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#1 Pink Tulip

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

Hi I was just wondering if any one has any tips that has helped with your child's excema? DS has Severe Excema and has been on numerous steroidal creams and antibacterial and nothing's working sad.gif it's really bothering him tonight and I don't know how to help him. I've bathed him and out his creams on.
He gets bathed in Pinetarsol each night like his pead has recommended. He has a skin prick test booked for late march but that's so long away still sad.gif he's on S-26 Lactose free formula which his pead has out him on.

How I wish I could take it all away for him sad.gif
Any advice would be great thanks x

#2 30bt

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

a little bit of a non sedating antihistamine might work!


#3 MumLOA

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

My son is 1 month older than yours and also suffers from severe eczema...
as you would know different things work for different people, but for flare ups or nights when he's particularly irritated by it we use kids Zyrtec (as recommended by our paed) if you could get some, maybe give that a try?


#4 Pink Tulip

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

His pead gave him Phernergan but we can't use it all the time.. Ill have to ask him about the Zyrtec we live tow hours away from his pead so it makes it difficult.

I tried wrapping his hands in glad wrap and mittens as suggested by his pead to allow the cream to absorb better but he somehow takes it all off

#5 MumLOA

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

Have you tried wet wraps? We also sleep our son in an all in one zip up suit so he can't scratch...doesn't help with his head much though and wrapping his hands just doesn't work :?

We've also given Panadol when out of Zytec and desperate

Oh and sometimes we've resorted to him sleeping with us so we can hold his hands and stop him scratching...not ideal i know.

Just throwing some ideas out there for you...eczema is just horrible, for both bubs and parents.

Good luck original.gif

#6 Pink Tulip

Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

Sorry for late reply.

Yes he is in wet crepe bandages three times a day. I do the co-sleeping anyway most nights original.gif personal choice.

He's better today went swimming in a salt pool this morning and he seems less itchy . Guess we will just have to wait until the skin test

#7 longluncher

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

I've suffered from psoriasis for most of my life and have had luck with : salt water swims, dermaveen/sorbolene bath and air drying, lying in the sun for short periods. As an adult I've found moo goo products really effective.. I think they have a baby line. Just as FYI generally, my skin woes are triggered by strep throat, once I got my tonsils out a few years ago my psoriasis cleared up amazingly and now only have a few patches.

#8 Feralmummacat

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

We are similar to Alpha_Chook's niece DS1 eczema was very severe until he was hospitalised due to constant infections at 3 years old. We had seen pead, allergists/immunologists and private dermatologists but it took a team of dermatologists in the hospital to work out a management plan for his eczema.

I recommend requesting a referral to a dermatologist as they are experts in managing eczema rather than a pead.

I have never heard of wrapping hands (or any part of the body) in glad wrap. This will heat up the skin and make it more itchy. Heat is the worst thing for eczema. Wet wraps if used correctly help the steroid cream to be absorbed but they also allow the skin to breath something the glad wrap would not be doing.

There are garments on the market that have mittens built into the sleeves that are 100% cotton that stop the scratching that maybe better.

http://www.theallergyshop.com.au/categorie...ing-for-Eczema/

I am very concerned that you are using wet wraps 3 times a day and not seeing a improvement in his skin. We did this in hospital and DS1 was released with "normal" looking skin. In 4 days it had gone from infected and dry and flaky skin to nearly perfect. You may not be on the right steroid or you may not be wet wrapping correctly.

RCH has some great information on eczema I recommend that you have a read of it

http://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/Eczema/

DS1 is on a nightly dose of zyrtec.

If you want you can PM if you have any questions. Both DS1 and DS2 have eczema so we have been dealing with it for a long time.

#9 Mummy-2-1boy

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:09 PM

Hi, you poor little one! I suffered terribly with eczema from the time I was a baby right up until I fell pregnant with my first bub - amazingly I have not had a trace since! I managed my own eczema through diet - once I worked out what set me off I was able to avoid it which usually kept it at bay unless I was stressed or changes in weather etc... For me, wheat played a massive part & I still avoid it as I don't want it coming back! I also limited the amount of dairy I had, if I had too much it would flare up. I had eczema under my skin (white patches all over my otherwise dark complexion) but all went away during pregnancy!
Unfortunately it's something I have passed on the both my bubs sad.gif with #1 its not so bad, just patches on the tops of his legs & bottom, irritated by his nappy... Again, with advise fromMy naturopath I eliminated wheat from his diet which made a MASSIVE difference. He was also terribly constipated, which also cleared after eliminating wheat. My 2nd bub had it terribly on her face, it was so red & angry & she was constantly sick with the flu as a bub (thanks to rsv) & the bacteria in her snot would irritate it when she was sleeping - terrible terrible time sad.gif We also switched to aptimal lactose free & went intensely with steroid cream for a few weeks & it cleared (along with getting rid of any soap products from the house & using dermaveen wash etc). It flares up occasionally but we again go intensely with the cream - they say to use sparingly but my gp said to just go intense so u dont have to use it for a long time. She still has a bit of it on we bottom but not nearly as bad - not yet been game to give her wheat though & she is 13 months! If it were me, if you havnt already, I would try eliminating wheat - its really easy with the products out ATM but you will need to do it for a few months to know if it has any effect as your body stores it for a long time...



#10 SWMonkey

Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

When I was buying a paddling pool at Clark Rubber, I mentioned to the shop assistant that my DS loves water but he had eczema flare ups (not severe) so I was unwilling to expose him to chlorine (and hence, public pools) just yet. She said that she'd had severe eczema all of her life and highly recommended chickweed gel as a means to alleviating it. Apparently you can buy it at health food shops. Best of luck!

#11 everyday

Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:42 PM

I'd see if any of the Moogoo products work (their website has heaps of info and testimonials). They seem to work for a surprising amount of people.

#12 raone

Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:56 PM

I agree with the moogoo the excess and psorisis  cream has awesome healing properties which is half the problem. If you have sores and cracked skin you just want to scratch more. Moogoo cleared my hands which had been constantly  covered in rash sores broken skin etc. DS got diagnosed with it at three months and i used the steroid  cream for a week but it would come back the next day. I really don't like it anyway as i have had is thin my own skin.
Now i just cover him in moogoo twice a day or more if scratching. He has a few cracks now but no rash whatsoever.

#13 emm79

Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:34 AM

Hope you get some answers from the skin prick test.  In the meantime (I noticed this started a few weeks ago) if you decide to give moogoo a try, do a very small test patch first.  If he's allergic to dairy, and that's what's causing his eczema, the moogoo will make it worse.

I'm surprised they haven't suggested eliminating certain foods in the meantime to see if that makes any difference.

I keep all known allergens out of DS's and my diets, use QV bath oil and cream and hit it hard with the steroids (same as a PP) when it does flare up.




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