Does anyone know of a miracle cure for eczema?

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Jennifer - posted on 06/15/2009

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My daughter has eczema and we recently purchased a water softener and her eczema is almost completly cleared up. We still use Cetaphil lotion after a bath but saw a drastic improvement after the water softener.

Melinda - posted on 06/15/2009

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Well, I don't know about miracles, but my son has it pretty bad, and the only thing that nips the break-outs is eucalyptus oil. It comes in a spray bottle and clears up the break-outs in a matter of an hour. I love the stuff, and it clears the sinuses.

Katie - posted on 06/15/2009

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I've had eczema since I was born, went away by high school and it was brought back on by pregnancy hormones. There are so many different things that affect it from stress to allergies, coolness helps with the itching, I used to crawl into bed between cool sheets as a child to calm the itching down. When bathing use the coolest water you can, as hot water will dry the skin. Protopic is a non-steroid cream that seems to work well on my children (who have all had mild outbreaks here and there), Aquaphor is great for moisture (also awesome for diaper rash), but I find if I put it on at night I wake up itching like crazy. I noticed someone said Crisco, that's like a nightmare to me, that was the treatment that was prescribed about 20-30 years ago and I'm allergic to this day. Aveeno and eucerine are also great over the counter products. Nothing with perfumes if you can avoid it.

Phyllis - posted on 06/15/2009

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Melaleuca has a lotion called Renew which works very well. If you go to Melaleuca.com you should be able to order it. But to get the best price on it and other products that are good for you, your family, and the enviroment you need to be enrolled or know someoone who is and can get it at the preferred customer price. Go to www.workathomeunited.com/choosetospendwisely to get more info about enrolling.

Joy - posted on 06/15/2009

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I don't know of any miracle cures but I have a friend who suffered with eczema for years and when she quit drinking milk it went away.

Kimberly - posted on 06/15/2009

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My daughter suffers with it. I try my best to stay on top of it but this year has been horrible. Her doctor had to put her on a steroid creme and it worked within two days. We only use it at extreme times though. I also use eucerin lotion and plain shea butter! We also only use plain dove or ivory soap which is keeping the breakouts to a minimal.

Allison - posted on 06/15/2009

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my daughter has it really bad - then my pediatrician recommended trying mixing vaseline and lotion together and apply it at least twice a day - right after bath and in the morning and it really works!! the secret is just keeping the skin moisturized- I also make sure she stays hydrated lots of water, no sodas, some juice, and that seems to help as well!!

Zielke - posted on 06/15/2009

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In south africa we have products with Tea tree oil in - see if you can get hold of that. Or Rooibos tea. It is natural products, so it wont do any harm. I am sure you will be able to find this stuff where you are, or just Google it.

Kathryn - posted on 06/15/2009

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IHLES PASTE, ITS NOT A CURE BUT IT WORKS.

YOU CAN GET IT AT SHOPPERS DRUGMART NEXT TO THE LASSERS PASTE WHICH IS GOOD FOR DIAPER RASH.

Robin - posted on 06/15/2009

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My little guy had terrible allergy related eczema as a baby and toddler and Eucerin was like a magic lotion for him. It's pricey but worth a try!

Andrea - posted on 06/15/2009

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My youngest has severe eczema the only thing that has helped his skin is a combination of Cetaphil cream and Arbonne Diaper rash cream. It sounds weird to put diaper rash cream all over the entire body but the zinc in the cream really helps and it helps retain the moisture in the skin. We also has to switch detergents and stop using dryer sheets, because fragrance irritates the eczema. I hope this helps!

Andrea - posted on 06/15/2009

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My youngest has severe eczema the only thing that has helped his skin is a combination of Cetaphil cream and Arbonne Diaper rash cream. It sounds weird to put diaper rash cream all over the entire body but the zinc in the cream really helps and it helps retain the moisture in the skin. We also has to switch detergents and stop using dryer sheets, because fragrance irritates the eczema. I hope this helps!

Genevieve - posted on 06/15/2009

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My children suffer with Ezcema I use regular olive oil after warm baths at bedtime. My peditrician told me about this and it works everytime. My 9 year old daughter requests that I rub her down from time to time although she has not had an outbreak in years.

Genevieve - posted on 06/15/2009

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My children suffer with Ezcema I use regular olive oil after warm baths at bedtime. My peditrician told me about this and it works everytime. My 9 year old daughter requests that I rub her down from time to time although she has not had an outbreak in years.

User - posted on 06/15/2009

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No such thing i'm afraid. However, i changed my sons diet from dairy products to goats milk and cheeses and yoghurts and everything cleared up! Also have since reintroduced slowly cows milk products and no problems. maybe age related?

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My son had a small patch of it on his cheek and we used lanolin with some prescription hydrocortizone cream and it worked wonders. It seems to have cleared up now that he is one but he didn't have a really bad case of it. We were lucky.

TayTay - posted on 06/15/2009

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My youngest son was born with bad eczema. (He's now 8) Since he was a baby I found that a warm bath followed by using cortate ointment really worked. He doesn't have it as bad anymore but I still use the cortate ointment every once in a while, it really does the trick and usually clears it up in a day! I hope this helps :)

Kristy - posted on 06/15/2009

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Unfortunately, every child is different. Some creams work great for some kids and do nothing for others. I had to try several different ones until I found the one that worked for my daughter.My daughter has seen an allergist, a dermatologist, etc. I use, Eucerin daily, and have to use steroid creams for severe flare ups. Doctors say to use baby oil on them when they get in the bath, so their skin will not absorb all the water, in turn will not dry out.Do not bathe every day, only every other day. The trick is the keep their skin mositurized as much as possible. Unfortunately flare ups happen, and steroid creams are nescessary sometimes. My daughter also has severe allergies, which can cause eczema to worsen.

Becky - posted on 06/15/2009

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Post a reply! its not a miracle cure but if u try elave products very good they have very little chemicals in them best one I've tried also you should look on internet about new ways chemical free products also very good.. also with having eczema it can be linked with having milk allergies and asthma.

Good luck

Heather - posted on 06/15/2009

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My daughter's doctor had me buy her Eucerin Cream not lotion because its thicker and stays put longer. SHe has had many different steroid creams perscribed but the one that worked best for her is one that is like a charcoal base it was a funky pea greenish yellow color. If its in the hairline and scalp we used Selson Blue but only everyother day because it can turn blonde hair green. Bathing only everyother day helps too and in warm water not hot.

Heather - posted on 06/15/2009

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My daughter's doctor had me buy her Eucerin Cream not lotion because its thicker and stays put longer. SHe has had many different steroid creams perscribed but the one that worked best for her is one that is like a charcoal base it was a funky pea greenish yellow color. If its in the hairline and scalp we used Selson Blue but only everyother day because it can turn blonde hair green. Bathing only everyother day helps too and in warm water not hot.

Cassandra - posted on 06/15/2009

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i found a cream at the body shop that seemed to help...i think it was hemp hand cream or repair....but damn it worked really good.

Robin - posted on 06/15/2009

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My son had horrible eczema I looked up information on Omega 3 fatty acids and bought some at the drug store and after a while it starting getting much better. The even have Omega 3s for babies and toddlers. You can also add foods high in Omega 3s to his/her diet. Also, I took cows milk out of his diet. People with eczema often show improvement when taking eggs and milk out of the diet. I get flavored soy milk for him and it has omega 3s added.

Kimberly - posted on 06/15/2009

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I've suffered with it my entire life and I'm 42. I will tell you that there is no cure but there are ways to deal with it. Steroids is one way and its effective. Get a doctor to prescribe you some meds to relieve that itch. There are natural remedies too like honey to cool down the fire under the skin. Foods and weather conditions can trigger the flare ups. Keep the skin moist or oils. Doctors say if both parents have allergies in the family, then their offspring is most likely to get eczema. I'm still fighting with that demon and I refuse to loose. Good Luck K.Kelly.K

Nichole - posted on 06/15/2009

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hi my 2 year old had eczema and i was told to use cow utter cream and since using it she hasnt had a spot for over a year

Alicia - posted on 06/15/2009

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I have known a few who have taken their kids off of milk and their eczema has gotten much better!

Alicia - posted on 06/15/2009

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I have known a few who have taken their kids off of milk and their eczema has gotten much better!

Nicole - posted on 06/15/2009

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A Dermatologist or Pediatrician will treat severe eczema with a prescribed cream Locoid Lipo and even oral streriods (steroids are an aggressive form of treatment 3-5 days worth), but Locoid Lipo is a miracle worker for sure! and it can even be used on babies!

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I'm still in the process also of finding something that works. What keeps coming up a lot with people I've talked to is diet and triggers. I was brought up on cow's milk and have had eczema all my life. I also find winter time is worse and any products/chemicals around the home that is highly scented or strong in its cleaning qualities will also start a reaction. Find the trigger, then maybe work on a solution. keep a diary. Good luck. I'm waiting on some products from overseas - will post the info once it arrives and have had a chance to try it.

Liza - posted on 06/15/2009

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my son had it severe when he was 2 i used a cream called relief it was the only thing that made it better

Courtney - posted on 06/14/2009

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paw paw cream does work wonders i have had eczema for 22 years i was born with it my mum and dad tried everything it has only been the last 2 years that i have found something to help with the itching and the soreness and thats the paw paw cream it hasn't totally gone i still have it but it helps in a lot of ways i used to cry myself to sleep it hurt that bad sometimes it gets so bad that i cant even walk around they get so infected also my doctor has given me some roxithromycin and that also help a lot but it is a tablet so if you have small children see if yo can get it in a liquid because this tablet really help me

so i hope i have help in anyway

good luck

Courtney - posted on 06/14/2009

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paw paw cream does work wonders i have had eczema for 22 years i was born with it my mum and dad tried everything it has only been the last 2 years that i have found something to help with the itching and the soreness and thats the paw paw cream it hasn't totally gone i still have it but it helps in a lot of ways i used to cry myself to sleep it hurt that bad sometimes it gets so bad that i cant even walk around they get so infected also my doctor has given me some roxithromycin and that also help a lot but it is a tablet so if you have small children see if yo can get it in a liquid because this tablet really help me

so i hope i have help in anyway

good luck

Laura - posted on 06/14/2009

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My son had extremely bad eczema at 3mths, and we tried everything. Finally what worked for him was to eliminate all Johnson & Johnson products, we and use Aveeno products only. We wash all the clothes, sheets, towels with All Clear nonallergic detergent. We found FREE DREM, on line and that was a miracle for us. We also us Gental Naturals every day. Doing all this helped my son and now he is almost 4yrs and thank God, he has not had it since we made all these changes. This was really a miracle for us, after many helpless and frustration nights.

Jessica - posted on 06/14/2009

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Hey Brandy,

Not sure if it works for everyone but I found out when my lil girl was 6 weeks old that she had eczema, the doctor told me to try Moisturel, you can buy it at local pharmacies, it worked awesome for my lil one, the eczema has not acted up since. I use it everyday especially her face where it used to get real bad. If this does not work I was told to get medicated cream from the Doc, but it worked wonders.

Glad to help :)

Beth - posted on 06/14/2009

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It's a little pricey, but it is amazing and works miracles... Keihl's Baby Line is just WONDERFUL!!!! I got it as a shower gift, and swore I wouldn't buy more, but I'm hooked. No cradle cap, no diaper rashes, no red spots under the nose when it getts runny.. nothing... and if I change wipes or soaps (tried to use Johnson's bubble bath a couple nights in a row and he started to get the dry little patches) He breaks out, but only for a day until I use the Kheil's again... I love it!!!! : )

Charleen - posted on 06/14/2009

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i wish there was a cure i hav had eczema since i was born n both my children hav it and i use every thing and nothing has worked with any of us and its so expensive aswell...

Erica - posted on 06/14/2009

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I dont know about a cure but the disneys baby eczema cream is great my daughter has real bad eczema on her face and it works really good.

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There's this Renew lotion that works wonders from melaleuca.com. They want you to join a shipping club, though, but I know someone who will accept orders and send items to you. If you don't want to go that route, maybe try the active ingredient, which is melaleuca tea tree oil. You can probably find this at any health food/ natural store.

Erin - posted on 06/14/2009

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1% hydrocort cream otc.....should work if not you need to see MD for RX. I am a pediatric nurse and this is what we tell patients. You could also use Aquaphor for mild cases and inbetween hydrocort.

Megan - posted on 06/14/2009

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what is the child eating....look into Neocate!!! I could be the spokes woman for that stuff

Melissa - posted on 06/14/2009

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And by the way, avon makes a lotion for Severely dry skin that is in a blue and white bottle. It's called intensive therapy, it works well.

Melissa - posted on 06/14/2009

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I don't know of a miracle, but I have eczema, athsma, and allergies. I was told the root cause is the allergies. I would suggest going to an allergist and then the rest seem to all go away. Ever since I saw an allergist I don't have problems with my skin and I don't use my inhaler as much. Good luck girlie!

Judi - posted on 06/14/2009

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For those of you who are saying the bleach thing is bad, haven't you even allowed your children to swim in a swimming pool? Well, that is NO different than using bleach for helping the eczema. Think about it. People swim in a bleach solution all the time, and I don't see them dropping dead from it. So why would soaking one's body in a mild solution of bleach water be harmful?

Judi - posted on 06/14/2009

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Quoting Karrie:



Quoting Michelle:




Quoting brandy:

Does anyone know of a miracle cure for eczema?









Use all natural products containing Tea Tree Oil, also known as Melaleuca.








Costs more in store but my family hasn't had any problems since we switched.








Don't use cheap soaps, lotions, or detergents.








I get my products from www.melaleuca.com








I heard many scary stories about steroid creams. Good luck!









I completely agree with her about the going completely natural. I saw other post about bathing your baby in bleach and think that is a completely horrible idea, that would be the equivelant of giving your baby a chemical bath which is exactly what bleach is. Melaleuca also has a great lotion called Renew that was designed to help with skin rashes like eczema. The website the other poster gave you will only tell you about Melaleuca it won't allow you to register and shop  (melaleuca is set up by referral only)  I hope I am not stepping on the other posters toes by telling you this. But I can refer you to melaleuca if you are interested.





 

Judi - posted on 06/14/2009

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YES. The bleach thing really DOES work. I tried everything, even the special creams made by the pharmacy, but creams only make me feel more itchy. I bathe my dogs in a mild solution of bleach water when they get itchy, and it kills the bacteria on the skin. I began soaking myself in a mild solution of bleach water and it WORKED! Then about a week or so ago, I got one of my Medical Newsletters, and that is "exactly" what they are telling people with eczema to do. Soak in a mild solution of bleach water. In between bathes, I have a bowl filled with water and bleach, and dip a washcloth in it, and go over my arms and legs, etc with this and it sure does help. ONLY thing that has helped me, and I was doing it "before" the Medical community said to .

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