My son has severe dry skin, we've been to a dermatologist, and tried many drugstore creams but no results any suggestions?

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Deirdre - posted on 02/04/2009

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I would love to send you a sample of Arbonne's ABC product and see if it helps. I am a consultant and know that many people have been pleased with the results. It has no dyes, fragrances, and is vegan...and should take care of the dry skin. I have a few before and after pics too if you want me to send to you. My number is 707.495.5546 and my website is www.formyfamily.myarbonne.com Hope this helps! Deirdre

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Donna - posted on 02/10/2009

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Try bottom balm or healing balm from Natures Cradle, this balm is like a miracle balm and it has worked wonders on my son. Its natural so its gentle on there skin and can be used for so many things. You can buy it online I love this store and highly recommend this balm Naturescradle.com.au

Lea - posted on 02/10/2009

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Quoting Missy:

My son has severe dry skin, we've been to a dermatologist, and tried many drugstore creams but no results any suggestions?




My son used to have bad eczema on his face and we used Medicated honey cream from a chemist. ANd it did the trick for him and now we don't need to use it at all now.



Lea

Candida - posted on 02/10/2009

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I have a similar story. All three of my daughters have severe Eczema and I had tried everything!!! I would love to invite you to join Natural Skin Care for the Entire Family here on Circle of Moms. You will see amazing before and after pics of my three girls. L'Bri Pure n' Natural Skin Care is a God sent for our family and I know it could help your family too! Please visit www.candy16.lbri.com for more information and please feel free to email me with any questions at wukbunch03@charter.net.

All the best!

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Lyndsey - posted on 02/04/2009

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Is it possible that it could be an allergic reaction to something in his diet? Eggs, Milk...?

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Debbie - posted on 01/26/2009

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Isn't it amazing? I have never really been "green". But last summer I decided to check out a line of chemical free, non toxic household products from Melaleuca and I have not renewed an allergy or inhaler prescription since! My son stopped seeing a specialist for chronic athlete's foot due to constact contact dermatitis from all the chemicals in the laundry detergent I was using. It's amazing really! Almost breaks my heart that I have allowed my kids to breathe in and absorb all these chemicals the past 11 years! I just wish someone had showed me all this when my kids were newborns. www.thewhycircle.com/debwhite

Heather - posted on 01/25/2009

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Shea Butter, the real stuff, has worked for a girlfiend of mine. My dermatologist had me get CeraVe. It really works great for me & my daughter. they have a clenser and a cream. we use them both & this has been the best our skin has ever been. Very few dry  patches.

Megan - posted on 01/25/2009

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Have you tried changing your household and laundry cleaners to green non-toxic cleaners? My daughter's past skin issues sound very similar to what you have described. At a friends suggestion, we switched all of our household and laundry cleaners to Shaklee's "Get Clean" cleaners. Since the switch her skin has cleared right up and stayed clear. On a side note, the switch in cleaners also made my son's asthma go away. He is no longer on asthma meds. It really is amazing the different chemicals and toxins that are in the majority of cleaners. If you would like more information about Shaklee's "Get Clean" line of non-toxic green cleaners you can check out www.shaklee.net/richert or call me at 406-690-9818.

Angie - posted on 01/25/2009

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Both of my daughters have eczema. We tried all the cortisone creams and prescription creams but they didn't work all that well. What has worked the best is to use Ivory soap and use Eucerin CREAM (I actually use the Walmart brand). It has made a huge difference. They also only bathe every other day. If they get really bad (one gets rash from her panty line to her sock line on the back of both legs) we use Bag Balm which has an antibiotic. It worked really wall but doesn't smell very good. It can be found at Walmart with the udder cream or you can ask the pharmacist. Good Luck!

Debbie - posted on 01/25/2009

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My good friend's daughter has terrible eczema...has tried everything over the counter and prescription to no avail. I gave her daughter a bottle of Renew from Melaleuca, which has been tested by dermatologists to be 7x as effective vs. Eucerin. Within a month her eczema is completely cleared. Absolutely wonderful lotion! If you'd like more info please feel free to contact me through FB or my website www.thewhycircle.com/debwhite. I hope it is okay to post my web site here. If not, please let me know and I will remove it immediately! Thanks and the best to you in clearing your son's dry skin.

Vicky - posted on 01/25/2009

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well firs of all i wouldnt use ant sented soaps i all ways use dimple soaps and bubble bath but also i would go to ur gp and ask them to describe aveeno bath oil and ask them for the moisturiser and lotion i swear by this aveeno cos in 30 years of havin exzema this is the only cream that works for me i do have a steriod cream too but i dont have to use it that often as this aveeno is realy good to use. and also just stick with non sened stuff

Beth - posted on 01/25/2009

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My friend recommended Caledula cream for my daughter.  You can find it at any natural food store, I believe.  I has worked great on her!  HTH!!!

Lisa - posted on 01/25/2009

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I give my little one a bath with olive oil and lotion right in the water.  When she is in the tub, we really rub the iol into her skin.  Then when she gets out, I pat her dry and apply more lotion .  I try to let her wear leggings, socks, and a long sleeve shirt after we do this so that all of the moisture stays in.  It is a messy process trying to get all the oil out of the tub, but hot water and dish soap works great.  I also use Arbonne salt scrub for her hands, she is 7 and says that it does not burn!!  It really helps remove the dry skin.  We put ceram on again after this process also.



 

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When my son was little, he always had dry skin and a rash.  It turned out he was allergic to my laundry detergent, so I switched to a detergent with no added dyes or scents.  I also switched his baby wash to Burt's Baby Bee shampoo and wash and changed his lotion to Burt's Baby Bee Buttermilk lotion.  His rash cleared up within a few days.  Burt's Baby Bee is all natural and it smells great too!

Melanie - posted on 01/21/2009

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Aquaphor by Eucerin.  I sneak it from time to time too when I have a small dry patch and it is gone by the next day.

Melanie - posted on 01/21/2009

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Aquaphor by Eucerin.  I sneak it from time to time too when I have a small dry patch and it is gone by the next day.

Debbie - posted on 01/21/2009

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Hi Missy. You may have found a resolution for your son's dry skin, but if you have not, you may want to try Renew. My girlfriend's daughter has severe eczema...even prescription creams were not working. She tried Renew and in less than 3 weeks all signs of her eczema are completely gone! It is a wonderful lotion. It has been clinically proven to be 7x more effective than Eucerin. If you'd like more info, feel free to contact me. www.thewhycircle.com/debwhite

Vicky - posted on 11/24/2008

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hi i have had exzema for the last 30 years so i know its hard trying to find the rite cream for the children as 2 out of 3 of my kids have exzema too but out of all the creams i have had over the years aveeno is the best one u can get it in moisturiser and in lotion u can get it from your GP aswell so its even better.

User - posted on 11/20/2008

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Nordic Naturals Children's DHA www.kteamshealthychoices.com/product_p/n...

When my oldest was about 15 months old he would get dry patches around his mouth, arms, stomach. This stuff is it! I add about a tsp to his oatmeal every morning. Or you can add it to juice it's strawberry flavored, so they love it! You have to heal from the inside out with Exzema & dry skin. Hope this helps!

Jaime - posted on 11/19/2008

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I know there are a lot of suggestions here, and it might take a few tries to find what works for you, because all skin types are different. I can tell you what worked for us.



My son is almost 2 and he has eczema and food allergies. I would make sure his skin problems aren't related to food allergies. We were lucky enough to get him into a Duke Research Study for eczema and skin allergies. Here is what they told me to do and it has worked wonders!



Cerave Cream from walgreens or cvs!! We bath him everyday in water for 20 minutes, just letting his skin absorb the moisture. Once out of the bath, we have 3 minutes to lather his body in this cream. We also put it on him at least one other time that day. When kids have eczema, their skin can't hold in moisture, creating very dry, itchy skin.



You can also try a steroid topical on his "hot spots" if he has any. Humidifier in his bedroom at night, especially in winter, helps the skin.



But get him tested for allergies - food or environmental - that could be triggering the eczema!

Connie - posted on 11/19/2008

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Like the last posting try Arbonne products. My friend's daughter used the Arbonne Baby Skin line and her eczema is gone. She had it head to toe since birth and she is 8 yrs old and it's gone!

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My son had an issue with really dry skin and I bought some Aveeno Baby Cream for dry skin (even for children with eczema) and it works. Not to expensive either

Cinda - posted on 11/19/2008

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Have you tried Arbonne salt scrub? A friend of mine uses it for herself and her daughter who both have eczema. I also know of several others who have used it with good results.

Dawn - posted on 11/19/2008

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I had the same problem with my 3 1/2 yr old son & severe ecezma. I have been using Doctor Bobby shampoo,body wash & cream for 2 yrs. You can purchase it from drugstore.com and a few other places. It has worked perfect for us. Its made by a pediatric dermatolgist. I tried everything else over the counter and perscriptions. Good Luck!

Tiffany - posted on 11/19/2008

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Melaleuca has both laundry detergent and a great lotion (renew) that I have heard from other people with skin issues that works really well. They are an eco-friendly, family friendly company. look at www.melaleuca.com and let me know if you have any questions

User - posted on 11/19/2008

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Try Serendipity Soap Co. (www.wildlyluckysoap.com). The soaps are made by moms and they are all natural. They have adult and children products. My nieces dry skin patches almost entirely cleared up after using the products. I have been a fan of the products for the past year. Good luck!

Stephanie - posted on 11/19/2008

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Go to an allergist. My daughter had severe dry skin and ended up being allergic to wheat, eggs, and peanuts. He prescribed steroid cream which helped a lot, but b/c I hate using that on her much Eucerin Aquaphor has been the best. It's pretty greasy, but I put it on at night and it helps a lot!

Kristi - posted on 11/19/2008

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Almond Oil (you can even add it to the bath although it does make the tub slippery so beware!) Also, Pure Vitamin E Oil. Both of these work wonders for dry skin. If we get a rash from dry skin I also add some pure, organic tea tree oil to the almond oil before directly applying it the area.

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Try Melaleuca products! They are all natural and contain Tea Tree oil... I love them for my family!

Amy - posted on 11/19/2008

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Hi. Both of my kids have sensitive skin. We switched our detergent to All free & clear (cheap and works great!). We also switched both their body wash & lotion to Arbonne. You can only get it from a consultant or the Arbonne website: www.arbonne.com



My daughter is 6 and still uses their ABC baby products b/c it's the only thing I've found that clears up her excema. The great part is, I was able to sign up on the website to get a 35% discount on all of my orders..



Hope this helps.

Amy

Tabitha - posted on 11/18/2008

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Switch to a soap with shea butter and a healing lotion like Suave Advanced Therapy. My son has ecezma, and I tried all of the expensive stuff before I finally found that this combination helps. We haven't had any problems since the switch.

Kami - posted on 11/18/2008

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What my doc told me was to not let my baby soak in the tub but let the water run slightly and wash him down with a damp washcloth & Cetaphil. I also only use the Cetaphil lotion on him. It worked! His dry skin went away along with all the rashy bumps.

Shaina - posted on 11/18/2008

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My baby had VERY dry skin and when she was 2 we FINALLY realized all of her food allergies. Due to her peanut allergy, they did a blood test (drew some blood from her and tested it against common allergies). We learned she had LOTS of allergies (soy, wheat, cow dairy, egg white, dog/cat dander, yada yada). I think her skin was an external indicator of her exhausted body ...the skin is much better now that we have modified her diet. I'm told it is highly likely that some of these food allergies will go away too, once her body has time to recover a bit. Best of luck!

Paula - posted on 11/16/2008

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SpectroKids Eczema cream and soap....even if it isn't eczema, it's excellent for severely dry skin...that's what our dermatologist suggested for our boy when he was 16 months and suffering fromt he same...it did wonders, and FAST!

Nicki - posted on 11/16/2008

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try body shop body butter, my kids all suffered with eczma and i found it was the best by a million miles. try use the vit E one tho, its made with all natural ingredients and has no harsh chemicals or perfumes to irritate sensitive skin. give it a go

Michelle - posted on 11/16/2008

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That was a lot of explaining so
- Dove plain WHITE bar, perfume free for sensitive skin
- Eucerin calming Cream
- Change detergent( Tide or Purell free and clear)
- Change Dryer sheet ( Bounce free and Clear)
- U can use the dove for the hair but if not Huggies Naturals body and hair(Rinse with lots of clean clear water, I always run a little from the tap)
- Seriously, let me know if I can help anymore there are a million things that can touch the skin in a day. If you know it will touch him like bath towels family members clothing I would wash it and start this, it does work wonders. We were are the verge of shots and all kinds of other things. I said no I was not going to put my son through that so they said ok last stitch try this. we did and my oldest has not been on a perscription since and like i said my youngest only needs one occasionally.

Michelle - posted on 11/16/2008

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Hi Missy, I know you have heard a lot on here from people but one thing you have to watch on a lot of products are the ingredients especially with children.My 2 boys both have skin conditions(oldest has kerotosis pilaris and eczema and the youngest a type of exzema that is topical and very itchy) and go to Riley Children's hospital for theirs and over the last couple of years we have learned a lot. Not all creams are equal. The best advice I ever got was to change my washing detergent to anything that is Free of dyes and perfumes. If you use dryer sheets use free and clear on yours and you other family members but do not use them for your sons clothes.(something with the wax in them is bothering and drying to the skin) Purell and Tide both carry a detergent and bounce has a dryer sheet. Also instead of using baby wash use Dove. The plain ol' white bar, they even have one now that is perfume free. After you bath your child use Eucerin Calming cream. A large bottle runs about $11 but it does not take much. The biggest thing we were told is that most if not all children's washes and lotions have harsh fillers, especially Johnson's. It has been proven that it is actually the worse product to use on your child in most recent dermatological tests, but years ago it was tested and all was supposedly good, new research has found different. It is drying and aggravating to delicate skin. Oh and do you use bubbles in the bath? These also are harsh to the skin and pull vital oils from the skin that keep it subtle and comfortable. For shampoo I use Huggies natural body and hair wash, being more natural makes it easier on the skin around it, but you can use dove for the hair too if you want it won't hurt. Be sure to rinse very well. Another question our Dr's asked us was what type of items we used personally, because you are hugging, carrying, and touching your child all day that something we use may also affect there skin. I will have to say after about a week there was significant improvement. My youngest still had spots that bothered him like where the tag sat on his neck and the waste band of his underwear but my Dr. prescribed a steroid cream called Desonide.05% and we just you that if we need it not an everyday thing unless he has a flair up, then we just use it until the area heals(mainly winter months). I hope this helps, if you have anything else you need help with let me know, you name it we have probably been through it with our boys especially with their skin issues. Good Luck! Michelle

Kristin - posted on 11/16/2008

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Have you tried California Baby Calendula cream? It's wonderful for my baby's eczema rashes.

Heather - posted on 11/16/2008

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My little girl has dry skin and when she dries out, I cut back on the baths. We also only use Dove sensitive skin instead of baby soaps. This was recommended by my dermatologist.

Kim - posted on 11/16/2008

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hi my litle boy suffers from ecezma and after trying dozens of products both from super markets and doctors and found that creams containing aloe vera worked best and the aboslout best cream i found that worked near miricals on him is johnsons baby soothing naturals nourishing lotion you can get it from sainsburys and almost any where hope this helps.

Deborah - posted on 11/16/2008

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this is not a suggestion for a cream, but both my daugters had dry skin that turned out to be the result of milk allergy...even the infants reacting to me eating dairy while nursing.

Rachel - posted on 11/16/2008

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One of my twins had issues with dry skin/rash on his face. The NP who works in our ped's office recommended CeraVe cream. She told us (at least in this area) it can only be found at Walgreen's or CVS.

Julia - posted on 11/16/2008

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i would try a little flax seed oil mixed in a juice smoothie or whatever you can mix it with. i dont know how old your child is but omega 3 fatty acids do help. it worked for my nephew and my son. its good for the brain also, good luck.

Cori - posted on 11/16/2008

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My oldest has ecezma and we use a few different things on her, not one way does it alone we have found the combination of a few things helps a lot. Her doctor suggested what he calls goop, and it works wonders on her skin. It is 50/50 lotion (little or no perfume, any lotion will do) and vaseline, use it before bedtime and coat her in it. Her break outs aren't as often as they use to be. Check with the doctor to make sure what it is, in case it is some thing more serious.

Here is what my doctor has suggested, and seems to be working ...

-- goop (50/50 vaseline and any lotion) any time needed, before bed is better
-- lotion up often, you can't use too much lotion. 10x a day or more depending on how dry her skin is.
-- take a bath in Aveno bath powder once a week for 20 mins, cover the whole body. Once a week should be good, but more if she is having a break out.
-- try to stay away from perfumes, or other things that will irritate the skin or certain areas. And if you can't then use lotion even more often when you do.

We aren't always on top of it, so having a few different options is always good in case we are busy and miss putting lotion on one day. Now that she is in school it is harder to keep lotion on her, and to make sure she isn't getting that dry. The bathing and goop before bed really help her, and make her break outs less serious and less often.

I hope it helps

User - posted on 11/16/2008

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my sister's kids have excema on elbows and knees and dry skin all over.she drops Olive oil in their baths and rubs in their skin. Uses it herself as well does a great job and no chemicals even better.

User - posted on 11/16/2008

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Check with your Dr. and see what they say about Vitamin E. It has helped with my son. It always gets worse during the winter months due to the heat and hot baths. Go with warm baths and a humidifier. Just a thought as they have helped with my kids.

User - posted on 11/16/2008

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i fount arinca cream and alovera cream worked realy well on my daughter and my self it all natural so you dont have to worry bout all thoses strong chemicals messing with your babys skin

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California baby... it worked for my daughter!!! www.californiababy.com it is also for sale at target!!!

Rena - posted on 11/16/2008

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My daughter has the same problem. I use Eucerin (the kind in the tub) in conjunction w/ 2% hydrocortisone cream prescribed by her doctor. I make sure to moisturize her every night before bed and put the cream on the hot spots. Her skin looks great now. Hope this helps :)

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