Eczema - Any Advice ?

We have tried Hydrocortisone, Clotrimazole, Fucidin H cream. Cetraben Ointments. All from the GP. It seems to be spreading all over babies face and neck. Starting to feel hopeless. I’ve tried Aveeno dermaexa cream too. This has come on suddenly and only seems to be getting worse.
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My lo has it on his chest and arms it doesn’t get rid of it but I’ve used oilatum in his bath which has stopped it looking so red and epiderm cream Morning and night. Just bought them from boots. I had also tried steroids which helped for a short period but came back when I stopped using them.

This is also my experience Started when he turned 3 months And I’m tired of using steroids. Hoping to try Oilatum

following - i have also used all this on bubbas skin and i have no idea what to do next 😞

We had this all over his chest and were prescribed epimax moisturiser alongside hydrocortisone which we only used a pinch of. It went away and now we moisturise him with epimax like 3 times a day and thankfully it hasn’t returned! My friend swore by epimax and the GP prescribed it for us! Maybe try asking for it from your GP or pharmacy! Good luck, hope it resolves! X

Also following. My LO has it on his face . I think it started off as dribble rash and then turned into eczema . I’ve tried clotrimazole , daktacort, epaderm , aproderm

Have you ruled out allergies?

We’ve had loads of creams and his eczema flares due to allergies. The only thing that’s managed to get it under control is a protopic which was prescribed from a dermatologist at the hospital. We use Oliatum in the bath and cetraben as a moisturiser xx

@Laura the GP refuses to test baby for allergies because there’s no other symptoms. I do personally feel like something has triggered it though

You can’t test unfortunately but have you tried eliminating dairy etc?

@Ftj Yes, we also assumed it was a teething rash but literally within 2 days it spread from one patch on the face to all over the face and neck.😢

That’s so annoying as my little boys main symptom was his skin! I’d ask for a referral to a dermatologist if possible! Xx

I’d ask for a referral to dermatology, this was only way I got my eldest eczema under control xx

We use hydromol ointment and it works! Can use it in the bath and as a cream

Push for allergy testing! It took 3 attempts, 3 different doctors and getting very pushy but we were finally referred, just waiting for a date now.

Hi girls, my little boy has struggled with severe eczema since he was 3 months old. I tried for allergy testing multiple times and was told it's not possible on the NHS....at the weekend he had an allergic reaction to peanut butter (first taste of it during weaning) the doctor has now referred him for allergy testing on the NHS...so it is possible 🙃

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@Jen they only accept NHS Patients when it’s a referral from the GP

The exact same thing happened to my son, started as a drool rash then it spread. I try to give him regular breastmilk bath with oatmeal, I spray organic chamomile water on him at almost every nappy change, I use a gently breastmilk soap , for moisturiser I SWEAR by the la Roche posay lipikar cream and and all natural eczema butter that’s made with plants and oils from @belleandnaturelle on Instagram. He does have flare ups but usually that happens when I’m not on top of all the above ^ when I’m in a rush the essential product is definitely chamomile water. Milk bath isn’t so often but just here and there I’ll add a cup of breastmilk in his bath

I also avoid as much as possible dairy and I try to look out for the foods that can make his flare ups worse. Also I use non bio detergent without any fragrance. It’s heartbreaking seeing him itch all the time but I try as much as possible to keep it under control. I would also say to opt for natural fabrics like cotton etc

Cow milk triggers the flare up. If you’re still breastfeeding- also avoid cow milk. (I learnt the hard way🥹) Also stick to cotton clothes No wool or polyester- they can absorb heat and make their body itchy

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