Ezcema and whats the best solutions?

Ashae - posted on 03/23/2010 ( 107 moms have responded )

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My daughter has ezcema on her stomach and back. What is the best soap or lotion or cream? Its not bad but it gets irritated when I use regular johnson and johnson.

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Sara - posted on 03/23/2010

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We were told to give a bath daily with aveeno baby soap and follow with aveeno baby lotion, NO scented stuff! She had it really bad on her arms and legs, but since we started the aveeno daily she has no problems! Hope it helps!

Danielle - posted on 03/25/2010

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If you are in a position to invest in some type of water softener or treatment system, it will be your best defense for any type of skin problem. I see lots of people mentioning detergents and soaps and bathing, the reasons these things irritate and worsen the situation is because of hard water. I kinow, might seem off the wall, but I've been in the water treatment business for almost 10 years and know many people who made the investment and no longer have skin problems. (And this is not an advertisement for water softeners...if it were, I'd tell you where I work.)

Sandra - posted on 03/25/2010

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Your daughter's eczema will flare up if you use Johnson and Johnson because that brand has formaldehyde in it. Any toxins will irritate the skin. You will need to change the laundry detergent you use as well because anything that touches the skin that has harmful toxins in it will irritate the skin. My son suffered really bad from eczema and I tried just about everything. Nothing worked. Once I went chemical free and used a non toxic, non cortisone cream and changed his diet, he was better. His behaviour changed as well, for the better. You will also need to change her diet. Absolutely no sugar or cow's milk. If you would like more advice you can check out www.4urhealth.yolasite.com. There are some great tips on how to naturally treat eczema.

Cheryl - posted on 03/24/2010

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A dear friend of mine's son has this skin condition... and the best thing she's found that works is actually a pure aloe gel! She tried a couple of brands to see what worked best, if you have a way to get it from avon... thats the one she uses!

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My two kids have ezcema and what the doctor prescibed for me and the researches I did with it is firstly no soaps or shampoos that have detergents are a no no . Dove is the best solution for such when they r too cold or hot the flare up you will have to monitor her. Certain foods also like diary and snacks with msg but u will have to monitor her also. there is a cream that i use it's called hydrocortisone 1% that is a miracle worker it fades the reddish marks and stops the itch. ABSOLUTELY NO JOHNSON AND JOHNSON PRODUCTS I AM NOT TRYING TO DISCREDIT THE BRAND i do find it's incredible but not for kids who has ezcema i am talking from experience it irritates it more. Children with ezcema can not use regular lotions shampoos or soaps i use selsunblue or dove to wash my daughter hair because if i use any other shampoo it gets dry and flaky. Vaseline as a hairdress or lotion or e45 cream or cetaphil. cetaphil is quite costly here but it's the best option for skin. I hope this information will help you my kids r getting older and they do not have much flare up as before u have to control it before it controls you.....God Bless

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JACKIE - posted on 03/25/2010

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Try Cetaphil it's not oily at all and your body absorbs it fast. It leaves mine and my sons skin really soft.

Judy - posted on 03/25/2010

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The best solution is to figure out what she is allergic to, and avoid it. I get eczema from wheat, and from the chemicals in our hot tub. One of my granddaughters is allergic to the lotion her mom was using after her bath.

Rebecca - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son seems to do really well with Eucerine Cream. It is thick and oily but really works and helps his get better and go away! Good luck!

JACKIE - posted on 03/25/2010

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I use Cetaphil soap and cream on my son and he has extremely dry skin and Cetephil is the only thing that worked

Darcy - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son also has ezcema. I have found that Aveeno soap and lotion work well. Also using laundry detergent that is free from dyes and fragrances makes a big difference. We like All Free. It comes in a white bottle.

Sandy - posted on 03/25/2010

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I have had excema for close to 50 yrs.now,with a good track record in keeping flareups to a minimum. Dial soap is the best and least expensive to acquire. No perfumes or dyes. For washing clothes the most natural way is to use 1cup vinegar + 1cup baking soda in the washer(no additives and it cleans better that bleaches and other detergents-and NO it leaves no odors). Use a lotion everyday with no purfumes a nice oatmeal base helps with itchness. Aquafor is a great product for kids and adults.Most important is to increase h2o intake-keep well hydrated help the body defense from the proper sourches with in.

Janet - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son who is 13 years old hsa had extreme ezcema since he was 5 months and believe me we have tried just about everything. Try dove soap. i believe they have one for sensitive skin.

Ceci - posted on 03/25/2010

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Hi Ashae, my son and some of his friends suffer of the same. My son has it on his arms, stomach, chest, back and neck area. Believe it or not we use selsum blue shampoo. We apply it to the area and let it stay on for about 20 mins. and then he take a shower. Repeat daily and it will disappear. Good luck.

Tessa - posted on 03/25/2010

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My daughter who is now 12 has suffered excruciatingly with eczema since she was born(had something to do with carrying her 44 weeks lol) so I have tried almost every cream, soap, lotion out there, with no success. But about 4 years ago we found the best solution out there and its not a cream or soap. It is called ROOIBUS tea. My daughter has a cup a day. It takes all the redness out and clears the skin. Rooibus tea is also an awsome reliever for colic and many stomach ailments and its safe enough for a newborn as well. Make sure you get it from a health store or tea store and use the leaf variety. Good luck hope this helps

Alicia - posted on 03/25/2010

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My two year old suffers from eczema, and I do as well. There are different forms of the condition, so some people find relief from different medications. My doctor prescribed me Lidex, but that is a steroid, and since I am currently pregnant, I cannot use it for my eczema.
The biggest thing I watch out for, aside from perfumes in lotions and soaps, are lanolin (which comes from wool) and triclosan (found in anti-bacterial soaps). Both of these make my eczema worse.
A cream that I REALLY like is called Vanicream. It can only be purchased at the pharmacy, but it is NOT a prescription. The pharmacists use it as a compound mixer. However, on its own, it is a wonderful lotion that works REALLY well. Just a little bit goes a long way. It isn't cheap, but it is worth every penny. It helps alleviate my eczema symptoms and my son's as well.
Best wishes to you!

Vickie - posted on 03/25/2010

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My daughter has suffered from eczema since she was just a few weeks old. My youngest son suffered a patch on his cheek that would seep and nothing the Pediatrician prescribed helped. For my son we found a wonderful product called Zim's Crack Cream...it is all natural and formulated by a Pharmacist...the spot on his cheek was cleared up in 2 weeks with no scarring. His doctor was amazed after almost 2 yrs of trying to clear it up! My daughter uses this product also but only on really bad flare ups. We use the Wal-Mart version of Dove soap as this is the only one that helps her. As several moms have previously stated...dairy products can cause a flare up. She avoids milk but has no problems with cheeses and other dairy products. You are in for a lot of trial and error to get this all figured out. My daughter is almost 17 and still very sensitive and still trying to figure out what works best for her! Once you discover what works best for your little one don't change anything!! There are only 2 or 3 laundry soaps she can tolerate and can only handle Pantene shampoos and conditioners. She is so ultra-sensitive that even staying one night somewhere other than home can cause a flare up due to that home using different products. Good luck!!!!!

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Hydrocortizone gets the inflimation to go down but for everyday use I use Burt's Bees Baby Bee Buttermilk lotion for young ones then as they get older the Carrot lotion is best. Both of my kids have ezcema & this is the only thing that does not make it worse. Also you should try to find out what your daughter is allergic to because ezcema is linked to allergies. My son is allergic to eggs, nuts & cranberries. I'm still trying to narrow down what my daughter is allergic to. Hope this helps. Good luck!

Michelle - posted on 03/25/2010

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My five year old daughter has it really bad all year long and it is due from all her allegies she has. But we have taken her to the dermatologist and she recommended that she take 20 min baths 3 times a day and that at the end but a cap full of olive oil in it then also use cerva cleanser and the lotion Cerva as well. When it get really bad we use hydrocrtizone cream all over her body. it has worked and we do not allow her to wear any thing that has prefume in it. We also wash her clothes sperate from all of ours and use drift baby degrent for her. It works really well.

Kristi - posted on 03/25/2010

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Both my son and I have very sensitive skin, unfortunately during the winter months he suffers from eczema. My pediatrician told me to use Eucerin cream. I usually apply it after bath or before bed, and it has really helped.

Denise - posted on 03/25/2010

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Get a cortizone cream from the Dr. She will grow out of it. My son had it off and on until he was about 6.

Betty - posted on 03/25/2010

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Hi Ashae - My daughter has allergies that have resulted in her eczema so her patches are very severe. We see a pediatric allergist every few months and he has helped me to improve her skin soooo much. If your daughter just has light eczema I have found the best way to tackle is after any bath, rub all areas with vaseline and then use an over the counter cream...The National Eczema Association has recommended Curel's Anti-Itch Cream and it's awesome! If you have a severe case of Eczema I recommend visiting a doctor as they can prescribe topical steroid creams that are used sparingly. Another controversial method of treatment is bleach baths to kill any staph living on your child's skin. I have done bleach baths once or twice when our breakouts were extreme but I only did this under the advice of my Dr. It's a very small amount of bleach...1/4 cup to the child's bath in the tub but it is enough to help with killing infections on the skin. A great site for information on eczema is http://www.nationaleczema.org/ and my pediatric allergist recommended that I go here for assistance.

Charlene - posted on 03/25/2010

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Ashae, the best product on the market is Swiss formulated /made in the USA Baby Care by my company. - No toxic chemicals and NO mineral oil. Babies are super sensitive to chemicals and most products have the petroleum base. No fragrance or dyes. Visit my website at www.charlenemalsom.myarbonne.com and you can call me and I'll give you a discount. Oh and it's all 45 day money back guaranteed!

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There was an incredible documentary on Carte Blanche this past Monday about a dermatologist in CT (has just returned from overseas) who specializes in eczema. Phone them and get his details. He has a relatively simple, inexpensive treatment and he is brilliant in his results. I am sorry that I did not take down his name but I am sure you can either phone Carte Blanche or check out their website for details.

Melissa - posted on 03/25/2010

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My daughter had ezcema and it finally went away! (After 4 months of trying different things and having it cover 50% of her little body.)Our pediatrician had us make a paste of 2% Mupirocin, 2.5%Hydrocortisone and Aquaphor and rub it on twice daily.We also did a couple of drops of bleach in the bath water and I exposed the rash to at least 15 minutes of direct sunlight daily( I let her finger paint naked in the yard) . It cleared up in less than a week and has never come back.

Valerie - posted on 03/25/2010

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my 2 1/2 month old had really bad ezcema....we were told to use eucurin...im not sure thats the spelling, any way using it three times a day...it was 100 times better in two days

Angie - posted on 03/25/2010

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We use anything that is free and clear. Johnson and Johnson makes a free and clear lotion. I have ezcema and so does my daughter. We also love using Dove soap, that helps as well. Laundry detergent, same thing, we use All Free and Clear. Good luck!!

Melissa - posted on 03/25/2010

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As a lifelong sufferer of ezcema myself, I was absolutely devastated when I found patches on my now 6 month old daughter. I asked our pediatrician at our last check-up what he would recommend and he suggested Eucerin cream and if that didn't take care of it, I could use a hydrocortizone cream. While I know that Eucerin is one of the most highly recommended products for eczema, I can remember it burning my skin when I put it on areas that were broken out. So needless to say, I am hesitant to put it on my daughter. I am currently using a Baby Aveeno lotion with oatmeal. It definitely keeps her hydrated and does not seem to irritate the skin any further. The most important part is to keep the skin hydrated at all times! It is the moist, dry, moist, dry, that really makes the skin break out. Best of luck! They say that many babies will grow out of it, so there is always hope :)

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My 8 month old also had a bit of ezcema on her chest, back and arms. After using goats milk soap the rash has disappeared and not returned!

Lorraine - posted on 03/25/2010

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Utter Balm (Bag Balm) Buy at your local feed store where you buy feed for your cows/horses. It is for cows utters - try it, it really works. Nurses buy it. I have used it on my daughter and was very impressed how quickly it worked. It also is very reasonable priced & it last a long time.

Melissa - posted on 03/25/2010

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Our pediatrician recommended using Cetaphil, and that has worked wonders for my daughter! It comes as a body wash, a lotion and a cream. We use the body wash and the cream, and we noticed an improvement within a day. Anything else, and it flares back up within a few hours.

Linda - posted on 03/25/2010

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I found best to use liquid soaps in the bathroom only, and only clothes washing powders with "NP" (No Phosphates), and no added softener. Keep away from clothes softeners they seemed to make the kids react badly. After only using mild liquid soaps, and all their clothes were washed as above - they didn't have a problem.

Julie - posted on 03/25/2010

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Avoid using any soap based lotions and bars and try using cetaphil lotion, oil or soap. The lotion can be rubbed direct on the body, the oil in the shower or bath and the cake of soap too. if its itchy try giving her an antihistamine to stop the itch and rash. good luck ...

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We use an Oilatum type bath oil and E45 cream. Seems to be clearing up nicely. Got them on prescription so didn't have to pay either!

Natalie - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son gets, what I like to call, "Winter ezcema". It only flares up during the wintertime and especially after baths.
I rub some Glaxal Base lotion all over his body after baths. He has not had a flare at all this winter! :) That might help for your daughter too.

Denise - posted on 03/25/2010

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My youngest has excema. We use All Free and Clear laundry detergent and no fabric softener, Dove for Sensitive skin and Aveeno Lotion. On the part that were really bad, we used Aquaphor by Eucerin. DO NOT USE ANYTHING WITH FRAGRANCE, it only irritates the excema. Hope this helps. :)

Kelly - posted on 03/25/2010

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Cetaphil Cream. Lotions have more water in them. This one also contains no dies or perfumes and came recommended by the dermatologist. CVS or Costco....most places carry it. Showers preferred over baths. Put cream on right after bathing. Dove shower wash's and shampoo. Careful on laundry stuff....no harsh soaps and never use fabric softenener sheets. They have fiberglass in them. My son has it VERY mild but gets very dry and irritated in winter.

Meg S - posted on 03/25/2010

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Dont even go there have you read what is in Johnson & Johnson products my daughter has her ezcema under control thanks to MOO GOO the best natural product out there. Also if you do some research you will find some foods effect ezcema as well there is a great guide you can get at health food store which will make your little one life easier

Anouscka - posted on 03/25/2010

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Mijn zoontje had dat ook en ook gebruikExomega (A-derma)
Het is een heel verschil en hij heeft veel minder jeuk

Tamara - posted on 03/25/2010

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You really are going to have to buy mild soap, like ceptaphil and dove for sensitive skin .First off how old is your daughter?

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Aveeno baby lotion (has a dark blue cap and lists eczema on the front). We apply it every morning and night and sometimes in between. This cleared up all the minor spots that my son had all over his body. It has also worked for some friends.

Lynn - posted on 03/25/2010

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Many things can cause this...soaps, dairy, lotion, etc. My son was even sensitive to the paint used in class (Pre-school). Oatmeal baths work well, Lubriderm body wash, the natural-type laundry detergents/softeners...dye free, sensitive skin..no perfume smells. Most important is keeping the skin moisturized. My son also broke out with it when we used sunscreen in the summer...could never use anything higher than an 8...Stress can also cause eczema (not saying this is the case), but it played a huge part with my son. He is now 16 and eczema freee...yiipppeee...although, I continue to use the same detergents as when he was a little one!

Baby_v_13 - posted on 03/25/2010

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johnson and johnson they said its the worst,and it was like a year or 2 in the news too,i will not use that on my kids

Baby_v_13 - posted on 03/25/2010

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my son have it to,well my 2 sons, but the 1 is gone,but since i found out they have it i use aveeno,but the 2 one his ezcema is realy bad i had to take him to see a doctor,they precr. 2 different lotions base glaxal and cortate cream

Mel - posted on 03/25/2010

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my bubby had a bit on his face, i went to my doctor & she gave me some cream called "Elidel" just put a tiny bit on the affected area worked like a charm & he hasnt had it back since! :)

Alicia - posted on 03/25/2010

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hmmm...the best thing I found was the johnson and johnson baby aloe vera...it is with the baby soaps and has the pale green lid...it contains no alcohol annd is great! My husband got really bad eczema on his back and we could not afford the prescription creams...his grandmother told us to use all natural aloe vera. It is amazing! It is very moisturing so put some on and wipe it of so she does not stay too oily...a little goes a really long way! Use as needed! My son also got cradle cap and we just put baby oil on his head in the bath and then washed him as usual and it went away!

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my daughter had ezcema when she was younger our doc told us not to use soap and if you need to use soap use medicated or fragrance free we used dermaveen and for flare ups we used a steroid cream only a small amount and eventually she grew out of it.

Naizaithull Fahya - posted on 03/25/2010

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Eczema.

There are several skin conditions that come under the category of eczema.The causes for these conditions differ, but the more common diseases are contact dermatitis and infantile eczema.

Eczema is very common among children.It is not an allergy, though allergies can sometimes lead to eczema.Common triggers include chemicals in washing detergents (causing contact dermatitis) and certain substances,eg, nickel in jewellery.



Symptom relief

Some cases of eczema resolve on their own as children grow older.Other children may experiance relapses during their teenage years.Severe eczema will require a doctor's attention, but there are some things you can do at home to relieve the symptoms.

-dress your children in cotton instead of clothes made from synthetic fibres

-trim your child's nails to prevent scratching.mitten at night will keep them from scratching while asleep

-heat tends to worsen the symptoms, so try to keep your child cool

-bathe your child in warm water and use hypoallergenic bath products

-after a bath, pat your child's skin dry with a towel (avoid rubbing or scrubbing)

apply cool compresses on the effected areas to soothe itchy skin

-keep an eye out for allergens that worsen the condition.these could include certain foods, pets, dust, smoke, fabrics, soaps and pollen

Tionee - posted on 03/25/2010

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my daughter has ezcema in the same places but also on her legs and arms.the doctors told me to do all these things but I found my own remedy and she hasnt had a problem in almost a year. I use Ivory body wash and when I finish giving her a bath I pat her dry. they say your not suppose to use oil but I use Vasoline Cocoa Butter I rub in it real good while she still a little wet then put on her pj's for the night and she doesnt stratch or anything. Walmart has the oil, its in a clear bottle with a brown top, right where all the lotions are.

Sheryl - posted on 03/24/2010

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we got the same problem with our baby,actually she's started having that ezcema when she's 2months old,and until now she's stil have.it's really hard to see our baby scratching all the time
In the past she's using johnson and johnson,now she's using sorbelene soap and lotion for sentive skin or cethafil.i dont know if it's ok to use this product to ur baby,but if it's ok to you u can try it.coz im using this to my baby until now,but the best thing is ask ur family doctor.
an advice as a mother like you,the best thing that you do is see a skin specialist for ur child.coz now were just waiting for our appointment for her skin specialist.

Daisy - posted on 03/24/2010

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California Baby - Our little guy doesn't have excema, but very sensitive skin (also to Johnson and Johnson) so the doctor suggested California Baby and said he recommends it to kids with excema too

Christina - posted on 03/24/2010

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Hi hun, my 3 year old daughter has it as well an the best things i have found to use is Aveeno Fregrence free, or any other product that u can find without dies or fregrences. Sadly, that somtimes means no bubble baths. =(

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