K.W. asks from Mendham, NJ on June 03, 2008
A.L. answers from Albany on June 08, 2008
Egg whites. Beaten to foamy. Dab on. Great for all rashes and bites and under the bra in summer(get my drift?). Eczema is usually best treated by increasing liver and kidney function. When he gets older, you can do that. Actually, you can use Flax seed oil on face as well(you should be on 1200 a day as all of us ladies should), and grind up seed and add to pancake mix, cereal, muffins, Choc Chip cookies, etc.
S.C. answers from New York on June 05, 2008
I see that you already got a lot of responses... just wanted to add one more. Just before my son's 1st birthday we found out that he has eczema across his cheeks. The doctor decided to try him on a non-steroid cream before prescribing something more severe. The cream is called Atopiclair (Rx, not OTC), and it has worked great! I only use it when he really needs it; other days I just use Eucerin. And when he gets really red around his mouth, I use Baby Aquaphor. Before I found out he had eczema (I thought his cheeks were just chapped all winter!) I even went so far as to use A&D ointment. I was reluctant to use something on his face that belongs on his butt.... but the ingredients are actually lanolin and petroleum jelly - and it helped him a bit! Anyway, the Eucerin and Aquaphor can be a bit pricey, most store brands have the same ingredients for a more reasonable price. Best of luck to you!
C.K. answers from Albany on June 05, 2008
O.S. answers from New York on June 04, 2008
K., I have been using the Aveeno Eczema Cream for my daughter it has been wonderful and very helpful when nothing else works. The only drawback is that it is very hard to find, I buy it at Target and/or Walgreens they don't display it where all the creams are they put it with all the anti itch creams and the over the counter cortizone, so when I see it I buy a lot of it. I love this lotion for my daughter's eczema it has helped her a lot and b/c it doesn't have steroids you can use it as often as you want. I highly recommend it. Hope this helps.
C.O. answers from New York on June 04, 2008
I have 2 boys myself who also had issues with eczema here and there. I started to do a lot of research on products that are out there and what is available to us for our children. I found some scary information. For example the Breast Cancer Fund sent out a press release advising that many over the counter baby shampoos have an ingredient in them (big name products) called Dioxane which they are now saying is a known carcinogen, meaning cancer causing! Scary stuff.
Once I found Arbonne, who formulates products with ONLY botanicals which are pure, safe and beneficial for our bodies, I was hooked. Now ABC: Arbonne Baby Care is all I use on my kids. Even though my oldest is 6, that is all I use in his bath, on his skin. Once I made the switch all skin problems including itching and the eczema stopped completely.
Be sure to know what ingredients are. For example Lanolin is really just an animal by product, and therefore not really the safest for your skin. Mineral Oil is occlusive which means it suffocates the skin and doesn't actually treat anything.
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A.W. answers from New York on June 11, 2008
I wrote in about eczema a few months a go and I can't believe how many people respond trying to sell us lotions! Anyway, check his diet. I was so upset about my son's eczema that I brought him to a pediatric allergist and he tested positive for all dairy and eggs! I would have never figured it out on my own and once I eliminated it from our diet, his skin cleared up overnight!
M.R. answers from Syracuse on June 04, 2008
Hi K., I had eczema as a child and so did my daughters. Horrible stuff. I found this new lotion made by Melaleuca called Renew! It is all natural and made w/tea tree oil. Check out this website to find out how to order it. www.livetotalwellness.com/mmr. I hope this helps you as it did my family.
A.C. answers from New York on June 06, 2008
my sons excema has cleared up since i started giving him all raw milk products instead of pasturized/homogenized.
all the best!
T.R. answers from New York on June 04, 2008
Gold bond lotion worked well for my daughter.
S.K. answers from New York on June 04, 2008
If you are truly concerned about what you use on your children's skin, I HIGHLY recommend Arbonne's baby products. They are botanically based, vegan, ph balanced and are extremely gentle. They also have many testimonials about how incredibly the products work for eczema. I, myself, used the Baby Oil on my daughter's eczema that she had on both hands.
The products can only be purchased through consultants, which is why I recommend www.ForTheCause.net. If you like what you hear, it is worth a $29 fee to become a consultant yourself to buy products at wholesale. Best of luck to you!
M.D. answers from New York on June 04, 2008
My son is going thru the same thing right now. I find that certain foods exacerbate the irritation (oranges, tomato sauce, mac & cheese). I have been using lavendar oil at night & calendula gel during the day. It seems to improve alot especially first thing in the morning. But as the day progresses it comes back a bit. Stay away from baby oil. It has fragrance thats irritating & mineral oil isnt the greatest thing either.
I agree w/ Susan 100%. You need to find the root cause of the eczema. My son was treated for reflux by a chiropractor who specialized in chinese medicine. At the time my son had bad eczema on his right arm, & shoulders. These areas corresponded to problems in his large intestine. We then found out thru blood test that he is allergic to milk. He was on the homeopathic remedy sulphur for a few months & it worked. He still has dry itchy skin but has not has the bleeding, oozing breakouts.