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Eczema

My three year old has had eczema since he was a newborn. We have been everywhere from the pedestrianto the dermatologist  the products work but it just seems like its just not enough. Could anyone give me any advice?

 
dre07_dream10

Asked by dre07_dream10 at 1:57 PM on May. 15, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • I disagree with anonymous(and why did she sign anonymous anyhow??)

    I have eczema and have had it for the better part of my life and have tried alot of different things I am currently using and have used Elidel for a long time and have never had any problems. I have eczema on my scalp and face and have used Elidel on my face and use Nizarol Shampoo on my scalp. I even use the Elidel on my hairline

    here is some information you may find helpful--

    http://www.webmd.com/video/kids-and-eczema

    http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/news/20110421/corticosteroids-for-kids-eczema-may-not-hurt-skin

    http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/understanding-eczema-treatment

    http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/default.htm

    http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/eczema_home_treatment

    hope these help Good Luck and God Bless
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 7:14 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • Avoid dairy; it is a huge culprit for eczema flareups. Eczema is inflammation, it needs to be treated from the inside. Supplement with a good probiotic (you need to restore good bacteria) and vitamin C (a natural anti-inflammatory); both also are wonderful for their immune-enhancing effects. Make sure your child is getting enough good oils in his diet; try coconut oil, borage oil, and evening primrose oil (each of these can be used topically as well to reduce itching). Avoid Rx creams like Elidel (known to cause cancer) and all OTC products (soaps, shampoos, etc.) that contain petrochemicals, parabens, SLS, phthalates, etc. Even products made to treat eczema contain ingredients known to exacerbate the condition. And I'm sure others will be along and suggest you try Vaseline or Aquafor ... absolutely do NOT use these products; they are petrochemicals and should NOT be used on or near skin.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on May. 15, 2011

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