I am trying to help my thirteen year old get her eczema under control. Her arms are red and where not red, mostly white patches. We have tried every lotion. This year it spread to her knees. Specialist at Children's laughed at me when I suggested food allergy. Steroids only make the white patches worse. I have tried every natural lotion imaginable and nothing works. White patches are actually more concerning than the red.
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My son is 16 and we had a similar experience. It was a dermatologist who had the nerve to say we just needed to put more lotion on him. He is red and itchy everywhere on his body except the bottoms of his feet and palms of this hands. He is covered in lotion most of the time, but nothing stops the itching. We went to an allergist and she tested him for food and environmental allergies. He had none. But she is helping him anyway and he started Dupixent last week. We are praying from some relief to occur in the next couple of months. I have felt defeated too, but don't give up. Try different doctors until someone helps you.
I do. When I'm out in the heat and I start to sweat I start itching
Anyone have trouble with sun and heat?
Try bathing g in heaping hand full of baking soda!!! Then use Shea Moisture Indian Hemp & Shea Butter Inflammation Therapy Medicated Bar Soap to wash with!!! Can order on line from Walmart since most stores do not stock!!! Then while skin is damp follow with lotion!!! I use Aveeno and I keep things under control as long as I am careful what I eat!!! Hooe this can be of some help!!!