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eczema and water Soon to be 4<3 Due January 10 (girl); 1 child; Texas 2048 posts
status 6th Jun '13

DS has eczema and when he has a flare up, it's on every inch of his little body! (Well his pedi and dermatologist are still undecided if it's eczema or something else). My question is, since they told me to not keep him in his bath for longer than 5 mins, what do you mommas do whenever you take your LO to the pool or beach?

7 lucky charms Due February 28; 7 kids; Ireland 1935 posts
6th Jun '13

ive 2 kids with it and ive never been told to not have them in water for more than 5 mins. ?
they get flate ups from diary food, so i just cut down or out diary depending on how bad it is

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
6th Jun '13

I wouldn't take him until it gets figured out

Maybe let him run through a sprinkler or something

but I would keep him out of pools/ponds/lakes/water parks/beaches

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
6th Jun '13

We don't take them very often, but when we do, it's the ocean, and it's usually okay. The salt water doesn't affect them as much as fresh water. But, my girls get flare ups on their bums and cheeks, so I put aquaphor on it before hand to be safe. As for baths, they get max 3 a week (unless super dirty), and they're as quick as possible.

Danu ♥ 3 2 kids; Phx, Az, United States 6047 posts
status 6th Jun '13
Quoting 7 lucky charms:" ive 2 kids with it and ive never been told to not have them in water for more than 5 mins. ? they get flate ups from diary food, so i just cut down or out diary depending on how bad it is"


Same here. My daughter gets break outs of Psoriasis as well as another condition and her dermatologist never told me anything about water time limits. It was the sun she was most concerned about.



OP:
I just make sure that my daughter has sun screen on and I make sure to reapply it OFTEN. Also when she's not in the pool or water she is in the shade and I make sure she is dried with a towel around her.

Soon to be 4<3 Due January 10 (girl); 1 child; Texas 2048 posts
status 6th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 7 lucky charms:</b>" ive 2 kids with it and ive never been told to not have them in water for more than 5 mins. ? they get flate ups from diary food, so i just cut down or out diary depending on how bad it is"</blockquote>




DS has really dry skin, the dermatologist said it'll irritate his skin even more if he has a long bath, we still don't know what cause his flares up, we're still trying to figure it out

7 lucky charms Due February 28; 7 kids; Ireland 1935 posts
6th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting DR♥P:</b>" Same here. My daughter gets break outs of Psoriasis as well as another condition and her dermatologist ... [snip!] ... it OFTEN. Also when she's not in the pool or water she is in the shade and I make sure she is dried with a towel around her. "</blockquote>




yeh they did say use a soap subsitute though.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
6th Jun '13

I would avoid pools for sure. All those chemicals cause flare ups for DD's eczema.

amiley Japan 19 posts
25th 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: http://www.vanisheczema.com/