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Lauraine

Ask your questions about Eczema.

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My 2 year old has a patch of ezcema that has just come up near his mouth. I was told it is from moisture sitting on his skin, plus h...

Brady & Emmy

what products are good

hi, my 8 month old boy has eczema on his arms,legs and face. he doesn't itch it but it looks sore...

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a friend of mines daughter has it slightly and she uses aveeno moisturizer and it works amazingly.

Dermeze

Hi, My 5 month old baby has eczema/dermatitis. My Paed first suggested i stop using all the jo...

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I was in the same situation with my 6 month old. It didn't feel right not using soap etc in the bath, but baby skin really doesn't n...

Ms Urs

Severe Atopic Eczema

Hi, my 2.5 year old has severe atopic eczema. I wet bandage him daily & use steroidal ointments. ...

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Hey ladies, I'm the same hate the chemicals especially now I have my babies. I have been put onto this site from USA all natural/ or...

I have twins

Using natural alternatives

I am a young mother of twin girls 4 and 1/2 months old who both have dairy intolerance and one of...

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Dear I have twins ashlee The use of essential oils needs to be carefully monitored as they can burn the skin quite easily. Many co...

SMEG

can eczma sufferers still enjoy sand and sea?

My daughter has eczma. She is 8 months old. At the moment we have her eczma under control. We are...

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Dear smeg thuha5478 Make sure you have a large cotton sheet or a couple of big towels to put down on the sand for her to play on an...

hailie-jay

Bath Time and after

My 6 month old little girl has had eczema since she was 6 weeks old. And everytime she had a bath...

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Dear hailie-jay It is great you found products which suit your daughter’s skin. This is why we tell people constantly to try diffe...

gilliancarr

itching

Hi...my 9th mth baby has the classic signs - rash behind the knees, across the ankles but no itch...

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Dear gilliancarr Just to be sure it would be best to have the diagnosis confirmed by your GP. Eczema is usually itchy but may not ...

naughty smurf

Is it neccesary to see an Allergy specialist

Hello there My DD has eczema and has been diagnosed by a Paediatrican dermatologist in westmead S...

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Dear naughty smurf An allergy specialist could help in endeavouring to pinpoint any allergy or sensitivity which would be another s...

Michelle13

Eczema and soaps

Hi, My 22 month old daughter has what I believe eczema. I also had it as a child. It comes and...

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Dear michelle Keep trying to find the products which suit your daughter. There are many chemicals in our water today which help to...

Jess2006

Around mouth area only

I have a 10mth old girl who has these red spots on her cheeks and around her mouth only. No-where...

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Dear jess2006 Your baby’s condition sounds like eczema but it is important to have it properly diagnosed by your GP or dermatologis...

leelee

getting results

my son developed eczema at the age of 2 months, it got worse as i ran out of breast milk. he was ...

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Dear leelee It is great you found products which suit your son’s skin. This is why we tell people constantly to try different prod...

Is he likely to get eczema?

My 17 month old son Baily, gets a rash on his face when i use most sunscreens. Ive also noticed h...

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Dear Baily’s mum Many babies have very dry skin – there is a skin condition called ichthyosis which just means ‘very dry skin’. Us...

trudy_scanlin

graham's natural creme - propolis causing allergy?

Hi, i have psoriasis and i'm breastfeeding. i found graham's natural creme (google search) and bu...

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Dear trudy Graham’s cream is like a lot of moisturisers – works really well for some sufferers and not at all for others. All the ...

Polo

Scratching to get to sleep

Hi, I have a 9month old who has had ezcema since she was 2months old. She has her ezcema in the u...

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Giovana

Eczema and Allergies

My four month old has what the doctor described as a moderate case of eczema. With the introducti...

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Hi, My 6 month old daughter has a mild case of eczema & no one in our family suffers from it. She is on solids & i don't think that ...

Nette70

Eczema on leg

My son is 20 months old and has had for over 6 months eczema behind one knee, down the back of th...

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My son started to get eczema behind my knee at about 4mth during the summer and in winter it became very bad and covered his arms an...

Lovin Mummy

Bad eczema on 9 month old baby

Hi, my sister's 9 month old baby boy has had very bad eczema in patches all over his body from bi...

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Hi, I really feel for your sister, I know how she feels, I have a 6mth old daughter & she also has exzema, she got it at about 2mths...

gilliancarr

psorasis

Hi there do babies get psorasis. My husband has it badly since he was 16. It is likely that my 9...

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shelldan&piper

Allergy Specialist or Skin Specialist

Hi I am unhappy with my current GP at the moment for various reasons (mostly because she seems v...

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Dear Shelldan&piper Even though your GP and the CHN may be correct it would be best to see a Dermatologist initially to make sure o...

eleanor_cohen

removing sunscreen

Does suncreen come off if washed with sorbalene cream (used as a soap substitute)? Or should I us...

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Dear Eleanor Most sunscreens penetrate the skin very quickly and some are quite greasy. For this reason using a different soap sub...

Karen NSW

Eczema & Holidays

With the holidays coming up, my husband and I are currently deciding on holiday options available...

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Dear Karen Sand is certainly a problem for eczema sufferers. Sea water though can be beneficial provided you rinse off immediately...

libbyanson

excema 21 month old

I have a 21 month old daughter who suffers from what I believe to be excema behind her knees and ...

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Dear Libby Your daughter’s condition does sound like eczema; however it is always best to have it properly diagnosed by your GP or ...

Kazb

Diet, Carpet Contact and Eczema

Hi, I have a 9 and a half month baby girl and she recently suffered an outbreak of what was diag...

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Hi Kaz, My DS is 14months old & only established eczema around 8 months. It was strange as he always had such beautiful skin until ...

pngmurphy

Eczema

Hi I have two children who suffer from eczema. My question is about my 4 year old who has it in h...

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Dear Pngmurphy Go back to your doctor for a referral to a dermatologist for a diagnosis of the condition on your child’s scalp. Th...

mal

Bad eczema around the mouth

My 22 month old son has had eczema since he was born. It seemed to have improved heaps by the ti...

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Dear Mal There is no known cure for eczema. The cortisone creams you mention are designed to reduce the flare but will not cure th...

onthefarm

Eczema - natural remedies

I have a 5yr girl who has suffered from eczema since she was a baby. It gets worse as the weather...

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Dear On The Farm Stopping the itch is one of the hardest things to accomplish. Use a suitable moisturiser as often as necessary an...

Phoenix

11 months with eczema

My daughter, phoenix, already suffered from eczema for 11 months. We tried so many cream and oint...

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Dear Phoenix Spirited Souls We know that it seems that you have tried every cream or ointment on the market but new products are be...

eleanor_cohen

eczema and sunscreen

Should I put sunscreen onto eczema patches? My 15 month old has eczema and I have heard various s...

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Dear Eleanor You may use sunscreen on eczema patches but it must be one which does not aggravate the sufferer’s skin. Ask at your ...

Atlas

Emu Oil & Eczema

Hi My 7 month old baby has had eczema behind his ears, on his face, jaw and scalp since he was 2...

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Hi Atlas, I use emu oil my baby girl, she is 10 months and also has eczema, i have found that it does help, and it can be used often...

MsBery

Breastfeeding & eczema solution

Hi - why is it that alot of medical (nurses and doctors) don't believe that what a mum eats (and ...

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Dear MsBerybm We tell all new mums to keep an eye on their diet when they are breastfeeding – moderation in all things. However, t...

bruce

eczema creams

i seem to be using a lot of the cortisone creams yet having no luck. at the moment my son is on e...

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Dear Brucemon Most eczema sufferers find the usefulness of any products wears off after a couple of weeks. That is why it is good ...

kezeliza

eczema in the family

my daughter eliza and myself have eczema eliza had it that bad eliza couldn't have any diarycows ...

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Dear Kezeliza You do not say what type of tablets you are taking. If they are internal steroid tablets, long term use can cause si...

samperky

Food allergies & eczema

I have been told that some food allergies can cause eczema. Is this true and if so, what are some...

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Dear Samperky There is a link between food allergy (and sensitivity) & eczema. Each sufferer is different however. Foods such as ...

Andee

Eczema/immunisation reaction?

HI, just wondering if there is a link to a flare up with eczema due to immunisation? When I took ...

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Dear Andee Medical opinion usually considers childhood immunisations pose no problem. However, it is always possible your son coul...

happytobeamum

Location of eczema flareups

Hi, unfortunately my 16 month old suffers eczema. At the moment it tends to only affect his chest...

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Dear Happytobeamum Eczema is caused by a defective skin barrier, but it can start in certain areas as they may have been triggered ...

smcrogan

Children with eczema

Hi Both my children have eczema, my youngest the worst, her whole body has it. I have been told...

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Dear smcrogan There are many ways to control eczema. Please check out our website and send a request with your postal address to h...

bercoppock

18 mth boy with eczema that is out of control

My 3 year old boy had eczema but has now grown out of it, as he has grown out of other allergies....

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Dear Bercoppock Sorbolene cream is more suitable as a barrier cream to be placed over a moisturiser – have a look at the hypoallerg...

neatylala

eczema

My son (6 months) has eczema behind his knees terribly and has spots all over his legs that I tho...

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Dear Neatylala QV Cream & DermaVeen Wash may be suitable for your baby; however, as each eczema sufferer is different finding the r...

felixzmummy

Question about Eczema ..please advise

Hi There, I recently took my son to the Children's Hospital in Melbourne and they were wonderful...

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Dear Felixzmummy It is generally not a good idea to have pets in the house as it is the dander from their skin which can cause alle...