Ecezma

Jessica - posted on 01/20/2015 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My daughter has had it since she was born and shes going to be 4 this year and nothing i do seems to work when it does the next day it comes back and its even worse.... Its bad to the point where she cries and itches it and she has sensitive skin as it is i cant use certain type of lotions and body wash on her... her doctor is sending her to a allergist soon and im scared to death.. what do they do for kids around the age 3?

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Trisha - posted on 01/21/2015

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Jessica, whatever fragrance free lotion you apply, make sure you do it right out of the bath (after being dried off of course). I have never found them to be effective otherwise.

Trisha - posted on 01/21/2015

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The Vaseline lotion intensive care is just like a regular hand lotion. It is not petroleum jelly. Don't use that. Vaseline is the brand.

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Jessica - posted on 01/22/2015

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The sun usually helps it for her but with working and getting home late the sun is usually down so that doesnt help lol and i got samples of the Dove Sensitive skin soap from her doc... and now its starting to split open and leaving blood all over her shirt at night... And sarah thank you for staying positive for me i need it sometimes all i want to do now is cry for her cus it brings so much pain to her eyes and she ends up crying... im just clueless

Mary - posted on 01/22/2015

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My daughter has it all over her body. She has rx meds for it, but I found using Dove bar soap at least every other day with lotioning with Neosporin Eczema Lotion and haven't had to use the rx since. Her dr. also recommend not long exposure to direct sunlight, certain sunscreens, and wiped down everytime she comes in from playin outside.

Trisha - posted on 01/21/2015

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I made a suggestion already, as of the Vaseline Brand Intensive Care, fragrance free, but some of the other woman are suggesting Eucerin and Aquaphor. They are concerned about the petroleum base in the Vaseline brand, so I would do some research on that.

Jessica - posted on 01/21/2015

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Thanks trisha is there any certain type i should start using? i know i use aveeno but was told not to anymore.... there is some type of fragrance in there

Jessica - posted on 01/21/2015

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i never was told on the humidifier i would have to try that out.. i know anything at this point will be helpful i will take any help. thanks ya'll

Trisha - posted on 01/21/2015

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I used to get eczema on either side of my nose. It was BAD. Cracking etc. Anything with steroid cream did not work.
When I started staying at my current husbands house though he had Vaseline brand lotion, for sensitive skin. It is fragrance free. I used it DIRECTLY after I dried off after my showers and within 2 days it was gone.
Perhaps you can try that?
Do not fret too much about the allergist. They will keep a good eye on her, after they do the testing and will be able to figure out if it is in fact an allergy, and to what.

Jessica - posted on 01/21/2015

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She just has really sensitive skin i dont know what to do with it.. she still uses baby shampoo the others break her out.. i know thats what the doctor said. i told her i cant use it since the last time it made her bleed and could feel the heat off of her and all she wanted to do was cry... i know i hear steroid helps with things like that but for some odd reason it just wont work for her... im at a stand still

Jessica - posted on 01/21/2015

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her doctor is making her a appointment to go see a allergist.... would the dermatologist be better?

Jessica - posted on 01/20/2015

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I cant use any lotion that has steroid is them.. It does make her bleed and crack open bad... ive tried to many different types of things to try and help her by changing her lotions and shampoo but after a while it stops helping.. she uses Aveeno which works really good but her body is getting used to it..

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