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Hi, I was wondering whether anyone could recommend me a naturopath (in Adelaide) who deals with eczema in babies. Does anyone have anything that has worked for them? I have tried moogoo, steroid cream, papaw, antibacterial creams, copious moisterising etc all of which haven’t really helped. And has anyone found out the root cause that have caused baby eczema? Thanks.

Posted by Peta 30.10.2012

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  • QV wash for bathing :)

  • Oil and oats in a bath and then Vaseline afterwards helped my sister when she was little

  • I was just about to suggest aloe vera, straight out of the plant. My mum swears by aloe vera for EVERYTHING. It’s fantastic stuff.

  • I reckon my sis used the sap out of alovera plant. I might have to ask her about that for you. It was only thing that worked for her

  • Ouch, poor bubba. I hope things have improved. I used to suffer eczema just above only one of my eyes and it used to drive me crazy, I can only imagine what you are going through! I found keeping the are moisturised helped a lot.

  • wrong area sorry. good luck.

  • Aloevera plant or goat soap! Give them a try

  • Baby Eczema

    Most babies who suffer from eczema have atopic eczema where the condition is hereditary and allergy related.

    The most common symptoms of atopic baby eczema are dry, itchy and inflamed skin that causes redness, swelling, weeping and scaling. Although it can affect any area of the body atopic eczema is most commonly found on the head, face, neck, arms and behind the knees.
    View range of Eczema Care for Babies

    Moisturise the skin

    One of the most important things to do when trying to control atopic baby eczema is keep the skin moist. You can simply rub a good moisturiser into the skin after bathing and before bedtime or you can add a bath oil to the bath water. Allow your baby to soak in the water for 10 – 15 minutes to enable the bath oil to penetrate into the skin and offer a protective layer over the top of the skin.

    I believe the bath oil is the most effective form of moisturising a small baby’s skin all over. However a combination of both will more adequately offer 24 hour moisture.

    Allergens trigger atopic baby eczema

    Atopic baby eczema is triggered by allergens and whilst your baby can be allergic to any number of things the most common allergens affecting atopic eczema in babies are wool or synthetic fibres, soaps, detergents, some perfumes, dust, pollen and some foods.

    In addition to this, emotional issues, temperature and climate, and skin infections may also trigger atopic baby eczema. Avoiding any known or possible allergens will help to control the eczema.

    Prevention is better than cure

    There are three main aims when treating atopic baby eczema:
    Healing the skin and keeping it healthy
    Preventing outbreaks
    Treating outbreaks when they occur

    Prevention is better than cure when it comes to atopic baby eczema. Being careful with your skin, keeping your skin moisturised, wearing appropriate clothing and keeping your immediate environment free from allergens can lessen the outbreaks.


    Of course it is not always possible to prevent an outbreak of eczema. Knowing the right treatment to use is a matter of trial and error but just to get you started here are some of my favourites:

    Calendulis Plus Cream and Grahams Bath Oil when used together are gentle on the skin and have great results at controlling eczema.

    GN Kids Eczema Cream and GN Kids Eczema Body and Bath Oil are also best used together and have been designed especially for the sensitive skin of babies and young children.

  • Also try DERMALEX repair cortisone free eczema treatment, Atopic Eczema For Babies & Children I recommend it works great :-)

  • oatbaths! put some instant oats in an old sock and use it as a sponge. works like magic

  • Oh and keep the skin moisturised

  • Another thing that others have not mentioned is using QV in the Bath helped my son a Great Deal or even Goats Milk Soap

  • my daughter was covered in eczema and the only thing that worked was aveeno. this was great.

  • I used a touch of pinetarsal on my daughters bath – dh has it bad

  • I have two sons. both have eczema and it started around 7 weeks of age.I don’t know the reason but it is very stressful. We are taking treatment from a naturopath in Melbourne….

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