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Does this make eczema worse?

My son has eczema i recently bought st.ives sea butter & oatmeal will this make his eczema worse? My mom says it will.

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mylovelylife

Asked by mylovelylife at 10:51 AM on May. 13, 2013 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Probably not. Oatmeal is actually soothing to irritated skin. If his eczema is due to a sensitivity to fragrances in soaps, detergents, etc then it's possible.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 10:57 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • My son had it when he was a baby. Bathing him with some olive oil in the water and fragrance free lotion and detergent helped.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 11:00 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • @missanc i dont think is related to scents but when he goes over his grandma she uses lubriderm lotion which has no scent. He was with his dad this weekend and he came back sun burn and i guess the sweating made his eczema worse:/ we dont actually know what causes it he just breaks out from time to time. At first we tought it was allergies because he would get it when the time changed drastically which it does because we live in Texas. But we dont know if that could be the cause or not.

    @virginiamama71 Thank you didnt know olive oil helped
    mylovelylife

    Comment by mylovelylife (original poster) at 11:05 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • Sun also helps I'm not sure you should St. Ives anything they put lots of chemical in that stuff. For eczema you should use cordizone cream or target it through diet.
    pinkparcel

    Answer by pinkparcel at 11:09 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • @pinkparcel what would he need to eat? because he is a very picky eater
    mylovelylife

    Comment by mylovelylife (original poster) at 11:35 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • It's not so much the sweating as the sun - the sun makes eczema worse. Instead of looking for soothing commercial brands, look rather for the purest most unadulterated (with the least added chemicals) lotion you can find.
    winterglow

    Answer by winterglow at 11:43 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • Try it on just a little patch of skin and see what happens before you put it all over him. Different people are sensitive to different products.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 11:53 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • @winterglow okay thank you
    mylovelylife

    Comment by mylovelylife (original poster) at 11:53 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • @ballad yeah i think im going to do that thank you:)
    mylovelylife

    Comment by mylovelylife (original poster) at 11:54 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • Any foods with fatty acids like salmon and advacodos, organic fruits and veggies also virgin coconut oil can be added to any thing he eats. He should also wear cotton.
    pinkparcel

    Answer by pinkparcel at 12:28 PM on May. 13, 2013

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