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another eczema question? Soon to be 4<3 Due January 10 (girl); 1 child; Texas 1907 posts
7th Apr '13

Is it normal to get it all over your body? DS has his face, back, chest, neck, arms and legs covered in bumps, or could it be that he's allergic to something?

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
7th Apr '13

it can spread and it can travel. I used to only get it on my neck. As I've gotten older I've had it in my b**bs, armpit, inner thigh..

Amanda.M 2 kids; St Albans, Vermont 890 posts
7th Apr '13

My daughter has eczema, but it isn't horrible. She has like really dry/rough skin with little bumps all over her back, belly and arms. I say it is normal for it to spread.

Mama to A & R ♥ Due January 22 (boy); 1 child; California 778 posts
7th Apr '13

I get it everywhere, however, if its on the elbows or knees, it could be psoriasis. (I have eczema and psoriasis.) Not saying it is, but if you're worried take him into a dermatologist. Most children will grow out of it luckily. My daughter will get it on her arms, and yes allergies can make it worse! I have severe allergies and it'll flare up when my allergies do. :)

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
7th Apr '13

mine was horrible as a kid.. all over. now it is only in some places, and only at certain times of the year. mine was worse in creases of knees/elbows and on my neck, back, and bottom.



a friend's daughter has it covering her legs year round.. when she was a baby it would crack and bleed. they had to wait until she reached a certain age to do extensive testing, but eventually got it under control.



ETA: I have one patch above my left knee that is darker than my normal skin and bumpy. it has been there as far as I can remember, and never changes. it doesnt itch, but the doctor said he thought it was permanent scarring from scratching that particular patch when I was little... idk though

Soon to be 4<3 Due January 10 (girl); 1 child; Texas 1907 posts
7th Apr '13

Half of DS back and chest are covered in blood, he scratches himself as hard as he can, his pedi said to get lotion or ointment with steroids, but I have no idea which have steroids.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting Amanda.M:" My daughter has eczema, but it isn't horrible. She has like really dry/rough skin with little bumps all over her back, belly and arms. I say it is normal for it to spread."


eczema isn't bumpy.

J+D=4 4 kids; Beverly Hills, California 14683 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting Mama to A ♥:" I get it everywhere, however, if its on the elbows or knees, it could be psoriasis. (I have eczema and ... [snip!] ... get it on her arms, and yes allergies can make it worse! I have severe allergies and it'll flare up when my allergies do. :)"


yup, my poor kids got their eczema and allergies from me :/ and a doctor told me when my oldest was a baby that asthma and eczema are thought to be related too...

Mama to A & R ♥ Due January 22 (boy); 1 child; California 778 posts
7th Apr '13

Try an over the counter hydrocortisone cream. It should reduce the redness and itchiness of it.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting Dirty Sally:" Half of DS back and chest are covered in blood, he scratches himself as hard as he can, his pedi said to get lotion or ointment with steroids, but I have no idea which have steroids."


the ONLY non steroid based treatment that worked for me, is Lush's dream cream and dream shower smoothy.



http://www.lushusa.com/Dreamwash/01455,en_US,pd.html?start=2&q=dreamwash



http://www.lushusa.com/Dream-Cream/00031,en_US,pd.html?start=1&q=dream%20cream



they are a bit expensive, but will last at least 6 months if not longer w/ regular use.



You can get away w/ just the cream, but if it is a deep outbreak, you'll really want to invest in the soap too. It will cut the healing time in half.

Mama to A & R ♥ Due January 22 (boy); 1 child; California 778 posts
7th Apr '13

There are also tons of homemade creams to help with the eczema, I'll look some up and give you the recipes. :)

Amanda.M 2 kids; St Albans, Vermont 890 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting Devil Duckie:" eczema isn't bumpy. "


Then what would it be? Because her Pedi has told me since she was about a year old that it is eczema? I have a couple patches just like what she has and I have always known it as being eczema?

Soon to be 4<3 Due January 10 (girl); 1 child; Texas 1907 posts
7th Apr '13

These is what DS skin looks like right now



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Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting Amanda.M:" Then what would it be? Because her Pedi has told me since she was about a year old that it is eczema? I have a couple patches just like what she has and I have always known it as being eczema?"


I can't tell you what it would be.



I've had eczema since I was in HS. Unless there are different kinds. Mine is a flat dry flaky rash with no bumps.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting Dirty Sally:" These is what DS skin looks like right now "


awww poor kiddo.