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#31 of 33 Old 11-01-2008, 03:44 PM
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all three of my daughters have varying degrees of eczema and we rarely use soap on them, no fabric softener or perfumed or dyed laundry soap, no perfumes or lotions, i dont let them use colored soap to wash their hands, we got rid of all polyester and other synthetic fabrics, we use humidifiers, and we all take acidopholus and hemp/fish oil.

that seems to help trememdously. when they get bad in the middle of the winter, i have also put a heating pad on the bad spots to warm them up(with a towel between their skin and the pad) it seems to take the edge off.

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Hemp milk and cod liver oil have helped our eczema tremendously. The only topical treatment to help us has been Emily's Skin Soothers.

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Of coarse the best way is to not be exposed to the triggers of a flare up, but when a flare up occurs a small amount of hydrocortizone goes a long way, especially when added to lotion to make it go farther and dilute it some. I have been using this remidy for years and have had not ill effects from its use. The prescriptions for eczema are just a stronger (much stronger) steroid. It is true that too much exposure to any steroid (including hydrocortizone) can effect the skin, but so can sunlight.
I have found that just a little hydrocortizone is enough to ease the pain and discomfort of eczema.

As for the immunes system being the best way for the body to heal I agree, but it does sometimes need a little help.
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