This is a discussion on what is eczema?? within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; yo dear all mummies.. what is the symtoms of eczema?? any cream to cure it?? is it same like rashes?...
yo dear all mummies.. what is the symtoms of eczema?? any cream to cure it?? is it same like rashes?
hi sweetie.... is it your baby gotta eczema? well, eczema is a skin disorder which normally is genectically heriteraged fr parents who have asthma, eczema or hay fever... sadly 2 say until now therez no absoulte cure 4 it bt we can control e prob fr gttin worsen... & itz different fr rashes
as eczema occurs mainly in babies bt sometimes even adults 2... most babies will outgrown e prob when they reach 5 yo bt some will cont till teenage life...
therez alot of things you can do 2 make your life fr eczema easier... my dear son also had it 2 & now e condition is beta oreadi...
just make sure e body doesnt sweat & keep it cool (no air con though coz air con will dry up skin even more & make eczzzema worse) esp e neck & folds of e arms & legs & groin area 2...
do not apply powder s powder will dry e skin & make e itch worse...
do not use calamile lotion or dettol on e infected area
apply moisturiser eg physiogel which you can gt it fr pharmacy (use it sparingly)
use ph balance shower so dat it will not stripe away your body natural moisture
most important DO NO SCRATCH E ITCH!!!! it will onli make it worse... put mittens 4 babies & cut their nails very short so dat they wont tear e skin...
last bt not least use rice water 2 wash e face & body when e symptoms r beta & not 4gttin 2 c a skin doc 4 more medications on it... you will need dem 2 prescribe anti itch med
hope e above info helps... *smile*
yes.... its kind of sensitive skin.... try to find out what are the cause of the allergy...
take note of the food, cleansing agent, clothing, try to use a good lotion after every bath... take note of the cleanliness of the surrrounding...
Meanwhile, keep the affected area clean and supple, otherwise it will be very dry and skin infectiin might develop.
Recommend you to use seba med prdts like the face and body wash and body lotion. They have a good range of baby prdts too, like baby face cream etc
I had an massive outbreak of eczema all over my body during springtime overseas and the doc say i am sensitive to something in the envt (i think its pollen as im allergic to flowers during spring time) that she not sure what it was and she said i cannot use fragrances or prdts with fragrances. Even wash hair, cannot let water drip down my body, mus hold my hair away from body so that it goes to the floor . And was told that if eczema did not go away, she will need to extract myskin to do blood test.
Eventually i went to the chemist and try out seba med prdts and it works... Yeah.. No need to estract sample of my skin.,
thanx for the great info,mummies.. i dont knw whether my gal has eczema or not.. i didnt find the kind of rashes,but her neck esp the fold wil red.coz my gal chubby,her neck difficult to clean.hehe..i tink it's not itchy,it's probably due to hot weather n saliva.after bath i only apply her neck fold some hazeline cream.but stil the same..better not use talc powder rite? what kind of cream or moisturizer best to apply on fold area?? cheers.....
yo chiro.. sebamed products are recommend by many mummies.i tried sebamed for my gal before.but i find it abit sticky.hehe..
could it be heat rash? Did it appear reddish after bath or maybe in non aircon envt? If so, it could be heatrash, strange enuff, these rashes are gone when in coolin places
dont put baby oil around neck area.. I out twice, got rashes twice..kena scolded by dear husband
My mother in law no clean the folds around his neck properly ..alamak..got alot of dirt, black fibres eeeks...applied calamine lotion followed by pigeon's white baby medicated powder today, its better now..
I used Gaia's baby body lotion on dear son, now got slight bumpy feelin on areas i applied and kena chided by dear husband again that dear son got sensitive skin, gotta be careful in prdts on him
Again, myadvice is, check with pediatrician, my dear son's pediatrician gave him anti fungal cream for heatrash n it works..
However, every baby is diff..mine seem to be with sensitiv skin, like me.
oh on top of dat dont apply hazeline snow on her neck fol... no use 1...
does your gal have, dry cracked peelin or weepin skin on her face? coz eczema occur mainly on e cheeks, neck arms legs & groin folds... & make sure all these places are pat dry after bathin... No rubbin though... wait scared e rubbin will make your dear daughter infected area more painful...
Last edited by austrina; 12-07-2009 at 12:43 AM.
sometime the red on the fold wil disappear.mayb its true,due to heat rash.may i knw hw you clean the neck area?i use toys to influence her c up.the calamine lotion can find at pharmacy huh?
My daughter has very bad eczema. She has it all over her body and on her face.
It gets very itchy, and she can scratch until the skin gets raw. End up we no choice have to tie up her hands to prevent her from scratching her face until it heals.
We use Cetaphil & the pH balance but still doesn't seem to help much. So now we just use water to bathe her.
If she has it on the face please dont't use mittens as it will get worse. Because the cotton will rub and aggravate the skin. But I guess it is better than them scratching it?
After we apply the hydrocortisone, we apply moisturizer and 1 day I can keep putting moisturizer dont know how many times. We use Lucas Paw Paw cause I find it really retains the moisture and ease the itch. The Aqeous cream that the doctor prescribes isn't so effective. & Paw Paw I can use it as nappy rash cream, lip balm, mosquito bite ointment, etc.
My daughter has an appt with the NSC this month. Seems like she'll probably need antibiotics.
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