Eczema

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    My son has always suffered from eczema, very bad as a baby/little kid (until we took him off of milk and gluten for 4 years). Now he mainly gets it on his left wrist, side of his left forearm down to the elbow and on the outer part of his left knee. It just started showing up on the side of his left butt cheek too. I use cortisone and it helps tremendously but I have to be constantly checking him. He won't say anything until it's really bad and itchy.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for what kind of bath soap he should use? He uses Oil of Olay bar soap but I'm wondering if there is a better choice. Google searches are not coming up with anything specific.
     
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    Maybe an oatmeal bath? Aveeno makes one. Good stuff. Helps with itching. I think they make an oatmeal-based soap, too.
     
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    Ooo, Aveno, I didn't think of them. An oatmeal based soap might help. And if I could get the kid to reduce the water temperature from 'scald my skin off' to merely 'really freakin' hot', it would help too. <sigh>
     
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    LOL. You could adjust the hot water heater temp to make the scald-my-skin-off temperature unavailable, too.
     
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    lol, true. I like it hot for the dishes and laundry, though.

    Honest to God, even in summer he makes the water hot. :rolleyes:
     
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    a bath with baking soda helps with the itching....i have psorisis....my derm gave me a new cream that really helps...maybe ask the derm again what may help

    i am sorry your son has this
     
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    Glycerin soap works well for sensitive or irritated skin. It lacks detergents so it doesn't dry the skin out.
     
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    Dove bar soap, unscented
    Get a prescription from the dermatologist for Triamcinolone Acetonide 0.1%
    Showers/baths luke warm

    Personal experience
     
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    Just got back from the store and bought Aveeno eczema creme and Aveeno body wash. Wasn't sure on the soap but I'll pick up the Dove unscented next time. I think he needs to use soap on the um, stinky parts cause those parts get stinky!

    As soon as the weather starts to get cool it gets worse.. . . par for the course. :( Is it odd that it's only on his left side? When he was little it was really bad on the sides of his stomach. He was on prescription Elocon when he was little and that helped some, but once I took him off dairy, milk in particular, it all went away. He drinks milk at lunch now that he's back in school, but over the summer he didn't have any milk and the eczema remained. The youngest has a touch of it and the oldest has allergies and asthma. It's all the hubs fault! lol
     
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    The topical medication I suggested not only gets rid of the itch, but it will get rid of the affected area, also. It's is a mild medication. I have had it for years, and it can be weird, like if I get it on one part of my arm or leg, it will usually end up in the same place on the other arm or leg.
     

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