My 5 month old is also suffering from excema and I feel the pain. At one point her cheeks were so bad (raw skin and pussing) that we had to go to the doc. He prescribed an antibiotic and Hydrocortisone 1% (over the counter); the combination worked like a charm. Now we use the Hydorcorisone to maintain her skin from flaring up. (still trying to find a way to do so without having to use the steroid cream - but would much rather use it than see raw skin again!).
I recently discovered that amongst the Asian countries/blogs - Calendula cream seems to be a big hit. I just ordered a bottle and will have to let anyone interested know at a latter time whether it works.
For her dry scaly body - I've found Aveeno Baby Soothing Bath Treatment to work pretty well. Along with the outmeal bath, I add a little olive oil and vinegar into the water (maybe about 1 of tbsp each for small baby bath tub). I think the vinegar kills off some of the germs and the olive oil leaves her skin silky smooth. I thought it was strange at first - but with careful considersation it kind of makes sense... no?
Well I hope some of this was helpful. I eagerly wait for any other remedies/suggestions for our lil ones.
I have found the Cetaphil moisturizing cream to work VERY well for my daughter's eczema patches. We'd been using Aquaphor forever, and it wasn't working at all. I assume the Eucerin cream is very similar. For areas that don't have patches I use the Eucerin lotion, and it works GREAT.
My 6 month old daughter has had eczema since she was born although it didn't get severe until she was about 4 months old. From that time on we have taken her to see our pediatrician and 2 different dermatologists.
We’ve tried over the counter hydrocortisone, 2.5% hydrocortisone, (which both didn’t work) and now we are using fluticasone propionate cream (healed the next day). The problem is, her skin will clear up for a day or two and then out of no where it flares up again. We are very careful in dressing her in cotton only clothing, keeping her room moist with a humidifier, keeping her moisturized with Aveeno Eczema Care Lotion, nails trimmed, introducing foods slowly, and keeping all of her things cleaned and washed with Dreft detergent. I'm even thinking of using filtered water to give her a bath. I'm wondering if our water is too hard for her skin.
I know long term use of the steroid creme is bad, but I honestly don't know what to do anymore. Should I just stop using the medication and let her itch? help...
We do a regimen of baby oil after the bath/before bedtime, and use Burt's Bees Baby Bee Buttermilk Lotion once during the day. Seems to really help. We also like Arbonne Baby Care lotion, but it's harder to get.
I think I already wrote this somewhere, but my brother suggested a cream. It has baby Pooh on the bottle and it says baby eczema cream. He says it is the only thing that worked to clear up his sons eczema. I'll be buying it on payday. It is a bit pricey but well worth it if it clears up those sad little red blotches.
The Aveeno Eczema Care Moisturinzing Cream seemed to be working best so far. It's weird because every morning when she wakes up, her skin is pretty clear (if I put medicine on or not) and I know what you guys are probably thinking...just don't put medicine on if it clears up in the morning. The thing is when I don't put medicine on at nights sometimes she get so incredibly itchy in the middle of the night that she can't sleep. She just starts scratching in her sleep and eventually wakes herself up to scratch as well.
Has anyone ever tried using fluticasone propionate cream? If and when I use it, I use very very little. But I have been using it every other day for about 3 weeks now. Should I continue?
My poor baby is suffering. My daughter is 5 mos old and has been suffering from eczema for two months. It just seems to get worse. My ped. suggested eucerin, which I use religiously!! I have used Aveeno, Gentle Naturals, and soy formula. Tonight, she was screaming before bed and finally cried herself to sleep. I live in a remote area where the only dermatologist has a 6 mo. waiting list for new patients, I can't wait that long... Any suggestions??
so do i use that eucerin on his face?
well I know the best thing I ever found is the baby eczema cream by disney gentle naturals. It is awesome, .. with in minutes I can see a difference in the redness as it sooths. It is the only one he doesn't cry about when i put it on his face.
I've heard good things about the Aveeno cream, too...
And, yes, you can use the Eucerin on his face. I've been rubbing the Cetaphil cream into my daughter's face, and I haven't seen any problems. The only thing I've been told be careful about is cortisone type creams...it nixes the skin's elasticity, and they'll have a "wrinkle" there later.