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    Default eczema treatment

    how bad is your childs eczema and what treatments are you using?

    Also has anyone ever seen Emma King at RCH?

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    Default Re: eczema treatment

    Not very bad but covered her back and legs.
    I used:
    QV bath oil
    Hydrozole
    Skin deep goats milk shower and bath foam
    Skin deep goats milk moisturiser

    I highly recommend the skin deep goats milk products, just as many chemicals in it but it works and we haven't had an issue at all!

    Goodluck


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    My DS did have very bad eczema for a little while until we found out he had a milk allergy.

    He now has soy formula and we have seen an incredible difference.

    It tried so many things before we knew. We eventually got a prescription of novasone - worked wonders! Now we only need to use it when he get a little patch, I use a small amount straight away. He is also covered head to toe with sorbolene every bath, we use QV in the bath.

    The most important thing with eczema is to fix the outbreak asap, if it is weepy then it if infected.

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    Im getting frustrated with this eczema. DS has it head to toe now and the dr is really no help only told me to use 0.5% cortisone which does nothing and the next week he said it was looking better (it was weepy and crusted) We use bath oil and demeze which does nothing and I have cut out dairy, soy and stick to eczema safe vegetables and boring food.
    Just spend $200 at a natural dermatology clinic and the patch test has made his cheek go worse and weepy but his leg looking ok.

    Im over it. We also went to a pedi who just talked about diet and said use the cortisone.

    The poor kid scratches like crazy on anything he can reach. Atleast the upside he is so strong from being so wiggly trying to scratch but I feel for him and dont really know how to tackle it we have tried so many creams etc.

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    Default eczema treatment

    DD2 gets eczema but doesnt sound quite as bad as some of the posters above.

    We change up her moisturisers regularly as her skin seems to become used to them and then they dont work as good.

    Ive been using coconut oil in the bath (asian health food section of woolies) and that seems to be helping hydrate her skin at the moment (cheap option too).

    Im taking her to GP on tues to get more cream prescriptions and discuss allergy testing.

    What size tubes are you all getting prescribed for flare ups? The tubes we've been getting are so tiny (similar size to bonjella tube) that when she has a flare up we're using the whole tube in 2 applications

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    Default Re: eczema treatment

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    Over the counter (no prescription)
    Works wonders for us.

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    Default eczema treatment

    DS has just finished his 2nd course of antibiotics for a staph-infected eczema.
    For him we are bathing daily in Oilatum plus which has an antibacterial in it. We moisturise twice daily with aveeno baby after trying some samples from his dermatologist (prior we were using sorbolene which just wasn't cutting it), and twice daily application of sigmacort on his face and advantan fatty ointment on his body on a (max) 10 day on, 4 day off cycle. He's only 12 months, so I haven't tried wet wraps yet and haven't tried bleach baths either. a couple of weeks ago he had 3 days of antihistamines and oral steroids because his eyes were almost swollen shut.
    DD is bathed every second day in alpha Keri oil, and we use the alpha Keri cleanser on her skin and moogoo shampoo and conditioner. She uses sorbolene to moisturise and advantan ointment on her body, Elidel on her face. Wet wrapping works well on her for calming really bad flare ups. We also give her vallergan to help her sleep if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma1234 View Post
    Im getting frustrated with this eczema. DS has it head to toe now and the dr is really no help only told me to use 0.5% cortisone which does nothing and the next week he said it was looking better (it was weepy and crusted) We use bath oil and demeze which does nothing and I have cut out dairy, soy and stick to eczema safe vegetables and boring food.
    Just spend $200 at a natural dermatology clinic and the patch test has made his cheek go worse and weepy but his leg looking ok.

    Im over it. We also went to a pedi who just talked about diet and said use the cortisone.

    The poor kid scratches like crazy on anything he can reach. Atleast the upside he is so strong from being so wiggly trying to scratch but I feel for him and dont really know how to tackle it we have tried so many creams etc.
    Go to another dr. Weepy and crusted is signs of an infection. This can lead to bigger problems and as PP mentioned things like staph.

    Is your DS losing weight? This is a big problem with chronic eczema. My DS dropped from the 98th to the 50th percentile in a very short space of time, had weepy eczema everywhere and was fast tracked within 4 days to an paediatric allergy specialist.

    The .05 cream stops working after a while - it sounds like you need novalone - this is a high cortisone cream which breaks the eczema cycle - apply it over several days and don't be scared of the hype to use is sparingly - in an eczema out break you need to be a bit more liberal. I would be covering him with redwin sorbolene only and getting prescription for a stronger cream and also getting him allergy tested.

    These things combined have changed our lives

    Forgot to mention the zyrtec - this was used during an outbreak as well.
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    Have you tried Caroline's Cream by any chance? My son gets really bad dry skin on and off. Last time he got it so bad it was red and raised after a bath/shower and would itch so bad. I finally got some carolines bath wash and cream and it seriously was nearly gone after two days.

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    Default Re: eczema treatment

    hes not losing weight. he is 98th percentile.
    The pedi said it was starting to get staph and gave him antibiotics which he spat out despite trying several different ways of administering. I tried calling her but they just wanted me to wait weeks for another appt. so went back to gp who didnt think it was infected. im going to book in with another dr.

    Is 1% ok to use on the face? also do I use it on his whole body?

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