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    Any suggestions on treating eczema for a baby? Pharmacist suggested Moo Goo but doesnt seem to be getting on top of it.

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    Probiotics... Lots of research linking eczema to gut bugs. A good brand is the Bioceuticals Baby Biotics. It's kept refrigerated. A small amount in with the bottle (or on a wet finger if breastfed). I swear my DS has a flare up a week after I run out of it!!

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    Default Eczema on baby

    You can buy baby biotics. Can be put into the bottle like pp said but if breastfed, taking them yourself will be beneficial for bub.

    I tried moo goo and it didn't work for us but Caroline's cream for eczema and psoriasis did. It's all about finding out the trigger and treatments that work for you.

    I used no soaps, only a tied off sock of rolled oats in the bath and 4 x daily coatings of Caroline's cream.

    I eventually found that something in earth choice washing powder was triggering my DS.

    But def pro biotics, they are beneficial always.

    Good luck.

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    Ok thanks ladies!
    Hopefully your suggestions do the trick

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    Get a referral to a dermatologist & get it sorted, we tried for 18 months to clear up DS' eczema on our own, saw a specialist & within the week he had beautiful clear skin again... Wish I'd done it earlier!

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    Yep have made an appointment for the gp next week. So hopefully get on top of it all asap.

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    I use Cetaphil bath wash and creamy moisturiser on my bub and this works wonders. It does tend to flare up in the drier weather but moisturising his skin more regularly seems to help.

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    I used Dexerm (a non steroidal eczema cream, over the counter) and also a prescription steroid cream (DermAid) from the Paed. My baby was 2 months at the time. Eczema was on her face. Steroidal one worked incredibly quickly. The Dermaid worked slightly slower. Also used plain airborne with them both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkers View Post
    Any suggestions on treating eczema for a baby? Pharmacist suggested Moo Goo but doesnt seem to be getting on top of it.
    Definitely use cetaphil in the tub. It's really thick. It's the best. I've tried everything including moo goo. Use it at every happy change. If that doesn't work you might need some steroid cream or bleach baths.
    Bath in QV bath oil too.

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    My bub had really bad eczema when a bub...he was covered head to toe. i found most products including qv caused flare ups. I also use a stocking with rolled oats in the bath and nothing else. Now that its under control i use aveeno moisturising cream daily (will have to start doing it twice daily now we have the heaters on every now and then). I was able to get dermaid over the counter. it works when i have the flare ups under control but if he has a flare up i have to use elocon or stigmacort initially to control it then i use dermaid (i dont like to use elocon for too long as its a strong cream). keep skin well moisturised.


 

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