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    Default Eczema and babies

    Discovered dd4 (5.5 months) has eczema, the worst is on her arms and face. Ive seen coconut oil in the bath can help with it, has anyone tried it?

    Also, I wash her clothes with ours, should I start using a different product to wash her stuff with?

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    Yes, use a sensitive washing liquid (not powder).

    Go to the GP to get a steroid cream for her.
    Also a nice thick ointment like Dermeze is great to keep some moisture in.

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    Want to avoid steriod creams and stuff if I can, will try more natural things first. Its fairly mild I think (compared to what ive seen on friends kids anyway).

    The dr wasnt very helpful. Is it something she will grow out of?



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    As for food- she is only on formula at this stage, could the formula have an impact on it? She is in S26 (normal, not the gold), and has been since 3 days old.

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    Haha well theres every chance she will be cursed with dodgy skin one way or another- me, my mum, my nan and my great nan all have very dodgy skin lol

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    Don't bathe her every day- it can dry out the skin, after each bath slather her in sorbolene, use a liquid detergent for sensitive skin.
    I would keep a food diary when you introduce food to monitor for allergies.
    I understand not wanting to use steroids but sometimes you have no choice.

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    Sorbelene, sorbelene, sorbelene.

    Use QV oil in the bath, then there's QV flare up bath oil for when it's bad. Both are very gentle on skin.

    Did bub have eczema before going on formula? If so it could be an allergy to anything from your diet prior.

    Also Zyrtec children's drops can help, offer it daily just like you might take a Zyrtec tablet.

    I'd try all of those before steroid cream.

    Perhaps a referral to skin prick / allergy testing too.


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    Sorbelene, sorbelene, sorbelene.

    Use QV oil in the bath, then there's QV flare up bath oil for when it's bad. Both are very gentle on skin.

    Did bub have eczema before going on formula? If so it could be an allergy to anything from your diet prior.

    Also Zyrtec children's drops can help, offer it daily just like you might take a Zyrtec tablet.

    I'd try all of those before steroid cream.

    Perhaps a referral to skin prick / allergy testing too.


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    She has been on formula since 3 days old, she always had dry skin but I noticed it really started to flare up when she was a few months old (which was also during winter) and its just gotten worse as she has gotten a bit older.

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    Dd3 has mild eczema we bath her in baby oil and I use a goats milk body wash.
    I notice being in the grass and sand flares it up the most .
    As for washing her clothes we just washing them with ours using the same washing powder we use

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    DS2 had/has eczema all over his body. We tried every potion and lotion on the market and nothing worked and we really didn't want to use a steroid cream. The pharmacist got to know us pretty well and when they got the mustella products in the put a few samples side for us because the bottles are expensive and we used the soap and shampoo followed by the steriopa (their eczema cream) and once that had dried we put the normal moisturiser on him. By the morning the eczema was all but gone so we now continue to use it, although once we forgot to buy more and with in a few days it came back but disappeared again straight after starting again.

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