Eczema am sleep disturbance

Alaw - posted on 04/20/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My 11 month old has eczema and none of the creams and oils perscribed by the doctor doesnt help much except for a steroid cream which he's not to have too often. Since the weather has got warmer it flares up again and he wakes up several times a night furstrated because of the itching! Tomatoes also causes his eczema to aggrivate so we avoid them! The thing is, I am getting quite concerned because it is now disturbing his sleep and in return he's angry and unsettled most of the time. He has always been such a happy boy who loves his sleep!!! Any other mam's out there with the same or similar problem and what advice can you give??

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Kayleigh - posted on 04/20/2009

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my daughter has had eczema since she was born and she is two and a half now, every time i take her to the doctors i get told that she will grow out of it!! I bathe her in oilatum bath stuff and she has diprobase which we smoother her in. Keep persisting with your doctor though, I had to take my daughter so many times before she was perscribed something that works ish but you cant cure eczema apparantley. Good luck xx

Shanny - posted on 04/20/2009

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try hydroquartizone cream (duno if thats how ya spell it but thats how it sounds try 1%) my lil man and i have it and u can use it as mucha s u lyk, have you tried changing your laundry detergent and even to the product you clean things like the bath tub in make sure everything is ph balanced but most of all DONT USE SOAP!!!!! serious that was half the cause for jax, use soap free wash's they are more expensive but it should help, dove beauty bars are awsum they dont have soap in them and they arent that expensive but they do disapear quick, also found dusting alot helps and if tomatoes make it worse watch his diet, thur could be alot of other foods aswell, jax gets hives from citrusy foods and fruits with a high sugar content...like tomatoes... and hi 5 to rachel dont use lanolin its bad....these are the things that helped me break jax eczma hope they helped...its all just trial and error till you find something that works for him tho

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Alaw - posted on 04/20/2009

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It's ok. Im a bit oversensitve at the moment! 6 months pregnant, stressed and not getting much sleep!lol. Just hope something works and soon!!!x

Racheal - posted on 04/20/2009

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Nah I wasn't meaning everything at once. Of course not. I made the mistake of trying things in quick succession, my first daughter had a similar prob and I was trying a new cream every few days, I'd use one for a couple of days, give her skin a few days break and try something else. But that made things a lot worse. That's all I meant. Sorry for the miscommunication there!

Alaw - posted on 04/20/2009

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Hei. I dont intend on trying everything at the same time!! I've been batteling this problem for 11 months and I know better than that!! Like with the steroids cream the doctor perscribed, it took about two weeks for it to start taking effect. I know that this is a problem that wont dissapear over night and I know how sensative my baby's skin is. Thanks for your comment.

Racheal - posted on 04/20/2009

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My daughter had eczema for a while. I used pine tar solution and baby oil in her baths. The trick was always to get some baby oil or pine tar lotion on her skin right after her bath when she was still moist. This seemed to help heaps. I too tried heaps of creams and lotions steroidal and non-steroidal and I found the combination of pine tar and baby oil to be the most effective.



Also be careful trying too many new things as a lot of the time it doesn't help, and too many different creams in a short period of time is likely to make the flare ups worse. Also never use anything with fragrances or lanolin, make sure you check the ingredients list, if it has lanolin don't use it.

Alaw - posted on 04/20/2009

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Thanks everyone for your helpfull tips and advice!! You've all been great! There's so many new things I have to try out...there's bound to be one or two of the things you've all suggested that will soothe and moisture his skin, and hopefully solve the problem! xxx

Claire - posted on 04/20/2009

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both my son and i have awful eczema and although ive yet to find any kind of cream that has a mojor effect i've found that putting on the non-steriod cream with bandages over helps as it helps the skin absorb it and also stops and scratching from hurting as much. I also found that tomatoes really agrivates my sons eczema but also anything highly acidic so i've found cutting out things like citric fruits and drinking fresh orange and orange squash etc which has helped alot.

Laura - posted on 04/20/2009

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Hi my eldest daughter used to get eczema quite bad and i found that hemp cream from the body shop works wonders....it's like body butter you just rub it on. Hope this helps

xox

Cathy - posted on 04/20/2009

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hi my sons have the same problem, my 21 month old has got it all over his legs and arms and bit on his back and belly, i have tried loads of cream but doesnt seem to really work, even streoid cream. but it is my 3 year old who has got it on his hands and feet really bad he has had loads of different cream and steroid creams and even strong steroid cream but it just wont go, he itches it that much his hands are cracking and got sores on them, he has also got pysoriasis in his finger nails which doesnt help. and his feet sometimes get that bad he cant really walk on them, it is also disturbing him in the night to itch it and wakes up crying because it is frustrating him. i find in the summer they go a bit better. i havent really found anything yet to completely help him but i just have to keep him constantly moisturised, if u do find anything that works please let me no. if u want to talk just add me on this or on facebook my name on facebook is cathy irving

Melissa - posted on 04/20/2009

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I'm sorry if this reply was late. I just wanted to say that I have had the same problems. My son Logan is 7 months and he has eczema onc his back and two patches on his head which are quite noticeable. I have just started him on this ccream that apparently is very new and you can get it over the counter it is called Atopiclair. You can get it at most chemists.

It is good coz it's non steriod based and you can use it as many times as you like through the day and it is suppose to help maintain the skins moisture more effectively than other creams and oils. I also bath my son in Alpha Keri Bath Oil. It seems to settle inflamed skin.



I hope this helps.



Good luck! xx

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