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BEST HELP FOR ECZEMA???

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
Has anybody used any good medicines for eczema on children??
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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#1
im not sure if this is right but im sure a few years ago my friend who use to get it really bad on her hands was told to get an aleo vera plant and if you snap the leaves and rub the juice on the skin its meant to be very good. not a medicine i know but might be some help.
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#3
my sister had a few goats years ago and someone used buy the milk from her and they said that drinking this instead of cows milk used to help. Not sure why maybe someone else may know why.
#4
my daughter had severe eczema (unfortunatley) have you tried wet wrappig, aqueous or epaderm creams also bath emoilent (forgot the brand name). Switch to non bio washing liquids or powder. would say more but phone and taking ages to type.
#5
do you mind e asking how old the child is as my son had it when he was younger I use the same soap powder as I know it doesn't aggrivate him also I watch what he eats and drinks hope this helps
#6
my partners brother had it really bad all over and the doctor said cut out all dairy and it worked a treat but it might be hard to do that with a child.
#7
Our childs eczeme was bad for around 4 years (when we were just using the basic moisturisers and steriod creams that were being given to us by our doctor). What we found with our child is that their eczema was being flared up at certain times, we had an allergy check done and it came back with certain food and other allergies (such as dust), we had this done privately as it was too difficult to get it done through the NHS.

The best moisturising cream that we have used is Aveeno cream, it can be purchased at most chemists or your doctor may be able to prescribe it for your child (our does). The best natural remedy we have across is Organic Argan Oil (from Morocco), it costs a lot but really does help.

Also if the eczeme is really bad at nights then you can get eczeme leggings and tops (your doctor should be able to prescribe these for your child), they really do help.

We found that changing the bedding to anti-allergy sheets and pillows was also a great help, we purchased ours from Allersafe (online), they were so expensive but we got to a point that we were willing to spend every last penny to help our child, we found this bedding made a big difference.

Hope this helps a bit and good luck.
#8
just done a bit of searching and a story from 2005 and about a young boy with eczema and it help a lot ny drinking goats milk. story here

in fact there seem to be a lot of stories like this where it helps.

Edited By: the sedge on Feb 09, 2011 21:00
#9
Would take them to doctors, I was using E45 on my little one, than when I went to docs he told me it was inappropriate and prescribed other things which worked a treat. If doc feels that dairy is a trigger your child can be tested. Hope things improve soon
#10
Years ago we tried cutting out E numbers and food additives from our son’s diet as he suffered from eczema, then re-introduced them gradually to see if there was a reaction.

E102 (yellow colouring) almost had an instant effect causing the eczema flare up. Your child may be susceptible to specific food additive. Just a thought?

Sorry I am unable to remember which cream was the most effective, we tried so many.
#11
My wee boy had it pretty bad. We went through over 10 types of cream over the years, it was a case of trial an error I'm afraid. Some made it worse. E45 made it much worse. He's currently on Dermol as a soap substitute and diprobase applied morning and night. He also has to get his clothes washed seperately, we use Surecare. Finally, his cuddly toys also needed washed in Surecare as they were irritating his face when he cuddled into them. Good luck.

Edited By: Bigred01 on Feb 09, 2011 21:28
suspended#12
i have dermatitis similar to eczema, cotton gloves with cream make it worse, E45 can feed skin conditions. i have found vaseline hand cream brill!! or on perscription Dermol lotion 500. i had skin tests at hospital to find out what it was that was causing the irritation, its worth pushing for as having a skin problem myself i know it can be very annoying. keep persisting with your doc, hope you get some joy:)

just remembered, piriton can help aswell, mine hands if i get too hot itch like hell and wake me up at night, i used to take an antihistemene (spelling sorry) they worked great

Edited By: nattynatty on Feb 09, 2011 21:34: more info
banned 1 Like #13
Sandpaper?
suspended#14
master_chief
Sandpaper?

yeah sounds great!! sure that will help the CHILD
#15
Its not medication, but i don't think we should be putting steroid creams on children and thats usually used for eczema.

Dream cream from Lush is fantastic, my friend who has eczema swears by it, I would recommend bathing child in butter ball bath bomb, drying well and then using dream cream. They are all natural products too so won't irritate the skin
#16
http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=KfI&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&q=oilatum&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=10986347072950962774&ei=0QpTTfq_MMPPhAewk_WHCQ&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CEMQ8wIwBA#
this is the best cream and bath oil ive had for my son, every time his flares up i bath him in the oil and then slatter cream all over him, its normally cleared up within 24 hours, then i apply the cream after every shower for a few more days and hes normally all clear then. you can get this off your GP too
#17
I had it quite bad on my hands years ago and im pretty sure it was a cream called Betnovate that I used. Think I had to get it from GP.
banned#18
Shellywelly
Its not medication, but i don't think we should be putting steroid creams on children and thats usually used for eczema.


I was on it for ages, used to get eczema on my wrists, my ankles and on my nads , now that was painful. Steroids can mess up your hormones in your body, hence why I'm more manly than most women.

Salt baths used to help me loads also sun bathing too which was when I found out going in the sea helped my eczema. I'm now 99.9% eczema free, I've grown out of it thankfully.
#19
my daughter is currently getting uv (like a sunbed) treatment. We tried the food allergy but no luck. My daughter is often prescribed steroid cream. wet wrapping seems to ease my daughters skin on an evening, when required
banned 1 Like #20
numptyj
I had it quite bad on my hands years ago and im pretty sure it was a cream called Betnovate that I used. Think I had to get it from GP.


Betnovate is a strong steroid and shouldn't be used on kids unless its really bad.

OP how old is your child and how bad is it?
Simple thing is though, theres no one cream that will work, its trial and error until you find something that works, and even then it might stop working then you have to start all over again :(

One thing that does usually help to stop the itching is hayfever treatments, piriton etc.
Moisturise regulary too.
#21
I always used cortisone cream supplied by the doctor when I was a kid, we found my eczema was brought on by a change in washing powder used on our clothes, we had to stuck to the one brand that didn't cause itching
banned#22
Shellywelly
Its not medication, but i don't think we should be putting steroid creams on children and thats usually used for eczema.


I think if you son/daughter is lying awake all night crying from the pain he/she is in you might change your mind on that, although I do know what you are saying.

Edited By: colinsunderland on Feb 09, 2011 22:13
#23
Have you ever thought about Emu Oil?

"Emu oil is a 100% natural remedy that has been used in Aboriginal medicine for centuries. The oil has now become famous around the Globe for its powerful soothing properties and its popularity as one of the most effective natural remedies available is growing quickly.
There have now been several published studies that show emu oil significantly reducing inflammation and swelling with topical application (1-4). In some of these studies it was shown that the application of emu oil to the skin was as effective, or even more so, at reducing inflammation as some commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs.
Emu oil not only adds moisture to the skin, but it also acts to retain it, by providing an effective barrier. Quickly absorbed and easy to apply emu oil is suitable for all skin types and its natural fatty acid make-up is thought to be very similar to that of human skin. "
banned#24
colinsunderland

I think if you son/daughter is lying awake all night crying from the pain


Wow my child hood, I actually said I would never have kids so I didn't let another person go through what I went through. Unfortunately my paternal feeling is so great now I am having a child :| I just hope I haven't past it on :(
#25
colinsunderland
Shellywelly
Its not medication, but i don't think we should be putting steroid creams on children and thats usually used for eczema.
I think if you son/daughter is lying awake all night crying from the pain he/she is in you might change your mind on that, although I do know what you are saying.

I fully agree, luckily my son only had minor eczema when him was a toddler. However as I say my friend who has severe eczema loves the cream I have mentioned and I just think all other options should be tried before steroids.
#26
i had excema for about 6 years and took part in loads of different treatment studies, eventually a chinese doctor told me to just put aquious(sp) cream on my arms and legs before i go to bed and then wrap it all up with cling film.

i looked like a right pillock for 4 weeks but after them 4 weeks the excema had completely gone...my excema wasnt mild either i had it really bad, maybe give that a go, your child will find it a tad uncomfortable at first but imo its worth trying
banned#27
acecatcher3

i looked like a right pillock for 4 weeks but after them 4 weeks the excema had completely gone...my excema wasnt mild either i had it really bad, maybe give that a go, your child will find it a tad uncomfortable at first but imo its worth trying


cool nice tip, my grandparents tried putting cotton gloves on me to stop the scratching at night :p
#28
Oilatum :)

We've tried Diprobase, E45, Vaseline (-when GP told me I couldnt have any more oilatum as it was too costly), and many others but none have worked as well, some (esp the Vaseline) left him red and sore.
http://www.salcuraskincare.com/eczema-treatments is good too.
#29
lumoruk
acecatcher3

i looked like a right pillock for 4 weeks but after them 4 weeks the excema had completely gone...my excema wasnt mild either i had it really bad, maybe give that a go, your child will find it a tad uncomfortable at first but imo its worth trying


cool nice tip, my grandparents tried putting cotton gloves on me to stop the scratching at night :p


aha i put all the cream on my arms and legs, then the cling film then i had these special tights and arm tights things that the doctor gave me which is for excema.

I think its one of those things, not everyone can have the same benefit of a certain treatment, id had all sorts of steroid and then non steroid creams tried on me and then the chinese man sorted it all out with cling film!

another great one for varucas is sticking banana peels on your feet, the enzymes in the peel get rid of them
#30
I had eczema all my life, steroid cream always next to my bed, 20 years ago I had test done, when the test come back, it's looks like I am allergic to almost everything. surely I can't just living on air. so What I did is if I had fish today, I will not have it for another week .
soon after my son was born, I know he got eczema too. so everything he ( me) wear or sleeping have to be pure cotton . GP give him cream and steroid cream, but I don't want he depend on steroid cream all his life like me, so I tried everything, I have to say , the best affective is Salcura , specially the salcura intensive skin therapy spray are very good to stop the itching.
http://www.salcuraskincare.com/eczema-treatments
banned#31
Nikki999
Oilatum :)

We've tried Diprobase, E45, Vaseline (-when GP told me I couldnt have any more oilatum as it was too costly), and many others but none have worked as well, some (esp the Vaseline) left him red and sore.
http://www.salcuraskincare.com/eczema-treatments
is good too.


and on the other side - my daughter's eczema flares up really bad when she uses Oilatum!
#32
acecatcher3
i had excema for about 6 years and took part in loads of different treatment studies, eventually a chinese doctor told me to just put aquious(sp) cream on my arms and legs before i go to bed and then wrap it all up with cling film.

i looked like a right pillock for 4 weeks but after them 4 weeks the excema had completely gone...my excema wasnt mild either i had it really bad, maybe give that a go, your child will find it a tad uncomfortable at first but imo its worth trying


I had to do the clingfilm thing too lol, but with that steroid cream mentioned above, which Colin mentioned doesnt appear to be suitable for kids oops lol
#33
ah...eczema..... !

DS1 had it all over face...looked like he took a fork to his face at nights....nothing really worked..he grew out of it around 4

DS2 still has it. really bad... high concentrated steroids and wet wraps/bandages....epaderm ointment generally , when flares up we have started on a thing called a protopic which is quite hardcore! but steroid for big flare ups!

DD1...double base worked now doesnt, but hers isnt too bad and epaderm is helping

i rly pushed for a allergy test for DS2 and finally got one. he is allergic to a few bits which worsen his eczema.

good luck with the eczema..its horrible!
#34
some steroids are rubbish and will bearly effect u.... i think it goes

hydrocortisol
eumovate
betnovate
elecon

well thats what my son went through,....we settled on betnovate but he was getting more and more flare ups quicker....instead of going on elecon again we went down the bandaging and the protopic route. protopic is strong stuff and loads of dos and donts...but has helped.
#35
I also read somewhere that silk sheets and pillowcases help.. The cotton ones tends to suck out the moisture in your hair and skin etc.
You'd have to look into it though as I don't know enough about it to say if it works or is utter drivel?!

Edit: Maybe not then, mustve gotten my wires crossed, sorry. The link below has some useful info though :)



Edited By: Nikki999 on Feb 09, 2011 23:21
#36
From http://www.talkeczema.com/webdocs/features/what_goes_with_eczema.php :

Silk

Natural silk is a single thread produced by the industrious little silkworm. The single thread is made up of a double filament of protein material called fibroin which is glued together by a sticky substance called sericin. This natural silk is woven into the shiny soft fabric that we are all familiar with. However, sericin is a potential irritant to sensitive skin, so normal silk clothing is unsuitable for eczema patients. Silk for medical use, such as wound stitches, is specially treated to remove sericin and this is what has been knitted into a special fabric which has virtually no allergic potential (only one case of allergy has ever been reported). Unlike the short fibres of cotton, each silk thread is made up of many filaments up to 800 metres long. This produces a fabric that is perfectly smooth and does not cause friction on the skin. It also has greater ability to absorb moisture than cotton, and helps to maintain the body temperature by reducing excessive sweating and moisture loss. These properties make this specially treated silk the natural candidate as an eczema-friendly fabric.
#37
Doublebase which is an emollient in gel or cream form is a good and you can get it on prescription. You can also get a shower gel type thing as well I think.
Ask your GP what they recommend.

Some reviews here: http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/health-products/doublebase-emolient-cream/reviews/
#38
Aqueous Cream can be found in Boots

Careful though, just read this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11564662

Edited By: Xiwt on Feb 10, 2011 00:17
#39
stick with the natural remedies.....steroids are a no no

urine therapy ftw
#40
Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon camphor and 1 teaspoon sandalwood paste on the rashes. Apply nutmeg paste to the affected areas. Put natural vitamin E on the affected skin, it will relieve you of itching. Zinc taken orally and applied directly on the affected skin is effective. Both shark cartilage and lotion of blueberry leaves reduce inflammation. Use pine tar soap to wash the affected skin. Drink tomato juice daily, it will cure the symptoms in a few days.

You can also make a lotion out of crushed dandelion leaves, spearmint leaves, and a few drops of oil. Apply this lotion to your skin and allow it to remain on for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. This can act as an effective eczema cure. It is better to avoid cosmetic products as far as possible as the chemicals in them may aggravate the condition. An exfoliating cream is a very good option, but it is important to use it regularly in order to get rid of the upper layers of dead skin. It is also important that you use a gently exfoliating cream instead of a commercial product as this will help to prevent unnecessary irritation of the inflamed skin. You can make a cleansing scrub by soaking a handful of nuts in a small quantity of water. Blend these nuts along with half an avocado as avocados contain healthy oils that help to protect and moisturize your skin. Massage your skin gently with this creamy natural exfoliating paste and you can then allow it to remain on your skin for about 10 minutes before you rinse it off. You can add a few drops of fresh lemon juice to this paste to help cleanse your skin of the uppermost layer of dead skin cells.

An important aspect of any eczema treatment plan would be to keep the skin well hydrated and moisturized. While there are plenty of commercial products available for this purpose, some in fact specially marketed for eczema patients, most commercial products do contain some amount of chemicals and fragrances that could be too harsh for your sensitive skin, aggravating the eczema symptoms. The best option would be to use natural oils for an eczema cure. Try and stick to virgin varieties of these oils as the refinement processes that are used destroy and significantly reduce some of the natural properties of the oils. Virgin coconut oil is one such natural oil that is believed to be highly effective as a remedy not just for eczema, but for a variety of skin conditions. The healing effects of virgin coconut oil are attributed to its various properties including a rich content of lauric acid and other fatty acids. The only other rich source of lauric acid is a mother’s milk. Coconut oil can simply be applied over the areas of skin that are affected just like any topical ointment. This will help to keep the skin smooth and soft.

Another natural remedy for eczema that is often used in eczema treatment at home would be the application of mudpacks.

Turmeric powder can also be used in natural eczema treatments and you could make a paste with a tablespoon of the powder mixed with the same proportions of bitter neem leaves.

The application of cold compresses is also believed to help in eczema treatment and should help provide relief to any skin irritation.

Another useful and easily available ingredient for eczema treatment would be papaya. Mashed papaya seeds can be applied to the areas of skin that are affected to reduce the itchiness.

In addition to using natural remedies for eczema and other medications for eczema treatment it is also essential to follow a good skin care regimen. Make sure you avoid using harsh soaps and other commercial products like cosmetics that contain chemicals or any other drying agents.

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