I'm looking for any and all ideas. We've tried switching bath soaps to a natural organic one, and we've tried using hydrocortizone cream and neither of those have worked. The dr. said he could prescribe something stronger but I want to try more natural home remedies before I go to that.
FYI she just turned 1.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:44 PM on Sep. 24, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by josiesmommy00 at 8:13 PM on Sep. 24, 2009
First, I am sorry. I know how desperate it can be and how bad a child feels when the eczema is also in a place where others can see it. It is also one of the most difficult skin disorders to treat and what worked for a while then suddenly stops working. Parents just hurt for their children. You can be supportive to your child by educating her on her condition, letting her know millions of people have this disorder, and finding a support group or starting one for her. It can be very lonely as a young girl/tween/teen with a skin disorder on her face. Teaching her strategies on how to cope if someone has questions or teases can also help her. I hear what you are saying about a more "natural" way....at some point we reach total desperation and do try what doctors suggest. Even prescriptions work for some time and then don't again. What helps the most: diet, exercise (have her try yoga, karate, dance), good social
Answer by frogdawg at 8:26 PM on Sep. 24, 2009