My daughter has severe ezcema help?

Nicole - posted on 02/19/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I have a beautiful 3 year old little girl who has suffered with severe eczema her whole life. We have done prescription creams and all the things that dr.'s say to do... but nothing seems to help! Does anyone have any advice or natural remedies that seem to have helped? Thank you!

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Leah - posted on 02/25/2010

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I also suffer from eczema. I actually go to a Chiropractor and that really seems to do the best for me.

Angela - posted on 02/25/2010

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my daughter 7 yr old gets it all the time!! Aquaphor kinda like vasaline but it works pretty well.

Lana - posted on 02/24/2010

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Try Zinc oxide. You can buy it over the counter in any pharmacy. It is a white paste. I use it religiously for my 2.5 year old and my 6 month old.

Angela - posted on 02/20/2010

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One more thing, I recomend NOT using lotion on her skin. Lotion has an ingredient to causing it to dry quickly, which most of us want from a lotion. But that makes eczema worse.

Ps. In my last post, poop was supposed to be POOH. Opps :)

Angela - posted on 02/20/2010

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Most of my family has eczema. My son also has asthma. We finally took him off of dairy out of desperation, and within 2 weeks his symptoms were gone and he has not had an outbreak or attack since. It has been a year and a half. I know this doesn't sound like a pleasent solution, but once you try it you will be so happy with the results it is worth the trade off.
If the eczema is to the point of causing pain, I would talk with your doctor about a steroid topical cream. It can be a wonderful jumpstart to healing, but it is a temporary fix. I good precuser to steroids is "Baby Eczema Cream" by Gentle Naturals. (it shows baby Poop and Piglet on it) I even use it for myself and it is soothing (some things burn) and not as greasy as most.
I hope this helps.
~ Angela

Erin - posted on 02/20/2010

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I talked to my pediatrician and he wrote a perscription for a lotion used for eczema. However,you should only use it for ten days at a time because it has a steroid in it. I saw results in as little as a day!

Jeanette - posted on 02/20/2010

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Have you taken her to an allergist? My DD (5) has had eczema since she was about a year old. We finally took her to an allergist for skin testing and she's allergic to eggs and cats. Removing those things from her diet/environment has helped. She still gets eczema from time to time, but it has gotten much better. When she flares up, we use betamethasone dipropionate (a perscription steroid ointment)...we tried dozens of other perscription oinments before we found one that finally helps.

We use the cetaphil body cleanser instead of soap, pat her dry and then cover her in Eucerine Dry Skin Therapy Original Moisturizing Cream. We tried different lotions, but she could cry and say that her skin burned.

We also wash her clothes with dye-free and perfume-free detergent and also use perfume-free softener sheets, otherwise the clothes get too scratchy and irritate her skin. We buy 100% cotton clothing as much as possible especially for pajamas. She can't wear the cute polyester pajamas at all or she will be up all night itching!.

I hope that you figure something out...it took us a long time to figure out what helps with our DD, unfortunately there's no cure! Hang in there!

Nichole - posted on 02/19/2010

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3 of my 4 kids have BAD eczema. I have found that if ur dealing with weeping "wet" eczema, lavender essential oil in a luke warm bath and then mixed with lotion immediatley after, helps keep flare ups at bay.

Chasa - posted on 02/19/2010

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hey my son has a mild case of it but it does get worse if he eats eggs, or any citrus stay away from them! tomatoes, oranges and eggs are the worst i think! use a oatmeal bath, and cream and i put vitamin E on my sons. i just buy the capsuls and break them open and apply it or put directly in his bath. His dr precsribes like a cortizone cream but i dont like to use that too much cause it thins the skin or somthing. Try the bath you can buy packs from Aveno of collidal oatmeal bath. and then cream and wear cotton on her it breathes better. Not sure it this helps but i wish you luck!

Georgette - posted on 02/19/2010

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you could try eucerin plus intensive lotion because my son has the same thing and it helps him with the eczema. it will be high but it helps his skin.

Erin - posted on 02/19/2010

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Poor little girl. I also heard a diet can cause serious eczema. My family and my husband's family have eczema on both side. My sister in-law has the worst eczema I have ever seen and after she changed her diet it seem to disappear. Might want to talk to a Nutritionist and see if you can find out any thing. My son and daughter get eczema when they drink milk, orange juice, and eat tomatoes, Also we changed are water system. We have a water softener. When she get older stress will also be a trigger. Good luck.

Nicole - posted on 02/19/2010

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I appreciate the feedback ladies! Keep it coming. Her body is covered 70% of the month. No one is getting very much sleep! And on top of it all she also get MRSA infections!

Desirae - posted on 02/19/2010

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Use a lotion that has the ingredient 'urea' in it. Preferably about 20% urea. This is what out dermatologist told us and it has always worked. My daughter has had exema on her face only as well... since the age of 1... she is now 6 and it is still working. If she eats or chews on something and it flares up really bad, then, I will use a 1% hydrocortizone cream for a day or two, but prolonged use of hydrocortizone will thin the skin. So, as soon as the redness goes away we go back to the lotion... good luck!

Chantelle - posted on 02/19/2010

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- buy some olive oil and cover her in it,let her run around naked with the oil and after about an hour rince her in the shower,while shes in the shower try to rub in the oil,it will soften her skin and by you rubbing in help blood flow to problem areas hint do not us baby oil,wont work

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