S.T. asks from Dublin, OH on July 09, 2008
Excema - Dublin,OH
Hi, I'm hoping someone out there can help me. I have a friend whose child has severe excema all over his body. Has anyone had any success with any medicines out there (other than your over the counter antihistamines)? The itching, especially at night, is awful.. includes bleeding and sleepless nights...and wet wraps help temorarily. But has anyone had any luck with something that helps to clear up the problem? Thank you very much in advance, and no solicitations, please!
L.L. answers from Evansville on July 21, 2008
My daughter used to have excema on her torso, so we used a cream from the dermatologist to control it. It never went away, it was just a constant battle to keep the cream on it after she showered. Now she used the Arbonne ABC Baby Wash in the shower and she has absolutely no excema. She is 11 now and is still using it & has beautiful skin. I can provide a sample to you if you would like to try it.
M.S. answers from Elkhart on July 12, 2008
My son who has had exema outbreaks the last couple winters has done really well on MonaVie juice. (main ingredient the acai berry, #1 superfood) He cleared up in less than a wk. & stays pretty clear as long as I don't forget to give him his juice. It's yummy, too.=)
J.G. answers from Lafayette on July 10, 2008
Both my children had it but not too this extreme. We used an expensive lotion called Eucerine and it seemed to help. We just bought it over the counter at Walmart. Good Luck!
J.C. answers from Indianapolis on July 11, 2008
I know its over the counter but for my son's I use gentle naturals cream from kmart, it works great on my son's eczema
A.M. answers from Elkhart on July 10, 2008
My son had pretty bad eczema the winter he was 2. We wound up taking him to an allergist who suggested having him wear a cotton shirt when he was bathed and then smearing him with crisco. No joke. It seemed to work at keeping the moisture in his skin and helped with the itching and swelling.
Eucerin lotion is also good, but when already flared up it can just make it worse. We saw this with our son also.
M.N. answers from Dayton on July 11, 2008
Hi! I'm guessing that other parents may have already told you about this cream, but just in case they haven't, here goes: Elidel. It's a prescription cream and works best if applied only during breakouts, or by alternating weeks. You don't want to just put it on daily all the time as a precaution. It works well, we experienced no side effects, and it eases the suffering quickly.
V.J. answers from Cleveland on July 10, 2008
At any drugstore you can find a product called Zim's Crack Cream. It is usually with first aid stuff....works wonders! It is all natural and created by a pharmacist. My son had a spot of eczema on his cheek for over 2 yrs that was open and seeped and nothing his Dr. perscribed would clear it up. I tried the Crack Cream a cpl times a day for 2 weeks and it vanished with no scarring.
B.M. answers from Columbus on July 10, 2008
I would suggest she first take her child to an allergist if she have not done that yet. My daughter has always had severe eczema, took her to the dermetologist and got prescriptions but it was always a battle to keep it under control. A couple years ago I took her to an allergist and it turns out she has moderate to severe seasnoal allergies. As the allergist explained to me, eczema appears only when a child scratches. They feel itchy, scratch, then eczema appears (I had never heard that before). To help control itching she can give the antihistamines. I have a non-steriod topical medication for my kids too - Protopic - which helps control eczema that is not too severe and then another with steriods. Both are prescription medations.
I am a SAHM with 3 kids - 4, 7, and 11. Two have had eczema and have allergies.
L.B. answers from Cincinnati on July 10, 2008
yep, i have to agree with all the others and say Renew lotion. Melaleuca's products are awesome. They have a product called dermacort which is hydrocortizone and melaleuca oil (tea tree oil) it's fantastic! both of those combined helps with the itchings, and bleeding... tea tree oil is very soothing and healing to the skin. getting rid of your harsh chemicals in your cleaners and laundry will also help and heal him completely. you need to do all of the above in order to see it completely disapear. i can get you more info about melaleuca, just let me know!
L.R. answers from Cincinnati on July 10, 2008
I have to say that my next door neighbor's child was like that.
I market high quality nutritional supplements and recommended the childrens chewables along with our body lotion (No harmful preservatives) and he is doing great.
If you want any of the information, please email me.
L.W. answers from Toledo on July 10, 2008
Hi, my son has the same problem although it is not as severe as your friend's. The best thing that I have found is not even a medication. It is Renew Lotion from Melaleuca. There is also a Renew Oil for the bathtub. However, I just put a ton of lotion on my son and it does wonders. The pediatrician always told me to use Eucerin and I hated the oily feel of it and it didn't seem to work. So, you may want to have her try Renew. Good luck!