Eczema

Korrie - posted on 01/01/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Hi mamas! My son, Sawyer, has been plagued with eczema since he was about 6 weeks old. We've tried lots of products and wondering if any of you have been battling this issue too, and if so, what works for you? Right now, Eucerin and Aquaphor has been our weapons of defense.

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Korrie - posted on 01/11/2009

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Thanks for all your advice...I found a few new ideas here.... I'll just keep at it!

Marie - posted on 01/11/2009

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I too, use the Gentle Naturals Eczema Bath Wash ... but squirt some in my son's bath so he can soak in it.  Then I wash him with Aveeno Baby Wash.  It seems to keep the eczema at bay somewhat.  It seems like the winter is when it really tends to flare up so I try to let him soak in the tub a little longer.

Norma - posted on 01/09/2009

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My little girl has had flare ups since she was about 5 months old. Our doctor said just to leave it alone! However, I tried a home remedy of vinegar ( apple cider) diluted with water. I would put it on every day after her bath. It's all gone now.

Stacey - posted on 01/08/2009

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I have been battling the same twith my daughter. I have found that bathing in Dove instead of normal baby wash and then using Johnson and Johnson shea and coco butter. This combo cleared it up for a bit she is having a bad flare right now due to a vacation were it was extra dry and the dove bar was not available.  Oh and the sensitive Dove bar doesn't bother her eyes. Hope this helps.

Tiffany - posted on 01/08/2009

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I love California baby calendula cream. It works great for my son also Gentle Naturals baby Eczema cream.

Michele - posted on 01/08/2009

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You can get A&D at most discount stores/Walmart. It's called A&D Original Ointment and can be found with the diaper creams. It looks like thick Vaseline or lanolin, but smells a little better. I try to use fragrance-free as much as possible too.

Jennifer - posted on 01/08/2009

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Thanks for the advice i'm going to try it i'll let you know if it works for us

User - posted on 01/08/2009

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No, it has to be Dove bar soap in the blue and white box. My husband and I use it as well and we also stop using anything with fragrance on ourselves. Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 01/08/2009

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Hi thanks for the advice where can i find the a&d cream and is that the name of it or is it short for something? I have dove baby wash but it is lightly scented is that what you use. Hope these work for use.

Kerryn - posted on 01/07/2009

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My little girl has flare ups and i stopped all dairy and or gave her lactose free food to eat. I use Medi honey Eczema cream and weleda Calendula bath wash or soap. I find that this works for her, as all the other stuff made it worse. But i noticed since taking her off lactose products that made the world of difference to her sensitive skin. My little girl use to get it all over her body really bad too.

User - posted on 01/07/2009

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Oh...in addition to the Aquaphor, our pediatrician has us use ONLY Dove soap (even in the hair) and no other lotions or fragrances. We've had to switch to fragrance free laundry soap as well. The whole routine seems to work!

Michele - posted on 01/07/2009

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All three of my kids had/have eczema. I alternate using a prescription cream and A&D cream. I put the A&D on the scalp at night & it works great.

Jennifer - posted on 01/07/2009

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Hi! My son Dylan is 13 months old and has had excemza since he was two months. He has it on it's body and in his head. For his body I use the aveeno baby wash every bath.For his head nothing seems to work. Wondering if you might have some suggestions on how I can get his head better. Any advice is welcomed.

Sally - posted on 01/07/2009

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My son Spike has eczema, and the best product I've found is TriDerma Baby Extreme Itch & Dryness Fast Healing Cream- http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp... Unfortunately you can only get it at babies r us, but it works wonderfully, better than aquaphor even and less greasy. It's definitely worth the $15. I see now on the website that the company that makes it also makes a specific eczema cream, so that may work even better. Good luck!

Heather - posted on 01/02/2009

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I'm a pediatric home health nurse...and what has worked the best with most of my clients with the same problem has been Lubriderm. Eucerin and Aquaphor are top of the line though. Good luck!

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