Any Remedies to Improve My Child's Eczema?
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Singapore mum needs remedies for eczema:
Are there any parents out there who has experience with eczema? Any solutions to this terrible skin condition? My son has quite bad eczema on his legs. Wonder if food allergies are the trigger for his eczema or is it genetic.
Replies on eczema remedies:
Myra Tay: It's a combination of food allergies & also could be genetic. My friend has bad case of eczema for as long as I can remember... her usual food triggers are any shellfish.
Anne IsZma: My elder kid had eczema and rhinitis. It's a combined diagnosis. I used a special body soup and cream... now my daughter is 7 yrs old... her eczema stopped when she was 5 or 6 yrs old but her rhinitis still stays.
Anita Agarwal: My baby who is 5 mths old also has eczema - very bad case on his back, neck and hands. It's also due to temperature change. The doc has prescribed cetaphyl as a cleanser and topicream as a moisturiser. I've been using it for a month now, neck is fine but there hasn't been much improvement on his back.
Ivy Chin: Try Elomet. Good for eczema, but please get doc's or pharmacist's advice before using as it contains steroids
Grace Ho: My daughter has eczema on her face and body as well. I used soaps like Cetaphil and moisturisers like physiogel cream and qv kids palm. But the best approach is to get a allergy doctor to check your child up. Mine had a very bad case once and the doctor cleared it up before giving me a daily routine to care for my daughter. I was told the most important thing is to let them forget about scratching the itchy places.
Nita Loanita: My son used to have eczema when he was baby until 3-4 years old. I tried almost everything, included cream from doctor and special soap. But it didn't work. Then, I noticed that he couldn't stand hot weather. So I used medicated powder. Pureen is good, it can dry out the eczema too.
Ivy Chin: I used Elomet on my daughter, it went off within 2 days. I am now having some allergy on my face, am using it as well after recommendation from my skin specialist, and within 1 day, the redness subsided. Cetaphil is good as it is allergen free.
April Kirke: My daughter used to suffer at the back of her legs. I used Emollient Cream by Avene. Sometimes when it was really bad, I even bath her with Emollient Cleasing Bath, and it fixed her. I recommended to a friend of mine recently to use on her baby, and it worked for her as well. Now my daughter is 9 and she doesn't have eczema anymore, but she still use the cream in winter time.
Saodah Hasbolla: Do go to neemshop.com. We are using their products wen our boys got chicken pox n gotta know their soap is good for eczema too
Jess Loh: My personal experience: my boy experience it on his leg. Then I used eumora on him and he recovered after one wk. So far so gd. It didn't come back. ;)
Naz Spice: Eumora bar is good. I'm using it now for my daughter. However when she was a baby, I used Avado products. Good. ESP d nappy rash cream. Immediate effect of stopping d itch. Even i use it at times when I break out in rashes. My daughters eczema stopped and I could finally remove her mittens.... They have a shop in millenia walk but not cheap.
Katherine Soh: elomet is good for eczema but it's a little too strong for little children, in my humble opinion, so pls either use sparingly or opt for something milder. I'm 31 and i've lived with eczema my entire life and Myra's right, it's a combination of genes and allergies. Mine's more genetic and comes with rhinitis. My kiddo's 9mths and she's got mild blotches too but not so we have to dive into using strong steroids like Elomet immediately. i just make sure we use very mild body wash n moisturise it regularly. The child is so young and already we're introducing strong steroids, then as they get older, what next? eczema can be scary to most ppl, but when managed well and to be vigilant and moisturise, moisturise, moisturise, we'd be fine.
Kerry Chua: seba bath & lotion ph balance.
Saraneetha Rs: Cetaphil is the best choice of brand to treat this problem... it worked well on my baby.
Jamilah Mohd Yassin: Please try olivenol
Kelly Kc: Was told this is mostly genetic. Try compressing salt-soaked bandage (press and hold). Eases itch. The best kind of salt that has 84 trace minerals is Himalaayan salt (absorbed via skin). A skin specialist may recommend light therapy.
Recommended specialists for eczema in Singapore
Fauziah Abdul Ghani: It's best to go to National Skin Centre. Consult the doctors there coz they noes best. I've gone thru tis wif my kids n took great care.Emollient bath is gd n use lots of moisturizer tat recommended by dermotologist. Dun use calamine lotion coz it dries up d area. Watch their food esp those tat trigger d ezcema.
Di Bustamante: Jeanette Lily Blanks, medical herbalist and naturopath. Cluny Court level 2
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