My daughter has matching itchy patches on the back of her legs. Any ideas what it is and how to trea

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Sue - posted on 02/23/2010

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Liz - posted on 11/27/2012

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Hello my daugher is 2 and has very bad eczama... I have tried everything prescription and CVS. The winter months make it much worse. I tried Eurcerin calming lotion after baths and it has worked so well. My daughter had a bad breakout under her arm after i used berts bees bubble bath. I should have know better but i got comfortable through the summer with no issues. I cant believe how well it has helped. I also have made sure humidifer is on every night too.



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Gemma - posted on 03/07/2011

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hi guys i wounder if any body can help me my son has had weeping eczema since he was born but lately seems to be gettin worse he had loads of different creams and stuff for in the bath but lately nothin is workin for him it wakes him up through the night and i cant even bath him at the moment because he screams so plz guys has anybody got any other ideas what else i can do for my poor boy thanks

Kristi - posted on 02/23/2010

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It's hard to tell without more of a description or picture of the itchy patches. It could just be an allergic reaction, or it could be something more serious like eczema or something like that. I would def. take your little one to the doctor!

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Eucerin cream...no hot baths..keep the bath short...no bubble bath...sorry, she has exzema. Lotions contain alcohol and will dry out her skin. So, creams are the best for softening it. Those bumps will get worse in the summer and winter(like how your hands feel really dry at those times of year...the skin back of the legs and elbows get dried and scaly). Keep an eye on her scalp too...that is what dandruff usually develops from. It is really easy to treat...it will just be with her for a while. Sometimes as they get older, it goes away, and comes back when they get stressed or overly hot. I had it growing up, and 3 of my 4 children have it. It just means no long baths and no bubbles. If it continues, go to your doctor for some perscription cream. You may check your laundry soap and dryer sheet use...some times perfumes irritate it too. Good luck!

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Could be eczema. My son has it and I was told to use vaseline on the affected areas. It worked like a charm. Sometimes the patches flare up but usually only have a bath day. We bathe every other evening.

Chassity - posted on 02/18/2010

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its probably ezcema. my youngest son has it on his arms and the back of his legs. it looks like really dry skin and usually gets red. i would bring her to the dr. and see for sure because if its not treated it can get bad and make nasty sores.

Michelle - posted on 02/18/2010

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My one daughter gets bumpy itchy patches under knees, under bum cheeks, and on her tummy - doctor indicates it is eczema - baby aveeno lotion woprks great.

Catherine - posted on 02/18/2010

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my son went to doctor before we tried the aveno and he got the steroid cream and he would scream when i put it on him, after two or three weeks it still didnt go away. I had the best result with the aveno

Maci - posted on 02/17/2010

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My son and I both have ezcema and I use "Aquaphor Baby" On my son.. It's also wonderful for chapped lips! And it's only $5.99 at our local drug store.

Becki - posted on 02/17/2010

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my daughter had the same exact thing and i asked her pediatrican and he told me it was eczama and wrote a percription for some type of creme that cleared it up after a couple of times of usin it

Brittney - posted on 02/17/2010

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my daughter (now 20mo) also had excema on her legs. we used heavy lotions and cut out soap (at the recommendation of the pediatrician), but it didn't help. my naturopath said that excema is almost always caused by problems in the gut, such as food allergies. we cut out dairy and put her on pediatric probiotics and it went away.

Kelly - posted on 02/17/2010

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Aveeno baby lotion & wash. Mr. Bubble also makes a free and clear bubble bath that doesn't seem to bother my kids skin.

Susan - posted on 02/17/2010

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It could be eczema.My son has it.I can't use any soaps or lotions with fragrance or he has a break out.You could try using Eucerine or Aquaphor.They will help take the itch away.If it doesn't seem to get better his DR can prescribe a cream and that will do the trick.

Kathy - posted on 02/17/2010

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Most likely ezcema, all 4 of my babies had it and my son who is almost 11 still gets the patches sometimes during the winter months. If it isn't red and inflamed I would just treat with eucerin cream several times per day and avoid using soaps at bath time, use a cream body wash like Cetaphil instead and avoid lengthy baths. If it is red or inflamed call the doc and get her in to be checked she may need a topical steroid cream. Good luck :)

Catherine - posted on 02/17/2010

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my son has those and i got the aveno baby sensitive body wash and lotion and they went away after two days

Christine - posted on 02/17/2010

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Hi Heather, Mys son had the exact same thing on the back of his knees. Went 2 the Dr. and he perscribed a minimal steroid cream. It was like a form of excema. (hope i spelled that right !) Hope that helps u !!!

Diana - posted on 02/16/2010

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try giving a bath then rub baby oil all over ... that's what i did on my kids .. and still when my kids get in to some thing i tell them to do this and MOST of the time it works..

Jennii - posted on 02/16/2010

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My son has had it since he was 6 months old. He gets bathed in QV soapfree lotion and i put elocon and aqueous cream on the back of his knees and the cresses in his arms and sigmacort and aqueous on his face. I also wash him in goats milk soap as well. He is getting an allergy test done just case he is allergic 2 something. I swear these creams work because he has had it really bad and he is only 10 months old. Make sure the bath is luke warm and have only quick baths as the water drys out the skin.

Felisa - posted on 02/15/2010

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It does sound like eczema or otherwise known as "winter itch". I know of a product that will totally eliminate it! I am gonna send you a message in your inbox.....

Myra - posted on 02/15/2010

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Most likely they are an allergy to a soap, lotion, or laundry product. However, it could also be a heat rash if the area is covered like by a pants/shorts leg. If you haven't changed any soaps, lotions, or laundry products, I'd go with heat rash. Just try to let air get to the area. If it isn't feeling better within a couple of hours (it probably won't be gone, but should feel some better), it could be a food allergy; especially if you've given her anything new.

Melissa - posted on 02/15/2010

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My son had a patch of eczema behind the knee... my dr. recommended any over the counter hydrocortizone cream twice a day. By my son gets dry skin, rough and patchy as well. He usually has it on the back side of his arms, just above the knee, and right above his ankles. This is just dry skin, not eczema. My sons eczema was red and blistery looking. His dry skin is slightly red and rough. Just make sure you know what it is before treating it, because it may be as simple as keeping his skin hydrated with lotion.

Aleisha - posted on 02/15/2010

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Hi there im 27 an i get eczama, an so do all 4 of my children.. I use cream from the doctor an apply it during the day an when weather is really hot i keep the cream on thick it helps loads an i use a mild cleaner on our bodys an limit dairy products.. im not saying that its what your buba has but may pay to get your family doctor to check it out...

Sarah - posted on 02/14/2010

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Hi, it definitely sounds like eczema to me, I use the goat soap shampoo/body wash on my girls and that seems to have cleared all of there itchy skin and eczema. The goat soap seems to put a layer over the skin and hold in the moisture I actually use the soap on myself and it has cleared up my eczema as well. Good luck =)

Lynde - posted on 02/14/2010

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Like the other two moms that had mentioned baby eczema, my daughter has it too. It wasn't that bad though. Hers would come and go. I don't really know what triggers it, but this is what I did to help her: I dress her in long sleeves and pants when she goes to bed so she wouldn't itch during the night, I bathe her every other day, and I put a good amount of Cetaphil lotion on her right after her bath. I don't know what kind of lotion you are using, but before Cetaphil, I was using Aquaphor and it didn't really help ease the itch. I read somewhere that Cetaphil works better so I switched and I noticed that it had made a huge difference. She rarely itches now and it's practically gone. You can't even tell she had baby eczema. Also, her pedi told us that babies usually grow out of it. If it starts to spread then I would be worried.

Tcordukes - posted on 02/14/2010

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my daughter gets ezcema behind the knees and in her elbows, check with ur doc, things that can reduce these patches are things like excema creams, soap, not using bubble bath etc i also went though a stage where we couldn't give her baths. showers only, but i'm sure its not that bad, however reduce the time in the bath....

Kristen - posted on 02/14/2010

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I would double check with the peditrician but my son had baby eczama, i changed his lotions and soap and nothing happen so i asked his doc and she told me it was eczama.... hes pedi wasnt worried about it at all, she told me that a lot of babies get it and it usually goes away.. they sell a baby eczama cream at any walgreens or rite aid.. its not too expensive.

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i was using johnsons betime lotion and bath and I noticed my daughter had these patches on her arms..i switched to aveeno and they went away.

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