my son has exema all over his bottom to the point of bleeding we have tried cortisone cream, oat meal in the bath, changing laundry and bath soaps/ all without any change, and calimine lotion and it all didn't work. Please help !
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Erica - posted on 12/27/2008
I had a similar problem with my 6-month old. The doctor gave me prescription strength hydrocortisone cream. He told me to use it in combination with an anti-fungal cream and an antibiotic cream, both over-the-counter. He said to slather all three on at the same time a few times per day. In a few days, it was gone.
Kathryn - posted on 12/27/2008
Thanks for everyones help. He has been to the dr and dermatologist numerous times and out of 8 perscriptions none have worked. He is 5 and we have been dealing with this since he was born. Now with your help in just two days it is totally gone. My dad actually uses utter cream on his feet so I took the advise and tried it on my sons bottom. I also stopped using cloths in the bath. His skin is now rash free. He is going to be scarred but at least the pain is gone. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. The worst thing about being a mom is seeing your child in pain and not being able to do anything about it. All your suggestions have helped me help my boy. Thanks again so much. Kathryn
Cassandra - posted on 12/25/2008
My little girl has the same problem. It just wouldnt go away, they kept tellin me that baby dont have allergys. so when she was two i got mad and had her tested anyway and it turned out the she indeed had bad allergys that caused exema. now i have it undercontrol. and shhe is 6 now and still every now and the we have to go back to the docter to teart it when it gets bad enuff. so i do suggest gettiong your boy tested and find out what is causing the problem.
LaToya - posted on 12/24/2008
My daughter has this. I only give her a bath about twice a week and I keep vasoline on it. I put it on after most diaper changes or whenever I see her itching it. it seems to work better then the cream the doc gave me.
Kara - posted on 12/24/2008
My daughter has severe excema and her ped. recommended a dermatologist. The appointment lasted about five minutes. He changed all of her soaps, lotions and previous steroid cream she was using. She's now on Betamethasone Dipropionate cream which has worked WONDERS. Her excema was gone within 2 days. We still have to put it on twice a day though to keep it from coming back.
We also no longer use soaps or regular lotions. It's kind of expensive but the derm put her on a lotion called Cera Ve, and a cleanser called Cetaphil. Hopefully these can help you. We also give her oatmeal baths. I don't think they necessarily cure it, but they do help along with the other stuff.
Kayce - posted on 12/24/2008
my daughter also has eczema and after reading a lot about it I have found that dairy sometimes makes it much worse. I breastfeed, so I have eliminated dairy from my diet and have noticed improvement. If you formula feed sometimes it is as simple as switching to soy formula. Also there is this all-natural cream called Egyptian Magic and it works great! I used in on my daughter's face and couldn't believe how well it worked. Unfortunately it has honey as an ingredient which can be dangerous to an infant if ingested. I was paranoid so I stopped using it. If the eczema is on your son's bottom then the cream should be fine. Again the stuff is all-natural and so much better using cortisone cream. The stuff really is amazing! If you rub it on your hands you can instantly feel how soothing it is. I know how stressful eczema is to deal with, my daughter's is bad right now and it's on her poor face. Luckily it doesn't seem to bother her it is just really unattractive. Hope this helps!
Amy - posted on 12/24/2008
try using cetaphil lotion...if that doesnt work then you may need a prescription for an ointment from your DR..the cetaphil seemed to help my daughter but she didnt have a severe case like it sounds in your situation. good luck!
Jennifer - posted on 12/24/2008
My baby has the same problem--it's not to the point where it bleeds, but cortizone isn't doing much to help. Bring your child to the doctor--there is a great eckzema medication called elledele (spelling?). Is your son still in diapers? I'm going to switch brands--trying it might help (same with wipes). Isn't it horrible?
Amanda - posted on 12/24/2008
I agree with the doc thing...but for any skin issues I use bag balm. Found in the pet isle in a green tin. It is litterally utter cream (for cows udders when cracked and chapped or bleeding). It is the only thing that works on my boys diaper rashes, etc. I put in on my hands as lotion and a thick coat of it at night when they are chapped.
Kate - posted on 12/24/2008
my son has the same problem he has been given bout four different creams. i used the one they gave me first as you could use as much as you like (aqueous cream) and i always put bout a 1cm over the worse bit before i put his nappy on and the next time i change nearly 100% of the time it is gone. sometimes it comes back but i find this works and also i sometimes use sudor cream hen its not as bad. hope it gets better for him and this helps.
Jessica - posted on 12/24/2008
If you can't really afford to go to the doctor for it try sitting him in a luke warm bath with doak tar oil in it. You can have the pharmacy order it fairly cheap. It is what my mom used to use on me for my exema and psoriasis .
Erin - posted on 12/23/2008
I am a big fan on chinese medicine and they believe that the skin is connected to the lungs so he could be allergic to something he is breathing... My sister has a boy that is 7 and has really bad exema she loves natural medicine too and found no sucess with the creams she is trying a change in diet like no sugar or dairy to see if her is allergic to a food just some thoughts
Leigh-Ann - posted on 12/23/2008
my youngest son has the same problem. our pediatrician reccomended doing bath just a couple of times per week and when he gets out of the tub we blot him his towel so not to completely dry his skin. then we put a genorous application of vasoline all over him. it locks in the moisture so it can't escape. since we've started doing this (about a year and half ago) his skin has been very smooth and doesn't seem to irritate him anymore. good luck. :)
BobbieRae - posted on 12/23/2008
Have you gone to the doctor? A similar situation happened to me and i found out it was a yeast infection, like thrush but in the diaper area, its very common and they have anitbiotics...? i hope something works for you tho, it can get really scar huh?
Ash - posted on 12/23/2008
my daughter and son both had it extremely severely, where it even caused my older daughter's skin to turn completely white, destroyed the pigment completely. there are some products from a all natural and vegan company that has taken their symptoms away completely and we've never had a recurrence. let me know if you want more info.
Amber - posted on 12/23/2008
The best things that worked for my son were actually a few very simple suggestions from his Doctor, and he had an extreme case from birth. Don't give him a bath every night, your body produces natural oils you want on the skin. Don't use any soap that doesn't have cream in it, Organic ones work well. Don't use rags your hands are gentle enough to wash him, I still use my hands to wash my son and he is four. When you get done with the bath immediatly out lotion on him, I use this stuff called Seven Wonders Miricle Lotion(its made by Century Systems The website is 1800TheWoman.com) Weird name but the stuff is amazing and all natural. only $9 a bottle. Be encouraged my son raley ever gets it now and when he does it is so mild. He had it so bad before that all his skin was peeling off.
Katie - posted on 12/23/2008
I would try seeing your doctor, who can refer you to a dermatologist. This could be more complex (kudos to the mom who mentioned fungus) It is very likely. Where a baby is wet, it's a perfect place to produce fungus and yeast. Also, it could be excema that is not finding success with normal creams. A doctor could help. For now, try to keep baby clean and changed, stay calm... it will get better.
Daliecia - posted on 12/23/2008
Their are so many different forms and causes of excema. Chemical imbalances in the body, allergies to food (dairy or wheat) and stress or anxiety, just to name a few. You could consider an elimination diet in order to rule out food allergies. I suggest keeping a journal and maybe you can pin point the cause. Hope this helps :)
Christine - posted on 12/23/2008
I actually shop with a store that has a wonderful lotion that has taken many people off of steroid creams, etc for eczema... I would love to show you the company... send me a message and we can talk :)
Nicole - posted on 12/23/2008
Well kathryn if it is that bad i would suggest taking him to the doctor.. some excema is only treatable with medication..it could be a fungal excema ..their are many forms of excema.. i have excema that was originally from stress and recently evolved to an infection.. which i am still treating ..after on medication is finished i start something else.. there is excema cream from aveeno.. in walmart its not with the regular lotions im not sure if its in the medication cream isle.. also maybe try the triple antibiotic cream .. but mainly take him in to the doctor and if you dont have take him to a clinic that has a sliding fee scale for payment.. but get him checked because it can lead to more problems.. I pray he gets better and you find an answer..