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Re: recommendation dermatologist : baby eczema

My kid has severe eczema, but it got much worse with our move back to the UK. No one knows why

Now I know she reacts to corn (which is in everything) but there must be another trigger, I just haven't figured it out yet.

1 big difference between the UK and France is the French GP gave us tubes of steriods vs saying "just deal with it" in the UK.

Been to many dermatologists but never a real answer as to a long term plan, we're on year 7 of it.
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Re: recommendation dermatologist : baby eczema

A good quality Sorbolene cream (we use Kenkay an Australian product) and you need to paint (with a thick visible white layer) baby at least 6 times a day.
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Re: recommendation dermatologist : baby eczema

My little one has eczema as well, and some days are bad, and other days are good. We use Skin Salvation from Pure Potions and it works really well for him (as well as for his elder brother, who had the same problem). I think he has a lot of dry skin on his scalp, so scratches his head a lot, and I am now getting a lot of parents asking if he has lice. (He does not!!)

Any suggestion for something which can be used on his head?
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My little one has eczema as well, and some days are bad, and other days are good. We use Skin Salvation from Pure Potions and it works really well for him (as well as for his elder brother, who had the same problem). I think he has a lot of dry skin on his scalp, so scratches his head a lot, and I am now getting a lot of parents asking if he has lice. (He does not!!)

Any suggestion for something which can be used on his head?

phyto does special shampoos and serums, they helped a bit when my kid went through this phase
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Household Chemicals, wool, acrylics, perfumes, preservatives, washing powder, cigarette smoke, chemicals in the carpet, or a huge range of food allergies that are not tested... my daughter had skin testing at age 12 and the added glue, liquid paper, nail polish remover, preservatives, sodium lauryl sulphate and sodium laureth sulfate to her list. She can't use normal toothpaste (reacted badly to Elmex in particular)... the list goes on.

I stick by my understanding that Eczema is an allergic response. You just haven't discovered the trigger yet. It is the body's way of trying to expel or 'peel off' the allergen from the skin...

In english, they call it 'Atopic disease'...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atopy
Many people with eczema develop allergies, but in some cases they never do and in some cases it takes a long time before the allergies can be detected and the eczema can be gone by the time the allergies show up. I had bad eczema as a baby/toddler, but no allergies. As a teen I tested positive to many allergens (dust, pollen, cats and do forth), but by then I had no more eczema. It only came back when I lived in the UK and in Paris, probably due to the water and bad cosmetic choices.

My father had eczema as a toddler, but it went away as he grew up and he never developed any allergies.

Since our paediatrician is also an allergy specialist, I trust her when she says the Troll isn't allergic to anything. Yet. But he gets tested every second year as she considers him "at risk".

What really difficult with eczema is that the best treatment will vary for each kid. While one person here says her kid got much better while in Greece, our son's skin got much worse as soon as he got clammy. Most don't tolerate wool at all, ours doesn't tolerate polyester but is ok with most wool (unless he already has a rash). Some tolerate cosmetics with mineral oils and some don't. Some react to food and some don't.

Hence it drives parents nuts.

Our son's eczema didn't get worse here, it actually got much better although we can't say if it's the weather (definitely less clammy than Western Norway) or him growing out of it. But we are extra careful in the summer, making sure he only wears natural fiber, cool him down during the day, trying to avoid sweating at night (not so easy this summer) and keeping to natural sunscreens.
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