Eczema

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Hey my daughter is going on 3. She has had eczema since she was 5 months old. I have tried every over the counter product you can think of. Been prescribed nearly every cream. Do not want to use hydrocortosone cream on my child. Want something that is all natural and that WORKS. Even ordered a cream from america that was called 'the mircle cream' was meant to see a differnce within 3 days. Did not work! Please i need help i can't stand watching my little girl scratch any longer................................

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Jennifer - posted on 04/16/2009

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My daughter had dry skin, and the doctors gave me "oilatum Junior" its an emollinet that you add to her bath water and its meant to treat eczema and dry skin while rehydrating the skin if you didn't already get this from your doctor you could see about getting this for her.



Also have you ever heard of infant massage? I started this and its great for my babys skin as well as a lot of other things like breathing and constipation etc. You use organic sunflower oil for this but if you havn't done it before then you could just rub some onto her skin.



Good luck.

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Have had her tested for food allergies. But they way the guy tested her was a bit dodgy. Just hooked her up to a machine and it sent vibrations to her body. And that is how they figured out what she was allergic too. Thanks once again for all the advice use have been ginving to me i am willing to try everything. Thanks

Isabelle - posted on 04/19/2009

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My 5 year old daughther has had eczema since she has been born basically.. I did the hydrocotosone for a while which didn't work and I didn't like only because it thins out the skin, I did the over the counter cream didn't work... The only thing that works with her is AVENO it's the best stuff in the world. It has no scent so she always smelt like baby sweat but it works.. even better is the aveno bath solution which is pretty much oat that you poor in the bath, leave her in for 10-15mins do not wash with soap and pat dry. It worked on her. She still has a hard time with her eczema from time to time but at least it sooths her and she can have agood night sleep. When I am not using the solution I have to wash her but without anything that has scent into it like lavander or what not.. so I use aveno no scent soap then put the cream on her. it's expensive I find but it's natural.

Nikki - posted on 04/19/2009

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Eczema is a sign of food allergies...you need to get her tested. It's not very much fun but is needed.

Maja - posted on 04/16/2009

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For my son, once in a while I give him bath in potato starch. You just add a little bit of the starch to the bath and it soothes the itchy skin. I use potato starch in his diaper everyday and he has never had any problems with diaper rash - that's what my mom used on me :)

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Thanks everyone for ur suggestions been a big help. Trying this cream at the moment called invisable glove so if this does not work ur suggestions i will try next.



Talia:- i know hydrocortosone works wonders i just hate to use them more than once a month or a bad flare up. thanks for ur advise though

Talia - posted on 04/16/2009

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Hi Lacey,



I have atopic dermatitis and i passed it along to my daughter :(. I took her to a dermatologist when she was 7 months old and she was perscriped dermasmooth. It is amazing, it is for her body and scalp. Before this we tried everything, and nothing was keeping it under control. I use dermasmooth on her body every night. I give her baths every other night---no longer than 5 minutes and in luke warm (room temperature) water. I use Protopic on her face and it works really well too. I use the adult dosage of protopic.



I understand you only want to use natural products on your little girl, but from my experience (i've had this my whole life) , to keep it under control you need more than the natural products. There is nothing worse than watching the babies scratch--i hate seeing it.



Also, as a lotion I use Cerave and so does my daughter. I love it. You can buy it at CVS.

Michelle - posted on 04/16/2009

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we use gentlenaturals eczema wash and oatmeal lotion plus free and clear detergent

Melissa - posted on 04/16/2009

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my 8 month old has eczema and the doctor told me to get Aquaphor. it almost feels like vaseline. I used it on him twice and day and within a few days i saw a huge improvement. He still has some patches but it's much better than what it was.

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