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cse
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my daughter has eczema. please share your ideas or anything that has worked for you.
 
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Elidel cream is supposed to work pretty well.
 
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U CAN TRY ELECON, IT REALLY WORKES !!!
 
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I find aquaphor cream to work well for eczema. If the case gets severe, try using a corteson creme ex. Elocon, Dermatop or Westcort. Whem there is no rash visible it is good to use protopic ointment, I find this prevents the eczema from coming. Keep trying different creams, until you will see what works well for your case.
I also find that when my daughters eczema gets bad, it is very often a sign that something else is wrong in her body. Example, ear infection, strep throat...By treating what is wrong, the eczema improves.
A friend of mine just told me that very often eczema means there is a yeast buid up in the body. She used acidophilus (purchase in the health food store) for her son with a severe eczema condition, and it got totally cured. I have been trying that for 2 weeks now, but can't tell you any results yet. Does anybody have any experience with this?
Hope this helps you.
 
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My son has mild eczema, and I used aquaphor, didn't find that it worked too well. Winter came and he got very dry all over his back too. I tried Lubriderm and it worked! Also, you can try Vitamin A (you can buy it in drops from the health food store, and put some drops into your child's drink)


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Unfortunately, we have just gone through 3 weeks of horrible atopic dermatitis (another name for eczema). Our three year old had prescriptions for 6 different creams (some with cortisone and some without) and 2 antihistimines. We took her to a second dermatologist who prescribed Predisone (1/2 tsp every other day) and triamcinolone ointment (rubbed all over her body 2x a day). She cleared up almost immediately. I know the Predisone is extreme, but this little one was SO miserable (and so were her sleepy parents!)

By the way, the pediatrician did the blood test to determine allergies, and Avigail is allergic to milk, eggs, soy, peanuts, and dogs. These allergies may have precipitated the dermatitis. She will go to an allergist for further testing on March 10.

Until this episode I did not realize how debilitating this disease is.
Yael
 
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Originally posted by: UpsWithDown's
My son has mild eczema, and I used aquaphor, didn't find that it worked too well. Winter came and he got very dry all over his back too. I tried Lubriderm and it worked!

* in general try to keep the skin moist, even if there is no rash at the time. every time he/she washes his/her hands, takes a shower or bath etc, use moisterizer. if the skin is wet it gets even dryer, and all a moisterizer usually does is trap the moister that is (or isn't!) there. by applying moisterizer AFTER the skin has been wet, this will really help the skin not dry up as much. especially in the winter months when the cold can make the skin so dry!!!
* also, try using soap-free cleaners, like aveeno.
* fyi-lubriderm is a really thick ointment and will therefore help trap the moister in. sometimes this is what you need!
* and there are times that other topicals are needed. but when you use a cream, be religious about using it (as many times a day as it is supposed to be used etc).
* also, with eczema, especailly in children, there's always a risk of impetigo (skin staph or strep infection. usually blisters that weep and can be REALLY painful....and contagious.) for this you need a DIFFERENT med (bactroban in the US)
* and one more thing...make sure that wherever you/your child gets the eczema (assuming non-exposed places), there are clothes that are breathable. so that, for ex, if there is some on the feet/toes area, get 100% cotton socks.
 
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*Elidel and Protopic have been proven to hold a risk for cancer (check: http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/advisory/elidel_protopic.htm).
*Thick moisturizers like Vaseline acts like plastic over the skin and blocks good skin airflow. It is very preferable to use mild moisturizing lotions. I personally had very good experience with Vanicream.

The following is a great technique for applying topical ointments:
*Rather than smearing, deeply massage lotion into skin, rubbing in a straight downward motion, not up and down.
*Leave child undressed for 15 minutes, so that the lotion has time to seep into body.
*Use Calamine lotion (sparingly) to prevent itching.
*Bathe child as often as possible, in water mixed with baking soda, letting him soak for half an hour. Restrain from using detergent. Baking soda is a good enough cleanser.
*When taking the child out of the bathtub, DO NOT WRAP IN TOWEL. Rub lotion into skin (like mentioned above) when body is still soaking wet. This helps retain allot of moisture. The morning after a bath I see the most improvement.

*It is very beneficial that the clothing that touches the skin should be 100% cotton.
*Wash laundry in mild perfume free detergent.
*Child's nails should always be cut.
*Keep child fully dressed, so he doesn't readily have excess to scratching his body.

My children's eczema were so bad that Elidel, Protopic and cortisone ointments weren't even helping anymore. Since I discovered this method I barely ever use steroids and other extreme mothods on them. The eczema is still very far from being cured, but drastic improvement has been very obvious since.
Good luck and A Refuha Shleimeh!
 
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test for allergies and if you can stay away from theallergins, it should keep the eczema at bay.
hatzlacha
 
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My brother and I both had eczema and different things worked for us. I was on a natural-foods diet for years in elementary school, and that got rid of it for me. Nothing worked for my brother until he discovered Blue Cap Spray and now his eczema is under control. Google Blue Cap and check it out. But keep trying different things until you find something that works for you. Every person reacts differently.
 
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Hi
I have/had eczema. i dont know if it is gone for good, but one thing that
worked for me was Eucerin. now my hands are just dry during the winter so
i apply any lotion or cream for dry skin.
 
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my son has used sooo many diffrent creams. the best by far has been the aveno cream with oatmeal. I put it on him after his bath and its great. he is 5 now and his skin is sooo much better.
 
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I have 7 year old twins who developed cradle cap and severe eczema when they were younger. After going the dermatologist route I ended up with an incredible allergist. My children were allergic to nuts, fish, wheat, oats, milk, corn to name a few. Upon staying away from all those items and feeding my children rice pasta, rice milk, rice cakes, etc. and giving them baths once a day and applying eucerin on them prior to drying them off, I was able to hold the eczema at bay. Today and for the past year or two, they haven't had any breakouts. Additionally, having kept them away from all the foods they were allergic to, they are now only allergic to fish, nuts and sesame seeds Baruch Hashem.
 
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I'm a 36-year-old male and I've suffered with Eczyma since my childhood. One hand lotion that I've used, only available by prescription, is Lac-Hydrin, which worked fairly well, though it took time to see results depending on how bad my hands looked.

One hand lotion I would highly recommend, available only throuh mail order, is Renew, put out by a wellness company called Melaleuca. However, to order products from Melaleuca, you must first become a member. For more information, you can check their website at www.melaleuca.com.

Refua Shlaima!



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i had excema (sp.) for a while, a long time ago, once on the top of my foot, and once on my arm. i wasn't aware it was an allergy, i just thought it was a skin condition. wow, i feel so bad for all the people with so many food allergies. i think i'm just allergic to peanuts, and the drug sulfa. sulfa= from birth (developed fever, flushed cheeks and hives) peanuts=recently (minor asthma like symptoms.) i eat acidophilus a lot in my diet though, the best sorce is plain yogurt. i have been trained to like plain yogurt from a very young age, so i guess in that way, i am lucky. i think i do have too much yeast in my system at times, and i notice when i eat more yogurt, i have less yeast-like syptoms (i.e. yeast infections, excema, etc.) yogurt is just a good thing to eat, and acidophilus is very good for you and kills a lot of bad bacterium in the body, naturally. milk is bad for you, though, i read, because it contains a lot of antibiotics fed to cows to keep them from being sick, and bgh (bovine growth hormone) given to cows to make them artificially produce more milk. both of these things in large doses have been shown to cause cancer in cows and humans. oh, and wanna know something else? (i learned this from a chiropractor)...you think splenda and nutrisweet are good? not! did you know that aspartame turns into formaldehyde at 86 degrees farenheit? and that diet soda actually keeps you fatter? if you drink soda, opt for the natural stuff, although soda's not too good for you anyway because ot roots your teeth and causes the large intestine to swell unnaturally because of the carbonation. interesting, huh? just thought i'd let you know! some food for thought.. (on the topic of not putting things into your body that are relatively bad for you...)

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I've had eczema off and on most of my life. Nowadays it's very minor and not troublesome at all.

For nearly a year I had extremely bad eczema. I scratched my skin, which was red and painful. I went to one doctor, who told me it didn't look infected. But when I went to a dermatologist, he told me right away it was infected and put me on antiobiotics. It went away completely in a few days! Of course it's not good to overuse antibiotics, but I think they're probably used less than they should be, especially for cases when one is actually scratching the skin.

When I have little bits of eczema here and there, I've been able to get them to go away by using 1% cortizone cream. I use a very small amount, several times a day. It's very important to use it three or four times a day -- or it doesn't work at all.

I agree with the last poster -- yogurt is the best source of acidophilus. Plain, unsweetened yogurt is best -- sugar is bad for yeast-related problems.
 
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I never had a problem until I was 44. Then from out of the blue, I got such a severe case of eczema that I was taking cold showers on my body every few hours. It has calmed down a lot. I use aveeno lotion and cortison when it gets very bad. Also, ice packs are good for small itches.
I know when I am under stress, I break out.
Hard to understand at my age ,I should get it.
 
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Pure Olive oil after a warm bath is great for the skin. And sea water, if you live in the right area or Dead Sea products also show great results.
 
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My son had eczema behind his ears since birth. We tried everything to no avail until just recently. I have been using a product called Renew and Baruch Hashem he has not had it since we started using it.

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i used to get eczema behind my ears and i used kanakomb for that.
i didn't have it in years. but at the beginging of this year i got it on other
partsof the body and i found the best thing was hydrocortosone %1
and lubridum mostioriser. but i never thought that it ahs anything to do
with allergy. once i used that for a while it cleared i think it is worse in the
winter.
 
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I have found that giving kosher omega 3 fish oil helps very much.


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I had a similar experience after developing eczema on my hands at age 20 during my first pregnancy. Essential Fatty Acids plus wearing gloves when washing dishes made it go away totally though it took a long time.


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i developed eczema again and my doctor said that it comes from dry skin and i used sorbelene 10% it is pescrptioned but you can get normal sorbelene in a chemist and i found that, that also helped. my doctor didn't beleive that it could be a reaction to some thing.
 
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my doctor also said not to use a normal soap or body wash she said to use dove for sensetive skin or cetaphil. and on the parts of the body that are not so dry just normal moisteriser and on the very dry skin the sorbelene 10% twice a day.
 
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an idea would be freederm.com. someone i know is using it for psoriasis and it is working. try looking it up online.
 
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