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Thread: Suggestions for eczema relief - DD is itching like mad!

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    Default Suggestions for eczema relief - DD is itching like mad!

    Hi Ladies.

    From birth DD has always scratched her belly whenever she was naked. She never had a rash or anything so I just figured it was some weird baby habit or something. At around 3 weeks i stopped using Johnsons bath stuff and used QV bath oil as she got dry/rough skin. That helped heaps and I've continued that along with a sorbolene rub down after her bath.

    Almost 2 weeks ago now she developed a little rash with her itching. She was teething and had a cold so I figured it was just associated with that and continued on with the normal routine. When I saw the Dr about her cold he said she had some eczema (as she had all little marks and scabs where she'd been scratching like crazy).. I have eczema/dermatitis so figured she would possibly end up with it. Under her neck has been particularly bad and she has been scratching and breaking the skin. The drool from teething and it staying moist hasn't helped but I've managed to get it healed up quite well. Her skin is no longer rough as I've gone to bathing every other day if i can (as per Dr suggestion) so that is great but she is still scratching like crazy when naked and also when she has clothes on.

    I really want to give her some relief from this but not sure what to try and what might help. She is due for her 6 mnth needles this week so will need to go the Dr but I was hoping to hold off till later in the week or next week possibly but don't want her to have to go on scratching like this for longer than absolutely necessary (IYKWIM)..

    I have considered the whole laundry detergent theory but i've always used a sensitive one just because i use it for myself and she is only itching her belly and neck and it only appears to be sensitive around that area, if it was the detergent I would have assumed everywhere her clothes touch would itch..

    Any suggestions on what i can try to give her some relief?

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    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    In the jungle.


    Moogoo make a great cream i find helps with DD's eczema. Also QV make a soothing type cream that was also good.
    You can get moogoo online, their customer service is great.
    Otherwise pop into your pharmacy and ask about the QV.

    Not sure if your DD is on solids, but i find some foods flare up my little girls skin. Maybe something you are eating if you are BF'ing?

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    Dec 2008


    My son used to do the same thing. I tried everything - and I mean EVERYTHING. In the end (after a while mind you) I realised he was only itching where his singlet was touching his skin. So I stopped putting singlets on him and used tshirt material body suits instead which solved the problem. He's now 11 and still gets eczema if he wears a singlet. SO maybe try her without a singlet for a bit and see if it helps any.

    Put some Sigma ZSC powder (i think it's Sigma, in a white bottle with blue label you get it from the Chemist) on her neck and body. Maybe also try some anti fungal cream on her neck, the dribbling on it could cause a fungal thing. Just a thought.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007


    One of Jordy's doctors suggested giving him zyrtec (sp?) drops every night for a week and it cleared right up.

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    Mar 2005
    Sydney, NSW


    I found Medihoney eczema cream to work on DD1's eczema. It is natural, so I never worried how often I used it. Really soothed her. Avail at chemists and at woollies I think .xo

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