Marcella has full out eczema from head to toe! We've already eliminated gluten & corn from her diet and within the last 3 weeks we've eliminated egg and milk and have seen no results? I'm not interested in giving her a steroid treatment and nothing topical has touched it! Any suggestions???

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J - posted on 04/24/2014

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Angie - posted on 12/14/2013

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Hello, I know this is an older post, but my 19 month old son has an EXTREME case of eczema, head to toe and it is driving him crazy with all the itching. I feel horrible for him. Have your child's eczema cleared up? How long would they have a flare up for? Mine is coming to 3 months, and though I've already changed his diet, moisturize him, and even use topical steroids, it's not going away, in fact, it's getting worse! I'm so worried. Can someone share their experience now that some time has passed? TIA

Summer - posted on 11/09/2011

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Ok my daughter has it too !!!! Hers in NOT FOOD RELATED ...... just FYI... Ok for my daughter the things that have worked best.... I just found a new baby bath soap ( like 2 weeks ago) and when I wshed her with it.... by the time i DRIED HER OFF.... HE RED PATCHES WERE GONE !!!!! it was like magic !!!! GONE totally GONE..the soap is Disney daily renewal NATURALS has a picture of Pooh bear in an umbrella white bottle green pump.. I also use gentle Naturals baby eczema cream ( works better than most anything I have found....to main tain good skin) for FLair up that new Cortizone*10 Intensive healing lotion ECZEMA ROCKS !!!!!! it works better and FASTER than ANY perscription I have been given.... Also the other thing that works I know it will sound TOTALLY crazy is CRISCO Vegitable Shortning.... its the old home remedy for it.... my great grandma used to use it..... it ROCKs


If you need anymore eczema help feel free to message me !!!

Summer - posted on 11/09/2011

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Ok my daughter has it too !!!! Hers in NOT FOOD RELATED ...... just FYI... Ok for my daughter the things that have worked best.... I just found a new baby bath soap ( like 2 weeks ago) and when I wshed her with it.... by the time i DRIED HER OFF.... HE RED PATCHES WERE GONE !!!!! it was like magic !!!! GONE totally GONE..the soap is Disney daily renewal NATURALS has a picture of Pooh bear in an umbrella white bottle green pump.. I also use gentle Naturals baby eczema cream ( works better than most anything I have found....to main tain good skin) for FLair up that new Cortizone*10 Intensive healing lotion ECZEMA ROCKS !!!!!! it works better and FASTER than ANY perscription I have been given.... Also the other thing that works I know it will sound TOTALLY crazy is CRISCO Vegitable Shortning.... its the old home remedy for it.... my great grandma used to use it..... it ROCKs


If you need anymore eczema help feel free to message me !!!

Cyndee - posted on 11/07/2011

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Bioresonance therapy tests and treats for the root cause of childhood exzema. Very effective!

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By the way, Cetaphil is OK, but on the Cosmetic Safety Database, it doesn't have such a hot rating for safety. You can look up any cream or lotion on there. ewg.org and then on the right click on Cosmetic Safety Database and skip the intro.

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Get your child on probiotics! I have several friends who have children with SEVERE eczema (bleeding and all) and the probiotics have helped tremendously. I would recommend a time release probiotic (capsule form - only about the size of a BB) that releases when it gets to the lower intestine. There's tons of research out there that promotes the use of probiotics for eczema, allergies, and general good health. My son is 17 mon. and has been taking them since he was 7 months and he is never sick! I know the health food store carries them, but I would recommend Shaklee - it is the best price and company. It is so good for your body and you don't have to worry about any creams with chemicals or steroids!

Janet - posted on 01/21/2009

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Try a prescription called hytone. My daughter has the same problem. It was the only thing that worked. It worked instantly.

Michelle - posted on 01/21/2009

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Find a good chiropractor! I had really bad excema for years that disappeared about 6 weeks after getting my first adjustment. I highly recommend it as it works without drugs and treatments! Shea butter also helps.

Erin - posted on 01/20/2009

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another holistic way of going... oregano oil. i use that on my daughter if it is not cracking. two days of that generally helps clear it up also.

Amy - posted on 01/20/2009

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Try Cetaphil. It's comes in a bar soap and lotion. My dermatologist just recommended that to me for my severe (cracking) eczema on my hands, as an alternative to other soaps that leave a residue on the body. Years ago someone told me that Emu oil can do wonders for eczema; I was sensitive to other stuff in the lotion, but anything is worth a try before steroids, in my opinion!

Erin - posted on 01/20/2009

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oh, dear. i can totally feel for you. My daughter (2 1/2) has the same issues. i gave into the oral steroid. i couldn't help it. he skin was cracking and bleeding all over. she did nothing but cry. If you feel like you are at your wits end get the oral steroid... i would say with in 18 hours it was practically gone. it was worth it.

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Renee - posted on 01/18/2009

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We have found that Nivea (the actual creme in a can, not the lotion) worked great on my son. My girlfriend's son also had bad eczema and she swears by this moisterizing lotion from Origins.

Kelly - posted on 01/18/2009

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Hi Tiffany,



I have 2 suggestions for you.  Vasilne make an intensive skin therapy lotation which is awesome.  It is thick and it works great on both of my kids.  They have extreamly dry itchy skin.  Aveeno oatmeal cream is also good and they now have a product for eczema but I'm not sure if there are age restrictions.

Julene - posted on 01/17/2009

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Hi Tiffany,



Eczema can be caused by a number of things out there. One can be all the chemicals that are in the products that you use right now. I have been shopping with this great Wellness company called Melaleuca and they have a wonderful lotion called Renew that would really help your daughter out. They all have a number of products that have no chemicals or toxins in there products like pretty much all of the stuff that you by in the stores right now. I know a number of people that have started to shop with this great company and it has helped to clear the eczema all up. If you would like to learn more about this great company you can email me at julenehaasch@yahoo.com or you can visit my website www.mommieathomewithkidos.com and fill out the request info area and then I will get right back to you.



Thank you for your time.



Julene

Lee - posted on 01/17/2009

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there are lots of natural remedies you can use and using the internet (google it) is a great source to find those - i used homeopathy which worked for me. if possible i would ask the doctor to refer you to a skin specailist to get an allergy test done so you will have a clear idea what foods may be contributing to it and eliminate foods from there.

Hanna - posted on 01/17/2009

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My daughter is hitting 2 years old, and she has eczema as well. It`s not caused by anything for her, she has it, because her dad has it. My doctor suggested I use a cream called "Cetaphil" on a daily basis. It has done wonders, and she rarely gets flare ups. I also noticed that the more I bathe her, the worse it gets, because it dries out the skin. So if your bathing your daughter every day, maybe switch to every second day? I have noticed though, that scented creams and stuff irritate it. And my friend suggested another cream called "George`s burn cream" I believe, she said it worked for her son.You can buy both at like Wal-mart or something. They can usually be found by the pharmacy.

Kim - posted on 01/17/2009

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I don't really think the eczema has to do with food? Lucas has it but the dr. said it is because of sensitive skin which my husband has as well. Here's what we have to do to control it.



1) cooler baths (don't use hot water)

2) loose clothing

3) "free" detergent (no fragrances/dyes)

4) cooler temp around the house (he flares up if he gets hot)

5) sensitive wipes, soaps

6) eucerin lotion or other same type lotion that is really thick and cake it on before bed

7) run a humidifier in the house or bedroom



All this keeps Lucas' under control without the use of steroid. However sometimes you may have to get a topical steroid cream from the doctor to supress a particularily nasty flare up.

Roseanne - posted on 01/16/2009

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My daughter had horrible eczema when she was an infant. Now she is 3 and I have almost cleared it up except for a few breakouts in the winter.



1. keep skin moist



2. use aveeno body wash, eucerin calming cream and auaphor



3. grease the areas up and keep all scented products away



This worked like a charm and I was told what to use by her Allergist

Erin - posted on 01/16/2009

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My 3-yr-old has eczema breakouts in certain spots of her body which is due primarily to our very dry climate in NM.  Besides food as a culprit, have you considered some other possible causes, such as:



1) perfumed soaps or lotions



2) nut oils in soaps or lotions



3) climate



4) bath water temperature too warm



5) laundry detergent, fabric softeners or the like



There may be a host of other things related to the above that I'm not thinking of right now but it's definitely worth considering these.  With my daughter we use a fragrance-free bath soap and shampoo for sensitive/dry skin.  We keep her bath (not too warm) to about 5 minutes (which is hard when you have a child that loves bathtime) and PAT her dry, then slather on Cetaphil CREAM (not the lotion). We run cool mist humidifiers throughout the house during very dry times.  All of this has helped tremendously.  Hope this helps, and even if it does not apply to your child, that you find some solutions soon.  Poor thing. Take care!



 

Jessica - posted on 01/16/2009

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My son had horibly bad excema on his cheeks and arms for months when he was a baby and nothing helped.  A skin specialist suggested this lotion to us and his face and arms were clear whithin a week.  It's a little expensive but was worth every penny to have my son not scratching himself raw everyday.

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My son also has eczema and I can relate to not wanting to put steroid creams.  We had a few different creams prescribed for him as well and none of them worked.  I bought him some Arbonne ABC hair and body wash as well as the body lotion and his skin has improved dramatically.  He isn't scratching in his sleep anymore and the rash is clearing up.  You could try that.  This is my sponsors site you can order it from her- http://www.jennbenton.myarbonne.com/ let her know I sent you :)

Laura - posted on 01/14/2009

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I don't know if you have a bath and body shop store near you, but there is a cream called mango body butter (pure mango butter not mango/vanilla etc...body butter). It helps the eczema and is known to clear it up. If you don't have a bath and body shop store near you, then any cream that is pure mango butter.

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