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I have a 5 month old gorgeous little girl who suffers from quite severe eczema. We've tried so many different products to control it with little success. My question is - How long do you give each product to work, and when do you just say that's enough, no more?? We just keep getting recommended different things by everyone, and I'm sure there has to be our "miracle cream" out there, but I don't want to spend thousands and I'm just over trying different things.
So far Elidel seems to work to contrl the flare ups (although she's teething at the moment and is flaring everywhere), and Hydraderm is OK as our moisturiser, though not great. We're now giving DermaVeen Eczema cream a go. We've just switched to Pinetarsol in the bath to help her itch, but were using Hamilton bath oil prior to that. We use Advantan 3 times a week on her really bad patch under her chin (which will never go away as long as she drools as much as she is).
It's never ending isn't it!
its so hard with excema seems that there are so many things out there to use and its a case of finding what works for you!
We have been using ecolin creme, (prescription) on dd and both ds, dd has it that bad i have to do the cold wraps on her! We also use QV in the bath and the qv moisterirser as well! I found that when i was advised to do the cold wraps it worked in a case of 48 hours so i would say try things for a couple of days and see how things go. Pretty much when washing her clothes i use barely any detergent as well either just a tiny amount and make sure its rinsed really well to!
Have you been to your gp to see if they can give something to give it a kick, i cant stand using the ecolin but sadly its the only thing that works and this time of the year is shocking! I would rather treat her for two days opposed to spend two weeks trying to clear it up :) We also use a layer of zinc creme over her ecolin when doing the cold wraps seems to help it soak in more :)
I'm going through the same thing I've tried Keri oil,lotion and wash with no luck I've tried the calandulas plus cream and oil that was advertised on today tonight that stuff is shocking it made DD worse than ever I really dont want to use prescritption cream on her but I think that is my next step I also tried paw paw ointment doesnt help either
I have some pinetarsol I might give that a go tonight as DD has a very red weepy spot on her shoulder and It breaks my heart watching her scratch the **** out of her skin :crying: I just wish there was a cure for this stupid condition I hate it I am also going to start using cocnut oil -from health food store its quite expensive but I have been told its great you can put some in bubs food in the bath and directly on the skin so if it works I will let everyone know
I use Hamilton Bath Oil for bathing, steroid creams for the bad bits and Dermeze or plain QV Cream for all over body moisturising.
I tried everything until I took her to the dermatologist and got the prescription cream. Nothing else worked as good and I saw a huge difference after 24 hours of applying.
I have heard that the natural products or ones from the chemist shelf should be trialled for quite a few weeks before seeing a result (4-12). I have tried many and the point of termination for me was when my DS became worse. Often this would only be 3 days. I would then return to 1% hydrocortisone to control the flare up.
I personally believe that there is no 'miracle' cream. The creams do very little and only work in very mild cases like when it is just starting to appear or for maintenance in between using hyrdrocortisone. Even the hydrocortisone just masks the underlying problem.
Perhaps you need to look for food or environmental allergies and eliminate them.
You could also try taking supplements if you are breastfeeding or giving supplements to your child such as essential fatty acids (evening primrose, flax seed) and a pro-biotic. These have been studied and have promising results for reducing eczema. Even these take time to work (4-12 weeks). But better to get to the root of the problem I think.
Best of luck
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