I have tried everything the doctor has giving. I have tried home remedies, over the counter, etc. Nothing is seeming to help him. HELP! Majority of the things I've used he screams and hollers saying it burns and I have to fight with him to let me put it on him again.
Hi.....I hope you have found something to help that sweet boy of yours. I have had Eczema (A.D.) for 64 yrs now. I have open places as well, & boy do some of those lotions burn! However, I have just found a wonderful cream that DOESN'T BURN!
It's actually Walmarts Brand....called "Equate Soothing Cream" with Oatmeal & deep moisturizers. It's fragrance FREE, which is great for me because I'm allergic to ALL scented ANYTHING.
My 3 yr old grandson also is suffering from Eczema & my DIL uses the Aveeno Baby lotion for him. I tried it when I was visiting in FL, & although it was good, this one I just found is much cheaper. I can't begin to tell you how much I have spent over the years trying to find the BEST cream that doesn't irritate my skin.
I hope this helps and I pray your son gets some relief soon.
Here's my routine for my 2 year old son: a little lukewarm water in a bowl, damp his body with it using a wipe/ put moisturiser all over his body ( i use oilatium or cetraben) / steroid cream on red areas only/ organic virgin coconut oil all over the body/ petroleum vaseline on the rashes only/ finally lock it with moisturiser ( child's farm brand). Routine done only twice a day and significant result. When out and about, i use basic vaseline on rashes to keep it moist, cream so cheap, I'm not scared to use it well. Hope it helps
He should be washing with emollient not any soap. GP can prescribe. My son from young age was allergic to all soaps, baby moisturiser, oils etc.
If you need to buy Aveeno, diprobase, cetraban, epiderm etc xx
Delana... This may sound silly but have you tried the gold bond specifically with colloidal oatmeal? I ask because I finally, FINALLY found a lotion that helps. Aveeno daily moisturizer with colloidal oatmeal. Heaven how my hands drink it in! No burning...finally. Then I bought another bottle...aveeno, daily moisturizer but no mention on the tube/bottle about colloidal. Burns a little. So I think it has to specifically mention colloidal oatmeal. Hope your sweet baby gets some relief!!
It probably does burn....an most might feel like they are burning due to the irritation of the skin....what about a pure oatmeal bath? You can literally just put oat meal in cheese cloth and with warm water dab the skin...
I like lotions that have colloidal oatmeal in it. I am using Gold Bond Ultimate eczema Relief right now and it is working well. Lotions just help topically but a lot of times the skin lesions are really just a symptom of what is really going on inside the body, inflammation. Its worth looking into diet modifications (eliminating dairy, and gluten to see if it helps) he is young so he may not protest too much;)