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16 month old w/ itchy skin

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  • Posted By: buggysmom
  • December 18, 2007
  • 05:07 PM

My son is 16 months old and has had chronic eczema since he was less that 1 months old. We have tried so many different lotions and creams on him, and nothing has worked. Currently he using elidel and amlactin xl, and using a humidifer in his room. This is not helping at all. I only use aveno baby eczema products on him, and try to keep him to 1 oatmeal bath every other day (so I dont dry him out even more). The poor little guy is misrable. He has the rash along the edges of his face, his forehead, stomach, back, his wrist and ankles, and the back of his calves. When he is sleepy, he tends to scratch at his forehead, and it is always scratched up. I have put mittens on his hands at night to try to keep him from scratching, but he is old enough now, that he takes them off. I have suggessted to the pediatrition that he go for allergy testing and a dermatolagist, but he just keeps giving him elidel, and saying he will grow out of it. They had given me a liquid steriod ointment once that seemed to help, but won't give it to him anymore. I don't remember what it was called, but it only help to get it cleared up, then a week later, it would be back.
Anyone with any suggestion, we would appreciate it.

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    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 19, 2007
    • 00:20 AM
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  • Oh can I relate. My 22-month son also has severe excema, head to toe. I suspect a food allergy is the root of the problem, but the allergist won't test until is 2. The appointment is already set for the day after his birthday. We went through a three-month out of control breakout. We finally got it under control by utilizing the following regiment. Keep in mind we were at the doctor weekly, so it took some work figuring it out.*Eucerin or Aquaphor 3-4 times daily*Hydrocortizone 2x daily*Topical steriod (elidel doesn't work for my son) - only when severe breakout or he gets atopic dermatitis - topical steriods can cause hyperglycemia and sensitivity to touch, as well as severe mood swings, be sure to use them in moderation (hard learned lesson)*Bathe as little as possible - if he isn't dirty or smelly, don't give him a bath*When being bathed DO NOT USE SOAP of any kind*If he has excema in his head (looks like dandruff), use Selsun Blue 2-3x per week, but you have to make sure you get all of the soap off of his skin by rinsing him in clean water after bathThis is what currently works for us. He still has patches of excema (especially in his hair and chin), but he is crying because of open wounds all over his body. Also, if your son does have sores from scratching on his face, especially chin and cheeks, as for a script of Bactrobon, it's a topical antibotic and will prevent the onset of impetigo.Good Luck!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 29, 2008
    • 06:29 PM
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