My 2 yearold has eczema what should I use on him??

Liz - posted on 06/29/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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About a month ago my son broke out in a very bad rash on his lower legs, a little on his face and arms. I took him to his Dr and she refered me to a dermatologist. He told me he had eczema and prescribed Clobeasol, Hydrocortisone 2.5% and Triamcinolone cream. I have used the Aveeno baby lotion since the day he was born and it has worked for his minor eczema before but now ever since his break out hes been itchy on his legs. I used to use the Johnson and Johnson baby wash but I now use the baby aveeno body was for eczema. I was told to stop using fabric softener, no more dryer sheets and to use free and clear detergant. I was also told that the heat can cause him to break out like he did before so now I limit his outside time. I think I need to switch his lotion now since hes still kinda itchy but I have no idea what to use. I dont want to irritate his skin by switching to different lotions and body washes all the time and I dont want to rely on the lotion prescribed to him beacsue they can be harmful if I use them all the time. If anyone has any suggestions I would greaty appreciate it!

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Summer - posted on 04/29/2013

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My daughter has Eczema and I was so worried and had no idea what to do. I am a young mom and this is my first child. I looked around and searched for something natural that could help because all the brand name lotions and baby soap seemed to be making her eczema worse! I didnt know what to do and felt bad for her. I then found a store online that makes all natural everything! It has cleared her eczema and now my family is addicted to buying other products from them! You can email me if you'd like to hear more! Ill be glad to share my story!

summer@larsonworkplace.com

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Amy - posted on 06/30/2009

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Wow! You are already on the knowledge path with eczema. Most people think that if they just switch baby shampoo's or lotions that the eczema will immediately disappear overnight. But rarely does someone think past that to the laundry products that have irritating chemicals that never wash out of your fabrics and are in constant contact with your kids skin. Bravo to you for getting that info. I am a Registered Nurse and Referral Coordinator with an International Wellness Company who manufactures environmentally and kid friendly products for health and home. I have testimony after testimony of families who have said goodbye for good to eczema, allergies, and childhood asthma as a result of finding personal care and household products that really work and don't break the bank. I would be happy to share some of their experiences with you, maybe it could help your son as well. Message me and I will help you get more info at least for your son's case!! Good luck!

Liz - posted on 06/30/2009

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Thanks you all so much for your advise. I will look around at all the products you suggested and try and find a good one that works for my son. Thanks again Ladies!

Ashley - posted on 06/30/2009

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I tried EVERYTHING including prescription creams, etc. She used to scream when I'd apply anything b/c it hurt so bad. I finally saw another doctor. The new doc recommended that in the evenings we give "water only" baths (no soap, just let her play in the water) and only use soap every 4th-5th day or when she really needs it (rolling in a mud bog or something). Then, when she gets out of the bath pat her down (don't rub) and then slather her with Vaseline. Then put on all cotton pajamas. You'd think that she'd wake up greasy, but she doesn't. It cleared up within a week and we haven't had a problem since. Its been about 6 months. This works and is CHEAP.

Inger - posted on 06/30/2009

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Aloe Vera is excellent for eczema and it is anti-inflammatory and anti itching. It also helps new skin grow more quickly and healthily. You need to go for a product which is as close to 100% Aloe as possible, especially as lots of companies write Aloe on their label when there is hardly any in there.

The best I know of are from a company called Forever Living. You can't buy their products in the shops as they go through distributors only but if you google them you should be able to find someone local to you or someone with a website you can buy from. They do a fantastic liquid soap which my whole family use as well as pure Aloe gel in a tube and various cremes and lotions. I would also recommend their Propolis Creme for dry eczema, I think it's fantastic. If you struggle to find more info then email me on ingermorris@hotmail.com and i'll try and help some more.

Good luck.

Desiree - posted on 06/29/2009

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my son also has eczema. he hasnt had a breakout in awhile i used the hydrocortisone before bed i also have the aveeno oatmeal bath and that seems to help. i use johnson &johnson baby lotion and he is fine we also use aquaphor its more of an ointment but it helps the dryness and itching-

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