Jump to content

Excema help please!


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#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 Alpha_Chook

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:28 PM

My niece, not 2.5 years old, had severe eczema up till she was hospitalised with it (it got infected) and they did a whole lot of tests. It turned out she was allergic to eggs and peanuts to the point that if her mum had any of those things it could go into the breastmilk and cause the reaction. By the time she was diagnosed she was being fed mostly solids and once they eliminated those things the eczema cleared up and has been all good ever since.

My brother and SIL used goats milk products on her, not sure if it made a difference.

#4 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?


#5 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

#6 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

#7 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

#8 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.

#9 copham

Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

My son is 16 months and suffers so badly his skin would tear open. We use resolve +1 and it clears it up to the point that there is no rash or sores. So far with all the money we have spent this has been the best product to use and luckily we can get it from the chemist (2 doors down) so it's quick and cheap to use.

#10 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.

#11 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...



#12 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!

#13 aleithaki

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.

#14 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.

#15 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.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win $1000 with Sea-Bands!

Three lucky fans can win a Sea-Band prize pack valued at over $1000 each, which includes two Sea-Bands plus a $1000 Eftpos gift card!

Misery loves Facebook

Facebook users are often criticised for only showing the positive, fun parts of their lives. But what about when it swings the other way, when someone uses it for the purposes of ranting about their children all the time, never posting anything positive?

Toddler's adorable impersonation of pregnant mum

Little Ellis has noticed his mum is walking differently lately, and his impersonation of her is hilarious.

'Forgotten baby syndrome' can happen to any one of us

When my third child was two months old, I strapped her into her car seat, then promptly forgot all about her. But she survived, unharmed, because it was winter, and I was lucky.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five mums or mums-to-be will join the EB Test Drive Team and discover great items at an exclusive Big W event. (Sydney only.)

Ten things I've learned about motherhood

Never take a good night's sleep for granted. There is no logic like toddler logic. Standing on Lego hurts every time. These are the truths of parenthood.

Parenting past the toddler years: what's next?

Your baby has grown into a toddler, and now your toddler is fast approaching the preschooler stage. What can you expect as a parent?

Tips on what to pack in your hospital bag

Before giving birth I read countless lists, ended up overpacking just a little, and now know what I'll actually want to pack next time.

New app keeps tabs on your kids at childcare

Popular new technology lets parents know what their children are up to at childcare - but not everyone is a fan.

21 things I love about newborns

There?s an irresistible magic about newborns. Of course they're not all smiles and rainbows, but they are undeniably cute and remarkable in so, so many ways.

Kid-friendly hairdressers: who says haircuts can?t be fun?

I?ve found some salons who boast setups ideal for children ? you name it, they?ve thought of it. All are designed to make haircuts fun rather than stressful.

Labour pain relief may reduce risk of postnatal depression: study

Postnatal depression is a complex condition, but researchers say pain relief during labour may help some women.

Why we need better support for men after miscarriage

In a recent study, 85 per cent of men admitted feeling sadness after their partner miscarried, but almost half said they didn't share their feelings at all. What can be done to help them?

Mum in business: Kristy Chong

Kristy Chong is the managing director of Australian-made Modibodi underwear and a mum to Lucas, 6, Jason, 4, and Isaac, 6 months. She shares her advice for other mums thinking about starting their own businesses.

From toddler to preschooler: a developmental roadmap

So your toddler is growing up and will soon be entering the preschooler years. Here are a few ways to frame their development that will help you understand what?s going in those beautiful, funny, clever little heads of theirs.

Mum sacrifices an eye for her unborn baby

Motherhood is full of sacrifices, but this woman has made a life-altering one - and her baby hasn't even been born.

A grandparent by any other name

A growing number of grandparents are shunning tradition and going against conventional names - but a grandparent by any other name still gives the same awesome cuddles and kisses.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

When labour just doesn't happen

After three healthy kids, I can?t help feeling I?ve been a little ripped off. I missed out on something I had always wanted to experience, and now I?ll never get the chance.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

Win $1000 with Sea-Bands!

Three lucky fans can win a Sea-Band prize pack valued at over $1000 each, which includes two Sea-Bands plus a $1000 Eftpos gift card!

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five mums or mums-to-be will join the EB Test Drive Team and discover great items at an exclusive Big W event. (Sydney only.)

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.