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Hi,
Sunny days, I am using 1% sigmacort on his face and body so the lowest strength already. DS needs steroid cream on for 3 days straight sometimes only 2 days, but 2 days off and his face flares up pretty bad. His body can go without steroids for 3-4 days.

Today his got a flare up and is scratching all his face and legs till he bled on his thigh so I had to put on a wet dressing!
His now just started on steroid again after 2 days off on his face and 4 days off on his body. He is so unsettled and constantly crying unless I'm holding him and talking to him.
How can I wean him?

I've heard of the oats, I will try tomorrow. How much oats to put in the sock? do I fill up the sock?

I put some olive oil in his bath tonight - will see tomorrow if his skin is smooth.

Thanks






Yer just half fill the sock and leave it under the tap while running the bath then rub it all over him...I always only use the steriod cream on the really bad parts of the body not all over then the other cream all over her even over the steriod cream...And always make sure the nails are really short, i really hope his skin clears up for you.
PS could it also be an allergic reaction to something??????
I was told by the specialist to moisturise after the bath then wait an hour and put steroid on the really bad bits- under knees, elbows and then on the face. This way the moisturiser had time to sink into the skin before you use the barrier of the steroid cream.
Unfortunatly eczema is a trial and error thing, I must have used every cream on the market at some point over the past 2 years and only really used the good ones for a couple of months because the skin gets 'used' to the agents in the creams and then wont work to soothe it.
Dont feel like your causing the eczema but if your breastfeeding maybe look at what your eating when he flares up. It can sometimes be things like milk, orange juice or chocolate or even some random foods.
It totally sucks to have a baby in pain but it should get better, my son is 2.5 now and has no eczema to show for the pain and suffering he went through for the first 2 years of his life.

Just had a look at chemist warehouse website and found the aquarious cream is same as the emulsifying cream I get from the chemist except I'm paying $18 for only 100grams tub just coz the chemist has to specially make it up, yay will def buy that aquarious cream, THANKYOU!!
I cut his nails daily but still he manages to scratch himself also has socks on his hands but these scratches are from bath time and nappy change time.
DS stopped breastfeeding and is now formula fed S26 gold. The allergy test showed his only slightly allergic to cows milk but dermatologist said no need to change as the formula is not causing his eczema. Doc suggested soy formula but have tried this and he had major projectile vomit and became constipated, his wet nappies were also very orange almost like a light pink colour.
We did try soy twice, first time was one bottle and vomited an hour later everything. About 2 weeks later we tried a quarter soy and the rest was normal formula but same symptoms happened. It scared me to death...couldn't sleep till he was back to normal so soy formula is out of the question. I have read some babies that are allergic to cows milk can be even more allergic to soy,
Does this sound like a soy allergy?
A high percentage of babies that can't tolerate dairy also can't tolerate soy......
Maybe wean him off the steroid by mixing the steroid with a moistoriser. This is what they did in hospital. Another thing is you may need a stronger steroid? probiotics are supposedly good for excema and DD has fish oil tablets every day (don't know if they do anything or not though). Anothher thing we have started is putting a hazelwood necklaceon DD. It really seems to have helped in the immediate area. Hazelwood is an old Aboriginal remedy for treating various problems including excema
hi!!! my 6month old son as eczema really bad, his face is covered in it and he has it on his back and elbows, I use Eledel cream on his face, its fantastic! it isnt a steroid cream and it has no side affects, its prescribed by my doctor and its expensive its $34 for a small tube, im on second tube which is almost finished and im going to the doctors on Wednesday to get another lot, ask your doctor for it, its great for the face, it clears up within the same day. ive been using the sigmacort and its doing nothing for his elbows, back and chest so thats why im going back to the doctors. i hate it! my daughter never had anything like this!
my 6mnth old had eczma and we was perscribed advantan cream from a dermatologist and only used it for 2days..also if you bathe them in aveeno body wash and moisturise with aveeno moisturiser every nappy change to keep their skin moist... my boys eczma cleared up in 5days and hasnt come back grin

My son also suffered from atopic eczema from the time he was around 3 mths. After having to use sigmacort twice a day for 5mths and having to use Elocon and diprosone on occasion, using QV bath oil then swapping to dermaveen and moisturising with Aqeous, we looked to other reasons this may be occuring. So we eliminated everything environmently that could be causing this, we only use "Aware" to wash his clothes and sheets, we only dress him in cotton, we have ripped up our carpet and replaced it with vinyl. He is now on an elimination diet and his skin is gorgeous. It was a combination of triggers setting off his eczema. Once the enironmental factors were eliminated and his skin had improved slightly we took him to the dietician and are now trialling the elimination diet which seems to be working. Its all a process of elimination. If he is still breastfeeding it could be foods that you eat triggering his falre ups. Heat has always set my sons off. Hope this helps you a little.




Hi, hoping somebody can help me with my little one, he is now 4 months old with eczema.

My ds has been suffering with eczema all over his body, the worst being on his face. He has had this since 3 months old.
Anyway, I know steroid creams have side effects and we are doing the whole moisterise thing at every nappy change n after baths daily. Baths we use QV bath oil and a pure emolisifing cream which the chemist makes. This is the problem.....

My son flares up all over, has steroid cream for 3 days and it clears up completely. We continue with the moisturizer and bath oil for 2 days then he has another flare up and steroid cream for 3 days again and within 2 days flares up again. It always takes about 2 days without steroid cream fir him to flare up.
I have been doing this for a month now, is this harming him? When people say no long term use, is this classified as long term use?
pls help,
Thanks,
Hey, some excellent tips!
I ended up putting the steroid cream on bub last night after his bath, this morning he was a like a new baby...perfect skin!
So I haven't had to apply any steroid cream today yay! Maybe the longer I stop using the steroid cream, the longer between flare ups also.
I agree every baby is different...his flare ups mostly occur overnight so last night we ttried the humidifier in his room and smothered his skin with dermaveen eczema ointment (very oily but works as a barrier and also stops his itch). I think this has helped a lot!

I have been using the aquaphor cream to moisterise and his skin is looking great!

Will also try the oats in bis bath tonight with a drop of olive oil.

Big thanks to everyones responses.
We too have had LOTS of trouble with Eczema and our baby was diagnosed officially at about 6 mths of age.
It's definitely worth getting a referral from your GP to an allergy clinic where they can test for any allergic reactions. We cant recommend the Ad. Women's and Children's Hospital highly enough, they were so helpful and we learnt so much.

We ended up using QV bath oil, QV cream and the QV intensive cream as well as steroidal creams when the flare ups got really bad. (The following article recently eased my mind a lot about these creams: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/222844.php)
Our baby's skin is definitely managable now and causes our little guy a lot less grief than it was.
We found too that being able to stop the damage from scratching during sleeptimes helped A LOT and found this sleeping bag has saved our baby's skin and still fits him even though he's now 15mths old: http://www.bamboobubby.com.au

Goodluck with it, I know there's lots worse things that kids can get, but eczema really causes so much grief and sleeplessness for babies and their parents!
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[size="3"]Hi, hoping somebody can help me with my little one, he is now 4 months old with eczema.

My ds has been suffering with eczema all over his body, the worst being on his face. He has had this since 3 months old.
Anyway, I know steroid creams have side effects and we are doing the whole moisterise thing at every nappy change n after baths daily. Baths we use QV bath oil and a pure emolisifing cream which the chemist makes. This is the problem.....

My son flares up all over, has steroid cream for 3 days and it clears up completely. We continue with the moisturizer and bath oil for 2 days then he has another flare up and steroid cream for 3 days again and within 2 days flares up again. It always takes about 2 days without steroid cream fir him to flare up.
I have been doing this for a month now, is this harming him? When people say no long term use, is this classified as long term use?
pls help,
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Using steroid creams for more than a week is "long-term" already (I think). Even though you're using it on him for 3 days, I feel that you're using them too often already. But don't worry <span class="emoticon smile">smile</span> The skin goes back to its normal thickness within months after stopping use of steroid cream. You just have to learn to stop depending on it.

Eczema doesn't flare up unless it's triggered so maybe your son's flare up has something to do with his bath products or the detergents you use for his clothing? All I can say is, you should really find out what's triggering your son's [url="http://www.goodbyeeczema.com/eczema-for-baby/"]... rashes[/b][/url] soon. Just be careful with everything that you use on him - bath products, skin care products, clothing; the detergents you use for his clothing and beddings; the milk he takes (food when you're weaning him already); and anything that comes in contact with his skin. Eczema makes your child's skin sensitive to reactions so you really must be careful.[/size]
Hi
I can help you with the excema.
Private message me.

Stop suffering with it.
Gail
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