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My son who is 13 has suffered eczema since he was 4months old with allergies which started from birth but showing as colic. Over the years I have noticed patterns to his condition one being that it’s at its worst spring and autumn although hot sunny summers are bad too I often said he’s allergic to the sun he also suffers asthma. I’m looking for a long awaited cure (smug face) why now after so long well I’ve always relied on the doctors to do their stuff alas I’ve been left disappointed and now my son has become very withdrawn and self conscious not only is he at that age so are other kids who once we’re ignorant to his condition now point it out .we need help desperate we’ll try anything
Hi Zoe – Thank your comment. I’m sorry to hear your son has suffered for so many years. I’m sure you’ve looked into this, but have you had seasonal allergy testing done? My son’s eczema is the absolute worst in the spring when the birch trees budding and his asthma is horrible in the fall with ragweed. But he tests negative to both. I find that some seasonal homeopathic allergy remedies do help. Anyway, just wanted to throw that out there in case you think pollen may be part of the problem.
My son had cradle cap when he was a baby, and about six month develop eczema on his legs and arm. Doctor prescribed hydro cortizone, tried lotion ointment mostly everything you can buy from the drugstore. I had many sleepless night from him scratching, though his ezcema wasn’t worse as i’ve seen many, I still wanted to do my research on how to relieve him from scratching and how to stop his flare up. During hot humid weather is would get worse, skin would turn red and get really dry and itchy. I decided to stick with vaseline,many had told me to never use vaseline because its not good for him. He is 4 now, eczema has gotten better, like many has said it will get better once they get older. I’ve develop a routine everyday so that the flare up doesn’t show up. I bath him every night for about 10 mins, use Cetaphil baby wash with calendula, follow by Cetaphil baby lotion. When i see him still itch I would use SkinFix ezcema baby lotion. Time to time when it flares up I would use vaseline first, then the lotion. But lately he’s been good just minor itching. His skin has gotten alottt better. He’s been sleeping through the night. Hoping that this will continue.