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    Default Toddler eczema

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    My toddler has bad eczema on his behind and it's getting worse. I took him out of nappies incase that was making it worse. He improved for a week or two but it's flared up again. His constant scratching is making it bleed I use coconut oil on it but was only putting it on at night so will amp that up. We use a soap free no chemical bath wash and only use a little. I did read somewhere that oats in a stocking while he baths is good but wasn't sure if I had to use fresh oats every bath or could I reuse it a couple of times? Has anyone got a product that they recommend? Preferably natural products Or dietary advice that could help. It's really causing him pain and I don't want to keep using the steroid cream the doc gave as he said to only use it for a week
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    Use the steroid cream. Use it several times a day, and moisturise several times more. Use the steroid cream until his skin is back to normal, and then just keep up with the moisturiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maco View Post
    Hi all
    My toddler has bad eczema on his behind and it's getting worse. I took him out of nappies invade that was making it worse. He improved for a week or two but it's flared up again. His constant scratching is making it bleed I use coconut oil on it but was only putting it on at night so will amp that up. We use a soap free no chemical bath wash and only use a little. I did read somewhere that oats in a stocking while he baths is good but wasn't sure if I had to use fresh oats every bath or could I reuse it a couple of times? Has anyone got a product that they recommend? Preferably natural products Or dietary advice that could help. It's really causing him pain and I don't want to keep using the steroid cream the doc gave as he said to only use it for a week
    Thanks!
    Go to a dermatologist... We spent 18 months trying to get rid of DS' eczema & within the week of seeing the dermatologist it was gone... We tried every single natural remedy their was, it only ever maintained it, never got rid of it... I've just taken DD to one & hers is almost gone aswell, less than a week of treatment... Seriously if it's causing him pain get it sorted once & for all. Also GP's & pharmacists will tell you to use cortisone sparingly, not the same message you get from dermatologist, both have told me that you have to use for 3 years continuous multiple times a day before you get side effect so to use it like they are about to swim the English Channel :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Use the steroid cream. Use it several times a day, and moisturise several times more. Use the steroid cream until his skin is back to normal, and then just keep up with the moisturiser.
    This. All recommendations from our eczema specialist paediatrician is to avoid anything natural.

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    Use the steroid cream. I swear by ours!
    Sometimes natural doesn't cut it or makes it worse which is often the case with eczema.

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    Oh wow ok! The gp freaked me out by telling me to only use a tiny bit for 7 days then stop. Will be putting it on first thing tomorrow morning and during the day.
    Any recommendations for the moisturiser for after?
    Thanks so much for your advice, I've never dealt with eczema so have no clue

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    Quote Originally Posted by maco View Post
    Oh wow ok! The gp freaked me out by telling me to only use a tiny bit for 7 days then stop. Will be putting it on first thing tomorrow morning and during the day.
    Any recommendations for the moisturiser for after?
    Thanks so much for your advice, I've never dealt with eczema so have no clue
    Yep GPs will tell you that. Skin specialists will tell you to use it a lot! For a moisturiser, our specialist recommends Dermeze, it's a fatty ointment in a big tub. It really really helps to keep the skin supple.

    Edit- also, forget about using steroid creams 'sparingly'. Use as much as you need to cover the area.

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    We use qv cream which works well for us but dermeeze is great too.

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    Yep these natural products are not good for kids with eczema as they have allegines in them (I think that's what they are).
    Best to use Cetaphil thick moisturiser and advantan (steroid cream). QV bath oil is the best and use the Qv gentle wash too.
    As pp said, you need to see a specialist to get the best results.
    Also, no wipes. Use some home made ones with cloth and water.

    The itch can make it harder for them to sleep so get it sorted ASAP.

    Good luck!

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    Oh, and only use the steroid cream until it goes. Don't keep using it. Keep up the moisturiser every day with every nappy change (thickly all over the body).


 

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