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What oc product can I buy to use on my son's eczema?

It is rather mild, but the itching bothers him.
What have you tried and how did it work?

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QandA

Asked by QandA at 9:53 PM on Sep. 14, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • Euceryn, yes I have used it and it's great. My dr recommended it.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:55 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • personally I use emu oil on my own eczema. Its natural, not water based (which can make it worse) and doesn't have any scents. A couple drops covers a 2"by2" spot on my arm that drives me nuts. For a while I used a steroid cream on it, but I would hesitate to do that with any little person.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • My son's derm recommended Cetaphill. I haven't found it yet, so I'm checking Eucerin out.
    KennsWifey

    Answer by KennsWifey at 10:06 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • aveno baby works well also
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:23 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Cetaphil works well, as do Eucerin & Aquaphor products, but your best bet would be to try to figure out what's causing the eczema in the first place.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 10:24 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • My baby has a severe case. We have used a lot of things. From cortizone cream 1% to help itch (do not use to much, especially on face). Eucerin makes her scream. Bathes I give her sea salt water baths to help dry it out, and also other time used aveano baby. Use nothing with a fragrance. Right now she is on a special Cetaphil cream that has helped a lot. Mine was special mixed by derm., but Cetaphil is the base w/ a steroid. We also have to use an antibiotic cream.
    MommyPeck3

    Answer by MommyPeck3 at 10:57 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • Sarna and the gold bond lotion in the mint green bottle are very good
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 11:04 PM on Sep. 14, 2009

  • why did make a profile just to use this section? Its pretty obvious by your name.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:12 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Shea butter. Avoid products with mineral oil. All they do is coat the skin. I suggest you have him checked for food sensitivities. Food sensitivities are often cause eczema.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 8:44 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Eliminate dairy
    Keep baths/showers short, infrequent and cool
    Keep the afflicted areas well moisturized with coconut oil

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:00 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

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