Baby eczema

The causes and symptoms of baby eczema explained with advice on treatments and natural remedies you can try to soothe your baby's irritation.
What is it?

Eczema (also known as dermatitis) is the term used to describe a range of skin conditions characterised by very dry, itchy skin. Other common symptoms include a reddening, cracking, swelling or scaling of the skin as well as tiny bumps that bleed or ooze, although it is not contagious. Eczema can occur anywhere on the body but in babies it mainly manifests itself on the scalp, forehead, chest and around the joints. In more severe cases it can be incredibly itchy and irritating for your baby and may even disrupt their sleep.

What causes baby eczema?

A large number of babies suffer from atopic eczema which is largely hereditary based and tends to develop around 2 -3 months of age. The term atopic refers to an oversensitivity of the immune system which causes sufferers to react to aspects of their environment that would not normally elicit an immune response. There is no real way of knowing whether a baby will develop atopic eczema although there is a increased chance if other members of the family suffer from atopic conditions such as eczema, asthma or hayfever themselves.

Irritant contact and allergic contact eczema are also common and tend to be brought on by either prolonged (irritant) or immediate (allergic) exposure to a specific allergen. Suffering from one type of eczema increases the chance that you will develop other types, so if your baby suffers with atopic eczema you may notice that exposure to certain things in his or her environment causes flare ups.

How can I treat it?

Unfortunately, because atopic eczema is an allergic condition there is no specific catch-all treatment, however there are several remedies that may help to improve the condition of your baby's skin and reduce irritation significantly.
  • Moisturise - As eczema is characterised by very dry skin, keeping your baby's skin moisturised can really help to reduce discomfort - try generously applying an emollient several times throughout the day but especially after a bath. While baby lotion or oil can be used for this your doctor may be able to recommend a more effective moisturising cream (as you may find that even special baby products may irritate your baby's skin).
  • Careful bath times - Bathing your baby in lukewarm (rather than warmer) water will help your baby's skin to retain moisture and stay hydrated. You should avoid using soap based bath products and instead go for those designed for babies with sensitive skin. Leave washing your baby with product until just before you take them out the bath as this means they will not be sitting in 'soapy' water. Additionally, you should always pat rather than rub your baby dry as rubbing removes some of the much needed oils that form part of the skin's defence.
  • Avoid detergents - Household detergents such as washing powders can be irritating to your baby's skin so try to use sensitive products and dry linen outside on the line rather than in the tumble dryer whenever possible.
  • Choose cotton - Clothing your baby in cotton rather than in synthetic or woolen materials will enable your baby's skin to breathe and help to reduce irritation. Cotton bedding will again stop your baby from overheating, becoming clammy and flaring up.
  • Go dust free - Keeping your home and especially your baby's nursery dust free may help to reduce eczema flare ups. Keep soft furnishings in the nursery to a minimum and try to hoover as often as possible. Keeping your home well aired should help too. If you have longer pile carpets rather than wooden or laminate flooring, sitting or laying your baby on a cotton or plastic playmat can be better than playing directly on the carpet.
  • Keep pets away - Pet hair is a common irritant so at the minimum you should keep your pets out of your baby's nursery and wash your baby's hands when they have been touching animals.
  • Diet - There is a limited amount of evidence that suggests sensitivity to certain foods can cause eczema flare ups. If you are in the process of weaning your baby you should make sure you introduce one food at a time so that you can notice any reactions. You should also make sure that you follow current recommendations for when to introduce certain foods into your baby's diet, leaving more 'allergenic' foods such as cow's milk and wheat til later. Breastfeeding your baby until they are at least 4 months old is one of the best ways to minimise eczema, however you may need to look at your own diet if they are showing sensitivities. However, you should never restrict your own or your baby's diet without seeking the advice of your doctor first. If you think that your baby has a problem with certain foods see your healthcare provider at once.
  • Minimising scratching - Itching and scratching can make eczema flare ups worse by breaking the skin and letting infections in. Try keeping your baby's nails short and fitting them with cotton mittens and socks before a nap to help to reduce this.
Your doctor may recommend trying a steroid cream if your baby's eczema is particularly bad as these can help to clear up flare ups quickly. However, you should follow the application instructions carefully, using steroid creams very sparingly on your baby's delicate skin, especially around the face as with prolonged exposure over time they can lead to thinning of the skin.

Will my baby grow out of it?

Seeing your baby suffer with itchy eczema can be really distressing especially if the discomfort is disrupting their sleep. It can be helpful to know that most babies grow out of eczema by the time they are two or three, with most symptoms reducing after 12 months of age, additionally, scaring from eczema is uncommon. So, by ensuring you keep your baby's skin well moisturised, steering away from soaps and strong detergents and taking the advice of your doctor you should be able to soothe your baby's discomfort and help stop the itching.

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I used Salcura Gentle when my first dd got baby eczema cos its all natural and not pumped full of steroids.
amazing results for my dd so hope it works for some of your little ones too,
seems different things work for different people but i'd say this one is worth a go.
its such a horrible and cruel condition. best wishes to you and you dds and dss xx
by MamaKaren 15th Feb 2012, 9:36am
A friend of mine used a product containing coconut oil from england. I think it was called mama nature. She insists I use it for my baby when it's born to prevent nappy rash. I might check it out or I might just buy some coconut oil from the supermarket as petersmum suggests.
by CarolineFlorida 19th Dec 2011, 4:39pm
I am 34 yrs old and have had Eczema since 6 months old, my mum tried all creams from steroids to natural remedies, she found the best were coconut oil available in most chemists/supermarkets (as it is quite hard she used to place a small amount in the microwave to warm slightly, it is a little messy but works), my mum used to bath me then apply and i would sleep with it on and it sounds very silly but flora marg works (again very messy) it contains natural oils which doesn't harm the skin. For instant itching relief place a damp cold cloth that has been in the freezer/fridge on the skin and the itching stops. good luck to you all. it can be quite nasty living with eczema but i can assure you it does improve in time and if your little people have it bad (my mum described me as a waking each day to a car crash victim)it does improve given time and because of all the extra oils the skin is so beautiful (while all my friends now have wrinkles). xx
by petersmum 5th Dec 2011, 10:30am
My baby started developing eczema at 1 month. The 1st doctor stated it was baby acne which I did not agree as I had seen baby acne before and this was not it. She proceeded to get worse to the point her eyelids were swelling and a rash was all over her chest/tummy. I was breastfeeding and read about milk protein allergies. I tried a couple bottles of soy formula and the redness on her face started to fade almost immediately. Being in the medical field I could tell this was definitely an allergy of some sort. I took her to 2nd doctor just to make sure I was on the right track. He told me since I had asthma it was eczema and that he didn't believe it was a milk allergy. I followed my motherly instincts and continued her on soy. Low and behold she continued to improve. She still had dry patches all over, but she was no longer red and swollen. I tried all the recommended "lotions" like Aveeno, vaseline, Eucerin, even Corona which the doctor recommended. These seemed to just coat...they did not absorb into her skin and so underneath it she was still very dry. I found a bottle of Curel in my bathroom which is very good for my dry skin. I looked it up online and found the Curel has a special lotion for people with eczema that is gentle enough for babies. It is Curel Itch Defense. One mom posted she uses that with Dove Sensitive Skin bar soap on her baby and has had great results. I decided to try it and have had amazing results!! My DD's skin is almost 100% back to normal. For the most part all the redness is gone although she did have some red splotches this morning on her cheeks, but no dryness. I am thinking she may be allergic to soy and/or corn as well thought it's not as bad as milk protein. I am going to order some Baby's Only organic formula today and try her on that. Something tells me the chemicals/hormones used on animals/veggies which a lot of formulas are made from can't be good for our babies either. That might explain why there has been a major increase in baby eczema and reflux in the last several years. Just seems obvious to me..... Remember you are the mom and you should listen to your instincts. It has been my experience that just because a doctor has MD behind his/her name doesn't mean they know it all. If you think the doctor's wrong....keep searching for answers.
by KL3 13th Jul 2011, 10:02am
I am sure like me you have all been going through hundreds of pages on the internet trying to find that magical cure for your poor baby's eczema and Im so sad to say there just isnt one :( At this moment my darling baby boy is being soothed for the 10th time since he went to bed just 3 hours ago. . .
Baby developed a rash around his neck at around 3 months which I thought was due to him showing very early signs of teething - however after a visit to the doctor I was told that he had thrush and was given cream to treat this. (apologies, we have tried so many creams now i cannot remember the names) Needless to say it was not thrush and the cream given burned into his skin and caused terrrible discomfort, I only used it once; from there the rash seemed to spread up and onto his cheeks - we were told this was now infected and were given the first lot of antibiotics... The rash got worse and worse , baby started to scratch and we were dished out 3 or 4 different creams and antibiotics before anyone even diagnosed him with eczema. Meanwhile my baby's face looks like he has been dragged along a carpet and from a distance that he has a 5 o clock shadow as there was just no way to stop fluff and 'stuff' sticking to it. I had barely any sleep and was very stressed out, so much so that I didn't feel I was able to supply baby with the goodness he needed and decided it was time to introduce formula milk before bedtime in the hope of him sleeping a little longer at night. Here the problems really began - I will skip the parts about useless annoying dietician and extremely rude unsypathetic pharmasist - we discover the hard way the baby has an allergy to milk. He was prescribed neocate which he absolutely HATED. I believe this is very common - I did try to persevere but he was having none of it. I tried going back to breastfeeding and putting myself on a dairy free diet but i was simply exhausted and after some amount of persistance were then prescribed Aptamel Pepti which contains just a little lactose to make it taste sweeter and it seems to suit our boy. Apparently the more the milk protein is broken down the worse it smells and tates, hense the reason neocate was refused. (it really does stink)
My boy is now nearing 7 months old, his face and now most of his body is covered with eczema though at this point in time his face isnt weeping though it still often does especially when he gets overheated and upset. I have found that Aveeno cream has helped us, it is made with oats and definately helps to dry out his skin when it is weeping. I started by applying a very thick layer when the broken skin on his face was at its worst and it definately made a difference. I now use a layer thin enough so as you see the skin through it- any more than that can irritate him - but I apply this ALL THE TIME. Perhaps 20 times a day on his face and at least 10 over the rest of his body. I also use Aveeno bath sachets in the morning and again in the evening or run the hot water over porridge oats in a sieve when we run out. I have used epiderm cream and emolient which i find works fine over his body but not his face - apparently cream is better when the skin is broken and emolient (vaselene-like consisteny) is used for dry areas as it soaks in slower and forms a protective layer. At present I am experimenting with a tip I found on one site and am using Lansinoh Lanolin (the miracle cream i used for my nipples during breast feeding) over these dry areas I will post again to let you know how this works for us.
As someone else previously posted, I am not a fan of using steroid creams and wish with all my heart we didnt need to but that's just it; right now he NEEDS it. He has hydrocortisone on his face and eumovate on his body - these are such mild steroids there is really no danger in using them. We are trying homeopathy over the next few weeks so again I will post any news or ideas which come from that.

The only advice I can add which isnt noted above is to keep a detailed record of what your baby does on a day to day basis - I include details of what he eats, what activities and where he goes, when nappies are changed and what result he has, times of day he becomes more aggitated and of course sleeping and nap times. This helps you to gather information and try to pinpoint what can irritate your child's condition. I have quickly been able to see which foods do not suit him and have cut out wheat as well as dairy to see if that makes a difference. Incidentally this also helped me to discover that after a day of being in the car seat my baby would later struggle to go to the toilet and this is why he would become irritated and start scratching - probably due to his tummy being bent over most of the day.
Also I do not wear perfume any more as this irritates his little face - seems obvious but even other people holding your baby for a short time who are wearing perfume, a wooly jumper or even make-up may make a difference, i always make a note of who we have seen during the day too... seems to some that i am overprotective or even obsessed but i am sure you will all know where i am coming from and just how frustrating and heartbreaking it is to see your baby so upset and I dont care what people think - they dont get to hold my baby unless they're in 100% cotton!!!
Good luck to you all.
by BurkeyBurke 6th Jul 2011, 9:05am
We have been tested on allergies and found out that our baby is allergic to milk and some other products, so we switched to Neocate which is allegedly the best hyppoallergic formula on the market. We have noticed the difference but still needed a cream. We have tried dozens of creams including various steroids, aloe vera gel and different moisturisers, have seen many private doctors and now we found Mustela cream. Mustela products are paraben free and don't have parafin in them. I have noticed that parafin based products don't suit us and I was very happy to discover this cream. Mustela is a French brand, they are very well known in France (eczema range is called Stellatopia). You can buy them online. We normally buy them in a pharmacy called Bliss (Gloucester Rd, London).
It seems to reduce redness and itchiness greatly. The trick with applicationi that i've discovered is to apply the cream all the time (at least 10 times a day) in a very thick layer. I've spoken to some adults with eczema and they all suggest to apply any moisturiser in a very very thick layer so that the skin (especially on the face) is covered by the cream all the time.Since we've started doing that I've noticed difference.
As for the bath additives again after numerous trials, we have found a Eucerin bath oil (we have bought it in France, but I am sure you can order it online), it seems to be much better than prescribed oilatum, dermoil etc.. good luck.
by Valya 16th Jun 2011, 3:09pm
Hi Elissia,
My husband and I did a lot of research on eczema after our baby developed it. And from the research and numerous discussions with our pediatrician we found that ointment based moisturisers are better than cream based ones. Cream based moisturisers have water which when it drys has a drying effect on the skin but ointment based moisturisers (though very greasy) will be absorbed by the skin slowly, provide a protective barrier by preventing moisture loss and will not irritate the skin. Diprobase , 50% soft paraffin and 50% liquid paraffin and believe it or not simple vaseline have worked for us. We apply it thinly 5 times a day (before baths and almost immediatley after baths). We also use the hydrocortisone - we have come to accept that this steriod has its place in the treatment of eczema and not to apply it and to leave my LO scratching and crying seemed cruel.

But what cream works for one may not work for another but please try the ointment based moisturisers (the less ingredients it has the better).
by nunu2 23rd May 2011, 12:55pm
My little girl is now 1 she has had eczema since she was only a few months old, it is now starting to get worse! I have had around 7 or 8 different creams from doctors that do not do anything, she is screaming in pain when I put certain creams on, dint know if anyone could give me names of any good creams that may work?
by elissia1 11th Apr 2011, 9:45am
Hi, I have also tried aloe vera gel on my baby's skin, however I combined it with propolis cream from FLP and the results were fantastic. I found that the aloe vera calmed down the inflammation however the propolis cream healed the redness and moisturised my baby's skin. I also used wet wrapping when my baby's skin was at its worst. That helped a great deal. I would wholeheartedly recommend the book Heal Your Baby's Eczema by Lucie Nunez since this book gives the most amazing tips on the external but mainly the internal management of baby eczema. It certainly helped my baby whose eczema was very bad.
by thehappymummy 11th Apr 2011, 9:41am
I've tried lots of different creams for my son's eczema, always going for something natural as I don't want to use a steroid or paraffin based product. Many helped a little but needed to be applied so frequently. I now, fingers crossed, seem to have hit on something successful and felt that I had to mention it on here after reading some of the comments. I have been using organic ALOE VERA GEL on his body and saw excellent results after just one days application - I apply it usually at each nappy change - with the dryness improving dramatically and all the redness gone. His face is a bit worse and I went to a Chinese herbalist - Dr & Herb a UK chain - and they prescribed a cream called Queen Pearl Cream. This has helped, especially with the dryness but I have definitely seen better results with the aloe vera so I'll be using that on his face too. I'm hoping that it continues to be a success, I've only been using it for a couple of days, but so far it's positive results that I hope to be able to maintain with regular moisturising and I love the fact that it is completely natural!
by SamC22 24th Mar 2011, 8:44am
My baby has had eczema from about 3 months old. Tried lots of different emollients and steroid creams but nothing seemed to help very much. I was on another forum where someone recommended using Bepanthen nappy cream and it has really helped my sons skin. It doesn't contain any nasty stuff and is purely a barrier cream. It has stopped his skin cracking and weeping and i'm using it in conjunction with Eumovate and Diprobath. I can also recommend the Dermasilk range which really seems to help with itching. I'm gonna try the porrige oats tip, sounds good. Also when I took my son to the GP and told him I was using Bepanthen he was really impressed and got me some on prescription. Result! Hope this is helpful for anyone who's suffering x
by JussyH 8th Mar 2011, 5:51pm
my little boy is 5 months has had increasingly bad eczema for about month and half was born with very dry skin, we have eczema in the family on both sides but my other two dident get it. i have creams from doctors. Good tip , put porridge oats in a clean cotton sock and tie in a knot hold under the hot tap and run your baby a luke warm bath (warmer baths wil make baby clammy and hot) leav sock in bath to make milky bath, use sock as sponge on babys bad areas of eczema, the milky mixture that comes out of the sock wil feel abit slimey but i guarantee this will improve your babys eczema and completely cleared up another family members he was 3yrs. Also id say keep baby cool a night and before bed my baby is aggitated most of the night and awake alot, he cries with fustration, i find giving him some fresh cool air maybe at the window calms him down and always use clean dust free cotton sheets. if anyone else has any tips would be grateful to hear them, thanks
by xyummymummyxloux 14th Feb 2011, 9:00am
I have a 6 month old little boy who was born with eczema. when he was born he had a red patch of raw skin around his chin since then it has spread all over his body and to his head and face. I have been given all the creams and everything else under the sun for him but nothing works. he claws at his face that much that it bleeds. we put gosses on his weeping face to try and stop the puss from spreading and bandage it up but he just pulls it off. we cut his nails to try and stop him from scratching but it doesnt stop him. we change his bedding every day and all his clothes and bedding r 100% cotton. we have just been referred to the skin specialist as a very urgent case. to me my boy is beautiful but i no that ppl look at his face and must thing that's disgusting and i hate that. anyway any1 who wants to chat let me no. x
by knicknack954 17th Jan 2011, 2:46pm
my little boy is 5 mos old now and has these erythematous rashes on his trunk, back , elbows and knees, some on the face.he was said to have excema by his gp @ 9 weeks old.was given aqueous cream then, but found it not effective. have shifted to E45 cream now. will the rashes ever go away? What is the best cream?
by toniche 17th Dec 2010, 4:34pm
When my little boy was about 3 weeks old red spots started coming up on his face, the health visitor said it was just hormones, still not happy i took him to the doctor who said he had a skin infection and gave him fucidin cream and double base to moisturize the skin. When i put the creams on he screamed and the skin broke out in weeping blisters, really worried he was having a reaction to the cream we rang the out of hours doc and took him down to the hospital. The doctor there said he thought it was infected but would have given him antibiotics by mouth but as he was a student doctor he called another doctor in for a second opinion, the other doctor looked at him and said its not infected its just eczema just moisturize it!! The next morning I was sick with worry my babies face and ears were covered in sore weeping blisters so we took him back to or doctor who was shocked at how much worse it had got since the day before, he then gave us oral antibiotics and changed the cream to diprobase. His little face nearly cleared up in a week but not quite so carried on with the fucidin cream. About a week after that he started getting spots on his shoulders and his neck was really red and sore. So back to the doctor we went, this doctor said it was eczema and gave him hydrocortisone ointment and diprobase bath. The diprobase cream and bath just seem to make it worse he screamed every time i put it on so i tried it on my own skin after got out the bath my skin came up red and itchy so i stopped using it on my baby. someone recommended dream cream by lush so i got some of that but have noticed it contains parabens a chemical that is absorbed into the skin. Reading your posts i can see a lot of you are using Aveeno cream so i shall go back to doctors and get some of that. Also I am thinking about changing from breast feeding to formular in case it is something i am eating has anyone tried this?
by gem70 5th Nov 2010, 5:02pm
My baby girl developed eczema when she was only 6 weeks old. At that point I did a lot of research and found out that eczema is an inner condition that is being manifested on the outside. Depending on the inherited factors your baby may be prone to atopic conditions (asthma, eczema, hives, etc.). I knew that topical treatments may work temporarily but will not address the underlying condition. I learnt that one of the biggest contributors was food allergy (esp. to dairy, wheat, eggs, soy, fish, citrus fruit, nightshade family vegetables, nuts). The best thing is to eliminate those foods from your baby's diet and if the mum is breastfeeding then she has to follow the same for a period of 3 weeks. My daughter's eczema almost disappeared at that point. I then started reintroducing one food at the time with 4 days in between and found that her trigger food was milk and eggs. When she began to eat solids, I started feeding her only organic foods supplemented with a 1/4 teaspoon of spirulina mixed with water (fresh juice) and a teaspoon of 100% organic aloe vera gel. Her eczema disappeared completely and never came back.
Topically, I used the Aveeno cream and during the bath the Aveeno Colloidal Oatmeal (both on a doctor's prescription). There is a fantastic detailed ebook called Heal Your Baby's Eczema available from simplyeczemafree website that gives the most practical and up-to-date tips and info on how to go about finding the trigger that is individual to your baby.
Wishing you all the best.
by zelvicka 13th Sep 2010, 9:58am
My little boy has just turned one last week and he has suffered from eczema since he was 4 months old the worst being on his face with open weeping sores, crusts which were very itchy. Given lots of anit bots to get rid of the infection. We were thankfully referred to a Consultant Dermo/skin specialist at our local childrens hospital and we were given NYSTAFORM which is a very mild steriod 1% with an antifungal. Was concerned about apply to his face but nothing else was even touching it and within one week the weeping had stopped the itching had reduced greatly and his skin was starting to heal. Also used epiderm white parafin as a moisturizer as this is very thick and contains only parafin. BUT the biggest break through was the DERMASILK body suits which are made from medial grade silk with an antibacterial bonded to the silk. This keeps any infections out from any weeping sores reduces the itching and keeps the skin moist. Second best thing the body suits have fold over sleeves which stop the little one from scratching their face and with it being so soft cannot do any damage again helping the face to heal. My little boy now only wears his body suit and leggings at night and on he odd night his face mask. I have recently moved area and when i registered with my new GP he could not believe my little boy had the condition as he skin looked all most normal. I now use aveeno cream morning and night and blend pure oats and nothing else for a bath and on the odd occassion used a small amount of steriod cream behind the knees life is so much better and my little boy is so much happier. The suits are very expensive so are not talked about until a last resort and are fairly new on the market, I do get them on prescription and also buy them my self approx cost body suit £45 but they have changed our lives for the better and after reading all the other comments on this website felt I should tell you and hope this can make a difference for some one.
by Bilbo75 6th Sep 2010, 10:14am
My little girl is 4 months old next week and has been exclusively breastfed. That is until this week when the pediatrician put her on SMA high energy milk to get her to gain weight. She has since started to get eczema on her arms near her elbow joints. I don't think this can be a coincidence. Think i'll be changing to cow & gate when I can as my 2yr old had no problems on it. Anyone else noticed it due to milk?
by emma3158 1st Sep 2010, 10:07am
Our son who will be 1 on Sunday developed eczema when he was about 3 months old. As parents we were obviously frantic and tried every cream under the sun, Aveen, Acquiese, Oilatum etc but he would be ok for a couple of weeks and then have a flare up again! The doctor prescribed hydrocortisone and a medicine which didn't do a thing! So we decided to try and change a few things one at a time so we started with his milk (I was a frowned upon mom cos I didn't breastfeed). We changed from SMA to Cow and Gate when he was about 5 months old and guess what, he has NEVER had a single flare up since then!
by flabbytubbymummy 27th Aug 2010, 5:07pm
i have a 4 month old who had quite severe excema and after spending hours researching more natural remedies that i could try and testing some of them out i turned to the doctors it took a few diffrent creams but in the end fucibet on the more severe parts ,dermol in the bath and hydromol as a moisturiser worked and now it is under control i am having great success with dream cream from lush at keeping him well moisurised and keepin excema under control
by pebbles12 12th Aug 2010, 11:01am
Hi..this is my first time posting. I have a 9 month old with moderate eczema and we are struggling with his sleeping. He's constantly ichy and we do the best we can with sterioids, constant moisturing and wet wraps when necessary. Does anyone else have a baby around this age with eczema who sleeps through? My first son slept through from 3 months but i haven't have an interupted sleep since his eczema set in at 3 months. I'm going to start controlled crying (controlled settling) but would love to hear other peoples experiences..
by Traceye1 12th Aug 2010, 10:50am
Hello. I had severe eczema when I was younger and now have mild. My mother tried everything from eucerin to tar baths. I am now the mother of two, a girl whom is 10 and a boy that will be 1 in a week. My little boy was diagnosed with eczema when he was 2 months, it is horrible, its all over his body, his cheeks were to the point the were crusting over and seeping puss when they weren't bleeding. Cracked ears, hes had staff already due to this, I have tried everything, Sarna, Eucerin, Auqaphor, Cetaphil, Steroid cream, oral steroids, Mary K emmolient night time cream, vaseline, oatmeal baths, St. Ives, Gold Bond Sensitive, aveeno, and Dermarest medicated lotion. So far, out of all of these, the only thing that has really worked is the dermarest which is incredible. It has helped his skin dramatically. Gold bond was good, but dermarest was so much better. It can be bought online or at your local pharmacy for around $10
by cyddavion 12th Aug 2010, 10:25am
my little boy is now 18 weeks, and was diagnosed with Eczema @ +-10 weeks. Like all 1st time moms, i used the fancy baby lotions and soaps. I noticed a red rash on his face and neck area. Because my sister, mother, father, hubby and I suffer from eczema, I immediately started applying aqueous cream to the affected areas before taking him to the pediatrician. I was told to stop using all the fancy soaps & creams and was told to use Epizone E to wash him with and apply Epizone A as a moisturiser. If the rash gets any worse, i apply Mylocort. It worked perfectly! He has a few flare ups now and again, but nothing as bad as before. He seems to have a flare up now that he's teething. But through it all he always manages a smile.
by allin1mum 12th Aug 2010, 10:15am
Hello, I have been reading your comments and have found myself in the same desperate situation. My son is 7 months old and has suffered from eczema since birth practically. I have been given cetraben bath oil and moisturiser along with the usual steroid creams, that worked initially but now don't have any effect no matter how much I slather on! However, recently I have been using Aloe Propolis Creme, a product of the Forever Living range (not sure why I didn't use this earlier as I have my own FL business, I guess I just wanted to do as the doctors said so as not to make things worse), and although you do have to put loads of the cream on at first and at regular intervals, I have seen dramatic results in Charlie's skin. I certainly won't be going back to the GP if I can help it. It contains Aloe Vera which soothes the skin and Bee Propolis with is a natural antibiotic. It comes in 4oz bottles which would last about a week or two to start with if you are applying liberally and frequently. It is expensive at £12.96 a bottle. I hope this helps!
by CharlesMummy 12th Aug 2010, 9:49am
My baby had eczema from day one all over body - he is now 22 months and have only just found something that works - Aveeno Cream and bath oil - I can get it on prescription as well. It is a colloidal oatmeal cream and soothes, moisturises and heals.
Had tried everything befores this including Cetraban, E45, Salcura, Hydracortisone creams etc....
Aveeno is wonderful .. just wished I had found it earlier !!!
by beeboo 11th Aug 2010, 5:11pm
my girl is now 7 months old and has had eczema since 2 months. she has been given diprobase, oilatum, hydrocortisone and another steroid cream to put on. these clear it up but as soon as i stop which is usually after 2 weeks of putting it on it flares up again. i have looked up on other websites and loads of women go on about olive oil and neem oil. i have started to try this but it worked for last 3 days then seems to have flared up again. i am at my wits end. all the doctor says is steroids and more steroids. the one thing i have found which are brilliant are scratchsleeves. they are a bit pricey at 7.50 but well worth it. look them up.
by sammy44 11th Jun 2010, 5:31pm
hiya everyone, my 9month old boy has eczema :( hes has it since he was about 2months old it started as scaly patches on his head and face, now its all over his body, its gets me really down sometimes as i try my best to stop it flaring up, for instance, earlier with it been warm i took all his clothes off put him some emollient cream on and he went sleep, he woke up scratching his legs a neck now it all sore and was bleeding,so i gave him a bath and put him these leggings and vest on i got from my doctor to stop him from scratching it, hopefully this works as nothing else has tbh
by harveysmummy 11th Jun 2010, 5:21pm
In reply to: Hi there my wee girl has had eczema on her cheeks since she was 3 months she is 6 months now.Been given creame from the doctor first she was given hydrocortisone 1% it didn't work it got worse so i went back and he gave me fucidin it worked a bit better but its not good enough.She has a flare up which blisters and weeps puss it takes me a week to clear it then it starts back up again the doc said to just keep using the creame on her face till she sees a skin specialist i have been using it for 3 months now and it tells u it thins the skin still not had the appointment from the hospital. Am at ma witts end with it but she still smiles as usual has anyone any suggestions of anything else i can try
added by AJR [Thu 11th Feb 2010 @ 09:19:56]

my son had exactly the same problem, and was also given fucidin and hydrocortisone. We recently spoke with the skin specialist who told us that, although it is no good to have prolonged use of the above creams, that once you stop using them, the eczema comes back with a vengeance. so now i have been given Hydromol Ointment which is greasy and is to be put on the whole body several times a day, and Betnovate RD Ointment which is (for the first 5 days, morning and night) to be put on the affected areas, and then for the last 5 days (night time only). so far, and only 3 days in, it seems to be clearing up gradually. she also gave me Hydromol bath and shower emollient, which i haven't started using yet.

Hope this helps.x
by blondieemp 21st May 2010, 3:58pm
Hi i have a 8 mounth old daughter with bad eczema she bin on steriod cream continually for last 2 months, and the doctor said to carry on but i am worryed about side effects. has anyone got any ideas on other ideas. i am also having proplems when bathing as soon as i remove her cloths she starts clawing at her skin and gets worse when i put her in the bath if anyone has any ideas i would be very greatful.
by mouse66 21st May 2010, 3:58pm
At 8 weeks my son had dry skin 10 weeks later he has eczema and has been wrapped in steroid cream twice in one week. My sons skin gradually worsened and I believed all the prescribed creams were making it worse. His back has always been great and that is the one area I never put anything as he hated being on his tummy. The other weekend I was advised to put 50:50 liquid paraffin on his face neck etc. whilst his body and limbs were bandaged with it and steroid. His skin became very pink and inflamed and behind his ears which had been clear blistered and weeped and crusted over. I decided something wasn't right. I have mentioend concerns that Ithought my baby was allergic to liquid paraffin. Most of the emolients have that in them. I am now justusing grapesedd oil on baby's face and it looks better although it is still dry. Specialists have told me he can't be allergic to liquid paraffin. I don't understand why he can't be when that was the only thing that was put on him. I also noticed that his dirty nappies were just watery and now they have gone back to a firmer consistency. I have been told that I am wrong my child has eczema but could my child just be reacting to liquid paraffin?
by wrong 18th May 2010, 5:36pm
Hi everyone. I've just set up my own natural skin care company and the single most common question people ask is, "What have you got that is good for eczema?" It seems that the majority of children now seem to have this problem to some degree. I've spent hundreds of hours researching ingredients, allergens etc. and it does seem that fragrances and preservatives in everyday products are a major contributory factor. The creams that are prescribed by doctors seem to work temporarily but many parents are, understandably, worried about using them. Also, the synthetic ingredients in them can, in themselves, cause problems by creating an impermeable barrier on the skin, stopping it from 'breathing'. My advice is to try a completely natural moisturising butter that contains no synthetic ingredients at all and no essential oils. I use organic shea butter, coconut oil, cold-pressed organic sunflower oil, olive oil and beeswax and this seems to help considerably.
by doozle 18th May 2010, 5:17pm
Hi, my little boy is 15 weeks and has got eczema all over and i have been back to the doctors loads for them just to advice that we try some other cream! We are currently trying doublebase and hydrocortisone cream - however the other day i had to go to the dermatologist for myself and took my son with me for some advice. They have given me Hydromol ointment and hydrocortisone ointment which we have started today. The Hydromol does seem to sit on his skin more than the doublebase that just soaked in and made the eczema look even more red and sore. I will advise how we do with the this current treatment.
by eau 18th May 2010, 4:51pm
Hi there my sisters children both suffered with juvenile eczema and she tried everything to no avail, in the end she used Dream Cream from the shop LUSH this miraculously cleared it up in both cases. My 10week old has just started showing signs of eczema and thats going to be what i try first to help clear it up.
by beccarose 14th May 2010, 5:10pm
My daughter has had eczema issues since she was just a few months old. We keep it under control with the following methods...

doTERRA essential oils. These are absolutely pure, 100% no fillers, preservatives or additives. I use Lavender and Melaluca oils combined with fractionated coconut oil. I'm in the process of making up her own blend with an additional Rosemary and Thyme oils. I also add these two additional herbs in her food whenever I can as well. But the majority of the time, I just dropper it on to existing flare-ups or areas that seem to show a dryer patch from her blended bottle. We put it on and massage it in before bedtime. She loves it and it really keeps her skin clear and healthy.

After looking into every lotion, and creme. I found that using Lansinoh for her patches works better then anything else I have ever tried. (I originally used it for breastfeeding.) But its a main staple now in our house. Its completely natural, coats the dry or raw patches, and helps heal those cracks, scrapes, and tiny cuts that form. And as always a little goes a loonnnggg way!

Giving her lots of water, and these spot treatments, we've been able to just use "regular" EcoStore baby massage oil or all natural/organic lotions for her body as a whole. I watch what she eats, and am hoping that as she gets older her reactions for environtment, allergens, or foods decreases. Also, I've got her on an organic, preferably low/no gluten, low sugar diet. I love the Blood Type Diet. For lack of a better word, the "Diet" in this means lifestyle and does it ever WORK. It suggests foods that the body (depending on blood type) would digest and accept more then others. There are lots of variations that have developed since the first book, but that is the only one you need to read. But if your like me, you'll buy the whole lot and love it too!

Thanks to you all for giving me some peace of mind and knowing that we're not alone in this. Hope these things will help someone else too!

by nyac29 14th May 2010, 4:39pm
Hi, i'm a new member looking for anyone with a similar story or anyone that may have any advice. I have a 3yr old little boy and a 14wk old baby boy, my youngest was breastfed until 11wks then developed a dry, red, itchy patch on his cheek and his scalp, the health visitor said it was just dry skin and prescribed aquaeous cream, i used it as a wash in the bath and then applied it after bathing, the following morning the dry patches had been weeping a yellow liquid and had started to crust over, i took him straight to the doctor who then told me it was nothing to worry about as it was just cradle cap and told me to apply olive oil, the following morning the patches had spread across his scalp, both cheeks, one ear and his forehead, i suggested to the doctor that he might be allergic to one of the ingredients in the aquaeous cream, sodium lauryl sulphate as i had looked this up and found that it can give you a bad allergic reaction especially on the skin,but he dismissed this and again said it was just cradle cap, i was furious and demanded to see a different doctor who after looking at my poor baby said it was infected eczema and prescribed fucidin a steroid cream, i have put this on twice a day for two wks and his skin looks perfect but have to stop applying it now and every day his skin is starting to look red, inflamed and very itchy. I don't know what to do next, has anyone experienced this before, is it just eczema and has it been worsened by an allergic reaction to the sodium lauryl sulphate? Please help any advice would be much appreciated.
by tinkertots 14th May 2010, 4:27pm
My 6 month old son has had eczema on his face since he was 3 months old and i've tried all sorts of creams from the GP including steroid creams. Only the steroid creams worked but after i'd used the cream for a week and cleared the eczema it came back again after about 3-4 days and i was concerned about using the steriod cream continuously. I read on this forum that a mum had used a product called Salcura Gentle which is suitable for skin problems for babies under 12 months so i ordered a sample direct from the company to try it, It worked wonders and i've ordered a large bottle which i apply a couple of times a day and has worked wonders. My son's eczema has cleared and his skin on his face is now soft and smooth. I would definitely recommend this product.
by ZoeParham 14th May 2010, 4:15pm
a have a baby girl that suffering a sensitive skin. The symtoms are commonly like eczema but not very serious. Starting from 2 mths till now my baby is 4 months++ i had seeing for a speacialist doctor and now i'm understand the suffering of my baby.
by reeza 14th May 2010, 4:08pm
Hi there my wee girl has had eczema on her cheeks since she was 3 months she is 6 months now.Been given creame from the doctor first she was given hydrocortisone 1% it didn't work it got worse so i went back and he gave me fucidin it worked a bit better but its not good enough.She has a flare up which blisters and weeps puss it takes me a week to clear it then it starts back up again the doc said to just keep using the creame on her face till she sees a skin specialist i have been using it for 3 months now and it tells u it thins the skin still not had the appointment from the hospital. Am at ma witts end with it but she still smiles as usual has anyone any suggestions of anything else i can try
by AJR 11th Feb 2010, 9:19am
my little one is 15 weeks old and has developed eczema on his face, it only started as a little patch on his forehead now has spread to his cheeks and eylids!! he was prescribed epedem cream but it didn't do anything, another mum recommended Hydromol ointment but my mother in law is trying to warn me off it.......any ideas why???
by katmandoo 8th Feb 2010, 9:27am
i have 2 girls, a 22month old who is starting with salicylate allergy which she has inherited from me but has never had any kind of rash and a 4week old who has developed a bad rash on her face.
the rash started as a few simple pimples on her scalp 10days ago and as now spread to the majority of her face and scalp and seems to be merging in to itself. heat seems to make it flare up. drs precribed fusidin cream but this just aggrevated it so i was advised to use the diprobase i was using on her body for dry skin on the rash - this hasnt helped either.
no dr will tell me a probable cause or even what it is - 1 tryed to tell me my central heating was causing it! i dont know if it itches her yet as all babies keep there hands by their face, i guess time will tell as she gets older.
if anyone has any advise or suggestions please let me know!
by talandmaesmummy 24th Dec 2009, 12:36pm
I have a boy who is now 5 years old. He had a very bad eczema when he was 2 months old until he was about a year and a half. We tried chinese medicine, defferent creams, and steriods. until we took him to France for treatment because we were so desperate. We used to wrap him so that he could not scratch himself. His face was bleeding, his body was bleeding from scratches, it was horrible experience.He couldn't sleep at night he was itching all the time. Then one day we took him to France for tratment. He was tested for food allergy and was prescribed creams . He was prescribed Dexeryl cream as moisturiser. The cream is really good it helps moisturise his body for a long time. He is also got multiple food allergies such as cows milk, potatoes, carrots, wheat eggs etc. His food is very limited he cant shool dinner i have to cook his food everyday.I give him extra multivitamins to help him. But now me and my husband are very happy because his eczema is not bad as it used to be it comes from time to time when he eat food that he is allergic to. when it flares up we have a steriods cream which specifically made for his skin.it was made in laboratory in France. He is using Dexeryl continuesly twice a day. We take him to france 2to3 times a year for updates because we wanted him to eat other food. This week we are introducing potatoes in a very small amount. His skin is much much better. Now i hve a 3 months old baby. I am worried that she might get that nasty eczema. She had a very dry skin when she was only 6 weeks old. then i started using dexeyl on her skin. The gp prescibed E45 but i did not use it because it didnt help my boy. The doctor said my baby got a mild eczema. i am very careful i don't wash her everyday only twice a week. I do top and tail instead. I don't use any soap only luke warm water and apply dexeryl 3x a day. she got dry skin but i am happy so far so good.
by lavender1 2nd Nov 2009, 10:41am
I am really surprised to find that no one has tried anything like homeopathy or cranial osteopathy. Obviously you need to make sure you go to someone who is properly qualified and has experience of treating children. For Instance there is a paedeatric osteopaths clinic in London. Eczema, as so many of you have pointed out is a byproduct of something else, ie an allergy/intolerance to a food. Also a reaction to stress (in adults anyway) and certain environmental factors - see above. This means that anything you put on the skin is only going to cover up the problem and not treat it from its root cause. This is why steroid creams work great until you stop them, and to the person that said you could use them for a prolonged time as the skin doesn't thin long term, SHE IS WRONG! I had steroid cream used on my eyelids as a child and my skin is ridiculously thin, try to avoid using if you can, go as natural as possible and boring and time consuming as it is, try all other avenues before, ie cooking everything from scrath, cutting out foods from your diet, talk to a nutritionist or educated GP first. The only problem is that the orthodox medical proffession don't really know what causes it or how to treat it which is wy they try so many different things. Anyway moisturusing loads is a good idea, just use as few chemicals as possible! Good luck and try not to stress. It does go away in the end in most cases, I am now eczema free (apart from when my daughter was in hospital - stress!!)
by snashy 22nd Oct 2009, 9:20am
Hello, My son had ezcema since being a week old and I tore my hair out with trying different creams. I was given Fucidin Steriod cream by the doctor and it worked but it thins the skin and can only be used for up to a week at a time. I was deeply concerned about putting a steriod cream on him but it did clear it up for a week or two. He then got covered in raw blisters of eczema on his face, arms, body and legs.
I also tried Glysolid body lotion and the Glysolid 250ml thicker cream. The body lotion is thinner and meant to be better for the face. The thicker cream is for everywhere else (apart from genitals). I had amazing success with Glysolid. He's now 2 years old and I still have a tin of it on the go in the house and one that goes to Nursery with him. As long as I keep on top of it with regular applications, he's fine. I am also going to get him allergy tested privately. he loves his cows milk and won't drink goats milk. I buy my glysolid creams from "equine internet supplies" - if you google them they will come up.
by webwitch 19th Oct 2009, 10:27am
My second son has bad ezcema on his face. Since he was a few weeks old his skin has never been problem free. From 4mths he started to get red raw patches on his cheeks from rubbing so I no longer let him wear gloves or let him hold a fleece blanket. I have to keep his nails short but I prefer a few scratches which heals in a couple of days rather than red raw weeping skin. I've been back and forth to the doctors and have gone through a few different creams so far. 1st I used Emollient 50 light paraffin and oilatum bath oil, then a light steroid Fucidin which seemed to be working but could only use it for 2wks, as soon as I stopped his skin went back to red raw again. Then I was prescribed aqueous cream which has helped considerably. I use it as soon as I see his skin is dry and he has not had red raw skin since. I was given cortisone but obviously I want to refrain from using too much steroid creams on his face. He still rubs and scratches but teething and the hot weather doesnt help. I have had to move him from his cot, cos he does the most damage in his sleep, into my bed so I can hold his arms down when he scratches. If it means I get less sleep for the time being I dont care as long as my son gets better. All I can say is keep going back to the doctors until you find something that suits you as every baby is different but so far I think I've found something that helps my son. He's now 6mths old.
by shanc1978 24th Aug 2009, 9:17am
My daughter is 10 months old and she doesn't stop itching. Many doctor has recommended different medicine and am confused.As she has develop rashes on her face and neck and please do recommend some tips so that she can stay healthy.
by dechen 6th Aug 2009, 10:36am
My son is 5 months old and he doesn't stop itching. Someone recommended Salcura Gentle but we don't have it in South Africa. Is there something else that someone can recommend. His doctor advised that we change his formula because he might be lactose intolerant
by Palesa 31st Jul 2009, 2:26pm
OK posting this everywhere my son has itching hands and neck and joints and looks like eczema. It started when he first started on solids.
it has taken 2 years to find the solution.
HE HAS AND SENSITIITY TO SALICYLATE OR SALICYLIC ACID GO TO ANY WEBSITE TO SEE THE FOODS WHICH ARE LOW AND HIGH IN THIS INGREDIENT AND STOP BABY ECZEMA which starts when your child starts on solids!
by alexasap 23rd Jul 2009, 9:11am
There are some chronic ones. My daughter has atopic damatitis since when she was a month old. She is just coming out of it now that she is going to 5 years old. This things does not go like head-ach, it expires. I did so many things but to no avail. I am so happy now that the thing is leaving her, at least there is no itching again. We are only waiting for The scars to clear.
by ogeben 22nd Jul 2009, 9:45am
Hi all

I am a 1st time mummy my son is now 5 months old but has had ezcema since 3 months. We are currently using a 1% hydrocortisone cream on a daily basis, and bathe him daily in QV flare up bath oil for atopic ezcema. Immediately after bathing him we moisturise him with cetaphil however other products like sorbolene and QV intensive moisturizer are just as good.
Yes using a steroid cream can thin the skin but it is reversible and something that you can see from looking at the skin. bear in mind that a 1% steroid cream is an over the counter product also so no prescription is required so rest assured that it is only a very mild/low dosage steroid cream when purchasing the cream the pharmacist will make a big fuss over the fact that the cream can only be used fo one week max and to apply sparingly only however we have now used it for 3 weeks - daily. the problem is once u stop applying altogether flare ups take place so there needs to be a maintenance program recommended by a dermatologist ie once ezcema has settled u may need continuing to apply steroid cream ie 2 x weeklydepending on the severity etc
as our dermatologist has advised us the greasier a moisturiser is the better it is - stay way from johnsons and huggies products.
Wash babies clothes with ie omo sensitive.
hope this helps! but in my opinion see a dermatologist - get a referral from ur GP
by ETsmummy 6th Jul 2009, 9:07am
Hi, i think i can give some advice to other mums. My son had eczema since he was 4 weeks. i tried loads of treatments, oitments and other stuff to help him to soothe his skin. and eventually i found the way to fight his red patches and itchy skin. it`s called Salcura Gentle and it is a natural skin therapy. Daniel is now 6 months and his face and body looks fantastic. the skin has that healthy glow.
by annazet 24th Jun 2009, 9:56am
my 3 months old son had some rashes on his forehead ,chip and temporal area.i went to the gp and said that t`was eczema..it really frustrating for me seeing my baby`s face and disrupted his sleep because of scratching..im a 1st time mom..anyone could have a suggestions what effective cream could i use..i did tried oilatum and aquaeos cream but it didn`t help..is that glysolid cream really help?please any suggestions really appreciated..thanks
by dith 1st Jun 2009, 9:10am
My 8 month old has had severely bad eczema since 2 months old . We saw the gp about ten times including their resident skin specialist before being referred to dermatologist at hospital. Even then I had to ring up and threaten to camp out in the waiting room if they made us wait 6 weeks. We were seen later that day.. They prescribed us different creams Epaderm 4 times a day Eumovate steroid cream and Bactroban antibiotic cream if she scratches and it gets infected. We were also referred to the dietician at the hospital when she was about 6 and a half months. She thinks its a classic cows milk protein allergy and now have to cut out all dairy and soya have special formula called Nutramigen AA. All a bit oif a faff cooking every single thing from scratch but worth it as she has cleared up loads. I have also found wheat, tomatoes and bananas make her bad. So she has a very limited diet! We have found a margarine called Pure which is dairy and Soya free and she can have Muller little stars fruir juice jelly. When she is 9-10 months they will take her in to test for egg and when she's 1 test for nuts and give her proper tests to establish just what she's allergic to. Until then it's just guessing really. She is still really itchy even when she's quite clear skinned. We give her Allerief which is like piriton before bed and during the night and she wears special babygros from a company called Snugglepaws. To anyone with a baby with this push your gp for referral to dietician- if we'd got the appointment before she had been put on solids it may have cleared her up completely. Good luck to everyone this is the most awful thing I've ever had to cope with!
by twogirls 15th May 2009, 9:24am
Hi my baby is 5 and a half months, she has really bad eczema and a confirmed milk allergy (we had to rush her to hospital after giving her aptimil!) - I suspected she had an issue with milk a while back as when I used to have cereal with milk for breakfast and then breastfeed her a while later she'd pretty much bring back up what she took down - but i didn't realise she'd be allergic to the damn stuff!

Anyhow, the doctor reckons her eczema might be related to her milk allergy, so i'm having to cut milk completely out of my diet to see if this will help. Mean while she has corticosteroid cream on prescription (which i'm not that keen on using) as well as oilatum and diprobase cream - but the health visitor also gave us epiderm which seems to work better as i basically smother her in it completely.

Could be that your little boy has an issue with milk too that may be causing his eczema? You can get hypoallergenic formula (i.e. formula without milk in it) from the doctors - but if he's used to normal formula he probably won't take the stuff as it tastes really bad. Or you could try soya formula (SMA do one you can buy in boots) but it's probably best to go see the doctor first.

I'm not sure yet if me cutting milk out of my diet is helping (i've only been doing it for a few days and god I miss chocolate!) but i'll keep you posted if that helps. Meanwhile I'm starting to wean her but making sure I avoid anything with milk products (e.g. butter etc.) - as her milk allergy is really bad ...but hopefully she'll grow out of this as well as the eczema - fingers crossed!
by tuttifruiti 9th Apr 2009, 9:29am
my son has eczema he 6 months old n he gets it worse after he had his milk n brings his milk back up any advice plz xxx
by mummy2dns 6th Apr 2009, 9:26am
Last wk i went to the doctors with my baby to find out what the spots were on her face and neck and the doctor told me she would properly have eczema.he gave me 2 creams for her see if they would help.my baby is only 6wks isnt she 2 young to get eczema at this stage and hope its not a worring thing for me to go through as i am a new mum.i have stopped using the items the health vistor told me and im careful with the clothes she wears 2.its a worrying thing to go through when ur baby not well especially in a new baby.from p.reid
by pammy2 6th Apr 2009, 9:26am
hi i have a9months baby and just from last week his eyelids were swollen and dry;i've been to the surgery twice and twice at hospital just yesterday they told me its ezema can he grow out of it please help
by charmar 6th Apr 2009, 9:25am
Hi two kids,
I have the same problem with my little boy! If anyone out there has any advise for me an twokids please let us know!
Thanks
by vikmyster 23rd Mar 2009, 9:12am
my baby has very bad eczema on his face. i keep it moisturised, ive recently used steroid cream which cleared his eczema. i stopped the steroid cream and the eczema is back. anymore ideas please?
by twokids 5th Jan 2009, 9:27am
Hello there! im an adult, male, suffering from icthyosis, the fish scale type formation on skins caused due to extra dry skin somewhat that is related to the eczema article posted here. This is also in reply to the lady's querry on advantages of using Glysolid cream. I would like to convey that i have been using two jars of the cream every month back since 1991. The cream is infact a miracle reliever and significantly subsides disorders relating to extra dry skin. The cream has a pretty alkaline nature and is water soluble. The advantages come from a balanced mixture of alcohol and wax which is effectively abosorbed in extra dry skin when applied on adequately damp surface. The effect is long lasting than almost 98% of the top brand creams i have used. This is a personal experience and has remained very successful. No cream mind it NO CREAM in the market among the famous brands has been able to provide me with the effect as that of Glysolid (Glcerin Cream). The cream can be used on normal to what i would say "chronically dry skin". I used to have extreme itches due to cracks and fishscales on my arms, legs and sides of belly which are now of a very very mild nature. Now, the disorder only slightly returns in extreme dry winter weather. However a slightly increased usage especially after a shower on a damp skin (whole body) and after use of soap can help relieve the feel to a adequately moisturized skin and believe me thats amazing in the way the cream provides comfort.
Usage of the cream right when you have identified such disorders can help control further aggravation of the deformation. As my personal experience of hostel life goes, there are two types of problems, one the itch of the skin itself and second you could be picked upon by others on the abnormal type of skin resulting in quarrels and all that mess. So! it is advised to get hold of the cream and begin a regular usage to help control these type of skin disorders as only a few people are aware of how the cream can help. The cream is economical as a 250ml jar is conting here in south asia somehhere around USD 5/-.
If wanted, advice from dermatologists can be sought to make you content. Anyways i have already had a fair deal of all that and most of the dermatologists are surpised to see the results. As most people say its gone by far.
Now, at times my skin feels more sexy than most of you ladies ;)
Any further information can be sought on my email. Im more than willing to help...!
And yes, browse the web to locate the nearest stores for Glysolid products. The cream is German and the homesite is, www.glysolid.com.
Regards.
by SilverArrow 5th Jan 2009, 9:27am
my partner and I have tried numerous types of skin products from the doctors, to soothe and cure our sons eczema none have touched it so far except "johnsons baby soothing naturals nourishing lotion". it hasnt stopped it but does slow it down and soothe it. Ive just ordered some Glysolid cream to see if that helps. Its available from "equine internet supplies" for £6.99 for 250ml its supposed to be really good, will tell you how i get on
by Happydad 25th Nov 2008, 8:53am
where can i purchase glysolid cream for the treatment of eczema.
by romy 4th Aug 2008, 9:16am

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