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Aug 19, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
execma info?
audrey's pedi diagnosed her with execma, it covers a good portion of her body. he said to put Eucerine creme on it but i went to buy some and there's like 5 different kinds. what kind should i get? is it any good? will it make it go away? what is it? how did she get it and when will it go away? any tips for taking care of this horrible stuff?
Aug 19, 2008
babymomma1
Mom to Peter - 10 months old with reflux on prevacid and dairy allergy
Eczema and Eucerin
I'd probably get just the original Eucerin cream. It doesn't have any added ingredients (like sunscrean) and is supposed to be for babies. You could try the anti-itch if she's really scratching at her rash. It should help as eczema can be irritated by dry skin. I use lotion to prevent my eczema outbreaks as much as possible. The rash is a kind of allergic type response by the body mostly to itself, although people can get eczema from allergies to other things. She didn't catch anything, it's not contagious. If you noticed a new food or something around the time she developed the rash you might want to stop it for a while and give it to her again when the rash is gone to see if that was the cause. Also you might try switching to all hypoallerginic, dye free, fragrance free soap. But honestly, this is kind of one of those things that you can find things that may irritate it, but you also might never find a cause. She may grow out of it, however. Your kid has my sympathies. I get eczema, usually in the winter when it's dry and it drives me crazy! I just try to stay on top of the lotion and I avoid fragrances and fancy soaps for the plain jane stuff. Best of luck!
Aug 19, 2008
slimfast13
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
Eucerin original lotion and/or creme is what my brother and his family use (out of 5 people, 3 have eczema)
Aug 19, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie. Diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks and put on Zantac. At 8 months old she was removed from Zantac as it was giving her migraines, currently on Prevacid. Switched to Elecare since she is not gaining weight; trialing solids after being off for a month. Geneticist said reason she isn't gaining weight is she is stubborn. Upcoming appts.: Neurologist for developmental delay and EGD scheduled for September. She is one funny baby!
Katie gets it and Johnsons is usually what I use. Last week she had a really bad case of it so I used Eucerin and it made it worse!! I bought hydrocortozone(sp?) cream and mix a small amount with a moisturizer that she can tolerate (Johnsons). Dh has Rx steroids and uses regular "lotion" too and that seems to help.
Aug 19, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
is eczema a reaction to food or something in the environment? we already wash EVERYTHING in hypoallergenic soap, i can't handle anything with perfumes or dyes. my soaps and lotions are all hypoallergenic too write more later fussy baby....
Aug 19, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
My son had eczema until about a year. It was worse before we switched his formula. He still gets a patch here and there now and then. My dermo told me to wash him in Dove. It was a miracle what a difference that made.

Same dermo said to use any lotion with the collodial oatmeal in it. We use, still, Aveeno Active Naturals. They gave me a script that ended up being 1% hydrocortizone (I can never spell that) cream and Aveeno. I could tell by the way it smelled it was Aveeno. It was 10 for a teeny-tiny vial. So I started mixing it myself. I bought, again Aveeno, 1% HC Cream and mix it with the Aveeno lotion. It's not scientific but it works.

When he gets a little patch now, I mix up the magic cream (above) and it's gone after an application or two.

Eczma is a skin disease and it's no reflection on you as a parent. I am so glad someone told me that right off so I am, telling you now too. It tends to run in families and it gets worse when your skin is dry. I had a mother of an outbreak on my upper arms starting about the 2nd month of pregnancy.
Good Luck!
Aug 19, 2008
mollysmom
Connor 11/22/02
Grace 7/2/04 reflux free now!
Molly 7/10/07 the reason I'm here!
My oldest has excema, and has since he was a few months old. It was really bad when he was younger, but has gotten so much better. He doesn't have any food allergies, but his does seem to be related to things touching his skin. If he goes in a clorinated pool he gets an outbreak, or if he rolls in the grass. I also use dove sensitive soap to wash him, and the aveeno baby oatmeal lotion, and hydrocortisone cream on the really bad, itchy spots. I tried the eucerine, but I like the aveeno better. When it is really bad and itchy I also use the aveeno baby oatmeal bath. I really like the aveeno and it seems to help better than anything else I tried. My dr also told me to do short, infrequent baths, and lotion as soon as possible after getting out of the tub to seal in moisture.
Aug 19, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Get the original CREAM not the lotion. The lotion is too thin to do any good. Aquaphor is good too but greasier. When Morgan's got bad I made a mixture of eucerin, carmol 10 (otc), and hydrocortisone cream. That was our magic potion for years.

Maggie has it on the insides of her feet. It basically just keeps it at bay, but it never goes away. Eczema usually is worse in the winter bc of the dry hot air.

Aug 19, 2008
mom2coy
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
Coyle's Eczema was horrible until I stopped using Johnsons and went to cetaphil and/or hypo huggies. Still will get some now and then but i agree with the others that a mixture of 1% hydrocortisone and eucerine cream does the trick. Coy can now use johnsons shampoo... many kids are just senstive for a while.
Aug 20, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Hi there. Yes, eczema can come from anything from a food sensitivity or allergy to pollen in the air. We have resorted to just not ever really knowing why the hell Sebastian's eczema flares up! His got much, much worse when we used Johnson & Johnson's hypoallergenic baby wash, but my niece with bad eczema did just fine with it. We use California baby unscented wash thanks to a greta suggesitons on here, and he STILL gets eczema, but it is much better than it was before. Now I coat him him Aquaphor twice a day (just the regular stuff...it is $14.99 @ Target but is a little cheaper @ www.drugstore.com). When his eczema is super out of control, we use a prescription mix of Aquaphor and hydrocortizone...works quite well!
Aug 20, 2008
mollybeth
Cooper was born 12/19/07. Birth weight: 7lbs10oz. Weight as of 2/11: 8lbs9oz. 6/23: 14lbs12oz! Struggling again 12mo: 18lbs. Breast Fed exclusively, on strict elimination diet until Dec 08. MSPI as well as other food intolerances Diagnosed w/ GER at 5 days following barium swallow. Choking with apnea spells. Ftt. dx w/ Laryngomalacia following brochoscopy 1/29. Aspiration. apnea monitor until 5mo. pH probe 1/29 showed severe reflux. Sandifers Syndrome. lbrady and tackycardia. echo and EKG 2/18: Came back normal! Swallow study 2/29: some NG reflux. Unexplained seizure 4/1. Negative CF sweat test 4/4! EGD 11/19: reflux damage in esophagus. pH probe 11/19, reflux improved. Safe foods: pears, apples, peas, rice, small amounts of chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
Currently drinking Elecare vanilla 30cal/oz and breastmilk.
Meds: Nexium 10mg 2x daily. Carafate as needed, miralaxx as needed, probiotics daily
I'd suggest California baby products. they are super pure, most products, even chem free, have soy in them, but Cal baby does not. aquaphor is good too. You can get both at Target like melissa said.
Check with your
doctor first!