Eczema - cream suggestions???

Lisa - posted on 03/22/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi Ladies,

I recently took my daughter to the doctors, and found out that she has eczema. She has been prescribed with a cortizone cream for now. I am looking for suggestions of a really good moisturizer though....any suggestions???? Something I can buy in a drug store (not on-line).

Thanks!!

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Pamela - posted on 03/24/2011

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baby aquaphor worked great on my daughter's baby Eczema and about 3 other children that I know of. Also they have baby shampoo and body wash that helped a ton. you can buy it at walmart or walgreens. Hope it helps you.

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Ashley - posted on 04/01/2011

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auqaphor or eucherin works really well also the best lotion you can buy for the baby is aveeno baby my son has had eczema since he was 4 months old and he is 3 this is what we use.

Jerrie - posted on 03/31/2011

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i was born with eczema and because of the both my kids got it also. neither one of us uses creams. i was 16 when i found out i had eczema it's just the dryness of the skin. so when my kids was born and i found out they had it the doctor just told me to use dove soap. my little girl is 2 years old and the last time she had a out brake was when she was 6 months old. i use dove soap for both my kids and if ur like me and like to put lotion on them i also use dove lotion. it never drys out the skin like other soaps do. use the cream the doctor gave you until she is all cleared up and just use dove soap and lotion. i been using dove since i was 16 and i haven't needed to use any type of cream after switching my soap.

Denise - posted on 03/31/2011

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I would say aquaphor! Although it is oily. I've also been referred Original Sprout lotion. I'd also try to figure out what's causing the eczema. Sometimes its food allergies or environmental (pollen, etc). A friend of mine found out allergy season made it flare up. I found that it was dairy for us!

Celyn - posted on 03/31/2011

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my 2nd child had very bad eczema...it was even weeping and even made her hair shed. our routine treatment for her was to soak her in a luke warm bath. we use fragrance free soap (dove white). then while she is still damp i applied the derma-smoothe body oil thinly (2x a day as needed as prescribed by a dermatologist for hydrocortisone, desonide and triamcinalone cream didn't work for her) then we cover it with aquaphor and cetaphil cream. I know they look so greasy but after awhile her skin just absorb the moisturizer that i have to reapply cetaphil crem again after few hours. we also use dye free and fragrance free soap and fabric softener. avoid using baby cologne for her...we even have to use fragrance free soap ourselves, and even use perfume just on our back so that it will never touch her or her clothes. we only use cotton clothes for her too. and we also introduced solid food slowly at 6mos. we also found out that she is allergic to egg whites (allergy test), so we are avoiding food containing eggs. now she is eczema free and even her pediatrician was so amazed how well her skin improved.hope this could help.

Cynthia - posted on 03/26/2011

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My daughter just has mild eczema but what i use is Aveeno Eczema care(for babies) and it really seems to work as long as I keep up with it.

September - posted on 03/25/2011

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I've had mild eczema my whole life and our son has a mild case as well. We use eucerin cream, it works really well and imo is much better than a steroid cream.

Louise - posted on 03/23/2011

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In the uk you can buy Sudocrem which is given free to each new mother in a bounty bag. This cream is very good and can be bought from any chemist.

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