Eczema rise linked to hygiene
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Steven (VMX72212) · 18 Jun 2008My daughter suffered with really bad eczema from age 1 through age 8. What we found worked best was sort of a combination of treatments: First we had her go swimming in a chlorinated pool or take a bath in bleach water (this disinfected her skin, then we would moisturize her skin with lotion ( we preferred Vanicream or some lotion that had little or no added scents in them), we also had her take a cod liver pill every morning... This admittedly odd combination really seemed to do the trick - and trust me, we tried just about everything.
Anonymous · 16 Sep 2006After a recent bout of really bad facial eczema, I found that vaseline totally cleared it for me! May be worth a try?
rebekah (KTZ29892) · 09 Jun 2005My son, age 1 1/2 has been suffering from eczema for a while, and i've tried a variety of creams as free samples from work( i'm a nurse). nothing has helped and i've recently read that aqueous cream can exacerbate cildhood eczema. so 2 days ago i switched him to goats milk and it's nearly all gone. I've also ordered goats milk skin cream off te internet which professes to clear eczema and other skin complaints. a girl at work tried it and it worked...i'll keep you posted!!
Anonymous · 06 Apr 2005Some people find aloe vera gel is
good for the treatment of eczema.
Anonymous · 05 Apr 2005I have found that using Emulsifying Ointment to bathe in and using a new product called Aveno(which is oatmeal based)has calmed the redness for 24hours. I try to avoid using steroid based creams on myself and my daughter as these will thin out the skin
Anonymous · 05 Apr 2005If you have eczema/asthma you should make an informed choice
before having your child given any
vaccinations, as they may be allergic to some of the ingredients
in childhood vaccines i.e. the
ingredient neomycin sulphate which
is a strong antibiotic which may
be used as a preservative in the
five in one vaccine and he MMR.
The manufactures of these vaccines
ask if you or your child is allergic to this ingredient does
your G.P. Ask the same question?
You can have a skin patch test done
to test for allergy it has to be left on for 48 hours.
How else would you know if you
or your two month old infant is allergic to neomycin.
Anonymous · 03 Apr 2005I have found eucerin works very well with my 3 yr old daughter. However I had to use steroid creams first to get the eczema under control. Steroids when used with correct instruction from a dermatologist cleared the eczema for almost all areas and it did re-occur when I stopped the steroids and began using eucerin. It took only a couple of weeks to go from very out of control to almost gone. The treatment also includes daily baths in clear water before applying the eucerin
Les (ZFO23335) · 02 Feb 2005I might have suspected the vacination link had it not been that our 3 month old son had already developed eczema before his first injection.
We had to switch from breast to bottle and he developed the eczema shortly after. We had switched to standard baby milk formaula as we didn't know we should have gone straight onto a hypoallegenic feed to limit the risk.
Mairead (parentsoftwinsi) · 30 Nov 2004Oral Polio and MMR vACCINES contain
Yor child can have an allergy to
your child can also be alllergic
to the antibiotic neomycin which
is an ingredient in some childhood
Ask your GP FOR The patient information leaflet from the
manufacturer of any vaccine they want your child to receive
You can read the list of ingredients side effects and contraindications from this
Please see medsafe Oral Polio
data sheet and medsafe MMR VACCINE
colleen (XTW20590) · 26 Nov 2004To Sinead i was reading your comment and was wondering could you find out at what age you were started on goats milk as my four and a half month old daughter has bad eczema and people keep telling me goats milk but the doctors say she is to young she eats solids and all that no problem your help would be much appreciated
Mairead (parentsoftwinsi) · 27 Sep 2003Babies receive their first multiple
vaccinations at age two months
eczema usually is diagnosed at
around three months.
You dont have to be a rocket
scientist to figure out the link
sharon (Sgurry) · 15 Oct 2002My eczema is extremely bad at the moment and have tried all methods!It was gone for years until last year I fell pregnant with my little girl.Since having her I've gone to many specialists who weren't helpful at all.I find the best way to soothe the eczema is to bathe in "emulsyfing ointment" melted in the bath water and after drying off I found a non-steroid cream called "Diprabase" to get rid of the redness to be very helpful!I've used another non-steroid cream called "Protopic" to be very useful but the only fault I have with it is the cost of about E85 per 30g tube.There is no cure for eczema so all sufferers try to keep it under control because thats the only cure for it!
Sinead (mcmorros) · 25 Oct 2001I've suffered from eczema on and off since I was born. I was fed goat's milk instead of cow's, which seemed to make a big difference. More recently, I've found acupuncture good, but on a daily basis I use aqueous cream instead of soap and sometimes dead sea salt products. I find this routine minimises the frequency of attacks. I'm afraid my experience has been that everyone is different and all you can do is try everything that's out there. In my case, I find that I have certain intolerances (eg soap and dairy). It's just a matter of identifying the cause and then using that knowledge to control the eczema.
LISA (LISAM) · 04 Jul 2001My son who is 18 months has a slight touch of eczema, which he only seems to get behind his knees and the fold of his arms. I use Betonovate to clear it up but it seems the moment it clears and I stop using it it will come back. Does anyone out there have any suggestions to a non steroid cream thate I could use on a regular basis.
ann (aconneally) · 03 Jul 2001I sm writing a thesis on occupational dermatitis in hospitals and would be grateful for any useful websites/info. etc
Jack (hyundai) · 12 Jun 2001My face has steadily got worse. It is becoming more acute. I use Betnovate ointment which relieves the redness temporarily. i gather this is not a safe method of control.
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