Seeking Product Advise for Baby Skin Irritations

Updated on March 17, 2008
D.B. asks from North Adams, MA
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Does anyone have any products that worked for dry patches on abies face. My 6 month old has this reoccuring dry patch and sometimes it looks horrible. I'm not sure if it itches her or not. The Dr. said to try some creme, duh. I have tried Aveeno, This Johnson ans Johnson balm for patchy skin, Burts baby bees and none of it helped. Anyone have a magic potion to share?

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B.G.

answers from Barnstable on

I used Aquaphor by Eucerin on myself and my daughter. Its very good and safe. You have to consistantly reapply it but its thick so it last a while. You can get it in the baby aisle at CVS.

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C.H.

answers from Boston on

Hi D.,

You can also try a small dab of A&D ointment. It is gentle enough for facial skin and helps skin irritations and dry patches heal quickly.

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A.M.

answers from Providence on

My baby girl (age 1 1/2) has very dry skin, and I use plain avocado oil on her after every bath; I apply while still wet. This has worked for my son (age 7) and me, too.

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A.G.

answers from Boston on

our Dr had us use Aquaphor by Eucerin and after a few day's it cleared right up

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J.S.

answers from Providence on

I have tried Aveeno and Eucerin and they don't work that well. A friend told me about AquaFore. It comes in a big tub and is a little expensive. I acutally get the CVS brand and it works great. It is called CVS Healing Ointment and is in a white tub with a blue cover. My son would itch so bad that he would bleed. Now that I use this his skin is better. Good luck.

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C.K.

answers from Boston on

My 10 month old has really bad eczema due to his food allergies, and the best stuff we found is called Hydrolatum. His allergist recommended it. It is really thick, so you can put it on while they are still in their bath, and it will hold in the moisture.

You can buy it at a drug store, or go to http://www.hydrolatum.com/ to find locations.

Good luck.

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L.D.

answers from Providence on

D. -
Sounds to me like ecsema - I'd look into it further with an allergist. An allergist may also direct you to a dermatologist but a good one can work with you to treat the cause and not just the topical external problem.
L.

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J.L.

answers from Boston on

Try Aquafor...not sure if I spelled it correctly, it's a white tube with dark blue top. You can get it at CVS or other similar stores. It is very gentle. I first learned of it from working in child care, and eventually would use it on my own cracked hands and lips. It works wonders. It is a little greasy at first, but once it sinks in it's like heaven. Good Luck! Let us know if it works for you.

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J.L.

answers from Providence on

Eucerin and regular Vaseline. One pediatrician even told me you could use Crisco, but that seems a bit much. Good Luck

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K.D.

answers from Boston on

Try Aquafor (if you ahven't already) it has fixed every dry skin issue on both my kids! (they are 2.5 and 4 months). It looks like Vaseline but it has done the trick for us! You can find it anywhere - I think I got mine at Stop and Shop or CVS -

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N.S.

answers from Providence on

I would try the hydrolatum. I get really dry skin and have been using that. I also use it on my sons cheeks and legs where he seems to get dry skin the most. It has the least amount of ingredients. You just need to ask for it at the pharmacy counter. They sell a small tube or a larger tub. Goodluck!

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A.B.

answers from Boston on

Try the Arbonne baby care line. It's all natural so it's safe for their faces and it's very hydrating. It works wonders for my kids!

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A.S.

answers from Boston on

D.,
I just took my daughter to the doctors for her itchy skin. She was actually scratching her legs, arms and face so much she was starting to bleed. Like most moms I too tried Aquaphor - I works great. I also got a perscription for a cortizone cream and used the Aquaphor on top as an extra layer of protection. After about a week her skin is fine. Good luck.

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L.Z.

answers from Boston on

Just wondering if you have ever heard of Arbonne Baby Care Products? I have seen these products work wonders for eczema and skin issues on children and adults. Let me know if you need any more information [email protected]____.com

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M.M.

answers from Boston on

Aquafor is awesome for dry skin/patches, etc. Its always worked for us. I think the main ingredient in it is petroleum, so you could try that first since its cheaper! But we love Aquafor over here! Good luck!

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C.K.

answers from Pittsfield on

I've used eucerin, aquaphor, or maybe even just good 'ol vaseline? My son gets really dry cheeks and these are the things I have put on them. All work well and are not perfumy.

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L.S.

answers from Hartford on

Hi D., I DO know of a product that works wonders! It's Renew Intensive Skin Therapy Lotion. One of my friends baby had baby eczema, to the point where it was cracking and bleeding. The doctor wanted to put her son on steriods!!! So she tried this and within 3 weeks the eczema was GONE! It works wonders for regular dry skin, severe dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and rosasia too! The reason Aveeno didn't work is because most of their lotions contain a chemical called Quaternium 15 which is a formaldehyde releasing agent. Johnson & Johnson uses it in alot of their products too, especially their baby wash and baby shampoo. Not only is it a known carcinogen, but it's also vey irritating to the skin. Be careful of petrolium based products as they are actually very harsh to sensitive skin.
Renew is so gentle that it can even be used for diaper rash. It's non greasy so it also allows the skin to breathe and heal. In a double blind study it beat Eucerin (the #1 doctor recommneded cream for eczema) hands down.
Shoot me an email at [email protected]____.com so I can tell you ALL about it!
L.

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J.R.

answers from Springfield on

Have you tried Aquaphor? It is very thick like vaseline. It helps dry skin very well. I believe it is gentle enough to use on the face.

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P.N.

answers from Boston on

California Baby calendula cream might help. I used it on my face when it was horribly dry. Really nice cream.

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A.M.

answers from Boston on

It could be eczema, if thats the case a cortizone creme will help 0.025%. Mine is a prescription called Triamcinilone-I would ask your doctor, you dont want to use a stronger dose especially on the face. Thats what my son has. Dry flaky, circular, has it in his scalp and around his knees. Yes it is itchy, but babies dont know how to itch a specific area. Limit baths to 2 times a week to prevent drying out the skin too especially during the winter if you can, just do sponge bathing and moisturize with the aveno. Hope it helps!

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M.B.

answers from Boston on

you have to try Renew lotion. It has healed all our dry skin problems when other lotions won't touch it. It's not medicated so it's safe to use on a baby's delicate skin. I have some sample bottles if you'd like to try one. Take care.
M.

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S.W.

answers from New London on

When my baby had eczema, the only thing that worked was Aquaphor.

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A.L.

answers from Pittsfield on

Hi D.,
I'm having the same problem with the back of my daughter's leg, and my eyelids. I found that applying Avon's Skin So Soft winter formula hand cream 2-3 times a day has worked. As long as you keep applying the cream, it doesn't come back. I hope this helps!
A.

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K.L.

answers from Boston on

I would suggest Hydro-cortisone 1% cream. I have used this on both my boys and my sister used it on her son for the same thing. They all got a big dry patch on their cheek and this was the only thing that worked. If you put it on daily you will see a difference in just a day or two.

Good luck, and the 1% is very gentle so don't worry! You can get the 1% without a prescription.

K.

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S.B.

answers from Burlington on

I have always tried to keep it simple and tend to avoid the popular products which often contain unnecessary preservatives and chemicals. Magic can be simple. I use a basic calendula salve or oil on many skin irriations. Even just a dab of olive oil from your cabinet may be useful. Calendula is fabulous for all varieties of skin irriations and oils are so very soothing. Both are safe for babies. Hope that helps.

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R.H.

answers from Boston on

Have you tried A&D ointment?

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T.L.

answers from Portland on

Renew works wonderful for irritated skin on babies. I used it for my son when he was a baby because he had excema, it cleared it right up. It's awesome stuff

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S.C.

answers from Providence on

D.-
SOmetimes this can be something in her diet. Primary culprits can be wheat, soy, dairy or some other allergen - she may also have a sensitivity (which is a little less obvious than an allergy). Try noticing when the rash happens and look for a trigger (food, environment or even your stress). Good luck!

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N.C.

answers from Boston on

Have you thought about a dermatologist? You might want to get a referral. You might need something stronger or more effective than a cream. I have used Aveeno soothing moisture relief for my son's eczema, but I also have friends who needed to use something stronger on their kids. She may need hydrocortisone or some type of medicated cream. Hope this helps! -N.

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S.M.

answers from Boston on

I am a big fan of aquafor. It really makes a huge difference and has no perfumes in it.

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K.S.

answers from Boston on

HI,
My daughter is a bit older, I bought every cream out there, but what worked was a little bit of vaseline...Yup..Try it..Good luck..

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J.M.

answers from Boston on

Hi D.,

My son has the same issue. I found that the dry spots are worse when he's teething. We've tried everything for the last 19 months. Nothing beats Aquaphor. It's very gentle.

Beware of Aveeno. My son yelps in pain if I use it. We've determined that he's allergic to dimethicone, a silicone product that's the active ingredient. A&D ointment with Aloe also causes the same reaction in my son. Who knew baby cream could cause a reaction huh?

Anyway, good luck with your little one and definitely give Aquaphor a try.

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L.W.

answers from Boston on

Have you tried Eucerin creme? It also comes as a lotion. A little on the pricey side, but you do pay for what you get. It's good stuff. Good luck!

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N.G.

answers from Springfield on

My son (now six years old) had what looked like dry patches on his skin when he was a baby. They looked terrible like a red round circle on each cheek. Our doctor said it was eczema. He prescribed Eucerin (an over the counter face cream). We also ended up using a prescription cream (protopic) that totally cleared it up. We only used a very tiny dab of the protopic. We now only use Eucerin to try to keep things clear. You may want to talk to your doctor about both of these possibilities.

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B.M.

answers from Boston on

Hi D.,

My son had terrible eczema/dry patches on his skin..turns out he had multiple food allergies. The big one was milk. As I 'cleaned up' his diet, the patches disappeared. I also used Aquaphor daily. His pediatrition gave him a steroid creme as well.

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E.G.

answers from Hartford on

Try Aquaphor - I use this stuff for EVERYTHING! My kids had dry spots all over their little bodies and this stuff helped. It's an ointment, so it's a little greasy, but it helps so much!
Good luck!

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S.S.

answers from Boston on

Hi D.,

I know you were asking about your baby but this is what I use on my Big baby- my husband! We use Renew cream by Melaleuca. My husband suffered for years with dry, itchy skin on his back. Other creams didn't seem to help at all. This winter we tried the Renew and what a difference it has made- his skin is noticeably softer and retains moisture. We love Melalueca products because they are safer, non toxic and work great! My husband is usually a skeptic but he is a believer now. Feel free to contact me to ask any questions.

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L.L.

answers from Boston on

Hi D.,

Try Aquaphor from Eucerin. Found in any drug store. I too tried the list of lotions you used with no luck. This product seems to work for the dry patches around my sons mouth from drooling. It came highly recommended by my sisters pediatrician. Give it a try!
Good luck.
L.

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M.V.

answers from New London on

try eucerin heavy cream.... it is thick and stays on the skin when you rub it in. about 10$ at the store, Arbonne products work well also but not as thick and long lasting as Eucerin in my experience. good luck

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M.W.

answers from Bangor on

Have you tried Aquaphor? I use it on my kids faces all the time. It is great for dry skin. Some times the pediatricians will even have samples of it.

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S.C.

answers from Bangor on

I use an amazing skin therapy product called Renew. My sisters 3 children all suffer from severe ecsema & Renew has cleared it up tremendously. My family uses it because it's the best product that I've ever used for just everyday dry skin to severe skin conditions. The product uses the healing properties of tea tree oil. I'd love to share more about it with you.

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C.H.

answers from Boston on

my daughter was born with awful eczema, she still has some at almost 2years. Sometimes, the only thing that would work is hydracortizone 2%, thats if it is eczema. But I would ALWAYS mix it with a cream so that she wouldnt get scars...the best cream is the Gentle Naturals eczema cream. You can find it cheapest at walmart. Good luck

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N.Y.

answers from Portland on

Hi - you could try Aquaphor - its pretty good. I use Cetaphil for my boys - they have eczema and this usually keeps it at bay - I have also started to use the cetaphil soap - the eczema is worse in the winter! Good luck!

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S.L.

answers from Boston on

Eucerin or Aquaphor have worked well for my daughters with eczema.

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D.P.

answers from Boston on

DML Forte is available at Pharmacies. Not a prescription, but at some Pharmacies you have to ask for it. A Dr I worked with had terrible dry patches on her face and ears until she used it. I use it for my hands in the winter as nothing else seems to work.

D. G. P., RN

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C.R.

answers from Boston on

Arbonne's Baby Care (ABC) line is fantastic. It is so gently that it is recommended for people of all ages with eczema. It is also a complete care line (wash, lotion, oil, diaper rash cream) which prevents getting further irritation from other products (shampoo, creams, etc).

If you are interested, I can provide you with complete ingredient lists for your pediatrician.

For more information, you can check out waytogrow.myarbonne.com

Let me know if you have any questions. I hope this is useful to you.

C. R

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C.F.

answers from Boston on

We've used Eucerin and it works great - a little less greasy than Vaseline but works great - very gentle! My dr. recommended this for my son when he had a mild case of ezcema.

Good luck!

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B.P.

answers from Boston on

You may try bursting a vitamin E capsule and rubbing some of it on her cheek. You may also find calendula cream in a vitamin store but I suggest calling first as only some stores have it. I find that some things would work on my boy and others did not. When I am real desperate I use a little neosporin or any antibiotic ointment. But usually the natural stuff works best for us.

Belen

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L.F.

answers from Boston on

Arbonne baby products are fantastic. I have even used them myself when my excema got bad. check them out at www.arbonne.com
I hope you find what she needs.

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S.M.

answers from Lewiston on

Hi D.,
How about trying A&D Ointment? I have used it for years on my children and grandchildren and it usually does the trick.
Good luck,
S.

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H.F.

answers from Boston on

Aquaphor. Best ointment ever. I also sometimes use A&D on dry skin...but aquaphor is better.

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C.R.

answers from Portland on

I would avoid products containing mineral oil/petrolatum and chemical fragrances. I have been using Arbonne products for several years and love it! There is a baby care line that I use on my son and no irritations what-so-ever. The products are all hypoallergenic, ph balanced, and do not contain mineral oil or petrolatum. I used to be an active consultant with Arbonne, but now only purchase for myself, family, and friends. Check out www.arbonne.com. Let me know if you would like to try some.

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B.M.

answers from Boston on

My son gets chapped cheeks, especially where his binky sits. I use L'Occitaine Mom & Baby Balm. It works great, I think. I also use it as lip balm for both of us.

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T.C.

answers from Barnstable on

Try organic lotions contaiing Calendula or chamomile. My daughter has sensitive skin too. I have also found that a little vasaline or aquaphore healing ointment helps when I put it on overnight while she sleeps.

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C.P.

answers from Boston on

D.:

More support for Hydrolatum. My 2 kids and I both use it, especially right out of the bath. My mother who lives in CA cannot find it there and stocks up when she comes to visit. Cheryl K mentioned getting it at the drugstore. You have to ask the pharmacist for it, it is not prescription but kept in the back not on the the shelves. Costco also sells it for cheaper if you have their membership. It works great and is safe all over the body for all ages.

C.

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L.L.

answers from Boston on

It does itch, only at 6 months old your baby doesn't make the connection between scratching to relieve it yet...give it a few months for that to happen. My son just turned 2 and this is the first winter he has not had eczema. I believe it is due to Eucerin cream. It is really thick but surprisingly absorbent. I would only apply it to those patches of skin for now. With my son, sometimes right after a bath I apply it to his entire leg and he's soooo soft now. None of the other products work as well except for the Arbonne baby wash and lotion. I have been using that along with spot applying the Eucerin (because it is so rich). Once I started using the Arbonne, though I saw a difference in 3 days and I actually became a Sales Rep because of it!!
So if you're interested in the product let me know because I swear by it.

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K.L.

answers from Boston on

We use Cetaphil cleanser and lotion. It has worked GREAT for both my kids.

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S.D.

answers from Providence on

Hello D.,
First of all, get rid of all your house and personal chemicals, I mean Johnson and Johnson, Tide, Clorox... it is irritating for babies and they develop allergies. These products are full or bleach, ammonia, formaldehyde... would you drink bleach? then dont' wear it either.

I can help you convert your home to safer, green products. That's what I do for a living and I help people get healthier, just by switching products.
Email me and I will give you information, [email protected]____.com

S.

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S.S.

answers from Hartford on

I would try some hydra-cortisone cream. My daughter had some skin irritations last summer, and that really seemed to work.

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R.F.

answers from Burlington on

I would suggest trying some Lansinoh. I know that it's marketed for dry/cracked and sore nipples, but it also works great on dry skin and also lips. And it's safe, even if the baby ingests a little bit.

Good luck!

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M.P.

answers from Boston on

Hi D.,

Both of my children had excema as babies. The best cream that I have found is called Hydrolatum. You can get it at the pharmacy, but sometimes it is kept behind the counter. If the first pharmacy you try does not have it, call around. I was lucky and found it on my first try. I got the tub container(like the balmex container), but they also have a tube. It is also great on diaper rash and for your own dry skin! Hope this helps.

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L.H.

answers from Portland on

I highly recommend the herbal baby care line available from Arbonne International. The results are amazing! Pure, safe, with no harmful ingredients. You have to be so careful with the chemicals and dyes and fragrances found in most products. You won't find that junk in Arbonne!

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R.T.

answers from Barnstable on

D., is the baby's dry patch reddened? One of my daughters has very sensitive skin, my Pediatrician wrote us a Rx for hydrocortisone creme, and that works like magic on her Excema. In the winter when her skin is just dry and raw, I use Aquaphor on her rough spots after the bath, it takes a few days, but it clears up. Good Luck ~ R.

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K.C.

answers from Boston on

I would try the Arbonne Line of Baby Care prodcuts which include,
Body Wash , Body Lotion, Diaper rash cream , Baby oil & there is a sunscreen as well.
I would start with the oil.
These prodcuts are all fragrance free have no Animal by-pordcuts, no mineral oil .
they are botaincally based, they are pediitrician & dermatologist TESTED, non- irratating & non- sensitizing.
They come w/ a 45 day money back guarantee as well.
My # is ###-###-####.
K. Crehan

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L.H.

answers from Boston on

D.

I would try Aquophor ointmemnt. You only need a little,we have used it for psoiasis in the past and it helped. Good luck.
L. H.

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J.B.

answers from Boston on

You should try Aquaphor. It has worked for my children. Just make sure your child's skin is not wet when you apply it. It is like vasaline and will hold the moisture.

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S.S.

answers from Boston on

D.,

I am a mom of two also in Ashland and I have found that aquaphor works wonders on face irritations. For instance, my 7 mo old's face was bright red last night from teething (drooling). I rubbed some aquaphor on his face before he went to bed and his face was fine this morning. I also use it to prevent diaper rash.

S.

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B.B.

answers from Portland on

I had the same problem with my son when he was young. A friend gave me some lanloin. It workded wonders! It was always a round spot on his cheek and boy did it work well..gone in no time. It will come back periodicly but just put some more on.

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M.B.

answers from Boston on

I see you've got several responses regarding trying Arbonne. I just wanted to add one more! :)

That line has worked wonders on clients who have purchased it from me for their babies and children. Give Arbonne a shot for sure. These products are truly amazing.

I see some of my fellow consultants have given you the same advice, contact them and ask for a free sample to try to start!

Good Luck!

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L.B.

answers from Portland on

Hi D.,
My daughter has always had issues with sensitive skin and dry patches. I used Bag Balm or vaseline, sometimes old remedies work the best, try it!! Apply a couple of times a day and always before bed. Good luck, let me know if it helps.

Heather L

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A.F.

answers from Providence on

all the advice seems to pertain to excema, but you didn't say your baby had that. my son had this dry patchy skin on his legs for the longest time, and i tried all the lotions out there. finally, we ended up switching doctors due to my husband going active duty, and my son's new doctor said we were using too much soap at bathtime. that we only needed to wash him with soap maybe every other day, and a wash cloth with warm water for the non soap days would be fine. unless of course, he was super dirty. his patchy skin went away in a week, and has stayed gone. you should talk to your doctor and see if it is excema, and if not, if too much soap could be the cause. hope this helps.

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B.C.

answers from Lewiston on

baby AQUAPHOR by eucerin!! it's great!

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S.W.

answers from Bangor on

Have you tried Vaseline?

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H.R.

answers from Boston on

I have had the same issues with my oldest. What I have found works the best so far is Aveeno Hydrocortizone cream. Good luck.

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L.M.

answers from Boston on

I think the Desitin clear works awesome.

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S.D.

answers from Boston on

Try Aquaphor lotion. It works wonders on dry skin!

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A.S.

answers from Boston on

Hi D.,
The only thing I can recommend is to lather your baby in Eucerin cream. Everytime I would give my daughter a bath I literally lathered down her arms & legs with cream. Don't worry about the excess cream and getting the babies clothes messed up. This cream is dermatologist tested/recommended and safe for babies.
It appeared my daughter's skin was developing into Exzema, but I STOP that. My daughter's skin is beautiful.
Take Care -Antoinette

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D.R.

answers from Boston on

Good ole Vaseline works for us.

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S.K.

answers from Boston on

I would try some Aquaphor (spelling?) That is usually great!

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B.M.

answers from Bangor on

Hi D.:

When my son was that age, he got eczema on his face in patches like what you are saying. His doctor said to try Eucerin which we did. It helped a lot. As he gets older, I am still using it on rough places.

Good luck

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S.L.

answers from Boston on

Aqua4 works great for dry skin patches anywhere on the body. It is also great for diaper rashes. It is a staple in our household--my son has extremely dry skin.

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C.F.

answers from Springfield on

Straight from the Pediatric Allergy Specialist for my son, Vaseline. It's the best barrier out there. After washing apply a thin film to lock in the moisture.

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C.D.

answers from Bangor on

D.,
I have used Eurcean(spelling?) cream on my kids as well as Mary Kay's extra emollient night cream. The night cream you can use any time of day, but spareingly. It can be a little greasy and sometimes a little harsh on the skin. The Eurcean cream work great. And you can get it for sensitive skin types.

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A.F.

answers from Boston on

I use the Aveeno kids for mine but I have heard that Aquaphor is great too. It is a baby cream as well, you can find it at pretty much any drugstore. Good luck!

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D.M.

answers from Bangor on

Hi D.: I have heard that Arbonne Baby Care has done wonders; however, I haven't tried it since my little one is 18 yo now. I am going on what other moms have told me. It can be expensive, but check it out in Ebay, they have it there to purchase if you are interested. Good luck in your search, ~D., Maine

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J.S.

answers from Barnstable on

Try euracin aquafore cream, its heavy but does the trick.

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C.M.

answers from Boston on

Hi D.,
I'm not sure if you are still looking for something to put on your little one's dry patch, but my daughter used to get terrible dry patches all over. I discovered a lotion that has tea tree oil in it and the dry patches would go away almost instantly. I found if I put it on daily the dry patches would not come back. The brand I used is Melaluca,( www.melaleuca.com) It is ordered off the internet. I'd say it was my magic potion.
C. M.

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A.G.

answers from Boston on

I've heard good things about Aquaphor, although I haven't tried it yet. And just plain old Vaseline does the trick for my daughter. Good luck!

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E.A.

answers from Boston on

My daughter had severe dry skin...eczema, bleeding. We, too, tried Aquaphor, which is what I use now that she is older to keep her skin from getting too dry.
We used Protopic prescription to get the skin to heal and keep from getting infected.
However, if you don't want to go the prescription route, our pediatrician recommended Hydrolatum. It is non-prescription, but it is held behind the pharmacy counter. It's a huge tub, about 10-12$$, but it works WONDERS!! It's the base they use to make ointments, so you know how greasy that is. It is not as thick as Aquaphor and seems to penetrate the skin better. It's fantastic, and I have picked it up at Walgreen's, CVS and Target...just ask the pharamacist for it.
And, good luck.

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J.S.

answers from Boston on

My daughter and I both have dry skin and some eczema. We use hydrocordizone cream, 10% (although I'm not sure its OK to use on the face, so check with your doctor) and Cetaphil cream (from a tub, not the lotion. The lotion doesn't work nearly as well). After years of trying many different creams myself, I've found that the Cetaphil works the best by far.

Good luck!

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N.D.

answers from Boston on

Try Tahitian Noni Lotion. It has tahitian noni juice inside it. Tahitian noni juice can be found in the physician's desk reference book 2007. You can do some research at www.noniforhealth.com and buy some at www.tni.com/1049768. Good luck.

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K.M.

answers from Boston on

Hi D.,

My 1 year old suffered terrible baby eczema last year and while she still has it this year, it's not as severe. We use Cetaphil cream (not lotion) and it works great. However, I have to say we never used it on her face. I might recommend Aquaphor too. Both of those have worked wonders on our little munchkin. Good Luck!!

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J.N.

answers from Boston on

I've had good luck with Eucerin, and Hydrolatum (both available at CVS - but the Hydrolatum is behind the pharmacist counter, even though no prescription is needed). Good luck!!!!
J. N

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K.L.

answers from Boston on

Aquaphor worked great for me for my son who had excema. It's a little greasier but if you put it on before naps and bed it's not bad at all. Works wonders!

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S.C.

answers from Boston on

try a little aquaphor. worked for me! it's basically petroleum jelly w/added vitamin e. good luck

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P.H.

answers from Boston on

HI D.,
I'm the mom of 3.... I have used believe it or not the diaper rash cream from Arbonne as well as the Desitine Ointment on dry patches. Not on the face but on the arms and legs. My girlfriend swears by the Arbonne diaper rash cream for her kids with ecxema. Good luck.
P.

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R.E.

answers from Boston on

hi D.
i have four ideas
pure honey good for scares
lavender oil is good for scares and burns
pure vitiamin e oil you can eat it or put it in babies eyes so i would try this first
pure emu oil great for rashes, inflammed skin, burns, etc
call me at ###-###-#### withany other questions
R.

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W.D.

answers from Boston on

is the patch along the areas of a pacifier?? If it is, then the only real way to get rid of it is to get rid of the paci. Eucerin seemed to help a little with my daughter when she had it, but it only went truly away after the paci was gone.

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M.M.

answers from Boston on

My son got really bad diaper rashes and got a wind burn on his face the best thing that worked was "Woodswoman's". My sister in law gave it to me its an all natural 'baby butt grease' out of Maine (Ingrd:olive oil, beeswax, calendula german chamomile, grapeseed, oil, tea tree oil, vit E oil, lavendar oil.) There email is [email protected]____.com maybe they can give you more info or where to get it but it worked wonders!!

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J.S.

answers from Hartford on

Hi D.,
My 2 year old son has a little reoccurring dry patches on his face and legs. It was suggested to me to use Neutrogena Hand Cream on it. I was a little skeptical but it works! If I use it every day, the patches don't come back. Be sure to rub it in really good on your baby's face so that she/he doesn't rub it into his/her eyes, etc. I also was my son's body with plain Dove bar soap and that helps too. My doctor and other Mom's made these suggestions to me.

J.

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D.G.

answers from Boston on

You could go to your local health food store, they have all kinds of oils to help heal the skin such as tea tree oil. its worth a try. i also used aloe on my kids faces when they were young. just took a leaf off the plant and rubbed it on there skin it works great.

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L.M.

answers from Springfield on

I have used "Baby Eczema" cream by Soothing Naturals on my babies face and it was helpful. It was recommended to me by a sales associate at Target who was combatting the same problem & it really seemed to help. It is like a very thick moisture rich salve, sensitive to baby skin. You can also purchase it at Target, Rite Aide etc.

Good luck!

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J.R.

answers from Hartford on

Hi D.,

Glad that you are enjoying being a first time Mom. I know these little dry patches can be stubborn especially in the Winter Months. I wanted to ask which Aveeno Lotion you were using? There is a few different kinds and the one that has worked the best for dry spots and keeping Eczema away is the Aveeno (Soothing Relief Mosture Cream) it has the Dark Blue top not the Light blue Lotion. I really don't know what I would do without this lotion it has been a real life saver for me with my Girls. When I see a patch starting I will faithfully apply this lotion 2-3 times a day and they clear right up. So if you are using the light blue Aveeno maybe you can give the Soothing Relief Cream a try. I hope this helps and all the best to you on your new journey in Motherhood.

A little about me:
I'm a 35 year old Married Mom who works part-time Remote from home so I can enjoy my 3 Girls ages 4 and Twins 33months.

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S.P.

answers from Portland on

Try "CANUS". It contains goatsmilk in all their products and although I've only used their diaper rash cream I would swear by it. My daughter had a diaper rash that nothing would cure (Balmex, etc.) but the canus worked almost immmediately. I found it at Hannaford. Good luck.

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J.L.

answers from Boston on

Try bag balm. You might be able to get it at Walgreens but if not you can find it online at Vermont Country store. It is seriously soothing, originally used to soothe cow udders. Great for winter hands too.

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N.B.

answers from Boston on

I would recommend Aquaphor. It is made by Eucerin. We use it on diaper rashes, dry skin patches, cuts, etc. It is very thick. Also, I would recommend since you would be applying to the face area to apply it after the baby falls asleep so he doesn't wipe it off with his hand then put it in his mouth. We usually apply at naptime and bedtime.
My husband and I call it "liquid gold" because there is nothing it doesn't take care of!
Good luck!

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J.L.

answers from Boston on

Hi D.,
My name is J.. I have 4 kids and the youngest is 18mths. He too had a dry patch on his skin. Plus he used to get bad rashes. I sell a line called Arbonne International and they have a baby line that I use on him and the 4 year old uses the hair and body wash as well. You can actually look at my website www.joannealbalamonica.myarbonne.com and click on shoponline and check out the product. Let me know if you have any questions. It's safe gentle no fragrance etc. talk to you soon J.

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G.P.

answers from Portland on

Hi D.,
I have found an awesome product through an all natural store. I t is called "Renew Intensive Skin Therapy". It also helps with chronic skin condtions associated with eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and diabetes. It is a product of Melaleuca and they do have a website. If you need any more help let me know.

G.

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B.R.

answers from Providence on

Try Eucerin in the tub vs. the bottle. My pediatrician recommended it. I've used it since they were newborns and it's always worked.

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V.D.

answers from Boston on

Hi D.,
Looks like you already heard a ton of responses but I had to add my two cents in!! I use Renew cream also from Melaleuca, it really is the most effective thing out there. I am a customer of Melaleuca and have been for over a year and a half and I would be happy to set you up with a membership if you are interested, let me know.
Good luck on your search.
Take care
V.

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D.C.

answers from Providence on

Hey D., I know for my baby's skin I have always only used Renew lotion. It is proven better then Eucerin in 5 different categories and is so gentle I use it as her everyday lotion too. It has no harmful chemicals yet it is THE BEST STUFF OUT THERE! I get it from the wellness company I get all my cleaning and personal care product from- Melaleuca Inc. I would love to talk to you about it.

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A.C.

answers from Boston on

D. - looks like you have gotten a lot of responses and I hope by now you have had some good luck. My 7 month old daughter has been experiencing the same thing. She saw 3 different dr's at our physician's office and we were told that they didn't know what it was. It became very discouraging. The first told us to try hydrocortisone creme. When that didn't work the next dr said nystatin and seemed appalled that her co-worker prescribed a steroid creme for a, then, 4 month old. The nystatin didn't work either so the next dr told us to alternate between lotrimin (the same thing you put on athlete's foot!) and the hydrocortisone creme. He also prescribed her an antibiotic to take. After two days of this I just thought it was overkill. I started using, believe it or not, "Bag Balm" and it has worked great! I've used "Bag Balm" myself on areas that get severley chapped in the winter. It's cheap (not that this should be a factor in providing care for my baby), but has worked great!! I put it on her face and hands right before she falls asleep at night and in the morning the redness and a lot of the dryness has resolved.

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D.P.

answers from Boston on

Hi D.,

My son has really dry skin on his face, and is constantly itching. I recently got the following creams and they work like a charm, no fragrances, and are awesome, he has shown real improvement.

Triple Cream/ severe dry skin, eczema cream. (they also make a diaper cream, but this is specific for dry skin not diaper)

Eucerin makes a thick cream called Aquaphor, it is almost like vaseline, but it works like a charm.

Also he has a cool mist humidier and we run that when he is alseep in his room.

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E.G.

answers from Boston on

Hi,
My daughter had bad eczema when she was born. My doc said Aquaphor. She's 17 months now and has almost out grown it. She still gets patches on her face. I use Aquaphor on them but it is not very effective. I have a very small patch of ecaema on my hand and I use hydrocortizone cream 1 % and it clear right up. But I am not comfortable putting it on her face. So I use the Aquaphor and it makes it more comfortable (less itchy and dry) but it does not clear it up. As long as she is comfortable that's all that is important to me. I'm just too nervous about putting hydrocortizone (it's a steriod) on her face!
Good Luck to you!

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M.L.

answers from New London on

D.

I personally have used Arbonne Baby Rash Cream on my son and my grandaughter. She had eczema on her face and trunk of her body. The doctor's had tried aveeno and perscriptions but non worked. This did and she looks much better. It is because it is high in zinc oxide.

A little about me:
I am 40 yrs. old and a Mommy of a an 8 year old and a 2 year old, stepmom to a 28 and 23 year old, and a meme' to a 7,3,2, and 1 year old.

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M.G.

answers from Boston on

Give Aquaphor a try. I apply it before my kids go outside in the winter as a preventitive, and it does help with dry irritation.

Hope it works for you!

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S.E.

answers from Boston on

Hi D.,

One of my twins has a dry patch and it was diagnosed as eczema when he was about 2 months old. Aquafore was recommended to me by many moms, but it didn't work b/c of how dry the skin got. It does work on my daughter though (who doesn't have eczema). When my son's gets bad, I put hydrocortisone cream on it (I started with the lightest strength - 1/2 %, then just recently went to 1% when it flared up).

Good luck!

S.

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L.C.

answers from Springfield on

D.,
Try aquaphilic solution, it's a really thick water-based cream that you can get over the counter at wal-mart or other pharmacy. I have exzema and it clears that right up every time and there is no perfume or medication or anything irritating it that will hurt the baby. It's really cheap too, like $4 for a big tub of the stuff. Good luck!

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V.K.

answers from Boston on

I've had good luck with Aquaphor ointment from Eucerin--it provides a good moisture barrier and heals the redness. I use it for diaper rash, too, on recommendation from my doctor.

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D.R.

answers from Boston on

You need to try Arbonne baby products or their Intelligence Rejuvenating Cream- I have used both on my daughters very dry skin and they work wonderfully- my recommendation is look to see if there is petrolatum or mineral oil in the products you are using- they will not heal the dry patch only provide a barrier over it. Arbonne is all natural and certified Vegan, they also are nut oil free products.

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P.S.

answers from Providence on

hi D.. I am going to suggest that you buy a cream called Eucerin Cream. It works great for dry patches and it is also used in hospitals that is how I first found out about it when I had my second child he had a large dry patch from birth and the nurses would put this cream on him and it cleared it up and I asked what is that? I must tell you it is expensive aroung 12-15 dollars but it is worth it. The original brand in the plastic jar is the best. You can find it at CVS which is where I brougt it from but I sure Walgreens and any pharmacutical store carries it. Best of Luck.

Pam.

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J.H.

answers from Burlington on

We have had alot of success using the Cetaphil lotion or the aquaphor lotions. They are thicker than regular lotion and tend to last longer. They are a bit more expensive but worth the price. You can also try the gold bond lotions too.

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J.M.

answers from New London on

Try Vanicream. It's the base cream used in the making of most of those other creams before they add the other stuff like fragrances, chemicals, etc.--the stuff that usually irritates skin. Vanicream is extremely gentle--more so than any of the creams you mentioned. I get the dry skin patches on my face too if I come in contact with "fragrances"--even natural plant fragrances. Vanicream has no fragrances, dyes, formaldehyde, parabens, or lanolin, commonly used in most other creams--all of which can irritate skin and cause red, dry patches. I know from my own skin, and Vanicream is the only moisturiser I can use. Also, if you use a laundry soap that has fragrance to launder the baby's bed linens, that too, can be a problem. Dreft, if you use it, has fragrance, yet, most baby doctors will tell you its safe. Many pediatricians, as well as doctors in general (as you found out), and even some determatologists, believe it or not--are clueless when it comes to fragrance and what a problem it can be. It's the last place they look as the source of an irritation. I have years of experience dealing with this issue. Another option is White's A&D ointment (without zinc oxide). It contains fish oils that help heal and soften. Vanicream is available at Walmart--though you have to ask for it at the Rx counter, no perscripton needed. Its inexpensive and a little goes a long way. It can also be found at McQuades in Mystic, CT and probably most drug stores, if you ask them. They also make a soap that I use daily. If I didn't, my face would always look like I sanded it. If neither of those creams help, I would seriously suspect an allergy to something--or maybe more than one thing. It can be a real detective game trying to figure it out. Good Luck.

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C.S.

answers from Boston on

Aquaphor! I put it on every dry patch my baby has and it always clears up by the next day. I use it on me too! It doesn't clog pores so it's the perfect balm for everyting as far as I'm concerned.

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N.S.

answers from Hartford on

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula® Hand Cream delivers effective relief for dry, chapped hands.

My son had terrible dry skin all over his face, raw, cracked, red, ouch! The doctor gave us perscriptions but the only thing that worked was Neutrogena Hand Cream. I'd put it on at night and by morning he'd be almost cleared up!

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K.M.

answers from Boston on

My little boy had the same problem, and always had really sensitive skin. "Aquaphore" worked for me. It's almost to consistency of vaseline, instead of a lotion, but you just need a small amount. It's kind of expensive, but worth trying a small tube!

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