My 11 month old son has eczema

Keirra - posted on 11/29/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I have it pretty bad during the Spring season, and I'm pretty sure that he got from me. I have taken him to the doctor about it and they keep saying to put olive oil or crisco or vasilene or hydrocotrisone cream or something bit it doesn't seem to do any good. It has gotten worse and made patches on his cute little legs. HELP!!!! IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP MY BABY BOY?????

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Aimee - posted on 04/11/2011

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try e45 thats good or aquious cream they are 2 really good ones i use them and i get eczema really bad in the summer hope this helps

April - posted on 04/08/2011

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My son also has excema, actually he has a breakout on his face/neck last night. He just turned 1. He also has it constantly on his legs/butt. i feel bad for him. His doctor prescribed him a mixture of Nyastatin and Triamcinolone. It works wonderfully. I can use it anywhere on his body.

Kim - posted on 04/06/2011

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Have you had him tested for allergies? My son had eczema on his cheeks and that was one of the first things my doctor has us do. I was prescribed hydrocortizone but rarely used it because it thins the skin and can cause more problems. Olive oil, vaseline, and aveeno worked wonders for me. You can also try switchng to an all natural body wash and cream. My friends daughter has terrible eczema and she gives her regular baking soda baths.

Ruchi - posted on 04/06/2011

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Fighting eczema ..avoid synthetic clothes,harsh detergents,make a food dairy and observe his diet. regular thick creams like Lipobase,oilatum are helpful,elidel and steroid as told by doctor.

Ruchi - posted on 04/06/2011

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Fighting eczema ..avoid synthetic clothes,harsh detergents,make a food dairy and observe his diet. regular thick creams like Lipobase,oilatum are helpful,elidel and steroid as told by doctor.

Emma - posted on 12/02/2009

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my son has the same problem, apparently they grow out of it. i tried many creams, some worked, some didn't. try dressing him in cotton, it lets the skin breathe better. I also found a range of organic cotton clothes which were fantastic!

Amber - posted on 12/01/2009

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my daughters doctor gave us a prescription for a hydrocortizone cream that has more cortizone in it than anything you can buy over the counter. we rub it on the patches that she gets once or twice a day and within a few days the patches are gone. you might try asking the doctor to presribe some for him.

Morgan - posted on 12/01/2009

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I use spectro eczema care for kids it works great on my daughters eczema. They also have a wash as well.

Nancy - posted on 11/30/2009

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Aww mine goes thought that too, I usualy givee my daughter a Aveeno bath, I use mostly aveeno products and work good for her. I avoide any Oranges cause its high in citrus and acide, Weat foods and woole blankets, these are common things that can break out eczema. A few times a day I put moisterizing cream on her, its expensive but is releaving, it can be up to 20 dollers a big jar of aveeno moisterising cream.

Trisha - posted on 11/30/2009

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All three of my kids have eczema and so did I.My daughter has it the worst and the best thing that I came across that really and truely hepled was a cream called Gator Balm(it doesnt come from gators lol) check out: http://www.genuineafricanformula.com/scr...
It started to work instantly for my daughter.

Angela - posted on 11/30/2009

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My son had it extremely bad when he was a baby. It looked like we had dumped him in battery acid. We went to the doctor too many times to count. Finally, we got in to see a dermatologist. He told us to give him a bath in warm water with Dove Original Body Wash (scents make eczema worse!!) twice a day. After the bath use Eucerin Cream (not the lotion, you want the THICK cream in the jar that looks like Marshmellow Fluff) on him. He also prescribed Elidel cream, it works wonderfully!! Within 3 weeks my sons eczema was gone. He still has some flare ups about once a year but it is eaily stopped by repeating the above. I hope this helps!

C. - posted on 11/29/2009

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Oh, yes, Eucerin is also great. I use that for myself, but I always thought it might be too much for my son's skin.. Definitely going to use mine for my son the next time I run out of his Aveeno.. Thanks for the tip, Shonda. Never knew anyone that used Regular Eucerin on their baby before.

Shonda - posted on 11/29/2009

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I use Eucerin Calming Cream on my 1 year old and have used it since she was about 4/5 months old. A friend of mine uses the Walmart brand of the same lotion and said she has had great results with it as well.

I found out about it when I took my oldest daughter (she's 9) to a dermatologist because of some dry, rough patches of skin on her arms and legs. He gave us small samples of the Eucerin to use and within 2 days all the dry rough patches were gone. It's now a must have for us in the winter/spring months!

C. - posted on 11/29/2009

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I also have eczema and my son got it from me! I have taken my son to several doctors (we moved about 5 months after I had him). The one cream they gave me for him really worked, but the second doctor I saw told me not to use it unless it was REALLY bad b/c it turns out that the cream they gave me is a steroid cream. That doctor gave me a prescription for Aquaphor. It made his eczema 10 times worse! They also said to try another cream, can't remember the name of it, and I tried it and it did the same as the Aquaphor!



So, all I do for my son, and it actually works a LOT better than what the doctors gave me, is I use the Huggies Fragrance Free body wash and b/c I could not find their lotion I got Aveeno Baby Fragrance Free lotion AND the Aveeno Baby Ezcema Cream.



I bathe my son with the Huggies wash and then I use the Aveeno Baby LOTION. Only on the bad parts do I use the Eczema Cream. It actually helps. Hope this helps you too!

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