Eczema in a 1 1/2 year old

Angela - posted on 09/06/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My doctor is thinks my 1 1/2 year old may have eczema, as well as a skin infection. We are waiting to see a specialist. He said it looks like flat warts, but because it comes and goes - within hours some days, that it can't be warts. Any suggestion on what we can do while we wait? I don't want to make it worce.

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Crystal - posted on 10/06/2009

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We use Mustella for eczema soap and lotion, when under control we just use aveeno baby lotion, but always use the Mustella soap. It is pricey but works great! Use Babies R Us or Baby Depot coupons when buying.

Darci - posted on 09/30/2009

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My son doesn't have a terrible case of eczema, but he gets it on his knees, elbows, under his buns, and sometimes on the tops of his feet. I have eczema as well, and my doctor has just told me to treat his the same way I treat mine as long as it keeps working. We use Aveeno - soothing relief creaming wash (bubble baths are awful for his eczema) in the bath and Aveeno soothing relief moisture cream immediately following his bath and on other days as needed... best if applied when he is a little damp because it traps the moisture from the bath. We usually only give him a bath about 3 times a week... too many baths make it worse. And his bath is lukewarm... the warmer the water the more aggrivated the skin is. Certain foods (eggs, orange juice, peanuts) can sometimes trigger eczema breakouts... do a google. I have also done the extra rinse cycle on my washing machine to get more of the detergent out of our clothing and it did seem to help some... but I haven't ben doing it lately and his eczema is there, but not terrible. I have been living with eczema on my hands for about 11 years... sometimes, it's really bad and other times it's okay. Good luck.

The other night his eczema was flaring, and we washed his legs with the normal soap and then put Vaseline (as a suggestion from a friend) on his flaring spots... then put him in "footy" pajamas... it seemed to help.

Marshelle - posted on 09/29/2009

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My doc suggested shorter baths and Eucerin Calming Creme ~she said put it on every time you look at him. My hubbie and I just made it a point to do it every diaper change. We kept his nails cut short as possible. We are fortunate to have GREAT daycare providers who would "lube him up" a few times a day. We also changed laundry soap to All free and clear I guess anything with no/less die/fragrance will be helpful. long sleeve jammies came in handy because I noticed he scratched more in his sleep. Hope it helps.

Lori - posted on 09/09/2009

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Both of my children have eczema and I have found that using Dreft detergent for all of our clothes (even mine and my husbands) works best. In addition, Huggies lotion with shea butter does wonders! We also use their body wash... its tear free and smells wonderful as well. BUT when something does flair up we have Formula 10... its a prescription of a cortizone mixed with Aquaphor. Heck I even use it on my dry cuticles form time to time!

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