Eczema Ointments

Updated on September 11, 2009
A.T. asks from Morristown, NJ
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I am wondering what most of you parents have been prescribed for eczemafor your children. Has anyone ever tried Betamethasone Diprolene 0.05%? Or Desidone 0.05%? I am currently using Desidone and it is doing nothing going on two weeks now!
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M.W.

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My baby doesnt have eczema but my pediatrician said the only thing that worked for her kids was the ABC baby lotion by Arbone. Since she thought it is so great I got a bottle. You can only get it through an Arbone salesperson ans she does sell them out of her office ....I'd like to believe she sells the products cause she really believes in them and not for the profit.

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C.O.

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I used an over the counter Cortisone cream. My son's excema wasn't so bad, more of the infantile variety. So i don't know if that helps. He reacted very well to the cortisone and it cleared up in a few days.

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K.F.

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One of the neices I am raising has eczema. I don't use any prescription products on her but instead use shea butter, pure almond oil, jojoba oil and other natural and essential oils. I can get raw shea butter at a local store for a great price. I usually mix up some for her with my mixer in a bowl and transfer it into a jar for her to use. Her skin now has a healthy beautiful glow. We have tried different combinations of the oils and butter. I also occassionally use cocoa butter too.

Start simply and build from there. You will find out what scents of essential oils is liked and works for scents or you can use just the oils and the butter.

Try it and let me know if that works for you. Thanks and God bless. K..

FYI - the Arbonne products didn't work for my neice but did work for my cousin who also has eczema.

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M.I.

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Dear Ange,
I work at a big University Hospital I.. One of our big experts in children's allergy published a study using diluted chlorine (like in Clorox) to treat eczema and has had great success. Apparently the chlorine kills the bacteria that aggravate the condition. You may want to find more information about this treatment. Good luck.

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C.M.

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Emollient creams (aqueous) are recommended for the affected areas. Try your health food store or pharmacy.
Corrie Moone ("Grams")
from the Pocono Mts. of PA

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I.J.

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Hi Ange,

Be in touch with me [email protected]____.com as Arbonne has a great cream for eczema. We are pure, safe, and beneficial.

Hope to hear from you soon, warm regards, I.

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A.H.

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try olive oil at night.. or vaseline.. it works

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L.

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Hi Ange,
I struggled with those ointments for my son's eczema before. I didn't like the fact that they contain steroids and some weren't helping at all. One left him with a pale mark on his forearm!.
What works for him now is Renew lotion. Made from natural ingredients and contains no steroids.
Good luck.
L..
Helping Moms Work From Home.
http://www.mykidsmyworld.com

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R.B.

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Hi all three of my children have had ezcema (I also had it and still do). My oldest children it was just patches and it has gotten better as they are getting older my son is able to use just over the counter cortisone. however my baby has horrible skin- if anyone touched her skin it would react... she had to be covered from head to toe (this summer) to take her outside bc she would react to the air. she was on eletone which is a prescription moisterizer, 2 prescription cortisone creams, and prescription antibiotic creams bc her skin would break and she got many skin infections. the ped recommended a cream that the allergist recommended called clear cream- heimlich complex. its from israel and i only found it online. i was wary of it but i was so tired of her skin being so bad and the millions of creams i had to put on all the time so i ordered it and tried it. it was amazing by the 2nd day her skin was getting better. its completely made from natural pdts so i felt better i was on cortisone creams my whole life). good luck

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S.P.

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Hi Ange --

Eczema is usually an allergy/sensitivity to something. Often it's laundry detergent or fabric softener. Although it can be triggered by a food. I encourage you to check out the book "Is This My Child?" by Dr. Doris Rapp. She has excellent advice on what may be triggering your childs eczema.

As for treating the symptoms. A topical creme will give temporary results, but for long term results, finding the trigger is the real solution.

Start by switching your laundry products. Choose an Eco Friendly green brand, preferrably w/o fragrance. As for fabric softener, choose a fragrance free green dryer sheet. Also choose non-toxic cleaners to clean the bathtub and for handwashing, choose one that's Triclosan free.

If you get no results with these changes, I suggest you look into the Feingold diet. Many clients find it very helpful.

Best of health,
S.

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D.S.

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HI,
There is a product called Renew and it is made by Melaleuca. It is home based compny. I can help you open an account if you like I suffered with ezema for years and with these products (lotion, dish soap, kids bath products etc.) I am symtem free it is amazing. anyway please contact me [email protected]____.com and I would love to share more. Good luck!

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E.D.

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My daughter has suffered from a very difficult type of eczema for years. We tried everything to get relief for her, but nothing the Pediatrician recommended seemed to work. We have recently been using Arbonne Baby Care and has found it is really starting to improve her skin. I have a more detailed account of her condition after we started using the ABC line at http://emilydemund.myarbonne.com. What I really love is that the products are botanically based, so I don't have to worry about the side effects of what I'm using on her skin! Let me know if I can answer any questions for you! I am truly passionate about helping anyone I can resolve this difficult issue, because I know as a M. how hard it is to see your little one uncomfortable.

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C.M.

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I bought a shower filter and ran my son's bathwater through the shower fileter. This was perhaps the single most important thing I did before finally seeing his eczema clear up. Additionally prior to doing that I minimized the amount of dairy products he took and whenever he did, which was less as I switched him to rice & almond milk, I only used the organic dairy. The reason being that there are so many toxic concerns w/ the processing of milk and the food & antibiotics that are given to the cows in the standard dairy industry.
I found that these 2 items - a good old fashioned soap available online or through a True Value Hardware soap as well as this skin care cream I order from Mercola.com website helped soothe & heal his skin. The soap is called Grandma's Lye Soap (its a creamy non soap actually free of chemicals and preservatives that irritate sensitive skin).
THe online site is at secrets of suzanne.com. Its $15.00 for 3 bars, or ask your local true value to order it for you. ALthough a bit costlier, it is best as it is simple and ingredients are not irritating but helpful.

Good Luck.

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B.P.

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I am not sure how serious the eczema is but my son had patches of it last year when he was an infant. He doesn't have it anymore but I used to but Burt's Bees buttermilk baby lotion on him after his bath and that seemed to prevent it. When he did get a patch, I put over the counter cortisone mixed with a little lotion and it went away almost overnight. Did that not work?

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C.B.

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Hi Ange,
If you want a natural lotion that has gotten 100% results, however is not available over the counter, let me know and I will talk to you.
C.
[email protected]____.com

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E.E.

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Have you looked into changing your laundry detergent? Try 7th Generation Baby, Planet, Ecos or something else that is natural and fragrance-free (not one of those free and clear detergents that are full of masking agents). Same goes for your cleaning products in the home- go natural and unscented. It might make a difference. You can also get your kids tested for allergies.

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M.D.

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Hi Ange,

My daughter has Eczema but not alot. She has a patch on her knee and she has bumps on her arms. I use a combo of lotion (after her bath) and Aquaphor. It's over the counter. A little on the pricey side. I don't know how bad your child's ecxema is but I love Aquaphor!(you can also use this cream for other things) Be careful for the colder weather, Eczema tends to get worse in the colder months and winter! Hope this helped! Good Luck!

M. :)

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S.C.

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Our doctor gave us a prescription for Atopiclair. I was happy with this one because it is steriod free.
I also found triple cream to work well. It's expensive, but worth it. Really thick, too; so you only have to use a little at a time.
The dr also recommended running the humidifier (vaporizer? - don't know the difference), in his room at night.
Good luck!

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