Is there anything that can help eczema?

LaShonda - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 39 moms have responded )

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Any other ideas? I have tried almost everything?

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KC - posted on 09/19/2009

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I have read through these responses and am surprised that no one has said it could be an allergy to food. When my son was 6 mo we started jar baby food and found out that he was allergic to the food with tomatoes-though it took almost a year to figure it out. The dermatologist went straight to the prescriptions and they kept getting stronger and stronger as his patches just kept getting larger and more 'burn-like' -he looked like a burn victim! Than one mom I talked to suggested that it could be a food allergy. Her daughter was allergic to wheat. Another mother said that her husband was allergic to egg yolk, than another said the whites of eggs. My son is allergic to acidic foods. He couldn't have tomato products, citrus fruits, or even cranberries! It has gotten better over the years-we have built up is tolerance over the years to where it is just on his knees or calves-yay, no more facial patches!
Still when bathing we simply use cetaphil antibacterial bar soap and he soaks for a long time while listening to his music! It seemed like a long road but if you feel the derm is not listening to you-get another derm!

Susana - posted on 10/01/2009

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My daughter has eczema too, It was so sad to see her suffer, I tried many things for years and nothing helped, until I was told to use cocoa butter, not the lotion but the really thick cream, I put it on her in the morning and at night, it does wonders. Good luck.

Sarah - posted on 09/17/2009

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Hydrocortosone cream, especially medicated bubble bath and lotions are what I use on my daughter. I also use nonbiological powder on her clothes

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John - posted on 07/18/2014

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MOM'S PLEASE READ THIS!!!
If you don't actually have eczema then u have absolutely no idea other than watching your child go through it.... I've been going through it for 39 years now and I FINALLY found something that works and it is very simple so I felt I needed to share it so that any child out there can benefit from my 39 years, does.

Short and sweet...my name is John...39yrs and 15 Dermatologists (One told me in 25 years of Dermatology that I am top 10 worst case he has ever seen...been on Triamcinolone since I was 16 and tried everything else....almost everything mentioned in these posts...products, home remedies, oatmeal baths lol (if you ever do that to your child it was like my mom pouring gasoline on me and lighting it on fire) and nothing ....nothing except an oral steroid works (such as Prednisone) but only for a couple weeks a year.

Recently, a couple months ago, I was at my doctor appt talking to his Physicians Assistant just to get the yearly refill on my triamcinolone (which by the way is available at walmart for $4 for 80g tube) and I mentioned that the last time I went to the dermatologist he said the latest research says that everyone has staff and strep on their skin all the time and they are thinking that I just happen to be allergic to it......

So he had an idea to try and gave me a bottle of something called BETASEPT .... http://www.purduepharma.com/products/non... is a surgical scrub that they use to clean the area on your body before surgery. (I saw it on the shelf at walmart while waiting in line for my triamcinolone) he says it continues working for up to 48 hours.

OH MY FREAKIN GOSH... I thought I had tried everything and gave up hope that i would ever find anything that would help and would have to spend the next half of my life going through this and had learned to live with that...but...

BEFORE: There are at least 100 spots on my body that itch and the only ones I scratch are the ones that I can't ignore any longer...my skin has scabs all over and looks like a rash the majority of the time....showers are a 2-2 1/2 hour project that I only use ANY KIND OF SOAP only on my armpits, crotch, butt, and feet....get out and smear triamcinolone on my body and then spend the rest of the time trying to stop scratching.....miserable.....and this is my life so far.

AFTER: I shower now...I lather my entire body with BETASEPT and let it sit for about a minute...then rinse....I get out of the shower...put on my triamcinolone and i can't even believe that at that point i can put my clothes on and im done.... my skin looks and feels better and I do not itch nearly as much....its unbelievable... i have been scared to shower my whole life and i still am just because it is embedded in my brain that i will have to go through agony...but for the past 2 months...it hasn't been.

SO after 39 years here is my recent advice...

1. Forget everything else.... use a surgical scrub to shower (BETASEPT or Similiar)

2. after showering, put on something to moisturize skin....DO NOT use creams or lotions, they dry u out...use an ointment....my triamcinolone is a steroid in vasiline base which if you are not on it i wouldn't recommend it unless it's a last resort...so use vaseline or another petroleum base moisturizer...keep shower short as possible and make sure the house is COLD when you get out...in other words, DO NOT BREAK A SWEAT!

Hope this helps!! if you ever have a question you can contact me at john.gianini.m@gmail.com

Give your kids a kiss for me because I know their pain...

Tanya - posted on 04/30/2014

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Coconut oil works miracles!!

I put some in my daughter's bath. I prefer doing that than applying it on her after the bath.

Try it once and you'll never use anything else.

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 =)

Catrina - posted on 12/18/2013

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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! My baby had exzema on his arms for a year and it was becoming worse. I tried everything and finally tried Sandalwood. I noticed results almost instantly, and it's completely gone now. I won't use anything else. Http://www.youngliving.org Sponsor & Enroller number is 1385528. Happy Living!

Erinn - posted on 11/04/2013

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Seacret: Minerals from the Dead Sea Mud Bar and milk and honey body butter! The minerals are really healing, you can look up the benefits of the Dead Sea for eczema. if you look on www.facebook.com/seacretdziadyk in the before and after pics there are several of eczema and psoriasis, some of babies too.

Jennifer - posted on 10/01/2009

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My daughter has it. The dr prescribed a 5% hydrocortizone cream and it works if there is a break out or the skin is getting really dry. but the best thing that I have found for my daughter is the bath and shower gel from Norwex. My daughter hasnt had a break out since using it and if you cant get the Norwex Cetaphil soap is good. Also try using All Free and Clear to wash clothes and make sure that everything that they use is washed in it. That was a really good thing. Also for a lotion try using Aquaphor after a bath dont dry them off put the lotion on right away and it will lock in more moisture. After the Aquaphor put on Eucerin lotion on top to add another layer of lotion when the first one is soaked in. All of these have worked awesome for my daughter, her skin used to crack and break and bleed and since using all of these methods it is soft and she doesnt complain about itching or anything.

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Hi Kylie. My 5 month old son also has eczema and I have tried everything. Last nights he was in so much pain from me trying a different formula (I put him back on old one) there was johnsons baby aqueous cream next to my bed so I thought let me just put a little on and keep a check incase it gets worse. This morning it is just about gone. So you are right aqueous cream really works. Same he has had so many different creams and medication that has made him so drowsy. It is so nice to see my boy so full of life today and it is thanks to a simple aqueous cream :)

Fiona - posted on 09/20/2009

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try one spoonfull of goats milk a day n stay away from dairy products im not sayin it will work but is has on a few people , and if u belive in cures its worth a try .

Angela - posted on 09/20/2009

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Hello,
My son suffered from eczema for years. The oatmeal baths help with the itching. Lubrederm although a little expensive also works. Keep away from perfumed soaps and make sure the area is totally dry before dressing your child.
Powder does not work, nor should you use oil or vaseline.

Jonestania45 - posted on 09/19/2009

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i used to use oilatium on my son you can get a bath oil and cream from the doctors. my son only have it mild and hasnt had any flare ups for about two years now .

hope this helps good luck.

Sherri - posted on 09/17/2009

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Hi LaShonda, my six year had it when she was a baby. I used baby oil gel and skin-so-soft spray. I didn't like how eucerin smelled so I never used it. Hope that helps.

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Aileen - posted on 09/16/2009

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also another good product to use is Vanicream its a moisturizing skin cram for sensitive skin also comes in spf types for summer.It's free of dyes,lanolin, fragrance,masking fragrance, parabens and formaldehyde.

Aileen - posted on 09/16/2009

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Triamcinolone this works really well. I use it on my child whenever eczema flares.

Cheryl - posted on 09/16/2009

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My daughter has it. The only time it really flares up is the changing of the seasons. The summer months is the time that her pedit. said to stay out of the sun and she has a cream that she puts on the back of her leg.

Maleunta - posted on 09/16/2009

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hey girl i am not sure how much it cost..thing you have to remember..eczema..is a battle on the inside...stay in contact with your childs skin doctor...along with home remedy..they will be fine...spirit mom

LaShonda - posted on 09/15/2009

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Quoting Maleunta:

seriously you have to invetigate your babies..allergies..each case is diffr..the word eczemz>irritating skin condition,show up as red itchy,scaly or bumpy patches..the culprit that causes it may not be found on the skin but lies within the body.try RED CLOVER TEA..gnc..store..3 to 4 cups per day /1 month cleanse the body of toxins..spirit mom(good luck)


So I can find it only at gnc......And how much?

LaShonda - posted on 09/15/2009

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Quoting LaShonda:

Is there anything that can help eczema?

Any other ideas? I have tried almost everything?



You moms are wonderful I got a lot of great ideas.......I have two daughters and you want believe have of the stories Ive heard thanks moms you are the best!!!!!

Maleunta - posted on 09/15/2009

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seriously you have to invetigate your babies..allergies..each case is diffr..the word eczemz>irritating skin condition,show up as red itchy,scaly or bumpy patches..the culprit that causes it may not be found on the skin but lies within the body.try RED CLOVER TEA..gnc..store..3 to 4 cups per day /1 month cleanse the body of toxins..spirit mom(good luck)

Ashley - posted on 09/15/2009

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I had horrible eczema on just my calves (both legs) up until i was about 18 or 19 only thing that helped me when i was younger (we lived in California) my mom would take me to the ocean and the sand and water would make the eczema go away for about a week, when we moved to Wisconsin where the is no oceans lol i used Oatmeal bath stuff it is very cheap you can get it at walmart in the soap aisle and it works wonders makes your skin very soft too!

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I know this will sound strange but I have a small spot on my arm that I have had since I was a child whenever it acts up I put some Vick's salve on it and it clears up really nice. I use Vick's on just about everything concerning my skin and it heals things right up. My Grandma suggests it for whatever ails you.

Maggie - posted on 09/13/2009

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depend on the age of the person with eczema, if your city/town has a walgreens or cvs they both make a hydrocortisone cream and ointment. It is steriod free and works.

Raquel - posted on 09/13/2009

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I have it on my hands. I wash with dove soap and use jergans lotion but one good thing I used to use is baby oil after a shower while you are still wet then pat dry. The dr. can also prescribe meds for it too.

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Ok, I've tried most of what everyone else has tried here and here is what I've found that has cleared it up completely.

1. My pediactrian (incorrect spelling) prescribed an ointment called Muciprocin, Mometasone Furorate, and Derma Soothe Oil. All prescribe, and all worked wonders, but you have to keep getting refills. Plus with the Derme Soothe Oil, if you put it on right after a bath, you can go 2 or 3 days without using the ointments.

I also noticed using Vaseline right after a bath prevents dryness.

2. If you can't get the prescriptions try using the Eucerin, Eucerin Aquaphor, right after a bath, and in the morning before sending your kid off to school, Love it.

Vaseline is good also. Just have to use it more often than the others.

Hydrocortisone is good for the itching also. Just ask your pediatrician about the ointments I mentioned in section 1. If you don't ask they will just prescribed you some hydrocortisone. I was told by my allergist about these skin creams. Oh yeah, you might try to have an allergist test your child to see what triggers the eczema, that might be the best advice I could give.

Cindie - posted on 09/13/2009

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Look at your local drug store for a line of skin product named CeraVu. They have a full line of cleaners, moisture etc products. It was recommended by a dermatologist and works well. I know they carry it at CVS and would imagine some of the products may even be found at Walmart, but haven't looked.

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my niece has it something awful including on the privates. like other post have said aquaphor cream in the round tub is wonderful it is super thick and white. walmart has the generic for half the price and its the same thing. big jart goes a long way. she gets slathered down after a bath and also you might resort as some said to washing them up daily and olive oil or cetaphil soap and save tub baths for every couple of days and when you do them dont let them soak too long. just bathe and get out

Sakeenia - posted on 09/12/2009

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My son has ezcema so I use Aquaphor healing ointment by Eucerin which works wonders but it can be a little costly. So I found a cheaper brand called Dermasil which works just as good

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I use a product called Olive oil soap it is fantastic on my son's ezcema, also find a good quality moisturizing lotion and use it twice a day more in winter and keep the fluids up as any amout of dehydration will bring on ezcema

Patrice - posted on 09/11/2009

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My daughter also has ezcema and I slather on Aquafor 2x a day, giving her a tub bath every other day. I use the entire Eucerin line, including the Calming Body Oil/Wash in a gold bottle. It's really moisturing since it is oil that lathers up. I also avoid using anything with scent and keep her cool since extreme temps seem to aggrevate it. Hope this helps.

Kimberly - posted on 09/11/2009

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Quoting LaShonda:

Is there anything that can help eczema?

Any other ideas? I have tried almost everything?


LaShonda,



I found products that are chemical free and they have a lotion that clears up eczema. It is great!! It comes form a Wellness Company that I am building a business with. They have everyday things that we use in our homes that are chemical free. If you are interested in hearing more, let me know. I would love to share with you.



Kim

Denise - posted on 09/11/2009

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My daughter and son have very bad eczema...The doctor prescribed Protopic ointment. It didn't really work...Since eczema drys the skin out I stopped giving my kids baths everyday that meant I couldn't let them play outside. I bought them Wii's and DS to help them forget they weren't outside. I noticed a dramatic change in about two weeks. I would try that and hopefully it works.

Kylie - posted on 09/11/2009

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hi there lashonda, my son had terrible excema and i found aqueous cream really helpful i lathered him in it b4 and after a bath it eventually went away.also sigmacort 1% is gr8. good luck

Joanna - posted on 09/11/2009

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My son has eczema too and i took him to his doctor and he prescribed hydrocortizone(thts probly not the right spelling) that has helped my son. Also a friend of mine has a daughter wit it and she has 2 use a special soap 2 wash her wit not sure wot its called also try using different laundry powders and see which ones are better to use and which ones lesser the rash and itch. i had 2 do tht as i have the same problem and have found only 2 washing powders i can use

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