Any remedies for eczema,besides the steriod cream.

Tracy - posted on 06/30/2009 ( 31 moms have responded )

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My 2&1/2 yr old daughter suffers bad, especially during the summer, from eczema. I hate to put the perscription cream on her all the time. Any suggestions would be much appreciated

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Brenale - posted on 07/01/2009

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my neafews both suffer from the same thing, it get way worse in the winter though. but they use vasalen and nesporen. also goats milk. not the freeze dryed but fresh goats milk. dosn't have the hormos and is actuly alot heather for her brain denelopment. but they put vasalen on after a bath with out drying it, and trough ot the day they put on nesporen and vasalen. the oldest is about 3 and his is almost gone now. a big thing that helped the youngest was changing the bath some. to an all natruel none scented. jonsons actule has some of the same ingredents as rat poisin!! and makes kids sick and have skin reactions! i wish her and you the best it's not any thing that can be fixed over night but you'll know when u find the right thing that works.

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Must Have Faith - posted on 10/28/2013

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I see that this was posted back in 2009 - but for other Moms who may be dealing with this...I'm in the same boat! My 7 1/2 month old son has had eczema suddenly appeared over the last month. Because I don't feel comfortable putting steroid cream on him all the time (especially when it doesn't seem to really help), I have been doing research on causes, natural remedies, etc. One thing we have figured out is that the Dr. told us because both my Husband and I have bad seasonal allergies, a lot of it could be because of that. Poor little guy! The Dr. also mentioned to keep an eye out to see if there are any foods he eats that may make it worse. Also said it could be a laundry detergent, certain kind of clothes, etc.

Here are some of the things we've been doing:

~Prayer :)

~Putting probiotics in his food every day. We're using Nature's Way Primadophilus® Children. http://www.naturesway.com/Products/Probi...

This article was given to me by a friend about it: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl...

~We're also bathing him daily and lathering him up in organic virgin coconut oil immediately after to seal in the moisture. If you've never used organic virgin coconut oil, it is WONDERFUL! SO many health benefits internally and externally :) An added bonus is that I don't worry if he gets it on his hands and then puts his hands in his mouth :)

~I've been putting Kit Naturals Extra Mild Cream on his face often because it gets so dried out from him rolling around and rubbing his face on his blankies to try and itch. Kit Naturals also sells another cream that helps with eczema and that seems to give him some relief as well. http://www.kitnaturals.com/

~We started bathing him last night with Grandpa's Pine Tar soap. I had never heard of it before until my Mom brought it over yesterday and said she knew someone who only used this soap for their eczema. I was a little hesitant to use it because it smells like a bonfire but I did some research on it last night and it seems that there are quite a few testimonials of it helping with eczema. It even talks about eczema on the package. I figured it wouldn't hurt to try it so we bathed him with it last night. The eczema is not gone, but it looks better and it seems the red, angry eczema spots aren't as bad. His skin is also a lot more soft. His used-to-be rough, dry, peeling face was smooth and soft this morning. The bonfire smell didn't linger for too long either. We will continue using it every night as it seems like it's a potential winner! ;)

~Washing all laundry (not just his) with either Dreft or Norwex laundry detergent. I was only washing his in Dreft since he wears the clothes, but when we hold him he is rubbing his face on our clothes as well.

~Making sure he doesn't get overly warm. That can cause the eczema cycle to start up.

~Dressing him only in cotton clothing and jammies.

Some suggestions we haven't tried yet but have heard help:
~Shea Butter
~African Black Soap

Here is the link to my Eczema pinterest board with a few other websites with some eczema info if you're interested.
http://www.pinterest.com/musthavefaith25...

I hope this helps! I know how helpless we can feel as Moms when our little ones are suffering. Blessings to you!

Stephanie - posted on 08/01/2009

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my youngest daughter has eczema and her trigger is dairy so you mught want to find the trigger. River Soap works makes a really awesome body cream that is all natural and when nothing else has helped this has been a life saver

Laura - posted on 07/31/2009

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My doctor told me to buy vitamin E gel tablets and cut a slit in them and rub the gel liquid on to the eczema it really worked for my younger sister. Hope this helps :)

APRIL - posted on 07/31/2009

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2 of my five children have struggled with eczema since childhood(they're grown),and i've always used the most common remedy which is;neutrogena or dove(unscented)and cortizone 10,2 or 3 times a day,depending on the rash and the weather.i hope this helps,God bless

Tocka - posted on 07/30/2009

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I have three children who all suffered from eczema and foung that Aveeno anti-itch cream works very well, I also use tea tree oil which dries out the rash then put the cream over it. That made it disappear within 24-48 hours.

LeTanya - posted on 07/30/2009

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I switch between Aquaphor and Aveeno are both good over the counter products. It all depends on what type of consistency you'll wanting to use. Aquaphor is looks and feels like Vaseline and Aveeno is just like a thick creamy lotion. Good Luck!

Crystal - posted on 07/28/2009

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My son suffered from eczema until he was five. In the winter it was so bad it would bleed. We went to the health food store and bought "emu oil". We put it on the afflicted area until the rash disappeared, and then another week just to be sure. We haven't had it return since, he is now nine. My daughter also had one bad break-out and we used the same method and it hasn't returned since. And it's safe for their delicate skin.

Alica - posted on 07/28/2009

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Hi Tracy, my name is Alica, I had eczema so bad when I was a child that my skin would just come off in clumps!! My son also has eczema. It was so bad at one point that it was raised, cracked and bleeding. Then I found a new store that offers safer products. I started shopping there and neither my self nor my son have had an outbreak since!!!! For him all I did was switch the laundry deteregent. I would love to share this with you personally!! Please e-mail me, so we can talk.

My e-mail address is aagreer@sbcglobal.net.

Donna - posted on 07/24/2009

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My daughter in law notices when our baby get eczema he has (or she since she breasts feeds) too much dairy I would watch your daughter's diet and compare the breakouts with her diet for a while. Heather has changed to Lactose Free Milk for herself. Soy did not help. On his skin she uses Lamasil and Eucerin. Lamasil when the eczema is active and Eucerin everyday. This has worked wonders!

Mari - posted on 07/24/2009

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my health nurse recomended I was my bub with QV soap free soap and put sorbelene lotion on and then put sorbelene on every time you change her nappy. worked for my bub. and I changed washing powder and softner. and changed to soy milk.

other things I've heard is to have 2 long john pajama's and moisten the botom one.

add a 1/4 cup of bleach in bath.(dont know abot these ones)

hope you find something that works.

Julia - posted on 07/23/2009

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I have 3 boys that have eczema and I also recommend Renew lotion by Melaleuca....it's not a medicine but an actual lotion.....I love it and it have saved me a ton of money in prescriptions.....send me a message if you would like more info on the lotion.

Tina - posted on 07/23/2009

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I feel for you!! My son is 7 now, but still suffers some in the winter with extremely dry skin. We had a very difficult time when he was an infant. He would scream during bath time because his skin hurt so bad. It also interfered with his sleeping. I never really found anything that helped a lot (i used Eledel -spelling??) prescription. I just tried to keep his skin moisturized (Aveeno products), Praying for you!! It's tough!!

Carla - posted on 07/23/2009

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My son gets it really bad after swimming in the pools or strong perfumed detergent. We have been using Aveeno Baby lotion FRAGRANCE free and it helps moisturize his skin great! We also use ALL fragrance and dye free on his clothing and wash his clothes seperately with the same dryer sheets. He breaks out in little bumps and this helps reduce it. They also make Aveeno fragrance free body wash and sunblock lotion. We have seen a lot of improvement using these products! I hope this helps and God bless!

Clarissa - posted on 07/23/2009

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My nephew had eczema really bad when he was a baby and we used Mary Kay emolient night cream--worked miracles!

T - posted on 07/22/2009

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i have had eczema all mylife and have tried various home remedies as well as prescription drugs. my case was special because im allergic to aveeno and also to the moisturizers in dove soap. i use ivory soap and avon moisture therapy lotion. the regular one inthe blue bottle its a thick creamy lotion so it coats well with no perfume or dye. i havent found a full proof cure either i still flair up especially in the summer. but id like to find a natural remedy myself. but i think everyones comments may help,with your docs help.i also heard pure african shea butter helps. i just started using it i noticed it soothes,but doesnt take it away. let me know if you found anything

Merike - posted on 07/03/2009

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Aveeno products are GREAT! Also, my son is allergic to dust mites and that and the heat cause him to flare up. One of my friends little boys flare ups are all food allergy related. I agree with the others you need to get her tested. I pray all will be better soon.

Lisinda - posted on 07/03/2009

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Hi there, 2 of my kids suffers from severe eczema it goes so bad that it cracks and bleeds... they are not allowed to use any soap or cream on their kin that contains any perfumes.. so we bath them with aqueus cream only and wash their clothes with baby washing powder..... remember wash them with plain/unscented cream rather than soap it does wonders for the eczema... good luck Lisinda South-Africa

Pamelia - posted on 07/03/2009

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I have eczema and so does my daughter, so to control it I use lotions with no fragrance to them, after she bathes instead of rubbing her dry, I pat her dry to keep her skin moist, and Aveeno's oatmeal lotion is a good way to go too. But ask your daughter pediatrican or consult a dermotologist for alternative methods.

Tracy - posted on 07/01/2009

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My son had eczema for a long time (3 months through 3 years). We tried almost everything. It turned out he was allergic to peanuts! The best topical treatment we found was Cetaphil lotion. It's great stuff. I would still encourage you to check into allergy testing though. It made a huge differenct for my son. He only very rarely has a small outbreak...and then it's usually when he has a cold.

Sadie - posted on 07/01/2009

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this is my second time writing this, i hit the wrong button instead of posting it! but here it goes again, when my childs allergies act up i was told to soak her in a tub of the warmest water she can handle for 25 -30 minutes. one thing that dawned on me was that i was soaking her in water that contained residue from the cleaning products that i used to clean the tub for her. i have now switched to go green chem free products. this may sound just as crazy as the "crisco post" above but i use the go green toilet bowl cleaner to clean my tub, it has a much thicker consistancy that the other products. it doesn't matter that its toilet cleaner because they are all natural products, with the thicknes u can rub it all over the tub and let it soak for a minute before washing it away and if there is any residue left behind it is harmless to the children, and it smells terrific!

Sadie - posted on 07/01/2009

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my second daughter was a sufferer and thank God I had an old school doc! He told me to go straight to the grocery store and by criso shortening! Yep that is what I said, CRISCO! you need the original, not the BUTTER flavor and not the oil...he explained that back in the day all they had to use for dry skin is lard, which had no additives and no preserves just plain ole animal fat. give your baby the warmest bath he/she can handle, dab him dry, not wipe, dab and lock that moisture in with the shortening, massage it into your baby's skin and you will notice the difference from all the other products immediately! and don't worry, it doesnt smell or stain. if your child can't handle certain soaps, try dove white when you bathe him/her. please let me know if u try this and how you like it!

Sarah - posted on 07/01/2009

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Hi Tracy,



My son suffered from eczema really bad too and used to use the steroid cream until I found this awesome health and wellness store and started using their products. I don't ever have to use the steroid cream now, I actually threw it away. Instead we are using healthier, safer products that don't contain any harmful or harsh chemicals and it has truely been such a blessing for our family. There is no "one thing" out there that will magically cure the eczema, you have to convert your home over to safer products and get rid of all the toxins in order for it to go away completely. If you would like to learn more, please email me sarahniska@live.com. I would love to help you and your daughter get rid of the eczema.



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Does she eat a lot of dairy? That has been a known culprit to cause eczema. Also, I don't know if you have ever heard of Melaleuca, but they have a lotion called Renew that is soooo awesome for dry skin issues! You should TOTALLY check them out! You can purchase at retail, or get a membership and a discount =0) We love them!

Melany - posted on 06/30/2009

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find out what they are allergic to. 1 of my son's had eczema and when we made diet changes, b'c of sibling allergies that presented differently, his skin became soft and smooth! After i questioned the doctors i was finally told that most eczema is caused by allergic reactions. I wished he hadn't suffered for 3 years.

User - posted on 06/30/2009

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My daughter is 6 and we have dealt with this since she was 4 months old. She sees a pediatric dermatologist. There is elidel - not a steroid, but now they are saying that there can be problems with that. Here's a regular routine: warm bath using cetaphil (Walmart makes a cheap brand) on her hair and body for not longer than 10minutes, get her out of the bath, don't dry off the skin - you need to lock in that moisture, put steroid on only if the you can see or feel bumps and only on the affected area, and cover all of the skin for head to toe in vaseline (cheaper and better than auquafor - it has perfume).

Have you found out what is causing her outbreaks? If it's seasonal, it might be the heat or something else in the air. My daughter's allergies, to food and other allergens, make it flair up.

I hope this helps! :)

Julie - posted on 06/30/2009

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My son is 9 months and has eczema. Have you tried Eucerin's Aquaphor? We put it on at night right after his bath without drying him first. Sometimes in the morning, too, if his skin is really dry. It's worked really well for us; he gets little flare-ups, but nothing too bad. The consistency is kind of like vaseline.

Rebekah - posted on 06/30/2009

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Aveeno makes a product especially for eczema, I don't know if it works though - haven't had that problem.

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