Eczema

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Eczema

We just found out Andrew has eczema. The doctor gave us steroid cream for the flare ups which seems to work wonders. I bought Aquaphor for the rest of his skin but what a mess. I put it on right after his bath but it is so greasy..then he is greasy and slippery and my hands are greasy and it is just a mess. I put his pj's on him right after because otherwise the aquaphor would get everywhere! Does anyone else have a better method?

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Eczema is a pain. That really is the best way to deal with it, unfortunately. You can try Cetaphil lotion when it isn't as bad, but during a flare up the steroid cream and aquaphor are going to be the only things that work. Make sure you use a gentle soap on him in the tub as well, like Cetaphil. Make sure he soaks in the tub for at least 15 minutes. Pat his skin dry, don't rub it.

Also, you should look into seeing an allergist. Dd1 had horrible eczema that sprang up in February when she turned 2. By April, when we saw the allergist, the rash covered about 80-90% of her body. We found out she was allergic to eggs and rice. After 2 weeks without those foods, she cleared up.

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We use Cetaphil Restoraderm both body wash and lotion on Maya's Eczema, It has really kept her flare ups down.

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Both Babes have eczema, Kaylee worse then Brad. She has a horrible patch on her left foot that just wont go away. We've been using spectro gel junior which seemed to work ok. Is Cetaphil prescription?

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No, you just have to know where to find it. Try looking in a drugstore, it should be with the soaps and lotions and most likely near Eucerin.

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I use coconut or olive oil on mine. Also, I was told by my dermatologist that there is something in blue clothing dye that can cause flareups...