent me to another dermatologis and they gave me all sorts of different types of cream that didn't work. The 2 things that helped my baby is 1) use the hypo-allergenic detergent like ALL free and clear and 2) the ocean, by taking him to the beach and bathing him in that sea salt water cleared everything up. Also, make sure that they dirnk lots and lots of water (no sodas). You will see a difference in just a few days of changing the detergent and taking him to the beach.

Candace - posted on 07/15/2009

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possibly... my daughter does too, but hers is right on top of her head.... i took her to a dermatologist who told me to use a shampoo called 'Nizoral' twice a week and to let it sit for 15 minutes... we've only been doing this for about a month and its already helped so much... hope this helps

Barbara - posted on 07/15/2009

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Use doves to bathe the baby, use aveeno products also. And use ucerine lotion, don't dry the baby skin thoroughly, leave a little moisture on the baby skin and lotion him or her with the ucerine while the baby body is still a bit wet. That will keep the moisture in so that her skin wont dry out. I had 2 babies with bad eczema and now my grand babies and my goddaughter have it. If you do that you will see the difference. It will eventually go away, but there will still be patches. My kids flare up in the summer. So keep the baby cool and well lotion. Good luck! Keep me posted ok!

Jessica - posted on 07/15/2009

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My daughter's doctor suggested that we put baking soda in her bath. Which really helped. It even helps with other issues like diaper rash. We also found that any product with fragrance in it would make her worse. So, check labels. Some products that say they are gentle still might have fragrance.

Kisayne - posted on 07/15/2009

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Not to sure about creams to use but i changed my sons milk from pasteurized to raw and the difference is amazing!

Lisa - posted on 07/15/2009

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My son had terrible eczema as an infant all over his body! I tried everything from expensive lotions, prescription creams, and watched everything that his skin came into contact with...with no luck. Finally, my husband's friend, (who manages a funeral home), suggested a lotion he used on his son. It's called "velvetone" and it worked wonders! It didn't "sting" and his skin was clear within days. My son, now 3, will request it still if his skin gets sun/windburned. The only place I've found it is the funeral home and I've gone back a couple times! Sounds weird...but stop by your neighborhood funeral home and see if they carry it!

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