is there a skin disorder that looks like eczema?

Aundrea - posted on 04/10/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My youngest son has a skin problem doctors keep telling me its eczema but no one seems to be able to tell me how to help all the creams and medication they have given me dont work, we just went to another specialest to find out that his glands are infected. Please i know somewhere out there, there is a mom going or has gone through the samething i just need help

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Ashley - posted on 04/18/2011

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My son had severe eczema until he was 21 months old, I went through hell trying to get it under control. He does have sensitive skin, so I have to use very specific types/brands of laundry soap, baby wash and shampoo. He's also sensitive to cow's milk and gluten, cutting those out helped tremendously. I also don't bathe him everyday, I usually do it every other day during the summer and every 2 days during the winter (unless he really needs it). Then I slather him up with Aquaphor every night before bed, regardless of whether he takes a bath.

Laryssa - posted on 04/17/2011

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Funny we were just discussing this- The last few years all Dr.s have been saying all these different skkiin rashes are eczema. I disagree- it is sensitive skin yes- Dr. will tell you not to use any frangranced soap and try washing with natural products -THAT I agree with. The main thing they say works is hydrocortisone cream - the ointment is greasy but it does not work! Every one I know that has a baby right now says their child has eczema via a Dr. I believe it is some type of reaction to either the prenatal vitamins that the mother was taking because everyone pretty much had that in common or some type of drug used during pregnancy or labor. Good news is it will go away as they get older. Wanna try a dermatologist if you have the money- he will say the same thing. Now with the glands being swollen- that could be an altogether different issue. The most common in children with swollen glands could be a cat scratch but I would definetly have that checked out. The skin rashes are not bothering baby as much as it bothers you. Take care

Grace - posted on 04/10/2011

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My daughter Emma had a persistant spot of exema on her chest from where the bottle dripped. I tried the corizone and stuff and it didn't work either. My husband, who has pretty bad exema outbreaks at times, had some pretty strong cream and it worked. The exema for Emma was just below where the bib ended...

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