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My 3yr old daughter

Re: My 3yr old daughter

Postby Michael » Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:06 pm

Our daughter is 7 months old, she's had pretty bad Eczema, well ever since she came out of the womb, we've tried a number of different creams, lotions, potions but to no avail. We even found that the Epiaderm, which was prescribed, contributed to her Eczema, strange! It was only noticed by chance, when we noticed a slight oozing after applying. We’re glad to say that after using Oilaitum and 50/50 liquid paraffin, and parafin being the major change, it's has completely cleared up! This took about a week to notice the difference.

Not really a poster, but after receiving a sample of 50/50 parfin, we now need to purchase some, so I was just surfing to see where it can be found, hence I stumbled across this web page and decided to post :o)

Re: My 3yr old daughter

Postby Robert » Sat Jul 10, 2004 4:44 pm

Your GP can prescribe it, I have used 2 different types WSP (White) and YSP (Yellow) and both are available on prescription the yellow being a thicker (does not dry in as quick). Probably as your daughter is only 7 months the white would be adequate. Ask your your GP for WSP 50/50.

Re: My 3yr old daughter

Postby ruth » Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:14 pm

Michael - you can quite easily make up the 50/50 paraffin mix yourself without having to get a script for this. The mix is simply equal parts of petroleum jelly (e.g. vaseline) and paraffin liquid mixed together. It is quite simple to do - can either mix the two ingredients together as they are or what i do is gently melt the petroleum jelly (in a saucepan over a pan of boiling water so it just melts) then add the paraffin liquid to this. Stir together and then put into clean containers. You can buy both these ingredients in the supermarket or chemist and it ends up being a fraction of the price you would pay in a script for exactly the same thing. Give it a try and see what you think. The ingredients are exactly the same. I now make up my own creams at home and have found these more effective and acceptable (through trial and error) than the store bought ones

Re: My 3yr old daughter

Postby kerry » Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:27 pm

i have bad skin around my eye,mouth,ear and on the top of my nose i have tried everything its a red ring which gets very itchy sometimes and crusty i started having these attacks since my periods started when i was 16 now i am coming up 21 i still having the same problem i have tried vasalin,niva,fusin,e45,hc 45,dermal,hydroquatason, and i just started bevonate which seems to be the only one to reduce the rednis does anyone else have these symptoms,im wondering wether its hormone related

Re: My 3yr old daughter

Postby Emma » Tue May 01, 2007 11:06 am

My son Aidan is nearly 3. he has doublebase gel, hydrocortisone and benavate. None of it works. We are having sleepless nights due to his scratching especially his scalp. His scalp is full of cuts, tried emperderm shampoo which hasn't worked. There are so many products out there that I don't know where to start...

Re: My 3yr old daughter

Postby Katie » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:23 pm

My daughter was diagnosed with two forms of eczema atopic and seborrhaeic when only a few weeks old. Since then we have tried to control her itching by investigating the best way to manage this dreadful disease. Bathing her daily or not at all, moisturising with market leading creams, emolients, ointments along with daily applications of topical steroids of various levels of potency. The itching became very severe and aggresive after suffering chicken pox. We used a stronger steroid called Emuvate and Elocon and for the past year her eczema has been relatively easy to contain.

Re: My 3yr old daughter

Postby suzanne » Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:41 pm

My daughter is 4 now.we,like so many have tried numerous treatments that the GP or consultant have advised.We have also tried several treatments that we have discovered ourselves.Last year I pinned all of my hopes on a private herbal clinic that I had seen on BBC2. I am sure that it has worked for many people but it didnt help Isabel at all.At the moment we are using Propaderm 1 in 10 ointment,which apparently is a strong steroid diluted in emolient. Although we would prefer not to use steroids we are at such a loss and so desperate to alleviate some of the stress that this awful condition has on our whole family that we are giving it a go.It works well and is helping her to cope with the big step of starting school.How long we can use it for I have no idea.Derm nurse or consultant prescribes it

Re: My 3yr old daughter

Postby Jimbob » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:58 pm

On the potency table I looked at it said it was restricted for hospital use so I would be concerned about using it on my son. It may be ok very short term but I would not use it long term.

Re: My 3yr old daughter

Postby Suzanne » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:32 am

Thanks Jimbob

Re: My 3yr old daughter

Postby cills » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:08 am

hi i have 2 children that suffer from excma 5year old and 2year old my 5 year old got excma when he was about a year old and 2 year old since he was born i was continually prescribed hydrocortisone mixtures went to specialist was prescribed stronger steroids ect... a month ago i completely stopped useing these types of creams they are so bad and actually make excma worse i have put them on flaxseed oil, a natural multi vitamin, probiotics and totally changed there diets to mainly organic and no junk! also i use pawpaw ointment for the youngest and xmaease for the oldest as you probably no what works for one may not work for the other... there skin is a lot better than i could have hoped for and as i research i find that for excma you need to build up your childs immune system and most of the immune system is in the stomach i still have a long way to go but i hope something that ive written may help someone? you no prescription creams ect only cover up a problem excma is your bodys way of crying out that something is wrong internally like when you have a cold all that gunk running out of your nose is a symptom of something going on inside just like excma is a symptom anyway hope something helps :)


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