Sooth Kids Eczema - Any ideas please?
June 4, 2009 5:53am CST
My 9 year old with Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia now has eczema really quite badly behind his knees making walking even more difficult. As it is so burny he is not scratching it as he finds any contact way too painful. He has hydrocortisone and aqueous cream and I ready something years ago about putting oats in bathwater helping but is there anything else natural I can try? I've changed the washing power etc a couple of times but nothing seems to help much. Any ideas would be wonderful. Thanks!
9 Jun 09
Have you tried aloe-vera. The plant is easy to grow pretty much anywhere. Someone you know probably has some. Take a leaf, snip off the thorns and slice the leaf in half length ways, gently rub the gel onto the area as liberally as you like...it will be cooling and soothing if nothing else. I read somewhere recently of the many uses of banana and the peel...the inside of the peel. At this point you have nothing to lose, I'd also try gently wiping the area with banana peel or even leaving the peel on overnight.
11 Jun 09
Thats brilliant MsTickle! I do prefer to use natural stuff when I can and we have some aloe vera gel in the bathroom, think my aloe in the kitchen is the wrong one so I'll look out for one when I'm at the garden center (my favourite place, lol) I eat a banana every day too so that is an easy and useful idea with virtually no cost if it works. The hydrocortisone cream is brilliant and has really helped him and the aqueous cream keeps the skin supple if oily figers crossed I can get him sorted soon in a way that he is comfortable with. Thank-you so much!
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17 Jun 09
That is a hard one. Honey directly on or in bath water. Honey has so many healing properties that it might help. I would put the honey on a gauze pad and use something to hold it on for over night. Dermatologist tested arm and hammer and 7th generation free from scents, etc. Might be good ones to alternate between. I hope you find something that helps.