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MollyMooMin Tue 12-Apr-05 10:54:24

My DD suffers from eczema but we can normally keep it at bay by bathing in oilatum & using oilatum cream & hydrocortisone. Last night she kept us up all night thrashing herself about her cot in agony. When we checked her, she was absolutely covered in eczema. Today, she can't sleep, play & I even iritate it by changing her nappy. I'm so upset I feel so helpless, she's only 14 weeks old. Can anyone please suggest anything?

bambi06 Tue 12-Apr-05 10:57:04

porridge oats wrapped in muslin hanging over tap while you run it works wonders in calming and soothing skin plus its a great moisturiser..if you squeeze out the `milk` from the oats and rub it into her skin you`ll see how soft it is..hope it helps but i use it on my two when they`re particularly dry

swiperfox Tue 12-Apr-05 11:02:24

Poor little soul. Do you know whats causing the eczema? Is it washing powder or something?

MollyMooMin Tue 12-Apr-05 11:14:39

Swiperfox, we use surcare wash powder & used absolutely nothing different. She's not on solids yet so can't be her diet.. I'm just hating seeing her suffer. I know that in a couple of days it will calm down abit, but it's in the meantime. Thanks bambi06, I will try that later.

Podmog Tue 12-Apr-05 11:42:05

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sandycheeks Tue 12-Apr-05 12:49:42

Is she teething at all?!! I thought we finally had ds's eczema under controll, but he's just started to cut new teeth and he's red raw all over again aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

MollyMooMin Tue 12-Apr-05 17:42:33

Right! Been to get the porridge oats to try later. Does anyone know if olive oil works in the bath too? It's pure with nothing added so I don't know whether to try that aswell?

bunny2 Tue 12-Apr-05 20:11:48

Olive oil is a good moisturiser, I put it on dd after her bath but I find Doublebase is better if her skin feels dry. Ds has had a flare up of eczema recently - it happens every Spring and I think it is a reaction to pollen. Does anyone in your family have hayfever or a pollen allergy?

bunny2 Tue 12-Apr-05 20:12:21

btw, oats on the bath works well on dd (19 weeks)

MollyMooMin Wed 13-Apr-05 09:36:04

Yeah, I had eczema as a child, but grew out of it, and my husband has hayfever.

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