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curious2
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   Posted 1/28/2007 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have any suggestions on eczema relief.  My daughter has outbreaks regularly and I do what I can to decrease or eliminate her exposure to things he is allergic to but unfortunately I can't keep her in a bubble..she has to go to school.  Are there any creams that anyone finds especially soothing and helpful for times when she does have a problem?  I use steroid creams when I have to, but I try not to use that often.

younglady94
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   Posted 1/30/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello curious2 my 4 yr son has Eczema. My suggestions to you would be don't bathe her everyday very drying to her skin. After bathing pat dry her skin ( don't rub dry her). Within 3 minutes apply a skin moisturizer like Eurcerin Cream, or Vancil Cream all over her body. Doesn't have to be alot or real think either. Avoid p'j's that are too tight or too warm. Don't over dress her. When my son has Eczema flares he uses Protopic cream directly to the effective areas twice daily. Otherwise just moisturizer twice daily, and I bathe him a few times a week, and his Dermatologist says that is good to do with a child with Eczema.
I have also bought a few books at book stores about Eczema that is really helpful. That is something else that would be beneficial for you. Or your public library should have books on it also. Tobacco smoke makes Eczema worse, Allergies, Stress, dry skin, food Allergies.
 
 If your daughter doesn't already see a Dermatologist I would recommend that you make and appointment with one. Hope this helps you some. Let me know if you need any other advice, and I will do what I can to help. Have a nice day! Brandi. :-)

seasons
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   Posted 1/30/2007 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am new to this site and I was actually using it for another condition when I thought I would look at allergies since my 4 year old had severe eczema and allergies.  I so want to share with you what I have learned! At 4 mths my child had a severe rash on his chin and after some testing we realized he was allergic to several foods.  Some included eggs, wheat, beans, soy, peanuts and the list could go on.  By the time he was 1 he had been to at least 5 different dermatologists and no one could help him.  We had tried every cream you can name.  By this point his face had open sores, puss and would bleed.  The doctors were concerned by this point and had told us they hadn't seen a child with eczema like this before.  He even developed staph in his chin due to the seriousness of the infection.  After being sent to The University of Washinton Hopsital with still no sucess we were recommended to go the The National Jewish Hospital in Denver.  Since we live in Washington that was a huge step but we had to.  We had no other options left and my 1 year old looked like a burn victim on the bottom part of his face.  We were very doubtful that they would have the answers but let me tell you, they did!!!  And it was different from probably everything all of the derm tell you and it is the easiest treatment out there.  We were amazed that in 10 days his skin was almost clear and shocked that we had to go to Denver to learn about this.  It is called "wet wraps".  You have your child take anywhere from 2 to 3 baths a Day for 20 minutes a time-no soap, just getting the skin wet.  Medium tem of water.  After 20 minutes dry her lightly and you have 2 minutes to apply any creams you might use to help her skin(protopic, hydocort, ect.) Apply it liberally.  Then take a pair of tight pjs and get them wet and ring them out.  Put them on her over her lotioned skin.  They are going to feel wet and cold at first so she might not like it.  Then put a pair of dry over that and cuddle her with blankets.  Have her remain wrapped for 2 hrs.  We stayed at the hospital for 10 days, did this treatment and only this treatment for 3 times a day for the 10 days and walked out with clear skin.  It was a miracle and a blessing that such an easy cure is right there.  Please, I ask you to give this a try for at least 5 days.  You will see unbelievable results.  If you need more questions on this please ask.  I had prayed and prayed for answers and this hospital really had it for us and now I can pass it on!  I will be praying that this works for you and hopefully others who might see this. 

younglady94
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   Posted 2/5/2007 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
:-) I m glad the wet wraps worked for your son seasons. Three years ago my son was in the hospital due to a severe allergic reaction. A child that was sharing my son's room he had his whole body in wet wraps also. Ya, I saw the doctors do the same thing to this child with severe ECzema. My son, aslo has Eczema.

curious2
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   Posted 2/6/2007 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks alot for the replies...I will try those ideas.  My daughter is allergic to several foods so I have to be really careful with that also to prevent outbreaks....as well as being allergic to dust mites and everything outside.  She is highly allergic to peanuts and tree nuts which scares me to death since she could die from ingesting a small amount...I've learned to deal with the fear and just try to do everything I can to educate all that care for her...her daycare has been really understanding and do their best to make sure she isn't exposed to nuts, but still you can't help but worry.  For 4 years old she is very educated about her allergy...really she has to be so she can protect herself also...I've learned that in general people are just not aware of how serious allergies can be if they do not have someone close that has had to deal with it...sometimes I feel like I am repeating myself and being bothersome with people with questioning ingredients, etc....but I just can't afford a mistake...my daughter can't afford a mistake.  Anyway it is nice to know there are others out there that understand and can offer support and help when needed..thanks again.

seasons
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   Posted 2/6/2007 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Curious2, it sounds like you and I have a lot in common.  However, my four year old is a boy.  He is the one that has had really bad excema and the wet wraps changed his life.  He also has a severe peanut allergy, which they say could kill him within 15 minutes, and other allergies like eggs and all beans and peas.  He to goes to preschool but they work really well with us.  I know how you feel though cause it is so scary and one slip and it could change everything.  I am terrified about sending him to a public school for kindergarden.  So big, so many chances for a mistake.  Right now he goes to a Christian preschool and only has a class of 10 so everyone is aware of it.  Do you worry about elementary?  He also wears a bracelet to let people know but who knows if people really see it.  I think your doing the best by educating your daughter and having her aware of it.  They need to protect themselves to.  You and your family will be in my thoughts, I know how scary it can all be.  And really, try the wet wraps, such an easy way to help them!  Let me know if it works.  Take care!

curious2
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   Posted 2/16/2007 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi seasons...Yes I do worry about her going to kindergarten.  Right now my daughter also attends a Christian preschool with a small number of children in her class so it is easier for them to manage her allergy and take extra precautions.  I am worried in kindergarten that won't happen...not saying they will not try.....I am going to visit the school when it gets closer to that time and see what thier policy is with children with allergies.  I will know more then...I may feel better or I may feel worse about it after that.  There are a couple of school options here so maybe one of them will be the right one for her.  I think too alot of times it just depends on the teacher.  Some seem to grasp it all better than others.  I printed out numerous articles related to peanut and tree nut allergies for her teachers...some that were scary that had stories that involved anaphylatic shock, but I did that so they would maybe better grasp the seriousness of it.  I just hope they read them...I'm going to keep doing it.  If it were up to me I would sit down and read each one of them with them to be sure...I'm quite paranoid.  Oh I tried the wet wrap on one spot I was having trouble with getting to go away and it did work.  Thanks so much for the info.
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