: Eczema: What worked for you?

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  • Change of Washing detergents used on clothes

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thread: Eczema: What worked for you?

  1. #73
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2009
    Upper Coomera, QLD
    33

    Exclamation New baby with eczema

    Hi to all

    My DD started to show eczema after 1 week of being born, but was breast fed for his first 8 weeks. When I changed him to an Organic Formula he instantly got worse on his face and ears. When we tried Nan he was so irritable and unhappy. When we tried s26 he instantly broke out in a rash on his neck and chest and then onto his elbows and knees. From here it just got worse, it went onto his chest and the rest of his arms and legs. When we finally saw a specialist at the Gold Coast Hospital he was diagnosed with a milk protein allergy. He is now on Elecare prescription formula. His eczema has not gone away so I have the following creams:

    *QV bath oil - (every second day)
    *1% cortizone cream - only on rough areas
    *Sudocream on red and itchy areas
    *Aquous lotion on whole body
    *MooGoo cream on whole body
    *Becoderm on red areas

    I have found the Sudocream to be really good at taking the red away and stopping the itching, but the Aquous lotion does not keep the skin moisturized for long enough but the Becoderm to be good. I've just recently used the MooGoo cream today, so we'll see if that works. I find that eczema gets less red but does not go away.

    Does anybody have any ideas about getting the eczema to completely go away, also because he start swimming lessons in 2.5 weeks and I know the chlorine might make they eczema worse.

    Also, has anyone ideas about what cream to use as a barrier cream for before he goes into the water? If someone has a personal experience with swimming in chlorine that would be very insightful for me.

    Sorry about all the questions, but I'm at a loss at this experience.


  2. #74
    Registered User

    Oct 2007
    Vic
    617

    Hi setof3,
    DS also seemed to get eczema from about 1 week, although we have not had the probs with the formula, although he is now on S26 soy - but still the eczema is still there.

    Like you we use a range of products inc. bath oil, cortisone and elacon. I have taken DS swimming a few time to see if he gets worse as I want to put him in lessons from early next year. So far I have used his dermeze ointment prior to swimming (i use the dermeze as his normal moisturiser all over his body each nappy change), putting a good lot on just prior to going into the pool, and it seems to have been ok in that his eczema has not got worse from the pool. Starting yesterday, I have been trying the Paw Paw ointment in place of the dermeze, as I would prefer to use a non-paraffin mosituriser. So far so good...

    Hope this helps...oh I would be interested in knowing how you go with the moogoo as it is another product that I have been thinking of trying.
    FG

  3. #75
    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2008
    Perth
    486

    My DD2 has had eczema since 8 weeks. I find the chlorine burns her skin and instantly makes it red so no public swimming pools for her.

    Paw Paw cream also has parrafin in it. I like to try and stay as natural as possible with DD's skin. I found the QV range did nothing and the oil actually made her itch.

    MooGoo MSM cream is wonderful for her skin and I use it everyday. Olive oil cream also works wonders and I use this daily too. It has some parrafin in but it works so well that I use it.
    I found Dermese just clogs up her skin. She has been doing very well with this. I also use a goat's milk soap only and don't bath her in the same water that I wash her hair in.
    Last edited by Miss H; July 21st, 2010 at 02:32 PM. : lost post

  4. #76
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2006
    melbourne
    11,462

    my DD2 17 months has dry skin in general with eczema behind her knees only, we use QV oil in the bath and cream after a bath, but its very red and angry looking
    shes breastfed still, no dairy, soy or nuts due to intolerances, shes also on low salysilate diet, some shes ok with other shes isnt.
    i wash in Euka washing powder
    we have moogoo but obviously cant use, so wondering what others are currently using

  5. #77
    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2008
    Perth
    486

    my DD2 17 months has dry skin in general with eczema behind her knees only, we use QV oil in the bath and cream after a bath, but its very red and angry looking
    shes breastfed still, no dairy, soy or nuts due to intolerances, shes also on low salysilate diet, some shes ok with other shes isnt.
    i wash in Euka washing powder
    we have moogoo but obviously cant use, so wondering what others are currently using
    The MooGoo MSM cream has no milk in it. I have checked the ingredients list and I can't spot any milk or milk products. It works wonders for my DD's eczema. I also use Michael's Olivara Skin cream which is very good too. Can she try a Goat's milk soap? And make sure you are putting cream on her at least 4 times a day. Especially in winter.

  6. #78
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2006
    melbourne
    11,462

    thanks darl.. will check out the msm, as for goats milk, im worried about the protein in it, as thats the issue for her

  7. #79
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2006
    melbourne
    11,462

    so why is parafin bad for skin??
    i bought some dermeze on friday and ive found its great for her dry skin,but reading this has me worried, i was using the black paw paw cream but finding it wasnt really helping, ive also tried pure organic coconut oil

  8. #80
    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2008
    Perth
    486

    Parrafin is a byproduct from the same thing they make petrol out of. It coats the skin and blocks pores and will make the skin look older quicker. It's very cheap to make so that is why it is added to most creams. I have tried the coconut oil as well and use it for myself but it doesn't moisturise as well as the MSM does. Google mineral oil on wikipedia and they will tell you how it is made and then decide if that is what you want to put onto your skin. They also say that it causes cancer in rats.
    Last edited by Miss H; August 8th, 2010 at 10:33 AM.

  9. #81
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2006
    melbourne
    11,462

    scary stuff! thanks darl, think i'll have to try the MSM cream

  10. #82
    Registered User

    Jan 2005
    Mooroolbark, VIC
    1,154

    My bub developed eczema all over his body, face and arms at about 4 months. We went to the childrens hospital and they recommended a mild cortisone cream on his face (Cortic DS - over the counter), a stronger prescription one over his body (elocon) and to moisturise with QV intensive in a tube not a tub as you can reinfect the skin from using the tub. He started with antibiotics as the eczema was infected. This cleared it up and as long as I bath and follow this routine it is usually pretty good. He seems to have flare ups when I eat certain food (tomato), but doing the above clears it up. They also suggested daily bathing and creaming to ensure the skin is cleansed - plus bleach baths. Quarter cup of bleach in the water to kill bacteria then rinse in clean water. (I never did this as it seemed a bit to much for a little bubba).
    I'm now going to a naturopath so we'll see what they suggest too.

  11. #83
    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2008
    QLD
    156

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  12. #84
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2007
    Country NSW
    452

    DS2 (19 months) has had dry skin/eczema on his arms, legs and torso since a few months old. It didn't seem to bother him, but after playing in the sandpit or swimming it really started to flare up. What worked for us is Moogoo soap in the bath followed by Nyal Eczema lotion sealed in with Sudocrem after his bath. Three weeks ago it had flared up so much that I started looking for something else to try and read about fish oil. Since then he gets one capsule a day in yoghurt and his dry skin/eczema has all but disappeared .

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