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    My DS eczema has flared up really badly. I found some info on the web about wet wrapping.

    Interested to know if anyone does this, what product you use and how long it takes to work and how often you do it.
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    Anyone?

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    Hi - I haven't done this but I have been given instructions on it from the childrens in melbourne - here is a link:
    http://cms1.rch.org.au/rchcpg/hospit...ma_management/

    Basically you buy elasticated tubing and wet it and put it on underneath clothes.

    Have you seen a dr? We find elocon works really well during flare ups..

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    Thanks. Dr just said to use steroid cream but i want to see if any thing else can work as i don't like putting it on him all the time. On wait list to see dermatologist but in the mean time his needs something as he is covered from head to toe at the moment. Its never been this bad before

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    Elecon is amazing!!! I suffered for years now mine is gone!!!

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    What is it?

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    We have just been to a specialist and the advice is not to 'use sparingly' when getting it under control - it's really important during a flare up that it is managed otherwise it can become infected which can lead to more serious illness. The use of steroid cream is less of a worry than eczema becoming infected.

    Our paed specifically told us not to worry about using steroid cream and that parents are overly concerned with it's use. I took his advice and applied fairly liberally to get it under control for 2 days, this worked really well and my DS wasn't constantly itchy and uncomfortable.

    Which steroid cream do you have?

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    If you're using over the counter steroid cream then I really would apply it - it's not very strong at all and really helps with the itch, there is no harm in applying this to a flare up - there is more harm in not managing the flare up. Elocon is much stronger and prescription only, our paed still specified not to use too sparingly when managing a flare up.

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    The paed we saw said that the "new" steroid creams don't thin the skin etc and so you don't need to be concerned about using them to get the eczema under control.

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    We have been prescribed advantan. I have used it before but it just seems to come back even worse.


 

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