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Anyone know natural methods for helping my sons bad eczema?


Asked by harris4 at 2:16 AM on Dec. 19, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Eczema is associated with difficulty in converting dietary Linoleic Acid to Gamma Linoleic Acid. Supplementing the diet with Black Currant Oil, Borage Oil or Evening Primrose Oil will have a beneficial effect, as will reducing sugar in the diet and increasing food sources of zinc and vitamin C. Topical treatments than will help are pumpkin seed butter, rosehip seed oil, pure olive squalane and hyaluronic acid.

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 10:36 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • lotion that helped - Melaluca's Renew - I think that company has more "natural" products. You could look into it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:21 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • never heard of it ...tyvm

    Comment by harris4 (original poster) at 2:22 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Don't know much about natural products but I use Cetaphil soap and lotion on my boys. It helps better than everything else I've tried.

    Answer by reigndrops12689 at 2:39 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • My son had it really bad over summer, due to all the sun and chlorine from the pool. I started using Gold Bond with Shea butter. ( nothing else worked). His skin started getting better right away. Now I make sure he always wears it. He has eczema too. He used to get these really bad rough patches all rashy and red..all gone. Good luck!

    Answer by LIFO at 3:23 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • A gluten free diet can often cure it.

    Answer by ecodani at 9:49 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • Cetpahil wash and Aquahor lotion works wonders.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:14 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • I had terrible eczema my ENTIRE life. No RX meds helped. I started taking fish oil supplements (gel capsules) 2 caps three times daily. I take a bath every other night with lots of baby oil in the water...I make sure not to get the water too hot though. I put triple anitbiotic ointment on the specicifc spots where it gets terrible and but a bandaid over them. I use aquaphor lotion also which really helps. My eczema so far is the best this winter that it has been in YEARS!! Good luck!

    Answer by CayShek at 12:42 PM on Dec. 19, 2010