Question About Excema and Allergies

Updated on April 17, 2008
B.B. asks from Rochester, NY
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My 3 year old daughter has had excema and allergies since birth. They both get pretty bad, especially right now. I am planning to take her to an allergy specialist. However until then, can you share how you treat these issues with your children? I am at a loss. I have tried all lotions and creams,benadryl and just started claritin today. We don't use scented soaps or bubble baths at all. I appreciate all help!

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L.T.

answers from Binghamton on

Emu oil is supposed to help tremendously with eczema and other skin conditions.
The site recommended to me was www.laidinmt.com or phone 1-888-444-4EMU

Good Luck!

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J.O.

answers from New York on

Both of my girls had eczema, the oldest quite badly...the doctors just wanted to give her steroid creams, and I wouldn't give it to a 9-month old. We researched, and figured out how to help it with diet changes. We removed all sugars from her diet, all juice, much fruit, and all white flour, white rice, etc. We added large doses of good bacteria - homemade plain yogurt and kefir smoothies mixed with low-glycemic fruit like berries. At 3 years old your daughter might like you to add a little raw honey to this to make it more tasty. We also opened acidophilus capsules and mixed it in with her milk (we drink raw milk, again, it's rich in good bacteria - lactobacillus). We gave our daughter lots and lots of healthy fats - olive oil dressings on salads, walnuts, avodados, pine nuts, macadamias, coconut oil & flax oil (both of which also got mixed into the smoothies!), and cultured organic butter (Organic Valley makes this). Omega-3 eggs and grass fed meats will help, too...we get these at the supermarket - you could ask the butcher. Don't worry about saturated fats - children absolutely NEED saturated fats to grow, and this is to change her system to fight the eczema. Avoid soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower oil - all these oils are high in omega-6s, and what your daughter likely needs is higher doses of omega-3 fats, like those in the oils and foods listed above. If this does not get the eczema in control, you can try removing all wheat from her diet, too. I've had friends who needed to remove wheat, luckily my girls did not require it. Once the eczema is under control, re-introduce foods slowly, like you did when she was learning to eat solids, so that you can really check her reaction to each one. Hope you have the success we did - with no doctor's visits!

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M.K.

answers from New York on

Hi Mom

I have heard of a few possibilities for your daughters Eczema,

First alot of parents use FRUIT PASTES
Eg. if you have a blender at home, peel a mango,and a few Kiwi mix with petroleum Jelly, BLEND Generously,
And apply to her Patches,THIS Does work but can sting a little if her sores are OPEN,but not MORE than the eczema itself. Something in the fruit acid.Worst case scenario it doesn't work for your daughter,

I have heard it is part of the Herpes Family,
You could try Valtrex or Zovirax CREAM, its costly 50 dollars for a little tube, BUT I have used this tube on a NUMBER of rashes, Herpes Labialis, and Herpes Simplex on my childs Cheek ( A reaction from the Chicken Pox Shot) It was Deactivated in One day and GONE in 3 days, I think it could help your child, Its worth a test, Insurance covers it,.You could even just ask for a sample at the office, and see if it helps.

FYI my Oldest with Herpes Simplex was 11 years old and my YOUNGEST with herpes Labialis was under 2.

There is also Elidel specifically for Eczema,
http://www.health.am/allergies/more/benefits_of_elidel/

Below are some more suggestions,

The way I look at it, try everything once, see what works and what doesn't thru process of trial and elimination,

what works for other may not work for you,
and Vice Versa,

I wish you the best of luck

M
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Eczema is also known to the medical practitioner as atopic dermatitis. There are many forms of eczema but the most common form is atopic eczema. It is also the most severe.

Treat eczema using anti dandruff shampoo - Using anti dandruff shampoo on the area with eczema will stop the itch. It doesn't make it go away but it does stop the itch which caused it to become red and sore.

Treat eczema by using emu oil - Apply just 1 drop of emu oil to the affected spot three times each day. You will notice a huge improvement within a week of doing this. Emu oil is extremely beneficial for many skin disorders and eczema is one of them.

http://www.epmi.net/

Treat eczema by using tea tree oil - Apply pure tea tree oil to the affected area each day as needed. You will notice that the eczema is almost cleared up completely within a few days. Works the same as emu oil.
http://www.ageless.co.za/teatreeoil.htm

Treat Eczema using pine tar soap
Treat eczema by using pine tar soap - This remedy is good for infants who suffer from eczema. Go to your local health food store and ask for pine tar soap. Wash with this soap every day and you will find significant improvements after a week or two.
http://www.pinetarsoaps.com/index.htm

HOME REMEDIES FOR ECZEMA
* Oatmeal bath is useful for patients suffering from eczema. For the bath, pour 2 cups of colloidal oatmeal into a tub of lukewarm water
* Cotton clothing is the best for the skin and is much better than either wool or polyester, especially wool. Avoid synthetics or itchy fabrics, as well as tight- or ill-fitting clothes.
* Daily bathing is not necessary, as it tends to make already dry skin even drier. Instead, you can sponge bathe the parts of the body that really need it--the hands, face, neck, armpits and (for babies) the diaper area.
* A moisturizer or soap should be avoided as they can contain fragrances that will trigger a flare-up of eczema. Look for products that are fragrance-free.
* Avoid overdressing your child unnecessarily at night, because getting too hot can make the rash worse.
* Stress can trigger eczema or make it worse. Try to reduce the stress.
* Make a paste by adding 1 tsp camphor to 1-teaspoon sandalwood and apply on the affected eczema areas.
* Make a paste by rubbing a nutmeg against a smooth stone slab with a little water and. Apply to affected eczema area.
* Coconut oil may be applied to the areas with eczema.
* Add carrot juice and spinach juice and apply to the affected area.
* Drink plenty of water and take fruit juices like orange.
* Make a paste by adding 1 tbls turmeric powder to a tbls of bitter neem leaves. Apply to the affected areas.
* Deficiency of vitamin B6 may also cause eczema. So increase your intake of vitamin B6.
* Evening primrose oil can also help. It contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is helpful in curing the eczema.
* Take watercress every day. It helps to cure the eczema, along with a daily drink of parsley, spinach, celery, and wheat grass.
* Add 1 Tbsp. Vinegar,1 Tbsp. Honey. Mix together with water and drink all at once.
* Neem has been used for treating all sorts of skin problems for centuries. It contains Nimbidol and Gedunin, which have excellent fungicidal properties. Crush some neem leaves and apply to the affected area. It will immediately give relief.
* Basil (tulsi) is extremely effective in treating skin disorders as it is a blood purifier and kills bacteria.
* Crush the garlic clove and mix it with half a cup of hot water in a pan. Soak a clean washcloth in the solution and then apply to the affected areas only.
* Add five drops of castor oil in half a cup of any fruit or vegetable juice, or plain water, and take on an empty stomach in the morning, is beneficial for any kind of skin disease.
* One or two bananas a day are useful for those who are allergic to certain foods and who consequently suffer from skin rashes, such as in eczema.

* Foods which should be excluded from the diet are tea, coffee, chocolate, cola drinks, alcohol, sugar and products made from it, refined cereals, meats, fish, chicken, tobacco, milk, cheese, butter, smoked and salted pickled foods, and foods containing any chemical additives, preservatives and flavorings.

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S.R.

answers from New York on

Hey B.,
Probiotics have been shown in testing to help clear up excema and other skin issues. I'm thrilled to see that mainstream medicine is finally discovering what alternative and traditional health systems have known for years: that what you eat affects your skin!
Just because mainstream pediatricians can't cure allergies or asthma does not mean that they are incurable.
Chinese medicine, which is thousands of years old, is based on the 5 element system can offer workable solutions using food and herbs ( more food!)
check out Bob Flaw's book on keeping kids healthy with Chinese medicine. It's easier than you think!
http://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Child-Healthy-Chinese-Medic...

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E.L.

answers from Buffalo on

B.,
I have conqured both these issues in my house with out prescriptions and added visits to the doctor. I really wanted to avoid both. I will be so very glad to tell you how I did it - the all natural way. There is a great company out there that has all natural products that gets the chemicals out of your home and that should be step one for asthma. Getting all chemicals out of the bath and laundry products should be step one for eczema. Then more to the healing phase again all natural. This company's products cost less than grocery store name brands so you save money too. What is nice is you simply replace unhealthy products with healthy ones. I cleared up severe bleeding eczema in about 1 1/2 months. Please contact me - I would love to help.
E.
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H.M.

answers from Buffalo on

This might sound kind of "out there", but my 6 year old son suffers from excema...has since he was about 4 months old, we've tried all of the creams, restrictive diets, etc...nothing worked. I was reading about the benefits of natural honey one day; one of which is controlling skin problems, and decided to try it. It worked wonders! We use a brand called Really Raw Honey, give him a tablespoon a day, and it has made such a difference! Hope this helps

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C.H.

answers from New York on

My 5 year old daughter is the same way. She too has been suffering with eczea since birth. Everytime we would get it cleared up, it wuld come back. I took her to an allergist when she was 3 and she was tested for allergies. As it turned out, she was allergic to tree nuts, milk and eggs. We noticed a big difference in her once we cut down her milk, not only did we cut down the amount she drank, but we also switched her to 1% milk. That seemed to help a lot. I took her to a dermatologist and she suggested using Eucerine Lotion after every bath ond using Aveeno bath soap and Aveeno Oatmeal Baths a few times a week. It all helped. My daughter is now 5 and she still has flair ups, but nothing like it was in the past. Another thing that I found has worked on the really bad spots was Cortizone-10 ointment. I usually use it 2 times a day and it makes a difference and helps settle down the flair up. I have never done prescription steroids and I have managed to "tame" the rash. Good Luck and feel free to contact me with any other questions or if you need any more suggestions.

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N.F.

answers from New York on

Hi B.,
I have eczema and my son has it a little bit. How I handle this is through diet. What I have done for myself and do for my son, is to limit to the amount of sugar, soy, wheat and milk products(we do not drink milk) in our diets. I make sure that he drinks water, gets healthy oils (foods cooked in oilive oil), gets plenty of rest and basically to keep his immune system strong. Eczema needs to be addressed from the inside mainly, but of course, creams help alot to keep the skin hydrated. Do not give your child lots of baths, as the water tends to dry the skin out. Keep her nails short in cases she itches. If she itches at night, put gloves on her hands (I had to do that for myself at some points)
I have included in my diet, Omega 3's and Fish Oil, which literally have saved my skin. Also, stress can cause a flare up.
Good Luck
N.

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D.C.

answers from New York on

My daughter had excema really bad and what I did was use Oil of Olay but with the Shea butter and it really helped. We use to use Dove but that seem to make it worst even though that is what the doctors stated. After that I always made her put lotion on her body to keep it moist. We used aquafor. Shea butter is what really helped her. Now that doesn't work for my boys. I haven't found anything to quite help them yet but I've been testing alot of different products.

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J.P.

answers from Syracuse on

My 11month old has eczema and we have been using a topical cream along with oil to keep it under control. We have also switched to Dove soap for her at the doctor's suggestion. All three combined seem to have worked and it is now under control. We have to read all labels to make sure there is no alcohol of anytype in anything we use on her. That makes her skin much worse. Good luck!!

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J.V.

answers from New York on

Hi B.,

My girls are three also and they have excema too. I've tried all of the creams and nothing really works on an everyday basis. I did take my girls to an allergist last year and they are only allergic to fresh strawberries but, he did diagnose them with a really long word that means "sensitive skin". I can say that on an everyday basis I wash their clothes with dreft still and for their bath I use the Johnson's Blue bottle of dye-free, hypo-allergenic baby wash and for cream I use the regular Aveeno extra dry cream and I try to make sure I put it on their whole bodies especially after a bath. The doctor also told me to try not to give them a bath everyday (just wash their hands & face with a wash cloth in between) because it dries their skin out and makes it worse. Since I've been doing all of these things they don't seem to have as many problems with it but if they breakout (behind the knees,belly,thighs or sensitive areas) I use a prescription cream that their doctor gave them called Fluticasone Prop .05% Creapol cream and it works like magic! Good luck and definitely go to the skin doctor with her because it will put your mind at ease :)
Good Luck!

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D.B.

answers from New York on

My son used to have severe asthma and I read giving him local honey would help build his immunity to the local pollins (It needs to be local and organic to have any helpful pollins). We have been doing it now for about 5 years and I can't say it is the honey but his attacks are very few and far between now. Depending on the severity you may want to check with our allergist first.

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M.H.

answers from Syracuse on

Hi B., My 2 yo daughter has excema and allergies also. The Dr has me use cetaphyl to wash her and cetaphyl lotion. They also gave her an RX for dasonex- a very mild steroid cream. The other thing I noticed was when I took her to Puerto Rico this winter her excema almost totally cleared up - because it was so humid I think- so now I run a cool mist vaporizer in her room and that seemed to help her skin alot-but depending on her other allergies and if you have carpet and stuff maybe you should ask Dr whether thats good or not. I also got a hepa filter clean air machine and that REALLY seemed to help with her colds and itching being reduced. I also use a dye free perfume free laundry soap-that seemed to help- I had switched her soaps-but she was laying on sheets/blankets with a lot of perfumes- the plain laundry seemed to make a difference. I try to feed her mostly healthy foods- no stuff with dye or a lot of chemicals in it- very little sugar. All those things seemed to have really helped her - she only has a little on cheeks now and isnt perpetually itchy an dstuffed up runny nose. Good luck!
M.

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S.F.

answers from New York on

Hi B.. Our 3 year old son has had food allergies (dairy, soy and egg) since birth and excema. He outgrew the dairy allergy last year but is still allergic to soy and egg and still has mild excema that flairs up from time to time. He sees a pediatric dermatologist 2x a year who prescribes an ointment that has greatly helped his excema. It is called aclovate ointment. Prescription only and his dermatologist has been integral in the excema treatment. OUr son, of course, has a pediatric allergist, but he doesn't treat the excema piece. Good luck.

S.

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K.G.

answers from New York on

I shop from a company that has great products that are healthier and safer for your family. My daughter had terrible allergies before I converted my home. I have to say she has not had any episodes since I've switched over. The company has a great lotion which dramatically improves or even has eliminated excema. It is a patented formula and doesn't have those harsh chemicals and preservatives that are in store products. They also don't cost anymore than grocery store name brand products. If you're interested, I'd be happy to share the information with you.

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T.L.

answers from New York on

I know exactly what you're going through as my 3 year old daughter had the same conditions you describe. What I did was eliminate milk from her diet (she now drinks soy milk), I have a humidifier on all day in her room to help keep the air moist as the air from the heating vent dries out the room), and I avoid any acidic juices, like orange juice. I also found this cream called Freederm (you can google it). I was at first very skeptical as I found it online, but I was desperate because her skin was so bad. Nothing else had worked (prescribed creams, hydrocortizone, benadryl, etc). After using this product on her patches, they went away within in a week, and since all the above things I mentioned, her skin has been clear of any eczema breakouts. We now have to wait for the scars to fade as she scratched herself pretty badly. I honestly think the biggest contributors to her improvement was the Freederm cream, and the humidifier.

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L.M.

answers from Jamestown on

My daughter had food allergies (that eventually resulted in excema) pretty much from birth. As a baby she had horrible colic but I found that if I cut out dairy and soy it was much better (she was exclusively breastfed). Eventually the symptoms changed from tummy upsets to excema. Mostly dairy caused the excema and soy and wheat caused extreme tummy pain. Around age 6 we started giving her acidophilus supplements and within 6 months her excema cleared up. I would suggest eliminating common allergens from your daughter's diet and supplementing with acidophilus. You'll know within a month if the elimination is helping.

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S.R.

answers from New York on

I also have a household with severe allergies (my son and myself), which have all but dissapearred since I started using Melaleuca products, which is the main reason I started a referal business. Chemicals in cleaning products can make asthma related problems worse. It is worth it to check out using natural cleaning products and bath care products to help with these problems. I chose Melaleuca for the price and consistant quality of the products, but their are also other options out there. If you would like to learn more, just email me. Also, I would take a trip to the allergist, because she may have a food sensitivity that is really giving her a lot of trouble, and eliminating it may help.

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P.D.

answers from New York on

B.,
This definitely sounds like a dairy allergy and perhaps other foods as well. Soy commonly goes with dairy when they're babies. First, I think you would want to drop dairy completely for about a week and the eczema should improve if it is that. Dairy has kind of a build up effect and symptoms don't always come or go away immediately. Then keeping a journal of everything she eats will help determine if there are other culprits. Symptoms generally show up anywhere from immediately to a couple days. The journal would also be helpful if you talk to a specialist so they can look at it.

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G.P.

answers from Utica on

Excema is usually the result of an INTERNAL issue. Unfortunately creams generally don't help much. Excema can be the manifistation of something off in the digestive tract, esp. food allergies. The only think I have found that works is Aloe Juice. I have 2 rfiends that had both had kids with very bad excema (very raw and even bleeding) They had their kids drink Aloe Juice and it totally cleared up their ecema. As long as they drink a couple of ounces per day - they don't have flare ups.

I know Aloe Juice sounds gross - and most of it you find in stores does not taste good. The cheaper brands also do not have enough Aloe in them to be very effective. The kind my friends use is called Ultimate Aloe from Market America. They have great flavors. i drink Pomegranate when I start to get a cold (like today) and it tastes pretty darn good, soothes sore throats too.

You can get it thru www.marketamerica.com

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O.P.

answers from New York on

Hi B. - Both of my kids have eczema, and we have used the Stelatopia line from Mustela with great success. The soap & lotions are incredibly gentle and moisturizing. You can now find it at Babies R Us (certain locations). Hope that helps! O.

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L.D.

answers from Albany on

Hi B.,

All three of my boys have had eczema. Like you, we had tried everything we thought - over the counter, prescriptions, other direct sales products, you name it. It wasn't until a friend introduced me to Arbonne's Baby Care line did we see real results. My middle son had it so bad I thought for sure his face was going to scar!

I highly recommend the products and won't use anything else on even my 7 1/2 year old, not that he would use anything else because as he tells me, "Arbonne is the only thing that doesn't make me itch!" :)

If you'd like to check out the products, you can visit my site at http://APerfectMoment.MyArbonne.com or you can email me at [email protected]____.com. I'd be happy to send you some before and after pictures of a baby who found relief with our products.

BTW, my pediatrician is a fan of the products too and other than using Clariton or Benedryl when their allergies kick in to the point of cold symptoms, I do not have to do anything else nor have they been to an allergist but their skin is beautiful now!

Best of luck!

L.

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T.P.

answers from New York on

B., I would try a probitiotic to treat her eczema. You can go to a health food store and find it for kids. I am a holistic health counselor. The doctors will prescribe medicine to treat the symptoms, but you need to understand WHY she has the conditions. You could also try removing gluten from her diet and see if that helps.

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G.B.

answers from New York on

My son had excema form birth also - giving him Aloe Juice to drink consistently(it has to be real aloe juice) helped tremendously. It doesn't taste too great, but I mixed it with juice and it was fine.

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B.C.

answers from Rochester on

Hi
My daughter has both problems as well. She takes meds and allergy shots. But for the excema we use just plain Ivory soap when she bathes. Dial and others only irratate it.

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F.C.

answers from Albany on

Hey B.,

Mu 2 step kids have sever allergies and have had excema since they were babies. We use aquaphor lotion on them and that seemed to work good, you can get that at cvs or price chopper. Going to an allergic owuldnt be a bad idea, we use dr osur at certified allergy consultants, he is great!

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M.V.

answers from New York on

try cetaphil. by the cream not the lotion. the cream comes in a canister looking container. I usually by it at Cosco. Not sure if you have one where you live. I also use Zyrtec. Now it's OTC.

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A.S.

answers from Syracuse on

When my son was born he has realy bad excema so bad his hands cracked open and at times he looked like he had a rash a friend told my to try hydrocortizone (may have spelt wrong) oitment works better then cream. Its harder to wipe off and stays on longer. I worked for her daughter and my son. I had also tried many other creams and lotions. Even tried stuff the doctors said to use this works faster and better. Good luck.

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A.G.

answers from New York on

Hi B.,

You have to try Arbonne's baby line it is 100% pure,safe & beneficial. SO many products out there contain mineral oil and dangerous chemicals that will only aggravate her problem. I would be more than happy to send you a sample if you are interested just send your address to my email: [email protected]____.com & check out my site for more info. on all the other products we have that are botanicaly based & results oriented - amazing for your whole family!

:) A.
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V.D.

answers from New York on

Hi B.,

My daughter (now 4 1/2 yrs old) also has bad allergies and mild excema. For allergies she started with singulair and claritin D and elidel at around 15 months old. Since then, her excema only comes back mild in the winter months, we routinely use Eucerine Daily Renewal cream all over (except her face) after baths. For the allergies, she is now still taking singulair but switched the claritin d to zyrtec. I have not seen any side effects at all, though she has had ear tubes 2 x and adenoids removed due to chronic ear infections. We found all of these issues related...
Good luck!

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M.M.

answers from Rochester on

My daughter has extremely bad excema and food allergies so I can sympathize. The only thing we found that works for her is the Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Lotion. It goes on a little greasy but that goes away and it works to really hydrate her skin. She hasn't had ANY problems since we switched to this. We put it on her morning and night.

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V.L.

answers from New York on

After visiting with a dermatology clinic and trying many products both prescribed and over-the-counter, I have found that Aveeno Skin Relief (with soothing oat essence) for itchy, extra dry skin and Aveeno Overnight Itch Relief Cream works the best for eczema. You should also wash your child's clothes (everything, including sheets and blankets) in scent-free detergents only. This should help reduce the itchiness a great deal.

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R.R.

answers from New York on

In all of our children, exema is worse when they are slightly dehydrated. Although it doesn't remove the rash, good hydration does help it diminish (in our experience).
The good news -- our children seem to outgrow it by 4 years old.

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S.D.

answers from New York on

Hi, B.. It takes all the reserves that you have when your little one has allergies. I cannot tell you that it's easy. I honestly do not think that what an allergist will suggest for your daughter is the best course action for a young child. However, it's a personal choice. Have you talked to your pediatrician? He gave me Elocon for my daughter's excema. I also use Huggie's brand sensetive skin products. I've started to use Ivory soap when I give her baths. However, the doctor said that soap tends to dry out a baby's skin. I also use Ivory Snow soap and rinse her laundry twice. Do you have an air cleaner? I use it in the living room and bedrooms. If you have an air conditioner, start to use it. It will help to pull out the allergens that are in the air.

You'll both get through this. Good luck.

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D.B.

answers from New York on

Hi B. B.,
My name is D. B. and I have a suggestion for your daughter's excema and allergies. Have you tried Arbonne's Baby Care? It is hypo-allergenic and pediatrician tested and recommended. I come with a background of excema myself. I have had it since I can remember and as an adult I have had break outs too. Outside of using some medicine that actually smelled like gasoline, which really couldn't have been very good for me, the only thing that worked was the body oil and diaper rash cream from Arbonne believe it or not?!?!
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Let me know and I will extend a 35% discount to you. By the way this product comes with a 45 day money back guarantee.
I wish you luck with your precious little one and hope you give this a try, I think you will be pleasantly surprised!
Take care!

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G.L.

answers from New York on

I have cleared up my childhood eczyma with vics vapor rub!!! I now use it on my kids and it REALLY works!!

Hope this helps!

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J.L.

answers from Buffalo on

Hello B. B. My name is J. and a mother of two daughters that both suffered from eczema. The only thing that worked for them is a cream called Fuicidin it is a steroid cream plus antibiotic it cleared up the skin in a couple of days. Others have suggested to me, CENABAL Nutriment oil (blue label a mix of flax oil and unrefined sunflower oil. You just mix a half od tsp. with yogurt or cereal. You can check out the website at www.cenabal.com in CANADA you purchase it in health food stores. It is supposed be better for older chidren. I hope it helps I know how frustrating it is. Good Luck and Take Care J.

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S.M.

answers from New York on

I would advise sending your child to an allergist and finding out what she is allergic to. I found out that my son, age 5 was severely allergic to eggs, wheat, peanuts, and soybeans. The allergens contribute t severe eczema. The treating of the ezcema is topical but may be a sign of other allergens. I had fed him pizza and pasta from age 2 to 4. It totally affected his behavior. He can concentrate much better at school and he is less itchy as well.

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K.P.

answers from Syracuse on

My son had excema all over his back when he was little and I used Eucerin (the kind that target itching) with him twice a day. My pediatrician actually recommended Lubriderm, too. Any time I see a flare up, I slap some on and it clears up really fast. We also use Johnson's Bath Bar. You can buy it anywhere...Tareget, Wegmans, Walmart. It is supposed to be great for sensitive skin. What about detergent. I think there must be something out there for you to use that would work well for sensitive skin.
Good Luck!

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L.M.

answers from New York on

Hydrocortizone Cream

My daughter's eczema was bad when she was an infant and a toddler. Now (she's 11) it's much better and she only has occassional flair ups.

Our doctor had prescribed some type of lotion, however, we found that cortizone cream worked much better, at a fraction of the price. Benadryl can also help with some of the itching.

How often and for how long does your daughter take baths? Most people think you need to shower or bath daily, which is not true for most people. I was advised every 3 days is good, keep the water as cool as possible, and no more than 15 minutes. Use baby wipes to clean the diaper area.

Laundry detergents and fabric softeners were also a problem. I use All Free and Clear.

Good luck.

L.

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S.R.

answers from Pittsburgh on

Hey B.
I know what you are going through,eczema is not fun for anyone.We too had tried so many lotions and soaps to see what would work.I had no idea there were so many chemicals and toxins in the products we were using from ths store,including J&J baby products.

We switched stores to Melaleuca,what a huge difference.The ezcema is gone,alleries and asthma almost gone,and we are all so much healthier!! We also save money on the things we were already using,I am also earning a great income with the company by working at home.
If you want more information,go to my website or private message me.
S.
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N.M.

answers from New York on

I can respond about allergies and asthma. My kids took claritin until it stopped working and then have taken zyprtec. I give it to them at suppertime since it can cause drowsiness, I noticed if I give it to them at bedtime they are still drowsy in the am and have a hard time waking up. My son's allergies make his asthma worse, he's not allergic to animals but we still do not let our cat and dog in his room. We also took up his carpet and put in hard wood, that made a huge difference. I did not find an air purifier helpful, although some people do. Since my son's asthma is sever once he is old enough they will do allergy shots so he can breathe better. I'm hoping he's like some friends of mine who said as an adult they outgrew their allergies and asthma.

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D.V.

answers from New York on

Hi B..

My son had food allergies from 9mos to 22mos. He would get spots of excema and still does with too many strawberries. We use Aquaphor. It is in the hand cream section of your drugstore or Target. We actually use it head to toe for any dry scratchy patch or diaper rash. It is the cure all for skin ailments.

Good Luck.
D.

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T.O.

answers from New York on

You can treat allergies and excema with vitamins and supplements. I have a natual health and wellness company and can e-mail you the info. They are PDF attachments. If you want the info, send me your e-mail address so I can attach them.

T.
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A.C.

answers from New York on

B.,

Sorry to hear your daughter suffers from allergies & excemza, but I do know a company with an excellent lotion that will help the first time you use it. Their products are all natural with no chemicals. Please email me at [email protected]____.com so I can explain how to purchase them.

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K.C.

answers from Rochester on

My son who will be 3 in July also has eczema and it gets pretty bad too. I have been using a lotion for quite some time called Baby Eczema Cream by Gentle Naturals. The box the tube comes in has Pooh, Piglet and I think Tiger on the front. I can only find it at Target stores in the baby section. It works really well as long as you apply it at least twice a day. I put it on him morning and night and especially after a bath to lock in the moisture. Its really thick like Crisco but it works very well. I would also continue with unscented soaps. This Gentle Naturals brand has body washes too. Good luck. I know first hand that this is a never ending battle.

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D.P.

answers from Utica on

Hi B.,
My son had excema when he was born , 20 years ago... My husband and i had no insurance then. The dr. we went to told me to use crisco shortning ( the plain one) since we could not afford the medication. I found that it worked great for him. hope this helps you out.

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A.S.

answers from Albany on

HI B.,

I have a 7 month old with it, so I don't know if there is a difference. But, here is what the pediatrition said was ok. Hydrocortisone cream 1% over the counter, 2 times a day on her face. Then 2% perscription of the samething on her body 2 times a day. Only for 2 weeks, stop and then again as needed. Hope this helps. She also said no real baths everyday. So we do it once a week and then sponge bath the rest. Also, I had it as well, and grew out of it,but I am sensitive to things. Use only non frangrance stuff, it makes a difference. Good luck. Alison

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L.S.

answers from Buffalo on

Eczema is an inflammation of the skin where a known cause may not be readily apparent. It may be attributed to sensitivity, toxicity or an allergy. It is characterized by an outbreak of papules that frequently cause itching. I work with a company that has proven treatments for this problem. Please email me at [email protected]____.com so I can be of further help.
L.

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J.R.

answers from New York on

The OTC meds will not work. My daughter, now 9 has also suffered since birth. Only an Rx steroid cream can truly help. I also notice that the rash is tied in with the seasons. So while she has eczema year-round it is much worse in the spring and fall months. We also take Zyrtec daily (safe for 2 years and up) and have since she was 2. The Zyrtec helps a little with the eczema as well. I would go see an allergist as eczema and asthma are closy related. My dd has been suffering from astham since she was about 3.

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