My son's skin is always itchy, I change everthing from Lotion to Soap Wash?

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Amanda - posted on 03/30/2011

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my son was born with dry itchy skin and the best thing that worked for his skin (and we tried a lot of different misturizers and creams and special soaps and oil nothing worked) but baby aveeno at least three times a day and when ever we saw him scratching and we had to take him out of the tub and not dry him off but rub the cream on him while he was full of water to help the moisture stay in his skin...he is not so bad now that he is older but we still have to do it after every bath time...have u taken him to a doctor? that is what we had to do...he was diagnoised with (huge long word i cant pronunce) but it means bumpy itchy skin...but it runs in my family cause i have it and so does my father...nothing serious...good luck with everything

Jenn - posted on 03/30/2011

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Externally, I recommend a non-soap bath wash and then lather him up right out of the bath while his skin is damp with either Aveeno or Eucerin...unscented. Both work wonderfully for my daughter. I also switched to unscented, sensitive skin laundry detergent and softner.

Itchy skin may also be due to allergies. Either seasonal allergens or food-related. Dairy, eggs and wheat can trigger itchiness as well as food additives such as sulfites, like MSG.

Sabrina - posted on 05/04/2009

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If you live in an area with hard water, having a water softener may help, there have been studies done to suggest it may help children with eczema.

Jennine - posted on 05/04/2009

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also I forgot avoid perfumes and dyes. Aveeno makes a great unscented lotion!!

Abby - posted on 05/04/2009

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make sure you dont use bubble bath it really dries their skin out. my son has eczema and the first thing i was told to do was put aqueos cream in the bath water to moisturise his skin! this may be worth a go

Jennine - posted on 05/04/2009

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Hi Audrey, My daughters have sensitive skin and I have to use Alpha Keri bath oil to help their skin. Also, vaseline is a great mousturizer too!!! Hope this helps!

Jennine - posted on 05/04/2009

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Hi Audrey, My daughters have sensitive skin and I have to use Alpha Keri bath oil to help their skin. Also, vaseline is a great mousturizer too!!! Hope this helps!

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