Eczema Creams And Lotions

Frequently Asked Questions

    Severe Eczema... creams, lotions, oatmeal baths don't seem to work... help?
    My 6 year old step daughter has severe eczema everywhere on her body which when she itches it can get so bad that she will literally be covered in blood. We've tried creams and lotions her dermotologist said to use (both prescription and OTC) as well as oatmeal baths, Aveeno itch relief body wash, even covering her from head to toe in vaseline too. So far the only relief she has gotten from her itching at all is literally spending hours in the bath (sometimes that doesn't even work). We've tried to talk to her dermotologist but he doesn't even know. Now she's at the point where she gets sent home every other day not being allowed back in school without a doctors note because the school nurse insists that she's a health hazard due to her scratching. Plus everytime we put any creams or lotions at all on her at all she's having to go though the stress of being in pain cause it stings her skin causing her to scratch more due to stress so it's an never ending cycle of pain and exhaustion for her. I hate to have to put her through all of that but if we don't then her skin will get worst causing her to have to go to the ER again for shots to calm her down. Does anyone know anything that might work without causing her pain and suffering?

    • ANSWER:
      could your daughter be allergic to any soaps in the house?
      detergent in washing machine
      soap in shower

      Your daughter could have a food allergy to milk(casein an enzyme in cow milk) or gluten (from wheat rye barley)

      I'd like you to try removing those items from her diet and give her multivitamin mostly for zinc and b vitamins and then if you havent tried a tea tree oil lotion I'd like you to give that a go as well (heard it works wonders for eczema).

      as for diet try to avoid processed foods they almost always have wheat products in them no regular breads and no milk.

      might take a couple of weeks

      also you may want to try something like fish oil supplement which has been shown to reduce inflammatory chemicals in the blood in recent studies and has fats good for cell repair.

    Good creams/lotions for Eczema?
    My 16 month old daughter had eczema when she was a baby and shes getting it back, I was just wondering if anyone knows a good lotion or anything I can buy for this? Thanks!

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      Yup I'm with most of the answers, Eucerin makes a petroleum jelly type cream that worked wonders on my son. It's called Aquaphor. It keeps the skin moisterized and unlike Petroleum jelly it does not have alcohol in it that would dry out the skin. Most lotion has alcohol and some kind of alcohol in it and will just dry the skin out more and irritate it

    Do certain creams and lotions for eczema lose their effectiveness over time?
    If its true, what should I do?I use only one kind of lotion.

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    What's a good lotion and soap to use when someone has really bad Eczema? Anyone have eczema or very sensitive?
    I need some serious help. My friend has tried everything for eczema...Expensive creams, lotions, and soaps.Nothings worked so far. Answer as soon as possible and I'll pick yours for best answer!!!!

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      Well i use lemnis fatty cream which you can purchase from pharmacies, also a good substitute for soap is Aqueous cream or water cream and some homeopathic remedies are good to so try all of them because everyones different

    To all people who have used topical steroid creams for eczema or dermatitis long term?
    You know. the creams and lotions to relieve eczema and some other skin conditions. Anyways what medication have you used, and for how long? How old were you at the time you used it? Especially if you used it for 2years plus let me know have you noticed any side affects. People please answer, or get someone you know who falls in any of these categories to answer. I would appreciate it so much.

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      I've used them on and off for years, for 6 mnth stretches or more at a time, since I was in my early 20s. I've never noticed side effects, but they lose their effectiveness over time so you need to use more and more. Currently I'm on the non-streroidal, Elidel, but it can be pricy. Effective so far, though. No big side effects there, either, except a hot red flushed face when I drink alcohol.

    2 year old daughter with dry skin (was told it's "eczema")??
    She's had it since she was a few months old. I used the infants Eczema cream/lotion and it was fine for a while. Now she's 2, and its on the crease of her arms (not your elbow, but the opposite side of your arm) and on/around her ankles, patches on her legs and near her elbows. It's not on her stomach/chest or back or face, just her legs and arms. She itches at it, so it "breaks" and "cracks" and the ones on her arms crack so bad, that they bleed a little. I've tried everything it seems. Even the doctor prescribed Hydrocortisone cream and she had a bad rash on the inside of her legs, near her diaper line, but its not from the diapers. I think its from her sweating and itching around these areas. The ladies that watch her at daycare don't put on lotion or anything I give them (since they have her from 9 to 6 everyday), so What can I do for her ?? I've tried the "oatmeal baths" and a few different creams and lotions. I have NO IDEA what works the best. Any tips?!

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      Hi, I myself have Psoriasis and my Dermatologist tells me when I bathe not to dry myself off except for my private spots and too use Cetaphil Cream not the lotion.He says if the lotion comes out a pump it's no good! You can also ask the daycare to see if they will put the Cream on her while she's at daycare because her skin needs lots of moisture.I use my cream about 6-10 times a day and a little bit of creamm goes a long way! Good luck and I hope this helps!

    How to reduce body hair for girl teenagers?
    Hi i'm 13 and i have dark hair on my belly, back and shoulders i always thought that those were the places where you're not meant to have any. My mum says that because when i was younger all the steroid eczema creams/lotions has made me more hairier. Even though i am asian and have dark hair it makes those body parts look really dark and i don't want to wax it or get it waxed.
    Please help me i am not fussed all suggestions are welcomed.
    Thank you

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      try going to the doctors there may be an inbalance in your hormones.. good luck :)

    I hate how i look, i look like i am anorexic, but im not, and i have eczema...?
    Kay so I hate my body because of how skinny I am (i know, most people would say 'i Hate my body because of how fat I am.) I am 13 and weigh about 73 -75 pounds... I only own two piece bathing suits (even though i'd feel better in a one piece) and when im at the beach my stomach and really everywhere else looks like i am sucking in.... Truth be told i eat more than all my friends, i eat like a 200 pound er. I have eczema not the allergy caused one or anything like that just the kind that compleately dries out your skin and makes your dead skin just fall off. . .
    So really im a dried out skinny kid. I just want to know how to make my self fatter and im treating my eczema (creams lotion ect.) please help[, i hate being the skinnyest person out there, i get called anorexic all the time and i just want help, my mom thinks i should be bragging about my skinnyness but i cry all the time aabout it.... (i also eat ALOT of junk like ALL the time) Thanks

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      1st - dry skin. drinks lots of water. use lotion, emollient to lock the skin moisture. eat lots of fruits.
      2nd - skinny huh. bet me..when i was at high school, during the science class, everytime my teacher talked about anorexia, everyone in the class will looked at me. the hell with that. but now, im 20+ im not that skinny as i was during school, but still skinny in a good way. :)
      Well, first - as you growing up, you will gain more weight and the 'skinny' will be lessen. Besides that, diet is important. STOP eating all those JUNK foods! well, not totally stop, but reduce junk food consumption as it is not healthy, it contains lot of preservative and coloring agent..euww..
      Get a balance diet!! balance diet is not for those who wants to lose weight only, but for everyone!
      maybe you have a high metabolism, so increase the frequency of your meal intead of increase the size of meal. make sure you have these everyday.
      ~snack between breakfast and lunch (snack could be cookies etc)
      ~evening snack before dinner
      ~snack before going to bed (a couple of hours before sleep)
      the point is to eat as what your body calories need and some extra.. the excess calories will be turn into fat, or muscle if you exercise. and take 2 glass of milk each day.

    I have eczema on my face and nose. I have tried all different creams and lotions.?
    The doc has given me different types of creams such as E45, Sudocrem and Diprobase but nothing seems to work. I went into a Chinese health shop and they sold me 'Qingre Anchuang' tablets and 'Acne Getaway' lotion. The first dose of tablets made me sick and give me a headache. But the lotion seemed to work slightly. Although, appears to have stopped working. Any ideas of what I could use or try next??

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      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet – some of them do actually work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and then they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.

    Does champori eczema lotion/cream work?
    I have atopic dermatitis and it doesnt break out often. Im enlisting in the Army after high school and i dont wanna go to meps with eczema acting up. First off, creams and steroids NEVER work for me from docs. My skin wasnt like this for a while, as if it were dormant. I can control scratching during the day but its a waste of energy because i eventually scratch overnight. My girlfriend is concerned as well cos ive never looked so, i gotta say sick (my gf is just freaked out.) So, in conclusion i MUST know if champori works, i suffer from eczema like many others. PLZ HELP YO

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      Just ordered my second combo, took about a year to use up the first one. i have dermatitis in my ears which. untreated, is visible from a distance and occludes my hearing somewhat. it was horrible. as usual, had tried everything (presciption and OTC) and, until champori, nothing helped. champori healed the condition in about two weeks. completely. it stayed clear for most of a year, with regular use, until i became ill and sort of forgot to use it. condition returned although not as severely and the small amount i had left was not as effective. so am getting a new batch.

    my toddlers eczema is out of control...please help?
    The doctor has given me numerous eczema creams and lotions and I have tried numerous all natural products and lotions, such as California Baby Calendula Cream, but nothing is working right now. He is 33 months and is experiencing the worst break out he has ever had. I usually use all free and clear for all of our clothes but I bought a free and clear clothes whitener to use and he had a reaction to it. Now his legs from mid calf down to the tops of his feet and his arms from the elbows down to the tops of his hands, as well as under his little eyes are red, dry patchy swollen spots. I hate that he has to deal with all this itchy sore spots. I gave him some Zyrtec which usually helps when his skin has a reaction but this time it didn't. What has worked for your kids or your eczema flare ups?
    Oh yes he is allergic to peanuts but not deathly allergic, it does give him a terrible rash so we don't get anywhere near it. Citrus fruits and tomatos aggrevate his eczema as well.

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      The poor little guy. Have you looked into upping his diet in Omega 3's or a supplement. Google eczema and omega 3. We've actually had better luck using crisco - the shortening - than anything prescribed, such that tri-something, tri-cyclerline - I forget.

    Any help with eczema?
    I've had eczema on my hands and arms for almost 6 years now. I've tried a billion different things: Lotions, creams, diets, herbal teas, doctor prescribed eczema creams.. but none of them seemed to work. So for the past year, I completely lost hope and did nothing at all to try to get rid it. To my surprise, my eczema slowly disappeared! It was almost all gone, until just last week when it came back again. I didn't do anything different, it just came back on its own. Now it's worse than it's ever been! Why is that?

    Also, the places on my skin where the eczema is happens to be a lot lighter than my skin is, which makes it stand out that much more. It's quite embarrassing. Is there any way to fix that?

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      My eczema has been acting up but there has been some crazy weather changes here..Plus summer is here not cool sweatyness and eczema but its something i cant control. Well this is what i do to try to control my eczema hope it helps.

      1. Dont take showers longer than 10mins use warm water. I use aveeno moisturizing bar fragrance free.When you get out of the shower dont rub yourself with the towel pat yourself and since your pores are open apply your cream and let it sit there your body will take in the moisture better. Also the Eucerin calming body wash is good if your skin is really irritated its really strong so i only use it when my skin gets bad and if you have open wounds it wont sting.

      2. I dont use lotions i prefer creams because they are alot thicker and offer more moisture. Lotions are just water so you have to keep reapply again and again. I recommend the Eucerin Moisturizing cream for extra dry skin/fragrance free dont confuse it with the Eucerin calming creme.

      3. Everything i put on my body cream, soap bar, body wash, make up is FRAGRANCE FREE.

      4. Try to go more natural. I take vitamins Ultra Gla 300 reduces dryness and itchiness and MSM reduces inflammation if you have any.

      5. Steroid creams i try to stay away from because it thins out your skin which is why if we have scars it take longer to go away or we can get very easily bruised but if my skin has a bad flare up i use it.

      6. On my face I also use the Aveeno Ultra Calming Foaming
      Cleanser its Fragrance Free and Hypoallergenic. I use it in the morning and night and it will not dry out your skin at all. Also I use clinique all about Eyes its a little pricy but its moisture well around the eyes especially because its made for the very sensative area the eyes. and its reduces puffyness and dark circles.

      But most of the products i recommended are reasonable in the price range.

      almost forgot to mention drink lots and lots of water and if you smoke or drink minimize it smoking and dry skin bad combo

      Well if you have anymore questions feel free to ask

    Where can I buy a good ezcema product Aveeno Sucks beware?
    Their endorsers who work for the company bring up the rave reviews for their items in and other popular sites but if you took the time and looked at the bad reviews you'll learn that their product is shit. All their lotions & creams including aveeno eczema cream do nothing but make your eczema worst, not only that it stings like a lemon.

    How did this awful awful company make it so far with these products is really beyond me.

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to your pharmacist for a recommendation.

    Diaper rash, yeast infection and eczema, what cream or lotion is best for the eczema?
    my hubby too the baby to the doctor and is going to pick up the prescription but i want to know for myself if aveeno baby or eucerin can be used as an everyday lotion to cure the eczema part?

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      Do not skimp on the lotion. WHen our son was dx with moderate eczema we at first tried generics...the allergist suggested we stop that. We now use Lubriderm but Eucerin works great too!! Just make sure it has no dyes or perfumes as this is highly likely to aggravate the already sensitive skin. We also switched bath soaps to Dove sensitive-the green bar and laundry soap to All Free and Clear.

    What's the best ointment/medicine to use for eczema?
    I have eczema on my arm and I use alot of different ointments/creams/lotions but it just seems to spread more then lessen. Any ideas on what to use?

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      I have eczema since I was born and I haven't seem to find the right creams/lotions whatever to get rid of it. The best thing to do is soothe the itching with anything that has vitamin e in it or special wax based cream from your doctor. Do not accept steriod cream though that will only thin your skin out.

    eczema gets really red and itchy when I moisturize it?
    i have eczema on my eyelids and around my eyes that i really want to get rid of. i also have a lot of eczema on my arms.

    its really flaky and dry, moisturizer might work the first time, but if i keep moisturizing it it turns really red and it gets extremely itchy. I've tryed all sorts of moisturizers. olive oil, creams, lotions, and everything seems to irritate it.

    Does anyone have any tips?
    its winter here. so far my eczema has been going away in the summer.

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      I'd see a doctor Hillary or the products you use are not gentle enough or contain some mineral oil.
      Use things made from Bert's Bee, Arbonne, Aveeno.

    Okay to mix lotions/creams?
    I have very severe eczema and I bought the Aveeno Eczema therapy moisturizer, but it is more of a lotion substance. When I apply it to my skin, within an hour my skin is dry again.

    I have used eucerin original cream my whole life and it tends to keep my skin moisturized longer but doesn't seem to help my eczema.

    So I was wondering if there would be any problems if i mixed the Aveeno Eczema Therapy Lotion with a little bit of the Eucerin cream so I can get the best of both worlds

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    What is the best cream/lotion to get rid of eczema?
    Or at least, reduce the sight of it? And where would I be able to find it? Like a Walgreens, CVS, Walmart type place if possible?

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      Hello there. I suggest that you should try cream/spray combo for eczema from It is herbal (steroid-free) and works better and faster on my eczema than anything else I tried: I haven't had a relapse for more than a year now after only a couple weeks of treatment. Champori is available online without prescription and comes with the money back guarantee, so if it doesn't work for you- it's free.

    Eczema cream n Lotion suggestions? Any and everything.?
    Graduation nd Field Day nd all that other end of the year stuff is coming up, nd my eczema doesn't help at all. It is EXTREMELY EMBARRASSING nd stressful to have eczema becuz it ruins my self esteem alot especially becuz I'm about 2 15 nd I don't want to carry it on to High School. Summers here nd that requires showing alot of skin, nd I'm just not up for it right now :( I can't wear certain clothes that I want to wear becuz of the eczema on my arms it's terrible. So what do you suggest? Thank you for you're suggestions!

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    my brother has eczema is gotten pretty bad we dont now what to put on his skin can anybody help me ?
    my brother is 12 he has really bad eczema his skins start changing to a lighter color sometimes looking like a rash we dont NOW what to put on it we tried alot of different creams lotions and remedies
    please any suggestions ?

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      The cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
      After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
      Now I use serenaskin herbal remedies.
      After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up, and I continue with eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months.
      It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.

    my daughter is 8.has slight eczema,her skin is always"ashy"and she itches a lot.any good creams or lotions?

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      You have to try out different things, but beware, stay away from prescriptions like Mylicon etc. They have hormones in them that can affect her in the long run. Some of the great ones are lotions that are non greasy but moisturizing. Natural stuff like cocoa butter cremes with no additives and all natural stuff. Oatmeal baths are wonderful and avon has a great line call moisture therapy which works great

    good anti itch creams/lotions?
    my son will be 2 in april. he has eczema. sometimes we can keep the itching under control and sometimes we cant and lately we cant. in dec it was well under control until dec around christmas we started noticing his eczema was acting up. and just a few days ago, he started scratching so much, he got a skin infection. lately, he cant stop itching. i bought eucerin lotion, eucerin anti itch lotion, eucerin bath oil cleanser. before the itch started up, i used jergens lotion, it seemed to keep his skin maintained. but now, it doesnt do anything for him. so now i want to know what are good otc creams/lotions i can use on my son. he's been itching so bad, he can't sleep. and he still has his infection, so im worried with him itching so much, his infection wont go away. he's on antibiotics. and benadryl barely puts him to sleep. any suggestions to help him stop itching would be much appreciated

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      The best eczema product i know is a British product named Salcura Dermaspray Gentle. We've used it very successfully on our child since about his 8th or 9th month. It stops the itch on our child in seconds after spraying the eczema. His skin was inflamed when we first started, very very inflamed on his wrists and ankles. Salcura healed that noticeably the very first day about 50%. In other words, the redness was about 50% less after one day. His skin healed more and more over the weeks to the point where it was perfect. You'll have to purchase salcura from a British website or Chemist site. They call them Chemists in Britain instead of Pharmacies. One I've used that also has pictures of success stories is ExpressChemist
      Good luck.

    What cream or lotion should i use for eczema?
    I have REALLY bad eczema on my face, and it's getting worse with the warmer weather. Any suggestions on lotions or creams?

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      If you have not already done so, I would use a natural soap / castile soap made from vegetable oil when you wash your face.

      As for lotions you may want to give Curel Itch Defense Lotion a try. I use it and it works well.
      This lotion also received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.

    How do you make eczema cream without the use of alcohol or other harmful ingredients?
    I'd like to learn how to make an alcohol-free eczema cream, because I get eczema in the winter and it makes my knuckles bleed and crack. Unfortunately, just about all brands of eczema cream or lotion (or any cream or lotion for that matter) out there contain ingredients like cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol,
    methylparaben, propylparaben, and many other things I would rather not have on my fragile hands.
    Even baby's eczema cream has alcohol in it! I mean, it's just wrong, people!
    So, to conclude, I want you to tell me how to make eczema cream myself without the use of alcohols and other harmful ingredients.

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      Oddly enough, oatmeal is the best thing to heal any kind of skin problem. Mix the oatmeal with milk, let cool, and apply to areas affected. Apply gloves if necessary. Make sure you use the regular oatmeal, not the flavored kind. Keep refrigerated until next use. Also, oatmeal in your tub water helps greatly with itch. A couple of tablespoons of raw oatmeal in a cheesecloth tied tightly, and dipped in a hot tub until the water is white coloured works great!

    Toddler eczema/ skin rash?
    After my daughter began taking Zantac two times a day for reflux she develop a rash between her legs I first thought it was a rash provocated by the climate ( hot) and by sweat. I waited 3 days and took her to the pediatrician and the dr told me it was eczema and she didn't think it was the Zantac. I bought her babyganics eczema cream and it became better. The dosage of Zantac changed and now is more. Three days after the rash was even worse it spread in all her body, the rash is like tiny bumps, red patches and it itches. I took her again and the pediatrician told me that it was eczema and it is provocated by the pollen. I still can believe it because she's been living in the same place for three years using the same products etc... And she have never been with this rash. Every day it became worse and the pediatrician doesn't want to make test for allergies neither referred her to see a dermatologist. Have anyone have had a rash like these and is eczema? What lotions or cream do you use? What can you recommend? Thanks

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    How can i relieve my eczema itching?
    I have been using pure coconut oil cream and lotion on my eczema on my arms. But 1 hour later it becomes really itchy again. I don't want to keep re-applying the cream every hour for temporary relieve.
    What should i do? I hear there are creams like Aveeno, Cetaphil, etc. Do these contain steroids? And are they any good for long lasting relieve from itching? What other good creams do you recommend i get?

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      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

    what are good lotions, creams, washes, and etc. for the face, body, and feet?
    today i discovered my bottle of aveda body wash in the TRASH CAN. someone used the last little bit of it. and i had none to use today! so i had to use some cheap crap. i used to use aveda body lotion for a while then i stopped and started to use johnson's baby lotion. but they didnt seem to do much for me. so...

    what are some good face washes and creams
    and some good body washes and lotions?

    my face is just a bit dry. sensitive face wash would be great. i have eczema on the side of my upper arms. but it's not a big deal. i just want a good body wash and body lotion that will moisturize, soften my skin, and all that good stuff. for my feet, something that will make it really soft and smooth - just something good.

    if you guys could tell me where i could find it - that'd be great.
    like if its in drug stores or from inside a mall somewhere like macys, nordstroms, or bloomingdales. and if its not in a drug store, approx. price of it would be great!

    thanks in advance for suggestions

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      For face from drugstore:

      1) Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads

      2) Dove bar soap for sensitive skin

      3) Cetaphil face wash

      For body:

      1) Shi Kai shower gel (Trader Joe's or Whole Foods)

      2) Dove bar soap w/ vitamin E

      Lotions from drugstore:

      1) Curel
      2) Cetaphil
      3) Lubriderm

    If peanut oil is used as an ingredient in lotions and creams etc, how would it be listed in the ingredients?
    I know that there is some debate about peanut derivatives used in lotions causing the increase in eczema in children, especially since parents are advised to avoid feeding peanuts to young children. Its obviously not listed as peanut oil, so what should I look out for?


    • ANSWER:
      Well, Its major component (fatty acids) are palmitic acid, oleic acid, and linoleic acid. The oil also contains some 6–8% (total) of arachidic acid, arachidonic acid, behenic acid, lignoceric acid and other fatty acids.

      Don't know if thats the right answer but hope it helps :-)

    Is there a cream to ease eczema?
    I have eczema in between my fingers and it is quite painful and itchy. I was wondering if there was any creams or lotions to ease these symptoms. Thanks so much ahead of time! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there. A year ago I wouldn't even dare go out of the house my face was so horrible with the thick crust of dried up ooze. Then I discovered Champori anti-eczema herbal cream and spray and - thank God! - it worked like magic: my skin got back to normal in just 2 weeks and has stayed normal for the last 15 months!! I recommend to all people with eczema to try it for themselves. It's a homemade remedy and it works better than prescribed medications.

    Can someone provide me with alternative remedies for toddler eczema?
    My son is now 1 and has been suffering from eczema for quite some time. I have tried all the lotions, creams, and prescription medications but it only relieves it temporarily. I need ideas on more natural remedies that may be more beneficial for my son.

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      first of all, the use of an all natural skin care moisturizer will be very helpful. have a talk with a skin care expert about recommended products. if you want to avoid skin from scarring better try to avoid scratching the skin for a break in the skin can cause secondary skin infections. stop eczema itching by getting the skin moisturized. and you better keep fingernails short for you might forget sometimes that you have accidentally scratch it. remember that a break in the skin can cause a secondary infection.

      try also avoiding a lot of things that can trigger eczema like:

      - avoid perfumed skin care and body care products
      - avoid extreme hot and cold weather conditions
      - avoid keeping fingernails long
      - avoid scratching the affected area
      - avoid long baths
      - avoid processed foods and foods with preservatives
      - avoid skin irritants and allergens like dusts and pollens
      - avoid clothes and material that are rough, course, scratchy and tight
      - avoid activities that can make you sweat
      - avoid smoking and alcohol

      try to be gentle with your skin. visit for more tips on how to rejuvenate skin.

    When is the usual age when children can dress and undress properly, or at least can give it a good try?
    My son is 27months and we are working on dressing and undressing, He is so good for me for it. After his bath he will stand the whole time while I put his eczema cream & lotion on him, He will lay down for me when I put his diaper on and then stand some more while I get his Outfit/Pj's on.
    When we are about to leave he will bring me his Jacket but doesn't try to put it on, although he can take his Jacket off, shoes, socks, pants, & diaper...He tries to with his shirt but ends up stretching out the neck of his shirt by putting one arm through it then comes to me for help. Anytime he is undressing and has trouble he will come to us for help, If he is taking off his jacket he will put one arm out to us to pull it off and then remove the other. However he cannot put any of his clothes on. I can put his shirt on his head and he will pull it down and try to put his arms in the holes but ends up stretching it out if I dont help him find the holes, or he will end up with his arms through the neck. He can unzip a jacket/coat with no problems and tries to zip them back up but can't.

    He can pull up his pants lol but his butt/thigs are bigger like his mama's and has trouble getting them all the way up, and the same thing is going on with his shoes. He tries to put his shoes on but his feet are so thick that I can barely get this shoes on!! If I go any bigger his shoes will be to long on his feet. So he will just pull them onto his toes and show me he did it lol

    Anyway, At what age do you expect them to start dressing themselves and undressing. :)
    What age did yours? or are they trying now?

    Does this seem appropriate for this age?

    Thanks as always! =)
    Jacqui - You aren't being rude at all. He is 40lbs & 39inches tall. His dad is German/Irish & is a naturally big boned stocky guy. I am also a big boned person as well so he is just very thick. But he is by no means fat, just a big boy. Nothing we can do about his big thick feet and his butt/thighs are just going to be like mine unfortunately for him lol

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like he is doing great! My youngest is a little over 2 and a half and she is starting to fully dress her self. Just recently she mastered getting her shirt on, though it usually goes on backwards to begin with!

      My other daughters were the same age as her. My son didn't have it mastered until over 3.

    Anyone know of any pills that treat Eczema?
    I've had Eczema since I was one years old... I'll be sixteen next month. Does anyone know of any pills that could treat Eczema? I've tried numerous creams and lotions both perscription and over the counter and nothing seems to fully get rid of it.

    • ANSWER:

      Natural remedies have an excellent record in the maintenance skin and systemic health and are well worth exploring in a quest for skin support. Skin Dr. is a combination of selected herbs and biochemic tissue salts known for their ability to cleanse and purify the entire system, supporting healthy lymphatic functioning, as well as the health and integrity of all cells and layers of the skin.

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    How can I get rid of my eczema? (If that's what I have; I'm not sure if that's what I have or not)
    It gets really red and swollen around my lips (not on them). I have tried just about everything from going to a dermatologist, trying elidel and steroid creams, lotions to reduce redness, anti itch creams, carmex, vaseline, and everything. I don't know what else to do. It is EXTREMELY painful, more than you can imagine. If you can't help that's okay, but if you can, it would be greatly appreciated beyong what words can even say. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      First, I'd change dermatologists. Then, I'd be checked to see if I have an allergy producing this condition. (wife did) Thirdly, and this works, search for homemade lye soap. This works beautifully for me. Use Internet search or peruse Flea Markets. Good luck !

    Can anyone recommend some good lotions?
    I have eczema on my hands and it is really starting to irritate me. I was diagnosed with eczema last year and had medication which made it go away. It came back a few weeks ago just on my hands and a little along the waist line. Can anyone recommend some over the counter lotions/ creams for very dry skin or eczema?
    I don't want to make a trip to the doctor because it's not that bad. I'll go if it continues.

    • ANSWER:
      Eucerin lotion is great! My dermatologist recommends Aquaphor healing ointment

    Homemade creams and Lotions?
    i have really bad eczema and i need some simple but effective lotions or creams to use. i am only 14 and i am allergic to all nuts so no nut recipes invovled and i cant buy expensive stuff. does anyone know how to make any creams or lotions i can make from the stuff in the kitchen?

    • ANSWER:
      This is actually a recipe for a face mask for sensitive skin but I thought it might fit your needs as well.

      1 cup natural yogurt
      1/2 cup oatmeal

      Blend the yogurt and oatmeal together. Mix well and apply to skin for ten minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

      ~Good luck!

    Does anyone have eczema If so i found a cream and lotion that is making my little girls go away.?
    You will have to get it by perscription but it is helping her like nothing else ever has, and we have tried a lot of different creams, & lotions. It's called Desonide .05% It comes in a cream and a lotion. It is wondeful, she's 6 yers old and has suffered horribly. Did i say i love this stuff?
    We have done hydracortizone cream, it works great too but i have never seen her red roughness disappear like it is now, i hope it continues to go away.
    Thank you country m@m, i totally understand my daughter too has more roblems than just eczema, she was born with a cleft lip & palate, and she too can't swim in pools either it messes up her skin badly. My sister went to a dermatologist in Fayetteville Ar. who gave her some of this cream i tried it on my daughter an it is working great even with the dry winter air. Best of luck to your daughter and you.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't realize it, but you may have just helped one person with the most awful thing in her life. My daughter has lupus and eczema and has suffered her entire life and has been hospitalized several times with it. She is now almost seven and it seems to be getting worse. She can't swim in a pool like most kids and she has bad food allergies. The doctors have tried everything. We have been to seventeen doctors with no help. I am going to try this and see if it helps. Thanks soooooooo much for you help!

    Why does the skin on my ears peel? I feel like I've tried all suggestions with no results. Thanks for the help?
    Tried dandruff shampoo, lotion, eczema cream, and even was told to try yeast infection cream. Nothing worked. Knowing why would help me figure out a solution. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same problem few yrs back. Its due to dryness of the skin. Try to put few drops of olive oil on the affected area. Do it for a week and see the difference

      Good Luck

    My baby has eczema on his face. What kind of lotion/cream can I use for his face to prevent future breakout?
    I used Eucerine and baby Aveeno and they seem to make his eczema worse. I think my baby is allergic to cow's milk protein and Aveeno had milk protein in it and it's supposed to be hypoallergenic. Any suggestions? Has anyone tried Cetaphil? Is this mild enough for baby face?

    • ANSWER:
      use a 1% hydrocortozone cream it works great! depending on how bad the prob. is it could be cleared up within 1-3 days.

    What's the permanent treatment of Eczema (skin desease)?
    I have been sufferring Eczema problem for last 8 years.
    Can any one give me solution to get rid of it?
    I got it on hands, elbows,ears & on feet. I have fed up by this desease. I have used lots of oinments, lotions,creams or tablets of blood cleaner but in vain. Please suggest only serious and relevant advices. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      1.All eczema is commonly due to allergies and dry skin combined.
      2. All alergies has resistance levels. This means if you give a product today and it was OK then that does not mean that person is not allergetic to it. Tomorow the same product can trigger allergies.
      3. Protiens are the source of major allergies. Try to introduce protien rich food later. Also avoid milk, potatoes, wheat, eggs (esp. whites), sea-food, food colors, artificial food favorings and nuts.
      4. Keep the child away if you are cooking in your home. I found that the smell of allergy causing food also creates allergies.
      5. Keep a log of daily activities including food / drinks, motion and irritations. If you keep the log it will be easier to find the problem foods.
      6. Give one food for one week without switching. Start with rice and carrots or rice and broccoli (choose one). Give the same food for a week. If severe allergies are noted then remove it from diet and introduce a new one. Any one food introduced should be given continously for 1 week.
      7. After giving a bath pat with a towel slightly leaving a film of water in the skin. Seal that to skin by applying thick gel like plain Vaseline. Many creams also create allergies so be careful in using creams other than plain unscented Vaseline. Also do not use the baby oil - many kids are allergic to mineral oil.
      8. The allergies becomes severe if you reintroduce the same allergic food again and again but may go away if you remove it from diet for long periods like more than a month.
      9. Angry and sad moods of child make the situation worse. I know that a child with eczema takes parents to the edge and many times we may become harsh. Try to keep your child happy.
      10. An unconventional treatment, NAET ( worked well for my grandson. For people I have referred it did not work well since it depends a lot on the practitioner. For my granddaughter we did not take treatment since we knew a lot about eczema and could control it well.
      11. It is late to tell you but it is best to introduce the solids a little late to kids with eczema.
      12. If your child has severe itch, ask him/her to scratch using the back of the nails by scratching backwards (in the opposite direction of normal scratch). You can also scratch him like that. Less damage occurs by scratching reverse.

      To help reduce itching and soothe inflamed skin, try these self-care measures:

      * Try to identify and avoid triggers that worsen the inflammation. Rapid changes of temperature, sweating and stress can worsen the condition. Avoid direct contact with wool products, such as rugs, bedding and clothes, as well as harsh soaps and detergents.
      * Apply an anti-itch cream or calamine lotion to the affected area. A nonprescription hydrocortisone cream, containing at least 1 percent hydrocortisone, can temporarily relieve the itch. A nonprescription oral antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl, others), may be helpful if itching is severe.
      * Avoid scratching whenever possible. Cover the itchy area if you can't keep from scratching it. Trim nails and wear gloves at night.
      * Apply cool, wet compresses. Covering the affected area with bandages and dressings can help protect the skin and prevent scratching.
      * Take a comfortably cool bath. Sprinkle the bath water with baking soda, uncooked oatmeal or colloidal oatmeal — a finely ground oatmeal that is made for the bathtub (Aveeno, others).
      * Choose mild soaps without dyes or perfumes. Be sure to rinse the soap completely off your body.
      * Moisturize your skin. Use an oil or cream to seal in moisture while your skin is still damp from a bath or shower. Pay special attention to your legs, arms, back and the sides of your body. If your skin is already dry, consider using a lubricating cream.
      * Use a humidifier. Hot, dry indoor air can parch sensitive skin and worsen itching and flaking. A portable home humidifier or one attached to your furnace adds moisture to the air inside your home. Portable humidifiers come in many varieties. Choose one that meets your budget and any special needs. And be sure to keep your humidifier clean to ward off bacteria and fungi.
      * Wear cool, smooth-textured cotton clothing. Avoid clothing that's rough, tight, scratchy or made from wool. This will help you avoid irritation. Also, wear appropriate clothing in hot weather or during exercise to prevent excessive sweating.
      Please see the web page for more details on Eczema and Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques.

    What are some recommendations for treating eczema in a 5 yr old child(has had it since 6 months old)?
    Child has severe eczema, we have only been able to treat it with lotion, creams, ointments, steroids, etc. Dairy products are not an issue as we have restricted these and noticed no difference. Child is highly allergic to peanuts, and egg whites. No asthma or other allergies.

    • ANSWER:
      An EXCELLENT, NATURAL, and highly effective treatment for eczema is Evening Primrose Oil. Like fish oil, it is contained in a pill (though there are drinkable forms) and is swallowed. It contains a rare anti-inflammatory omega-6 fat called Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). GLA works by reducing the production of inflammatory hormones and increasing the production of anti-inflammatory hormones. Many people have reported success in treating babies and children with primrose oil supplements. I recommend you get one with at least 1,300MG, which is the standard dose anyways.

    Whats the best cream for eczema?
    i have suffered with eczema for a few years on the backs of my legs and have always treated it with eurax lotion/cream or e45 but this year it has flared up and nothing seems to be workin - it has spread all over the lower part of my legs and just looks horrible - does anybody know of any cream that could help??? thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      I swear by Fluocinonide (commonly known as Lidex). It's available by prescription only but totally worth it! It works really quickly too compared to other things! It is a steroid cream.

    I need a recommendation for a good hand cream/lotion?
    My hands are extremely dry, sensitive and I have flair ups of eczema. I feel I've tried lots of creams and lotions with little luck. Can anyone make a recommendation for something I can get at Walmart?Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Neutrogena -Norwegian formula
      fast absorbing hand cream
      I use this all the time and love it.

    what are some good lotion and some cream for eczema over the counter?
    im 16 and im tired of having them all over my top back, shoulder and arms. what should i get from the drug store?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and then they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori doesn’t need a prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for you - it's free.

    red bumps on penis is it excema also? no kids please?
    im 20 years old, and sexually active. i have eczema, and it's recently gotten worse due to itching and such. about a month and a half ago my skin on my penis began to dry out so i'd put lotion on it, and other medications for eczema. over the next few days the dryness went away... but then rub bumps started to appear on my penis. now.. i looked at medical MD (the site) for eczema pictures, STD pictures, and cancer pictures. i ruled out the STD's, so it's not that, which also i had my gf look at the bumps and shes sure it's not STD's. i looked at the cancer photos, wasn't that either seeing as i don't have any of the the symptoms (discharges, ect.) besides the bumps. now, the bumps on my penis are soft, almost as if it's just my skin. their a bit red due to itching...
    their very itchy.
    the skin on my penis has just started to flake again today.
    theirs three bumps on the right side of my shaft, and four smaller bumps on the head of my penis.
    the cold seems to take the bumps down a bit.
    for the past two weeks+ i've been putting lotions, eczema creams, and aleo on the bumps. so far the aleo and the cold rag seemed to help the most.but really, i need your help please. im scared, and very annoyed of the itching. my medical just ran out also, so i cant go see an actual dr. so please, give me as much info as you can, pictures of what you think it might be, ways to treat it. if you'd like to see it, i'm willing to take a picture of the bumps, but for a DR only. or someone who has the same thing going on. please help!!!
    also, the bumps on my shaft (the biggest one) is alil smaller then a dime, all of the others are smaller.
    yes i've tried washing it. i shower every day. i have clean clothes. i keep very clean.
    i haven't seen a DR about it cuz my medical went out.

    also, the bumps seem to itch more when their touched, or during sex.
    maybe it has something to do with my gf's birth control pills?
    and no i haven't been into contact with poison ivy.
    i just looked up psoriasis and it's not that. those bumps look more like wounds.

    and im hoping it is just eczema... but damn i wish it would go away already :(
    i haven't tried to take that, but i will if ya say it'll help.
    my gf and i used to use condoms but i'd get all itchy so i thought it might be the condoms so i stopped using them and she got on the pill. and we don't use lube.

    • ANSWER:
      Three things:
      Could be a reaction to one of the ezema creams/medicines.
      Have you tried Benadryl either by tablet or lotion to see if it reduces the reaction and controls the itching?
      If you are without medical, try the local county clinic. Tell them you no longer have insurance, and negotiate a payment. You can also do the same thing with a dermatologist, just negotiate a payment. Ask him for free ezema medicine samples that are left him by the drug companies. That could help you out as well.

      Fourth thing - new condoms? Different lube? Reaction to latex?

    Is there a way to get rid of eczema redness?
    I have used alot of creams and lotions but after a while they seem to stop working. Are there any other ways to remove the redness besides using creams? Are there any household items that can remove redness?

    • ANSWER:

    Has anybody out there who suffers with skin eczema found sucess in seeing a chinese herbalist for treatment?
    My partner sufferes with eczema all over his body particually arms, feet, legs and bum. It is quite severe and tends to weep regular. He is under the hospital who have given him a number of creams etc to help and treat his condition. Non of which seem to be helping. Recently he has been to see a chinese herbalist who said that his condition is a very bad case in this country (uk). He has now been given various herbal remedies as the herbalist assumes that the creams and lotions given by the doctors are actually feeding the condition rather than helping. Has anyone found this a success?

    • ANSWER:
      I've got psoriasis, I'm clearly not an expert, but I believe very much in a holistic approach. I used to be covered from neck to toe, and now I've on ony 6 small dots of it. No cream has ever done me any good.

      Please seriously try cutting out dairy for 3 weeks, and if that doesn't work, try cutting out wheat and gluten. Also, try to eliminate any stress the guy is under.

      I don't believe in Chinese medicine, but it is more from a moral standpoint than a medical one (They use the ground up horn of an endangered Rhino for an aphrodisiac amongst other things), but I found homeopathy to be absolutely amazing, where conventional medicine had done nothing.

    Anyone have a miracle cure for Dyshydrotic Eczema?
    My son is 10, has had serious chronic eczema his whole life, and besides the normally prescribed steroidal and non-steroidal creams and lotions, is there something out there someone has tried that really gets rid of it? He uses scant amounts of soap and shampoo, we use only products with no fragrance or dyes, he moisturizes a lot, and all of that. The dermatologist recommended light therapy, but there aren't any facilities close to us. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      me too i know what he is going through im 48 years old and have had it since birth. i know what to do. this is an approach you may not have heard and the ONLY one that cures.doctors cant help you. seek homeopathy. im on acidophiles. the idea is to clean out the colon so the immune system stops dumping toxins through the skin. do vegetable laxatives at first to "get the ball rolling" and buy the best acidophiles you can find. LIVE IN THE BODY not just in the bottle. gnc has it. this is the "good" bacteria found in yogurt . there is not enough in yogurt to help. god speed

    I have really bad eczema on my hands (OCD) and I originally used Nivea but it wasn't helping and I figured out it had ingredients that dried out the skin. Now I am using Gold Bond. And I am seeing somewhat of an improvement, but it is not completely gone. What lotion/cream will completely get rid of it for good?

    Please help! Best answer gets 10 points!

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema is not curable, I know I've had it for 56 years. There are things to use that can help. First it's a good idea to see a dermatologist. I have tried many over the counter lotions that did not help. I have to stay away from anything that has perfume or any sign of a scent in it, including laundry soap. I am now using Lubriderm lotion, Intense Skin Repair. It does help. When my hands get real bad where they're cracking and itching I use an oatmeal paste to help stop the itching. Mix in a bowl a small amount of oatmeal (not instant) and enough warm water to make a paste, rub onto hands and keep on for about 10 minutes, then rinse off. It can get very expensive using different products just to see which ones work the best for you but once you find what works don't switch. I also use a cream called Fluocinonide which a doctor will have to prescribe. When I use it (usually at night) I wear a pair of white cotton gloves. I hope this helps.

    My boyfriend is going through eczema and a lot of pain?
    His skin is itchy and dry and causing so much pain. Sometimes he scratches it until it bleeds.
    What can he do to make it go away? Lotion? Creams?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, your boyfriend can try one of the natural treatments for eczema from the Internet – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work for your friend - it's free.

    what is the best cream for eczema?
    i have eczema and it hurts and itch alot and i would like to know what is the best cream or lotion for it

    • ANSWER:
      Aveeno skin relief

eczema creams and lotions