Eczema anyone have this issue with their baby?

Melissa - posted on 02/19/2010 ( 103 moms have responded )

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My son out of nowhere had rash looking markings that i was not completly ok with so i called his ped. they say to give him claritin and always make sure he has lotion handy to keep his skin mosturized. anyone know of anything else I can do with out all the chemicles?

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Kiersten - posted on 11/24/2012

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My son had horrible eczema starting at about 4 months old and after it worsening and worsening I finally had him tested for allergies and he has TONS of food allergies. Most of the time eczema is associated with allergies. If it's just dry skin eczema Aquaphore immediately after the bath is the best and eucerin in between. Ointments are better than creams and creams are better than lotions. Lotions are water based and will ultimately dry him out more. If it's not helping use cortizone 10 OINTMENT. And if the doctor is suggesting claritin then that's suggesting that there is some kind of allergy. I would have him tested if it persists. There is a new cetaphil lotion out now too that works well and there's also a body wash that goes along with it. It's expensive though. It's the cetaphil with ceramides. You'll probably have to get it through the pharmacy but it's not a prescription, they will just order it for you. My son's eczema is FINALLY under control for the most part after literally years of trying different things. He's 4 now, and we also have the asthma that goes along with it. If you need any advise please feel free to contact me. I try to reach out to other mothers who deal with this because I know how hard it is and how overwhelming it can be. Especially when food allergies are thrown in.

Zen - posted on 11/21/2012

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Google Robyn O'Brien Ted Talk on you tube. She is a Mom of four with allergies who researched it. What she has to say will later your life and eliminate excema forever.

Jasmina - posted on 04/09/2010

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Usually eczema is allergic reaction on some food, dust, blankets (synthetic fibers) or or or or....in our case we never found out on which food he is reacting...or it is from dust or from something else.

I have had this issue with my son. Eczema came out ( only on his cheeks) when he was only 5months. In consultation with his ped. we first try with "Mustela-Stelatopia"..then Mustela - Stelatria...and no results at all.

This products was really fine..but they just calm the situation for 2-3 days..and again the same story. .. And 'St. John's wort-oil' was helpful ..but it was short-term solution.

We didn't use any lotion or creme that is 'chemical'...because our ped.said that eczema will go away spontaneously with his age.



This was ' encouraging' thing to hear...but it was useless in our battle with eczema.

Finally, after 2-3 months trying to get rid of the eczema...I have heard from my aunt about one man here who was making some herbal creme exactly for this problem.

I had no choice and decide to try it.

I have no idea which herbals he is using for this 'receipt'...but it's a magic creme!! after one day we have results that couldn't reach 3 months!

My son is 20 months now and no sign from eczema...sometimes even when some small red spot show up on his face, I anoint him and everything is perfect :)

We found a cure for just 6$ ...and spend a fortune on lotions and cremes with no effect.

Anyway..be aware of allergy and check it first..If it's not obvious allergic reaction, I would not use all that 'chemicals'..try to avoid even a shampoo on his face (or the body), high PH. factor soaps....

You are not (not at all) so near from the place where I'm living :-) .....and I have no idea is it possible to send you?!!..but I will be glad to send you this 'magic' creme for you to try it :-)

or maybe this will work out for you

http://www.mustelausa.com/treat_baby_ecz...

Good luck!

Candis - posted on 04/08/2010

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We have used the Aveeno baby lotion and really loved it. They also have a bathwash we've added to her bath water as well. It's been great and we haven't had to use the medicated cream from the doctor hardly at all anymore.

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Anne - posted on 06/05/2016

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I recommend TruKid First Aid Hero Stick. It's a portable first aid balm that will leave your kids feeling better fast. Small enough for your purse or your child’s backpack, It is a first aid on-the-go and easy-to-use.

Maria - posted on 02/16/2015

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Hi,

my son has had eczema since he was about 3 months old. Now he is 7 months and his skin has cleared up and became smooth and totally normal.

Here is what I did, but it did not give us any results: virgin coconut oil, topical colloidal silver, creams and salves with calendula for eczema and a variety of other fatty creams.

Here is what we tried and it worked for us. It took about 2 weeks for the eczema to completely disappear from his thighs and arms:

1). A handfull of epsom salt dissolved in a small bathtub. No shampoos, soaps or anything for washing the baby! Just water from the tub with the epsom salt. Bathed him every other day like this.
2). Sweet almond oil. Applied 3 times a day on all the areas with the eczema and used as massage oil after epsom salt baths.
3). Temporarily excluded all grains from his diet except for millet and quinoa for a period of 2 weeks.

Now he is eating barley in addition to the quinoa and millet and the eczema does not show up. Good luck!

Gabriella - posted on 08/14/2014

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My son has very sensitive skin and has broken out with ecxzema. I would but mittens on him to prevent himself from scratching, but I lost so many pairs that I finally tried a different approach with the Zipadee-Zip. What I do is apply cream on my baby and zip them him up in the Zippy to prevent him from getting to the cream and allowing the medicated ointments to work more effectively. This my little solution. I feel so bad seeing him suffer when he does get it.

J - posted on 04/24/2014

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Have you tried TruKid? They have an eczema cream that's made with zero chemicals or fragrances and made only with safe, good-for-you ingredients. We've been using it for two years on my four kids and we love it! I've met the creator/CEO in person and she's a lovely mom - concerned with the health of our kids and our planet =)

Maria - posted on 01/30/2014

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I've had eczema when I was younger, and now my almost 3-year old son has it too. One cream that really helped my skin was African Shea Butter. It works especially well for cold weather and it doesn't get greasy or ruin materials like other lotions. I buy the raw 100% natural one from Amazon (It's yellow). Cheap, and works the best for my sons rashes as well. :)

Also, have you considered the diet of your son as well? I'm allergic to grains and dairy and my eczema flares really bad when I overdo. Have put my boy on a no-grain or dairy diet for the past two weeks, and he's already showing tons of progress!

Keep us updated and good luck! :)

Catrina - posted on 12/18/2013

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Forget all prescription drugs. You don't want to put ingredients you can't even pronounce into your babies system. I recommend Young Living's Sandalwood Moisture Cream. It is an ultra-hydrating moisturizer infused with pure essential oils. MSM - a naturally occurring, plant-based chemical-- softens skin and promotes elasticity. It's more on the expensive side but it works! I had excyma on the palm of my hand for a year and it was becoming worse. I tried everything and finally tried Sandalwood. I noticed results almost instantly, and it's baby safe. Http://www.youngliving.org Sponsor & Enroller number is 1385528. Happy Living!

Nazevyanga - posted on 03/31/2013

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My daughter has it but I have also discovered that she reacts that way to soap and honey. So I use Johnson's baby bath (SOAP FREE) and I also use glycerin in her lotion instead of using lotion all day I use it after her morning bath and after he evening bath. Glycerin (though not widely publicized here in the USA) brings the skins moisture to the surface of the skin to keep in supple. That is why Africans have very smooth skin, we use it as adults too with shea or cocoa butter. Glycerin is found in walmart near the alcohol or witch hazel an also in walreens. I hope it works for you. Try use thick lotions or body creams. I use cortizone 10 FOR ECZEMA it new or neosporin essentials also for eczema. The results are remarkable.

Shenae - posted on 11/24/2012

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I bathe my daughter using Aveeno for baby and then use the Eczema formula lotion when she gets out. My daughter had it bad when she was a baby. She's four now and still has it, but it's just on her elbows and knees. Hope this helps

Zen - posted on 11/21/2012

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Google Robyn O'Brien Ted Talk on you tube. She is a Mom of four with allergies who researched it. What she has to say will later your life and eliminate excema and rashes related to food forever.

Zen - posted on 11/21/2012

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Google Robyn O'Brien Ted Talk on you tube. She is a Mom of four with allergies who researched it. What she has to say will later your life and eliminate excema forever.

Zen - posted on 11/21/2012

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Google Robyn O'Brien Ted Talk on you tube. She is a Mom of four with allergies who researched it. What she has to say will later your life and eliminate excema forever.

Zen - posted on 11/21/2012

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Google Robyn O'Brien Ted Talk on you tube. She is a Mom of four with allergies who researched it. What she has to say will later your life and eliminate excema forever.

Jceeallen - posted on 11/21/2012

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Yes I use a lotion called Renew. It works great and is a natural lotion. If you message me, I can give you more info on it and where you can get it. Rashes can be annoying. My son had this problem and his doctor told us to use eucerin, but we now use Renew because it works faster and better.

Cathrina - posted on 04/11/2010

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I use Cetaphil soap, the cream in the winter and the lotion in the hotter months. It was a miracle. Results seemed almost immediate. We no longer have to depend on the prescription creams from the doc. My little one barely gets any rashes and if he does it clears up within a day. Not sure of the trigger though.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/08/2010

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Both of my sons have eczema and both of them are caused by allergies. My older son started with a sever dairy allergy (which he thankfully outgrew) and now his eczema is triggered by environmental contaminants. My younger son we have recently learned is allergic to pineapple and kiwi! he gets a rash immediately after eating one of these, normally on his face but then it spreads to his arms and legs. We use a lotion called Vanicream, which was recomended by our allergist. You can get it over the counter but you have to ask for it at the pharmacy.

First step would be to go through food by food and see if you can define what the allergy is, if it is one...then we bathe DAILY (as recomended by the allergist) because any environmental contaminants need to be removed daily. My kids get lotion in the am when we put their clothes on and then immediately after bath before they are completely dry so it helps the lotion soak in the moisture in their skin.

Best of luck!

Tina - posted on 04/08/2010

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Aveeno Lavender and Vanilla cream...the ABSOLUTE best thing we ever tried! Their bath is fantastic too...we switched at some point and the rash came right back...won;t ever do sth crazy like that again!

Jessica - posted on 04/08/2010

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I've tried Dermeeze ointment which is good but sticky on the skin. My 19 month old boy has eczema bad on the arms and legs. I've been asked to try a stronger cortisone cream but am not keen. I've read about Aquaphor but can't seem to find it - is this product available in Australia?

Samantha - posted on 04/07/2010

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Eurcerin lotion intensive repair really worked well for my son, and i put a little bit of baby oil in his bath. he takes a bath every other day instead of everyday.

Pam - posted on 04/07/2010

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Actually just took my daughter to the doctor yesterday as she had red rashes on the back of both knees, on both arms where they fold, starting a little bit in the creases of her armpits and behind her ears. They prescribed a cream for her. It's the same thing I use for the eczema I sometimes get on my hands but just a lesser strength. The doctor says that once summer comes it should just gradually get better as the winter weather dries ones skin out so much. After her bath I blot dry all the rash areas really well and then apply lotion everywhere and then apply liberally the cream. This is only day two but I will keep you posted as to how long before it starts to go away. Before this I used Desitin, regular baby lotion, Aquaphor and Eucerin cream but behind the one leg was getting really raw so I thought okay it's time to go to the doctor. I probably was using to much of all this other. My doctor said to keep a close eye on the left leg as that one is really raw; that if I notice pus or more redness to call right away as we may have to get her on an antibiotic.

Christine - posted on 04/07/2010

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My son has has eczema really bad and I rub vitamin E oil on him. I also give him a bath with cetaphil.

Kaitlin - posted on 04/07/2010

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My son has eczema and very very sensitive skin. We have to put a perscription cortizone on the rashy areas. Also, we use Aveeno with no scent for his lotion and eucerin baby wash for his baths. Any fragrance will aggravate the rash. It's also best not to bathe him too much (every other day or every three days) because this irritates the skin.

Mandy - posted on 04/07/2010

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My son also has bad Eczema. Make sure to bath him frequently. Once out of the bath, pat him dry and put on a good moisturizer, fragrance free. Aquaphor works very well. Also use a non-drying cleanser like Dove sensitive skin liquid soap or a cleanser especially for excema (Aveeno also has a nice one for children). Fragrance free/dye free detergent for clothes washing and no dryer sheets; or at least the fragrance/dye free ones. Eczema is an allergy, so if you can figure out what it is he is allergic to, avoidance of that would clear it up. Good luck!!

Melissa - posted on 04/07/2010

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Both of my kids have eczema. Here's a few pointers I've learned (sorry if any are repeats of other replys, but don't have time to read them all). Luke warm baths a few times a week, and limited to 5 minutes. Dove sensitive bar soap, not the liquid. Cetaphil cream at least twice daily, not the lotion. Sometimes I add Aquaphor ointment too before bed. ALL or Tide FREE detergent. Tagless clothing. Healthy doses of good ole Vit D...sunshine, while also not letting his skin get too hot. Oral Benadryl also helps w/ the itching, and helps them sleep at night. Goodluck!

Dori - posted on 04/07/2010

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My ped suggested I make this lotion: equal parts Cortaid, Eucerin (or Aquaphor), Vitamin E oil.



I substituted grapeseed oil, because it's really good for skin. You could also use almond oil. I'd stay away from petroleum-based oils like baby oil, though. I know each kid is different, but baby oil doesn't let the skin breath like natural oils.



This combination, used daily works great for my 18-month-old son.

Anne-Marie - posted on 04/07/2010

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hiya my son colbie has eczema, its horrible and got worse as the months went by and doctors kept giving us cream after cream which i wasnt happy with. So my husband and I set about finding out what could be causing it. It turned out that he cant have an ingredint thats in baby milk and chocolate so we try to stay clear of them. Theres one thing you can use, i no you said you dont want to use chemicals but the best thing that works for my son is Aqueous cream you use it in the bath as a soap it keeps his skin moisturised. Its worth looking at. I hope this helps good luck :) x

Melanie - posted on 04/06/2010

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My son too has eczema, and his ped. said to just make sure to keep him lotioned up. His mainly happens in the harsh, dry, winter. After he gets a bath make sure to put lotion on him, as his pores are open at that time and it helps keep more of the moisture in. I found that either Aquafor or there is a baby eczema cream that work really good.

Heather - posted on 04/06/2010

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My son has 9 food allergies...the worse ones being eggs,soy & dairy (as well as rice,oranges,peanuts,white fish,tomatoes) as an infant his eczema was bad & looked very bad...I sometimes was embarrassed to take him in public because people would stare. We took him to an allergy specialist to be allergy tested and also to a dermatologist. At first the dermatologist had him on some prescriptions to clear up the worst part of it now we just use dove soap & Eucerin brand lotions &/or Cetaphil moisturizing cream (you can get coupons from cetaphil.com)....we have also watched his diet and his episodes don't seem so bad as long as he avoids his food allergy triggers. The Dermatologists also told us that he can have a bath every day & it's best that he does to keep bacteria down & prevent infections from scratching using warm not hot water and to make sure we apply lotion within minutes after completing a bath. If swimming we're supposed to rinse with non-chlorinated water & apply lotion. We have also been told by our pediatrician that we can use head & shoulders shampoo once a week as a head to toe body wash with eczema flare ups-helps with the itchy dry skin. Good luck!

Kimberley - posted on 04/05/2010

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i wash Joey in aqeous cream and put diprobase on mornin and nite, his skin is really soft and it gets wors with temp changes so i put it on every nappy change

Emily - posted on 04/04/2010

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I have eczema and my girls both have really dry skin. Some people tell you not to wash your baby daily, that being said I have better results with daily baths with the baby soap. I also put Eucerine (sp?) lotion pretty much immediately.

Alexis - posted on 04/04/2010

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My son eczema and has had it since he was born, at first he would get so bad that he would scratch it in his sleep untill it would bleed and his ped gave us a presc strenght cream. But for the just dry we have always used Eucerin original in a round container. The doc said all that other stuff would just irritate it and for the most part everything did. I hope this has helped. If you want I can also give you the name of the stuff the ped gave him.

Jennifer - posted on 04/04/2010

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My 4 year old has had horrible eczema since she was a year old. You may want to try aquaphor ointment. Lotions generally are not strong enough.. You can also try a hydrocortizone cream. My ped also recommended a bleach bath once a week. a 1/4 cup of bleach to a tub full of water.

Erika - posted on 04/04/2010

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My son has had eczema since he was 3 months old, he is 19 mos. now. I find it hard to believe anything could work as good as prescription strength hydrocortisone cream. Just ask your Doctor...they will write a script for you.....a small tube lasts forever, and it works SO FAST its amazing. Its best to get it under control FAST because like in my son's case, he would itch at it and it would look horrible and be uncomfortable with scratches on top of it. Hope this helps....thats what its for. Completely safe, you could literally put it all over your child's body with no contraindications....my pediatrician is the chief of pediatrics at 2 major hospitals and thats what he says....he's right about everything so far! :) Good Luck

Merab - posted on 04/04/2010

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oh yes, I have a 19 month old daughter with the same condition since birth. Some of the control measures I have put in place is...avoid alot of fruits containing citric acid like oranges and lemons. control also the amount of proteins the baby takes like reduction in the volume of milk... you can substitute milk with Yorghut being that yourghut had digested milk proteins. Once the baby gets those marks, try your best to keep them moisturized I use Olive oil it has no chemicals. All the best

CECI - posted on 04/03/2010

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My daughter has to use an Rx for her rash. At first we thought it was the diaper then figured out it was a certain brand of diaper, soap, sand, certain lotions, and a lot of outside stuff (grass,trees,pets etc.) Since our Dr. gave us the Rx lotion (two) and put her on allergy meds she is doing better. I let her go around the house in just her panties. It has 2 plus sides she's learning to go the potty and her skin can breathe. (less rashes) Hope your little one feels better soon.

Kayleigh - posted on 04/03/2010

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Oh! I also was told by her doctor that you should really hold back on applying hydrocortisone to a child under 12 because it's absorbed into the skin and thus into the bloodstream... it's a medication that's usually for adults only. At the same place her grandmother went though, she was given something that's just like hydrocortisone but all natural, and that's what i use on my daughter... It's called Florasone Cream, and i put it on her when she get's really itchy. Hope that helps!

Kayleigh - posted on 04/03/2010

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I've been taking my daughter back and forth to her doctor over the last couple of months, and I STILL haven't been able to find anything that's helped her. First we thought it was eczema, and we do use cetaphil everyday and night. Then we were told it could be a possible reaction to eggs and milk, and we went a few weeks without those but saw no change. So now we're back to eczema. Her grandmother went to a drug store and spoke to the pharmacist there and said to try these natural pills for a while, so I grind them up and give her half a pill a night with some liquid claritin... I find that baths, especially the warmer water, really agitates her skin. I hate seeing her so miserable. There are some nights when she can't sleep because of how itchy she is! Poor babies :(

Annette - posted on 04/02/2010

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I have suffered with eczema all my life and found that the only thing I can use are Dove sensitive skin for the body and also Sunlight for the clothes. My duaghter is also showing some sighns of this I only bathe her once a week (really how dirty can they be) and never ever wash the face with anything but water. That's all I use on myself.

Kara - posted on 04/02/2010

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my son has the same thing on hes stomach and hes legs and the doctor wouldnt give me anything he just said to put lotion on hes skin all the time ...

Sandra - posted on 04/02/2010

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my son has had a mark on the back of his knee and chin and it go bigger and redder and noticed it starting other place i thought it was eczema but looked a lil different so took him to his doc and sure enought thats what it was he put him on and antibotic/antiinflamatory cream and works great used for a day and half so far and his face and knee look awsome..

Melissa - posted on 04/01/2010

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I got pregnancy induced eczema with my daughter. I use my breast milk, is works great, I have to apply it maybe twice a week, but it doesnt bother me anymore and I only put it n when it looks like it might be coming back.

Tammy - posted on 04/01/2010

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MY GRAND DAUGHTER HAS HAD SEVERAL BREAK OUTS. WE STARTED USING COCONUT OIL ON HER AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. ( IT IS WITH ALL THE COOKING OILS). NOW SHE JUST GETS LITTLE PATCHES, NOTHING LIKE IT WAS BEFORE.

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Thanks for all of the ideas I just read above. I will definitely purchase some Cetaphil lotion and Aquaphor. My baby has it too and we have tried Aveeno, Eucercin, veseline, crisco oil, etc. Shes still kind of irritated though.

Carlee - posted on 03/31/2010

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Hi,
they say you are what you eat for a reason and it is a direct result of what your little one is putting in their mouth. My little one is 18 months old and suffers from severe allergies and therefore eczema is a constatnt battle with us. I live on the gold coast and ther eis a company called GRAHAM'S and his sons eczema was horrendous so came up with his skin care range which has everything sunscreen shampoo insect repellant and then the standard lotions, creams and washes. I have lived with nearly two years of my little guys eczema so if i can help at all any further just sing out.

Shenae - posted on 03/31/2010

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My daughter has had eczema since she was a few months old. She and I went to Belize for three months. While there, I would boil her water and let it cool and bathe her w/ that twice a day. By the time we came back to the states, the eczema left. Unfortunately, it came back a few months later. Her pediatrician prescribed Moisturel. It's a cream that I put on her every chance I get. It's very good. I've been using it for almost a month now. It seems to be working. Hope this helps.

Lisa - posted on 03/31/2010

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My son has the same problem. I give him Aveeno baths and I use all of their products for after bath such as the lotion. It makes him feel good and he doesn't complain.

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