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baby ECZEMA - any advice on products?

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    clowe77 is offline Registered User
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    baby ECZEMA - any advice on products?

    I know there've been plenty of past threads on this but just wondering if there are any new products (or old ones that work) out there that anyone's been using for baby eczema? my 6 month old has got ugly angry red scaly splotches all over his arms and back. doesn't seem to bother him too much but I am sure it is not comfy :-(

    Thanks for any advice!

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    Could it be a reaction to something that you are eating if you are breastfeeding your son? Might be worth checking it out through skin prick/RAST testing. I took him to an allergy specialist and found that my son (then 3 months old) had developed peanut and egg white allergies. We did use mild hydrocortisone cream -0.5% which was prescribed, and also the doctors told us to lock the moisture into the skin by putting vaseline onto him directly after his bath (not dry him first so that the vaseline 'seals' the skin) and this helped a lot as well. Just thought I'd share in case it helps you.

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    We try to avoid all hydrocortisone creams, but we moisturise, moisturise, moisturise immediately after his bath and a few times during the day. I like Dermaveen (both the regular moisturiser and the eczema cream) and Aveeno moistureisers, but Vaseline is good too.

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    Yes, forgot to mention for the hydrocortisone cream, we were also advised to use only for 5 days. They also told us that frequent bathing was drying out our babys skin and to bathe him only once a day and then use the vaseline. Best to see a pediatric dermatologist if the situation gets worse as knocking it on the head early makes a big difference.



    Let me know if you need any further info -happy to help.

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    Thanks so much everyone! Snagito - I do BF but have not changed my diet since his birth and the rashes only cropped up when he was 3 months old. So I don't know...

    A friend recommended QV cream from Watsons/Mannings... anyone used this before?

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    Hi there. I use hydrocortisone as well - actually on a daily basis as the rash never seems to go away.. =(... honestly, i just about tried all sorts of cream there is on the market. there is no one cream that works for all babies. You just have to trial and error. Currently, I'm using the DML Forte cream which seems to work. They can all be found over the counter at mannings or watsons..

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    hi there,

    sorry to hear this has also happened to your baby. My son is almost 9 months and eczema started to show on his body since a week after his born. we took him to see DR. chiu and he has give some creams for bathing and afterwards, it has been working so well so far. I dont want mention the names of it here- in case this is not right for your baby. but i would definately suggest you to see Dr. Chiu. let me know if you need his no. and address.

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    I would also suggest you take baby to doc just in case. My son had eczema from 6 mths and doc prescribed mild hydrocortisone. it worked very quickly but I wasn't too keen on the idea so tried to use as little as possible. He also prescribed Physiogel (cleanser & lotion) which he still uses (now 20 mths old). you can get Physiogel in selected Mannings if you want to give it a try?

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