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Whath is good to put on 2 year old for exema

my daughter skin is getting dry and cracked and shes getting red rashes under her kness and arms and cheecks. I have been putting aloe vera lotion on it, but was wondering what else we could do to help her.

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Asked by akiranth at 3:28 PM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • cocoa and shea butter lotion is best for eczema

    Answer by momofone725 at 3:29 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • put baby oil on the spots while still damp from a bath, don't let them just dry. Keep them moisturized or they crack and bleed and itch really bad.

    Answer by sweet29mom at 3:30 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • We use good ol' Vaseline or a cream made with lanolin
    If its cracking,you may want the doc to take a look at it. You don't want it to get infected

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:31 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Hydrocortisone cream!!!!!

    Answer by Luvmybooskies at 3:31 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • You may have more luck taking her off whatever she's allergic to, rather than putting on something to treat the symptoms. Eczema can be caused by anything from dairy allergies to contact dermatitis (which is worse wherever the compound she's reacting to touches). Try a more gentle detergent for her clothes... or eliminating dairy products from her diet for a few weeks to see if it doesn't clear up.

    Answer by LindaClement at 3:37 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Hydrocortisone Cream is good, especially if the skin is raw or cracked to the point of bleeding; it will help it heal and keep it from getting infected. Eucerin Calming Cream is pretty good to use on a regular basis once the skin is healed.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 3:41 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Also try skipping soap whenever possible and putting cream on her as soon as she comes out of the bath. If you are bathing her daily, you might also cut back to once every 2 to 3 days during the winter.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 3:43 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Coconut oil. Stay away from baby oil, vaseline, and other petrochemicals. Also, stay away from Rx creams like Elidel (known to cause cancer). Be leary of OTC excema products as many of them contain petrochemicals and other ingredients that only exacerbate the condition. Excema is more often caused by an allergy of sorts like one of the posters mentions above. Limit her dairy intake (often a huge culprit), and up her immune system.

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 3:50 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • We use California baby wash in her bath its fragrence free and all that and for her skin I use aveeno baby for extremly dry skin and eucerin anti itch lotion.....

    Answer by navyjen at 4:00 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Aveeno lotion for excema is great,last winter I took my son off everything, two weeks at a time, dairy, wheat, strawberries, it was really hard! no results, then, come summer it just cleared up. It's definitely the winter season with the heat running that gets him started, He had it bad again this month, used the aveeno cream after 3 baths and it's almost gone. Also stopped bathing him everyday, and am using the aveeno creamy moisturizing wash.

    Answer by wadesmum at 4:48 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

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