Eczema - Wichita Falls,TX

Updated on December 04, 2008
C.S. asks from Wichita Falls, TX
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Does anyone have anything that has worked for eczema for an infant? My son has dry patches and seems like nothing helps. The doctor told us to use Cortizone 10 which helps some. Just wondering if anyone had luck with anything else.
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D.S.

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Try eucerin lotion and use nothing with perfumes and dyes in them. My sons doctor prescribed i believe it was elcon,makes it go away quickly.

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T.E.

answers from Dallas on

Hi C.,

Both of my daughters have eczema and I use Arbonne products on them. I am an Arbonne Independent Consultant and have had great results from using the ABC Baby line on them....good for any age with sensitive skin. I have also used the Skin Conditioning Oil and the Rejuvenating cream on them. Let me know if you want more information.

T.

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W.J.

answers from Dallas on

YES!!! If I hadn't seen it, I wouldn't believe it. A llittle boy at my daughters school suffered from horrible eczema and my babysitter started using Arbonne baby products on him and it had worked unbelievably. If I hadn't seen it over time work so well with him, I would be a doubter (hello... Arbonne is cosmetics right?) BUT I totally use their baby line because of it. My babysitter is the rep if you want to contact her.... her name is Kim Lilly. Email me if you want her number. Hope it gets better!

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D.L.

answers from Dallas on

Hello and congrats on your ne little ones. Although I'm sure we all love our pediatricians I went through the same thing with my baby. My pediatrician prescribed 3 different creams and suggested cortisone too but nothing seemed to work until I took her to see a dermatologist. Finally he prescribed a cream that works so wonderful I don't think we'll be using anything else for future breakouts.

I would suggest enlisting the help of a dermatologist. I don't know what area you are in or what insurance you have but Dr. Blackburn ###-###-####) is excellent. He is located in Dallas. He has helped me and my baby so much. Me with acne breakout and my baby with her extremely bad eczema.

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L.C.

answers from Dallas on

My son had it too and we were not going to put steriod cream on him! We went to a homeopath and it helped him .
L.

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L.D.

answers from Tyler on

Just add a little mineral oil to his water when you bath him. It will keep his skin from getting to dry. This helps my son a lot.

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B.P.

answers from Amarillo on

warm baths with oat meal, this helped my grandson.

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H.T.

answers from Dallas on

My daughter and I both live with eczema. It tends to always flare up when it starts to get cold because your skin gets dry. I swear by Aveeno. I think it is the best. For everyday use, I use the lotion once if not twice a day amd we both use the body wash. When it is at it's worst, they also have an anti itch cream that is kind of like calomine lotion. There is also an oatmeal bath that is extremely soothing for when it is itching. Hope that helps!

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L.G.

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Lanolin works wonders on dry skin and is safe for any age. You can even use it for dry and cracked lips. hope this works

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W.K.

answers from Dallas on

Hi C.!
My friend used ClearSkin-E Cream at http://www.zoneofnaturalremedies.com/content-product_info...
Read more info about that product.

Mine friends got amazing results with nutritional product that clear their eczema. This product is safe for children.
I am sending you few stories.
If you like to know more call me at ###-###-#### or send an email.
Good luck-W.

Story #1
Dr. Lana,
My daughter had suffered with eczema from the time she was 4 years old. It was spreading so fast, and bleeding non stop from itching. The ointment prescribed by her Pediatrician had warning, so I hated to use it for extended period. I was desperately looking for an alternative when I mate a lady who introduced me to the Reliv Nutritional Supplements that had no side effects. First I tried it myself and in two weeks my migraine headache start to go away, also a severe back pain from child birth started to subside. I decided to give my daughter then about 9 years old a small amount of Classic and Innergize which I was taking and getting great results. Within 3 month time her skin started to clear up. Today she is a 16 year old young lady with a beautiful skin, not a single acne and very healthy.

I than God for Reliv and we never miss our daily Reliv shakes!

Sincerely,
Alem

Story#2

My husband, Vsevolod Braslavsky, is 69 years old. He's got skin problems his entire life. He's lacking pigmentation throughout his entire body. He was always getting rash after exposure to the sun. After 33 rounds of radiation treatment that followed a radical prostatectomy, he's developed severe rush and was diagnosed with eczema. At times he had scratched himself to raw meat. It was always painful and took long time to get relieve. 18 month ago the outbreak become so bad he was unable to sleep. Even the genitalia were the color of a beet, his whole body on fire. Both of us were going crazy. He started on Reliv products very aggressively, was taking 4 shakes a day. The progress was slow but it was there. Then he underwent a 3 day cleansing: no food, 6 shakes of Classic only about every 2 hours. That helped. He continues taking shakes on regular bases, Golden trio and Reverse Age. He's skin is now clear. He's latest blood work test came normal including TSH. That was very important as we new thyroid malfunction is a factor that causes itching. We are happy and looking forward to the next test after which his doctor will consider taking him off from the last medication, a very small dose of thyroid pill.Please, do not hesitate to e-mail us should you have any questions. Tamara

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N.S.

answers from Abilene on

My hubby has eczema and tried everything also. He is a jailer and one of the old inmates told him about a jailhouse remedy. It is head and shoulders shampoo. It really works. he puts it on when he feels an outbreak, lets it dry, then showers it off. He uses Aveeno in between, but it only took a few days for the places to go away. That has been over a year ago and has worked every time he tries to have an outbreak. I told my niece and she used it on her baby's eczema and it went away in two days and we have another friend that used it also with good results. Hopefully this helps. Good Luck.

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R.H.

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C., my son had the most severe Eczema, on his arms, legs and hands. I refused to put the prescription steroid cream on his body. I didn't want steroids in his system-everything you put on your skin is absorbed into your body and steroids suppress immune response. I asked the doctor for non-steroid cream. They gave me a bunch of samples of steroid-free prescriptions. All of them were worse than the steroid creme. The listed side-effects included cancer and sterillity. Needless, to say I was disgusted and threw them all in the trash. Finally, we found a natural alternatives that worked: B+T's Florasone Eczema creme sold at Whole Foods for $9.99. Look for the $1.00 off coupon inside. And Pacific Moutain's Eczema creme sold at Sprouts for $13.99. The emu oil didn't work but was great on my skin. Also Eucerine's Aquaphor, Melaluca's Renew, Aveeno's Infant Oatmeal lotion, and Airborne's baby lotion and oil, mineral oil and diaper rash creme all didn't work.

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D.S.

answers from Dallas on

Cortisone should not be used for long periods of time. I would not use it regularly on an infant, and you should never use it on your face. I have had skin allergies since I was a child, and the dermatologist warned me against continual usage of cortisone as it is a steroid. Also, you may want to invest in a water filter. The chlorine from the water continuously dries out the skin.

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K.S.

answers from Dallas on

Sorbolene cream...there is some called Blue Lizard...I bet you could look it up online to find where to buy it. It works excellent!

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P.L.

answers from Dallas on

Eczema is an allergic reaction to food--usually cow dairy, so, stop all cow milk and cow milk products for one week, you should see a vast improvement and within another week the eczema will be gone and your child will be much healthier. Use Rice Dream rice milk, the taste is the same, available in most grocery stores. The whole family will benefit from the change. Make sure to shake the carton very thoroughly before use because the rice pulp settles to the bottm and leaves the water at the top. I use canned goat milk to cook with, available in the evap milk section of grocery store, dilute 1:1 with filtered water to make whole milk. The goat milk does not have the offending casien protiens that cow milk has, so that elimiates the allergy reaction. I also use goat milk yogurt and cream cheese, again, the taste is the same, available at the best price at Sprouts. The rice milk will not thicken for breads, custards, gravies or sauces, thus the need for the goat milk for cooking. Cow milk is produced by momma cows for baby COWS, NOT for humans, it is filled with protiens and fats intended to quickly turn a baby cow into a large, heavily fatted cow, plus contains much more calcium, growth hormones and antibiotics than the human body can discard as waste which builds toxicity in the human body. There is much info on this subject on the internet, see www.notmilk.com and www.dumpdairy.com which will open your eyes about a lot of health issues from cow milk. You can Google cow milk + allergies and will get thousands of pages of information. The Aveeno line of lotions is safe and soothing, using their bar soap is the first line of defense, followed by the lotion to maintain a layer of soothing moisture on the skin. I have first hand experience with this regimen and can tell you that cow milk and cane sugar almost killed me (literally!) I had eczema all over my body and face, some severe intestinal issues, and it took nearly 3 years for me to recover my health. I still have some lingering long term effects, but am continuing to improve. Please do not use cortizone on your infant, the toxicity to your baby is extreme, especially since they are premies, their little systems cannot handle that strong drug without creating more and sometimes worse conditions. The cortizone is only a temporary band-aid for a much larger problem. Since medical doctors are not trained in nutrition, their degree only requires 3 credit hours of nutritional training, they are not qualified to advise you on this subject. Only an extensively trained nutritionist will know and understand this subject matter, and not all of them are fully qualified...mothers beware of the M.D., it's not all it's built up to be.

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J.G.

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Dear C.,
I had a problem with that I went to Wal-Mart and got a lotion called Eucerin. Says dry skin therapy,Plus intensive repair lotion.It did a lot for me hope this will help.God Bless
J. G

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S.A.

answers from Dallas on

CurActiv Super from The Activ Group. Get it online at www.activusa.com.

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K.H.

answers from Dallas on

Hi C.,

Have you heard of Renew. It is a product made by Melaleuca. It is the best lotion ever. Email me if you want more info.
Kiki

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S.H.

answers from Dallas on

Hi, C.! My daughter, who is now 10, has had eczema since she was a tiny baby. I tried the Cortizone 10 but just didn't get the results I wanted. My miracle cream is Dr. Smith's diaper ointment. I find it at drug stores. I believe it is actually made in San Antonio. It works every time. Stops the itching and the redness goes away plus her skin was not near as dry. I use it to this day after her bath when the dryness and redness appears. Hope this helps!

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K.M.

answers from Dallas on

Our pedi said to use the Cortizone too. We have to do it pretty much every day or two for it to go away. As soon as we stop it comes right back. We tried everything else, Aveeno baby lotion, Aquaphor, etc and none of those worked for us. But I can say that we have had to switch our son to Soy milk and formula and all of a sudden all the eczema is going away!

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K.H.

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try shea butter or the gentle naturals brand has a pretty good eczema cream. good luck!

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C.W.

answers from Amarillo on

Congrats on your babies! My son has eczema as well. We use Cetaphil and that seems to work well. On the really troubled spots I use Triple Cream and it works wonders! It is made by the same people that make Triple Paste diaper cream. It is wonderful! I hope that you find something that works for you!

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J.F.

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C.,

Eczema runs in my family so I know what you're going thru! Have you tried Aquaphor? You can get it from any Walmart, CVS or Walgreens.

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T.M.

answers from Dallas on

My son and I both have eczema pretty bad, I take steroid prescriptions, but obviously he can't. I do a combination of Cortizone 10 and Desitine. Both work for rashes and I have found the combination of the two works pretty good. Also, you might try using Bert Bee's milk bath and soap. Stop using fabric softener and in place use non scented fabric sheets. Most importantly, make sure to eliminate all fragrances.

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A.A.

answers from Dallas on

My daughter had terrible eczema and we have been able to get it under control by me changing my diet significantly (she is breastfed). Eczema is literally translated "rash of unknown origin" so our doctor said that almost all rashes are the body's way of eliminating things that the body cannot process. I had to eliminate wheat, dairy, corn, peanuts, soy, and eggs. Within a few days her skin was clear, she quit spitting up, no more diaper rash, fussiness, etc. Good luck!

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H.B.

answers from Dallas on

I used diaper rash ointment, like Desitin. It flaked right off.

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C.L.

answers from Dallas on

Hi C., I am a pediatric nurse practitioner and was interested in your question. There are a few concerns I have with a young infant who develops eczema. First, is your child breast fed or bottle fed? If bottle fed, I would look at his formula as a potential cause of his problem. If he is on cow milk based formula, I would suggest switching to a corn free soy formula such as Isomil; or perhaps trying a formula such as Good Start that is easier to digest. If you are African American research shows a link between eczema and asthma developing in a child who has allergies to formula that are not managed properly. In addition, I would be cautious about using Cortizone too much; be careful about exposing the Cortizone covered skin to the sun as it can causing blanching out of the skin tones. Some pediatricians prescribe Elidel for the skin; definitely keeping the areas moist are important. Aquaphor is good as well as Eucerin and they will not cause the blanching that Cortizone causes. He does not need to be bathed daily; just the essentials and then when you bathe him while he is still wet apply the eucerin and then cover it with the Aquaphor at least 3 times a day. Cortizone is good to use, just not over large areas of the body and only when the break out is at its worse. Does he have a lot of itching related to the areas and are his areas in the folds of his knees or arms? I guess what I am trying to determine is how severe his symptoms are. If he itches at the areas a lot, he is uncomfortable and more needs to be offered than just the Cortizone. Talk to your pediatrician about other options. But, first thing, is to try to prevent the outbreaks and I suggest you look at his food intake. I don't know how old he is, but kids often do not do well with corn based foods, cow milk and occasionally soy products, so start with changing his formula. It will probably take a month to notice the difference however.
I hope this helps.
C.

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J.G.

answers from Amarillo on

You sure have gotten a lot of responses so I am sure this has been suggested already Renew lotion from Meleluca. The ONLY thing to help my sons eczema.
J. G.

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H.C.

answers from Dallas on

Hello C..

My name is H. and i suffer with Eczema as well. Here is a website for Jordan Essentials formerly known as Country Bunny Bath and Body....i am a consultant but you can find one closer to you as well...I would suggest using their baby shea butter...or an unscented or baby scented lotion bar...the products are essential elements with no alcohol or mineral oil...Hope this helps. My consultant # is 9077. My email is [email protected]____.com, if you have any more questions about eczema or Jordan Essentials please feel free to contact me via email. I do spas and home parties for all occasions. Congratulations are your new miracles. God bless. www.jordanessentials.com.

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E.K.

answers from Dallas on

What has worked well for my kids is to bathe them with regular Dove bar soap (not the kind with aloe or extra anything)since our doctor said baby shampoo, etc is closer to water and I assume drys their skin out more. What I also think is very important is to use "free" detergent (scent and dye free). "All" wasn't my favorite brand, but it worked ok, "Purex," "Arm and Hammer," and Costco brand I've liked better. I think the scented/dyed detergent was making the kids break out with all the little red bumps. Then, what makes their skin really soft, is lotion. Again, the doctor said baby lotions usually won't make a difference. My doctor suggested Curel, but I ended up with Aveeno--I love it! I use the Target brand actually, just the basic, original formula. The doctor said the lotions were safe and wouldn't hurt the kids in any way. I can't believe how their skin goes from alligator scratchy to baby soft with this regimen, especially the lotion. And, the kids love the whole lotion thing! Hope that helps.

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L.D.

answers from Dallas on

We're an eczema family, too, and my daughter of course is carrying on the tradition! We use a prescription steriod ointment. I'm pretty sure it's weaker than over the counter stuff, which means less cell damage. We also switched, at the pediatrician's recommendation, to the ointment rather than the cream. The ointment covers better and provides a protective layer (kind of like antibiotic cream you'd use for a cut or scrape) that helps it heal better. (It's goey and messy, but oh well.) We either rub a bit onto trouble spots or mix it with CeraVe lotion and rub it all over an area that's generally bad. I know that there are non-steriod treatments that people use (oatmeal bath, certain lotions, etc) that work, but I went for the simplest route. Good luck!

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T.C.

answers from Amarillo on

I used Aveeno oatmeal bath, it works wonders. Allow them to stay in it for awhile, I used it 3 times a week with my daughter. I use it every winter as the dry skin sets in.

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N.C.

answers from Dallas on

My son gets eczema in the winter months. Aquafor has always helped. You can get it anywhere. Also, do not use scented soaps.

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T.F.

answers from Dallas on

C.,

Honestly, the BEST lotion on the planet for eczema is RENEW from a company called Melaleuca... If you want to call me, I can tell you how to get it wholesale from the company... ###-###-####. There are other things that may be contributing to the eczema as well, so I would love to talk with you.

T.

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G.F.

answers from Dallas on

I was always told to not use Cortisone for more than a few days. I have 2 boys, and myself that deal with ezcema from time to time. What works really well for us is Aquaphor. It comes in a white jar with a blue lid. I believe it is made by Eucerin. You will find it next to the lotions. It is a really thick clear cream. It works great! Alot of times it only takes a few applications of this and the spot is healed. Although, I sometimes use it everyday as a precaution.

I also bathe my boys with Aveeno shower soap, and we use the Aveeno lotion. We love the Aveeno products. Aveeno also has a baby bath soap.

Good luck.

G.

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H.B.

answers from Dallas on

My son had eczema also. I used the California Baby Calendula Cream. He no longer has eczema! It worked wonders. I put some on the patches of eczema every morning and every night. Within about 10 days all the eczema was gone. I also would suggest using the California Baby Bubble Bath/Bath soap, etc. It is better for sensitive skin - no chemicals, etc. Good Luck!

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S.S.

answers from Dallas on

First of all let me say congratulations and good luck in the future. Now, I will tell you that I have had skin problems all of my life and my father has as well. When my son was born he too had skin problems. I can not prescribe to the theory that food allergies(such as milk) cause skin allergies. I can say that if you do have food allergies and also skin allergies that the food allergy may cause the skin allergy to be worse, like a systemic type of thing. Stress of any kind will inflame all types of allergies. I have read all the previous replies and most seem to be coming from women that still have very young children, one said she was told her child would grow out of it, not true. My son is almost 17 years old(12/07/1991) and we battle his skin problems off and on for years now. Some years he may not have any problems at all and other years he can have it so bad that he scratches it so much he will discolor the skin for the future. He mostly had problems with it in the winter when he was younger as I still do, but when he became a teenager I noticed it flared up with the start of school and went through until the end of spring. He does drink cow's milk(2%) and has since I weened him at 6 months, but if it were an allergy to that why would it only show up at a certain time of year and remit at others, so no I do not think milk allergies cause eczema. I am sure it is an allergen to something probably soaps and made worse by stress by physically and mentally. Also when he is working out he showers every day and that dries his skin out even more, plus the fact that he has to use Axe soap or he won't be cool(you know teens). I have tried just about every over the counter product made in the last three or four years and could not find anything that would stop the rash, maybe help stop the itching a little but not the rash. I mean I used Aveeno, Cetaphil, Aquaphor you name it if some said to try it I did and to no avail. I finally asked the lady I take care of dermatologist while I was there with her what would help him over the counter and she told us Cera Ve. It is sold at Walgreens and CVS as well as at this dermatologists office(she is a highly awarded dermatologist in Southlake). It comes in a jar and is about $17.00 plus tax. I brought it home to my son as he was starting to show signs of break out, he looked at me like not another stupid cream, but I told him just to try it. He took it to school and put it on after he showers every day and now he swears by it. He only showers once on the weekends so he is not stripping his skin as much here at home so he leaves it at school, but it looks like I will need some here for the house this winter(drier winters are worse on the skin). It has no odor and rubs in well, I have used it on a patch of eczema I have next to an old staph scar and it does work wonders. It stops the itching, the flaking and the redness almost instantly your skins looks like it was never irritated. It is made in right here in our own back yard in Fort Worth and to me a Native Texan there is nothing like getting a great product from your home state to support local economy. I am right along with a lot of other mothers who say that you should not be using a steroidal cream on an infant as it does go straight into the blood stream without any filtration and as your babies are premature any extra steroids can not be good for them. Try Cera Ve and see if it does not work for you, myself and my son swear by it now.
Again good luck in the future and enjoy all the time you have with them until they turn into teens(which is very short) as from my experience thus far is the hardest phase of parenting.

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L.P.

answers from Dallas on

Aquaphor by Eucerine has been a life saver for my son. The best thing to do is put it on your son right after a bath. Butter him up...put it on really thick, especially on the patches, and then put him in a blanket sleeper for the night. You will be suprized by how much the patches have cleared up by the morning. My pediatrictian even suggested Crisco used the same way if Aquaphor is too expensive (not the butter flavored, of course lol!)

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S.Y.

answers from Dallas on

My son (now 2) has always had eczema. I use baby All detergent, no fabric softeners. Limit dairy (I don't know if you breast or formula feed, but lactose intillerance can often make eczema outbreaks worse). We also use only Aveeno baby wash and their super thick baby lotion. I think they call it an ointment and says something about being good for eczema on the tube. Being around smoke can also aggrivate it and make outbreaks worse.
Those are just the things I've found that help so far. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, etc.
Good luck!!!!!

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A.R.

answers from Amarillo on

Avveno makes a great body wash and a great body lotion that states great for eczema. It really helps and it is safe on the face.

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K.H.

answers from Dallas on

Hi C., Congratulatins on your babies. My grandson has had eczema since he was just a few weeks old & we tried everything. An old family remedy for new borns to keep them from peeling was after their bath to take a cotton ball with salt water & go all over their body with it & it really helps. My grandson still had problems for almost 18 mo. We went to Padre this summer & sea salt cleared him up in 2 days. So when we came home after 2 weeks he was really bad again so now we bath him in sea salt every time. We just put at least a tbls. in his bath water sometimes more & he stays clear. Poor little guy would sctatch until he bled it was awful but now he stays clear. Please try it. It is much cheaper than any drug the doctor gave & you can get it anywhere. Hope this helps.
God bless

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T.K.

answers from Dallas on

I second the California Baby Calendula cream--it's awesome! It's a little pricey but since it's natural it's worth it. I can only find it at Whole Foods.

Good luck!

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L.R.

answers from Dallas on

When my baby had eczema on his face we finally had to go with a prescription cream to do the trick. It was called Elidel which is safe for little ones. It was EXPENSIVE though! Good luck!

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G.A.

answers from Tyler on

My son battles excema as well. We use Cetaphil soap (per his dermatologist). We use All Free and Clear detergent, and NO fabric softener. Most of the lotions people are suggesting (Eucerine...) contain petrolium products. Why would you ever put petrolium in your system? After bath we pat him dry, leaving his skin a little damp. Then we put on a lotion we got at the health food store, that has olive oil and aloa in it. Olive oil is wonderful for their skin. I would also suggest having then allergy tested, and if your insurance allows, seeing a dermatologist. I try to stay away from the steroid creams also. Good luck to you, I know it is frustrating.

M.A.

answers from Dallas on

C.,

I have a skin care, health and wellness company.

We have a baby line of products that are botanically based, peditrician tested, ph correct, hypoallergenic, no animal products or by-products (vegan and vegetarian certified), never tested on animals and have no mineral oil.

My 5 year old daughter has eczema. Her eczema was so bad on the inside of her arms that they looked bruised and had scabs from where she'd scratched. I got our baby wash and baby lotion about 2 weeks ago and her skin the eczema is almost completely gone. We also have a diaper rash cream that is great for making the patches stop itching. This is also good for bug bites, rashes, hives or anything else that itches.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Take care and God bless!

M. Atterberry
Independent Consultant
Arbonne Internationl
Consultant ID 17301540
www.arbonne.com

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A.K.

answers from Dallas on

Oh, my gosh! I can totally relate! I had eczema for my whole childhood and suffered much from doctors! Turns out, I'm simply allergic! To fragrance, animal products (topically), pollen, and wool. Even the medicines are administered in a "carrier base" made out of crude oil! Baby oil is refined motor oil!!

I use Arbonne Baby Care items because they are the only things I've found without the aforementioned allergens. I can only use Arbonne on myself as well.

I'm not trying to promote them, but they work and they are all I can use.

The body wash and lotion keep the eczema from agravating, and the diaper rash cream is used on the eczema patches to heal them.

Hope that helps! Let me know!

~A.

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K.P.

answers from Dallas on

have you tried almond oil or ucerine(SP)? for skin.

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N.S.

answers from Dallas on

Our doctor gave us a prescription from a cream that knocked it right out! i can't think of the name right now, so i know that doesn't help you very much.. but if you ask your dr., he should be able to give you something! Also, I'm sure you've already tried over the counter things, but we really like Eucerin lotions & Aquaphor!

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J.A.

answers from Dallas on

We've been battling with eczema since my son was a baby too. Aquaphor is good for holding in moisture - especially after bathtime.

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S.C.

answers from Dallas on

My son battles w/ it also. I find that putting a little aquaphor lotion (you can buy it anywhere) and then the cortisone on top of it really helps. I usually put it on twice a day. Once in the morning and then after his bath at night. It really seems to keep it under control if I stay on top of it. Good luck!

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K.M.

answers from Dallas on

My mother in law gave me a recipe that she used on my husband when he was little: 1 part baby oil (mineral oil)
1 part witch hazel
1 part rubbing alcohol
This is pretty simple but it actually works- my husband still uses it and I used it on our infant son when he was about 4 0r 5 months old (he's 9 months old now). Hope it works for you!
God Bless!

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T.T.

answers from Dallas on

Put Aquaphor over the Cortizone. It always did the trick for my son's mild eczema. In the winter we would put the Aquaphor all over him after every bath to prevent it. It's a little messy, but water soluable so it won't stain the clothes.

You can find it where the lotions are at most any store (including Target and Walmart). It is a Eucerine Product, so just look with their lotions.

Good luck!!

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E.R.

answers from Dallas on

I has terrible eczema as an infant and was very concerned that my baby would develop it, so I asked my pediatrician and doula and everyone else I could for ideas. Over and over, I heard "olive oil" so I used it on my babies. It cleared up any developing eczema patches before they got bad. I do not know whether my children were not so prone to eczema, or whether olive oil was the miracle cure-all that prevented it in them, but I do know that when I started putting olive oil on my own skin, my own adult eczema cleared up.

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L.

answers from Dallas on

Hi C.,
Sorry about your son! I just wanted to tell you that when my kiddos had eczema, I had to make sure I began to use detergent/body wash..everything.. that was perfume/dye free. Even the fabric softener...everything. The entire household had to go this route. It helped tremendously and after that Eucerin became my best friend. :-)
Good luck! --L.

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S.W.

answers from Dallas on

My son has eczema as well and at times it is out of control. Our Doctor prescribed Cutivate which works well & I know of others who have used Elidel. Your doctor may not give you a prescription unless you have tried other things first. I've also tried oatmeal baths & other lotions, but the prescriptions are the only thing that works for us.

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D.B.

answers from Dallas on

In my experience with many, many children, eczema is allergy-related. I would strongly consider some IG allergy testing for him. I would also consider removing the most common offenders and seeing if that made a different---gluten, casein, egg.

There is a ton of information on the Internet about nutrition and eczema. It would be worth investigating.

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L.W.

answers from Dallas on

Boudreaux's Butt Paste found in Wal-mart.

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C.R.

answers from Dallas on

My baby girl had ezcema as an infant and I used aqaufor ointment(walmart about $6) and ezcema cream for babies( i have only seen this at target$4) i mixed the two together and rubbed it in her skin 2 to 3 times a day and especially after bath. It has cleared up a lot and i would recommend this to anyone. Good luck!

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K.E.

answers from Dallas on

My son had moderate eczema when he was first born. We had some success with the Mustela line of products. We used the lotion and body wash (don't remember the name but has eczema in the description). He also had a prescription that we used when it got really bad. I was nursing at the time, and once we found out he was allergic to milk protein and I stopped having any dairy it cleared up completely. Within a couple of weeks of stopping all milk products he was completely eczema free and hasn't had any outbreaks since.

B.F.

answers from Dallas on

My friend's grandson was having the same problems and I gave her some of Arbonne's Baby Care products to try and it cleared up.

I remember what is was like being a first time mom, if I can be of any futher help please feel free to contact me.

I hope your son's eczema gets better soon.

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G.M.

answers from Dallas on

Creamy Baby Oil from a Natural Nutritional Company called Shaklee will help as will removing any chemicals from your home (cleaning, laundry, etc). If you would like more information about these products, please contact me directly.
[email protected]____.com

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C.M.

answers from Dallas on

my son has eczema sine he was about 3mths old. So I will tell that is the hardest thing to deal with. My son also has food allergies which triggers his eczema.He use to use Eucerin which never helped it made it worse. So we had to stop that he can only use aveeno products which help alo because of oats.Oats sooth the skin. he is also on a prescribed lotion. Which is called Atopiclair nonsteroidal cream. This really as cleared him up for about 1yr now. I stop use all lotions on the market because it was not helping him.You always have to have the skin lotioned all the time so it will not flare up.You may have to change you laundry soap to All because thats the best out thre to help with skin issues.You also have to keep giving child plenty of fluids through out the day,especially water. Water helps the skin so much.My son is also on a prescribed medication tricillion cream. This really helps when gets triggers to his food allergies of when he gets a flare up.Honestly i have had problems since he was 3 mths old until now. I like I said he has not had a problem for a year already.every child is different but i hope this helps you. You may want to see if you can get your child check for food allergies or seasonal allergies which are triggers to ecezema ,or see if it is just ecezema.it may be different for you because your child may not have food allergies or seasonal allergies.My son has it all.

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B.P.

answers from Abilene on

My son had a moderate case of Eczema when he was an infant and still gets it now (at 5) during the winter.

We used/use All Free & Clear detergent. We also bathed him with Cetaphil cleanser (or the Wally brand of it) and slathered him up with Eucerin or Cetaphil cream (not the liquid lotion) afterwards. When the spots were really bad on his face we used the Cetaphil cream during the day as well.

We did have a Rx for Elidel but as long as we faithfully followed the above, we hardly ever had to use it. Honestly, I think the only times we did use it was when I got lazy about doing the stuff I knew I should do.

So glad to hear that your little guys are doing well! I know this will be a scary winter for you, trying to keep them well and away from those who aren't!

God Bless and Good Luck! <><

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L.B.

answers from Dallas on

This will sound crazy, but Crisco Shortening works well. My son had the same problem and was just miserable with the itching. The doctor tried many things, cortizone, Benedryl,lotions, etc. Then she told me to SLATHER Crisco Shortening on him especially after his bath. It sounds crazy and yes they are very slippery until you get them dressed, but it sure seemed to work and when he was older he thought it was fun! They don't mind the greasy feeling when they are infants and/or toddlers. It's also alot cheaper than other products on the market. Good luck.

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D.B.

answers from Dallas on

We use Eucerin Cream (comes in a jar and looks like lard sort of...) anyway, it's worked good on both my kiddos.

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T.D.

answers from Dallas on

Hi C.!
My son also had eczema and it got so bad that his feet actually started cracking open! The steroid creams given by our pediatrician have been linked to causing lymphoma and the products with mineral oil in them just seal up the skin so it can't truly heal. We had great success with Arbonne Baby Care. It was the only thing to put an end to the cycle of breakouts. My son was 6 at the time and is now 8 and hasn't had another breakout since we got the cycle stopped! We used the combination of the wash, oil, and lotion. Go to https://www.arbonne.com/products/baby/ to find out more. Hope this helps!!

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K.B.

answers from Dallas on

Lavendar works great. A few drops of the essential oil in bath and it will help in a few days based on my experience.

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A.E.

answers from Amarillo on

C.,
Have you tried the Arbonne Baby care set?? Lots of folks have had terrific results with it. Buy it from your local rep, or from me. Do contact me with name, snail mail address and telephone (so I can follow-up to see if you are experiencing any problems) and I'll send you a free 3-day sample pack. (no, I won't sell your name, etc., 1. I have no idea how to do it, and 2., I'm not that kind of a person.)

Somewhere too, I hve a fact sheet about eczema, I'll dig it out and send it too.

A. Evans

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A.H.

answers from Dallas on

My son has had eczema since he was 10 months old. Aveeno oatmeal bath powder works wonderfully as well as their lotion. We have also used Aquaphor for aggrevated spots.

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L.S.

answers from Tyler on

Eucerine lotion works well. I would be careful with the cortizone. I was always told not to use much cortizone on my son.

As someone else mentioned, they thought eczema and allergies went together. My son has asthma and the doctor told me that allergies, eczema, and asthma are all on the same gene. So, definitely keep an eye on your son to make sure other problems don't develop.

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K.R.

answers from Dallas on

My peditrician turned us on to Eucerin Plus with alpha hydroxy and Aquaphor. Eucerin is more of a treatment and the Auqaphor is a better prevention method.

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A.R.

answers from Amarillo on

HI C.!!

I have 5 girls and they have all expereienced eczema. I use Melaeuca Renew lotion and a capful of Renew bath/body oil. It it wonderful!!! All the products are GREAT! I would love to answer any questions you may have. Email me at [email protected]____.com
Have a blessed day!

A.

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D.D.

answers from Dallas on

I have Eczema and the doctor gave me steroid creme to get rid of it and it didn't really work. The only thing that worked was Eucerin lotion. I love it!

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K.W.

answers from Dallas on

My daughter has had eczema from birth, she's now seven. There is a topical ointment that helps with the occasional outbreak, but prevention seems to work best. We also use All Free and Clear, with the liquid Downy that's Free and Sensitive. We use it on all of our laundry, sheets, towels, as well as clothes. For bath soap, we use Kirk's Castille soap. We can only find it at Krogers or online. After bathtime, we use the Aveeno line of lotion. They have an infant line as well. I know this doesn't help with the outbreak now, but good luck.

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H.M.

answers from Dallas on

Renew lotion and bath oil! It is natural and is very affordable. Please check out this website, www.tx.parentsunited.com. Click on environmental wellness and watch the newscast. Melaleuca provides healthy products for your home and family. I have a friend that has a 3 1/2 year old little boy who was born at 24 weeks! She has only used Melaleuca products in her home and he has had minimal issues compared to some of the children born at 24 weeks. If you would like to learn more about the different products Melaleuca offers just let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.

H. M.

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J.J.

answers from Dallas on

Hi C.,
I've been battling a slight case of eczema with my son lately. I've tried a few different things over the past couple of months and found that Aveeno Baby Moisturing cream, Aveeno Oatmeal wash has worked best. I've also started using Mustela cleansing to clean my son's face in the morning. At times it has been worse than others so I'll also apply Aquaphor over the moisturing cream. Based on talking to the pediatric nurse and reading ton's of information, a cream will be better because lotion has water and will still dry out the skin. I've also learned that ezcema is typically a sympton of an allergy. You may want to try to identify any allergies your son has as you work on the dry patches. Good luck.

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T.R.

answers from Dallas on

Eczema is an inflammation of the skin and is most often due to allergies. Eczema usually results from internal factors, such as irritant chemicals, soaps and shampoos, or allergies(gluten,lactose, etc). You may want to make sure the soaps and shampoos you are using are not the cause. ONe thing you can try is Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) use a 50/50 solution of ACV and distilled water. You must use Braggs it contains live enzymes.

One thing to keep in mind when putting chemicals such as Cortizone on the skin is that it directly goes into the bloodstream. keep in mind when you take something orally it goes into the liver first to detoxify before entering the bloodstream. Our skin is the largest organ,the chinese refer to it as our third lung. The skin aborbs toxins as well as realeases toxins. So if you can't eat it don't put it on your skin.

I hope this helps,
Sally

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M.R.

answers from Dallas on

My son had very bad eczema all over his body and face as an infant. I tried every eczema remedy I could find.

My pediatrician gave me a regimen that had him cleared up in a week. Here is what we did:

1. Baths only every other day.

2. Before drying off from bath, baby oil gel while skin is still wet.

3. pat dry

4. gentle naturals brand eczema cream with calendula after bath and everyday.

I could not believe how well this simple over the counter remedy worked!! I had spend so much money on all of these expensive creams and ointments, and this is what did it for me!!!

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C.F.

answers from Dallas on

Try messaging him with some Aquaphor. It's like vaseline. You can get it at Walmart

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S.

answers from Dallas on

my twin boys had eczema really bad when they were young. the pediatrician gave them a prescription that has a steroid in it; that cream worked really really well. ask you doctor about a prescription cream. good luck with twin boys!

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A.C.

answers from Dallas on

My son developed eczema when he was about 5 months old - the cortisone helps, but you can only use it for about 10 days in row and then have to take a break - not a long term solution. My dermatologist said to throw out ALL the baby washes and lotions and use Dove to wash with because it has less irritants in it for super-sensitive baby skin. Also there is a product called Theraplex Clearlotion that you can slather on after baby's bath to moisturize and prevent eczema from getting worse. It's not prescription, but most pharmacies don't normally carry it. However, if you ask specifically for it at the pharmacy, they can order it for you and it's not terribly expensive (about $12-15 for a good size bottle). It looks like baby oil, but when you massage it in, it is not greasy.

M.C.

answers from Dallas on

Hi C.,
At the Health Food Store is a lotion called Seven Wonders Miracle Lotion. It doesn't contain ANY harmful agents and helps nourish the skin. I used it on my little girl when she was an infant. It went away in about aday or two. ALSO she may be alergic to something she is drinking. Eczema comes out of the skin when the body can't handle it per sae. I finally had to take her off raw goats milk (must not have been in a clean environment). And when I did she never had another outbreak again. That's been 4 1/2 years. Hope that helps.
God Bless.

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J.G.

answers from Dallas on

I swear by "Dream Cream" from Lush for eczema. It has worked wonders on my mine. I can't recommend it enough. You can buy it on line or go to the Lush store in Northpark.

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E.G.

answers from Dallas on

I don't know where you live but I have some water (yes) water that might help with the problem. I don't have eczema but have heard this works. It is ionized acidic/alkaline water that can be placed on a cloth and then the eczema. Since your baby is so small it might be a great medical alternative. I live in mckinney and you are welcome to come and get some water.

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L.L.

answers from Dallas on

My daughter is 1 year old now and the eczema FINALLY went away. I was told she'd likely outgrow it. As an infant I tried every cream, ointment, etc. that you can imagine and it had a mind of its own. I am not 100% certain that she outgrew it...But if that's not the case, other things I did around the time that it went away:
- Doctor started her on Zyrtec for allergies
- I eliminated corn from her diet

Hope that helps!

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J.S.

answers from Dallas on

C.,

Creams and baths won't get rid of the eczema auto-immune inflammatory response in his body, they will only possibly help relieve symtpoms. He will still have autoimmune disease unless you do something to fix it.

If you want him to get better, you need to fix the underlying problem - usually food intolerances.

Best lab for testing using stool samples (better than blood and skin scratch, and easiery for a baby!) is www.enterolab.com. They test for lots of things.

I assume you are giving him formula? If so, you will need to stop whatever you are using and switch. Careful about turning to soy formula. Soy is thought a dangerous food for babies (equivalent of piles and piles of birth control pills a day).
Here are some articles on it:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/1...
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/0...

You can also flood his system with good healthy bacteria probiotic supplements:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/0...

Also supplement with healthy fats and get sunlight exposure:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/0...
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/0...

There are various recipees on the internet for homemade healthy infant forumla. Try www.mercola.com to start.

Good luck!

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T.L.

answers from Dallas on

Congrats!! My daughter suffers from eczema. I love Aquaphor by Eucerin. It works really well on her skin and it normally clears any redness and/or itchiness in a matter of hours - 1 day at the longest.

All Eucerin products have been very helpful to her. Her Pedatrician swears by it.

Also, try Aveeno Baby Oatmeal Bath products. They are wonderful.

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L.F.

answers from Dallas on

C.,

There is a baby cream made by Berts Bees..... simple enough it is called Baby Skin Cream. It works great. You can go to bertsbees.com to find a store that sells it or even order it direct. My husband actually has been using this for about 3 years and has no longer had issues. he just puts a little on his face each day ( which is where he has issues) It is very gentle and I think 99% natural. Good luck.

L.

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C.H.

answers from Dallas on

I love the aveeno baby bath. Also the California Baby cream in the jar is great. The NewBorn shampoo from Mustela is really great and made especially for cradlecap-eczema type things. Dr Smith's ointment is a must have if you can find it. The only place I have seen it is at Preston Rd pharmacy
good luck

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