Thursday, February 25, 2010

Eczema

So our sweet little Adelle has a bad case of eczema on much of her body and I'm so sad. Her dr gave us a prescription for a steroid cream to use during her breakouts, along with a daily full-body Aquaphor massage. I have no problem with the Aquaphor, but hesitate using a steroid cream on my baby! I know it works really well, but I don't want to do it! Does anyone out there have any more natural remedies that have worked on their children? I have an essential oil recipe for massage oil I'm going to try on her, but am also looking for anything else that's been successful for other children.

4 comments:

Tammy said...

My little Grace gets eczema all over her too. This year I finally broke down and filled a prescription for the steroid cream. It worked great and only used it for 3-4 days. But to keep her skin nice we need to slather her in the Aquaphor or Eucerin cream 2-3 times a day or it will come back, at least during our harsh winters. Good luck! If you find something else that works I would love to hear about it!

Dan and Melissa said...

We miss you guys! So sorry about the Monday you wanted to come over ( I only received the message two days afterwards;)
Our little Sharon has bad Eczema...I was also worried about the Steroid cream as well but the dr gave us something called Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream 0.1%. It works great and then we use the Hypoallegenic Aveeno stuff that works great!!! So we used the prescription stuff once a day and the regular Aveeno lotion once a day. It's sad that they have to struggle with it so much.

The Ingebretsen's... said...

My friend works for a homeopathic store and she swears by Fish Oil. She mixed the strawberry flavored stuff into her kids yogurt for about 2-3 months every day, and it not only cleared it up, but they no longer even have breakouts after a year! I am going to try it with my baby as well. I've found the steroid clears it up for about a week, but then it comes right back!

The McMullin Family said...

take a vitamin E pill and pop it open, put the vitamin E directly on the spots. I use Aveeno babylotion, fragrance free. everything fragrance free, the perfume will dry things out again.
Also, and this may sound weird, but take a cup of whole milk, one tablespoon of olive oil and put it in the tub with nice warm water. let her just bath in it and it will put a layer of protection on her whole body.
I've had excema my whole life and for really bad outbreaks I had to use the steroid cream or hydrocortisone cream over the counter, but that is only for really bad breakouts. hope, this help.