Ezcema Help?

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  1. kytwinmom

    kytwinmom Well-Known Member

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    My LO has been diagnosed with ezcema (sp?) and I have been using Aveeno baby wash and lotion. But, it's only helping somewhat. Is there anything else I can do to help make it better? He is going on 7 months old and is beginning to teeth as well. I'm in the USA.
     
  2. beautifulpack

    beautifulpack Well-Known Member

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    Are you usimg the eczema formula Aveeno lotion & wash? Its very important to use that kind. My LO had eczema at 1 monthold..first I was given some ointment to apply by the pediatrician...then once it cleared up Ive only been using Aveeno..she's had no flare ups but I dont waiver from Aveeno at all..She's 10 months old
     
  3. Bubsta

    Bubsta Love my Girl & baby Boy!

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    My DD suffered with it. I tried so many lotions. The only thing that worked was a medicated lotion. Maybe visit your doctor. Good luck. It's horrible seeing them like that.
     
  4. crissyj

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    The only thing that worked for me was prescription cortisone cream and glaxall base lotion which I believe is available in the states. Coconut oil helped somewhat but i would have to moisturize her every hour to make it effective because it just isn't thick enough like a cream. Same with lotions, too thin to hold moisture for long
     
  5. blueroses

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    We used oilatum in our daughters bath and it works wonderfully and then we use a cream called glaxal base its really good. we were given a prescription when my daughter was only 5 months we used it at the start but we have not had to use the prescription since and she is now 2
     
  6. Beccaboop

    Beccaboop Mummy to Jacob

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    My lo has severe eczema and only creams from the doctors work on him! So we use elidel and elicon (one for the face one for the body) oilatum bath oil, epiderm before bed and diprobase serveral times in the day!

    Also they think it might be a milk allergy so hes on neocate milk even tho it didnt make much difference and we dont use any detergent inthe washing machine just an ecoegg thing and filter the water we make his bottle with too!
     
  7. icklemonster

    icklemonster Well-Known Member

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    We've found oilatum bath wash for bathtime and using doublebase cream at every nappy change on all affected areas are the best for keeping it under control. I don't now if they sell them in the USA but I do recommend them xxx
     
  8. Indi84

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    The doc gave lo oilatum for the bath, works a treat, and some lotion we put on at night. You can't even tell he had/has it now, baby smooth!
     
  9. FAB mama

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    My LO was developing some ezcema and we tried using Aveeno and Johnson & Johnson and Burt's Bees products and it wasn't going well. He also had a diaper-rash like reaction to Huggies Natural Care wipes. I would suggest looking at what is touching him and avoid ANYTHING scented (soap, laundry products, etc). We switched to sensitive wipes and California Baby super sensitive soap and his skin got a lot better. I've had issues with it myself since childhood and I react to scents. I think it's better to find the source of the problem than to keep treating it.
     
  10. MrsCeder

    MrsCeder Mum to Amelia 6/6/13

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    My LO was diagnosed with eczema at 7 weeks old. She has oilatum for the bath, hydrocortisone for her arms creases and back of knees and oilatum cream to use 4-6 times a day. A week later and her skin is almost perfect again, just a little dry :)
     
  11. Fiona100912

    Fiona100912 Well-Known Member

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    We were advised by the doctor to bathe Lo with oilatum-but only one bath a week. Keep cool (impossible at the moment) , use a lotion instead of a cream because its easier to apply, keep some lotion in the fridge for the really bad bits (behind the knees, elbow crease etc). She also said not to wash his hair with shampoo while he is in the bath because the soap in it will dry the skin. I kind of thought how will any of that help but after only a week there was a big improvement.
     
  12. Larkspur

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    We avoid all chemical products where possible (ie use non-chemical nappies, cloth wipes with water, eco-sensitive laundry wash), wash with a soap-free cleanser or water, use coconut oil or a cream called (charmingly) Fatty Cream as a general moisturiser, but when he has a bad flare-up, we do have to treat with hydrocortisone for a few days.
     
  13. minties

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    Thomas has the Fatty Cream, do you have to apply it a lot? The doctor just said "as needed", but it's not making much difference yet.
     
  14. Larkspur

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    Yeah, I find that it needs to be at least twice a day consistently (after wakeup and after bath). The way the dermatologist explained it to me, the cream is about helping to create an oil/moisture barrier that allows the skin to strengthen and repair itself because the skin isn't producing enough of its own oily protective layer, so it's sensitised to allergens.

    If the barrier is inconsistent, the skin struggles just to fight off damage from allergens, dryness, friction, etc and isn't protected enough to repair itself at a deep level, so the eczema will keep returning easily. You have keep up that protective layer all the time for a long time before the skin will return to good health, not just apply it until the eczema is better and then stop/slack off. The specialist said we should aim to go through a tub of fatty cream every six weeks, which is a pretty staggering rate of application IMO! So we just slather it on.

    I really noticed it recently as my LO's face has been great for a while, but a batch of teething paired with a cold meant his face has been wiped a lot, and within just a few days he's had quite a bad breakout of patches on his cheeks, so we've had to start the hydrocortisone.
     
  15. noon_child

    noon_child Well-Known Member

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    When my LO had bad eczema (it got a lot better when she turned 18months) I had to apply the cream 6-10 times a day (so I did it at nappy change times). Different creams are good for different babies. Try to see if you can find your baby's triggers; for mine it was heat.
     

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