My son has eczemia

Karisa - posted on 04/06/2009 ( 96 moms have responded )

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I just found out today that my son has eczemia. All the doctor told me was to put Hydrocortisone on it 3 times daily. Is there anything else I can do for him?

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Melissa - posted on 04/09/2009

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I have 1 son that has eczema and I also do to.  The doctor told me to use dye free laundry soap (ex. Free soaps), do fabric softener, use Cetaphil cream/lotion after bath/daily and use Cetaphil cleanser for when giving him a bath.  This worked well.  My son doesn't have it anymore.  Myself, I get it every winter and disappears when the weather gets warmer.  When I was little the doctor told my mom I was allergic to winter/dry, cold air.  I was suppose to grow out of it by the time I was 20, but didn't.  I hope this suggestion works. 



Just to let you  know, the hydrocortisone only helps the itching part, it may help it go away a little but not alot.  Try the above, there is generic for the Cetaphil which you can by over the counter.

Debbi - posted on 04/08/2009

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Depending on your sons age, a mild scrub (I use one by lush made of ocean salt) to the affected area, twice a week. Then rub with olive oil ( I know sounds ridiculous) However my dermatologist says most of the control of eczema is not in the ointmnets but in the rubbing.



Also keep the affected areas uncovered and open to the air as much as possible.



Lot's of babies will out grow this condition later in life.



Hope this may be of some help.

Aristia - posted on 04/06/2009

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My son has eczema and I use Johnson and Johnson's Aveeno body wash and creams for his skin....I can feel a immediate difference in his skin, even when it flares up.

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Deena - posted on 04/10/2009

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Eczema does have to with allergies but it is not exactly an allergic reaction to anything in particular it can be one thing or more than one. My son was prescribed all kinds of expensive creams that didn't work or help so I bought Aveeno's eczema baby wash and cream, and did not bath him everyday (that irritates it) and it helped a lot !  He was allergic to soy so we stuck with regular formula but the we didn't have problems when we changed brands.   He is now 2.  You can't even see signs that he ever had it, and his was severe.  He does still have allergies especially a severe nut allergy (we have spent time in the ER) , he also is going to see an allergist.  My advice is research as much as you can, always ask doctor all questions, and reveal all concerns trust your intuition over all else!





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My son also has eczemia and we use Cetaphil lotion as well as the Cetaphil soap. Hope this is helpful. My son is now 20 months and he doesn't have as many breakouts.
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I used Eucerin Aquaphor...My daughter had it so bad that she was getting tiny bumps as well!  After I used the Eucerin, and used Cetaphyl instead of the regular J&J baby wash, she cleared up after a couple of weeks.

Sarah - posted on 04/10/2009

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User - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Karisa:

My son has eczemia

I just found out today that my son has eczemia. All the doctor told me was to put Hydrocortisone on it 3 times daily. Is there anything else I can do for him?



A coordinated approach is needed! My son started on the steroid cream - egocort and then swapped to advantan which seemed much better. Lots of products out there..I must have tried all of them! Found alpha keri bath oil used consistently to best put moisture back in for us. Cotton only clothes washed in either just water or sensitive skin laundry wash. Avoiding things that will act as triggers - I found contact with grass, wool carpet, sand, heated chlorine water and clothing seams was bad. If there is itching at night something like polaramine (antihistimine - check with dr.)  is essential otherwise they will just scratch in their sleep and it will end up infected. If its genetic, diet won't play much of a part but use mother's intuition. My son is four and we had a bad year last year with it but by using doing all the things mentioned we finally have gotten on top of it and it looks like clearing.. good luck!

Leona - posted on 04/10/2009

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Instead of using soap, use Aveeno Body Wash and Aveeno Body Lotion after bathing.  Pat the skin dry instead of wiping and in the winter months try not to bathe frequently.

Kylie - posted on 04/10/2009

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Quoting Karisa:

My son has eczemia

I just found out today that my son has eczemia. All the doctor told me was to put Hydrocortisone on it 3 times daily. Is there anything else I can do for him?



hi there,



ask you doctor for bath oil  and cream called aveeno.if his eczema is active ( red and sore) then you need to de activate it first. eumovate will do this then rub in aveeno. i also told my friend this and her baby boys eczema has gone. this was all told to me by a skin specialist as my daughter has skin problems. hope this is a help. also, when you bath your son pat him dry instead of rubbing as rubbing causes friction and can irritate his skin.

Andrea - posted on 04/10/2009

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I use the hydrocortisone when the eczema is red & raised. Otherwise to prevent it we use Eurcerin - the stuff that is like vaseline works really well to protect the skin otherwise use the cream instead of the lotion. We also switched to a perfume free soap which seems to help a lot and his skin is much softer - california baby is the brand we use now which I found at target. I don't know about the formula change effecting it. Good luck!

Tiara - posted on 04/09/2009

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My son has eczema aslo and he is 5 months. i use hydrocortisone ointment works well for him but, i don't bathe him with soap everyday. i use water to wash him down and actually place him in a tube 3x a week because that causes his skin to dry out. I also don't use anything with fragrance on him in no way not his bath or laundry detergent. His soap is dove hypoallergenic sensitive skin w/o fragrance and i use a creamy petroleum jelly to lotion him because it is really thick and coats the skin well. i have eucerin mixed with hydrocortisone and personally i don't like it as much as the hydrocortisone ointment it is 2.5 percent.

Jennifer - posted on 04/09/2009

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My son is 6 & has suffered since he was an infant. We have tried numerous OTC & rx meds. We found "Aveno Baby" It's a formula designed for eczema & works VERY well. FYI: Be careful of any rx's that doctors give you.. Lots of them have serious side effects that they don't tell you about.

Marie - posted on 04/09/2009

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Quoting Melissa:



I have 1 son that has eczema and I also do to.  The doctor told me to use dye free laundry soap (ex. Free soaps), do fabric softener, use Cetaphil cream/lotion after bath/daily and use Cetaphil cleanser for when giving him a bath.  This worked well.  My son doesn't have it anymore.  Myself, I get it every winter and disappears when the weather gets warmer.  When I was little the doctor told my mom I was allergic to winter/dry, cold air.  I was suppose to grow out of it by the time I was 20, but didn't.  I hope this suggestion works. 






Just to let you  know, the hydrocortisone only helps the itching part, it may help it go away a little but not alot.  Try the above, there is generic for the Cetaphil which you can by over the counter.





I agree, the Cetaphil helps........the derma gave that to us to wash him with in his bath. And the hydrocortisone cream caused my son to break out more.

Marie - posted on 04/09/2009

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Oh my gosh!!! My son has extreme eczema, I mean the kind that looks like he came out of the burn unit when he breaks out, which is often. I tried to do the more natural approach, herbal remedies and natural creams...all of the above. I HATE meds for babies especially, but after he got empitigo (staph infection), I had to give in..... He is on a steriod cream for the times when it is really bad, and he has a topical antibiotic for when he scratches too much and the empitigo kicks in. Keep it moisturized with either Aveno Baby, or something like it.....And even though people say that a bath everyday dries the skin, that isn't necessarily true....his dermatologist said that if the bath is less then 5 minutes and he is towel dried then lathered in lotion or the Aveno Baby (or something like it), that it will actually keep more moisture in his skin then not.

Sheena - posted on 04/09/2009

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Ever time you take him a bath, while his pores are open, rub him with baby oil. There's also a cream by Aveeno that soothes it and it really works. Anything with otameal it great. I know beacuse my daughter has it. Depending on his age, speak to you doctor about Elidel. Sometimes they don't give it to kids, but my daughter has it, and it's a miracle worker!



Good luck!

Rogee - posted on 04/09/2009

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Try a little pure shea butter on it first that is what my son's doctor had me do. Hope it helps.

Jackie - posted on 04/09/2009

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Quoting Karisa:

My son has eczemia

I just found out today that my son has eczemia. All the doctor told me was to put Hydrocortisone on it 3 times daily. Is there anything else I can do for him...........


hi,dont use soap on him that will make it worse,as it drys out the skin, try using a tiny bit of baby oil in his bath instaed to keep his skin from drying out... also use vitiam a cream on him,the cream he doc advised is good but long term its not.... hope this was helpfull to you , jackie

Jennifer - posted on 04/09/2009

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My daughter and I both have it. Stay away from lotions and body washes with dyes and fragrance. I've found Aveeno works best. They even make a sunblock. Also, I only use "free" laundry detergent...no fragrance or dye.

User - posted on 04/09/2009

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Please - do not put that on your baby!  Many of those creams thin the skin over time - Doctors always go for medications first - there are natural remedies to take care of your baby!  I educate Moms on how to detoxify their homes and bodies and to treat their families naturally before running to the doctor - like for ear infections and chest congestion, allergies, add/adhd - all kinds of things...if you want more information I would love to share - my consultations are all FREE!  You can get a list of items to get OUT of your home on my website for free as well.    www.ImagineBALANCE.com

User - posted on 04/09/2009

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Please - do not put that on your baby!  Many of those creams thin the skin over time - Doctors always go for medications first - there are natural remedies to take care of your baby!  I educate Moms on how to detoxify their homes and bodies and to treat their families naturally before running to the doctor - like for ear infections and chest congestion, allergies, add/adhd - all kinds of things...if you want more information I would love to share - my consultations are all FREE!  You can get a list of items to get OUT of your home on my website for free as well.    www.ImagineBALANCE.com

Gina - posted on 04/09/2009

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Just like the other moms here have said moisturize him daily, no scented laundry soaps to wash the clothes. sometimes severe weather change can agrevate it so those are the days to really look out for. sometimes certain foods can trigger it so if you ever notice him getting itchy after eating something keep note of it.

User - posted on 04/09/2009

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A great moisturizer is by Cetaphil. I used it when I was accutane for cystic acne. It helps keep your skin moisturized and really helps with the dryness. I have been using it on my 3 year old for about a year now. She still has flare ups, but it goes away once I put Cetaphil on it. You can get it at any Walmart, Target, etc.

Mary - posted on 04/09/2009

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hi my boy has got savere eczemia u can get bandages of the doctor and dont use cented soap use morrisons own make and shampoo make sure its apple my son is 9 yrs old and he was born with it xx

Lisa - posted on 04/09/2009

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My now 6 year old son has had horrible eczema since he was an infant. I've taken him to the pediatric dermatologist and here are the things that help when his acts up:

Benadryl & Motrin (at the same time - the benadryl helps the itch and the motrin helps with the inflamation)
Cetaphil or Eucerin CREAM (lotion makes it worse)
Do NOT bathe daily - this dries out the skin and makes it worse. I would give him a bath every other day with baby oil in the tub - then within 3 minutes of him getting out slather the cream all over him.
Soap - only use Ivory soap - all the others have dyes and perfumes added which can irritate the skin.

I have used the prescription stuff - but only when in spots when it gets really bad. This is because of the side effects of the steroid creams.

If the eczema is not very red and inflamed - you do not want to give the motrin. Too much usage of motrin can cause liver or kidney issues. Benadryl you can give daily without worrying about anything except drowsiness or a tolerance to the meds.

Hope it helps - I know it can make a mom feel helpless when you know your baby is miserable. But know that you are doing all that you can and with the steps above, I can get Austin cleared up in a couple of days.

Also, see if you can find the triggers. Eczema is usually some sort of allergic reaction. One of Austin's is he cannot be outside when anyone is mowing the yard nearby. This sets him off bad. He has to stay inside for a few hours until all the stuff that got stirred up is settled.

Jessica - posted on 04/09/2009

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I've had eczemia and now my oldest daughter has it. Hot water, dry heat, and sented soaps and laundry detergents are some of the causes. The cream is the best. Keep the skin moist, but no frangrences. Humidifers in the baby's room might also help. Now that winter is gone, he should clear up a bit on his own.

Andrea - posted on 04/09/2009

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Yes when he gets out of tub do not dry him all the way off, you want his skin to be a little damp then rub a lotion called Cetaphill ( I think that is how it's spelt)  on him. You can get it from any drug store or Wal-Mart, or Target I even use the Equate brand of it. There is no dye's ro perfumes in it and it relly helps. Even if he is not taking a bath you can rub a wet cloth over the dry areas then apply this lotion. It really helped with my sons eczema. Hope it help yours. If it's really bad you may need to go to your doctor and get a steriod cream like I did and use every now and then.

Melissa - posted on 04/09/2009

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Both of my kids get it occassionally. I asked the Dr. and she said hydrocortisone works (if it is itchy) or use Eucerin or Aquarphor. Aquarphor works well and it can be used for everything from diaper rashes to chapped skin/lips. I only use the hydrocortisone if it gets really bad and is itchy and red.

Vonny - posted on 04/09/2009

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My daughter got eczema last year. I changed her soap to SebaMed and apply the SebaMed baby lotion right after her  bath.  Her eczema healed after 2 weeks. One thing that I think helped was the way I dried her. Before, I rubbed her dry with the towel. Turned out I should just dabbed her with the towel so that she was not really dry  and then directly applied the lotion. This way the skin was kept moisturized. Hopefully  this can help.   

Amy - posted on 04/09/2009

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My son had head to toe eczema basically from 3 months to a year. At a year the doctor finally was able to do food allergy testing and we found out he was allergic to milk, dairy, wheat and peanuts. I also used Renew lotion from Melelcua it was the only thing that actually helped my child. It is all trial and error with you and your child. What works for one kid will not always work for another. I would try to find a formula that is not milk based and see if it clears up with that too. (there is a different name for milk, it starts with a c - on formula it does not say 'milk' ) Hope all goes well.

Felicia - posted on 04/09/2009

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My son is 5 and also has had excema since birth. I limit baths and only give them every 2-3 days - or when it's absolutely necessary - he IS a little boy after all. I use fragrance free laundry detergent and soaps. I've found it's worse in the winter or whenever the air is dry - like when we visited AZ. Aquaphor cream works well normally, but if he has a flare-up, our pediatrician prescribed a "lotion" with Aquaphor in it that works wonders. Anything with additional scents can be really irritating to his skin. Best luck to you.

User - posted on 04/09/2009

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my so has it too he's 7 now and i have tried everything. What worked best for me was Aquaphor healing ointment daily and at bath time warm almost cool water with dove deep moiture body wash. How old is your son? This stuff is and still does work the best. And it' sgood for all ages. Do it every day untill it clears up.

User - posted on 04/09/2009

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my so has it too he's 7 now and i have tried everything. What worked best for me was Aquaphor healing ointment daily and at bath time warm almost cool water with dove deep moiture body wash. How old is your son? This stuff is and still does work the best. And it' sgood for all ages. Do it every day untill it clears up.

Jessica - posted on 04/09/2009

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My 11 year old daughter has eczema pretty bad.  The steroid creams burn, plus if you use them over long period of times they will thin the skin.  The elidel isn't strong enough for her.  The absolute best is for one to use only Dove Bar soap, you can use sensitive skin for the baby, then use AquaMed lotion, you have to ask the pharmacy for it, with out a prescription.  Most pharmacies have a couple in stock, and on occassion have to order it.  I have tried everything for her and this is the only thing that makes it completely go away, and she is completely covered with it, from head to toe.  Good luck!

Sheryl - posted on 04/08/2009

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A lotion like Curel or Eucerin also helps. During the winter months, we also limited baths and was careful to pat dry and not rub. If it gets too bad, the doctor can prescribe something to get rid of the itch. It usually occurred during the winter months, and our children grew out of it by age 5 or so.

Joy - posted on 04/08/2009

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My sons have it also. You have to keep their skin moist. Aveeno is good for this condition..

Kelly - posted on 04/08/2009

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My daughter is 5-1/2 years old & has eczema. It's been a persistent problem ever since she was born. She has small bumps (hardly visible to the naked eye) all up & down her arms. She, too, was prescribed with a hydrocortisone lotion that I tend to use ONLY when she tells me "it itches". I feel that when it comes to kiddos & drugs, less is better! I use Eucerin lotion on her daily & waa laa...NO more scratching! Also, I suggest using soaps or baby washes free of any dyes &/or perfumes. I don't generally like to brand-drop, but I highly recommend using "California Baby" & "Aveeno" products. Best of luck to you & your son! :)

Martha - posted on 04/08/2009

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aquaphor works real well too.  along with the oatmeal baths. i apply aquaphor after every bath and through out the day on his hands, feet and cheeks.

Melissa - posted on 04/08/2009

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Tara - posted on 04/08/2009

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Don't bath him often and use dove unscented soap it is mild and Aquaphor ointment daily 2-3 times depending on how bad it is. For me the baby soap and lotions and i even tried oatmeal baths it just made my baby's eczema worse. but most Dr recommend the Aquaphor and dove soap just depends on the severity they may even write a script for other mixed lotions.

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My 8 month old has the same thing, I was told to not use anything scented, I use Aveeno oatmeal bath unscented, same lotion, and put the cream on as well. I also took my son to an allergist and they also game me some cream to put on him when he has really back flare ups and it only take like 4hrs for it work and everything to look normal.

Melissa - posted on 04/08/2009

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http://cosmeticdatabase.com/product.php?...
Cerave is not a great choice- please check cosmeticdatabase.com (you can skip the email and zip code screen and go to SkinDeep directly- you will see most commericaly sold items are horrible for you and your family in the long run.
please also check saferforyourhome2009.info
there is a link for toxic chemicals in your home.
Melissa

Gemma - posted on 04/08/2009

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Yeah ive suffered with eczema all my life and my son did when he was a baby but he grew out of it after bout 6 months. Dont put anything in your babys bath apart from water and there is a bath oil which i used in my sons bath, but i cant remember what its called that you can get on prescription from the doctors or your health visitor also you can get a cream on prescription called double base cream which helped ethan, there is a cream called aquaeous cream but that didnt work for my son. My health visitor told me to only put my son in the bath every other day so his skin wouldnt dry up and i then put the double base or hydrocortisone cream on him in the morning and at nite before he went to bed and also when ever his skin was feeling dry i never used anything else on his skin. Your washing powder could also affect his skin so use a non-bio one like fairy and dont use soap or anything with perfume/fragrences in on your son. Changing his formula could help but it could also make it worse so its trial and error really. Cats, dust, cold, stress, being upset and grass also affect my eczema and also wool and polyester on the skin could make it flare up but with eczema is all about trial and error.

Maxine - posted on 04/08/2009

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My little girl was diagnosed with septic eczemia when she was 3wks old. I have been given so many different creams and bath oils to try on her and none of then cleared it up very well. Then i decided to use coco butter and it works a treat

Gemma - posted on 04/08/2009

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My son and daughter both have exzema and the best thing that works for their skin is an emoliant called oilatum. There is one to put in the bath then a lotion to massage in afterwards. If i were you i'd steer away from hydrocortizone as it is quite a strong cream. i tend to use it only on the really red areas such as break outs and never on the face. I'm supprised your gp hasn't prescribed an emolient, but you can buy them from chemists!!! It does tend to take alot of time rubbing in creams twice a day but it does stop the itching and keeps it under control!!

Stacy - posted on 04/08/2009

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Hi Karisa,



My son has severe eczema, too.  We have been using hydrocortisone and something more stronger, but it didn't help.  After he turns 1, we found that he was allergic to oat.  We were using Aveeno baby soap and lotion and that has oat in it.  My daughter's pediatrican recommends using Cetaphil.  You may try that and it's very gentle on babies.   Try these:



 



Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser: for bath



Cetaphil moisturizing loation or moisturizing cream (if his skin is very dry--that's the one I use on my son).



Also, I found that giving him a bath every day does help.



Good luck to you!

Raine - posted on 04/08/2009

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Eczema is often caused, if not by genetics, from poor diet. Adhering to a whole-foods based diets can often resolve many health conditions including eczema. Eliminate soy, dairy, wheat, nuts, and eggs to find out which is causing the problem. All of these foods are often highly industrially produced, which means they are not grown in accordance with nature. When you have eliminated these from yours (if breast feeding) or your child's diet, add back in one at a time to make sure those foods are tolerated - but only WHOLE foods versions.



Breads - only eat whole grains from the bulk section of the store or Ezekiel organic breads (sprouted grains which are not flour-based). Many grains are genetically altered, so choose organic and soak all whole grains overnight and then cook in the morning (soaking makes digesting nutrients in grains possible)- if for cereal. Flour can go rancid in just a few days or less, and the wheat in most of our bread products contains very high amounts of gluten (a protein that is difficult to digest). Ezekiel breads contain some wheat but also other grains, so the load of gluten on the system is lessened (unless celiac is present, in which case, no wheat should be taken at all). Decrease servings of grains per day down to 1 - 2 to lessen the load of carbohydrates on the body.



Soy - is an unhealthy substance because of all the industrial processing it goes through, and is often genetically altered, contains estrogen, and essentially blocks the absorbtion of nutrients in foods. Only eat fermented soy 1 -2 times weekly such as miso or tempeh. The Asian culture eats soy much less than we are led to believe by the health community, and Americans consume much more than their society does - and not in the same forms - thus the incidence of health problems in our country from consuming soy.



Eggs - should only be from pasture-raised hens that eat dirt, bugs, grass, and insects - and who are not treated with chemicals or antibiotics. Industrial eggs come from unhealthy chickens that are fed soy, grains, and corn (again, genetically altered) and are pumped full of chemical toxins.



Dairy - unless you can find raw, organic dairy from a good source, avoid at all costs. Pasteurized dairy is denatured from the heating process, and is not absorbable by the human body - thus causing osteoporosis, calcium leeching from bones, heart disease, asthma, allergies (such as eczema) and many other issues.



Nuts - do not consume peanuts or peanut butter. Peanuts contain a fungus known as aflatoxin which causes 99% of allergies in people. Add back in only raw nuts (not roasted) such as almonds, Brazil nuts, filberts, walnuts, pecans, cashews, Macadamias, etc.



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Please keep in mind ezema is a skin condition. Whatever remedy works for you needs to be done on a daily basis or it will come back again.

Clare - posted on 04/08/2009

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100 % cotton for clothes, bedding etc. Don't bathe every day (it drys the skin even more). Aqueous cream can also be used as a soap. If you hear about a cream that has worked for someone, by all means try it, but it may not work for everyone (it took about 5 or 6 different creams before we found one that worked for our son). We had to wet wrap him when he was very young, but nowadays he's much better and only breaks out now and again. We just keep on top of the dry patches with moisturising cream. Keep a food diary when weaning - we found that tomatoes tended to make matters worse. He now eats them by the bushel and is fine! (Very weird ..) Hydrocortisone cream is great for very, very itchy patches, but apply 30 mins after the moisturiser and only a very thin film of it. We also worried about asthma as hubby has it, but so far so good, no wheezing - he's 7. If you have central heating, it may be worth getting a humidifier when it's turned on - really helped us. Good luck :)

Angie - posted on 04/08/2009

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My son had a very severe case all through his toddler years...2 pediatricians said he was the worst he's ever seen.  He was constantly on prednisone(?) and although it would be a temporary fix, it would always come back even worse, this is also a terrible drug for your body, black labeled, but it was all that worked. 



We used every cream out there, scent free detergent and soap, and skipped fabric softener altogether (very bad for eczema).  We eventually had to remove him from preschool and he was always covered head to toe with scabs...people were just horrible, walking up and asking right in front of him, "what's wrong with him?"...he knew what they were saying and it just broke my heart.



We finally tried a homeopathic medicine recommended by our german pharmacist (we live in Germany) called BERBERIS...this is it's Latin name to find it in the states.  After a few months on this in very small doses he cleared up and has been pretty much eczema free since...he is now 6.  Remember, BERBERIS.

Sue - posted on 04/08/2009

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My son has eczemia and for him it is attached to a food allergies, diary, egg and peanuts. I breastfeed for five months and when he was taken off the breast and given Nutramigen (special formula) his skin cleared up overnight and we have no problems except if he get exposed to dairy. Also try and get hold of someone in dermatology at the hospital, they have so fabulous creams for eczemia that helped.

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Yes!  My 2 year old has the same thing, we saw a dermatologist, and she prescribed Desonide (miracle cream by the way!)  Also, she told me that many shampoos, lotions, and bubble baths (namley Johnson's products)  contain an ingredient called Quanterium-15, which aggrivates the eczcmea very much.  We switched to Aveeno baby shampoo and body wash, and also Aveeno baby (or adult) lotion.  The improvement was quite dramatic within a week!  I would highly recomend the switch to the Aveeno products, as well as a phone call to your pediatrician reccomending a prescription for Desonide cream!  Good Luck!

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