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My 12 week old has quite bad eczema on his chest and other places, he is trying to scratch it all the time and it is bothering him the poor wee guy sad I have tried sudocream and almond oil and weleda oil and it doesn't really work, oh the doc gave me aqueous cream but I tried it once and I think it caused a reaction so I can't use that anymore ( he has sensitive skin), any help would be apprieciated thanks smile
[font="Comic Sans MS"][font="Arial Black"][size="3"]My dd also has eczema, but doctor said hers is pretty mild and under control, that's because I've bathed her in QV cream gentle wash plus QV bath oil, also applying QV cream on her few times a day.

My GP also recommended hydrocortisone 1%, you can get that over the counter. You can put it on his scalp everywhere you can see the redness or eczema (thin layer).

My dd is 5 months now, I still swaddle her although you can't really see eczema on her, but it comes and go. My Gp said unfortunately, she has really sensitive skin, might have to struggle up to 2 years old, finger cross will go away afterward, meantime that's all I've been doing.

Whenever I see the redness, I just put hydrocortisone (small amount only).
Or you can put mitten on, to avoid scratches, just be careful we don't want it to get infected.

My dd used to scratch a lot, she still does it now, but not as bad when I first found out.

Worth trying, so hope your ds get better soon, I know how you feel...[/size][/size][/font]
]My dd also has eczema, but doctor said hers is pretty mild and under control, that's because I've bathed her in QV cream gentle wash plus QV bath oil, also applying QV cream on her few times a day.

My GP also recommended hydrocortisone 1%, you can get that over the counter. You can put it on his scalp everywhere you can see the redness or eczema (thin layer).

My dd is 5 months now, I still swaddle her although you can't really see eczema on her, but it comes and go. My Gp said unfortunately, she has really sensitive skin, might have to struggle up to 2 years old, finger cross will go away afterward, meantime that's all I've been doing.

Whenever I see the redness, I just put hydrocortisone (small amount only).
Or you can put mitten on, to avoid scratches, just be careful we don't want it to get infected.

My dd used to scratch a lot, she still does it now, but not as bad when I first found out.

Worth trying, so hope your ds get better soon, I know how you feel...
Have you changed your laundry liquid and baby lotions and all that to natural ones? My baby had it but it cleard up pretty quickly once i changed the brands i was using and used sudocream.I noticed she had an outbreak of it when she ate blueberries aswell so obviously i dont give her blueberries now.I get eczema but only if i have caffine or if i am really really angry sometimes it breaks out but not very bad.Maybe some type of food is causing it? goodluck
I use a dash of QV bath oil, and use the QV lotion. When it was really bad I used the lotion 3-4 times a day, now i only use it of a night.
I changed my washing liquid, i use the smallest amount of lux flakes which i soak clothes in for about 1/2 hour (have front load washing machine, cant use lux in machine) then i put in washing machine on risex2 cycle. i went through her wardrobe and washed everything, sheets and blankets included.
unfortunately it may be trial and error before you find what works for your baby. i really think the washing liquid was the best thing.
My GP also said that water is drying, so perhaps try bathing every second day but my DD loves a bath so much i didn't want to change that.
Aqueous cream should only be used as a wash not moisturiser, recent studies have shown it to cause more problems. Hydocortisone is a steriod which can be used. It worked for my oldest but not my youngest

Thanks everyone! I might try this QV cream, and maybe the hydrocortisone, I have brought so many creams and oils and I am on a tight budget so I can't afford to keep buying stuff sad Hopefully it isn't too expensive! Plunket also told me that the aveeno moisturiser is really good?
i know the feeling. its so sad to watch your lil one go through it. ive been to many doc's, skin scrappings, allegy testings. You have prob been told before but i hope i help as my lil man had it at 3mths of age and now is nearly clear of it all =).
I started with washing powder. 1) i use OMO sensitive. 2) no long baths only 5mins max as water is bad for eczema. 3) stopped all soaps. 4)Aveeno bathing and shampoo is in my eyes the best. 5)lotion "Alpha Keri" for constant body cream. 6) pat dry after bathing as rubbing scraps off the healing skin over the top of eczema. 7) Air time, my sons skin always looked better after being naked =) and they also love it. 8)humidity is the another as i live in the tropics but cool air keep it low.
im sorry if i have bored you but thats what work for me i have heaps me of lil tips if interested i hope i helped xxx good luck. your doin a great job
Aqueous cream didn't seem to help with my baby boy and he also seemed to react to it. Doctor then prescribed hyrdocortisone (only use for 7 days, then give their skin a break for 7 days before using again if needed), and also got HealthE Fatty cream which works really well as a moisturiser.

We only use half the amount of laundry powder (it's sensitive stuff too), and only bath him every two days. His eczema also comes and goes but it's a lot better than before.

He still scratches now and then, and it seems to wake him up at night which means more moisturising, but there's not much else we can do but hope he grows out of it.

And remember to trim those fingernails!
Thanks for all your suggestions guys! Will take them on board! Went to the doc yesterday in the end as it got really bad and he gave me the hydrocortizone cream and the emulsifying cream so we put a little bit of that on and spread the emulsifying cream all over his skin and this morning it has almost gone away just looks like dry skin! I will keep up with the emulsifying cream and only use the steroid cream if it gets really bad, also using lux flakes to wash his clothes in the hopes that that will help!
Hi I hope that your son gets better soon, I have a son that has eczema and has had it for 2 1/2 years, he was born with it and we have tried everything; we now go to the Royal Children’s Hospital every 3 months to see his specialist.
The best thing is to wet wrap him as it put the moisture back into the skin. We do this at night one layer of just damp wraps and then a layer of dry wraps with the creams under.
We have not slept a whole night for 2 1/2 years as he is always scratching and making himself bleed. I feel your pain it is very very hard. If there is any help that I can offer please ask.
Hi ladies, my eldest daughter(now 10 years old) has used mild cortizone creams from birth - not often but still so damaging, found awesome cream ahava produce from dead sea please do not waste your money on imatation dead sea products, not the same, in England they send serve sufferers to the spa/laboratory located in israle on the actual dead sea, to be treated and it heals them for long periods. My daughter has had two tubes over the past six years, and her skin is great, no patchy pigmentation. I buy from eBay can find in beauty salons - for mild cases use dermud sensitive hand cream, for bad cases use dermud enriched intensive foot cream. My daughter says if the skin is raw it can sting alittle but it definetly works. After 4 years of tests and cortizones and creams I was so pleased when I found ahava. I hope this helps. Best of luck.
Sarah
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