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My daughter has eczema on her arms and her legs for more than 2 yrs now..
Does anyone have a problem similar with their kids?
What did you do to remedy it?

Posted anonymously, 17th June 2014

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  • oat baths are soothing. Put quick or rolled oats in an old sock and then put it in a warm bath, giving it lots of squeezes. Then she can soak in it.

  • We removed all dairy from ds3’s diet and 3 days later it was all gone. Worth a try!

  • Jurlique barrier cream works great on my kids

  • steriods and dermeze! not pintarsel, cocounut or olive oil

  • there are topical creams but check with the doctor

  • Bodyshop milk bath helps

  • Yes there is help out there for eczema. The recommendation by our local hospital paediatric dermatologist was to use wet wraps. The idea is to apply the steroid based cream (prescription), then follow over the top with Sorbolene cream to the affected areas liberally. Buy some Tubigrip elasticated tubular bandage, it is very stretchy and fits close to the skin like an open ended sock. Soak the Tubigrip in warm water and wring it out and apply over the affected skin, then apply a dry Tubigrip over the same area and redress the child in some lightweight t-shirt type clothing. This wet therapy will rehydrate the dermis, soothe the itch and help to reduce the inflammation. It also works great with just the sorbolene. My daughter was also advised to have a short warm bath containing QV oil to rehydrate the skin, but no longer than 10 minutes otherwise it has the opposite effect. It certainly worked for my daughter. It also worked for my niece who used to be admitted to hospital for this treatment as her condition was so bad there was a real risk of her contracting an infection. Good luck…

  • Pinetarsol or the oat bath sachets for the bath, and then cetaphil or moogoo directly after their bath and again in the morning. And we use sensitive washing powder/fabric softener to wash our clothes.

  • I grew up with Eczema and have grown out of it now apart from when I am stressed. The best stuff to use when really bad is the pinotasal (not sure I am spelling it right) and ego bath oils.

  • Pinetasal in the bath works magic in reducing inflammation

  • Following this to:)

  • Yes my 6mnth old has it and we use qv moisturiser recommended by our peadiatritician

  • From the last time I posted a comment I went out & bought QV bath oil & gentle cleanser as well as DermaVeen lotion. My son’s skin has improved so much. Its smooth & he isn’t itchy any more I’ve cut back on the cortisone & apply it as required.

  • I’m in my 50’s and still struggle with eczema, dermatologist put me onto QV skin repair cream and I haven’t looked back – almost never have to use steroid creams now! Some of the known triggers for eczema include oranges, bananas and lanolin. It’s worth trying some exclusion diets to see if something particularly triggers it – good luck :)

  • My kids don’t have it but I have my whole life and so has my sister. Try use only u fragrances moisturising soaps as the perfume irritate and drys out the skin. Make sure especially during winter you put moisturiser on at least 3 times a day.

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