what can i use to get rid of enzema

Eldee - posted on 02/28/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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my youngest son have enzema all over his body and he itched alot mostly at night time. so i am wondering what should i use on his body.

the doctors gave me many oinments but none of them works. i stop usind soap on him and wash his clothes in a washing powder called granny flakes.

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Gawalehemant - posted on 11/03/2016

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My daughter have enzeema and have circles on all over the body .Now become helpless what should I do , Don't know

Diana - posted on 03/04/2009

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my daughter, has horrible excema.  We use cetaphil body bar, all free and clear detergent and, i know it soulds wierd, but when she gets out of the shower, i lube her up with an over the counter ointment called aquaphor.  You must use the one in the tub.  it is very thick, but it works!!  we will do that for a few days and then i will switch to cetaphil lotion, again, it must be the one in the big tub.  They are more moisturizing.  My daughter used to scratch herself raw while sleeping, her Dr. suggested childrens benadryl before bed and it also helped until we were able to get the excema under control.  It's alot of products, but it is well worth not having my daughter be miseable and scabby!!  good luck and let me know how it goes!

Motomi - posted on 03/04/2009

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My son's Eczema is from food allergy as a couple of other mom mentioned above. 1/3 of kids with atopic dermatitis (type of Eczema) is from food allergy. You should get him tested. There are blood test called RAST and skin test.  You can also try eliminating certain food as well but only do one food at a time and do it for a week, but it is hard to do.



My son's dermatologist told me that you should use oitment if the products comes in the form of oitment and lotion/cream. When it is really bad, you can control it by using hydrocortisone which you can get a low doses (1%) at your local pharmacy. But do not use it for more than 5-7 days. after that you should stay away for few days. If you use this product too long, it thins out the skin, etc. Once it is "controlled" then you can prevent it by using moisturizer. The recent research showed increased cancer on excessive use of Eucerin...so I'm staying away from that stuff. Aveeno is good. I like Acquaphor and there's a Walmart brand of Petroliam jelly creamy which is cheap and none greasy that works great too. If you think menthol may be good for itching, my allergist office uses Sarna.



Also be cautious about clothing too. Try 100% cotton.

Sam - posted on 03/04/2009

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u may think im crazy but if u bath him before bed in a warm bath with oats(yes that is porridge oats lol) just rinse off with warm water and dab gently then moisturise..a family friend told me this when my son had it really bad and strangely it works, dont no why or how though just does lol plus a bonus is that my son loved playing with the oats in there too lol

Lori - posted on 03/04/2009

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Hi I am dealing with this too with my baby. I have found giving him a bath in cetaphil skin cleanser helps and I use cetaphil moisturizing cream all over him at least 3 times a day. but the best thing that has work is premium Triple Cream. this is so good that i have not had to use any more of his medican the doctor gave me. I found it at Target. It does work!!!! Good luck

Nicole - posted on 03/03/2009

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hydracotizone is what the doc precribed for my son but i used elocon and that is also precribed but make sure you keep vaseline around like chapstick to put all over the body its a great moisturizure

User - posted on 03/03/2009

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My daughter gets exzema on her arms and bum, and I use a mix of hydrocotizone and aveeno lotion and put that on her. Hydrocortizone alone is not great, as it thins the skin. The mix seems to do the trick!

Marie - posted on 03/01/2009

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My daughter gets eczema and I used to get it as well. It gets especially bad in the winter when the air is dry. Moisturizing is the best defense.



I agree with the above person that you should discuss hydrocorisone with your doctor, but it will help to get rid of an outbreak. My doctor instructs me to use it 2 times a day for 5 days. If you only use it until the visible rash is gone then there may still be underlying rash and you can just contribute to a tolerance to the hydrocortisone cream. So five days. Then stop, if the rash is still bad see your doctor.



Hopefully the rash is then gone. At that point you play the game of prevention with all things moisturizing. Lotion at least  once a day. Oatmeal or olive (or similar) oil in the bathtub (but be careful - slippery). non fragrance products including detergent. No fabric softener. (You can use vinegar instead it works well).



 



And yes, many say that eczema is always an allergic reaction. Often to foods. So if it is really bad  you should try an elimination diet and see what is causing it.



 



HTH!

Nicole - posted on 03/01/2009

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I would first recommend changing your bath soap, shampoo & laundry detergent. Most brands use formaldehyde as a preservative which is first of all a carcinogen & is very irritating to any skin especially sensitive skin as those suffering from eczema. I would love to share with you a great alternative to these as well as all of your household products that contain caustic ingredients that adversely affect your families health. Feel free to contact me at www.livetotalwellness.com/nicoledilly or ndilly@iw.net. Thanks Nicole

Esther - posted on 03/01/2009

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My son never really had problems with itching so I'm not sure, but the packaging says that it does.

Eldee - posted on 03/01/2009

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Thanks for the reply i think i'm going to give Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream a go to see if it works. By the way does it help with the itching.

Esther - posted on 03/01/2009

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Before you use Hydrocortisone cream - discuss it with your pediatrician. There are some concerns to using it as it can (when used a lot) cause tumors and stunt growth. My son has eczema as well but not that bad. It doesn't bother him, but it bothers me so I too tried different things. One thing that worked fairly well was mixing baby oil (some people even use olive oil) with a good moisturizer. I use Clinique Body Butter (that I had for myself). What also seems to work really well and is an easier & cheaper alternative, is the Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream (with oatmeal). I apply it three times a day and it has really helped clear up my son's eczema. Better even than the creams my pediatrician had prescribed. There is an Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Wash too.

Christen - posted on 02/28/2009

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Believe it or not it could be a food allergy. Try eliminating wheat for a week, then work onto the next top allergens - milk,soy,eggs,etc... I personally had excema for years, and that ended up being my problem.

Michelle - posted on 02/28/2009

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I tried several things for my daughter, what works best for us has been the following...



*ALL free and clear laundry detergent



*Fragrence free soap or cleanser (you can also buy Cetaphil a soap free cleanser at Wal-Mart)



*Eucerin Calming Cream



Make sure that you apply some type of lotion to him within 2 minutes of taking him out of the bath/water to lock in the moisture, also don't use water that is too warm as that will make it worse.  Good Luck!

Melissa - posted on 02/28/2009

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Our doctor gave us a RX for hydrocortisone and eucerin mixed 1:1 from the pharmacy. It is working great.....

Amy - posted on 02/28/2009

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I have tried everything with my son.  Finally a dermatoligst told us there was nothing else he could do and that he would, in time, out grow it.  Since then, we discovered sand was the main culprit.  His little hands would crack open and bleed sometimes.  We have been using Gentle Naturals Baby Eczema cream on him and it works great.  They also have soap and shampoo. 

Kim - posted on 02/28/2009

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Do you know what causes his breakouts? Is he hot at night? My son breaksout when he's warm. If you are in a cold/dryer climate try making sure his room is moist at night - use a humidifier. We use really thick lotion called Eucerin or Aquaphore. But the best thing is to try to find out what causes the breakouts first and try to keep them from happening. I would also use washing detergent with "free" in the name.

Kathy - posted on 02/28/2009

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My daughter has it really bad and i use Hydracortazone ( not sure how to spell it exactly ) It works great!

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