+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 25
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    Thanks
    894
    Thanked
    3,218
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I've never been able to bath my kids every day, dries them out too much.

    I use Advantan sometimes, it is very good, but it is very strong and should only be used for a week at a time.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to CMF For This Useful Post:

    lilrussell  (26-08-2012)

  3. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,764
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked
    465
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Eczema and Products

    My DD has been using advantan to manage her eczema for close to 4 years. We rarely have to use it now, but it works quickly when we do.
    We moisturise regularly with plain sorbolene. I think the daily baths would be recommended to make sure there are no traces of urine irritating the skin since the eczema is in the nappy area. My DD has short showers or bath with alpha keri oil and cleanser every couple of days. We've also been recently told to try bleach baths.
    Good luck- hope it learns quickly.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Sub Rosa For This Useful Post:

    lilrussell  (26-08-2012)

  5. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    140
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    27
    Reviews
    0

    Default Re: Eczema and Products

    My DS goes off to day care with his cloth nappies and flannel wipes. If you took some flannels along with a wet bag or even just a plastic bag and asked daycare to use them I am sure they wouldn't mind.
    Huggies are full of chemicals, I wouldn't use then.

    Me & DH +
    DS 2
    DD

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to cookiedough For This Useful Post:

    lilrussell  (26-08-2012)

  7. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    2,129
    Thanks
    5,082
    Thanked
    1,220
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Re: Eczema and Products

    I use zinc and caster oil on nappy rash and mild eczema on my DD. It clears up nappy rash really quickly and keeps her eczema under control. The eczema all but disappears until she has a bath and it's irritated again. It seems to help with itching, we apply it a few times throughout the day. It's cheap compared to other eczema specific creams.

  8. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    206
    Thanks
    81
    Thanked
    19
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    I've never been able to bath my kids every day, dries them out too much.

    I use Advantan sometimes, it is very good, but it is very strong and should only be used for a week at a time.
    Thanks CMF. The dermatologist said to use it once every night until it clears up so whether that takes a couple of days or weeks.

  9. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    206
    Thanks
    81
    Thanked
    19
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by cookiedough View Post
    My DS goes off to day care with his cloth nappies and flannel wipes. If you took some flannels along with a wet bag or even just a plastic bag and asked daycare to use them I am sure they wouldn't mind.
    Huggies are full of chemicals, I wouldn't use then.

    Me & DH +
    DS 2
    DD
    Thats a great idea thanks Cookiedough I'll try some flannel wipes. I've always used disposable nappies and want to try to toilet train soon but my DS isn't that interested yet he's 20 months old. Should I change him to cloth nappies until he is toilet trained?

  10. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    206
    Thanks
    81
    Thanked
    19
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Stiflers Mom View Post
    I use zinc and caster oil on nappy rash and mild eczema on my DD. It clears up nappy rash really quickly and keeps her eczema under control. The eczema all but disappears until she has a bath and it's irritated again. It seems to help with itching, we apply it a few times throughout the day. It's cheap compared to other eczema specific creams.
    Thanks Stiflers Mom. Do you make the zinc and castor oil paste yourself or get it from a chemist? I'm not sure if I'll be able to get it where I live from the chemists, I'm going to make some calls tomorrow to find out.

  11. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    2,129
    Thanks
    5,082
    Thanked
    1,220
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Re: Eczema and Products

    It's at most chemists, in the nappy cream area. Some chemists make their own version. Something like this one.

    http://shop.priceline.com.au/mother-...-cream?p=38083

    My DD only has a small patch inside each elbow and it really helps.

  12. #19
    Theophania's Avatar
    Theophania is offline 'see what had happened was..there were these three ninjas and a blue monkey and well it really wasn't my fault..'
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    3,075
    Thanks
    819
    Thanked
    832
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Hi OP, my DS suffers with eczema all over his body. His main areas though are in his elbows, under arms and behind his legs but recently had a bad outbreak and his whole body was sore and itchy and irritated. I was prescribed the ointment from my doc but everyone I spoke to (including other eczema sufferers) told me to try and avoid the steroid ointments because everytime you use them they break down their little skin. So I tried a heap of different natural creams etc and eventually I found that bathing him in the QV flare up bath oil stops the water from causing him discomfort and also leaves him moisturized, then we used an amazing product on his skin called Grahams Naturals, it cleared his flare up so quickly and once all the pimples and rash dissapeard we switched to using paw paw ointment and sorbolene and (touch wood) his skin has been clear since then, and I am so glad I was able to get it sorted without using harsh chemicals on his skin.

    Good luck OP eczema is a terrible thing to deal with in kiddies, so sad to see them in distress.

    Oh and just wanted to add I have also taken DS off any cows milk products, switched to a natural tooth paste, switched to a sensitive washing piquid for his clothes and stopped using any chemicals in our house (I use Norwex products which are all natural and chemical free). I think that all helped alot as well.
    Last edited by Theophania; 26-08-2012 at 10:52.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Theophania For This Useful Post:

    lilrussell  (26-08-2012)

  14. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    206
    Thanks
    81
    Thanked
    19
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Stiflers Mom View Post
    It's at most chemists, in the nappy cream area. Some chemists make their own version. Something like this one.

    http://shop.priceline.com.au/mother-...-cream?p=38083

    My DD only has a small patch inside each elbow and it really helps.
    Thanks Stiflers Mom, the dermatologist said to get it made as the ones in store will just rub off once the nappy is put on.

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to lilrussell For This Useful Post:

    Stiflers Mom  (26-08-2012)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Eczema help
    By Emma1234 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21-10-2012, 07:26
  2. Little Man with Eczema... HELP!
    By han23 in forum Dry Skin and Eczema
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-02-2012, 17:09
  3. Little Man with Eczema... HELP!
    By han23 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-01-2012, 13:05

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Nice Pak Products
Australian Made and Owned. The Baby U Goat Milk Skincare range is enriched with soothing goats milk sourced from country, Victoria. Goat's milk has a pH level close to that of our own skin and contains natural sources of amino acids and vitamins.
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Hunter Women's Health Centre
Hunter Women’s Health Centre care for women of all ages, in the full spectrum of their gynaecologic and obstetric health.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!