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Eczema help Belle. Due with #2 Due February 14; TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Alberta 4226 posts
21st Mar '13

So I wasn't sure if my son had eczema or what but now I'm almost certain it is eczema. The rash was on his cheeks an now I've noticed it behind his ears a bit. I'm going to make a doctor appointment as soon as this snow storm is over but in the mean time what should I do? Is petroleum jelly ok to put on it?

mama1821 Due July 2 (girl); 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
21st Mar '13

over the counter cortisone cream is ok but eucerna, i believe it is is good too.

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
21st Mar '13

They you can put that on it or you can put olive oil on it. My LO has it on his arms pretty bad so every once in awhile ill rub some sugar and olive oil on his arm(kind of like a sugar scrub) it seems to help a lot.

Belle. Due with #2 Due February 14; TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Alberta 4226 posts
22nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nathaniel'sMom:</b>" They you can put that on it or you can put olive oil on it. My LO has it on his arms pretty bad so every ... [snip!] ... bad so every once in awhile ill rub some sugar and olive oil on his arm(kind of like a sugar scrub) it seems to help a lot."</blockquote>




Okay. Should I use sugar even if his skin is dry?

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
22nd Mar '13

auquaphor
eucerin calming cream
gold bod healing is good
california baby calendula cream is good especially for face, that got rid of his acne too
hydro cortisone if its really bad but not too long because it is a steroid

newmommie12 17 kids; Michigan 601 posts
22nd Mar '13

My nephew has it really bad we just recently found that neosporine works the best they have a body wash and a cream for excema and my nephew is now 2 1/2 my SIL just started using it within the last few months and he still gets breakouts every now and again but it seems to help ALOT they also switched him to soy milk. Hope this helps :)

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
22nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Belle.:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Nathaniel'sMom:</b>" They you can put that on it or you can ... [snip!] ... of like a sugar scrub) it seems to help a lot."</blockquote> Okay. Should I use sugar even if his skin is dry?"</blockquote>




Mix sugar and olive oil together kind of like a paste. When you are bathing him that's when you apply it.

Jamie Horn Due October 11 (boy); 459 posts
22nd Mar '13

At my sons 4 mon check up his eczema was out of control dr told me about CeraVe cream (get at walmart) around 11$ its amazing he's now 5 1/2 months we use it before bed everynight and his skin is sooooooo soft and no rough dry patches anymore. I even use it on my hands after I rub him down winter is harsh on everyones skin!

Haylow 1 child; Georgia 23 posts
22nd Mar '13

When my daughter was a couple of months old she had it behind her ears really bad too and the Dr told us to use Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Moisterizing Cream. (We found it at Target) It seriously worked almost immediately! It is really gentle on their delicate skin. You don't want to use anything harsh or scratchy on a baby's skin. It will only make their rash worse!

whoknowsx New York, 1185 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting Jamie Horn:" At my sons 4 mon check up his eczema was out of control dr told me about CeraVe cream (get at walmart) ... [snip!] ... soft and no rough dry patches anymore. I even use it on my hands after I rub him down winter is harsh on everyones skin!"


Does he still itch or was that solved too?



My son's skin got better but he still itches. Maybe its habit.

Jamie Horn Due October 11 (boy); 459 posts
1st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting whoknowsx:</b>" Does he still itch or was that solved too? My son's skin got better but he still itches. Maybe its habit."</blockquote>
I don't see him itching or any dry skin at all. We use it once a day usually after bath and he's as smooth as ever!

Belle. Due with #2 Due February 14; TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Alberta 4226 posts
1st Apr '13

I used a very low dose of hydrocortisone ointment and it cleared up after only using it twice! Now I just keep my babies skin moisturizer with aveeno daily lotion for babies. His eczema is gone :)

SharonAnne 2 kids; Buford, GA, United States 26 posts
9th Oct '13

Try CapriClear. As mom's we want to use products that are chemical free and this product is ALL NATURAL.  It won't cure eczema but it will help give relief from the itch and the redness.  

amiley Japan 19 posts
23rd Oct '13

In my opinion, you just need a natural remedy for his skin. It would be save for his skin. You don't have to worry about chemical ingredients. There are various methods and ingredients that would be suitable for his eczema. example: virgin coconut oil, Apply vitamin E, aloe vera gel, Make a tea of calendula, a marigold flower, with drops of lavender essential oil added, then apply to the affected area twice a day until the irritation is relieved. A more complete understanding of the remedies and solutions can be found in the following link: