If you are fighting the eczema monster as we have for almost 4 years, make sure you are seeing a pediatric dermatologist or even just a regular dermatologist. There are so many lotions that can be prescribed to give your precious child relief. They really work and are safe in moderation. Also, if you are using Aquaphor, that is a barrier lotion. We use it 5x a day too, but it really works best after the skin has been given moisture first. So, stick them in the bathtub, let their bodies become raisins, and THEN seal that water in with Aquaphor. But, first, PLEASE go to a dermatologist. It breaks my heart to think about my son's first year of life when I didn't know better (and neither do the pediatricians who say just to wait it out! In the mean time, your child is scratching himself to death!). Also, put a humidifier in their room, DON'T overheat them. ...maybe even put a fan on them for a while. Their skin loves the coolness. If they have a severe reaction all over....put a cool wet cloth on the area, then seal it with Aquaphor again. Also, have them checked for food allergies. Not that food CAUSES the eczema, but they are related enough that you would hate to have a reaction and THEN learn of the allergy! Good luck to you all!!
my 6 mo old has eczema also. we have tried everything out there it seems. he's one that is allergic to just about every lotion even the eucerin, the aquphor is to heavy for his skin and makes him hot which of course breaks him out. i just got my order of california baby super sensitve everday lotion friday and he's not had a reaction to it so far which is the longest he's gone using a lotion. its supposed to be free of the chemicals and fragrances plus free of alot of other allergens. his skin seems to be softer but we'll see in a week how it's working. we go to the dermatologist next month but you all know how it is, he is miserable with all the itching. if anyone wants to try the california baby they have a web site and also target carries it (which then you won't have to pay s&h). so far i really like it. i'm really hoping it works because they also have sun screen which will be a must this summer and if he's allergic to this i don't know what i'll be able to use. i'll let everyone know if it seems to help him or not. good luck everyone!!
I have had eczema and psoriasis all my life and have been to more than 25 dermatologists. I have tried every cream and potion out there, and I have found that white vinegar works the best for me. For a baby I would dilute it to no more than 1/4 cup per gallon of water, dip a cloth in the solution, and wipe baby (be careful not to get it in babies eyes!) then rinse with plain water and moisterize with petroleum jelly. It's also great to use in place of liquid fabric softner. It will remove most of the detergent that is left in fabric, and it will not make the clothes smell like vinegar. Good luck!
My son had it too, all over his face and it wouldn't go away till now. At least 1/2 a year now. First of all we found out that he was allergic to polyester which is was on his growbag and as soon as he started to sweat ie during feeding he would scratch and blood be everywhere. Also we found he was allergic to a few foods as well and handled this too but it did not start to go away till we got colloid silver in a small spray bottle and sprayed him as soon as he scratched. the col. silver acts as a kind of disinfectant so at least we prevent it from re-infecting because we all know babies can't keep their hands clean. He started to scratch less and less and the skin got better and better. it is almost gone and he used to bleed his pillar full; weren't sure he had any blood left.
On the food I now use a special formula that I learn on a course which has been amazing. he sleeps twice as long and his teething has improved from running to the hospital to just crying out a little bit. the site was raiseachild.co.uk where I did the course. I recommend it.
I just posted a reply. I stress the colloid silver. It broke the vicious circle of reinfection. I even spray it in his mouth. It is completely harmless and is used internal as well as external. I should mention we had to spray a lot and been doing it for at least a month before major inroad were made. also I just remembered when you spray it on he starts to scratch but get his attention of it asap.
Food is key and I would see a Naturopath, Nutritionist but go with your instincts. Some are great others are not same with doctors ...
Colloid silver? Isn't that the stuff that made that guy on "Oprah"face and body permantely blue? I'd be cautious of using to much!
Thank you for your reply. Colloidal silver is actually a natural antibiotic and it would not turn someone blue. So you can use it without any worry about it. It is quite harmless. Hope this helps.
My son is now 3 months and he got eczema when he was around a month and a half. The dermatologist prescribed Desonide 0.05% and I was to apply it twice a day. A friend of mines told me that it is really strong and twice a day was too much so I only used it like three times a week. but on the second week of using it I realized that it was burning my baby's skin so I stopped using it. So guys please be careful with what you use or what your Dr. prescribes, because on top of trying to help his eczema now I have to also try to find something to heal his burnt skin. I stop going to the dermatologist and im using home remedies that are working. I only bathe my son in warm water I use no soap because everytime I do his skin breaks out worst. I also use Aveeno eczema care
My son still has patches of eczema at 18 months, and it was horrible when he was an infant. Originally, I used Eucerin, and that seemed to work fairly well. I also used the Aquaphor baby wash, and that helped, too. My ped. did prescribe some light cortisone since it would flare up pretty badly.
My daughter has eczema and we use the aquaphor on her all the time. I just bought from Babies r us, aquaphor body wash, all the other washes seem to make her skin worse, this one is good, the only thing is that it has no scent.