Is oatmeal still the best thing used on excema...(aveeno)...or are there other treatments offered ?

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Mandi - posted on 10/07/2009

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Goat Milk soap. My mother in law got my little girl a bar and it is a miracle worker for us. Make sure the bath water is not to warm, no bubbles, and only stay in the water for about 15 minutes at a time. I hope this helps

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Lakeshia - posted on 11/06/2009

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well my son has exema and ivory soap works really well as far as bathing your child,because with the regular baby wash it dries his skin out.Aquaphor also works well on exema as well.

Jaimie - posted on 11/04/2009

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My son has eczema and we started using all chemical free products and a chemical free lotion and it fixed it right up.

Kasey - posted on 11/04/2009

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I agree w/ the Aquaphor statements below. My son had eczema and it really helped him. It really keeps them moisturized.

Cecilia - posted on 11/03/2009

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The pharmacist I work with swears by olive oil. She says don't waste money on all that fancy stuff. Just get regular olive oil and use it while still damp after a lukewarm shower. Pat dry and apply the oil.
As far as the Aveeno, she says it's just as good to get regular oatmeal, put it in a nylon stocking and hold it under the running water while filling up the tub. You can tie the nylon to the faucet if you don't want to stand there stooped over.
Hope these ideas help.
I agree with what the others have said, use All Free and Clear detergent, no scented fabric softeners (I use Downy Free), dove or cetaphil soap, don't use bleach, aquaphor ointment, lubriderm cream or eucerin cream have all worked well for my nephew's eczema. We use the olive oil and oatmeal baths when his skin flares up.

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My son gets a little red cheeked in the winter. I asked my neice about it last winter - she is an LPN. She said it was eczema, that she gets it too, and that she uses Eucerin!

Lisa - posted on 10/27/2009

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believe it or not I tell my patients to use the unsented crisco cooking oil for their kids, it comes in stick for and can be found in almost all stores. use FREE and clear detergent, dove soap, NO BLEACH on anything that your child is in contact with and lotion as soon as he is out of the bath. this will work even on the most severe cases.

Angelina - posted on 10/19/2009

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My son has really severe eczema, until I found Aveeno Soothing Creamy Body Wash. If you use that along with the Aveeno Soothing Lotion, it should clear up. Expect flare ups when the seasons change. That's what happens with my son.

Tonya - posted on 10/17/2009

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My doctor told us to use Cetaphil lotion after baths and it has helped a lot. You can get it at WalMart, Walgreens,CVS,etc

User - posted on 10/09/2009

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Aquaphor worked wonders for my daughter. It's available at any drugstore in the aisle with the moisturizers.

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