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My 5 yr old daughter has excema on her bum. Our pediatrician has tested her for food allergies. She came back negative for any food allergies. Does any mother have any suggestions on how to relieve her condition????

Thanks & Blessings,


Cora - posted on 05/23/2010




Coconut oil rocks!!! i use it for everything and my sons skin is so smooth... probiotics are amazing too. Just put a bit in their yogurt or even in water!!


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Ramona - posted on 11/20/2011




My first question would be, did the pediatrician do skin or blood allergies. All 3 of my daughters have had the blood test, but the oldest 2 has underwent the skin tests as well. Some allergies showed on the skin that did not show in the blood (if they have not had the allergen in question in a while, they will not have the antibodies in their blood and would not come up allergic in the blood), however some of the blood allergies did not show on the skin. My middle daughter did not show a wheat allergy on her skin test, but came up highly allergic in her blood (along with others, but wheat was the highest one). We have switched her to a gluten-free diet and it has helped her eczema tremendously. I have also started using products from a wellness company (I would be happy to talk to you further about it) and they have also help improve it as well. I know how frustrating it can be. My middle daughter is now 11 and has been struggling with chronic eczema since she was born. I would be happy to pass on any pointers I can.

Erin - posted on 11/18/2011




me and my son (3 years) have eczema and there are tons of ideas to get rid of it. I have been using California Baby Calendula cream on him and it clears it up (this jar goes a LONG way) You can also give an Echinacea Tincture from Herb Pharm (for kids, it has orange oil in it) that will help with the immune system. The website called Annie's Remedy has a great spot on eczema and one on psoriasis just look them both up under "conditions" . the remedies are interchangeable i have found. Some children out grow it. I never had eczema until I was in my 20s. so everyone is different. Avocado oil and Pomegranate seed oil i hear are good. I have used an Olive oil with lavender and that worked well also http://moonvalleyorganics.myshopify.com/...
these people have an eczema salve it works ok, but the "wound aid" works better. all the ingredients are amazing for getting rid of eczema. also try looking at Mountain Rose herbs they have some great stuff too.

♥TIA♥ - posted on 04/06/2011




Her Ped. Should have subscribed her a special lotion to ease it. I know with my daughter they did. It is something that she may out grow. Good luck most of the women already suggested what I would use.

April - posted on 03/04/2011




My son battled eczema for over four years. I found Renew by Melaleuca which has helped greatly. I also use JoJoba oil in his bath water to soften our hard water. I also have my son on Vital Choice Salmon Oil.

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My sister and i both have excema, i take corn starch baths to sooth is. Glycerin perfumes and dye in shampoos soaps laundry soap and irritate it.

Anna - posted on 07/05/2010




it is very possible that the yeast infection was a result of the sulfur, but I would have looked at that as a good sign. Homeopathics sometimes bring out old layers of disease and heals them before it is done doing its job in the body. That it brought out the yeast might be a throw-back to a previous thrush or other situation. The fact that it did this can be a very good sign that you are on the right track, with the right remedy. You might also try bentonite clay to help detox. Sulfur is a remedy that brings things to a head as it heals. You could also try a lower (milder) potency.

Erica - posted on 06/28/2010




My son had a few dry patches when he was born and I was sold on the baby wash and lotion and body oil from Arbonne International. It is all natural with no harsh dyes, chemicals, or fragrance and last forever. Also the diaper rash cream is amazing. It cleared my sons and my cousins sons excema! I loved it so that I was sold on the business because of the baby line! lol

Cora - posted on 05/23/2010




Try going to a naturopath to get an allergy test -- they are more accurate with sensitivities that your child might have.And just a thought try cutting out milk and wheat for 10 days and see if there are any improvements (most of the time it is one of those two)

Cheryl - posted on 05/22/2010




My 2 year old has a few white, raised blotches on her one knee. I pointed it out at the family doctors when we were in for her 2 yr well baby. She said, not to worry, I could buy an over the counter topical cream if I wanted to.

Our natural healing book listed Sulpher as a homeopathic remeady to try. I start giving her 2 or 3 tablets a day, but not every day. I'm bad at remembering to keep up on such stuff.

Then she started a very mild yeast infection that was quickly cleared up with a swab of tea tree oil. But in the book- Sulpher can also be used to clear up yeast infections.

If you know anything about homepathics, they work on the law of similarities. I'm afraid I caused the yeast infection and stopped giving her sulpher.

I'll try upping her oils- or rather remembering to give them to her everyday (like I said, I'm bad, I don't even take my prenatals everyday and I really should). Can you buy Renew at the regular stores or health store?

We already use nontoxic cleaners, laundry, soaps, etc.

Zita - posted on 05/03/2010




Hi, a friend of mine has been through this with her son and he is doing great now, so there is light at the end of the tunnel. She has done a few things, changed the shower head so the water is filtered for his skin, changed her laundry detergent, she found organice cotton next to his skin helps also (no chemicals in that fabric). Any cleaners she uses in her home are nontoxic and it has worked for her. It did not happen overnight, it took a little time but it did work. Renew is also very good to use, on skin, performed better than Eucerin in a double blind test. She found that he really has to be very diligent mositurising his skin a couple times a day.

Hope this helps, message me if I can be of any more help

Allison - posted on 01/20/2010




Try giving her salmon oil. There are a few brands that have them in yummy chewy formats. I usually try to moisturize from inside out. I have an awesome ointment that is 100% natural that seems to work for people with excema and skin sensitivities. CHeck out my site. www.watkinsonline.com/allisonmullin

If you are interested and live a bit further away I can send it through the mail. IT can be used for bum creme barrier, lips, body, and even under eyes to remove makeup. It comes in lemon, lavender, mango, and alos & green tea. 100% satisfaction guaranteed or money back. It is called hand and cuticle balm. Let me know if you want more info!



Raquel - posted on 01/03/2010




I use coconut oil on my sons bum, try the pro-biotic, for sure the omega(Nordic naturals), dr schultz has a tea tree & Jojoba oil that works for rashes and excema however it made his excema worse. Always clears diaper rash. It needs to be treated internally, most likely an allergy to dairy or wheat. Whole foods sells an alternative cream instead of using steroid creams. it's called Cardiospermum Florasone Cream. Good luck & let me know what you find out too. I'm always battling my sons on his elbow and ankle.

Kelly - posted on 12/15/2009




My son has excema on his scalp. Really a difficult situation to deal with. We use Tea Tree Oil, also known as Melaleuca. I actually got into selling products from the company Melaleuca because it worked so well on his scalp, so I bought into becoming a distributor, and to be honest, LOVE all the products. You can get pretty good quality Tea Tree Oil at a Natural Foods Store, but if you'd be interested in finding out about the comapny, Melaleuca, write me a quick email at librareporter@gmail.com. Hope this helps!

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I agree with the Omega 3. My naturopath also told me that probiotics often help, but I haven't tried it myself.

Also try bathing her in cooler water, and using a bath oil for sensitive or irritated skin rather than bubble bath. Ask at your chemist if they have one with natural colloidal oatmeal in it, or try Google to see if you can buy one online. The one I use for my son is called Dermaveen (has the oatmeal in it), other mums I know use QV with good results, but I'm not sure if those are Australian products (not sure where you are).

Cara - posted on 12/01/2009




My son had excema about a year ago too. I made sure he was taking an Omega supplement because that is so good for excema and other skin irritations. Plus it is so good for their developing brains! It really has cleared up and we haven't had to deal with it ever since. My son uses Shaklee's Mighty Smart Omega chews. You can find them here: www.caranitz.myshaklee.com. Otherwise, I would try essential oils diluted with organic virgin olive oil on the excema. Good luck!! Let me know if you have any more questions. Maybe I can help!

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