My daughter is 12 and her eczema is hurting and spreading on her badly...help

User - posted on 05/07/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I need help on her it only got bad with her in 4th grade (when we moved out of my grandmothers house) ive tried medicine and it seemed to work at first and then it stopped and we have 3 dogs plus puppies(newborns) and 2 cats and 2 kittens and a horse are animals an effect?

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Liezl - posted on 05/28/2013

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Animals don't cause eczema, so don't worry about that. I'm not sure about the medicines and remedies available at the moment; my eczema is fairly light, but a dermatologist once explained the importance of staying moisturized, which made a BIG difference to the severity of my eczema. Dry skin makes eczema much, much worse. For added moisture, use a thick cream instead of soap (Aqeous Cream works wonders, because it's fatty) - still use soap for the important bits - and then apply more of it to the skin directly after the bath. The skin's pores are more absorbent directly after the bath. This will definitely ease some of the eczema, and will help any prescribed/suggested remedies work much easier.

Tanya - posted on 05/08/2013

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My son has eczema and asthma and they suggested he have a skin prick test for allergies. Even though we don't have pets, one of the things they checked for was dog and cat hair so i think it can have an effect... I find keeping him well moisturized helps. We put cream on his problem areas a couple times a day and then once its cleared we do moisturizing morning and night. I'm not a fan of the steroid creams so I really try stay on top of it.

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