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My dd has developed excema - i have been using aveeno on her skin twice daily and also using hydromol- and a bit of the cortisone when it has become really inflamed on her arms (in the creases) - i was wondering if anyone had any good remedies, or something they have tried.  Her back has almost cleared up with constant creaming, but her legs and arms (where she can scratch) are quite red .... any help appreciated ...
Ihave cut her baths down - we used to bath nightly, but now i do it every second night to try and stop her skin from drying out
(Or have you seen someone, other than the clinic who have helped?)
I have heard that it usually clears up around 18 months, but would really like to try and find something that works (other than cortisone if possible)
ANy tips or help much appreciated from someone who has experienced this.
 

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Hiya

Have you been to the dr about it? As my dh has been an excema sufferer all his life and the dr can give you some advice. They might give you something like diprobase ( sp) to help.
My nephew has it and the dr has been really good with him. He has the diprobase and sometimes uses eumovate on the bad areas.

I really would suggest seeing the dr for advice as I know how irritating it can be for little ones ^hugme^

xx
Ps wearing just cotton clothing can help at times ;)

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Unfortunately I think it's just a case of trial and error with different creams.  We've been through lots including Diprobase (made them sorer), Doublebase (not very effective for us), Aveeno (seemed to work for a while but not now, doesn't seem concentrated enough), E45 (too harsh for them oddly enough), etc, etc, etc.  The one that seems to work really well and has been pretty much a constant for us is Cetraben which is also one our gp prescribed.  They went through a period of it not working so well for some reason - all very odd - but we're back on it and it's working fine.  The only thing I don't really like about it is that it contains parabens which I like to avoid with the boys.  I use it on my hands before bed every night and it keeps my usually shockingly dry hands at bay.  Another tip that Joxxi on here gave me was to put some porridge oats in a pair of tights and hang it over the taps when running the bath.  The oats soothe the skin.  I think also the key is also to apply cream a few times a day (something I'm not very good at remembering to do) and to apply it and sort of leave it on top of the skin rather than rubbing in fully (something my hv told me, am assuming that's right!).

Hope you find the best cream for your little one soon.
Pet x
 

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My nephew had bad eczema and his dermatologist recommended Oilatum bath oil as well as various creams to deal with flare-ups.  If your LO's eczema is bad, do go and see your GP.  I had bad psoriasis during the end of my pregnancy and I found Oilatum and a greasy ointment called Unguentum M were  the only things that helped.  Other moisturisers just irritated the skin and made me itch like crazy.  Both Oilatum and Unguentum M are sold over-the-counter.

I hope your LO's condition improves soon
Essex Girl x
 

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We have Oilatum for C's baths and we make sure he has a good soak in the bath each night. Then, it's a pat dry and slather on the Cetraban (sp?), leave for a bit to soak in and then dress him. Again, I'm not very good at remembering to slather him several times a day but when it's sunny, putting lots of suncream on kinda reminded me!!  ;D C also likes his baths quite deep so I put 3 capfuls in for him. Only problem is he's very slippery so getting him out the bath is hazardous!!  :eek:

I was also told about the porridge oats in a pair of tights. Let the water run over it whilst running the bath and then you can also use the porridge oats in the tights to gently wash baby with. It's supposed to work really well so I'm considering it!!
 

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L is Nearly 4 months and has excema, but they wont diagnose him with it till he is one  ^idiot^ We use oilatum bath and oilatum cream. They have helped abit, but dont expect anything to clear it up. We have tried various creams but nothing seems to work.

I have been told if we dont get on with the oilatum to go back to gp and they will prescibe something else, till we find something that works. You could also ask to be referred to a skin specialist.

We only bath L twice a week due to his skin. I have also been told to avoid putting them in jeans as the material can make it worse.

Havent heard of the porridge oats so will give that a try as im willing to try anything  ;D
 

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