What helped your baby's eczema? My boy has really bad eczema which appeared about a week ago all over his chest, back, neck, cheeks and legs. GP prescribed aqueous cream and we have oilatum bath emollient. I'm putting cream on as much as possible and giving him lots of time without clothes on. I've stopped bathing him every day and am not using any products in the bath apart from oilatum.
It just looks so red and sore and I'm wondering if there is anything else I can do for him?
My LO just had a tiny bit of eczema on his forhead and I used breastmilk alternately with E45 cream. I was also told to bathe him in cooler baths and use sensitive detergent on his clothes. Sorry I can't be more help.
Adding oats to the bath can help. Not directly, but put a few handfuls wrapped up in a cloth of some sort, soak and squeeze the oat 'milk' into the bath. It's very soothing.
I would consult with a doctor first on this one, but my cousin is 1 and has very bad eczema, and his parents give him a bleach bath once a month. They put a couple spoonfuls of household bleach into his bath water. Not sure what it does, but it works. The doctor advised them to do this.
Anyhoo my lo had cradle cap which is not as serious as eczema but both are caused by fungus... The best thing i hav come across is raw organic coconut oil... Its naturally anti bacterial/ anti virus/ anti fungal... Her CC has cleared nw within a month of usin it.. I personally think it would hav taken less time had she had no hair...you can get it from any good health food shop but i bought mine online either from goodness direct or handmade naturals... I stil use it on lo all over her body after every bath...
Ive evn used it myself during pregnancy when i had a bout of thrush.. Again as u know caused by fungus... It worked anyway!! sorry if that was tmi!!! Lol!! Xxx
This was the advice I was given for my little girl:
Hydrocort 1% cream twice a day on inflamed areas (only Mon-Fri as needs time to settle)
Emollient up to 5 times a day
Oilatum in bath (apply emollient before bath and after), I was told to bath each day to remove old skin cells as if left they can cause infection.
It is trial and error which emoliient works for your LO. The Hydrocort is short term due to side effects. After use, the emollient keeps up the good work so Hydrocort no longer needed.
Her skin is much better, still very dry but as I said, when we find the right emollient this will settle. hth?
I'm doing the EXACT same thing as you. The redness really is starting to fade after using the cream the doctor gave me. I'm just going to stick with it. I also started doing an extra rinse on the wash cycle to make sure that all the detergent is washed out of his clothes.
Good idea about the laundry, i'll try that. Which emollients have u tried? We have used (and written off):
Aqueous, Double Base, Cetraben, Vaseline, Olive oil, Diprobase (ointment & cream, although the ointment was betterthan the cream.
My oldest son has incredibly bad eczema, he has it everywhere....elbows, knees, back, penis, eyes......we use a lot of oatmeal baths when its flaring up and I have a different cream for each part of his body depending on the sensitivity of the skin. Aveeno makes a lot of really great products and they sell an over the counter cream for eczema you can buy also.
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