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My one year old daughter has just been diagnosed with ecxema. Our Dx has given us a nonsteriod cream for it that is new to the market. Although I will be using this, I am wondering if anyone could reccomend anything else? Like preventive methods to keep it from returning, creams to use etc.
 

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Please do a search in health and healing forum. ANd in the archives there too. THere's a TON of info.<br><br><br>
If the doctor gave you Elidel just be aware that the product itself states that it is not recommended for children under two. Our ped tried to give it to us several times, but I had to remind him of the products recommendations.<br><br>
Not using my child as a guinea pig.
 

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Thanks for the info. I thought there would be a section for this but couldn't find it. I will look some more.<br><br>
My Dx said that they have researched Elidel for kids younger than two and it was fine. Actually he said that they have used it on kids as young as 6 months. MMMMM got me thinking though. I will be doing some research on the med. on the net when I have the time.<br><br>
OO have a butt to change. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Moving this to Health and Healing!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Check this thread: <a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?threadid=87550" target="_blank">http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...threadid=87550</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.elidel.com/info/ppi.jsp" target="_blank">http://www.elidel.com/info/ppi.jsp</a><br><br>
My ds has had eczema for most of his life and we have narrowed it down to a lactose intolerance. As long as he drinks lactose free milk it stays clear. We are just starting to introduce things like yogurt, ice cream, etc to his diet. I am finding that he can handle a little of it but if I give him more than about 4 oz in a period of a few days he breaks out again. You can also try all natural fiber clothing, switching to a mild detergent, using a mild soap and shampoo and plenty of moisturizing.
 

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Well, this is what the product insert says:<br><br>
read the pediatric section and adverse reaction sections<br><br><br><a href="http://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/product/pi/pdf/elidel.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/pr...pdf/elidel.pdf</a>
 

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Have you thought about homeopathy? I have two children with eczema, and the doctor told me about the new nonsteriodal stuff, but he said that he wasn't giving it to kids yet. He also said that as soon as you stop using it, the eczema comes back. I did some research, and found two different remedies (homeopathy remedies depend on very specific symptoms, so the treatments were different). It worked on both of them within about 3 days.<br><br>
The other thing that you might think about is this: my son developed his eczema after getting treatment for allergies which gave him nasal symptoms. Could it be that you child has other allergic symptoms which are somehow being suppressed? Just a thought.
 

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Wow, maybe your ped can't read because I just reread it and it clearly states that it is NOT recommended for children under two.<br><br><br>
Sorry if I sound sassy, but if I just took the advice of the ped and allergist, my ds would be on Elidel, 2.5% hydrocortisone and zyrtec with no end in sight.<br><br><br>
What I learned about food allergies, and sensitivites to soaps and other things here cleared up my ds's eczema.<br><br>
Search the archives too, because a lot of us posted a while back on this topic.
 

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Thank you all for the information. Boy have I written down a lot of things to research and try.<br><br>
I guess my next question is about the itch that I keep reading about. I have never seen Eryn itch herself, ever. She has never complained or scratched or pointed or anything in the general area of the rashes.<br><br>
Which have been around her ankles for as long as I can remember. The rash has always been dry and rough to the touch but not scalie or flakey or pusy or blistery.<br><br>
So does this still sound like excema?
 

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Eczema is known as the itch that rashes.<br><br>
THe itch comes first then a rash will appear.<br><br>
If you want I can send you pics of my ds when he was a baby and what the exzema looked like.<br><br>
Pm me if you want.
 

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My dd had the godawfullest eczema I have ever seen....only clear where her diaper was and this one bitty patch of normal skin on her temple. When she was little, given the choice, I would have used elidel over the 1% hydrocortisone. I didn't want to have to use anything.....<br><br>
Anyway, she's almost 4, almost totally clear and most days I don't have to use elidel.<br><br>
We have been using elidel basically twice a day for over a year. She has had no side effects, and an actual dermatologist (as opposed to the ped who seemed to have barely read the liner notes) told us that there has been no evidence so far of the stuff leaking into the body. I read all of the information last year and it seemed like there were really very few people complaining of side effects.<br><br>
For the record, we tried homeopathy, herbs, elimination diets, special oils....just about everything that was ever suggested. Nothing ever worked. We eat organic foods, whole grains, hormone and antibiotic free meats......I have known people who's kids had mild eczema who were successful in tracing it to a food sensitivity. In their case it was dairy.<br><br>
The one over the counter thing that has been a lifesaver is that ShiKai borage oil therapy lotion. It costs and arm and a leg, but that stuff and the elidel combined keep the eczema in check. These days, it's all we need. She has no asthma or other allergies or anything.<br><br>
If your little one really needs the stuff, probably elidel is less harmful than steroid creams. The steroids do go into the body, cause skin thinning, discoloration yadda yadda.<br><br>
Anyway, good luck. Eczema is really lame and can run your life if you let it....I didn't think Ana's would ever go away...It basically has, though so if that is any consolation......
 
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