Best Cream for Baby Eczema

on Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:49 pm

Hi Ladies, just wondering what everyone's top pick for baby lotion/cream for your little ones eczema? Little guy has a few rough patches and the couple of ones i have tried lately are not working :(

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Baby Eczema on Apr 22, 2015 @ 08:05 am

I've always used Aveeno on my children for severe dry skin and eczema and seen good results. It worked wonders for my oldest but not quite as well for my littlest one. She took after her Dad in the sensitive skin department. I noticed that certain outfits make it worse, anything the least bit rough irritates her skin. Regular baby wash and lotion do nothing if not irritate it further.

I'm still using Aveeno, I apply it at least 2 times a day. We also stick to Aveeno baby washes and avoid all scented products on her (ie regular detergent, fabric softener, bubble baths). I have heard that Emu Oil is great for eczema and can be used on babies safely. I haven't been able to find it yet so I don't know if it works or not.

Hope that helps a bit :)

I swear by Glaxal Base! on Apr 22, 2015 @ 09:26 am

Here are the reviews:

All 3 of my kids had some eczema when they were young (they grew out of it pretty quickly though). I tried some home remedies with decent success (breast milk in their bathwater, oatmeal remedies, etc. In the end though the best was Glaxal Base. You can get it in a tube of lotion but at the time I found it in the first aid section of the pharmacy area. It is a tub of really plain lotion that pharmacists use as their base (hence the name) for topical creams.

When the flareups were really bad, I mixed in some Vaseline with the Glaxal (about 50/50 proportion) and that really helped. I highly recommend it!

I have tried other lotions for eczema but honestly just didn't find that they worked. Most of them have fragrances which I found actually made my kids' eczema worse.

Glaxal Base on Apr 26, 2015 @ 01:52 am

I haven't heard of Glaxal Base before but after your post and reading the reviews I know what I'm buying next trip to the drugstore!

I've tried oatmeal baths and found them to be a bit helpful but the addition of breast milk has me intrigued! I've never heard of adding breast milk to the bath before. What are the proportions?

breast milk on Apr 27, 2015 @ 11:29 am

I would put a fair amount in to make a difference. In my case, I was pumping in addition to doing feedings (was very fortunate to have lots of extra milk) and when some of the milk was in danger of getting a little old (I think freezer life is something like 1 month?), I would put it in the bathwater instead of pouring it out.

My littlest baby (for whom I would have been nursing at the time) was usually bathed in the kitchen sink or in a baby bath so 4-6 oz of breast milk made a difference in probably 2 gallons or whatever of bathwater. For my older kids (toddlers), they bathed in the regular bathtub so I'd try to put even more in there if I had the extra.

I did find that the breast milk was most effective on my youngest baby's skin though. Perhaps their skin absorbs better than older kids' skin? For my toddlers, I usually had more success with the Glaxal base.

You can also use breast milk to treat your own cracked nipples and a variety of other things (just google it!). I had a friend treat her baby's mild eye infection with a few drops of pure breast milk and it worked wonders!

Eczema solutions on Apr 27, 2015 @ 12:27 pm

I work with a company that specializes in eczema solutions, both in children and adults. Pretty amazing results. The challenge with eczema is that you have to deal with both the symptoms, through a topical cream, AND the source of the problem, which is often your laundry detergent. Eczema can also be caused by insufficient trace minerals. And if all of those don't solve the problem, then you might want to head down the tricky road of removing all corn, dairy, wheat and soy and see which might be causing an allergic reaction. Personally, I would start with switching cream and laundry detergent, and adding minerals! I can get you the info if you like.

Hydrocortisol on Apr 28, 2015 @ 05:27 pm

My son's peadiatrician gave us a prescription for Hydrocortisol and it worked like a dream. I also used Live Clean soothing baby lotion in between Hydrocortisol applications and it really helped as well.

The best on Apr 29, 2015 @ 02:33 pm

the best lotion is by Arbonne. I have not found anything better than this so far.

Coconut oil on May 13, 2015 @ 12:46 pm

I have been using coconut oil with some Lavendar essential oil in it.

Had eczema since I was a baby! on May 14, 2015 @ 05:55 pm

I use Hydrocortisone cream, it's a steroid but it helps a ton. Aveeno has always been my back-up.
With my eczema, I know that dairy makes it flare up, so once I stopped consuming dairy, my eczema almost completely went away! I don't know if it's something you've tried, but maybe elimination of certain food products may help as well?

Aveeno on May 14, 2015 @ 10:39 pm

I second Aveeno. Someone mentioned Arbonne, I myself ended up on corticosteroids after using it I had such a baaaaad reaction to it that I would not dare trying it on my baby. I might be missing out but after a few Arbonne reps tried to persuade me I in fact did not have a reaction (even though I almost ended up in the ER with how bad it was) I just have trust issues. Might be missing out on a great product, but I'd rather stick to something that even dermatologist said if it doesn't help it won't at least do any harm :)

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