does anything stop eczema?

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Maria Cristina - posted on 04/25/2009

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i had eczema as a kid and i had greasy prescription cream (that i hated putting on). my grand aunt was a nurse and suggested that i apply the cream before bed and then put plastic wrap over it so that it would absorb into my skin and not rub off on the sheets. i hated that, but i only really had to do it once since it seemed to go away after that

Lindsay - posted on 04/24/2009

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My almost 3 year old has it. We use Eucerin as soon as she gets out of the bath. When she has an out break I have to use Ellicon, it is stronger than Elidell. I thinks it is a steroid. Her eczema is pretty bad when she has an outbreak and it takes something strong to clear it up. I also only was All of my family's clothes in a fragrance free detergent. I wash her in either dove or aveno.

Elisha - posted on 04/24/2009

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My litlle girl Jayla has it on her arms, legs and face and the peadiatrician has now perscribed a cortisone ointment cos he says anything stronger would be to harsh for her face. We have only just started to try it so fingers crossed xx

Julia - posted on 04/24/2009

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I've started to use Aveeno (with oatmeal) and it's moisturizing power on eczema is amazing! His skin is still not perfect, but I know he will outgrow it. It is affordable (maybe more so than a prescription) and works like a charm. My son doesn't wiggle around trying to scratch himself to death anymore! It also works wonders on your own skin!

Natalie - posted on 04/24/2009

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My son got bad eczema on his legs when he started trying to crawl. Our doctor prescribed Becoderm, which can be brought over the counter and he was rid of it within 2 days and it hasn't come back yet.

Sarah - posted on 04/24/2009

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Hey Sonya,



I forgot to leave my email address in case you want more info on the store that I am referring to in the previous message. Its sarahniska@live.com. I would love to help you out!



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Sarah - posted on 04/24/2009

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My son is 7 months old and had moderate eczema develop when he was 3 months old. Up until a few months ago, I was using a prescribed mixture of Aquaphor and Cortisone cream from his doctor until I found this awesome Health and Wellness store that has an incredible lotion that is super hydrating and works like nothing I have ever seen before! Since I have switched, his eczema has completely cleared up! The store I'm talking about has so many awesome products from bath and body for adults and kids to a whole line of cleaning and laundry products and none of the products contain any harsh or harmful chemicals. I'm so blessed to have found this awesome store, I will never shop anywhere else ever again for my household products!! I have also started working from home through this same company and I love it! Its a lot of fun and the support and training is amazing! If you would like more info about any of this, please visit my website www.4TheMoms.com. I would love to tell you more! Take care :)

Jessica - posted on 04/24/2009

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My nephew has it real bad and there aren't any lotions that worked on him so his doctor told my sister to use Aquaphor mixed with baby oil. It works wonders and he is cleared up within a day or two.

Janine - posted on 04/24/2009

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My 8 yr old gets it quite a bit. It started when he was 2 as a Christmas tree pattern covering his back . It covers his thighs in between his legs and and sometimes it covers the back of his arms. The doctor did prescribe some medicine and I used it till it was gone and then switched to Aveeno lotion for babies. Eudedrin works really well too. they both cost about 6-7 dollars. If you use them after they get out of the bath it keeps the outbreaks at bay but you have to use it constantly. I don't know if yours is as bad but if you use lotion with perfumes it burns them. I learned by trial and error. I don't have medical insurance anymore so I don't go to the Dr. for that but the lotion works really well. Good Luck.

Brooke - posted on 04/24/2009

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My 3 month old has eczema and I had it as a kid and still get bouts of it once in awhile. It's a chronic condition (some children may outgrow it) but you can try to prevent outbreaks by regularly using a good lotion. My son's pediatrician has me using Lubriderm for extra dry skin...after a bath I dry him off really well then put the lotion on him. When my son has an outbreak, we use over the counter 1% cortizone cream twice a day for about 7 days and that clears it up. This is what works for us and what the pediatrician told me...Good luck!

Molly - posted on 04/24/2009

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My daughter had eczema on her face when she was a baby..her doctor prescribed Elidel for me to use as needed..it worked really well and she eventually just outgrew it.

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