Eczema!!! end of my tether!!!

Vixi - posted on 06/17/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Since I got pregnant with my now 17 month old Ive developed eczema which in time has got worse and worse. Its now all over my hands and is incredibly painful and itchy (weird mix I know!)



Been to the GP countless times and been given cream after cream which is doing nothing and Im now getting desperate coz my hands are a mess and I am in constant agony with it, even so much my sleeping pattern is all over the place.



Ive heard Lush Dream Cream is quite good for eczema and so wanted to ask for your verdicts before I go out and buy it only to find it irritates me like everything else seems to. Also, has anyone else developed eczema since pregnancy or am I just weird lol? x

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Cristina - posted on 06/19/2010

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I have developed it after birth and my son has it too well I have been looking for good and soothing lotions, and I have found two lotions that I use all day long for my hands because I wet them often, but we bathe now with Eucerin calming body wash, then use Cera V lotion all over later on we use the Eucerin lotion, it works wonderful and my skin isw almost back to normal, and my sons outbreaks are almost completely gone, his skin is how it should be, a baby soft skin. hope you have access to those brand where you live.
Oh one thing, stop the use of soaps with fragrance or any colours that Ucerin soap is great but don't espect it to be a sweet smelling one, may be that's it, just like food, what smells good usually is bad for you, lol hope it helps.

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my son who is 2 1/2 has excema.. i use vanicream soap and lotion.. after bath when he's still wet i lather with the lotion.. worked well.. we also have a weak steroid cream that i mix in with the lotion at times depending .. also.. all free and clear det, and just started downy sensitive and clear.. . im sure theres hand soap like that too

Martha - posted on 06/18/2010

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did you ever think it may not be eczema? We thought my daughter had eczema and so did the doctor. We got a second oppinion and it ended up being scabis. What you are discrbing sounds more like that then eczema

Sabrina - posted on 06/18/2010

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cut out perfumed soaps & lotions. Go organic on things that will be on her skin. This includes laundry soap. Chemicals tend to make it worse in my opinion. when my sister inlaw went organic, my nieces went away. came back when she spent 2 weeks w/ her grandparents though (they didnt use organic laundry detergent)... My sister inlaw had packed the shampoo & body soap, but hadnt tought about the bedding & the fact that they would be washing her clothes while she was there...

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My daughter has it & we use Burt's Bees Baby oil... Works great for her. Burt's Bees also make a special Hand Salve that is amazing...

Anna - posted on 06/18/2010

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I don't but my daughter and my husband has eczema. I have to put gobs of lotion on my daughter after baths and my hubby uses medicated cream but it never seems to go away. Sun for them is the best way to help the irritation. The sun some how makes the irritation decrease. Maybe try and get some rays since its summer and see if that works out for you. Good luck!

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