What is a good cure for baby eczema?

User - posted on 07/17/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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My seven month baby suffers from eczema. Although his body is free from it, I can not get rid of it from under his chin. I manage the rest of his body with oates and non-mineral sorbaline cream but this only works everywhere else but his chin. I have tried a few creams but nothing yet has worked. Any tips on creams that do work? (trying to avoid the steriod cream if possible)

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Krista - posted on 08/18/2009

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Aveeno has an eczema product that when used in conjunction with a hydrocortisone cream works wonders. Try that. Eczema flares when you use heavily scented and perfumed products. You could also try Goat's Milk products as they are for super sensitive skin as well. I had eczema all over my hands for a few years and tried the Aveeno and it worked.

Dorothy - posted on 07/17/2009

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I found that many skin disorders and problems result from imbalances in the digestive tract. A friend of mine had a daughter with eczema and she gave her a supplement from Nutrilite called Intestiflora and it completely cured her eczema when the creams were not helping enough. It is something you can mix with food and take once/daily. It replenishes the natural bacteria in your intestines. If you are interested in trying some, I could get you some samples.

Traci - posted on 07/17/2009

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You might want to change his body wash and shampoo. My daughter was born with seaver excema. I still deal with it and she is 10. I have her using Dove shampoo and Dove body wash. Not the bar soap because it leaves soap scum which can cause itching.

Jacqueline - posted on 07/17/2009

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My son had severe excema when he was born (on his scalp) and nothing would help it either. I made the decision to take him to an allergist for allergy testing. The test showed that he is allergic to peanuts and eggs. He had never had peanuts before, but I took him completely off eggs. His excema cleared up completely on his scalp.

Jen - posted on 07/17/2009

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Have you gotten your son checked for allergies? My son developed severe eczema at three months and it turned out he was allergic to milk protein. I was nursing at the time so I had to take dairy out of my diet, but the eczema cleared up in a matter of 4-6 weeks. He's now 21 months old and hasn't had any reoccurences. He was tested at 12 months and was allergic to eggs, but no longer dairy. We give him dairy all of the time and he's fine now. I would get it checked out, it's usually an allergic reaction whether it be food/animal/environmental.

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Andrea - posted on 08/18/2009

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If you like natural products this worked for our little girl.



www.littleinnosecents.com.au



i had used the hygrocortizone but that dried out her skin even more.

Kimberley - posted on 08/14/2009

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depending on how bad it is, I found a good lotion called California Baby, all natural and you can find it at Target where the diapers are.

Kimberly - posted on 07/17/2009

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My son had it bad on his cheeks. I had taken him to many doctors and had stonger cortizone prescriptions and about 3 other kinds of cream. The only time it truly went away was when he was put on antibiotics. Other than that I found the aveeno lotion to work well and vaseline. I would lather it on it at least 3 times a day to keep him from getting too dry. I was told by some doctors that vaseline wasn't good but it's what has worked the whole time.

Aisha - posted on 07/17/2009

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MY SON DEVELOPED ECZEMA AS A NEWBORN. HE HAD IT REALLY BAD. WAYS THAT HELPED TO RELIEVE THE ITCHING AND DISCOMFORT WAS FROM A TOPICAL OINTMENT BY PRESCRIPTION. PURCHASE A TOPICAL MOISTURIZER, PREFERRABLY EUCERINE OR AQUAPHOR, MOISTURIZE HIS/HER WHOLE BODY DOWN AT LEAST THREE TIMES A DAY. LOOSE/LONGSLEEVE WHITE COTTON CLOTHING. IF ITS TOO BAD, SOME DOCTORS WILL PRESCRIBE SOMETHING BY MOUTH. TAKE CARE, GOOD LUCK.

Angela - posted on 07/17/2009

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my son has pretty bad eczema and has since he was a baby. Recently he had a bad flareup and i didn't want to have to take him to the dr. and get a prescription so i am trying an over the counter lotion. It's called Baby Eczema Cream by Gentle Naturals (I got it at Walgreens) and with-in a couple of days of applying it most of the eczema went away and my son said he felt much better. I heard the Aveeno lotions work well too. I will continue to use this lotion whenever he has flareups.

Rachel - posted on 07/17/2009

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My son had really bad eczema since he was a baby. The Dr prescribed us a cream also, but when I stopped using it for a day or so it came back. They then sent us to an allergist. Come to find out he is allergist to milk and eggs (along with other things). His bodies reaction to these products is eczema. With in a few days of removing these products from his diet (which has not been easy) his skin is so clear and is staying that way.

Brittany - posted on 07/17/2009

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I sell a all natural product called Daisy Blue Naturals, you can check it out on youtube, works wonders on eczema

Andrea - posted on 07/17/2009

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does your baby drool alot? My son is 9 months old and also has eczema. I can also manage most of his eczema except on his chin and his doctor told me to keep his chin as dry as possible to keep the exzema down. Ofcourse that is nearly impossible, but i have been rubbing some vaseline on it to keep a moisture barrier and it works. Good Luck!

Shannon - posted on 07/17/2009

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I went to several Dr's before I took my son to an allergy specialist for reasons other than eczcema. We were given hyrocortizone by his regular dr. He was born with severe eczcema. When the specialist saw him he gave him a steroid cream that worked FABULOUS!! It has been 12 yrs, and he outgrew needing the steroid cream but still has eczema that hits bad every winter. Give your baby a bath in Aveeno oatmeal bath and keep your son mosturized ALL THE TIME! Your son will feel like sand paper (rough), especially in the bends of his arms and legs. He will have it usually on the lower stomache and tailbone areas or backs of arms. He will itch a lot. It will sound like scratchhing sandpaper when he scratches. If you can, avoid baths every day. Sponge bath on the off day, till it is under control. Too much will aggrivate it. This is what the dr. told me. I know what your thinking. When you do give him a bath, pat him dry and mosturize immediately. It is miserable, but you will figure out what works best for him. Ask a dr. about a steroid cream if it gets worse. You will really know in the winter. I wish you the best of luck.

Beth - posted on 07/17/2009

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My son has baby eczema all over his chest and patches on his legs. I purchased Gold Bond Healing with 7 Moisturizers and that did the trick. I first put it on him about 3 times a day and now I just put it on a couple times a day each time if flares up.

Christinarchavez - posted on 07/17/2009

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My little guy has a spot of eczema as well...it's not severe enough to warrant a prescription for it, so I don't know how helpful my advise will be, but she told me to use baby aveno body wash and lotion on him. We just started using it a couple of days ago, so I haven't had the chance to see how well it will work yet.

Tera - posted on 07/17/2009

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The best products are Arbonnes ABC baby care line, the wash, lotion and diaper rash ointment.

Eva - posted on 07/17/2009

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In my family we use oatmeal. Soak the oatmeal in water and bath the baby with the oatmeal juice that is created by soaking. do it like twice a day it works.

Jessica - posted on 07/17/2009

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how do you know if your baby has eczema? i think my son has it, but the doctor says no. he told me to just use a & d, and it works, but i have to put it on a couple times a day...

CaMeko - posted on 07/17/2009

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My son had severe eczema and my doctor also prescribed a higher dose of hydrocortizone and it worked really good..

Agnes - posted on 07/17/2009

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My doctor gave me a prescription for a higher dose of of hydrocortizone cream and it works great.

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