My Dd, age 6, has always had ezema off & on behind her knees, it just seems to be getting worse recently, and spreading up her legs. I try crams for the homeopathic chemist, that have done bugger all really, if it gets really bad I put some hydrocortisone cream on it. Is it worth getting her tested for allergies? What kind of basic moisturiser is good to put on when it's not too bad? Any hints appreciated...
My DS also has eczema, I reckon I have tried every lotion and potion available to buy. I have tried cutting out wheat, milk and only washing his clothes in soap flakes. Nothing seems to make any real difference.
I know for certain he reacts to grass and tomatoes as his skin goes red almost immediately.
I too prefer homeopathic remedies but his skin is so bad sometimes that the prescribed creams are the only option.
I have a referal to have him allergy tested butit seems to be the most busy department in the hospital. I recieved a letter 2 mo ago fromt the hospital saying they had recieved my referal and to await an appointment...
good morning glad someone else is up! have you tried e45 if it's not too severe. Also try Diprobase and Epaderm. Yes worth getting allergy tests done. My dd2 is 10 mo and after allergy tests and eliminating certain foods her skin is a lot clearer. Although i have been up since 430am with her madly itching today so it's not 100% solution..
Ahhh yes, E45 cream....it is tricky. I know Dd has a severe allergy to grass...but it must be just a certain type..( she runs around outside all the time no reactions).Got her blood tested for the basics last year as she had a couple of cases of total body hives out the blue,( plus we wanted to get a dog, & wanted to make sure she wasn't allergic before we did). I reckon it would be worth going to ask for further tests. Yes I'm in Australia, but sympathy to girlsyearapart, think I've still got PTSD from the sleep deprivation of the early days! esselle, where are you? We're in Tassie, beedin cold at the moment, and soggy, very English weather. Love it here though...just having a fret about Tess's knees, it seems to be spreading...frustrating that the steroid cream seems to be the only thing that'll knock it on the head! OK, best go, thanks for the hints...
Ladies, I was just about to post on here and start an new Ezcema thread... my DS (6 in Sept) has awoken this morning to awful breakout of ezcema on his face. He has obviously been scratching during the night and the ezcema under his chin is red and bleeding. DS had baby ezcema when around 6 months all over his body, and they advised then that it would probably mean allergies in later life (my DM is allergic to ALL fruit / citric acid, so allergies in the family and DSis has hayfever / asthma).
I'm going to make an appointment at the Doc's today for him. But any ideas on how to sooth him ?
I haven't changed any detergents, so I am at a loss on why the break out now !
Have you given piriton? I'm only really up on baby excema and allergies. Oat bath? The excema nurse did say with older children encourage them to pat or pinch rather than scratch. We also put a fan on her at night which soothes. Look at the threads in the allergy section lots of advice there from people with older excema sufferers. x
I had terrible eczema when DS was born, like I've not had since childhood - was covering both inner thighs, cracked and bleeding. I ended up using his baby bottom barrier cream from Neal's Yard in desperation, just to protect me a bit from the wind (this was last Dec/Jan, in the snow, and the chill was agony) and it cleared it up. I was astonished, as the prescription stuff wasn't doing much. It may have been a fluke, or the prescribed stuff taking a while, but perhaps worth a try? It's really just a herbal zinc cream, but it was very comforting as well.
My 12 month old ds has eczema, I have recently cut peppers out of his diet after being told it can often flare up eczema (we used to eat lots of red peppers). To my amazement it has completly healed up. Maybe worth trying?
ds had eczema when he was a nb and still gets it on and off. i only use ecoballs to wash his clothes and the only cream that worked was natraderm from the health store. not sure how easy it would be to get in aus!!