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what else can i put on my son for his eczema???

ive tried lotions and foam medicine for the eczema the dr's told me but it doesnt help... what can i do??? cant get a dr appt for a derm. till next yr... thats some bs.

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Asked by ASHLIE421 at 5:24 PM on Aug. 26, 2009 in Health

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  • burts bees lotion or aveeno or uses his eucerin lotion more often

    Answer by peytonJJ27 at 5:26 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • thx.. is it a certain type of burts bee lotion?? the eucerin doesnt help at all...

    Answer by ASHLIE421 at 5:31 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Try aquaphor. Seriously, I know they say to use it for diaper rash, but it is amazing on super dry skin, and ALL sorts of stuff.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Aug. 26, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • My 8 year old has had eczema since she was about a year old. I've tried, and continue to try everything I come across on it. It seems that new lotions and creams only work for a while and then you have to change again.
    The one thing that seems to make the biggest difference is using mild soaps like Ivory, Castile, and the newest is goat milk soap that I bought at a farmers market.
    I'm going to try aquaphor next. (thank you anon)

    Answer by Lornamay at 5:49 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Eliminate dairy
    Keep baths/showers short, tepid and infrequent
    keep the afflicted areas well moisturized; coconut oil works great!

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:17 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Try Eucerin PLUS. That's what my doctor recommended for my son and worked better than anything prescription or non that I tried. His was the type that looked like little pimples all over his arms and every so often they would come to a head and be very red and sore. The Eucerin plus helped clear his pores or something. If your sons is like that, give it a try. My dr gave me samples before I went and spent $12 on a bottle of lotion I would never use.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • I'd suggest aquaphor.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 7:45 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • i just use regular baby burts bees cream

    Answer by peytonJJ27 at 7:53 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • I read on magazine that rubbing breast milks helps

    Answer by keylin at 12:24 AM on Aug. 30, 2009

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