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ds aged 3 has always got a rash on his bottom cheeks (for the last 6 mths). I thought it was eczema, but he has it no where else. He is prone to dry skin all over body though. I keep putting e45 on it, but he is always scratching it and making it sore and bleeding. Isn't he a bit old to start getting eczme now? none of my other children have ever suffered from it. Any advice please? thanks
My 3 year old DD has exactly the same symptons. I'm washing her with aqauous cream and putting E45 on everywhere else. It has improved her skin condition though.
I'm taking her to the doctors on monday to try & resolve it. I'll let you know what our doctor's say, although i'm in france!!
I had wondered if it was the cold that was agrevating it. My friends son, who does have eczema said it was really bad at the mo beacause of the cold. My sons chest tends to feel 'scaly', and his face looks very dry today, so put some moisturiser on with a fight. I just thought if it were eczema, it would be all over? I thought maybe to do with wash powder, but again, it would show elsewhere. Today though, it looks bright red spotty, but not spots if you know what I mean?
my Dd has eczema with small outbrakes on her back but her skin all over was as rough as sandpaper, i have just started to use oats in her bath water and her skin is now amazingly soft (cant stop stroking her) and her eczema is starting to clear up. if you want to try it you need to use pure oats, they are very cheap about 25p a bag, then pour some into a stocking and put it into the bath water. WORKS WONDERS
just out of interest, is your son dry at night at all. My daughter got really bad excma on her bum at the age of three, and we found it was the fact that she was allergic to huggies pull-ups that she wore at night. As soon as we realised and started to lift her instead, it cleared right up.
yes my daughters the same and we`ve been told its eczema and to not put anything in the bath and use aqueous cream, her whole body is like sandpaper and always has been prone to it..as a newborn she shed her skin like a snake!!
WOW - tried the oats in bath trick last night - It is amazing. Thank you so much! My DD just has very dry sandpaper like skin - no eczema, and even after just one bath it is so much softer. Will try myself tonight!
I took him to docs today, and he said it was eczema. He has given me hydrocortisone cream, and i need to go back to get some special shower gel. He said keep using E45, even though it seems to make no difference! It has settled down now though.