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what to use on a 3 year old with dry, itchy skin?

It is winter in New England which means dry skin time. I just saw that my 3 year old has scratched her stomach/chest very badly. I sprayed it with anteseptic spray but what can I sue to make her skin not itch? I don't want to use my perfumed lotions on her.


Asked by Octobersmom at 5:23 PM on Jan. 20, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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Answers (20)
  • My doctor recomended 1% hydrocordisome cream for 3-5 days and now I use Aveeno lotion two times a day and it has helped a lot!

    Answer by vegepunkstr at 5:28 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • I use Eucerin cream and wash my dd with Dove sensitive skin....anything else breaks her out bad. Eucerin is very thick and really helps my dd not scratch.

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 5:24 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Eucerin lotion works well

    Answer by BubblesB at 5:25 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • We use Aveeno baby, but Vaseline creamy is great for really dry patches or scratches.

    Answer by Pnukey at 5:29 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • my 4 year old twin have excema and the Doctor prescribed them hydrocortisone ointment which is so helpful. It is important not to use perfumed lotions it will irritate her skin, use mild body wash, mild laundry detergent, pat dry her.


    Answer by mommiedear at 5:30 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • aveeno works great for kids with dry skin.

    Answer by 5forjulie at 5:38 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Aveena with oatmeal soap. Then lotions with aloe, or oatmeal or something for extra dry skin.
    Or you could try an oatmeal bath.

    Answer by smadar at 5:52 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Neutrogena makes a Norwegian Body Moisturizer that I use on my daughters skin.. she gets sandpapery, dry, itchy skin and this stuff works GREAT!

    Answer by anestheticsex at 6:06 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • i love the vasiline coco butter formula... it works great on my little guy

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:12 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • DD has a mild case of eczema. We use Dove soap and Lubriderm lotion. Whatever you choose, I'd try to stick with something with no fragrance/dyes (as you've mentioned) and be sure to apply it as soon as she's finished bathing--the sooner the better. In some cases, our doc prescribes hydrocortisone cream for specific problem areas and it's gone in just a couple of days. I'm sure your pediatrician could do the same for you, probably without even having to see her since your climate is conducive to this skin condition.

    Answer by sgalsmommy at 7:39 PM on Jan. 20, 2009