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    Does anyone have any really good remedies for exzema? Annabelle has too much skin area affected to use steriod creams (entirity of her arms and legs, plus a patch on her cheek), besides the fact that niether mine nor dh's respond at all to the steriod creams. We've been using cetaphil exzema body wash and lotion, and while it worked in the summer, it's not working now that the air is soooo dry. She's starting to scratch it, so I know it's bugging her, and I just want to give her some relief!
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    Have you tried oatmeal baths. Put some in a old pair of stockings or similar and tie up then place under the running water. My daughter only gets it in the summer and only on arms but this helps her. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylemma View Post
    Have you tried oatmeal baths. Put some in a old pair of stockings or similar and tie up then place under the running water. My daughter only gets it in the summer and only on arms but this helps her. Good luck.
    I'll try that tonight. Thanks for reminding me about them, they only help with the itch for me, hopefully they'll help Annabelle more.
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    All three of my kids have eczema and I use baby eczema therapy moisturizing cream. It works great!!!

    http://www.aveeno.com/baby-care/ecze...turizing-cream
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyscott View Post
    All three of my kids have eczema and I use baby eczema therapy moisturizing cream. It works great!!!

    http://www.aveeno.com/baby-care/ecze...turizing-cream
    I'm really hesitant to use Aveeno on Annabelle because I get a really bad rash from it ... rash on top of eczema is NO fun. Thanks for the suggestion though!
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    We use plain old Eucarin for my DD's eczema. It was recommended by her pediatrician when she was about 3 months old! It helps a lot with the itch.
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    My oldest had it bad but we used steroid creams and he seemed to do well with those. For his skin I use California baby products which seems to work well for him.

    Aveeno makes a lotion for babies/kids with excema. I bought it a few months ago but I haven't had to use it yet on my boys but I did use it on my nephew who has it pretty bad. It helped a lot so you might want to try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nori_garsi View Post
    My oldest had it bad but we used steroid creams and he seemed to do well with those. For his skin I use California baby products which seems to work well for him.

    Aveeno makes a lotion for babies/kids with excema. I bought it a few months ago but I haven't had to use it yet on my boys but I did use it on my nephew who has it pretty bad. It helped a lot so you might want to try it.
    Thanks Lenora. I'm just not comfortable using a steriod cream on over 50 % of her skins surface. I know that for myself I've been told not to use it on more than 10% of my body at a time, and I wouldn't think that would be any different for her. I've gotten a bad rash from every Aveeno product I've tried myself, and for that reason am hesitant to use them on Annabelle. I do have another oatmeal lotion that I've been trying myself for the last couple weeks that is at least taking the itch out. Maybe I'll try it on Annabelle tonight.

    I'm also thinking about taking both of us gluten free. I know it makes a huge difference in my skin, and I'm wondering now if it will make a difference in Annabelle's.
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    hen I was reading this I was thinking of telling you a friend of mine is BFing her daughter and she just went gluten and dairy free and has had AMAZING results with it. In just a couple days she noticed a huge improvement.

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    My oldest son battled severe eczema. By 18 months he got septic from an infection in the open sores and was in the ICU for a week. If it gets out of control you can ask your doctor for a dosing of oral prednisone, the skin will go perfect within 1-2 days and you can start over with keeping it that way. It's a strong medication but eczema is painful and dangerous if it gets out of control. I also liked the aveeno but we used the steroid creams to keep things under control. It wasn't until we got allergy testing were we able to nip it in the bud, turns out he was allergic to carpet, cats, smoke, eggs. Most kids with eczema develop asthma as well so it's best to find out what the triggers are as soon as you can.

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