my 18 month old daughter has a slight case of egzama (cant spell) what the best lotion?

Mistie - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 142 moms have responded )

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she only gets a few dry spots but they are gross and look bad

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Cre - posted on 02/05/2010

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My daughter gets dry spots every once in a while and she has a prescription for Eucerin and Hydrocortizone mixed together...you can buy it seperate and mix it yourself, but if it's full eczema I heard Eucerin is good all together and to stay away from fragrant stuff, also the Aveeno products w/ oatmeal is good to

Maggie - posted on 02/05/2010

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I think Eucerin is the best but when the baby has a bad flare up you may be able to get a prescription. Hope this helps:)

Arisleydi - posted on 01/28/2010

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aveeno, eucerin, aquaphor and hydrocortizone are the best lotions for eczema

Angela - posted on 01/28/2010

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My Husband has that as well and he can't use anything with perfumes in it, he usually uses the lotions that have oatmeal in them and that seems to help him a lot.

Jessica - posted on 01/28/2010

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My little girl has eczema too. Her pediatrician can prescribe something but I use Eucerin for dry flaky skin and it works really well. It's expensive so buy a small bottle and test it out first. My mom used to give me baths in skin so soft and swears it got rid of mine when I was a baby but I've never tried it on my daughter.

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Sara - posted on 02/05/2010

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My daughter had an extremely bad case of eczema all over we had to see a child dermatologist. He prescribed a medicine called Triamcinalone and it worked amazingly. But I'd check with your pedi and see what they have to say and maybe even get a second opinion... that's what I had to do.. Good Luck

Tammie - posted on 02/05/2010

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hi there all the creams am crap wats doc prescribe me and my 2 year old lil girl have it too best thing is to cut down bathing as it washes natural oils out of the skins and try not to use fragerence item such as bubble bath washing powder and body wash use natural items like baby oil baby lotion and just a normal try skin cream i had a good one out of avon body cream its called 24/7 dry skin

Tammie - posted on 02/05/2010

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hi there all the creams am crap wats doc prescribe me and my 2 year old lil girl have it too best thing is to cut down bathing as it washes natural oils out of the skins and try not to use fragerence item such as bubble bath washing powder and body wash use natural items like baby oil baby lotion and just a normal try skin cream i had a good one out of avon body cream its called 24/7 dry skin

Bernadette - posted on 02/05/2010

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well the best stuff for eczema is the stuff called cetaphil. you should use the soap also it is about 3.00 a bar and the lotion is expensive too. i had to use that on my son and he havent had a breakout sice and that was 2 yrs ago a dermatologist told me to use it on him. I hope that helps.

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My baby has dry skin and while as was at the hospital for something else they gave me Eucerin (i think thats how you spell it) Apparently its what they use for baby's with excma... You can buy it at the chemist, on the tube it says it is a wools alchole ointment

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My baby has dry skin and while as was at the hospital for something else they gave me Eucerin (i think thats how you spell it) Apparently its what they use for baby's with excma... You can buy it at the chemist, on the tube it says it is a wools alchole ointment

Carrie - posted on 02/05/2010

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I use A & D ointment along with Aveno. Make sure the area's are kept lotioned at all times otherwise the patches get worse if the child scratches at them. We have the same issue. If they don't get better you really should address the problem with your physician as they will know the best route of care to take.

Nicole - posted on 02/05/2010

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I use johnsons soothing naturals balm. It looks a little like a little deodorant stick but consistency of a really good chap stick. I use that on her face for the really dry red bumps and the same in the lotion for the body. Used it on both my kids and I won't use anything else.

Kelly - posted on 02/05/2010

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Both of my kids had really sensitive skin as babies. Use Dove (bar) or cetaphil for bathing and for lotion you can use Eucerin or Cetaphil. Don't use any soaps or anything scented. Put the lotion on right after the bath. If it doesn't clear up in a week ask a doctor. It might look bad, but it probably isn't bothering her much

Erin - posted on 02/05/2010

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Olive oil worked WONDERS! I put it on this afternoon and gave her a bath about half an hour later, brushed hre hair while it was still wet and it is GONE!! She has had this since he was a few months old and at 18 months, it was about time this was gone for good. TRY IT OUT

Kassidy - posted on 02/05/2010

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So does my daughter, Get Aquaphor at Wal-Mart its like 7 bucks its worth it the doctor told me about it, and it does wonders, rub it all over her no matter where the spots are every night after a bath

Pushba - posted on 02/05/2010

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My son get these and the doctor recommended eucerin aquaphor. It works great!!! Just rub well into dry spots and you should see a difference in a few hours, maybe overnight.



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Terra - posted on 02/05/2010

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my son has mild eczema and i was told by his Ped. that it is safe to use aveeno baby wash and lotion on him it is safe to use at any age and it will clear it up in no time, it helps with sensitive skin as well. it worked for my son but everyone is different hope you find something that will help your daughter

Tiara - posted on 02/05/2010

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my daughters are the same way...u can use this product called EUCERIN u can get it by prescription or u can buy it over-the-counter in a cream or lotion form. They both work excellent as long as u put it on twice a day (like after her baths)

Amanda - posted on 02/05/2010

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Gental Naturals, Eczema cream for babies. but if it is bad you should take her to the doc, my baby had it everywhere

Heidi - posted on 02/05/2010

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I went through the same thing with my little girl. I went to the doctor and got a percription for it and honestly it never worked. I tired the Aveno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream (Uncented) and the wash and it was gone in 2 days. I swear by that stuff. It is made for dry skin and Eczema. Try it it really works.

Brandi - posted on 02/05/2010

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my pediatrician recommended domeboro over the counter... there are also prescriptions for bad cases.

Nicole - posted on 02/05/2010

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sudocrem or E45 cream's r best but u shud go doctors as they could give you something better. x

Stephanie - posted on 02/05/2010

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cortaid - my son has really bad eczema too. so we also got a special cream from the doctor but i don't know what it's called. And because my son is a constant scratcher, we started him zyrtec to subside the itching.

Paula - posted on 02/05/2010

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my nephew has ezema and my sis in law uses roc cream about 4 people recommended it to her and it worked. good luck.xx

Sarah - posted on 02/04/2010

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VASELINE INTENSIVE RESCUE MOISTURE LOCKING LOTION HYPOALLERGENIC MOISTURIZER UNFRAGRANCED..... $2.00 AT WALMART!!!

Emmy - posted on 02/04/2010

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I just discovered this company called Melaleuca. They are a completely all natural and eco-friendly company. They make this lotion called Renew. I have heard it really works and it is inexpensive!

Jade - posted on 02/04/2010

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My son was having issues with this as well and his pediatician told us to only use soap at bath time every other day and put Eucerin on him twice a day. It seems to have gone away since we have been doing that.

Jade - posted on 02/04/2010

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My son was having issues with this as well and his pediatician told us to only use soap at bath time every other day and put Eucerin on him twice a day. It seems to have gone away since we have been doing that.

Lindsey - posted on 02/04/2010

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Both of my kids had very mild cases, but we were prescribed elladell. It is pretty expensive, but it works!

Erin - posted on 02/04/2010

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Both my daughters had/have eczema and our dr. suggested a 1% hydrocortisone cream. My oldest daughter has grown out of it but my 6 month old has it pretty bad, i'm appling the hydrocorisone cream up to 3 times a day.

Kelsey - posted on 02/04/2010

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i've had eczema since i was 9 months old, nothin has helped me except for cetaphil lotion and soap, i get the walmart brand because its cheaper though. and also you will have to look at the ingredients in things because if there is lanolin in it then its an irritant and can make it worse. hope this helps.

Yami - posted on 02/04/2010

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i know curel is what doctors recommend. But you should check with your baby's pedi to make sure it doesn't get worse.

Stephanie - posted on 02/04/2010

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My daughter has excema and has had it since she was born. I found that life brand base cream works best, you can buy it at shoppers drug mart. If you are not near a shoppers you can just buy galaxal base cream. If it doesn't clear up your doctor can prescribe some prescription cream too.

Monica - posted on 02/04/2010

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Hydrocortizone 2% works great on eczema...my daughter had sensitive skin siunce birth. I tried hydrocortizone for a while but kept running out so fast. I stopped putting the baby lotion on her and put by own which was Suave and a couple days later they disappeared.So i figured maybe the baby lotion was causing some sort of reaction but am not sure. Hope this helped.

Tiffany - posted on 02/04/2010

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If they are really bad you should take her to the doctor so they can give you a prescription cream. Otherwise the best lotion that had worked for my daughter is Aquaphor (which was doctor recommended). It's a little spendy, but it works great. It's very thick like Vaseline.

Sarah - posted on 02/04/2010

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my daughter is four months and like yours, only has a few dry spots. i have found that certain bath washes worsen it. i use burts bees baby wash and aveeno baby soothing relief moisture cream for babys with eczema and it works well. she still has dry spots once in a while but not nearly as bad. and it removes the redness.

Andrea - posted on 02/04/2010

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Both of my boys(6&7) have bad eczema. There are a lot of creams out there. We use perscribed Elidel. I have tried everything and it seems to work the best. Also, watch her skin in the spring when all of the pollen is floating around. Pollen allergies can cause eczema flare ups.

Katherine - posted on 02/04/2010

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it is a good idea to go and see a naturopath so they can work out the CAUSE of the eczema and not just give symptomatic relief ( this is what the cortisone and other cream do) It is generally caused by food sensitivites ( this is possible even if the baby is only on breast milk or formuala as they can be sensitive to the foods that you are eating as, of course it goes through the breast milk. Giving probiotics and fish oil are good start, but definitely go and see a naturopath

Katrina - posted on 02/04/2010

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My sister has had eczema since she was born, my mum had to use oatmeal soaps and lotion. she also had some perscribed for her, eventually though they started having little effect. Now my sister uses Aveeno products and they have worked wonders for her and it's great for sensitive skin too. You should see if theyre ok to use on babies, if so these might help you :)

Kristen - posted on 02/04/2010

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My son is 3 and has had it bad his whole life. His pediatrician prescribes us hydrocortisone cream 2% and we use Cetaphil cream. It also really helps to keep a cool mist humidifier in your childs room at night. Something that I tried that sounds horrible but really worked was bleach baths. When my son has a bad break-out, I fill up the bath tub and add a 1/2 cup bleach and let him soak in it. Then wash and rinse him with fresh water and put on the hydro cream and cetaphil. They actually did studies on this (you can look it up on the internet) and its amazing how well it worked for us.

Erin - posted on 02/04/2010

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My Pediatrician said Vaseline or Hydrocorizone on her bath day & follow-up with the bath that evening with adult dandruff shampoo, careful not to get it in the eyes more than normally. There are still a few patches on my 18-month old daughter's head too but most of it is going away.

Jennifer - posted on 02/04/2010

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Baby Aveno works great for dry spots. If that isn't strong enough get a 1% hydrocortisone cream.

Marie - posted on 02/03/2010

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My son had eczema too. Try Neutrogena Norwegian formula hand cream. That stuff is amazing. I also put green tea bags on his arms to cool the itch. I drink tea in the mornings, so after I made my tea, I set the bag to the side to cool down slightly so it wouldn't burn him, and then I held it on his arms for about 5 minutes (or as long as he would sit still).

Britany - posted on 02/03/2010

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hydrocortizone is good to keep it hydrated also after a bath pat her dry then use a lot of unscented lotion so she doesn't dry out. also walmart has some body wash its in the baby section it's green and has whinie the pooh and tigger on it it works great for small cases.

Racheal - posted on 02/03/2010

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my daughter had some dry chapped spots on her cheek so i bought Aveeno lotion and it cleared up instantly. maybe that could help? - it has oatmeal in it and they say oatmeal is really good for the skin. hope it helps!!

Alexsis - posted on 02/03/2010

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Oatmeal bath, Aveeno baby bath, and zinc oxide. When Angelina got ezema, it was an allergy to whole milk. I gave her soy milk till she was 4, and it went away on it's own!! Call me girl, I miss you!!

Robyn - posted on 02/03/2010

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Hi my daughter is 14months old and has the
same problem i found using silcocks cream really helps i wash my little girl in it in the bath and takes the redness out

Stephanie - posted on 02/03/2010

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Eucerin definitely! I've had bad eczema since I was a baby myself and it worked soo well :)

Angela - posted on 02/03/2010

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No my son has the same problem get the Hydo Croutozme (I think that is spelt right!) put it on three times a day untill it clears and then just once a day right after the bath

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try aveeno lotion for babies with moisturizer, they make a body wash, an shampoo to. I use all three on my little boy. along with a Rx his Dr. gave him for me to put on him when it gets really bad.

Maeidell - posted on 02/03/2010

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I suffer from excema also.The best lotion to use is Aeeno or any lotion with oatmeal in it.You can also use the Aveeno baby wash.It will clear the excema right up I swear.Works wonders that stuff.Good luck! :)

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