How do you get rid of eczema?
How do you get rid of eczema? I think thats how you spell it
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
My 5 year old son and I both have eczema. My son has had it all over his body, in his hair and eyebrow since he was an infant and a close friend of my father who has worked for a private children's clinic for the past 30 some odd years has told me to use plain 'crisco' on my son since he was diagnosed. Now I have to admit, i thought he was just kidding (or crazy) for recommending something like this so I never used it...
...until 4 months ago. My son developed thick 'crusty' type spots that began to crack and bleed. I felt just horrible that I couldn't keep his skin moist and healthy so I called my dad, sure enough Doc (I actually call him Uncle Doc, lol ) dropped by and told me to bathe my son, I gave him a room temp bath, then grabbed an older pajama (one that I didn't mind getting greasy and might have to throw away). When I got him out of the bath I dabbed him dry (do not rub) and applied the 'Crisco' (yes crisco, the kind that you find in the baking isle of the grocery store, don't get the butter flavored, lol. just plain crisco) i put a nice thick coat of crisco and put on his pajama then gave him a glass of water and sent him to bed...
Doc and I sat to chat and this is what he told me......
Give the child a room temp bath just before bed (if serious irritation just wash him in water, no need to use soap)
after bath pat dry with a towel but do not rub (stay away from using baby wipes as a quick clean up on his face and hands)
coat his body, neck, ear and eyebrows with Crisco, Use only regular Crisco!(my son has it on his ears and neck too) (Keep the child out of the sun, obvious reasons)
put on his pajama and give him a glass of water then send him off to bed.
in the morning use a moisturizer, (I use Eucerin)
Keep him hydrated, bottled water with his all the time, no tea, soda or a lot of sugars because they cause the child to pee a lot, dehydrating them.
Feed him fish, these natrual oils are wonderful for the skin and hair.
I stuck with it after seein his skin the next morning, I couldnt believe the difference!!! After just on month of stickin with it, my son has no signs of eczema, YEAH!!! his skin in moist, smooth and free of patches.
Its a process and I know it, and I still worry about his body becoming immune to it and goin back to they way it used to be just because thats how it always seemed to happen when using lotions, creams and ointments) But so far so good for the past 4 months - *mama does a lil dance*- , Even though I keep the ointments we have on hand, I havent had to used them since, I am so pleased with the difference I have seen....I shoulda been open to Docs weird suggestion, lol he gives me grief about it all the time, haha!!
I hope this helps and good luck!! :) DanielleSource(s): My Uncle Doc, but ya can look it up on google, lol :)
- Anonymous5 years ago
a book can't cure eczema.
info in the book might help you but that info is probably found elsewhere.
best advice: look to testimonials from others that have your same condition, see what works and doesn't work. Share knowledge.
What worked for our child, and in a big way, was a British made product, Salcura Dermaspray Gentle. it's now available from a USA distributor.. or get it over the counter at a British Chemist . There's some people with hand eczema that cleared up after using salcura. Look for the testimonials on line.Source(s): https://tr.im/uaDWM
- 1 decade ago
Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet (just google "natural treatment of eczema") – some of them do work. For my eczema I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and then they stay clear for months on end.
Try it: Champori comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn't work - it's free.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
The main cause of eczema is overreaction of the immune system. Identifying certain foods, chemicals, etc can be very helpful in battling this disease. I try to avoid soy and milk products which trigger my flare-ups.
After using number of prescription drugs I've turned to the natural treatments.
Now I use herbal remedies from serenaskin.com, which aim at the root of the disease - the immune system, and are steroid-free.
After about 2 weeks of using ointment and spray my skin has been cleared up and now I just continue with anti-eczema extract, which controls the immune system. My skin has been clear for months now.
It is the only treatment I have found that provides me complete relief when I use it as directed.
- Dr FrankLv 71 decade ago
There are no cures for eczema, only managements. Here are a list of dos and don'ts:
Things not to do:-
Don't use biological powders
Don't use fabric softeners
Don't use soap or detergents to wash with
Don't use standard shower gels or bath additives
Things to do :-
Try Fairy Snow -the old fashioned powder
Use dryer balls
Use a soap free cleanser to wash hands etc.
Use a moisturising shower gel like Oilatum
Use a moisture bath additive like Aveeno
Use a good moisturiser like Aveeno
Use it very frequently, you can't over-moisturise!
Use antihistamines for itch, a non sedative one like loratidine in the morning and a sedative one such piriton at night.
You may need to use steroids creams/ointments for flare up areas. Use the mildest you can, for the shortest time possible.
Sorry if you knew all of that already :-(Source(s): GP for more years than I care to remember
- Anonymous5 years ago
Home remedies for eczema may be as simple as changing your laundry detergent or fabric softener or as difficult as moving to a new climate or changing jobs. Removing whatever is causing the allergic reaction is the easiest and most effective treatment.
Prevent dry skin by taking warm (not hot) showers rather than baths. Use a mild soap or body cleanser. Dry yourself very carefully (pat yourself dry, instead of rubbing vigorously) and apply moisturizing skin lotions all over your body. Avoid lotions with fragrances or other irritating substances. (Avoid wool/mohair and other irritating fibers)
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- 1 decade ago
I suffer from eczema :(
I use Aqueous cream twice a day, this keeps my skin soft so it doesn't irritate it so I don't itch it.
Go to your doctors and they will give you some creams for it, I did (:
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