excema help please really need help

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  1. mrs h

    mrs h Well-Known Member

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    Hi Judah has had excema since he was born but the past 2 months it has really flared up and it has covered all his body and it is really red raw.
    He doesnt sleep at all when he has it bad as he is itching constantly.
    We have various creams and he has pirotin to try and help him sleep but nothing takes the itching away.
    Twice this month we have had to take him to hospital late on as he has scratched his skin that much its become infected and he develops a fever with it and is really poorly.
    We were given oral steroids which helped within 2 days but they wont give on prescription so we have to book an appointment when he is bad which takes time to get an appointment and involves time off work etc which i dont mind but if we had the steroids we could control the severity.
    Please has anyone a baby with bad excema and how do they control it?
     
  2. mdsremos

    mdsremos Well-Known Member

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    Charlie had dry skin from birth and although at the time it was mainly dry and flaky we found over the last 6 months or so that it flared up on his cheeks and his chin to the point he was rubbing it with his sleeve and complaining. his cheeks became red, sore and scaly and we tried the Hydrocortisone cream and normal barrier creams and finally came across Vaseline Intensive Care Repair Balm which is FANTASTIC stuff! It cleared his skin in less than a week and we applied it 3-4 times a day and although it looks a little oily when first applied it soaks in and forms a barrier to lock in moisture...my hands are loads better as well as they are usually red, sore and itchy!
    Worth a try to see if it agrees with your little one.
     
  3. mrs h

    mrs h Well-Known Member

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    Hi and thanks for your reply is the vaseline cream readily available everywhere or is it just prescription.
     
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    mdsremos Well-Known Member

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    Its about £5 for a pump action tube and its called 'Vaseline Intensive Rescue Relief and Repair Balm'. We bought it from Superdrug but I know that Boots and other Chemists also sell it as well.
     
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    We are using on Daniel Lavera Neutral Kinder face cream! It is the best thing ever! Daniel had a very nasty one, it cleared it up in 2 days. This cream clears up actually everything from exzema till cradle cap! Brilliant! :dance:
     

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