K.A. asks from Plano, TX on March 15, 2009
Eczema in Diaper Area
I have a 7 month old son with Eczema that scratches constantly in his diaper area at every opportunity. It is usually not red until he starts scratching there. This is a real problem during bath time and diaper changes. He cries when I don't I don't let him scratch there. I only use a small amount of California Baby Wash (for eczema) in his bath water and don't use any soaps on him. I use a small amount of occasional diaper cream when it is really irritated and use Huggies Diapers. Does anyone know if this condition is just normal for babies with Eczema or if there is another cause to this problem? Any suggestions on treatment?
T.L. answers from Dallas on March 16, 2009
So far, the only 2 combinations that have worked for us are: Washing with Aquaphor Baby Wash and then using Eucerin w/Aquaphor over it. (I know there was a post that says it burns, but this is working for us). The other was using CA Baby Baby wash and then using a Calendula ointment from Market Street.
J.C. answers from Dallas on March 16, 2009
My daughter had the same problem and still does at 2.5. I was told to use cortizone cream and eucerine lotion. It did get so bad at one point that we had to use a very expensive steroid, but if we keep it under control, then we are good with just the 2 products. Also, they say Dove soap is the very best for this problem. Make his baths as short as possible during flare ups. And DON'T let him scratch! It can get infected if he breaks the skin. Good luck and I know how had this can be!
R.L. answers from Dallas on March 16, 2009
We thought our baby had eczema and tried everything...but it turned out to be a yeast infection. You should consult your doctor to determine what it is for sure. Now that we have the Rx cream...he is just fine.
A.C. answers from Dallas on March 16, 2009
Has the pediatrician definitely ruled out a yeast infection? You might also google food allergies.
I feel bad for the little guy! Good luck with the solutions suggested by the others.
K.P. answers from Dallas on March 16, 2009
M.A. answers from Dallas on March 16, 2009
My 6 year old has eczema. I use the Arbonne baby line and has taken the eczema all the way away.
Please feel free to check out my website at atterberrynation.myarbonne.com. The line is the ABC line.
If you have any questions, you can email me right from the website or my phone number is on the first page.
I wish you well.
Take care and God bless!
R.H. answers from Dallas on March 16, 2009
My son had very bad eczema. It was on his legs, arms, hands and especially the places it is known to be-behind the knees and in the areas the arm bends-behind the elbows. Eczema is a disease of dry skin that can be caused by anything-food allergies, irritation, not enough essential fatty acids etc. Our doctor explained that the reason it was in those places on his body is because they were not moist places like the diaper area and that is why when he had it almost everywhere it was conspicuously NOT in the diaper area. First you should make sure it is actually eczema before you treat it with anything. We got rid of our son's eczema with a natural non-steroid creme called Florasone from Whole Foods. It worked wonders when nothing else did(non steroid options). But I don't think it's likely to develop eczema in the diaper area and not in the other areas I named. Our son got diaper rash when we used huggies diapers-we switched back to pampers used Desitin and it went away. Are you sure it's not diaper rash? Diaper rash creme helps keep the area dry so it would make eczema worse. Unless it's eczema caused by irritation from the diapers-maybe the chlorine used to bleach the diapers. The expensive diapers at whole foods (that sometime go on sale less than regular diapers) are made without those harsh chemicals for less irritation and exposure to harsh chemicals. Hope this helps.
H.G. answers from Dallas on March 15, 2009
My daughter had diaper rash, and my son had eczema on his face, I got rid of both by totally cutting out milk and sugar and using Arbonne products for babies. I don't know which helped more, but my dandruff disappeared when I used their shampoo. You can go to Arbonne website and see what they have now --my children are 10 and 11 now and very healthy.