Does anyone know of a miracle cure for eczema?

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Kellyanne - posted on 06/18/2009

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I use aquaphor. I would also have your son checked for allergies. Hope this helps:)

Kelli - posted on 06/18/2009

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not sure about a cure.....but my sister has eczema and she puts this stuff called Udder Butter on it 3 times a day and it help prevent the itching.

Mita - posted on 06/18/2009

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My son Nimit has had eczema since he was 2 weeks old....we have tried everything available in the market for treating eczema...nothing worked....finally our pediatrician suggested Aquaphor and it has worked tho I do have to use a steroid cream tho not often....but just recently his derm told me to use a cream....CERAVE.....it's availabe in Rite Aid, CVS.......or maybe @ a derm's office....it's the same cost as a tub of aquaphor...so try it out....and I would recommend following Victoria Morris suggestions.....I use All clear detergent for his laundry......make sure you use a humidifier in the house or atleast keep one for him in his room....that should make a big diff.....good luck....

User - posted on 06/18/2009

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every body try egg white it worked on my daughter a treat!!!! natural and cheap!!!

LYNDA - posted on 06/18/2009

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THIS IS WHAT MY SCOTTISH GRANNY RECOMMENDED AND EVENTULALLY CURED MINE.

WARNING DO NOT DISCONTIUE ANY CURRENT TREATMENT AND SHOULD AFTER FIRST BATH NEGATIVE REACTION STOP.

TAKE 2 TABLESPOONFULLS OF PINHEAD OATMEAL PUT INTO CUT OFF FOOT OF CLEAN PAIR OF OLD TIGHTS AND TIE A TIGHT KNOT. PUT INTO BATH WATER AND SWISH IT AROUND. WHITE BRIE WILL COLOUR WATER. BATHE CHILD IN WATER DON'T USE SOAP OR DETERGENT. PAT CHILD DRY. SKIN SHOULD FEEL SILKY AFTER BATH. ITCH IS REDUCED. AND CONTINUE TREATMENT EVERY DAY FOR 2 WEEKS SHOULD KNOW BY THEN IF ANY IMPROVEMENT RED PATCHES SHOULD REDUCE IN SIZE AND BE LESS ANGRY LOOKING.

User - posted on 06/18/2009

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My son had eczema when he was six month old. It was so severe, the doctor prescribed him with cortisone to help the itch however, it did not go away. I've tried everything from aveeno, vaseline, etc. but none helped. Before his first birthday I was so desperate on how to get rid those marks on his face. I called my cousin from the philippines and asked for help...and she prescribed him an ointment cream called BETNOVATE. On my first application, the inflammation was gone and before his first birthday it completely disappeared.





How does it work?



This medicine contains two active ingredients, betamethasone valerate and clioquinol.Betamethasone is a type of medicine called a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are medicines used for reducing inflammation. Inflammation of the skin happens due to the irritation of the skin, and is caused by the release of various substances that are important in the immune system. These substances cause blood vessels to widen, resulting in the irritated area becoming red, swollen, itchy and painful. When betamethasone is applied to the skin it works by acting inside the skin cells to decrease the release of these inflammatory substances. This reduces swelling, redness and itch. Betamethasone is a potent corticosteroid that is applied to the skin to treat a wide variety of inflammatory skin diseases, such as eczema. Clioquinol is an antibacterial agent that is effective against both mild bacterial and mild fungal infections. The combination of betamethasone and clioquinol is used to treat inflammatory skin disorders, such as those listed below, which are either infected or likely to become infected.

What is it used for?



* An eruption of hard nodules in the skin accompanied by intense itching (prurigo nodularis)

* Eczema

* Infected insect bites

* Inflammation of the skin around the genitals or anus, caused by skin surfaces rubbing together (genital or perianal intertrigo)

* Inflammation or irritation of the skin caused by a reaction to irritants (contact dermatitis)

* Inflammatory skin condition with greasy, red and scaly areas (seborrhoeic dermatitis)

* Inflammatory skin disease known as discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE)

* Psoriasis

* Thickened skin rash caused by excessive scratching to relieve itching (neurodermatitis)



Warning!



* If corticosteroids are used long-term, on large areas of skin, raw skin, skin folds, or under airtight dressings (including nappies) they are absorbed into the body more. This increases the risk of local side effects such as skin thinning, and those on other parts of the body, such as a decrease in the production of natural hormones by the adrenal glands. For this reason, continuous, long-term use of this medicine should be avoided wherever possible, particularly in children and on large areas of skin. You should only use airtight dressings over the affected area if instructed by your doctor.

Kimberly - posted on 06/18/2009

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Fnny (not realy) but my friend who gets eczema pretty often was telling me that she was told by some Chinese people that she should use coconut oil straight from the coconut and also if my friend new of anyone who had died that she should go to the funeral home, take their hand and rub it on the effected area .... now she gets it pretty much around her feet and ankles ... I can see her hiking up her legs, rubbing that hand on the effected area :) I have had it only a time or two and prescription did the job. Good luck.

Stacy - posted on 06/18/2009

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My daughter has eczema. We have been given a million prescriptions. The only thing that keeps her eczema under control is if I only allow her 1 or 2 classes of milk or chocolate milk per day. Any more than 2 small glasses (about 6 oz each) and she breaks out on her arms. The funny thing is she had allergy testing and ISN"T allergic to milk. Weird, huh? Good luck!

Nancy - posted on 06/18/2009

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My daughters has had some spots here and there which had to take her to dermatologist. Gave her a strong prescription cortizone cream. it worked and is gone. Just have to keep a eye on it and constant add cortizone cream till it dissappears.

Yes, good luck!

Nancy - posted on 06/18/2009

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My daughters has had some spots here and there which had to take her to dermatologist. Gave her a strong prescription cortizone cream. it worked and is gone. Just have to keep a eye on it and constant add cortizone cream till it dissappears.

Yes, good luck!

Nancy - posted on 06/18/2009

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My daughters has had some spots here and there which had to take her to dermatologist. Gave her a strong prescription cortizone cream. it worked and is gone. Just have to keep a eye on it and constant add cortizone cream till it dissappears.

Yes, good luck!

Eliza - posted on 06/18/2009

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my son gets it in the creases, like behind his knees and elbows. i use all aveeno baby products. they help and so does hydrocortizone cream.

Michelle - posted on 06/18/2009

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What most doctors don't tell you is that eczema is connected to dietary allergies. Look up a list of possible allergens connected to it and try things out. I found out that my daughter doesn't tolerate soy milk. We have it around because I'm lactose intolerant and the kids love it. When she doesn't have it, she doesn't break out. When they do break out, I use a high quality (health food store variety) thick lotion or cream. They make them with oatmeal in the lotion, which helps with the itching.

Adelina - posted on 06/18/2009

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I use Aveeno (best deal @ Costco) and hydrocortizone for the really itchy spots.

Kimberly - posted on 06/18/2009

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Good morning, i saw your post and i would like to mention a product to you. It is called SEABUCK THORN, you can perchase at a health food store, or order online or through the store, it comes in tablets, gel and cream, it is spacific for acne,ezeama and raches sick discolouration. Again not sure if it will do the miricle your searching for, but it is worth a try, make sure it can be used on childeren before applying. Hope this helps you on you ways.

Shanti, peace

KB.

Tricia - posted on 06/18/2009

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Hi Brandy- I have something and would love you mail you a sample of it or we can meet up somewhere. Have you ever heard of Arbonne? They have a fabulous baby line and it works GREAT on ecxema. The products are botanically based- so no chemicals. The products do not have any animal products or fragrance.



I see alot of post that told you to use Vaseline. Please dont. It contains mineral oil- which in short is CRUDE OIL.



Please call or email me, i would love to help. 904-826-6907 or triciatoth.myarbonne.com

Diane - posted on 06/18/2009

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Hey there Brandy! My oldest has severe eczema and one of her sisters has a mild case. There is help out there. I have found lotion, laundry soap, bath/body products, and household cleaning products that have helped make her life eczema free. She is 4 1/2 and was able to take her first bubble bath this winter. It was so exciting. Anyways, I would love to share with you where I purchase these products. Please email me at djohnson0904@yahoo.com if you would like to hear more.



Take care and good luck with your search.



Diane

Erica - posted on 06/18/2009

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I can agree with everyone there is no cure I have 3 kids with it and Benadryl works for night time ot claritn and hdrocordison cream really works My husband is a RN and we have notice it gets worst during spring and summer because of the heat....there is a cream a Dr. can give you and it works wonders and it is called Kenalog and it really helps ans a little goes a long way we use to put in with Eurerin Cream and mix it in really good luck on this my two that have r 4 and the other one is 13 but you need to try to stay on top of them and make them rub it instead of scraching becsause any meds. after they scratch well it burns.....the beach works also because of the salt water oh my I could go on for ever.....lol you can e-mail at froggie77510@yahoo.com

Kris - posted on 06/18/2009

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this isn't a miracle cure but it helps my little guy pretty good--if he's itchy--Benadryl--also everytime he gets out of the tub i put on a prescrition cream called elidel--cortizone10 works well too--and them a layer of eucerin cream--not too much cause then everything sticks to it and the skin can't breathe well.

Dawn - posted on 06/18/2009

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my son dezmond was born with it. we use aveno lotion and eucerin cream.

2 to 3 warm baths a day then eucerin cream. in the bath take an old nylon and put oatmeal in it and let your child soak for 15 to 20 min. in the bath. hypo allergenic stuff no dyes and no perfumes. watch what you are feeding him/her also it can trigger the eczema and make it worse. Elidel works but only if your child is old enough talk to the doc. and see. also something like liquid Zyrtec works. anti itch creams also. Dezmond is on a lot of meds to help him when he has a break out. if you need more help you can call me or email me at dawniee101474@yahoo.com put help with eczema. I think my number is on my profile if not email me and i will give it to you.



dawn schwartz-barrett ( good luck )

Kristi - posted on 06/18/2009

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try mangosteen juice. It has helped lots of children and adults with excema. The only company that uses the mangosteen rind in the juice is xango. This is important because the rind contains xanthones which are natural anti inflammatories. If you want more info, you can go to my website kristinelligan.gomangosteen.com. you can also e-mail me at kknelligan@verizon.net. I would love to help!

Casey - posted on 06/18/2009

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Theris theis cream called 'tripple cream" it works better than any thing I have tried. You will find it in the baby isle. The generics do NOT work nearly as well

Also I found that my sons rash was brought on by wheat. Once I limited his wheat and dairy intake the eczema is gone.

Emma - posted on 06/18/2009

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My son suffered with it and the doctor gave me something called Epiderm...you can put on their faceand everywhere else...and it doesn't matter if it gets rubbed in their mouths...it won't affect them!! Good stuff!

Emma - posted on 06/18/2009

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My son suffered with it and the doctor gave me something called Epiderm...you can put on their faceand everywhere else...and it doesn't matter if it gets rubbed in their mouths...it won't affect them!! Good stuff!

Donna - posted on 06/18/2009

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im sorry i dont have a cure for eczema but i can recommend 1 cream that is fantastic for eczema i use it on my daughter as she has eczema on her back ands arms i got it on prescription and it is called double base it is a very oily cream and when i use it on my daughter it usually takes 1 or 2 applications then her eczema starts clearing up. it is really good stuff x donna x

User - posted on 06/17/2009

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My 11 mo old had it for a while. The docs reccomend creams and lotions with petrolatum but one nurse I talked to mentioned that her daughter's eczema was worse when she used them. Sure enough, I started using a jojoba/olive/apricot oil along with hydrocortizone and he was better almost instantly. I also started giving him flax oil in his food. Now we rarely have to use the hyrocortizone cream. Good luck!

Edie - posted on 06/17/2009

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My husband and my 2 year old daughter has it. My daughters is not the typical it doesn't do it in her joints when she first got it it was on her forehead. the doctor thought she wore a lot of hats when she doesn't wear any. Avenoo baby works great it cleared it up in a say in ahalf

Denise - posted on 06/17/2009

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i find that my sons eczema only came up when he got hot.so i put very lite clothes on him and when he ate certin foods(yogurt) did it alot at first just watch close to see when they break out the most. then one day i started useing witch hazel on my face and body for big pores and zits. it cleared my problimes.so i used it on my son and it worked. but you have to keep with it. we use it morning and night. it may not look like its working but it does . i mean you have to keep with it.you can buy it at wal-mart.

Denise - posted on 06/17/2009

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i find that my sons eczema only came up when he got hot.so i put very lite clothes on him and when he ate certin foods(yogurt) did it alot at first just watch close to see when they break out the most. then one day i started useing witch hazel on my face and body for big pores and zits. it cleared my problimes.so i used it on my son and it worked. but you have to keep with it. we use it morning and night. it may not look like its working but it does . i mean you have to keep with it.you can buy it at wal-mart.

Kristen - posted on 06/17/2009

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my son's eczema wasn't that bad but he was on a prescription ointment that they told me not to use on his face,where it was the worst. i now use organic soap,lotions,baby oils, and balms and have thrown out the prescription cream. he is all but cured with the help of these organic items i have bought and used. but like i said his wasn't that bad.



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i use laundry detergent that has no dyes or perfumes and no softner on his laundry.

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i also try to use all natural household cleaning products-which help also with the asthma,and do watch out sometimes asthma and eczema go hand -in-hand along with food allergies. good luck and god bless.

Kathleen - posted on 06/17/2009

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My son had really bad eczema from the age of 3 mos. I tried everything. The dermatologist prescribed an antifungal cream and a 1% hydracortisone cream, but once we stopped using the creams the eczema would pop back up with a day or two. I bathed my son in coarse pink seasalt. I let him sit in ithe bath for at least 10 mins a day. I would pat him dry and use Aveeno lotion (non-scented) mixed with Vaseline. His skin is doing great now.

Amber - posted on 06/17/2009

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I have tried everything to cure my daughters its horrible I tried creams that my doc prescirbed and tried taking things out of her diet and adding things in and nothing worked until I took her to a dermatalogist who gave me a couple of creams that worke awesome he also had me use an over the counter lotion called Cerave which you can get at walgreens and told me to use dove soap but not to wash her until the end of the bath just before she gets out so that the soap does not sit on her skin she even had to take an oral steriod for a while just to clear it up but after following his steps with the bath and lotioning her with the cerave we keep it pretty well under control without any other medicines it took about a month to get it cleared up but now her skin looks amazing I thought she would have scars with how bloody and horrible it looked she still has problems with it but nothing ever that bad anymore. Hope this helps

Jodie - posted on 06/17/2009

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Hi, my little boy (12 weeks) has had it really bad on his whole face and body. Went to the doctor, who told me a bath oil called Oilatum plus. Also prescribed me Egocort 1% cream. He was clear the next day. was the miracle I was after!!!

Now we just have to spot treat with the cream if it comes back and we use Paw Paw cream on the dry bits!

Julia - posted on 06/17/2009

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My little bot has eczema and I found that Emoil oil ( it's a natural oil) works really well. I've been using it on his for about two weeks and it's just about cleared up. must of the redness and scaly-ness is gone. I don't know if forever but for now it did the job and gave him some relief. hope that helps

Tessa - posted on 06/17/2009

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Rooibus Tea can give to any age and it works awsome my 11 year old daughter who I gestated 44 weeks came out with the worst skin possible uses it daily. Best thing and I have tried everything out there.

Emma - posted on 06/17/2009

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There are several products that have helped tremedously with eczema. I happen to shop with a company that sells natural products that use tea tree oil as their primary ingredient. It works wonderfully and is very affordable. Email me for more info if your interested. Very mild for children

Florie - posted on 06/17/2009

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Hi there Brandy!! have u heard of Freederm.. I suggest that u check out the site Freederm.com n I SWEAR it WORKS!! my daughter had really bad eczema 4rm when she was 4mnths old n I had tried everything prescribed by the doctors or just advice 4rm friends. She was covered in it, literally 4rm head 2 foot but then a friend told me about this miracle cream so i went on line n chkd it out.. I took my time reading thru all the stories posted up by parents who had used this product on their kids.. I still had my reservations but I was willing 2 try anything 2 help my daughter.. so i placed an order 4 the Freederm HC Soothing Dermal Cream ( 2 jar special with free soap n moisturiser). It took some time 2 get here but it was WORTH THE WAIT!! I am so glad that i had come across this product, my daughter is now 3 n she is free of eczema. I have told my friends whose children suffer from it n even total strangers whom i see on the bus or shopping centre.. they look @ me as if I'm crazy; i know, but FREEDERM so DOES WORK!! TRY IT!! remember www.freederm.com.. let me know the results..

Tracey - posted on 06/17/2009

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I don't know if it has been said yet but try feeding your little one avocado :) it seems to help my sister in laws little girl ;) something to do with the oils in it. Hope it helps

User - posted on 06/17/2009

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stonyfield farm organic yogurt. totally works and doesn't taste too shabby either.

Amy - posted on 06/17/2009

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Okay, I have tried all the usual things the doctors say to help with eczema, such as avoiding scented soaps, prescription creams and special ointments! They all work, to an extent! One day after getting frustrated with spending too much on expensive perscriptions I looked up a cure on earthclinic.com which is a homeopathic website! They suggested making a paste out of nutmeg and water! Since this can be messy you may want to do this while your little one sleeps!! I have been applying the paste to the affected area for about a week now and it seems to really be helping!!!

Dee - posted on 06/17/2009

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go to the doc tor an ask him for some thing called eather paste its a banage you wrap them in an then put a bandage on top an do that for amonth or more if very bad. my son was born with it an it was top to bottom on hom he was in hospital 4 months but when he came out all he had was smalldots behind knees an elbows. he is now 30 this year an only has knees an elbows. good luck dee

Kelly - posted on 06/17/2009

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eczema cant be cured its related to asthema and hay fever. children may grow out of it but it can always come back as its usually hereditary and has triggers. lots of moisture and eliminate trigger, such as perfumed soaps or stress etc.

Melanie - posted on 06/17/2009

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my daughter had eczema on her face and i used a cream called fullers earth and e 45

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A warm bath with salt from the dead sea worked well on my sons and my husband.

Afer the bath a bit of diaper rash cream.Good luck.I know how you feel about it...it's a bad thing to deal with.

Helen - posted on 06/17/2009

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Two out of three of my sons had eczema. I found Elemis soothing milk bath was the only product that helped them not scratch and then it eventually went. Hope this helps.

User - posted on 06/17/2009

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HI THERE MY DAUGHTER DID HAVE ECZEMA BUT HAS CLEARED UP WITH A COMBINATION OF GOAT SOAP AND A PRODUCT MADE BY AN AUSTRALIAN CALLED GRAHEM THE WEB ADDRESS IS www.itchy.net.au the product is called calandulas plus cream the other is www.billiegoatsoap.com.au hope these help good luck..:)

Shontee - posted on 06/17/2009

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I do not think that there is a cure it eventually dies down as you get older but my sister's pediatrician said put Crisco grease in the fridge let is get cold and apply it to the dry itchy patches of the skin so that it will soothe...also cetaphil is a good but expensive and like the other people said oatmeal baths and creams with cortizon are good too

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