eczema! help!

Kendra - posted on 07/03/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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my daughters eczema seems to be getting worse because of the warm weather. we bought some aquaphor and it really took care of her arms. her legs however are just getting worse. i think its because she is crawling around and that doesnt let the product stay on. anyway to make this just go away?! her doctor prescribed something for her last summer when she was about a month old but it never worked. is there anything better out there than aquaphor?

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Ka'Lu - posted on 07/10/2010

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My youngest daughter has had it all her life. She's now 11 years old. We have had to resort to prexcription meds, which work great for her. We use Elidel cream weekly and Cutivate Lotion as needed. The Elidel can be used daily if needed, but she now has better control of it. As long as we use it regularly, and keep her moistured, her skin is silky smooth, and she itches rarely. There is also a cream called Mimyx. We have used that as well, and it worked good. Unfortunately, we have to stay away from most scented soaps and bath bubbles. Good luck.

Hayley - posted on 07/09/2010

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i will tell you that the body shop vitamin e body butter did wonders for my daughter. also baby products from arbonne kick. all natural is the best in my experiance. hope this helps

Leslie - posted on 07/09/2010

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My daughter has had eczema since she was 2 months, she is now 2 years, it has gotten better and we can control it to an extent. I went to a specialist and we now use Vanicream, it is great I totally recommend it. You can get it at walgreens (it comes in a tub with a pump), and we use a steroid cream on her really bad spots, she is pretty severe. It is all about moisture, apply lotion like 3 - 7 times a day. i know it is alot but you have to. Hydrocortizone creams are good, but i only use if absolutely necessary, there has been some side effects that i do not like, do your research before you use that.

Hope this helps, everyday has been a struggle, I am constantly trying to figure it out. There are so many things out there to use, every child is different and so you just have to find what works for your daughter.

Good Luck!

Joelle - posted on 07/06/2010

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gold bond medicated is really good but it causes a burning tingle on the bad spots so she may not understand that burning tingle and may scream. however, it truely heals the irritation if you apply before she goes to sleep and keep her in a cool place she may go through it a litttle bit but then be healed by morning withoutt disturbing her rest . my son also was prescribed Hydrocortisone Cream which woked amazingly on him. but it cant be applied to the face.

Alejandra - posted on 07/06/2010

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both of my kids had it my youngest had it worse what i used was raw shea butter for two weeks and it got alot better i would say its almost gone. I did not like the smell but i noticed a big diffrence.

Wardah - posted on 07/04/2010

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Try QV cream not lotion as it is nice a thick and gets into the skin. Also avoid using johnsons products as these contain products that dry the skin out. Try QV wash or oatmeal wash. Good luck

Cassandra - posted on 07/04/2010

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my son has the same thing but hes 8 months and he has some medicine that is stronger. If its worse call your doctor and tell them. you should go to the specialist. HIS SKIN IS MUCH BETTER NOW.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 07/04/2010

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My son has had for 6 1/2 years...I use Hydrocortisone Cream, I get it at walgreens for 1.99-2.50$ depending on where you live, but it works good, or you can ask your doctor about it! good luck with that!

Regina - posted on 07/03/2010

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Rachel is right..moisturizing is the key. Once u control that its easier. Good luck.

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i have been using vaseline on my son's body and that seems to work fairly well. i put on a thin layer after his bath right before he goes to sleep

Maria - posted on 07/03/2010

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don't no never had eczema and my daughter never had it so I would use some kind of fristaid cream

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