It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Children's Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-04-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 450
melanie in mary HB User
Eczema Help Me Please

My 2 and a half year old son has redness on the back of his knees and sometimes it occurs between his upper arm (where it bends to meet the lower part of the arm). He has now gotten the redness arouind his diaper area. Is there anything that I can do for this? I know it has to be eczema or something like that. Are there any otc products that help this and if so how should I use it? thanks

 
Old 03-04-2006, 04:46 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 500
claflamme HB User
Re: Eczema Help Me Please

Try aquaphor It has helped my daughter.
C

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-04-2006, 06:10 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 550
jeffreys mom HB User
Re: Eczema Help Me Please

Eczema around the knees or on other places is not uncommon. But if he suddenly developed redness in the diaper area, I would be careful with applying moisturizers since that could potentially be a yeast infection which will get out of hand if moisture is applied. Have you spoken with the Pediatrician about this? Eczema can also be caused by allergies.

 
Old 03-04-2006, 06:20 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 64
KathrynB HB User
Re: Eczema Help Me Please

I agree with the previous poster. Aquaphor really helped my daughters eczema.. Her hands were terrible and this worked wonders.. Give it a try! Also you may try the Aveeno Bath. Good Luck!
__________________
KMB1965

 
Old 03-05-2006, 05:16 AM   #5
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 95
kusum HB User
Re: Eczema Help Me Please

Redness in diaper area could most probably be a yeast infection. My son had severe eczema when he was a months baby but never in diaper area. When he got redness in diaper area doctor said it was yeast infection. He suggested airing it out so I switched to cloth diapers. It took him almost 8-9 months to completely get rid of it. He did not seem to be bothered by it though but we could never tell since he was a months baby.

 
Old 03-05-2006, 06:18 PM   #6
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: SC
Posts: 188
lilmsmagic HB User
Re: Eczema Help Me Please

Aquaphor helped with us too. Except I alternate it with cortisone. My DD has asthma and her specialist said that eczema and asthma go hand in hand with each other. We had to switch to all clear bath soaps and shampoos. Which helped tremendously. We even had to change our Laundry detergent. Her specialist said that things with color in them tend to dry out the skin even worse.

 
Old 03-06-2006, 06:49 AM   #7
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,402
Kiera1595 HB User
Re: Eczema Help Me Please

We used Aveno lotion on the dry areas, but the red areas we were given a cortozone ointment that cleared it right up everytime. We were told to stop bathing too much as it drys out the skin. We also did oatmeal baths. Also, no Johnsons soaps as they really dry kids out.
__________________
"Go slowly, breathe and smile" Thich Nhat Hanh

 
Old 03-06-2006, 10:15 PM   #8
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,342
besafe20 HB User
Re: Eczema Help Me Please

my son has had moderate to severe eczema since 3 months of age. He is on a steriod cream which we try not to use too much because it thins the skin. It is a miracle cream though. Clears the eczema almost immediately. Now that he is 2 he only gets the eczema in patches (behind the knees, arms, face occasionally). We bathe him with cetaphil body wash, use cetaphil lotion, and use all free and clear detergent. This keeps it under control. I know this all comes from my side of the family, as I had childhood asthma, and my brother has bad eczema. I only hope my son doesn't have allergies or asthma later on. You need to be careful with these patches of eczema. If they are scratched they can develop a staph infection. My friends toddler has mild eczema and scratched a patch of it, then got the infection and was put on antibiotics. My son recently scratched a patch behind his knee until it was all open and raw. I used neosporin and his steriod cream until it went away. If your son has mild eczema then using aquafor ect.. like the other posters suggested would be fine. If he has a more severe case then a steriod cream may be required and I would suggest taking him to a dermatologist instead of your pediatrician. My son had eczema so badly and my peditrician said to just use aquafor ect.. when he saw a dermatologist he said there was no way that could solve the problem and pediatricians don't pay much attention to eczema and worry more about growth and weight than skin problems. Just some advice incase your son's eczema gets worse.

 
Old 03-07-2006, 04:06 AM   #9
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 450
melanie in mary HB User
Re: Eczema Help Me Please

Thanks everyone. I recently went out and got the Aveeno oatmeal bath and the Aquapor. I will let you know if this helps!

 
Old 03-07-2006, 04:46 AM   #10
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 500
claflamme HB User
Re: Eczema Help Me Please

Good Luck.
C

 
Old 03-09-2006, 03:35 AM   #11
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 450
melanie in mary HB User
Re: Eczema Help Me Please

The Aquaphor has helped my son with his eczema tremendously! This board and all of you are a real source of info to me! Thanks

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
eczema+redness on the face randomperson28 Skin Problems 1 04-14-2010 02:18 AM
Can someone please help me understand eczema? KeltoKel Skin Problems 3 05-09-2008 01:28 PM
can someone give me advice for bad eczema please? gemmalou Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 18 10-24-2007 04:39 AM
eczema in genital area...can it cause swollen lymph nodes? Rorie Skin Problems 2 06-30-2007 07:06 PM
Could sun block be making Eczema worse? meechieny Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 8 06-29-2007 08:15 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Albuterol
Amoxicillin Augmentin
Benadryl
Miralax
  Motrin
Singulair
Tylenol
Zantac
Zyrtec




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



marisuela (7), Belly Kelly (5), pupcake (4), janewhite1 (4), ladybud (3), tommy124 (2), feelbad (2), jasonjoshua (2), Katiesmom123 (2), writeleft (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1164), MSJayhawk (997), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (832), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (745), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:28 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!