3 year old has eczema, what do use to get rid of it?

Lauren - posted on 03/31/2010 ( 41 moms have responded )

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I have tried everything on him. His doctor doesn't act to concerned but the older he get the worse it gets. He has stated scratching everywhere. He has little white bum[s on his cheeks, legs, upper arms and tummy. I don't use any scented soaps or lotions, he take a luke warm bath. Please help!?

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Megan - posted on 04/08/2010

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HELLO!!! I am in Australia and the product i use is made over here but you could probably get it sent out if ur in the U.S.
Its called MOOGOO and it is an all natural product from cows! Serously i tried EVERYTHING, all the ones with chemicals made things worse or it helped for a day or 2 then nothing, but with this rub a little in the irritated spots and she disappears overnight!! IT REALLY WORKS, MOOGOO IS AWESOME!!!
www.moogoo.com

Erin - posted on 04/07/2010

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use non-scented soaps, and do not allow him to SOAK in the bath tub. Being in the water will only make it worse. I have very bad eczema, and I use a cream from Wal-Mart. Something made with bees wax in it. I'll find out the name and let you know! It works WONDERS!! Also, put flax seed in his food when you are cooking. This is said to help aswell.

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Rohini - posted on 10/28/2012

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Use ganoderma lucidium lotion and it will help. Order online www.isnayrohini.organogold.com and look for velvet og cream. You will definitely get results

Tonya - posted on 04/12/2010

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its a hereditary skin condition and with never completely go away. sun is good to help dry their skin, and using a dry skin lotion may help (like infant eczema lotion). but your best bet will be to see a dermatologist or family practice dr and get a cream with a skin steroid in it. the reason it itches is because it patchy dry skin.

Nikki - posted on 04/12/2010

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my son had dyshydrotic eczema he broke out in blisters all over his feet and hands and legs. I had to take him a dermatologist.

Heather - posted on 04/11/2010

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I use Eucerin Calming Cream on my kids. It has worked wonders. And also using some aveeno body wash works its kinda like a soapless soap if that makes sense LOL. I even use it myself because I have eczema also.

Mystri - posted on 04/08/2010

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I found an over the counter lotion that works well. Doctors prescribed stuff for my son and it didn't help. I think I paid about eight dollars for this stuff. It's called eucerin calming itch relief. It cleared my son up in one day.

Sarah - posted on 04/08/2010

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E45 cream it runs in my family my mother swears by it they do shampoos bath lotions he lot worked for all of us and a friend of mine whos 3 yr old had it

Sellenee - posted on 04/08/2010

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My boys are the same way and I have a family full of allergies. I suggest wiping the plate completely clean and once it gets under control give it 4-6 weeks to "set" then try putting things back into diet,etc. LOTS of things can set eczema off, including food allergies/intolerance(s), weather, etc.

In our family we use cloth diapers (washed in borax, bleach, Tide FREE & Downey FREE). We also use cloth wipes. As far as diet is concerned I'd cut eggs & milk products and see what happens.

THEN wash with Dove sensitive & lotion with Huggies sensitive lotion & then with Vaseline on the bad spots. The I recently discover Vanicream (it pulled the red out of a bad spot in under 24-hours) I use it on days they don't get a bath. DO NOT bath everyday, in the winter I sometimes go up to 4 days, my policy is when they start to stink bath them.

Hopefully this helps - if you have extra questions PLEASE feel free to email me.

Natalie - posted on 04/08/2010

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Aquaphor has done miracles for my daughter's skin. It even helps heal any scratches on her quickly. The also have a body wash that doesn't dry her skin out.

Josslyn - posted on 04/08/2010

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I had a bad skin irritation once, doc told be to make a paste with bicarbonate of soda and water and apply, worked like a dream for me

Keri - posted on 04/07/2010

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My son is 1 and has eczema. His doctor told me to use a hypoallergenic lotion at every diaper change. I use moisture therapy intensive hand cream from Avon. It was gone almost overnight!

Jamie - posted on 04/07/2010

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My little sister has problems with that, so we put unscented lotion on wherever there are bumps. works very well actually.

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My 9 month old has had eczema since she was born. Her pedi refered us to a dermatologist because it is so bad. The dermatologist told me to use CeraVe body wash and CeraVe lotion or cream on her. It is only sold at Walgreens and I think CVS. He also said to limit baths to about 5 minutes and only a couple times a week if possible. I also have a 3 yr old so I know they need a bath everyday! He said to bathe in luke warm to cool water with very little water in the tub. Eczema can also be linked to food allergies. There are Rx creams also that work very well on the really bad spots.

Jamie - posted on 04/07/2010

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Lauren, my son has terrible eczema. He has broken out in welps before because of it. We use Aveeno oatmeal bath, Aveeno body wash, and as soon as he gets out of the tub before drying him off completly, I apply creamy vaseline. The doctor that he goes to said not to use the vaseline out of the jar, to get the type in the squeeze tube, because the jar is probe to growing bacteria. My son has his because of severe allergies and until we started him on a prescription strength Zyrtec, the bath would only control it, but not get rid of it. Since starting him on a daily dose of Zyrtec however, his skin has been completely clear unless he has been in the grass. Also, I only bathe my son every other day. The water actually can be drying to the skin, so unless he is dirty from playing outside, try to limit the number of baths he takes. Also limit his time in the water, our doctor told us no more that ten minutes from start to finish. I hope that this helps.

Deborah - posted on 04/07/2010

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Alot of lotion with oatmeal helps my nephew and they have a new lotion for babies for eczema at walmart!

Jessica - posted on 04/07/2010

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I use ((Gentle Naturals (Disney Baby) Eczema Baby Wash)) It has Aloe, Chamomile, & Vitamins for soothing the skin, And it gently cleanses and moisturizes to sooth a relieve the dry and itchy skin! I used a few cap fulls in his bath water....it works!! It is also dye free, tear free and fragrance free! hope you can find it somewhere! I got it at my baby shower so I have no idea where to go and get it!

Jenette - posted on 04/07/2010

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My son doesn't have eczema, but had really dry skin. He was constantly scratching himself and actually leaving scratch marks on his forehead from doing it so often. The doctor told me to use a little aquaphor and cortizone cream. Put a little of both in your hand and mix them together and then put over the affected area twice a day for one week. It worked and I'm so thankful.

Lisa - posted on 04/07/2010

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i use epaderm and oilatum in my childs bath and if has a bad flare up hydrcortisone and they seem to help clear it a lot x

Cheryl - posted on 04/06/2010

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The tricky thing about ezcema is that almost anything, allergy or not, can trigger a flare up. Find a good dermatologist, and add to you list of meds to ask about Elecon or Mometasone Furoate cream My 6 month old son has had ezcema since he was 2 months, and finally, during the past two weeks (the time he's been on this prescription, paired with Vaseline), he has cleared completely. We just went to see the dermatologist today and she was floored! Find what works, and count your lucky stars once you do :)
Good luck with your search!

Hannah - posted on 04/06/2010

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my 10 month old daughter has the same problem. i don't know if you're interested in going all natural but here's what i do. i only wash her clothes in white vinegar and a little baking soda. she hasn't had a problem with johnson and johnson baby soap so i use that every other bath. the main thing i use for it is a concoction of olive oil and calendula flowers (you can order this online or get it at a health food store). you can also try calendula gel and lotion but its super expensive especially if the rash is all over.
i do have a hydracorizone cream from her doc just in case but i try to avoid meds b/c it doesn't really fix her problem. another thing which sounds really weird is baby sunscreen seems to help the really dry areas

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Eczema is almost always caused by a food allergy! My dad, sister, her 3 kids, myself, my baby all have it, and we're all allergic to wheat and milk. (which really sucks) All of the things other people have said will work to treat the symptoms of it, however they will not treat the root cause of the eczema. If you want to get rid of it and not have it come back you have to use an elimination diet and find the food that your child is allergic to. To treat the symptoms, and help with the itch while finding the cause, I use pure almond oil with Lavender essential oil (both found in a health food store). 1 drop lavender to 1 tsp almond oil. I just mix it in my hands then smooth all over baby. It's also what I use on myself. Almond oil is extremely moisturizing, it is my primary moisturizer. And lavender oil is an anti-fungal as well as anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-septic, basically you can use it for everything! Good luck!

Meri - posted on 04/06/2010

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my 3 year old had the same problem. So irritating! I now use a moisterizer called Cliniderm (ask the pharmasist) and Calenduala lotion for topical abrasions (at health food store).....hope this helps :)

Natasha - posted on 04/06/2010

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I am having the same problem with my daughter. I use aveeno soap and oatmeal bath, which seems to help some. I also keep lotion on her. When she starts to scratch I use cortizone cream. Its still not going away, but it helps. We are going a new doc today, so I'll keep you posted if anything new comesof it.

Kimberly - posted on 04/06/2010

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My son has had eczema since 2 months old, we have tried EVERYTHING. For the last year and a half, 2yrs we have been using a prescription FLUTICASONE .005% OINTMENT, its the only thing we have found to work. Also, dove bar soap (the unscented one for sensitive skin), ALL free and clear laundry detergent, no dryer sheets. And CUREL itch defense lotion, its really thick and stays on the skin to prevent the itching and drying of skin. The person that mentioned baby powder probably isn't a good idea cuz it will dry the skin out and that is what causes eczema. Dryness and humidity during summer when they sweat is when they are prone to break out. This remedy has worked now for almost 2yrs, if possible see an actual dermatologist and see a good one. You don't have to do short baths either, they can stay in the water as long as they want, but when they come out you have to work super quick to get the medicines on and the lotions on within like 2 min while the skin is still soft from the water. Hope this helps. My son is 3yrs and 4months now, so I've been dealing with this for more then 2yrs and I've had it under control since using this remedy. Good luck. Feel free to contact me if you need any help.

Mabyn - posted on 04/06/2010

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My little girl had a bit of eczema when she was around 7mos and we were advised to stop using soap on her skin and to start adding tea tree oil to her bath water. You can buy it at any health food store or at the pharmacy (we found ours at the pharmacy in walmart), but it's very strong so we only use three drops per bath. If you use too much it can irritate the diaper area. I wouldn't recommend using it, however, if the skin is broken as it may burn/irritate it. It's a natural antiseptic so it cleans and it's an oil so it doesn't dry out the skin. We were advised to also stop using any lotions on her skin but we found that doing so just made her skin even drier. So, we kept using Huggies Soft Skin Lotion with Shea Butter and Oatmeal because we found that the standard pink Johnson's Lotion just wasn't cutting it. In a pinch we've also used Aveeno's Soothing Relief Moisture Cream (which says it relieves dry skin from eczema) and it's done the trick as well. A friend of ours has a son with really, really dry skin and their doctor suggested trying Hydro Emollient Cream. It's something that's safe to use everywhere (head, face, etc) and it's mixed up by the pharmacist upon request and I don't think it's very expensive. They swear by it and said it works great but we didn't seem to notice it made a difference. Anyways, our daughter is now 13mos and we haven't had a problem with her skin since we stopped the soap and kept the lotion going but everyone is different. Just keep trying different combinations and you'll find one that works for you.

Lisa - posted on 04/06/2010

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Oohhhh. I forgot to post this. My neighbors daughter had eczema, but it ended up being caused from apples. So they had to remove any apple product from her diet and it cleared up. She still has a few out breaks everyonce in a while, but they did clear up quite a bit. Hope you get it cleared up. Best of luck and many blessings!

Lisa - posted on 04/06/2010

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Well, if it were my kid, I would take them to a Dermatologist, and have them look at it. Maybe your little one is allergic to something, maybe it is something that they will grow out of? I think your best bet would be to see a skin doctor, they will prescribe them something to make it all better. :) You might also try www.cerave.com/cream.htm This cream is amazing. You can get it at walgreens or probably any pharmacy over the counter. My derm told us to use it, but not for eczema.

Nidya - posted on 04/06/2010

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My baby has eczema too, I put baking soda in the water I use to bathe him. Cream, not lotion, at ever diaper change and every chance I get. I use aquaphor around the areas that get more irritated do to chafing or food (cheeks, chin). Talk to your doctor about hydrocortisone, just be aware that prolonged use causes skin to thin out. You can google eczema and there are lots of home remedies that can help soothe your little one, each baby is different. You might want to have him tested for allergies too. Stress causes break outs, so make sure he gets plenty of rest! I find that my son's eczema clears up or lessens right after a nap :)

Linda - posted on 04/05/2010

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I have psoriasis myself and my 3 & 5 yr old. One thing you need to remember just because it doesn't look irritated doesn't mean it doesn't hurt. Sometimes just running water over certain areas that are about to break out, burn! One of the things that I've used for my kids are short oatmeal baths/Aveeno, along with changing our diets. Everyone is different so check with your doctor for the right creme for your child.

Ashley - posted on 04/05/2010

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my 5 yr old step son has eczema bad and cant use alot of the meds doctors give because hes bi-racial and it dis -colors his skin bad we use Alveeno on him and it works wonders..it dont get rid oof it but make the itching less severe, his doctor is the one that told us about it

Jaclyn - posted on 04/05/2010

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My best advice is to start an elimination diet on him. My oldest had extremely bad eczema for a long time until we found out that she had certain food intolerances, she is now 10 and has not had eczema since she was 3... just remember everything in moderation in a childs diet is the best way.

Katlyn - posted on 04/05/2010

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Something I had read in a baby book about that is to use crisco while the skin is moist, and be sure to give your child short cool baths 5 minutes top if possible. you may want to try benardryl at night to help stop the itching. Hope that helps some.

Bianca - posted on 04/05/2010

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i have dermatitis, psoriasis and eczma... the creams that i have are cortic-ds 1% (great for the face), Dermaid soft 0.5% (good for baby's face, because it's sensative) these two you can buy over the counter. the otherone i use on my body is Celestone-M oitntment 0.02%. these are all great but just ask your doctor first..

Kesheia - posted on 03/31/2010

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my pediatrician gave me a prescription for a hydrocortisone/eucerin cream...it worked in like a few days or so

Nicole - posted on 03/31/2010

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i used cetaphil bar soap and aveena overnight lotion on my daughter, its a new lotion and it helps clear her skin

Melissa - posted on 03/31/2010

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I would speak to his doctor,but i suffer from psoriosis it's similar.My doctor gave me a cream called Cortate cream,it's for ppl with eczema,psoriosis,and minor skin irration.I'm not sure if your lil one would be able to use it or not,but I would recommened using it if his ped said ok.It really works.

Julie - posted on 03/31/2010

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I used A&D ointment. But when I took my son to the doctors the doctor gave me an ointment for him. You could also try baby powder or vasaline. I would ask your doctor to prescribe your son a cream for it. If he don't then I would see about asking another doctor.

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