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post #21 of 37
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Well, we tried the Aveeno stuff for a couple of weeks. Didn't help at all. Out of desperation we resorted to just putting Vaseline on her face at night before bed and I don't know if it's the Vaseline but it's been getting better. That is, it WAS getting better until she ate some cucumber and it erupted all over her face just moments later. No cucumber for us! It's weird and seems to be worse when she is teething (molars - ouch!). But after she turned one, it seems to be getting a  little bit better on its own. I hope I'm not speaking too soon!

post #22 of 37

I make a cream that seems, so far, to knock out all skin conditions including eczema.  Send me a message if you want the recipe.  I'd be willing to sell you a small amount if you don't want to invest in the ingredients.  I can pretty much guarantee that it'll fix the skin issue.  There aren't any essential oils which can be tricky where sensitivity is concerned.  It does not, however,  address any underlying issue.  Good luck with your babe!

post #23 of 37

We had success with hydrocortisone cream that we got at a drugstore - RiteAid, maybe.  It was $3 or so.  We also use CeraVe lotion when the flare up is not bad.  

 

We went through a lot of the same things you did - and tried the CA Baby calendula stuff too.  It did not make DS' eczema worse but it did not help either.  

 

My ped told me that most kids outgrow the cheek rash eczema so there is hope.  My son's went away when he was just over a year.  

post #24 of 37

If it started as cradle cap and spread to the cheeks, you could try an antifungal cream or even a dandruff shampoo.  Two friends of mine swear by it.  My kids' eczema was only "cured" by eliminating food triggers, daily baths and using Vanicream lotion.

post #25 of 37

I am vegan and have been on an elimination diet for months now, currently trialing different foods.  It did help clear DS' eczema and I haven't had any issues from it, and my supply is still fine.  Feel free to PM me if you like.
 

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We have now been referred to an allergist. However, my husband is deeply against me going on an elimination diet. We are vegetarians so he concerned that I won't get enough nutrients and that it will turn out that food is not causing the eczema. There seems to be such conflicting reports on food allergies and eczema and so many stories of moms who go through diet changes with no success. However, the success stories make me feel so guilty for not trying the elimination diet that it is hard.
post #26 of 37

I don't think there is a problem with California Baby's calendula cream as it has obviously helped many people and their baby's. It sounds more like your baby's are allergic to one or more of the ingredients. I personally use another calendula product by Mama Nature for my little tike called Tiny Troubles Baby Rescue Cream and his eczema is 10x better. California baby did not have any real impact on his eczema.

post #27 of 37
My DD had a spot of eczema that we couldn't get rid of... We had tried pretty much everything. Then a homeopathic dr recommanded neem cream... And within a couple of days it was gone... Really a miracle cream!


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post #28 of 37
There is a lotion from an auruvedic spa in hoboken that really is magic but pricey. I have heard a swim in the sea can work too. Good luck.
post #29 of 37

I have a 4 month old with very resistant eczema.. What brand of neem cream worked for you? 

post #30 of 37

We tried several popular creams they just made the extreme diaper rash much worse !  Then we discovered MARLY SKIN GUARD NORTH AMERICA  on the internet and it worked the diaper rash has reduced in size and has deminished the baby's screaming when she poops.  It is expensive  $39.00 and has ingredients that I would never have thought I would use but considering the results we will put up with the ingredients since it controls the diaper rash.  Make sure you order more before you run out or else its back to the extreme diaper rash for your poor baby.

post #31 of 37
DD has excema and it was quite sever all over her tummy, aggravated by the heat here. I did cave into using hydrocortisone for five days (doc said that's the max) and slathered cetaphil Restoraderm all over her body. It cleared right up and it did not turn out to be a superficial solution or appear to thin her skin. It worked and I have been able to maintain the healthy skin with cetaphil wash only for baths and the Restoraderm twice daily.

Now I use the Restoraderm and she hasn't had a major flare up in over two months.

I know you don't want to use hydrocortisone, but sometimes that is the only thing that can reduce the inflammation and irritation. However I would consult a doctor before putting it on the face.
post #32 of 37

I have started soaping and have begun also to make lotion. I made a creamy lotion that got rid of a lye burn on my face in two days. It has grapeseed oil, shea butter & glycerin. I used a basic lotion recipe. I used distilled rose and lavender water for the water phase.(Found that off of You Tube). You can use black tea (high in antioxidants). I used to have eczema but I grew out of it - I'm 46. When I was little, my mom used a sulfur product named Kay-San but of course it was taken off of the market. Maybe if the doctor will okay it, put a few grains of Sublimed Sulfur Powder in the lotion. I purchased it off Amazon. Swimming in the Atlantic Ocean one summer cleared up small outbreaks. It must have been the minerals in the water. Eczema is the worst. Kids made fun of my rash and I scratched at it with a brush sometimes. Regular lotion made it burn. You may want to start making your own soap and lotion. I found all the information from Google searches and You Tube. Best Wishes, Momby (I told my kids when they misbehave, they make me feel like a momby (a thing to be abused) instead of a mommy.)

post #33 of 37

California Baby recently reformulated several of their products and the new ingredients have irritated a lot of children's skin. You'll find a cream that will help, just don't give up! Keep a journal to keep everything clearly organized and note any reactions and then list possible ingredients that triggered the reaction. We went through TONS of creams before finding what works for my son's chronic eczema. We had to eliminate a lot of foods, we moved to soap nuts. started homeopathy, and moisturize flare ups with Calendulis Cream and hydrate daily with Manuka Honey Skin Cream.

post #34 of 37

California Baby recently reformulated several of their products and the new ingredients have irritated a lot of children's skin. You'll find a cream that will help, just don't give up! Keep a journal to keep everything clearly organized and note any reactions and then list possible ingredients that triggered the reaction. We went through TONS of creams before finding what works for my son's chronic eczema. We had to eliminate a lot of foods, we moved to soap nuts. started homeopathy, and moisturize flare ups with Calendulis Cream and hydrate daily with Manuka Honey Skin Cream.

post #35 of 37

I'm pretty rash-prone and have had mild eczema off and on for years.  DS gets it too from time to time.  The thing that seems to work best for me is pure aloe vera.
 

post #36 of 37

Raw honey applied directly on the eczema has worked wonders for my DH.  It isnt as sticky as you would think!

post #37 of 37

California Baby was AWFUL for Ds's eczema ... it made it so much worse ! He's 2.5 yrs old and what we've done when he has a flare up is...hydrocortisone cream ( 3 times a day) until the flare up is gone. And then use Aveeno Lotion FOR eczema not the regular kind. Oh and a free & clear detergent to wash the clothes in. 

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