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Old 05-09-2006, 08:08 PM   #21
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I have nt read all the posts but Glaxal Base works really well. it is a non steroid cream for mild to mederate eczema. You can get it over the counter at mostly any Pharmacy. it is pricey but lasts long and really does work.
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:51 PM   #22
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http://www.blincinc.com/products.htm

I absolutely love the shampoo, conditioner and body wash from blinc. I have psoriasis on my scalp and in patches on my arms and legs. the shampoo and conditioner is awesome for not aggrivating my psoriasis. 99.8% vegan and super gentle, I have been using it on my 11 month old for the past 8 months.

They also have a lot of good information on the pages about the Sham in shampoo, the con in conditioner and the dirt on your body wash about the chemicals in mainstream products that can contribute to skin irritations.
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:21 PM   #23
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I refused to use the prescription steroid cream. Never even got it filled. Very bad for kids.

I used California baby Calendula cream and it went away within a week! I had tried tons of other lotions. Calendula and chamomille are suppossed to be really good for eczema, look for those ingredients. There are a lot of WAHM's on here that sell stuff that have these ingredients. I've heard shea butter too, but not sure about this. We only try to use natural products on our skin with no frag., petrolatum, colors, etc. Much better for eczema too.

A chiropractor and online research has shown that a good amount of good fats can help eczema. Flax seed oil, primrose oil, and cod liver oil can all help, as well as vit. D. 100% cotton clothes are good too. Obviously cloth diapers and cloth wipes help too. Watch what materials they are made of though.

As others have said, allergies could be an issue too, so check that out. I'm in the process of doing this now.
I agree w/ a lot of what Alison said. My experience w/ my younger one is that she is sensitive to pasteurized dairy proteins that she was getting through MY milk (so I was obviously ingesting dairy and she at one point had a full-body eczema break-out!!!). Poor baby! My ped immediately suggested that i cut dairy out of my diet. I did it, and within 3-4 days, she was like a brand-new baby! Lovely soft, pink skin! I re-introduced raw milk into my diet, and she doesn't have any problem w/ that at all, but if I eat any past. dairy, she breaks out. For those little break-outs, I use some whipped cream from Northern Essence and it seems to help. BUT, if the break out is due to some environmental or food intolerance or senstivity, no cream in the world will heal it fully. Also, I have read that most eczema flare-ups are NOT primarily due to detergents, although people always go there first (because it's an easy fix) - it can't hurt, of course, but it's probably not the main problem. Keep a food log and watch what your child eats (and what you are eating if baby is nursing) and look for reactions. Good luck! Oh, I would stay away from harsh prescription (steroid) creams - more chemicals aren't the answer for already traumatized skin!
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:05 PM   #24
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My son had it, and we have switched detergents along with his baby wash and lotion.

We use Basic-H from Shaklee (nontoxic, pH balanced all purpose cleaner) and then we switched to one of Shaklee's lotions - with that and the change in detergent (to Basic-L, again, from Shaklee) it takes care of it. I love how soft his skin is now - just like it ought to be :-)
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Old 05-11-2006, 10:04 AM   #25
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My son has it, but we have it all under control now. He finally has beautiful baby skin again! He started to get it at 2 mos old. He is now 8 mos old.
We use frag free detergent. I also HIGHLY RECOMMEND using products with NO PETROLEUM in them. That includes aquaphor (which we did use at first and didn't help). That also includes Aveeno, Eucerin and most other things you find at Target/Walmart. I bought some pure shea butter, jojoba oil, and some EXCELLENT lotion from Shikai and Alba Botanicals. We use nothing with fragrance. If he has a really itchy breakout, I will use some 1% hydrocortisone, but be very careful with that stuff and use sparingly (mix it in with some lotion to dilute). I wouldn't use it at all if I didn't have to. THankfully, now we almost never use it. We also dress him in cotton, especially at night. The key to eczema is to figure out the cause. I was in denial that he had a dairy allergy (I am nursing and did not want to have to cut out all dairy, selfishly). Until we both got super sick in March. I was so dehydrated that I had to go to the ER. My milk supply all but disappeared and, out of desparation, I gave him some formula. He had a horrible reaction. Throwing up, hives from head to toe, swollen lip. Can't deny the cow's milk allergy now! So, I have COMPLETELY eliminated it from my diet and now he is doing GREAT!!! I also gave up all fish, because I suspect a sensitivity to that as well. GOOD LUCK! It's hard to see our little ones suffer. I hope you get it figured out! It's also very helpful to have a supportive Pediatrician that won't try to slather drugs all over baby right away. Our first Pediatrician prescribed Elidil. I never opened the package and never saw that doctor again. There is now an FDA black box warning for Elidil because it may cause skin cancer! Be careful out there!
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Nothing has ever worked for me or DD, we just have to wait for it to go away on its own . We have tried a lot of things but nothing seems to work.
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We found that Nutramigen was causing our little guys rashes as soon as he has a bottle of it he breaks out right away... Also bath him 3 times aweek at the most !!!! Our doc told us that it was form not bathing him so we started giviing he baths everyday and he looked like a fire victim ... Dont ask doc , ask Mamas!!! lol They have no idea .. our doc also gave us the steriod cream and i read the reactions and side effects and decided not to use it !!! Chlorine helps alot as well !!! get that baby swimming !! If you are nursing watch out for peanuts we think that is what started all of our probs to begin with !!
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well a few things have worked for us...for one fish oiks and flax oils taking them in pill form but for younger kids you can give them the oil or chewable gel tabs...also digestive enzymes worked wonders for us..and of course dye free perfume free everything! And I diet change soy, dairy, wheat, dustmites and dander all give taiven eczema...but now he doesnt get it unless he eats dairy but barely even a hint of it beacuse of the digestive enzymes help break down what he is allergic to....I also use the gentl babies cream from baby oregel I think same ones who make cradle cap wash and eczema wash those work wonders and have sort of a menthol feeling which sooths the itch and irritation and sometimes a touch of goldbond powder helps too....Hope that helps!
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my dd had eczema. It was cured by eliminating allergens (we found out she was allergic to soy, nuts & eggs via allergy testing) and simultaneously treating her with homeopathy recommended by a classical homeopath!

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I have a question about eczema.
From everything I have heard baby's have it from birth. Is that always the case? My 2 yr old woke up with patchs on his face this morning. I googled eczema and it really looks like that is what he has. Could he just now be showing symptoms?

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