My two year old has been diagnosed with eczema.

Ayanna - posted on 04/04/2009 ( 188 moms have responded )

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Her pediatrician recommended dove soap as a cleanser and vaseline as a moisturizer. This method doesn't seem to be working at all for her. It seems as if though it makes her skin more drier than before. Any suggestions moms???

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Sarah - posted on 04/05/2009

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my niece has this too...when she was younger she had to be put in pajama pants at night time. She would always be itchy at night and this would help her not be so bad. and CETAPHIL is great.

Jessica - posted on 04/05/2009

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Hey Ayanna,
I personally use a cream called Renew it works wonders!
It clears up excema right away its 7x as effective then Eucerin and its 100% satisfactio garanteed! don't see a difference you can get your money back!
if your interested let me know
thanks Jessica

Nikki - posted on 04/05/2009

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my kids havent had eczema but 2 of my neices have and they would squirt just a little bit of baby oil of mineral oil in the bath tub w/them and let it soak into there skin and they say it helps out. just be careful the tub gets pretty slippery.. :) good luck to you

Nikki - posted on 04/05/2009

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my kids havent had eczema but 2 of my neices have and they would squirt just a little bit of baby oil of mineral oil in the bath tub w/them and let it soak into there skin and they say it helps out. just be careful the tub gets pretty slippery.. :) good luck to you

Haley - posted on 04/05/2009

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My two year old had eczema and believe it or not it was linked to dairy products. We cut out all dairy products from his diet and it went away. We have since tried giving him dairy products again and he is fine, seems to have grown out of it. Might be worth trying, sounds like a hassel but it's really not that hard. You can buy soy or goats milk (which we have in New Zealand as a long life milk) and soy yogurt.

Jessica - posted on 04/05/2009

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My daughter has very bad eczema as well... I feel your pain..my daughter scratches to the point of bleeding sometimes..It  all depends on the weather..Too hot, scratch, too cold, scratch, too humid, same... Dove soap, hypoallergenic detergent, NO fabric softner, Eucerin creme, or Acquafor, some cortisone also will help if its infected, A&D ointment can help heal the skin as well, bath everyday pat dry, apply the ointments or one of the cremes, MOST important use ONLY 100% cotton clothing. Anything else will make her skin itch.

Hope - posted on 04/05/2009

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I have heard that Eucerin lotion works best. It was suggested by a dermatologist. It is rather expensive though.

Amber - posted on 04/05/2009

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My son was diagnosed with eczema and our doc said that aveeno is the best for him and the only time we really see a break out is when he is having a temper! Aveeno worksed for us. it is expensive, but it works. The doc also sai dthat we can use a and d but that didn't work. Our doc also told us to change the soap we wash his cloths in and that also helped we use all for baby and the aveeno head to toe soap and the lotion in the blue bottle!

Kelli - posted on 04/05/2009

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My friend was diagnosed with eczema when she was a toddler and lived with it till she was about 15 years old. Then she found out that she had a milk allergy and that it was the cause of making the eczema worst. Her mom tried to ask the doctors if that was possible and then they said no but she got a second opinion and they told her to limit the amount of milk she drank. And since then it has always been very mild you can hardly tell she has it. Anyways look into it, I find alot of mother fear the no milk thing but if it works then thats good.

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there is a natural remedy on www.bbc.co.uk/growyourowndrugs - it is made from flowers etc and is completely natural, going to try it for my son when the specific flowers are in bud - it may help?????

Melissa - posted on 04/05/2009

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Hello My 9 year old son has had eczema since he was a baby and the Dr. kept telling me to put eucerin lotion on him but it seemed to never work until I came up with after shower/bath I cover him with baby oil for sensitive skin since I have started doing this he pretty much was like a child without eczema first winter this year he did not have any painful cracks or really any itchyness.I hope if you try this it will work for your child as well as it did for mine.Best of luck-Melissa

AmyJo - posted on 04/05/2009

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My son gets ecaema in the winter time to the point where if we do not keep up on it, it will blister. We use Dreft soap for washing the clothes, dove for hands and face, and Eucerin lotion during the day and then put the aquaaphor on the rash at night and works great. Try to keep polyester in the clothes to a minimum - that seems to make it worse.

Heather - posted on 04/05/2009

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Ayanna-



My daughter has the same problem. What I found to work VERY well is Baby Eczema Cream. It is made by Gentle Naturals. It is a "Super Rich Moisturizer that Soothes Itching & Helps Heal with Aloe, Calendula & Vitamins." It is the greatest thing and it's the only thing that has worked well for my daughter. I got it at Wal-Mart and it's in-expensive. Give it a try and see how it works for your child.

Simone - posted on 04/05/2009

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I worked in pharmacy so i can help you a bit....... the best thing to wash your child with is inexpensive and easy.......Just plain sorboline lotion, the nonscented one is the best thing to wash as it is soap free (which wont dry the skin) and is perfume free (which wont irritate the already affected area) ANY TYPE OF SOAP IS BAD FOR ECZEMA!!!!!!!

simone

Suzanne - posted on 04/05/2009

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You need to see a dermatologist!  When my son was little the doctor kept saying that it was just because he was a redhead!  LOL!  When I went to a specialist and took one look at him and said he has eczema.  When he was a baby they had him bathe him in a tar bath oil and then put a cream on his skin when it is wet.  The bar bath oil stinks but really helps.  Lotions won't work!  Ezcema requires a medicine!

Kasey - posted on 04/05/2009

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I had really bad eczema when I was little. So bad that it would get infected despite my parents' efforts to contain it. I still have what most people would consider bad eczema, but if I keep up on my routine it stays manageable. A lot of times eczema is a result of allergies. I take short showers (5 minutes) in warm, not hot, water. I use the Dove Sensitive Skin bar soap. My dermatologist said that I cannot even use a washclothe because it is too rough for my skin. After the shower, I pat dry with a towel and then coat myself with lotion. I use the Walmart generic for Cetaphil. I usually reapply again before I go to bed. My son's pediatrician prescribed a hydrocortisone and an allergy medicine for him to take before he goes to bed to keep him from scratching over the night. It really helps. The night can be the worst time for scratching.

Kasey - posted on 04/05/2009

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I had really bad eczema when I was little. So bad that it would get infected despite my parents' efforts to contain it. I still have what most people would consider bad eczema, but if I keep up on my routine it stays manageable. A lot of times eczema is a result of allergies. I take short showers (5 minutes) in warm, not hot, water. I use the Dove Sensitive Skin bar soap. My dermatologist said that I cannot even use a washclothe because it is too rough for my skin. After the shower, I pat dry with a towel and then coat myself with lotion. I use the Walmart generic for Cetaphil. I usually reapply again before I go to bed. My son's pediatrician prescribed a hydrocortisone and an allergy medicine for him to take before he goes to bed to keep him from scratching over the night. It really helps. The night can be the worst time for scratching.

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I'm in a different country so have different products. I'd say you've got some good advice here. But I think its handy to have a low % hyrdrocortisone cream for flare ups. Once the flare is out, you need a good eczema safe moisturiser and that will really help.. Something with oatmeal is usually good.
Hope she feels better soon. My elder daughter and my baby boy both deal with eczema.

Amanda - posted on 04/04/2009

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They have baby eczema body wash. It's made by Gentle Naturals. It's a teal bottle with winnie the pooh and tigger on it. My doctor recommended that I use it for my eczema (which I have really bad) and it works amazingly!!



Hope this helps!

Kaylee - posted on 04/04/2009

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Hi Ayanna, I actually have eczema and unfortunately passed it on to my son as well. The best thing that I found for him was the "dove baby head to toe" baby wash, its very gentle and has no additives in it. Then for lotion the best one that I found was Aveeno Baby Fragrance free daily lotion. I also was suggested vaseline lotion and lubriderm, they are both fine but too watery so you have to put them on several times a day. The aveeno is very nice. Also, if you go to a pharmacy and ask the pharmacist there is a Hydocordizone cream that is in a small enough percentage to be safe for kids. Good Luck!

Jaime-Lynne - posted on 04/04/2009

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I dont know if you can get it where you live but there's something called " Spectro Kids Eczema Care" it's intense moisturizing cream, and it works great on my son.

Ayanna - posted on 04/04/2009

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I remember using that stuff for my dandruff when I was younger. It helped out a lot, especially with the itchy scalp. I bet itv would work for eczema. My nephew uses Eucerin. It helps him out a lot, too. His eczema is really bad, to the point where it spreads and becomes inflammed.

Jenny - posted on 04/04/2009

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My daughter had TERRIBLE eczema a few months back.  I started purchasing a AMAZING cream online and it completely cleared it up in very little time!!  I would love to tell you the name of it but company rules are I can't tell you on a message board!!  SORRY....if anyone wants to know more about it let me know!!  I KNOW that it will help....It really helped Carly!!!



Email me and I can give you the info direct at : davejennycarly@hotmail.com



I had tried soooo many different creams that helped but never like what I found online that was shipped right to my door.  Plus it was MUCH MUCH cheaper!!



Good Luck....hope you find something that really helps!



Jenny Willbrant



 

Chrystal - posted on 04/04/2009

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cetaphil is also good. The woman who used the head and shoulders and had success probably did so because a lot of skin condtions like acne are actually caused from scalp conditions like dandruff.

Ayanna - posted on 04/04/2009

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WONDERFUL, I will keep you posted on the outcome. I bought a jar today from Costco.

Jackie - posted on 04/04/2009

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It may sound strange, but using  Head and Shoulders shampoo is supposed to help with eczema and other skin diseases.  There's some ingredient in it that helps and prevents it.  Also, for my son I use Eucerin for moisturizer.  It works well if used regularily.



 

Shari - posted on 04/04/2009

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both my kids went threw the ECZEMA stage DONT fright over it, its normal and its not going to harm them, i went to target and i bought the biggest bottle of setaphile they had and thats what they reccomend to me also so try that and apply is in teh mornings and right befor bed. it worked for me and i even gave some to the neibor she has a 8 month old who has it and it works :) try it and let me know

User - posted on 04/04/2009

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my twin sisters had the same problem, the best thing that worked for them were all the aveno products.  it took awhile, but as long as that's all that they used, they were fine!

Clarissa - posted on 04/04/2009

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The Hydrocordizone cream works wonders for the itchyness! My little Evan was itching a ton before and it doesn't seem to bother him now, as long as I put it on before his lotion!



 

Ayanna - posted on 04/04/2009

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I agree, I hate to see her scratch. She gets so annoyed by the itching and she always says that it hurts. I have been using Aveeno lotion, but as soon as its applied to her skin, it drys up. Have you ever heard of Cetaphil? I bought a jar of it today, so I'm hoping that it will work as far as the itching goes.

Melissa - posted on 04/04/2009

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My niece is 5 and has had extreme eczema pretty much since birth. She has medicated creams but we also found to work was the Aveeno oatmeal bath, they come in individual packets for each bath. There is also the matching cream. It helps calm the itching, which in turn gives the skin time to heal. She is never allowed bubble bath or anything or the sort in the tub with her. Hope this helps!

Clarissa - posted on 04/04/2009

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My son has it on his tummy and we are now using...Aveeno baby wash for a cleanserand a two step moisterizer. Hydocordizone cream on the dry patches, because his pediatrician said it can be very itchy and then his lotion on top. We are using the Aveeno brand lotion right now but Aquaphor and Aquaphilic are very good too. The Aquaphillic lotion is non perscription, but normally you have to ask for it at the pharmacy because it's normally behind the counter. I have found that is it more like a lotion and not as greasy as the aquaphor. Good Luck...I hope this helps, it's no fun when we can't fix it for them right away!

Ayanna - posted on 04/04/2009

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Thank you very much. I will definitely give that a try. I did purchase a jar of Cetaphil from Costco's today. It was expensive as well, but I will see if it works, along with the A&D and aquaphor.

Stevie - posted on 04/04/2009

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well my son has really dry skin and hasnt been diagnosed persay with eczema but it pretty much is and my doc said a&d and it works great on my sons face and maybe some aquaphor that could work the aquaphor is exspenive but that and a&D seem to be the only think to work

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