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My little boy (11 months) has severe eczema on his face (and over the body). He scratches his face a lot over night, which makes it sore and weepy. We are treating his skin with Pau D'Arco moisturizing lotion and sometimes Cortizone cream when eczema gets really bad. Does anybody know how to help him not to scratch his face? We have sewn a pair of soft mittens on his pyjamas, but still the rubbing slows down the curing of the eczema and his face is all weepy in the morning. Does anyone know the good way to treat weeping skin – any thoughts on face bandages, plus how do you stop the infections from happening?
Thanks in advance!
I find weeping eczema responds well with Hydrazole - cortisone and antifungal.
Don't know how face bandages would work? Have you looked into what is causing it (triggers)?
Best of luck
I just noticed that you hadn't had many replies - sorry!
How hot is it where you are at night? I find that sometimes we have to use the air con, because I don't like the temp getting above 23 at night and because we put DD in a full bodysuit to sleep, I worry she'll get hot and that will make her skin worse. If it is hot and you use air con in the bedroom, make sure you hang a wet hand towel or cloth nappy in the room somewhere - it will stop the air from drying out too much, or use a little sprayer to spray some water on his pjs to damp them down a bit.
The other thing that I find really useful is on DD's worst bits, I put Dermaveen bath oil with collodial oatmeal on and rub it gently in to the skin before I bath her - it seems to really soften up the dry bits, then I coat her with a dollop of the QV intensive. It is greasy and will eventually wreck the pjs, but probably not before she grows out of them.
Good luck - its so heartbreaking when they scratch. DD literally tears at her hands when shes sick or overtired now, as it has become such a habit for her.
Oh, the other thing I do is file her nails, rather than cutting them - it smooths the edges, I can get them much shorter than cutting alone and there are no little sharp bits at the edges for her to do herself any damage.
I use Pinetarsol, today we got the bath oil instead of the liquid and it's heaps better.
Also the arm bandages, a bandage tube that you cut to fit bubbys arms or legs, this stops the clothes sticking to the weeping skin.
Aqueous cream or olive il is what works for DS, have you switched to a low irritant laundry liquid and cleaning products?
Also, another thing, changing the bedding/washing out the pram and carseat gets rid of all the flaked off skin, so you begin to stop the cycle of flaked off skin attracting more and more dustmites.
I change his bedding every second day, and wash out his pram and carseat every week.
That's all I can think of atm, I'll try and get back on with some more stuff. :)
I had some sort of rash while I was pregnant, and was told to use Pinetarsol on it. It helped with the itching, but made the rash spread because pinetarsol dries out the skin. This might make the eczema worse on bub?
I use Hydrozole on bub for her weepy skin she had under her arms. Worked like a charm!
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