Eczema

Meegan - posted on 04/11/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

6

91

0

Summer has been dignosed with eczema but no doc will give her anything to help (she is only 7 months old), any help would be good her skin looks painful

21 Comments

View replies by

Jolene - posted on 04/21/2010

11

4

0

My friend's son did really well with Aveeno lotion, and my pediatrician also says Aveeno is wonderful for all sorts of skins problems. Also, you could try California Baby's Calendula cream. It's a little expensive but well worth it.

Nicole - posted on 04/18/2010

11

21

0

My son's pediatrition told me to wash his face frequently and put a low level hydrocortisone on his. She said not to use the 1.0%, but the .5% because his is only 6mnths old. His seems to flare up more when his formula or slobber has been on his face for a little while...
Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 04/18/2010

3

8

0

My daughter also suffers eczema can not stress enough to keep
moisterising her I use a cream called aqueous u can also put this
in the bath

Christine - posted on 04/18/2010

4

42

1

My suggestion is to talk with your dr. first.. Be cautious with oatmeal products and females because if your child sits in an oatmeal bath they could develop yeast infections. Make sure you use fragrance fee everything! And dont use dryer sheets. I found the cetaphil body wash works well, and aquaphor lotion. Give her luke warm baths and make sure they are short. When shes done in the bath, fully dry her off.. Good luck!

[deleted account]

My son developed terrible eczema at age 4 months when he started getting his teeth, which most doctors will not admit has an effect on children in more ways than one. My determatologist is the only doctor that confirmed my thinking. He was put on a regimen of both prescription and non-prescription creams. After getting the eczema under control we slatthered him 2 times a day with Aquaphor and it helped keep things under control. He also got diagnosed with many food allergies. You may want to look into both of these causes. On a good note he hasn't had any eczema since he got all his teeth, he is now 5. Good luck.

Krystal - posted on 04/18/2010

345

17

17

my doctor prescibed my son oilatum bath liquid and oilatum cream for his eczema (you can also buy these at a suppermarket but they can be pricey). it works really well on my son, there is also a new E45 cream out that is specially made for babies that have eczema. my neices doctor suggest it to my sister and it works really well on my neice. best wishes :) x

Nina - posted on 04/17/2010

11

8

1

My son had it when he was little and had to switch to soaps with no fragrance or little fragrance ..bath in Oatmeal ..Aveeno brand makes wonderful products for eczema.. Witch hazel I believe is a natural product good for the itchyness for any dermititis. ie. chicken poxs and bug bites etc, too.

Lorie - posted on 04/16/2010

515

22

32

My husband and two of my boys have eczema. My boys had eczema since they were 2 months old. Ihad to fight my doctor for about 2 months to get meds, just don't give up.

I used the meds for alomost 5 years now. ( my oldest will be 5 soon )

Two weeks ago I found this cream that works better then the meds and is better/safer for them.

It is called Barriere from WellSkin. It is made with 20% silicone skin cream. The only thing I don't like about it, it smells like meds but it doesn't have any in it. ( I looked up on it before I used it.)

Good luck

Teresa - posted on 04/16/2010

76

13

6

my sister suffers eczema and so did her daughters she recommends fish oil capsules and dont use soap use bath washes that are soap free and you can also get laundry powder that also is better for their skin.

Diana - posted on 04/16/2010

66

9

7

Oh, and the doctor prescribed me a wash for my son. It's called Cetaphil. Personally though I like the Aveeno fragrance free baby wash and lotion. I have switched to these for my 2 yr old too cause I've noticed her skin was getting dry.

Diana - posted on 04/16/2010

66

9

7

My son was just diagnosed with eczema and he is 4 months. My doctor presribed 3 different ointments to put on his skin. And once his skin cleans up I am sopposed to put lotion on it once or twice a day to keep it moise. My sons got pretty bad cause he scraches his face and it got infected. The ointments are Muoirocin, Desonide, and Aquaphor. The Aquaphor really helps keep the skin moist so that it is clearing up quickly. I just started treating his skin 2 nights ago and now it is almost gone.

April - posted on 04/16/2010

15

7

0

Get some T-Tree oil from your local health store, put a few drops in your favorite lotion. Here is a post about it from a lady who has eczema.

I have been using this oil for quite a few years now. And I just love it.
Not only is it good for small cuts. But it is great to put into your family shampoo to keep head lice away. You can mix it with you pets shampoo and it help keep you pets flee and tick free. One drop only is all you need. . The smell from this oil is very strong. My sister had eczema for years, just a small amount of t-tree oil and rub on the affected area and with in a few days it eczema has gone. Now she hasn’t had a break out in years. This product is just wonderful I strongly recommend this to any family.

Connie - posted on 04/16/2010

4

35

0

I know exactly what you're going through. My oldest daughter was diagnosed with ezcema at 2 months old (shes 4 now). We have gone through medication after medication to help keep it under control. Right now the stuff that works for her are elcon, and protopic (both of which are presciption). Her dr. just put her on elidil and is trying a new presciption, sorry I can't look up the name right now but I can get back to you. The first thing you need to do is try to get into see a dermatologist for any help and advice on how to help your little one. There are alot of things can trigger flare ups with ezcema, and it's usually related to allergies and asthma, both of which my daughter has, and both can and do trigger flare ups, with her. If you want, you can send me a message, with any questions you have about ezcema, and I'll do my best to help you out.

Some lotions and bath stuff that helped my daughter tremendously are: Aveeno (all products), Eucerion lotions, Cetephil (works like a charm) they have both bath soap, and lotions for this product, and Dove bath wash.

Kellean - posted on 04/12/2010

114

13

3

Joy said it perfectly Aveeno, I forgot about that stuff in that it is an oatmeal product and works perfectly!

Kellean - posted on 04/12/2010

114

13

3

My son had severe eczema when he was a baby. He was even allergic to water when he was born. With eczema I was taught to use fragrance free products like soap,lotion etc. Anything that touches the skin. Including his clothing. Wash them in fragrance free laundry detergent. I was also told to use hydrocortisone cream but sparingly at this age. However, I would strongly recommend your doctors approval before trying this. Some doctors can do a test to make sure your child isn't allergic to steroids. Don't apply it to the face unless your doctor suggests it as it can cause the skin to thin out. The OTC cream is not as strong at the prescription form.
Eczema is aggravated by dry air, especially during winter months when forced-air heat circulates in the home. Since dry air tends to aggravate the itching of eczema, keeping indoor air moist should be a primary concern. You can counter dry air with a good humidifier, When bathing her use lukewarm water and dry her off with a cotton towel. Cotton allows the skin to breathe, Certain types of clothing can trigger the itching.
Calamine lotion is good for the skin. I also really like Eucerin, Eucerin is thick and offered a layer of protection that seemed to continue to moisten the skin long after it was put on. It also seemed to repel the water if any got on the skin. It was like a moister barrier, it kept the moister in and the water which can be drying out. I gather it is still highly recommended and my son on occasion still uses it.
Another good thing I used to do with my son was give him oatmeal baths. This kept the skin moist as it is very soothing. I hated how the oatmeal would clog the drain so I usually put the oatmeal in a mesh type bag I made up or cheese cloth. This still allows the oatmeal to soften the bath water.
My son still suffers from eczema, just not to the extreme he did when he was little. I think the severity stopped around five years ago.
Anyway, hoped this information may have helped you a little. Good luck!

Joy - posted on 04/11/2010

4

8

0

I have had eczema all my life. my littlest one has it. right now he's 1. Aveeno sells baby products, the most useful for us has been the baby bath (you can use the adult body wash if you cant find baby) and the aveeno baby lotion. depending how oozy or raw her skin is, you can apply some cornstarch to help dry it out first. check to see if she has an allergy to any detergents or washes too, sometimes ours gets worse with an allergy. I know some other tricks if you need, just mail me!!

Leigh - posted on 04/11/2010

3

12

0

Oilatum is good to use in the bath. Most docs suggest E45 but don't use it for eczema!!

Amanda - posted on 04/11/2010

76

20

4

hydrocortizone cream will help with the ichiness use that only when it gets bright red 1% is enough 3 to 4 times a week at most and get the aveeno lotion for babies with eczema. I also got the aveeno baby wash for my daughter and it has helped greatly with her eczema. I always put the lotion on right after her bath. I hope this helps for you

Lacey - posted on 04/11/2010

118

29

10

Our Dr. told us to use a baby eczema cream, there are a few different brands. And she also said to use hydro-cortisone cream every other day. That helped soooooo much. She still has a little dry skin but its not as rough or puffy and red. She also said that my daughters should start getting better when it gets warm. I don't know if it the cold has caused your Little ones eczema or not though.

[deleted account]

We use washing liquid instead of powder as it doesn't irritate my lo's skin like powder does. Sainsburys back to basics shower gel is good too as it simply cleans without any extra perfume etc!! savlon antiseptic cream does help when his skin is very dry and cracked. A friend of mine's lo is only a couply of months old with signs of eczema and she was told to bathe her lo in plain warm water with a little baby oil. Hope this helps and good luck with it. x

Tally - posted on 04/11/2010

587

84

31

I know exactly how to help your daughter. I shop with a company that specializes in helping people with eczema. They have a product called Renew and it is highly effective in treating eczema - naturally.

You also need to use natural products when washing her clothes.

Go to www.LiveTotalWellness.com/tally and request information there. This has been life changing for us.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms