I have a huge problem with my daughters eczema she is 1year 4 months, please help

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Allecia - posted on 10/02/2012

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Eucerin and Aveeno eczema cream and 2 definite must tries! I'd also suggest either Dreft or Arm & Hammer fragrance free. Baking soda baths also worked well especially in the hot, humid summer months.

Jennifer - posted on 10/01/2012

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First I would tell you to try to determine what's triggering the eczema. Yes, the potential for eczema can be hereditary, but something is causing it to flare up. I had a nutritionist share what she finds to be the most common eczema triggers. You can see them here: http://itchylittleworld.wordpress.com/20...



Next, find a good cream or salve to help soothe the skin until you can remove all the triggers. Nothing will heal the skin permanents until you remove the triggers. Even steroid creams only mask the problem. Once they are stopped, the skin usually flares up again if the eczema is moderate to severe.



Scratch Protective clothing is great to prevent little fingers from scratching and further irritating the skin. More on that here: http://itchylittleworld.wordpress.com/20...



Talk to your physician about supplements to help improve the body's immune response. Fish oil and probiotics can be really helpful.



Good luck!

Jennifer

April - posted on 02/21/2009

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I make my own oatmeal baths at home. Take regular oatmeal and grind it into fine powder in your blender or a chopper. Put about 3/4 cup in a bath and have her soak in it for at least 20 minutes. Try to remember that any lotion or bath wash with scent will probably make it worse. Try to stick to Aveeno products.

Inna - posted on 02/21/2009

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Hi Rita,

Your house cleaners can contribute a lot to the problem. Some of the products that you buy at the grocery stores are extremely toxic. You should probably take that into consideration. As for the lotion that can really help to fight your child's eczema, I would highly recommend Renew. It is working 7 times faster and more effectively then Eucerin. You can check it out on www.livetotalwellness.com/healthyfuture. I hope this helps. Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 02/19/2009

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My son had Eczema as a baby and I got cream from the doctor which helped for breakouts but inbetween them I used the Aveeno lotion and bath stuff on top of cetaphyl cream. The stuff is expensive but it's a big jar and last a long time and worked wonders. Watch what she eats and wears. Wool and heavy stuff can irritate the skin and also things like wheat or oatmeal could break her out. My doctor also said to let him soak in the tub for awhile so his skin got to soak in the moisture. And don't rub dry, just pat and even leave her skin a little damp when you put whatever cream or lotion on that you use. Don't use stuff with fragrances, that can make her break out and dry too.

Timmi - posted on 02/19/2009

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My daughter would still break out and she would scream when we would use the Aveeno products and even Eucerin, except the oatmeal bath treatments, which we use instead of soap for the winter right now. Be careful cause the bath toys get really grimy. Also Her skin was to the point where she almost had open sores on her skin I was about the call the Dr when I tried olive oil mixed with a strong lanolin cream (I used some of my nipple cream) This worked wonders. So now we can just use olive oil and a heavy moisturizer.

Katie - posted on 02/19/2009

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I know of a perfect lotion! It's proven to be 7 times more effective than the leading dermatologist recommended lotion Eucerin. It is non greasy, and is clinically proven to work faster, better, and last longer than Eucerin. It's light enough to use daily, yet powerful enough to improve the chronic dry skin of eczema. It's calld Renew and it's manufactured in the US by a company called Melaleuca. Have you heard of it? There are so many different things that can irritate sensative skin, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, soaps, lotions etc. Melaleuca offers safer, healthier more natural products for your home and family. You can visit the website www.melaleuca.com and then I would love to give you more information. I promise you'll be glad you listened.
Hope to get in touch with you soon!
-Katie
ktnaylor@gmail.com
www.yourfamilyfirst.com/naylor

Ashley - posted on 02/19/2009

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I forgot to say what Priscila said, my daughter is also allergic to regular laundry detergent. So, we have to use baby detergent. Definitely check into what you are cleaning your house (and her clothes) with... there could be a culprit there. If not, it could just be dry skin too, which is the case in our house. Her eczema is usually triggered by the cold dry conditions of winter and then exasperated by detergents.

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Hi Rita! It might be environmental or an allergic reaction to certain foods. You need to find out what is the cause. Creams will help but not solve the problem! My experience was environmental, household cleaners and products were making me sick and were causing the ecsema. Hope this helps! Be sure to let me know if you find the source.



I've found more effective alternatives to traditional solutions:



http://succeednaturally.healthyhometour....

Ashley - posted on 02/19/2009

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My daughter (2 1/2) has had eczema since she was born and it is always bad in the winter time. This year was the worst and I was about to tear my hear out until I tried the Aveno eczema cream and their baby body wash for eczema. It REALLY worked, even better than the steroid cream that her doctor gave me (and that frankly scared the crap out of me). I dug up some links for you because Aveno makes a ton of products for eczema:



Body Wash: http://www.aveeno.com/baby/index.jsp#/pr...



Cream (this is THE STUFF to get): http://www.aveeno.com/productDetail.do?p...

Kayla - posted on 02/19/2009

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hi rita i have the same trouble with my son did you try aveeno for excema.that works great

Rachael - posted on 02/19/2009

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I think you should speak 2 ur doctor. Their r safe medically perscribed lotions 4 eczema that really wrk gd luck :)

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