I believe dairy is one of the main causes, it might be worth avoiding it, poor little thing!
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05-12-2013 18:57 #11
05-12-2013 18:57 #12Senior Member
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I'm not sure where you are located but your local children's hospital might have an excema clinic you can seek a referral to. I'm in Melbourne and took ds at about 4 months to the clinic at the royal children's and they were wonderful. Gave me great advice re treatment (& like PP's they recommend using lots of strong ointment to get it under control) as well as educating you on the triggers. The most common trigger for excema is heat - so my son often looks like he's wearing hardly any
clothes (never a singlet!) but it absolutely works for him (& he's never cold... )
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05-12-2013 19:24 #13
My 9mth old has just been diagnosed with eczema and it's on her face and neck quite badly. I've just started using MooGoo eczema and psoriasis cream and it's made a massive difference on 24hrs. She's stopped scratching at it and it has taken a lot of the redness away. Highly recommend it. It's all natural as well
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29-12-2013 19:31 #14
My 4month old has had an angry, itchy rash under his neck for weeks. I've tried a few different creams to no avail and am now trying sudocream. I put it on every nappy change and I use pawpaw ointment if I'm out (recommended by a nurse), I'll let you know how I go. I feel like I'm fighting a loosing battle though because he dribbles and blows raspberries a lot and the only time his neck rolls see the light of day is when he's having tummy time..and he hates tummy time! And to make matters worse, he has recently worked out how to scratch it. We've had off and on eczema problems since birth (including cradle cap) and he is also extremely prone to heatrash so I feel your pain. There's never been a time when I haven't worried about his sensitive skin.
The paed said if it hasn't cleared up in a few weeks to get some cortisone cream but I read that if you use it too much it can scar, has anyone experienced this?
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30-12-2013 16:22 #17
Have you tried baths with Apple cider vinegar? I can't speak to the suitability with use in babies, but since being pregnant, ive had horrible eczema on my feet, nothing worked, steroid cream, fungal creams, oatmeal, any of the eczema washes and creams.
I started soaking my feet every night in cold water with apple cider vinegar added, and honestly by the next day there was such an improvement. I've continued to do it and will rub in moisturiser afterwards, the skin is healing and no new "sores" have come up.
Might be worth a try?
30-12-2013 18:59 #18
I don't really have advice as I'm new to the whole eczema thing too. My DS is almost 6 mths and has eczema. It was particularly horrible at 4 mths but has settled now. I've found that stress is a major trigger for him. He has reflux and it flared at 4 mths. We've since moved to a prescription formula as he also has CMPI and new reflux meds. Have you tried to work out what triggers your son?
We use Dermaveen bath oil in the bath and I apply Aveeno Baby moisturiser liberally at each nappy change. He's teething ATM and Sudocream really helps the dribble rash.
30-12-2013 19:30 #19
Has anyone tried Caroline's cream. It's a natural product. I've used it with my 6 month old who has also cmpi and I've eliminated dairy from my diet as well as eggs which got it under control quickly plus bathing him in qv kids and applying the Caroline's cream.
30-12-2013 21:45 #20
Hi kaolo I thought I'd come back to this post now it's been a few weeks later. I've taken on board some of the suggestions made by others on the thread and this is what is working for my DS:- His skin is sooo much better but still red some times under his chin/neck with dribble. However I can see an improvement occurring mostly because DS is rolling onto his tummy a lot therefore neck has more air exposure .
I'm still using the sigmacort cortisone cream when his neck is very red- the doc said it's safe enough to use frequently as needed. The moogoo eczema cream seems to work too for eczema spots.
I moisturise his whole body in pure sorbolene 3xday. Leaves his skin nice and soft.
Under his chin I rub demaveze ointment which acts as a protective barrier but Dr said Vaseline does the same thing.
I bathe him with rolled oats in a stocking or qV oil and I've started taking eczema shield probiotics to pass it on in the BF.
It's a bit of trial and error finding what works. Good luck.
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