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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 06 2011 at 1:44pm
Originally posted by tasty0619 tasty0619 wrote:

i haven't tried it, but someone posted this article a while back

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/news/20090427/bleach-baths-may-help-kids-with-ezcema

my son used to have it pretty bad...but using free and clear detergents, mattress and pillow covers, and medications helped...also i do not bathe him daily (let me clarify-i do not submerge him in water daily...i wash him thoroughly twice daily though)

our derm said it isn't as necessary for little ones to be submerged in water daily because in most cases they don't perspire as much nor do they get as dirty as we do.

i tried cetaphil, aveeno, and something else and they are all too light for his extremely dry skin. I use eucerin (in the jar) or jergens shea +vaseline....i know some ppl think vaseline is bad for the skin but it helps to keep his skin moisturized alll day in the winter

Yea, we don't do the daily baths for her either.  For awhile, we were putting about a cup of salt in the water.  It helps with the mild breakouts, but not bad ones.  I did the first bleach bath this morning.  I thought she'd freak out, but she was cool with it and I haven't seen her scratch yet today.  

I found another coupon for Cetaphil in my family circle magazine...yay! And I agree with the vaseline, it works wonders for dry skin, but I started using OCO on her instead. I'm going to try mixing it with some thicker lotions, since it does get absorbed by the skin fairly quickly. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 06 2011 at 1:46pm
Originally posted by HeyBeautiful18 HeyBeautiful18 wrote:

Cetaphil lotion cleared my eczema right up within a few weeks

Its helped keep my skin clear for years now. And usually Im a mess in the winter time
Yea, I hate the winter for her.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 06 2011 at 1:47pm
Originally posted by candies candies wrote:

In a thread (can't remember where) someone said that they used urine therapy to effectively clear up their son's eczema.

She said that her son didn't even care when she found out that she was using his urine since it worked.
Sounds interesting, but I'm gonna not do that one. I tried the baby urine/baby acne/mommy acne thing when she was little and I'd rather not go back down that road! LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 06 2011 at 1:50pm
hemp body butter
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 06 2011 at 1:53pm
I rarely get it anymore. I used to get it bad as a kid on my face, neck, and arms. Now, I get it once or twice a year in random places. Whenever it flares up, I use medicine I've had for a while called Protopic, and it clears up in a couple of days. My dermatologist gave it to me a while ago.

I've started using Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer again. Idk it's trial and error with medications. Eventually, you'll figure out what works for you.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 06 2011 at 2:49pm
google oatmeal baths
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 06 2011 at 2:54pm
Yeah aveeno is goat, good for softening the skin.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 06 2011 at 4:36pm
Originally posted by Cali naps Cali naps wrote:

aquaphor

I took my son to the doctor last week for it.
 
That is what she said to use.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 08 2011 at 9:16am
I had it as a child but from what i've seen on other people and kids...mine was mild. i would use steroid strength hydrocrotzone(sp?). I only broke out in the summer months and cold baths and oatmeal soaks usually did the trick for me. I could see when it was coming on so i carried a wash cloth with me. When i wanted to stratch...i could wet the cloth with cold water and press it on the area.
 
 
Now that im an adult...i don't get breakouts anymore. But i still keep the prescription just in case.
 
i would also remove ALL dairy from your childs diet just to see if it changes anything. I know when i eat a lot of dairy...especially in the summer months....i do get those breakouts.
 
 
Carol's Daughter also makes some stuff...that looks like it will be good for excema as well.
 
 
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    Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar 08 2011 at 9:24am
    Originally posted by graceful_aka graceful_aka wrote:

    I know this will get moved, but ya'll are still gonna see it.  Do any of you have eczema or have a child with it? What do you use on it? My daughter has had it on the backs of her upper thighs since she was 6 months old.  She's been prescribed streoids and Elidel and that sh*t ain't working.  It did for awhile and now it's back with a vengeance.  It may not be so bad if she didn't scratch in her sleep, but she does.  One leg has a very angry patch and all I can do it slather on coconut oil and olive oil to keep it moisturized.  What helps with the itching? Agh, I'm losing my mind over dry skin patches. What has my life come to? LOL
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