ECZEMA

United States
November 4, 2006 11:50pm CST
DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR, OR HOME REMEDIES THAT ARE SAFE FOR BABIES WITH ECZEMA?
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10 responses
@milott (2646)
• India
19 Jan 07
Boil little coconut oil with some old and dried garlic till the oil becomes dark in color and then filter and cool the oil and apply it on the affected area/areas until it clears up. This is the best home remedy tried and test by us in our family. It is safe for babies also. You will get it a lot in babies in this cold weather. You need to protect the baby with full sleeves cotton clothes and full pants when the baby sleeps and if possible even during the daytime.
• New Zealand
7 Feb 07
My 2 yr old has ezcema usually mostly on his legs and little on inside of elbows, he gets very itchy and usually wakes 2-3 times at night with the itching and I have to put my oil or balm on. I have used my own cream with shea butter in it and it helps a lot with the itching but I haven't tried just shea butter by itself. He is currently having a flare up so I will try making milott's garlic coconut oil concoction. I also agree to help prevent itching cover all areas! I have tried the Renew lotion I was sent two samples and it really helped but it was hard to buy as I found the ordering system really complicated they give you heaps of info but never a price!! I am currently using a recipe of my own for a natural pure natural aloe vera gel which I apply first then I put my own recipe oil on the top which is made with herbs from my garden. I also found homeopathy to be helpful but it gets expensive at $50 a visit to see her!
• Malaysia
19 Jan 07
Hi Mama tia.. I just want to share with you an information I got from the television about a product called Gamat Healin. It is a natural remedy made from sea cucumber and it has been proven to be effective in curing eczema. If you want to try this product you can call this number 6-03-55695569. For your information this place is in Malaysia.
• United States
19 Jan 07
My daughter is 15 months but she got eczema when she was 9 months & she would actually get a Staph infection from it. (she wasn't scratching it either) so I don't know how the staph would get in. My Dr. gave me a cream but I didn't want to have to use that on her all the time. So, my friend suggested that I use Melaleuca products for her. LET ME TELL YOU: THIS IS A MIRACLE LOTION! I started using it in Dec. & she hasn't had a staph infection or as many outbreaks. If she starts to break out, I just put the renew lotion on her constantly through out the day and it goes away. I'm hooked & if you try it-- I think you will be too. I also use their laundry detergent and dryer sheets for her & the Koala pal shampoo and conditioner and I have seen such a huge improvement.
• United States
27 Dec 06
I have excema and so does my niece (she is now 6 but has had it her whole life). We both use Arbonne. She uses the baby line and I use some of the baby line and some other products. I have baby samples.. all the products are pure, safe and beneficial. I have used them for 16 yrs. We have both been on stuff from the doctor and this is what works best for us. www.passion4more.myarbonne.com or www.arbonne.com
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@Jshean20 (14360)
• Canada
18 Dec 06
Well when I was younger (probably like 2 or 3 years old) my mom would wash my body with "goat soap" which really helped with the itching (I'm not sure how safe it would be on an infant's skin though). I did some reading on a site about eczema and one tip they gave was to dress your baby in cottons and to avoid the wool and scratchy like materials. This site has a lot of useful information and you might want to check it out for yourself: http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/baby/babyills/babyrash/10872.html
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• India
5 Nov 06
well i m dr vikram here .....if u want to know about its treatment ..i would like to ask u certain more questions...and yes i wold like to see the baby u can send me the snap/photo of ur child...(diseased area) ...then i will try to give solutions....ok Q.tell me if u have family history of allery? any way ... Eczema is a general term encompassing various inflamed skin conditions. One of the most common forms of eczema is atopic dermatitis (or "atopic eczema"). Approximately 10 percent to 20 percent of the world population is affected by this chronic, relapsing, and very itchy rash at some point during childhood. Fortunately, many children with eczema find that the disease clears and often disappears with age. prevention...... Eczema outbreaks can usually be avoided with some simple precautions. The following suggestions may help to reduce the severity and frequency of flare-ups: Moisturize frequently Avoid sudden changes in temperature or humidity Avoid sweating or overheating Reduce stress Avoid scratchy materials (e.g., wool or other irritants) Avoid harsh soaps, detergents, and solvents Avoid environmental factors that trigger allergies (e.g., pollens, molds, mites, and animal dander) Be aware of any foods that may cause an outbreak and avoid those foods ..treatment One of the most important components of an eczema treatment routine is to prevent scratching. Because eczema is usually dry and itchy, the most common treatment is the application of lotions or creams to keep the skin as moist as possible. These treatments are generally most effective when applied directly after bathing (within three minutes is a common recommendation) so that the moisture from the bath is "locked in." Cold compresses applied directly to itchy skin can also help relieve itching. If the condition persists, worsens, or does not improve satisfactorily, another effective treatment is the application of nonprescription corticosteroid creams and ointments to reduce inflammation. child care...... Children are unique patients because it may be difficult for them to resist scratching their eczema, thereby making the condition worse. Fortunately, for mild to moderate cases, the application of moisturizer on a regular basis can be very helpful. And, in most cases, the eczema will disappear as the child ages. In the meantime, avoid as many eczema triggers as possible. Keep your child’s skin moist. After bathing, apply moisturizer within three minutes to retain the moisture in the skin. Avoid sudden temperature changes. Keep your child’s bedroom and play areas free of dust mites (a common trigger). Use mild soaps – both on your child’s skin and on your child’s clothing. Dress your child in breathable, preferably cotton, clothing. If these methods fail to help your child, you should seek further advice from a dermatologist. After consultation, an over-the-counter cream, a prescription cream, ointment, antihistamines, or antibiotics may be advised. Regardless, most children will see improvement as time goes by. for more information email me at drvikram008@rediffmail.com with the subject...Eczema
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@lectricky (681)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Hope these help you (and your bubba): http://ezinearticles.com/?Home-Remedies-For-Baby-Eczema&id=232014 http://parents.berkeley.edu/advice/health/dryskin.html http://www.bloggingbaby.com/2006/10/22/eczema-sucks/ http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/baby/babyills/babyrash/10872.html#3 http://www.manukahoneyusa.com/eczema.htm
• United States
5 Nov 06
My son has it and the only thing that I could find that would work (RX included) was Aveno. Good luck I also have it but have yet to find anything that works for me. Try not using scented anything, and none scented baby wipes. Good luck.
@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Send me an e-mail. I know some great products that will help and save you a lot of doctor's visits. My address is molands81@yahoo.com
@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I forgot to add that they are all natural and best I have found.
@magnet (2087)
• United States
10 Nov 06
My baby had eczema and I used 100% shea butter, as long as I use it she no longer has eczema.