Dry Patches

Chelseaszidik - posted on 03/03/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My daughter has dry patches all over her body. I want to treat it naturally any suggestions. I have used calendula ointment but it hasent worked, I've also tried hydrocortazone and weleda diaper cream. I don't use anything scented and no

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Tina - posted on 03/06/2009

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Try this healing lotion called Renew  It is by this wellness company named Melaleuca they use only non toxic ingredients in all their poducts. Good luck!

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I used Gental Naturals Baby Ezema Cream.  You can find it in the baby aisle at CVS.  Apply a thick layer every night immediately after bath time.  My son's eczema was horrible, but after a few days it started clearing up and in two weeks it was gone.  The only thing is that its really thick and greasy.

Lindsey - posted on 03/04/2009

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My 6 month old son has this same problem. I went to the ped a month ago and she suggested lathering him in Crisco butter 30 min before his bath and using dove soap to bathe him. I decided to also start using Aquaphor on the dry spots a few times a day. To be honest I have seen some improvement but not great results. I was told to try Castile Olive Oil soap so I guess I will give that a try next.

Lindsey - posted on 03/04/2009

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My 6 month old son has this same problem. I went to the ped a month ago and she suggested lathering him in Crisco butter 30 min before his bath and using dove soap to bathe him. I decided to also start using Aquaphor on the dry spots a few times a day. To be honest I have seen some improvement but not great results. I was told to try Castile Olive Oil soap so I guess I will give that a try next.

Lisa - posted on 03/04/2009

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My daughter also had dry skin patches. My mother is a dermatology nurse and she suggested applying a fragrance free baby lotion immediately after a bath - giving a bath does not dry the skin but rather moisturizes it. Pat the skin dry with a towel and apply the lotion within 1 minute - this will keep the moisture from the bath in the skin. This worked for us!

Kyla - posted on 03/03/2009

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My son has dry patches also. We are using a natural Emulsifying Ointment twice a day with on treatment of Spectro Kids at night. The Ointment is great because according to my pharmasist you cannot over apply it. You can also put some of it in their bath water. It is really hard and sticky like bees wax but after it soaks in it's really nice.

Krista - posted on 03/03/2009

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My older son has bad eczema. What works for him are Cetaphil wash, lotion and cream. Many places have generic versions. The cream is SUPER. It's really rich and it absorbs quickly. Their lotion is light, I use it once I get the patches under control with the creams. Most often times his flares are caused by foods. He did extremely poorly with all the steroid creams the different doctors gave him, and he's also sensitive to oatmeal (Aveeno) and calendula (Weleda). So that is what works for us. I've found though that you have to find just the right combination for each child because it's usually different. Also if you are using scented laundry products, consider switching to all unscented. If you use dryer sheets, you can even get those in unscented. Good luck!

Chelseaszidik - posted on 03/03/2009

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Quoting Clarissa:



My son had dry patches and we ended up at the ped. she just prescribed 2% hydrocorizone instead of the 1% you can get at like Target... she has me put that under his reg. lotion. I use Hydrophilic lotion you can get from the pharmasist without a prescription. I've also used Aveeno lotion because it's so gentle for sensative skin. I hope this helps good luck!





I've tried the 2%.  I just put Aveeno on her I hope it helps.  

Clarissa - posted on 03/03/2009

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My son had dry patches and we ended up at the ped. she just prescribed 2% hydrocorizone instead of the 1% you can get at like Target... she has me put that under his reg. lotion. I use Hydrophilic lotion you can get from the pharmasist without a prescription. I've also used Aveeno lotion because it's so gentle for sensative skin. I hope this helps good luck!

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