my son have ezcema, i tried different creams, nothing seems to work.. help,help

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Stacey - posted on 07/02/2009

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My son had eczema for his first 13 mos. His ped. prescribed a corticosteroid called Derma-Smoothe/FS. It was to be used on his spots twice a day for no more than 1 month at a time. It can cause hypopigmentation if used too much in that area. That, combined with Cetaphil lotion and cleanser for his baths seemed to really help. Aveeno still made him break out,as well as Eucerin lotions. Now that he's 15 mos. his eczema has cleared up, but now we've had to keep him on nebulized steroids because he's borderline asthmatic. The steroids are helping to keep his airway open instead of constricted. Your sonhas an underlying allergy to something which is what's causing his eczema. As soon as you can get an allergy test done on him, it should help you so you know what to avoid to keep the eczema from flaring up. Also, whenever he starts to get sick, you'll notice that it flares up, too. It's whenever his immune system is lowered...hope this helps!

Tasha - posted on 06/30/2009

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We started using epsom salts in the bath- It has helped TONS! My daughters skin was horrible, especially on her legs, now they are almost clear. You can get them at most stores for about $2-7 and they will last a while.

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Melinda - posted on 07/05/2009

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My son has ezcema really bad. I bathe him every other day, which seems to help and I put baby lotion on after his bath. But the doctor finally had to prescribe .5% of hydrocortizone cream. That really clears it up.

Shandale - posted on 07/03/2009

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My daughter also has eczema. Nothing over-the-counter worked. We use Alclometasone Dipropionate Ointment by Fougera. It works great! However, we have to put it on her every day or the eczema will get so bad that it turns in to scabs from her scratching it. Actually, we put the ointment on 1-2 times a day. I highly recommend this product. Good Luck!

René - posted on 07/02/2009

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FDA ALERT [3/2005]:

The FDA has issued a public health advisory to inform healthcare professionals and patients about a potential cancer risk from use of Elidel (pimecrolimus). This concern is based on information from animal studies, case reports in a small number of patients, and knowledge of how drugs in this class work. It may take human studies of ten years or longer to determine if use of Elidel is linked to cancer. In the meantime, this risk is uncertain, and FDA advises Elidel should be used only as labeled, for patients after other prescription treatments have failed to work or cannot be tolerated.

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Physicians with patients using Elidel, or who are considering prescribing the drug, should consider the following:

Use Elidel only as second-line agent for short-term and intermittent treatment of atopic dermatitis, a form of eczema, in patients unresponsive to, or intolerant of other treatments.

Avoid use of Elidel in children younger than 2 years of age. The effect of Elidel on the developing immune system in infants and children is not known. In clinical studies, infants and children younger than 2 years old treated with Elidel had a higher rate of upper respiratory infections than those treated with placebo cream.

Use Elidel only for short periods of time, not continuously. The long term safety of Elidel is unknown.

Children and adults with a weakened or compromised immune system should not use Elidel.

Use the minimum amount of Elidel needed to control the patient’s symptoms. In animals, increasing the dose resulted in higher rates of cancer.

Amy - posted on 07/01/2009

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My son was covered, and bag balm was wonderful! we used bag balm at night and eucerin during the day. We also used Dove sensitive skin bar soap in the bath tub, and only bathed 2 maybe 3 days a week.

Debbie Thompson- - posted on 07/01/2009

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My 16 months old daugher has really bad ezcema and we do the following: We give her a warm bath every night and we use only regular Dove soap (no baby soap as they have lots of scents in them), then we blot her dry and lube her up with Aveeno lotion. Then we put her in her jammies and off to bed she goes. When she has really bad breack outs we use a steroid cream that was perscribed to us by our doctor. We have alos used Aquaphor. You can find it either in the lotion section of the store or by the diaper cream (it's great for diaper rash also). Good luck!

René - posted on 07/01/2009

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Try only dressing him in 100% cotton. Also, use Cetaphyl lotion when you bathe him. It is a soap alternative. Sometimes chaging laundry detergent helps. My son's peadiatrician said to avoid cortisones etc, especially Elidel. ( cant remember why)

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Eucerin cream works for my son. It has to be the real stuff too. I bought WalMart's generic brand and it didn't work the same.

Torey - posted on 06/30/2009

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Hi Latonya,



My son has suffered with ezcema since he was a baby. He is 6 yrs old now and I just found something that works wonderful. I did everything the doctors all said to do as changing to unscented soaps like dove, and all washing liquid. I also used the cream that the doctor gave me and all that it did was made my son cry because he said that it burned him. As of month ago I came across some wonderful products that has help me clear up my son's ezcema and also remove all the harmful toxins/chemicals from my house. My son's skin is as smooth as a new born baby's skin and he never had that. He loves for me to put the Renew lotion on him now and there is no fighting either. I would love to talk to you more about these great products.



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Torey

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Karen - posted on 06/30/2009

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i also have a prescription for 2.5% hydrocortizone for when my son's eczema flares up...it's on his legs. he also ALWAYS has dry skin. i use aquaphor on him.

Alison - posted on 06/30/2009

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My 3 year old has eczema so bad he scratches himself till he bleeds sometimes. We have a prescription for mometasone furoate cream 0.1%. We use it when he flares up real bad. We also smoother him in aquaphor at night before he goes to sleep however it is very greasy. I was told the key is to keep his skin as moist as possible. We also put sensitive skin lotion on in the morning. If it's possible bathe him every other day so his skin keeps in moisture. I know my son gets pretty dirty therefore we have to bathe him every night. Good luck!

Holly - posted on 06/30/2009

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My daughter has ezcema too. We use Aveeno baby lotion or Eucerin calming cream and those seem to work well too. Also, try changing the type of bath soap you use. Dove sensitive has worked wonders on my daughter. Try using lotions and bodywashes that are hypoallergenic and fragerance free. If those don't clear it up then ask your peditrician. He can prescribe an ointment that will clear it up. We had to do that on a few occassions. Hope that helps!

LeAnne - posted on 06/30/2009

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Typically, eczema is an allergic reaction. If the rash is persistent despite your treatment, he should see an allergist to rule out food and/or enviromental allergies. My daughter's eczema was due to a milk allergy. Once milk was restricted from her diet any eczema flair-ups were extremely mild. It is very important to have your son evaluated for a possible food/environmental allergy.

Rikki - posted on 06/29/2009

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My sons doctor told me to use dove soap when bathing and to use lotion every 3-4 hours.

Geralyn - posted on 06/29/2009

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Cortizone creams can only be used for so long, so definitely use it consistent with the manufacturer's recommendations. You should not use it as a daily skin regime, but it works great for flares.



Aveeno is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. Recently in the news, Johnson & Johnson baby's products have been found to contain formaldehyde and 1,4-Dioxane. While J & J has changed their products' ingredients in other countries who banned the sale of these ingredients in products, the US allows for small amounts of these ingredients.. J & J has refused to remove these ingredients in this country (although clearly they can make the product without them) because the amounts are at or fall under the legal miminum. I am not using its products until it makes the toxin-free products available here in the US.



Many of the moisturizing creams contain alcohol, which tends to dry out the skin. Even Cetaphil, which is what I use on my son and me (my hands have really flared with all the handwashing with diaper changes). I use Cetaphil liquid cleanser and also the moisturizer cream. Aquaphor is the only moisturizer cream that I am aware of that has no alcohol. I usually use this as his night cream, because it goes on kinda thick.



I know how bad it can be. I hope your little one finds relief!

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I have a 5 month old. The dr. told me to rub 1% hydrocordizone cream on the area and let it soke in/dry and then apply hypoallergenic lotion to the area and let dry. Do it two or three times a day. I use generic walmart brand hydrocordizone and Aveeno baby daily moisture lotion w/ natural colloidal oatmeal. The dr. also said there's no real cure. I have found that it comes back if you don't keep this regimend. Hope this helps!

Amanda - posted on 06/29/2009

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My son also has ezcema our Dr. put him on Elidel Cream you should ask about it. It cleared him up in no time at all.

Veronica - posted on 06/29/2009

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Here are several products for Eczema: OPC3, Aloe Drink and Gel, Clearshield, Royal Spa products, and a filtered water head. For information on these products - you may send me a message. Lets discuss what seems to trigger it, and lets work from the inside out on this issue.

Melissa - posted on 06/29/2009

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i have a prescription for 2.5% hydrocortizone for when my son's eczema flares up...it's on his face. he does have a lot of other skin issues though...his skin is ALWAYS dry or has some sort of rash. i use aveeno baby soothing relief moisture cream regularly on him. it keeps his skin so soft...i even use it myself sometimes. i have had eczema since i was about 3 years old. the aveeno is very soothing.

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