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

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Michelle - posted on 07/16/2009

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Melaleuca makes a lotion called Renew and I have heard of great results for those with eczema. I also know that it works well for those with psoriasis too.

DeDe - posted on 07/16/2009

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I used Dove (a really good moisturizer) and vasalene as lotion. That combination worked wonders for me.

Tracey - posted on 07/16/2009

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My neice has suffered with the same thing since she was a baby. The best thing that my sister-in-law found was Neutrogena (spelling) eczema lotion. Found in the lotion isle of most stores. It's kinda expensive but well worth it. There is also a powder oatmeal bath that you can use for really bad flare ups.

Tina - posted on 07/16/2009

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my 8 yr old has it real bad as well. when he was a baby we had tried everything, even prescription meds. Every time we would apply it he would scream and I would have to wash it off immediately. Come to find out they all had alcohol in them. The doctor finally prescribed 2.5% Hydrocort in Eucerin Beiersdorf. The only drawback, it takes 24 hours to mix, but it's worth it.

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I, too, would stop dairy to see if it helps. If the little one is exclusively nursing, you should stop the dairy. It may take several weeks to see results. Good luck!

Julia - posted on 07/16/2009

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I use Aquaphor advanced therapy ointment for my youngest child. It's safe for areas on the face around the eyes and mouth where he had it the worst. He was also given a couple of RX for when he had really bad outbreaks, but the use of the aquaphor a couple of times a day REALLY helped. Also, the no soap thing is true- it will make it worse. Aquaphor also makes a gentle soap for extremely sensitive skin that works well

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My daughter has a bad case of eczema. She scratches her feet til they bleed until I finally got a doctor to prescribe a medicine. The Dr prescribed Mimxys (spelling?) and it is the best thing ever it practically worked over night. With my insurance it costs $50 and the tube lasts a month. Its well worth the price to see my lil girl not scratching and crying.

Karen - posted on 07/16/2009

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My son had bad eczema on his cheeks and I would put vaseline on it twice a day until it would fade. I am not a fan of harsh hydrocortisone creams and products. Your body seems to adapt to fast to those products and they either stop working or you have to use more of it, which never is good. Exederm seems to be a safer creme then I've seen out there, but I haven't tried it. I prefer to use natural products instead. Good luck. It's all about trial and error for skin problems. Some things work for others. Can take some time to find what works for your child. Hang in there.

Jackie - posted on 07/16/2009

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old fashioned plain vaseline (the jelly stuff). messy? yes. works? definately! another tipis cotton only clothing, blankets, etc. just like others have said, try different detergents, soaps, lotions, etc Eczema is an immune response to something irritating the skin, and it maybe something on your skin or on your clothing that is transferring to your child's skin. Try avoiding any perfurmes (sprays, in laundry, etc) Sometimes a visit to a good allergist (doctor) and/or dermatoligst - doctor (sp?) will help sort out the cause. However: vaseline still works wonders! (after a good bath, dry well then try to cover it with cotton so the oils dont get on everyting. and i should add do this at bedtime) One of my children we had to cut bathes down to once or twice a week unless necessary to clear up the eczema. More is not necessarily better (lotions, creams, bathing, etc)

Larkeithia - posted on 07/16/2009

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Whatever medication the Dr. gives u, apply it on ur child and wrap up area in plastic wrap, believe me it works.

Larkeithia - posted on 07/16/2009

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Whatever medication the Dr. gives u, apply it on ur child and wrap up area in plastic wrap, believe me it works.

Cris - posted on 07/16/2009

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eczema can be an allergy to something. both mine had it. one was wheat, the other soy. the usual suspects include wheat, yeast, dairy and sugar. pick one, eliminate for 3 weeks and see if it works. if not try the next. not sure how old your child is but my oldest I discovered at 3 and the youngest (soy) at 18 months. made sure that those were removed from their diet and magic, all gone!



check with a naturopath!

Deb - posted on 07/16/2009

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Use mild laundry soap (I use All Free & Clear) and unscented dryer sheets for all clothing and linens in your home b/c kids come in contact with everything. Monitor diet. My daughter had mild eczema as a baby and now has food allergies. She still gets a little patch on her tush in the winter and I use Aquaphor. I also have a prescription medicine from her pediatrician.

Wendy - posted on 07/16/2009

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we have kept it under control with dove soap, laundry det with no dyes, after bathtime we lather in aveeno cream (entirebody) and add a little hydro cortizone cream to affected areas only. this is done everyday and it stays away.

Mary - posted on 07/16/2009

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My son has eczema. first I'll list the don'ts: No cleansers or lotions that we regularly use. Use unscented detergents dreft is good, lubriderm lotion or eucerin only, Oat meal bath for the bad days. No soaps containing perfume. Dove is a really good soap. Anything that will touch his/her skin needs to perfume/dye free.

Mary - posted on 07/16/2009

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My son has eczema. first I'll list the don'ts: No cleansers or lotions that we regularly use. Use unscented detergents dreft is good, lubriderm lotion or eucerin only, Oat meal bath for the bad days. No soaps containing perfume. Dove is a really good soap. Anything that will touch his/her skin needs to perfume/dye free.

Shana - posted on 07/16/2009

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I am a nurse but when I was working home healthh I had a pt that told me to use Listerine mouth wash, and put it in a sray bottle. The medicated kind( original)

Robyn - posted on 07/16/2009

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oatmeal bath helps alot when there is a out break. Keeping the skin clean and dry with a moistureizer like aveeno moisture loiotion or other loitins that does not have perfum in them.good luck

Wanda - posted on 07/16/2009

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my daughter has really bad excema especially summer and what's the best medicine is

spruce gum

Joanne - posted on 07/16/2009

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My son had eczema and I put aquaphor on in the used a goats milk wash and lotion and it went away quickly. I have continued to use the goats milk and he has never had it again.

Jammie - posted on 07/16/2009

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My 6 year old has had exzema since birth. we tried everything on her, nothing ever worked. Finally had her tested to find out what she was allergic to. Between allergy meds and aveno lotion helped clear it up. But I had some one tell me about a cream put out by Disney, it called eczema cream said it worked great. I would see if you could find that first before going in for allergy testing because that can be pain full.

Denise - posted on 07/16/2009

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my son has bad eczema i use aveeno lotion, soap and aveeno also makes a oatmeal soak i use this stuff everytime he gets a bath except for the oatmeal soak i only use that when its bad but since i started using these products he hasnt had any problems.

Dana - posted on 07/16/2009

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I think usually this is related to food sensitivity especially dairy so first I would try removing all dairy and see if that helps then I would add Cod Liver Oil as a supplement.

Stephanie - posted on 07/16/2009

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My son had eczema for years of me treating it on the outside. Thats all well & good but then I started on probiotics. one a day for as long as there is flare up & then 2 a week after that. Before he could swallow the capsule I would open it and mix it in a small amount of yogurt and spoon it to him to make sure he got it all. He has been eczema free for over a year now. Good Luck!

LeAnne - posted on 07/16/2009

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My little girl has a light case of eczema, and her doctor prescribed something called Hyliria!!!! It works miracles on her skin!!! All it is is a water based loting that rehydrates the skin!!! I would ask your pediatritian about it!

Tiffany - posted on 07/16/2009

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When my son was little- his eczema was EXTREMELY bad- it looked like he had third degree burns on his body- We went through doctor after doctor until finally we found a dermatologist who was able to give us VERY helpful tips- Use Cetaphil bar soap for bathtime after a bath- do not completely dry the areas where the eczema is- instead immediately apply 1% hydrocortizone cream to the areas and let the skin soak it up- then you can apply Eucerin- non scented lotion for the moisturizer!!! Make sure your baby stays in loose fitting clothes during the warm weather and you may want to consider taking her/him to an allergist to see get a allergy test to see what other things may be breaking your child out- Good Luck- if you need any other tips you can send me a message!

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Nancy, I can't speak to all the factors involved in what causes eczema, but I can give you my personal experience. For my family, it was the processed dairy. Initially, I cut out all dairy, which is very hard to do because it is in so many things (baked goods, etc) but what cleared it all up was switching to drinking raw milk. Controversial, I know, but worked like a charm.

Dawn - posted on 07/16/2009

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Wow, I can't believe all the different suggestions. I have suffered from eczema all my life. I have tried everything under the sun and including the sun. For myself, everything worked for a short time, but then would stop working. I found though, for areas that tend to get moist, diaper rash cream with a high zinc content worked well and then when my skin got to dry, I would switch to Aveeno moiturizer. I pretty well just switch back and forth between the 2.

Justine - posted on 07/16/2009

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hey there...saw your post! I haven't used it personally, but I have heard rave reviews about Arbonne baby products! They are supposedly very good for the little one's skin...you can order online at http://www.arbonne.com--might be worth a shot!

Kerri - posted on 07/16/2009

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I am using Luca's Paw Paw ointment. It is the best product so far. Have tried most perscribed creams and they are too expensive and sisn't really do much. This is in most chemists and over the counter. A natural product, very thick so leaves a waxy residue so lasts a long time on the skin. can also use it for bites, stings, burns and grazes. Good price too. Comes in a large red tub or a small red tube. Hope this helps you! Kerri

Samantha - posted on 07/16/2009

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Quoting Nancy:

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



hi : ) my daughter used to get bad exzema, and tried all sorts of creams, lotions and remedies, we had found that eggs were a main thing that used to bring it out worse and anything with eggs in it such as mayo. I had heard from my aunt that Olive oil worked for her when she was young and has never suffered with it again after. so i tried it..  instead of using water and her wash creams.



Few drops of olive oil onto soft cotton wool and simply wipe over the skin all over including face, within days i saw a remarkle difference as  well as a nice new healthy glow her excema was going... to this day she very raely suffers with it and does not have to use any creams or lotions. Many rememdies or claimed to be remedies work differently on different people. would love to know how this would work for you.



xxSam : )



Take care!



 

Zaheera - posted on 07/16/2009

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we have used a rooibos tea solution to wash the affected areas sucessfully. Also boil a handful of mint leaves in a cup of water, strain, add a dash of honey and drink warm. Works wonders!!!

Lorraine - posted on 07/15/2009

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My daughter had eczema. I used Dreft liquid detergent on her clothes, Aveeno bath products (&lotion) and her doctor told me to get 1% hydrocortisone (sp) cream and put it on her twice a day. It cleared it up very good, and didn't irritate her at all. I would make sure when I put it on her hands and feet to put socks and mittens on for about 30 minutes after so she didn't chew on them and get the cream in her mouth.

Sallly - posted on 07/15/2009

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I didn't read through all the posts but I have a grown daughter who has always had eczema issues, really bad right now, they discovered some chemical sensitivities, so using everything fragrance free is a good idea and, for her it was also propylene glycol, which is a common irritant. More important though, is diet. There might be a food allergy but what is missing is more important, bodies shouldn't overreact to things. Fatty acid supplements are important for eczema, especially omega-3 (fish oil) with little ones you can break the capsule and mix it in flaverful food. My daughter didn't get bad until she left home and stopped taking her supplements.

Kelly - posted on 07/15/2009

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My daughter's doctor who is a pediatrician suggested Lubriderm lotion. I also had used baking soda in a luke warm bath water and let her soak to ease the itching. My parents did that to me when I was younger and it worked for rashes but immediately after getting out of the tub I would dry her off and cover her with Lubriderm and at times Hydrocortisone cream that you can get over the counter at stores.

Nicole - posted on 07/15/2009

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Hi again... I noticed that someone has replied to you recommending the Arbonne International Baby Care Line.... this actually the products I have been working with and was going to recommend to you also.

Nicole - posted on 07/15/2009

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Hi there. I have a close friend who suffers with severe eczema, along with 2.5 year old son. My friend and I have found a skincare product which is far superior to many other creams and is herbal & botanical based, and is the only product that has proven to help with her eczema. Products are available for all ages from birth to the elderly... there are choices of creams or oils to help your problem. Where do you live? I wonder if I can help you with one of my wonderful products?

Tina - posted on 07/15/2009

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There is a product called OPC-3 that has had very good results with eczema and it is an all natural supplement. If you are interested in learning more about it, send me a reply or email

Kelly - posted on 07/15/2009

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Our pediatric dermatologist recommends using no soap products in the tub & recommended Cera Ve, found at drug stores. We use the body wash & jar of body creme. My boys have not had a flare up in months!

Tina - posted on 07/15/2009

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There is a product called OPC-3 that has had very good results with eczema and it is an all natural supplement. If you are interested in learning more about it, send me a reply or email

Talia - posted on 07/15/2009

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ive read on parents.com that eating yogurt plain of course will reduce eczema, and also mothers from arabic countries give their babies yogurt for dry skin. only if their not lactose intolerant.

Carrie - posted on 07/15/2009

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I used vanicream on my son. It was given to me by an allergist. He had it pretty bad. I also noticed the sun helped. I would let him go out with nothing but a diaper on and his looks a lot better.

Angela - posted on 07/15/2009

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My daughter has ecxema also. Her Dr told me to use Aveeno baby wash specifically for eczema and the lotion as well. He also said to apply the lotion a few times a day and prescribed a cream for her that was applied twice daily for a week. It cleared right up. She still has breakouts now and then, but that always works for her.

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