Help, Rash and not sure what to do?

Allicia - posted on 10/04/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 4 1/2 little boy kids getting ezema rashes. I use baby wash always on his clothes but out of no where the rash keeps coming back. His whole upper body has the rash right now. I put lotion that is for the rash but I feel bad for him becuase he is itchy. Should I have a test done to see what the triggers?

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User - posted on 10/07/2012

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I don't see why not. But my little sister had that when she was four and five and we used those really sensitive, hypoallergenic washes, it didnt go away overnight, but it worked

Allicia - posted on 10/06/2012

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Thanks everyone. We ended up calling the dr becuase it was spreading. They have no clue what the rash is. He is on a very strong steroid cream. They think he most of touched something. They said its werid how the rash is only on half his body. Is on his face, arms and chest stomach and back. Not on his legs, feet or hands. The cream is helping I think maybe one more day of the cream and it should be cleared up.

Tracey - posted on 10/05/2012

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Your boy could be allergic to the baby wash, mine is. Also town water causes my son's to flare up if he drinks it unboiled, he can bath in it. Sweat is another for Nat, so he gets it a lot on his right leg as he has to wear an AFO (a plastic splint).

Paw paw ointment is great, vitamin E cream helps and sorbolene cream is good. Keep his skin moisturized between flare-ups can help. Oats in a stocking tied under the bath tap while running the bath is very soothing.

Nat gets his in the creases a lot too and the corner of his eye is another place he gets eczema, tears can irritate the flare up.

Good luck with your little boy. Mine is now 16.

Toni - posted on 10/05/2012

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Use all natural products for washing with.

I only use washing soda for the laundry with few drops of tea tree oil in it.

Washing soda is fairly cheap and there are no hash chemicals in it, and the tea tree oil can get a little pricey, but you only need 2-3 drops per load of washing and it is a natural anti bacterial.

For the rashes if you want to use natural products, paw paw ointment is great for all sorts of things, even harsh breakout of eczema, but it is a bit greasy feeling and can make an outbreak a bit itchy. To keep the rash from having bad break outs, oatmeal baths are great. Raw honey lightly rubbed onto effected areas, raw honey can be found in most natural health shops. It has anti inflammatory properties and anti bacterial properties. Also, if the rash is really bad, try some all natural greek yogurt. I know it sounds a bit weird, but the yogurt is incredibly soothing, if a bit messy.

Sources: 22 years of having eczema problems myself, 5 years of hubby having skin sensitivity, and 4 years of being worried my son will inherit our skin problems, lol.

Maretta - posted on 10/05/2012

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Aveeno has a wonderful Eczema line for both adults and children. My daughter has a very bad case and has a prescribed lotion for extreme breakout but since it has steroids i try not to use it everday. Also try washing the sheets a couple times a week all clear and oxy clean for sensative and hyproallegnic bleach works well for my daughter because when we sleep our skin sheads and die off that could add to some of the outbreaks and wash wash wash toys as well. Good luck!!!!

Bryanna - posted on 10/05/2012

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I would try. Neosporin eczema essentials. I have bad eczema on my hand. It got to the point of blisters. I got the anti itch cream for $8 and with in 2 days my hand was looking normal.

You could also give him an oatmeal bath. The actual stuff for that is spendy. What I do is buy Quaker quick oats plain. And grind it into a powder with a coffee grinder. It works great. You just add it while the water is running until the water looks kind of tan. Sit in it for 15min get out and putnon sentted lotion on. Or neosorin has daily lotion to help flare ups. The anti itch is only for flare ups.

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