My little girl is fighting with eczema, what can i do? I've tried everything...

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Velda - posted on 02/10/2009

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I broke two capsules of evening primrose oil and mixed it in with Cetaphil lotion. I applied that after every bath. Do this every day and the eczema will clear up. My daughter's eczema was so bad she would scratch so much that her skin would bleed. Now there is no sign of the eczema.

Jenny - posted on 02/11/2009

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Does she have food allergies? Eczema and food allergies go hand in hand in a lot of cases. Also, my son's eczema cleared up with Eucerin cream. I put it on every time I changed his diaper. If that doesn't work, you might need a prescription steroid cream. Good luck!

Wendy - posted on 02/10/2009

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Quoting Inga:

My little girl is fighting with eczema, what can i do? I've tried everything...




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Thanks and I hope your daughter gets well soon.



Wendy

Sarah - posted on 02/09/2009

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My daughter also has eczema. I tried everything and nothing worked. I found African Black Soap and Shea butter, and it was a miracle. I moisturized my baby 3-5 times a daya and only bathed her every other day and she immediately began to clear up. Let me know if this works for you :) Good luck sweetie!

Kelley - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daughter does too! The doctor told me just last thursday to use hydro-cortizone as well, twice a day for 10 days. This will get rid of the irritation and redness and once the skin is healed, you just consistenly use a good moisturizer to keep it from flaring up again, like aquafor. (sp). You have to be careful about how much hyrdo-cort. you use though, it could be based on size & weight. Ask your doctor!

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Anna - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi, I have two girls and they both have eczema I tried cortizone 10 now they have one with aloe in it, Baby Aveeno in the blue tub and we also have a prescription cream from the pediatrician for when it gets really bad. You can mix the Cortizone with Aveeno after a bath, it helps but the prescription worked to the best on mine.

Kelley - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daughter does too! The doctor told me just last thursday to use hydro-cortizone as well, twice a day for 10 days. This will get rid of the irritation and redness and once the skin is healed, you just consistenly use a good moisturizer to keep it from flaring up again, like aquafor. (sp). You have to be careful about how much hyrdo-cort. you use though, it could be based on size & weight. Ask your doctor!

Kelley - posted on 02/11/2009

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My daughter does too! The doctor told me just last thursday to use hydro-cortizone as well, twice a day for 10 days. This will get rid of the irritation and redness and once the skin is healed, you just consistenly use a good moisturizer to keep it from flaring up again, like aquafor. (sp). You have to be careful about how much hyrdo-cort. you use though, it could be based on size & weight. Ask your doctor!

Anastasia - posted on 02/11/2009

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My Daughter suffered the same when she was young, try not to give her a bath. Soaking it is not the answer.she wouldnt stop bleeding for hours. :(.

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My granddaughter has it too. We use Hemp Body Butter from the Body Shop. It seems to clear it better than anything else. And I don't think cortizonoe is that great for prolonged use. Good luck! The Body Butter is about $20.00 for a large size container and it has a shelf life of 5 years.

Bobbie - posted on 02/11/2009

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My son has eczema as well. Aveeno, Aveeno, Aveeno. I use the Aveeno oatmeal bath & baby aveeno soothing relief all over. I give him the bath and then use the cream imediately after from head to toe.  It has made a HUGE difference. He is not as irritated or itchy near as often. Of course for the bad spots the cortizone from the Dr is necessary. Good luck!

Katlyn - posted on 02/11/2009

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My Daughter has eczema...spectro has new eczema care for kids one is for using in the bath and the other is cream..I found both of these products to be helpful..just make sure to pat them dry after the bath and put on cream daily...if it is really bad you can ask the doctor for some medicated cream..hope this helps

Gwen - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hello I'm 33 years old and i have severe excema .Since i was 5 .your baby looks to young for courtizone. you have to be very careful because that goes right into the blood stream.I have tried so many products.and they have stopped the itching and flare ups for awhile but not permanently. Keep her skin hydrated daily .each and every day you have to put lotion on her.I found an over the counter product called Cerave'. I dont know whwre you live but you can buy it at CVS.I talked to my dermatologist and he said that was excellent.It's 16.00 and it works.If u can buy it for her and let me know good luck GWEN

Maria - posted on 02/11/2009

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I have 1 product that seems to work wonders. It is called Extra Emmollient Night Cream from Mary Kay.. It has that consistensy to stay in place..Trust me on this one, you will love it.. Apply a thin layer & if you have hard water, I suggest a water softener for the water in the house..Good Luck..

Maria - posted on 02/11/2009

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I have 1 product that seems to work wonders. It is called Extra Emmollient Night Cream from Mary Kay.. It has that consistensy to stay in place..Trust me on this one, you will love it.. Apply a thin layer & if you have hard water, I suggest a water softener for the water in the house..Good Luck..

Angela - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi Inga,



    My name is Angela. My daughter also suffers from moderate eczema. I use lansinol, which is for breastfeeding moms to heal their nipples, but if you read it, it says for cracked dry skin. I figured since it is natural that I would try it. The key to using it is that you should apply it at night and also try to catch the breakout before it gets to bad. I also have tried everything and this is the only one that helped.uoting Inga:

My little girl is fighting with eczema, what can i do? I've tried everything...





 

Kate - posted on 02/11/2009

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MY SON IS 2 NOW AND STILL HAS MINOR PROBLEMS, WHEN HE WAS A BABY HE HAD IT PRETTY BAD. I DIDN'T WANT TO USE CORTISONE CREAM IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO SO MY DOCTOR RECOMMENDED AQUAPHOR. PUT IN ON YOUR CHILD AS OFTEN AS YOU WANT. IT IS STICKY LIKE VASELINE BUT LET ME TELL YOU IT REALLY WORKS. EVEN NOW WHEN I SEE A PATCH COMING ON I PUT IT ON HIM AND IN A FEW DAYS IT IS FADED. IT WON'T WORK INSTANTLY BUT LIKE I SAID GIVE IT A DAY OR TWO AND YOU WILL SEE A DIFFERENCE. IF YOU DECIDE TO USE CORTISONE CREAM USE 1/2 PERCENT. I IS TO STRONG FOR A YOUNG CHILD. GOOD LUCK.

Eida - posted on 02/11/2009

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My son started getting eczema really bad when he was a little over a year. We tried every calming cream and he was even on a steroid cream for a while. It actually ended up being a reaction to food allergies. After removing the allergens from his diet his eczema cleared up. What a miracle!! because he scratching his skin to the point where he would bleed. Not saying that your daughter has any food allergies, but I guess it could be a possibility that I never thought about until he had a reaction. Good luck

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My so was diagisosed with eczema when he was about 4 months old. It started when he was about 2months but they just claimed it to be baby acne. I tried everything that I could buy over the counter. Beforethe doctor would give a prescrip for anything e wanted me to make sure I had tried everything else. Nothing worked. He had it all over his face and also on the backsides of his upper arms and legs. He did not scratch it at all so I assume it must not be severe. The doctor finally gave me a prescrip or Elidel. Apply 2x daily. So I did and withen a week it had cleared up on his face. His arms and legs are harder to get cleared up. The sun helps alot as he breaks out more in the winter. We also pray. I pray for 100% healing everyday for him. That prayer has not been answered yet so we got Elidel for in the meantime. Ask your doctor about it. www.elidel.com

Julie - posted on 02/11/2009

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I have suffered frout as mine was on my hands and in thm mild eczema for most of my life, But as mine was on my hands and in my groin it has been very difficult sometimes to cope and I found a wonderful thing Aloe vera, there is a company that is called aloe-vera-and-you.com, I dont work for them, I just use their stuff it might work for your little one as its natural it shouldnt do any harm, hope this helps, good luck regards Jules X

Rana - posted on 02/10/2009

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To get rid of the eczema you should give your baby fish oil. By a pure oil like from Carlson's. I recommend that brand.Most likely if she is having trouble she is Omega 3 deficient. She needs to be older than 9 months and able to eat fish. This willhelp.  

User - posted on 02/10/2009

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Hi i went through cortizones, cetaphil, qv u name it i tried it. The cortizone got the bad break outs under control but every day i wash her with goats soap and lather her with hemp creme from the bodys shop to moisturise and i swear by it

Irene - posted on 02/10/2009

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Dove unscented bar soap seemed to work on my daughter when she had that problem. She reacted to scents and colors. Hope that helps.

User - posted on 02/10/2009

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Hey, my girls dont have excema but a friend of mine has been trying to treat eczema for a year with her daughter. She's used several prescriptions and everything she's heard for recommendations and finally called me yesterday to tell me they had finally found something that works!! The product is called ELTA, its otc and you would find it with the other skin creams, not in the kids section. Here is a link to the product so you'll know what it looks like. http://www.elta.net/ProductDetail.aspx?p...

Good Luck!

Piper - posted on 02/10/2009

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Hi my name is Piper, My daughter Madelyn has suffered with it to and I tried everything.. I met a gal that swore by melaluca products so I had her order me a bottle of renew intensive skin therapy and 4 days after using it the spots were almost gone. Now when she starts I just rub some on her and they never pop up any more.. its been a huge relief.. I urge you to try it.. good luck

Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2009

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When my oldest was smal she had eczema all over I used calendula ointment and cream it worked way better then cortizone cream for me

Carolyn - posted on 02/10/2009

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Hi Inga, my sons eczema was so bad he was referred to a pediatrician and he explained that the eczema is like a fire, the redness is the flames, we put the cream on the flames, they die down and then we stop, but there are still the embers which are hot and so the fire reignites. Try putting cream on til the redness goes and continue for another week, to put out the embers. Hope it works for you.

Heather - posted on 02/10/2009

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I've read most of these and my daughter and I both have it.  We use Lidex - it's prescription only but let me tell you that once applied, the rash is gone in 24 hours.  it's wonderful.  It's an ointment and is painless.  It doesn't burn.  We also use Aveeno body wash and Aveeno lotion because it has oatmeal in it and no perfumes - which can irritate the skin even more.  Good luck honey!!

Heather - posted on 02/10/2009

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I've read most of these and my daughter and I both have it.  We use Lidex - it's prescription only but let me tell you that once applied, the rash is gone in 24 hours.  it's wonderful.  It's an ointment and is painless.  It doesn't burn.  We also use Aveeno body wash and Aveeno lotion because it has oatmeal in it and no perfumes - which can irritate the skin even more.  Good luck honey!!

Sila - posted on 02/10/2009

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be careful of perscription meds. try finding natural remedies. change laundry and bath soaps.

Lavinia - posted on 02/10/2009

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Less baths, keep her skin moisturized all day and night with a lotion such as eucerin or aveeno, change diet that is eliminate dairy such as milk instead use soy milk or rice milk...these are no guarantee that the eczema will go away but it may ease her itching. Keep nails cut. My son goes at it when he gets a good itch I have to use Hydrocortizone and for the buising neosporine. Good luck

Faizura Aini - posted on 02/10/2009

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My 2 month old baby has eczema - the Doctor has given me oilatum soap bar to bathe him and hydrocortisone to be applied over his dry skin and zinc oxide over his folded skin and paraffin oil on his head to treat severe cradle cap...I have been using it only for a few days nw so not sure hw well it would work - hope he gets well soon.

Jennifer - posted on 02/10/2009

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My daughter had eczema and a friend who is a nurse practictioner suggest the following and it worked great and is also good for other skin irritations.

1 tube neosporine

1 tube benadryl cream

1 tube hydrocordizone cream

mix equal parts and apply to area.

if you have a feminine itch you can add monistat cream.



We keep some mixed all the time.

Velda - posted on 02/10/2009

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I broke two capsules of evening primrose oil and mixed it in with Cetaphil lotion. I applied that after every bath. Do this every day and the eczema will clear up. My daughter's eczema was so bad she would scratch so much that her skin would bleed. Now there is no sign of the eczema.

Velda - posted on 02/10/2009

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I broke two capsules of evening primrose oil and mixed it in with Cetaphil lotion. I applied that after every bath. Do this every day and the eczema will clear up. My daughter's eczema was so bad she would scratch so much that her skin would bleed. Now there is no sign of the eczema.

Sarah - posted on 02/10/2009

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Have you tried Aveeno products  and changing her diet. My aunt had it really bad as a little girl and they had to cut out anything citrus and strawberries and tomatoes out of her diet meaning oranges too and mild soaps nothing with perfume

Ginny - posted on 02/10/2009

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If you have not tried removing foods like wheat, milk, etc from your diet I would do that.   Can't believe how often that has worked for members of my family.

Sami - posted on 02/10/2009

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I feel your pain!  My daughter has been dealing with that ever since she was born. Got so bad that her skin would crack and bleed. At first I used Aveeno, then normal oatmeal baths. Now, that we have been through everything I found that dandruff shampoo works the best and it is not that costly.  I make sure that she doesn't wear anything with perfume in it. Lotions are just plain body butter, shea butter etc.  Along with the dandruff shampoo I use organic soap...  Dr Bronner soap, any scent is great since it is all organic products.  She loves the lavender ones right before bed. How old is she?

Jennie - posted on 02/10/2009

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Quoting Glenna:



We use perscription ointment called Elidel.






we use this too, so does my husband...  the main thing with our 10 month old was figuring out the triggers.  he really reacts to heat and moisture, so we cut his baths back to only 2-3 times a week in lukewarm water (we use Gentle Naturals Eczema Bath...even on his hair, cos his scalp gets so dry).  we use a prescription called Desonide (it is a steroid) when he gets really bad, but for every day care we use Aveeno lotion with oatmeal...even on his butt!  he breaks out really bad if we use desitin, and he reacts to regular baby wipes, so we just use cotton balls and warm water to wipe him at home (sensitive baby wipes for the diaper bag).  the Eucerin calming lotions are great too.  and aquiphor!  but again.....finding the triggers is the key.  once you figure out what's causing the reactions, it's much easier to keep it under control.  good luck!

Kristin - posted on 02/10/2009

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HI,



I have a 4 year old that had severe eczema and hot spots all over his body it was awful I tried all the creams and steriods and a friend of mine suggested a healthy alternative aloe juice, I got a bottle from her thru market america and it cleared his skin, I dont know why but after all the things I tried to have "aloe juice " work was amazing. If I can help answer any questions let me know, I know how hard it is

User - posted on 02/10/2009

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HI i see you have had lots of answers here so i thought i would give my input also!! my son had it severely as a baby (trips to the hospital) and the best thing we did was to only bathe every other day (i know its hard being a baby you want them to smell like one but..) and use no perfumes at all in anything, for bathing use dove for sensitive skin, and as you get her out of the tub while she is damp COAT on EUCERIN CREAM (not lotion) .My sons skin finally cleared at the age of 3 but he still has bouts of dry skin just not eczema! It is linked to allergies and asthma and he has grown out of most of that too!! GOOD LUCK!

User - posted on 02/10/2009

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HI i see you have had lots of answers here so i thought i would give my input also!! my son had it severely as a baby (trips to the hospital) and the best thing we did was to only bathe every other day (i know its hard being a baby you want them to smell like one but..) and use no perfumes at all in anything, for bathing use dove for sensitive skin, and as you get her out of the tub while she is damp COAT on EUCERIN CREAM (not lotion) .My sons skin finally cleared at the age of 3 but he still has bouts of dry skin just not eczema! It is linked to allergies and asthma and he has grown out of most of that too!! GOOD LUCK!

Sharon - posted on 02/10/2009

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Quoting Alisa:

My little girl had it real bad when she was 2 1/2 and the doctor prescribed everything and nothing worked, finally the last time i went in he told me to do what his grandmother done to him when he was a child. He told me to bath her in a warm bath and as soon as she got out to rub crisco (shortening) on her and put a white tee shirt on and put her to bed, i know it sounds crazy but girl it worked, I did it several times and she is 4 now and has no trouble with it.



My oldest broke out when she was 6 months old I took he to the Dr. and she told me to use Crisco and Cortisone ointment so YES this does work. Her skin got smooth in about a week. The Dr. said Leena Horn uses it and has for a long time that's why she looks so young. Thisworks for most any dry skin problems.

Aisha - posted on 02/10/2009

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I had eczema as a child as well as my son who is now 12.  It was a long battle for both of us because we both had severe cases.  The doctor prescribed hydrocortisone which was much stronger than the over the counter hydrocortisone.  We took baths using Aveeno (which sometimes made me itch more until I lotioned).  I also always used Eucerin lotion (while still a little damp), Ivory or Dove soap, and Dreft detergent.  I was a teenager and I felt so helpless dealing with it so I can only imagine a small child with it.  Just stick to the basics of everything and it should be ok.

Monique - posted on 02/10/2009

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Have you ever heard of a Company called Arbonne. They make great products for people with no animal by-product, no mineral oil, Fragrance free all botanical & herbal ingredients. I have customers who have eczema and swear by the intelligence line and for baby's & kids would use ABC line. Check them out @ monique.myarbonne.com Hope this helps!

Heather - posted on 02/10/2009

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My 16 month old daughter has it pretty bad at times.  Eucerin calming cream and Aveeno eczema lotion work pretty well.  The doctor told me not to bathe her in baby washes but to use dove soap instead.  My mom suggested Safeguard soap too.  Those didn't work that well for my daughter, but I found that Phizoderm and Aveeno Baby Oatmeal baths seem to help her the most.

Heather - posted on 02/10/2009

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My 16 month old daughter has it pretty bad at times.  Eucerin calming cream and Aveeno eczema lotion work pretty well.  The doctor told me not to bathe her in baby washes but to use dove soap instead.  My mom suggested Safeguard soap too.  Those didn't work that well for my daughter, but I found that Phizoderm and Aveeno Baby Oatmeal baths seem to help her the most.

Chasa - posted on 02/10/2009

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hi my 2 year old has eczema and i used lanolin cream(its for breast feeding mohters) and it works well, i also put a Vitamin E capsul into his bath, and dont use any harsh soaps with scents, the colidal oatmeal baths work realy well, and Aveeno cream with the oatmeal in it is ok. Also at night use a cool mist humidifier thats what our dr sais help cause dry rooms make it worse, and certain foods like oranges, tomatoes and eggs can also make it wors! corizone cream on really patchy areas help but dont uses alot its not good for the skin it thins it out! hopefully some of these will be usefull to you. Good luck!

Chasa - posted on 02/10/2009

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hi my 2 year old has eczema and i used lanolin cream(its for breast feeding mohters) and it works well, i also put a Vitamin E capsul into his bath, and dont use any harsh soaps with scents, the colidal oatmeal baths work realy well, and Aveeno cream with the oatmeal in it is ok. Also at night use a cool mist humidifier thats what our dr sais help cause dry rooms make it worse, and certain foods like oranges, tomatoes and eggs can also make it wors! corizone cream on really patchy areas help but dont uses alot its not good for the skin it thins it out! hopefully some of these will be usefull to you. Good luck!

Chasa - posted on 02/10/2009

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hi my 2 year old has eczema and i used lanolin cream(its for breast feeding mohters) and it works well, i also put a Vitamin E capsul into his bath, and dont use any harsh soaps with scents, the colidal oatmeal baths work realy well, and Aveeno cream with the oatmeal in it is ok. Also at night use a cool mist humidifier thats what our dr sais help cause dry rooms make it worse, and certain foods like oranges, tomatoes and eggs can also make it wors! corizone cream on really patchy areas help but dont uses alot its not good for the skin it thins it out! hopefully some of these will be usefull to you. Good luck!

Lisa - posted on 02/10/2009

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Both of my children and myself all suffer from eczema.  The thing that I found best to work for my kids was not to bathe them daily.  Just wash thier private parts.  Also I had them drink more water.  The doctor also gave us cream triminocolone.  I think that is how it is spelled.  Good Luck!

Terri - posted on 02/10/2009

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I have had eczema for 40 years....I was on all kinds of creams...yes they have helped...but you need to be careful because they do thin the skin....you need to get an allergy test done and see what your daughter is allergic to...it can be from your laundry soap to food...then you can go from there

Shaina - posted on 02/10/2009

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i suffered from eczema for 11 years until finally one day a nurse practitioner prescribed Cyclocort. My eczema was gone a week later. I know they make a milder version for children, so you may want to ask your doctor. The generic brand does not work, at least it didn't work for me, so you may need to get the real stuff. Also, try getting a Lanolin free lotion and rub it all over her right after she gets out of the bathtub while she's still wet. It helps to lock the moisture in and since it's Lanolin free it wont' irritate her skin.

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