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Do you mamas know of any natural cures or treatments for infant eczema?<br><br>
And are there reasons my son's eczema would have spread? It was in one small patch on his arm, but it is now on both arms and on his face! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
We have recently started solids, so this could be a culprit. He does, however, have so little that I am surprised it would affect him in this way.
 

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My DD also broke out around the time she started solids.. at around 6 months. I am really starting to wonder if it is an effect of introducing their bodies to new things. This isn't the first time I have seen this connection.<br><br>
Anyways... I did a bunch of things to try and combat it, but DD's still seems to come and go and I have been unable to pinpoint an exact cause. I thought for awhile it was food-related but last weekend, she ate a whole bunch of different stuff and no flare-up! It did improve, but it has also moved from the original places. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
We do probiotics, cod liver oil, no soap when washing and I make sure her clothes are washed in a very mild detergent with no bad stuff in it. I pay close attention to her diet and mine, but neither seems to be the culprit.<br><br>
Eczema is a tough one to figure out. I've suffered from it my whole life, but I had a severe case and hers is very mild. I hope it stays that way!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do you mamas know of any natural cures or treatments for infant eczema?<br><br>
And are there reasons my son's eczema would have spread? It was in one small patch on his arm, but it is now on both arms and on his face! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
We have recently started solids, so this could be a culprit. He does, however, have so little that I am surprised it would affect him in this way.</div>
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I dont know of any reasons for spreading.<br>
DD wasnt started on solids before the eczema on face got aggravated, some started on her legs and later near her diaper. This was at 2-4 mos.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I did find a holistic product that worked great for her- but almost a year later.<br>
I'm glad to say I havent used the hydrocortisone (1%) since then- and while it didnt give as fast relief as te steroid, I could see the eczema going down steadily. The first thing to go was the itch, and to me at that point of time, was the most important thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
That was a year ago, now, she is almost eczema free, apart from the minor flareups that go down.<br><br>
Its called Surestop at <a href="http://www.katuri.com" target="_blank">www.katuri.com</a>, specially for babies.<br>
Say the same thing as most others- building the immune system, activating lymph glands, providing deficient fatty acids etc.- hmm also say that the topical application goes into body systems easier through damaged skin- I was just reading a thread where they said topical cant be of much use.<br><br>
Of course, each person varies, DD had no strong allergies to anything, just sensitivities to new clothes, detergents, you know how it goes. So I really dont know how it would work for your DS, as everyone reacts differently, but it gave me good results.<br>
And its 100% natural.
 

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My son got patches on his cheeks shortly after beginning solids as well. Our ped. attributed it to dry winter weather, but one day I noticed the patches became very red about twenty minutes after feeding him mashed peas. I stopped the peas, and it got much better, then flared up once again after I had eaten peas. So if you do find a dietary culprit, you may both have to swear off it for a while.<br><br>
A couple of things to try in the meantime: rubbing the patches with a little breastmilk almost instantly decreased redness, and keeping skin moisturized with a product that contains calendula (which is in lots of baby products in the health food store) seemed to help the roughness.<br><br>
I should also add that we've been seeing an amazing chiropractor/kineseologist who has been spot on in detecting both of our food sensitivities.<br><br>
Hope it helps!
 

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I would suspect food or dry weather. With our family, the dry weather is the culprit. Personally, with our sensitive skin, the "natural" remedies don't work for us. They just make it worse. We use aquafor. Works great.
 

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Pure lanolin has worked really well for us. <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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I agree- lanolin is the best thing to keep moisture in- but didnt work to improve dd-
 

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Our ped said dd has mild winter eczema (I get the same but very mild). She has small pencil eraser size patches on her legs that don't seem to both her. he sai dto use Dove soap (we use Dove anyways as I have sensitive dry skin) as it's moisturizing and vaseline as soon as she gets out of the bath. It seems to be helping so far. A friend of mine said her ped recommended Dove for her dd's eczema too (she's now 14 mo) but she uses Eucerin Calming Cream instead of the Vaseline.
 
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