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15/11/2013 at 19:12
P has quite bad eczema but I've never had to deal with it before.
It started as rough areas of skin that felt like permanent goosebumps and i was advised to use Epaderm ointment (not the cream). It started getting worse and it turned red and spotty so i was given Diprobase ointment and Oilatum for the bath. We have been using it for about 5 weeks but its not improving. She has sore red lines in the creases behind her knees and a spotty rash on her thighs and chest/neck that she scratches whenever i change her. Does the spotty rash still sound like eczema? The spots are quite raised and the ones on her legs are dry and bleed when she scratches but the ones on her neck arent dry at all.
Any recomnendations on what to try next??
Thank you x
15/11/2013 at 19:45
You need to break the itch scratch cycle. If it's dry and bleeding she probably needs a steroid cream and piriton. The moisturisers will do just that, moisturise. They keep it at bay but you need something stronger to get rid in the first place.
That said, I will still continue to rave about Dream Cream. Amazing stuff.
15/11/2013 at 19:51
Thanks Rusty. Maybe a trip to the GP is in order then. Where would i get dream cream??
15/11/2013 at 20:03
F's eczema started as spots on his face which spread and turned into extremely dry skin. Thankfully getting his milk sorted got rid of it.
I think Rusty is right, she probably needs a steroid cream, my mum suffers quite badly and always needs to use one to clear it up.
15/11/2013 at 20:15
15/11/2013 at 21:04
I'm not a baby, but I get eczema because I'm asthmatic. Keeping moisturised helps prevent it from developing for me, and I use a very very thick cream on all areas I'm prone to it (elbows, knees, between my thumb and index finger, and fronts of my calves, oddly), but if it does I end up needing steroid cream. It will get rid of the itch, so should stop the scratching, which is otherwise unavoidable for a baby.
15/11/2013 at 21:59
Epaderm, Diprobase, Oilatum didn't work for my little boy, someone here suggested Aveeno cream, I picked some up from the supermarket and within 24 his skin was soft and smooth, you can also get it on prescription, definitely worth a go made a big difference here, sorted out his sleeping as well, as finally he wasn't scratching all the time.
15/11/2013 at 22:45
You need a steroid cream for the inflammation and redness. Moisturise as well but not at the same time as the moisturiser dilutes the steroid.
We wash N with aqueous, and use oilatum in the bath and oilatum shampoo. We moisturise with diprobase and have three different steroid creams depending on his skin. We got everything from the dermatologist as the GP dismissed it all. I personally wouldn't let a GP treat eczema.
Initially we gave Piriton at night to stop the itching.
16/11/2013 at 00:04
Dream Cream is from Lush
16/11/2013 at 06:40
I used Aveeno and Dream Cream with O, they're both brilliant. He also had Unguentum and steroid cream from the GP. O was quite a bad scratcher so I had to buy some Scratchsleeves as he would pull gloves off his hands, though socks work quite well in stopping the worst of the damage when he scratched. I've also used Infacare for his baths. There's a trick where you put oats in a sock and then put it into the bath, which helps to soothe the skin. I didn't try it but it might work for you. x
16/11/2013 at 09:52
Thanks everyone! X
18/11/2013 at 21:30
We have tried all sorts with Ava and the only stuff that worked is zeroderm ointment. It is really greasy and horrible on your hands, but brilliant for eczema. Ava's skin has improved loads since we started using it. We also have weak steroid cream for when we get any very red bits.
I can't remember all the names of the stuff we have tried which was no good but they include - diprobase, oilatum (which we still put in the bath as it doesn't do any harm), zeroderm, doublebase, epaderm, e45, palmers cocoa butter lotion, vaseline and some stuff from Lush that I can't remember the name of.
19/11/2013 at 14:13
What happened with the milk issue? Henry's was bordering on eczema till we changed the milk and was (another!) one of his symptoms
19/11/2013 at 20:40
Well P is on Nutramigen now. I feel so sorry for her as she is smothered in this angry red spotty rash. It must drive her nuts. I took her to the doctors today and they think it might have got worse as the weather is colder and the heating is on. I am stopping the Diprobase as it does say a side effect can be itchy spotty skin so i will try the Oilatum cream for a while. Failing that i am going to try Aveeno or Dream Cream.
MS she still gets diarrhoea every day but she isnt sobbing for hours like she was. The paediatrician is very reluctant to change milk again especially as we are now weaning. Tomorrow if its warm enough indoors i might let her roll around naked for a bit and get some air to it. See if that helps. I hate seeing her tearing at her skin poor little mite x
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