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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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In our case Eczema condition is not an "allergy response"
2 of my daughters have eczema and we did all the test for food allergies.
All negative.
This summer we left UK for 2 months and spent time in Macedonia and Greece. After 3 days we didn't realized that we stooped with the Oilatum and steroid cream treatment. Kids skin was OK for 60 day (no treatment at all).
After flying back in UK, after the next bath their skin went back to the old eczema reddish skin and the treatment stated again (creams applied every day).
One week after our move to Switzerland, the eczema on both our daughters disappeared. The skin healed in few days without any treatment. Hope will continue that way.
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Re: recommendation dermatologist : baby eczema

I would like share our experience with eczema and I hope it would be helpful. Our baby have eczema since he was 3 months old. At first it was suspected that he had an allergy towards dairy products or something else I was eating, but we were told that he was too young to be tested. I went on a very restricted diet for three month (no dairy, soy, nuts, citrus fruits, fish, etc.) and with no improvement. I did not gave up on researching the topic and found info that even very young babies could be tested for food allergies. When my son turned 7 months we tested him and it turned out the eczema was not triggered by food allergy. So far I have introduced to his diet a lot of foods with no reaction. I am only very careful with products containing histamine.

During the winter period I noticed that his skin got worse and when we went home for Christmas he got even worse (back home it was -25 in the morning and -10 during the day). When we came back to Switzerland he instantly got better (temps around 0 here at that time). Another trigger in our case are clothes made from wool.

I know that every person/skin is different but I hope our experience will be helpful for some of you.
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Re: recommendation dermatologist : baby eczema

Homeopathy is known to be especially effective for skin complaints.


Also, Evening Primrose Oil and Starflower oil (Nachtkerzen oel and Borage öl respectively) taken orally, are also used in the treatment of eczema in herbal medicine.


You could also ask at an Apotheke or Drogist as the staff there are usually very knowledgeable about their products and what is the best form of Treatment for various ailments.
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Re: recommendation dermatologist : baby eczema

By the way, any recommendation for an homeopath in Baden or Zurich for this?

Younger it helped me a lot getting rid of my eczema.
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Re: recommendation dermatologist : baby eczema

Am not familiar with Zürich or Zürich area.


I suggest you either contact the Samuel Hahnemann School for homeopathy, (think it's in Aarau or Aargau somewhere) or ask your krankenkasse.
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Re: recommendation dermatologist : baby eczema

Use foderma serum for eczema on my own face works amazingly!!!! didn't cause any breakouts and cleared up the dry skin quickly!
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Use foderma serum for eczema on my own face works amazingly!!!!
Sorry, but infantile eczema is a totally different thing and needs to be addressed professionally. The root cause of the allergy needs to be found so that the parent's are aware of how to progress.

In my case, my parents also took me off dairy products on the doctor's advice until I was 5. By 7 or 8yrs old, and after more allergic reactions and tests, it became clear that the allergy 'package' is related to tetrachlorides. I couldn't go into a dry cleaners without fainting. Couldn't stand near the diesel pump on my dad's garage forecourt when it was in use without fainting. I'm still allergic to polyester clothing and general anaesthetic, and have never owned a diesel car because I'd have to get someone else to fill it up.

Just leaving this post here in case someone looks up the subject again.
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Re: recommendation dermatologist : baby eczema

My husband has had exzema on his ankle for about 5 yrs or so. Nothing has ever helped. He has tried prescriptions, over the counter and all kinds of things. I asked my Dr about what may help him and he mentioned foderma serum. I got it for him and his ankle hasn't itched since. When it does start to itch, he applies a small amount and the itch is gone. I hope it stays working. But, this is the first time his foot hasn't been bothering him. I'm glad we found foderma.
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