my daughter needs something for itch

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Anonymous

Muncie, IN

#1 May 29, 2012
My little daughter had suffered from eczema for about four years now. She is 5.5 years old. We have tried a lot of different things from eucerin to prescription ointments and nothing seems to help her itching. It may temporarily moisturize her skin but that's about it. They put her on doxepin which I give at night for itching but it doesn't seem to help because she usually goes to bed scratching and I believe loses sleep from scratching soon as she lays down. I am looking for something to calm her itch. Most itch lotions I've tried burn her skin because of the scratching she had been doing. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I hate to see my daughter suffer so much from this.
Vivienne S

Australia

#2 Jul 16, 2012
Hi. I realize it is some time since you made the entry. Hopefully your daughters itched resolved quickly. To turn off the inflammation I us quercetin in my patients. Sourced from plants such as tea, quercetin is a powerful antiinflammatory. Also use somw lactobacillus rhamnosus for long term relief of atopy (allergy related disorders).
blb1980

Chicago, IL

#3 Aug 1, 2012
Where do I get the quercetin? I started using Cuterelle Probiotic for her a couple weeks ago. I am not sure if this is what she needs?
Paul

Saint Ives, UK

#4 Aug 2, 2012
Try this it is great and 100% natural http://www.purelynaturalskin.co.uk/shop/eczem...

Also to clear her eczema it is worth getting an allergy test and improving her immune system by adding honey, olive oil, garlic and probiotic yogurts to her diet.

Moisturisers help but tend to mask the problem and not get to the root of it.
Carolynne - Auckland NZ

Auckland, New Zealand

#5 Aug 4, 2012
To have Eczema does not mean you have a allergy to something, and I notice since I stumbled on to this forum, that there are a few advising to improve ones immune system..As I have said in my early post to "Help I have eczema everywhere"
I got help from lowering my immune system (under medical advise and supervision) taking pills used on transplant patients to reduce their immune systems so the transplanted organ would not be rejected. Please check this out for you daughter, I wish they had found this out when I was child, I hope this can help her.
blb1980

Muncie, IN

#6 Aug 4, 2012
I have been hearing and reading a lot about internal solutions and immune system for eczema. I have been giving her a cuterele probiotic for kids for a couple weeks now. I'm not sure it's the right one for her though. The transplant patient pills sound interesting but I would have no idea how to get any
Carolynne - Auckland NZ

Auckland, New Zealand

#7 Aug 4, 2012
You would have to see a doctor, and the fact she is a child may come into play... however I remember only to well my child hood, and how hard and painful it was. I'm sure your doctor should be able to point you in the right direction. Are you from Indiana?
Paul

Saint Ives, UK

#8 Aug 7, 2012
Try this or something else that is 100% natural

http://www.purelynaturalskin.co.uk/shop/eczem...

Also get to the root of the problem. It starts from the inside.

Tends to be an allergy problem so get an allergy test. Or weak immune system.

Bost her immune system with honey, natural probiotic yogurts, garlic and olive oil.
Jane

Liverpool, UK

#9 Aug 7, 2012
I highly recommend baby and infant cream from Dermasalve at www.skinsalveation.com . The cream comes in an easy to dispense, carry tube, with no waste when using. The cream is really,really nourishing and doesn't leave a smeary oily mess.It cleared my youngsters itchy skin in 48 hours.
Follow this link to read more about it, definitely worth a visit
http://www.skinsalveation.com/shop/dermasalve...
Blb1980 wrote:
My little daughter had suffered from eczema for about four years now. She is 5.5 years old. We have tried a lot of different things from eucerin to prescription ointments and nothing seems to help her itching. It may temporarily moisturize her skin but that's about it. They put her on doxepin which I give at night for itching but it doesn't seem to help because she usually goes to bed scratching and I believe loses sleep from scratching soon as she lays down. I am looking for something to calm her itch. Most itch lotions I've tried burn her skin because of the scratching she had been doing. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I hate to see my daughter suffer so much from this.
Jane

Liverpool, UK

#10 Aug 7, 2012
Visit http://www.skinsalveation.com/shop/dermasalve... great moisturiser, easy hygienic dispenser, works a treat for kids
KJA

Ryde, Australia

#11 Aug 7, 2012
I have a 5 year old boy when eczema for last 3 years...its was really bad at first and i dont remember he slept a single night without getting up 2-3 time with a scratching episode. 2 years back we realized that sometimes the skin is infected and normal creams will not help...once we got him on anti biotics it improved but we have since controlled with the steroid creams...we have a really good period last summer but he scratches a lot now. I have trained him to Pat the area rather than scratch...or even pat twice and scratch once...i was told patting is actually more effective...i have lately realized that its more psycological as well...same situation with his favouriate movie...he will not scratch because he is distracted...so when it gets really bad i put his favourite show, cool him down or let him play angry birds on ipad.
my strategy is
1. discract
2, reenforce that scratching wont help
3. Cool the area
4. Antihistimine
5. Wet dressing in the area for couple of hours
Once i gave him plain water telling him its special medicine and it worked.
i am told it gets better
Anonymous

Toronto, Canada

#12 Aug 22, 2012
Hi, i'm 13 and sadly have eczema. I would recommend polysporin. It's made to heal cuts and wounds sp when you use it on eczema it helps heal the cuts, also have her wear a light pair of gloves to bed and also instead of her scratching tell her to take her hand and squeeze where it itches, it helps get rid of the itch without causing harm. Use petroleum jelly to help moisturize. If she scrates off the polysporin it wont work. Wash her clothes with a hypoallergenic detergeant, dont use softener on them. Have her use a hypoallergenic liquid soap and if u want bar soap use ivory soap.
blb1980

Chicago, IL

#13 Aug 22, 2012
Wow I have tried telling her to pat the skin but she said it doesn't help it to stop itching.
These days I have her on a formula called reliv fiberstoreand their chocolate one for kids. Also she's been on probiotic since about July 17 th. I noticed her skin cleared up about 2 weeks ago. I was baffled. I couldn't figure out what was helping because at that time she was only taking the probiotic. Anyway, I have not seen her skin look this good in I don't know how long and the scratching has gone down alot. And when I say a lot I mean she's gone from digging and making open sores on her worst areas from the constant itching to hardly any at all. I think the only area of concern is still get feet some but those are looking much better these days as well.
KJA wrote:
I have a 5 year old boy when eczema for last 3 years...its was really bad at first and i dont remember he slept a single night without getting up 2-3 time with a scratching episode. 2 years back we realized that sometimes the skin is infected and normal creams will not help...once we got him on anti biotics it improved but we have since controlled with the steroid creams...we have a really good period last summer but he scratches a lot now. I have trained him to Pat the area rather than scratch...or even pat twice and scratch once...i was told patting is actually more effective...i have lately realized that its more psycological as well...same situation with his favouriate movie...he will not scratch because he is distracted...so when it gets really bad i put his favourite show, cool him down or let him play angry birds on ipad.
my strategy is
1. discract
2, reenforce that scratching wont help
3. Cool the area
4. Antihistimine
5. Wet dressing in the area for couple of hours
Once i gave him plain water telling him its special medicine and it worked.
i am told it gets better
blb1980

Chicago, IL

#14 Aug 22, 2012
Yes i have noticed that when she is distracted she usually doesn't scratch. Like right before bed, she'll be up and not scratching maybe watching tv but soon as she lays down she'll get to scratching in the bed. Well that's how it used to be. The eczema isn't bothering her as much as it was when I originally posted about it
KJA wrote:
I have a 5 year old boy when eczema for last 3 years...its was really bad at first and i dont remember he slept a single night without getting up 2-3 time with a scratching episode. 2 years back we realized that sometimes the skin is infected and normal creams will not help...once we got him on anti biotics it improved but we have since controlled with the steroid creams...we have a really good period last summer but he scratches a lot now. I have trained him to Pat the area rather than scratch...or even pat twice and scratch once...i was told patting is actually more effective...i have lately realized that its more psycological as well...same situation with his favouriate movie...he will not scratch because he is distracted...so when it gets really bad i put his favourite show, cool him down or let him play angry birds on ipad.
my strategy is
1. discract
2, reenforce that scratching wont help
3. Cool the area
4. Antihistimine
5. Wet dressing in the area for couple of hours
Once i gave him plain water telling him its special medicine and it worked.
i am told it gets better
blb1980

Muncie, IN

#15 Aug 22, 2012
Thank you for your tips. We use some that you have mentioned but the squeezing we haven't. Since she still has some scratching issues but not as bad as it used to be, I'll be sure to try the squeeze method.
Anonymous wrote:
Hi, i'm 13 and sadly have eczema. I would recommend polysporin. It's made to heal cuts and wounds sp when you use it on eczema it helps heal the cuts, also have her wear a light pair of gloves to bed and also instead of her scratching tell her to take her hand and squeeze where it itches, it helps get rid of the itch without causing harm. Use petroleum jelly to help moisturize. If she scrates off the polysporin it wont work. Wash her clothes with a hypoallergenic detergeant, dont use softener on them. Have her use a hypoallergenic liquid soap and if u want bar soap use ivory soap.
blb1980

Muncie, IN

#16 Aug 22, 2012
Thanks for the info. I checked the website out and sent a request for shipping costs since it seems the company is far away from me.
Jane wrote:
I highly recommend baby and infant cream from Dermasalve at www.skinsalveation.com . The cream comes in an easy to dispense, carry tube, with no waste when using. The cream is really,really nourishing and doesn't leave a smeary oily mess.It cleared my youngsters itchy skin in 48 hours.
Follow this link to read more about it, definitely worth a visit
http://www.skinsalveation.com/shop/dermasalve...
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Sue

Ålborg, Denmark

#17 Nov 16, 2012
Hi, I am really sorry about your daughted as I have daughter with atopic eczema too. I can give you some advices which I found on my friend´s blog about atopic eczema. This friend had been suffering also, but got cured after many years and treatments.

Read through it and get some advices http://www.myatopiceczema.com/

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