My baby nephew who is 5 months old has really bad Eczema on his face. Is there any thing to stop it? Creams ?
Hey Newbie love, I wrote this same reply to Beauty and Brains in a different thread so I just coipied and pasted it.My brother had terrible eczema all over his body. My mother gave him goats milk and goats cheese instead of cows milk and cheese. Also sugar seemed to trigger it as well. We also lived near the beach and she took him to paddle almost every day (even though it stung the fun he had masked the stinging).There are creams a lot have cortisone in them which isn't that good for your baby but I am sure there are other creams out here now. I know it must be hard enough looking after a baby without the extra problems that go along with it. Good luck Newbie lover.
hi Newbie lover,
if you check the topics a few down you will find a couple of threads on eczema with quite a few responses. you should get some helpful info from them. or you can type in the search in posts box 'eczema' and it will bring up all posts, click on the one that looks right and it takes you right to the thread.
My baby (now 2 years old) suffered with eczema as well and still gets litlle outbreaks if I'm not careful. I avoid using any harsh washing agents or petroleum based baby products. I wash his clothes in Purity Laundry liquid and Purity fabric softener which are suphate and enzyme free. In his bath i use Keri wash and keri oil and wash his hair with Akin products which are free from all the nasties such as parabens. I also smother him in Keri lotion after his bath. I saw an interview with a female dermatologist who said that eczema is treated the wrong way around. She was saying that the way to prevent it or limit it as much as possible is to keep the skin as well moisturised and supple as possible as it is the skin cracking which then leave it open to infection and eczemea not the other way around. Basically giving cortisone creams is trying to lock the stable door after the horse has already bolted. Ever since I strated following her advice he has had very few problems (usually if I've missed a spot with the cream)
I also switched him to A2 milk when he went onto cow's milk as the eczema became worse at that time in spite of all the other things I was doing. Hope that's helpful.
I always used sorbolene with a few drops of olive oil in it helped. I would see a doc though. Something to keep in mind for when he is older is that different foods made my daughter's exzema worse.... e.g. strawberries, citrus fruits. Also, nylon in clothes...
I use for my 4 year old and my 2 yr old this stuff called coconut silk eczema relief cream it smells great and has stopped their flare up
its made from bella natural skin care
web address is www.bellanaturalskincare.com.au The company is based in SA but its really the best thing I have used for my kids
Emu oil products are great for exzema relief
My 10 month old son started to get eczema at about 4 months of age - worse part on his face. Numerous GP visits and Dermatologists visits we still have to work at the problem. One thing I have to stress is that people will give you all sorts of different advice but different things seem to work on different people. I tried everything from goats milk soap to every sort of cream under the sun. I also think that some of the prescription creams are frowned upon maybe a little too much - I have had two dermatologists tell me that these creams are only a problem in high doses and when used for a long period of time. If you use it sparingly under doctors guidleines and it helps relieve your childs symptoms when everything else has failed then I think it's ok. My sons ezcema on his face has been infected a few times - its heartbreaking to see his face in the morning sometimes, so dry and inflamed.
We are finally getting on top of my sons ezcema using the following:
Hydraderm moisturiser over his body day and night
Dermeze moisturiser on his face day and night
Advantan Fatty Ointment (prescribed by our Dermatologist) sparingly and only when it flares up
Your nephew should definitely go to the doctors.
It's so true that some things work and some don't. It's also really annoying cause you can spend a fortune on products. My bubs is 2 now and got his first eczema breakouts at around 2 months. Face and torso mainly. Hereditary of course! I visited my dermatologist and she gave me two creams to use. One is called Advantan. Which is a mild but still a steroid cream and is to be used within specified limits. The other is Elidel which is a non-steroid cream. Both work fine. But I have to say that after finding GAIA products and using them at bathtime, I no longer need to use these creams. Nope not at all! I haven't used them for over 6 months now. I use the GAIA shampoo and body wash for his bath and the moisturiser all over his body afterwards. They are organic products, smell divine and cost around $10 per bottle but last a fair while. I thought because they smelt so good they would worsen the eczema but they don't. You can pick them up from most chemists and my local Safeway now sells them too. Check out their website too. Hope this helps!
There are a lot of excellent products available to help ease and even prevent eczema I have included a website that has a lot of them. I used to bath my little boy using a couple of drops of olive oil. I also used Miessence body wash (regular range not baby range) for hair, skin and bubble bath and there was never a problem with his skin, I used to get compliments on how clear it was. http://www.naturallysafe.com.au/ProductList/C63,96/Men%27s+%26+Babies
some forms of eczema cannot be avoided... as a long sufferer i know this....
i get it badly on hot days and all i can do is put on the prescribed cream and try not to scratch!
My 4yo and 2 yo boys get eczema too. I've tried altering their diet, which made no difference and I've tried various creams and lotions which aslo made no difference. The only thing that has helped them is my making sure I am careful with washing powders (if they are having a particularly bad flare up, I use Amolin Sensitive liquid), use only sorbeline cream in the bath and again to moisturise them after and any patches that start showing up, I hit with cortisone cream straight away until its gone. My boys dont seem to get it on their faces but a g/f's son does and her Dr told her the only worthwhile treatment is a cortisone. The face is subjected to a lot of extra moisture and if it's not treated effectively can become cracked and infected.
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