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My 3yo DD has a rash on her right side that has now spread to her arm. tiny bumps and itchy went to Dr. and he said dry skin use eucerin which we have tried for a week with no results. Anyone have suggestions for natural remedies??
 

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We have been battling eczema for the past year with my 2 year old. I hate this stuff!<br>
We have gone to doctors and they are basically useless on this one (for us anyway). We have just gotten to a point that it might be under control. He is our regime!<br>
Skin care:<br>
min baths<br>
use California Baby wash<br>
moisturize w/ vaseline or vitamin E oil<br><br>
Supplements (all taken orally)<br>
lots of real yogurt (digestive)<br>
aciddoliphilis added to yogurt (digestion)<br>
evening primrose oil (for itch)<br>
cod liver oil<br>
chlorella<br><br>
I don't know if this helpful but I do understand your pain! Good luck!
 

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My DD has issues with eczema too. We also take a lot of probiotics, which seems to help. DD goes to daycare and I got a note from my ped so they have to run a humidifier in the room all day. We also run one in our bedroom at night. That has helped treat and prevent her outbreaks! I don't know you if you have any breastmilk handy, but it is an excellent topical treatment for eczema. If DD seems itchy, I add about 1/2 c. of baking soda to her bath at night. This also seems to help, at least with the itchy-ness.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My DD has issues with eczema too. We also take a lot of probiotics, which seems to help. DD goes to daycare and I got a note from my ped so they have to run a humidifier in the room all day. We also run one in our bedroom at night. That has helped treat and prevent her outbreaks! I don't know you if you have any breastmilk handy, but it is an excellent topical treatment for eczema. If DD seems itchy, I add about 1/2 c. of baking soda to her bath at night. This also seems to help, at least with the itchy-ness.</div>
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I've used just good old vaseline for my DS's dry skin. The had a couple of spots of eczema on his shins, but the minimal baths and the vaseline has helped a ton!! Also, the fact that the weather is warming up is helping, too. I'm gonna have to give the baking soda thing a dry because I have found him scratching his bottom and legs every so often -even after lotion or the vaseline has been applied.
 

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My understanding is that eczema is generally a symptom of a larger problem (the skin is our body's largest organ, and sometimes a way that the body gets rid of toxins is through the skin). Lots of times this can be food allergies or sensitivities, or other things causing the eczema. if you can get to the root of the cause, no more eczema. DS's eczema as a newborn was caused by wheat.<br><br>
I've heard of homeopathy helping also.
 

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I know it sounds crazy but Crisco works WONDERS! The tubs that you can buy at the store. It usually clears it up in just a couple of days!
 

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First of all a great deal of my daughter's ezcema went away when we found out what she was allergic to and removed that from her diet. In winter she'll tend to get spots of it on her hands and a couple other places. I tired minimal baths but that just doesn't work for us. A short bath every day with no soap (unless really needed) and lotion applied as soon as she gets out makes her skin so beautiful!<br><br>
We've been using Cetephil cream for a while but DD says she hates it now. (She's 3 years old). She'll get her blanky and wipe it all off. I'd love some suggestions for other lotions/creams to try. I might try Crisco on her hands! What a great suggestion. I never use it up before it goes bad. thank you!
 

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Alba makes an all natural castor oil based "Un-petroleum Jelly" that works really well for ds's eczema prone skin. Also helps keep his sweet, sensitive skin from windburn. Just the barest slick on his cheeks leaves then silky and protected. Aveeno products work for us, too. Not a perfect ingredient list, but way better than prescription topical creams.
 

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You know, growing up my best friend had horrible, disfiguring eczema. I remember her using this.
 

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ok- i ditto all the other posts saying it is probably dietary. BUT an absolutely wonderful product and it seriously works is Badger, Healing Balm. I have ezcema on my hands (but not currently that bad) and it got rid of it in 2 days. I do wonder how effective it is when its a bad breakout. It's such a nice product to have anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks for all the GREAT advice and ideas, I'm going to try a few and see what happens. I am also going to take a look at my DD diet and see what could be the culprit.
 
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