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eczema cleared by antibiotics? why?

(7 Posts)
Mamabear12 Fri 09-May-14 16:15:21

wanted to post here as well (posted this in parenting section but thought might get luck here as well?)

My DD is two and has always had milk eczema. However, since we travelled to the USA it has flared and spread to her legs and other arm (before she had just on one spot on her arm.) Anyway, we took her to the Dr for a check up for an ear infection...turns out she had a bad ear infection in both ears...so was put on antibiotics...after a few days on antibiotics her eczema has completely cleared! I am worried it will come back after she is finished the course. I sure hope it does not!

But I am just curious if anyone has experience with this?

mummybell11777 Sat 10-May-14 03:13:07

Hi there im new to mumsnet I started with an aggressive exzema but only on my hands and a small patch above my right ankle and now have the ugliest scars s due to itching as its the only relief I get but I do scratch till I bleed plz could you tell me the name of the antibiotics as they may help me too thankyou

mummybell11777 Sat 10-May-14 03:15:47

Hi there im new to mumsnet I started with an aggressive exzema but only on my hands and a small patch above my right ankle and now have the ugliest scars s due to itching as its the only relief I get but I do scratch till I bleed plz could you tell me the name of the antibiotics as they may help me too thankyou

Mamabear12 Sat 10-May-14 15:00:57

It was for an ear infection. Will check the name and post shortly

FunkyFlanFlinger Sat 10-May-14 18:08:26

Hi, two of my children have exzema and had an enormous flare up a few weeks ago when I used one of those Dr Beckmann washing machine cleaners. Good grief, I will not be using that again!!

It was head to toe on both of them, GP gave them both creams, washing gunk and a 10 day course of antibiotics, saying that it is now seen as the quickest and best option for a flare up. They both then had a second course and it is now on "repeat prescription" for both of them. Son is nearly 18 and daughter is 13.

Mind you, normally their exzema flares when they are stressed which perhaps is different from your daughters...

FFF x

AShadowStirsWithin Sat 10-May-14 18:13:10

It's possible the eczema was infected which had caused it to spread and the ABs dealt with the skin infection while they were in her system. I've had severe eczema for years and mine often gets infected and needs ABs. It's hard to spot as infected eczema doesn't always mean oozing, sometimes it's just very red and doesn't shift with normal creams.

CoteDAzur Sat 10-May-14 18:14:12

Possibilities:

(1) Coincidence (i.e. correlation, not causation)

(2) It was a bacterial infection, not eczema.

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