A good strong steroid ointment, applied a few times a day. Just get it over and done with, dragging it out with natural therapies is futile.
And Dermeze barrier cream as a moisturiser.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 11 to 15 of 15
15-05-2015 22:45 #11Senior Member
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
16-05-2015 00:07 #12
My ds is 6 now and knows not to scratch it, he'll still scratch until it bleeds though. All through the years we have wet wrapped Although I don't like them if we use the steroid cream as soon as there us a flair up we can have it back under control much quicker. Steroid then liberal with the moisturizer then wet wrap then dry wrap. It also helps act as a barrier to the itch.
His ears and eyelids were always more troublesome.
Avoid too much heat. Hot baths, heaters, too many blankets etc. We were told that as an eczema Kid his skin runs hotter and overheating will make it worse.
We rotate moisturizers, what works today wont work next month etc.
16-05-2015 06:27 #13
16-05-2015 07:39 #14
Natural products may work for some people but if the eczema is severe then it's better to treat it properly.
16-05-2015 09:10 #15Senior Member
- Join Date
- Oct 2013
I have tried every non medicated product on the market and for me almost all of them actually aggravate and extend the flare ups. They increase the itching which only makes me scratch more (consciously and unconsciously ) causing cracked skin, bleeding and sometimes infection.
I have also tried many 'natural remedies' which sometimes ease the itch for a short period but don't rid the outbreak.
I have always been worried about using too much steroid ointments as they have their own issues (namely they thin the skin) but in the end they are the only thing that works to get on top of it.
Be careful with some of the non medicated eczema treatments (cetaphil, QV etc) as a lot of them contain preservatives (hydrooxybenzoates) which can also cause or aggravate flare ups.
I would also recommend for long term sufferers to get allergy testing done to determine your triggers (it's not always about dry/cold/hot weather).
For me, mine are food and stress related. My primary triggers are eggs and nuts. If I consume these then I also have secondary triggers like soaps, chlorine, detergents and perfumes.
House Call DoctorHouse Call Doctor can provide an urgent after-hours visit to you and your family, when urgent medical situations arise ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Awesome Mums of Autistic kids-how many of us are there (#3)????????Parents of Children with Special Needs
Missed miscarriage... waiting, waiting, waitingPregnancy Loss Support
The Word Association Game #24Games & fun stuff
What is going on!?Conception & Fertility General Chat
Cashless society - all for it, or disagree?General Chat
Chickenpox after being immunised?Pro-Vaccination
1st Pregnancy - Septate UterusPregnancy & Birth General Chat