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Eczema in children *update again :(*

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Re: Eczema in children *update*

Postby ladybird » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:54 am

:wine: :wine: fantastic you got a referral! I really hope it works for you. Don't be put off if it flares up when treatment starts, that's a good sign with homeopathy apparently. And we were told to ditch anything minty, like toothpaste (switch to fennel if you use mint normally). And to make sure nothing is put in the mouth for at least 10mins before and after taking the powder/tablets. I'm waffling now, you'll be told everything you need!

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Re: Eczema in children

Postby beck » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:55 am

tiyuricc wrote:I've had a few people say that paw paw cream works miracles on eczema. I've got some on order now for clara so we'll see how it goes.

Steroid creams often make it worse when you stop - you're meant to wean very slowly off of them, but much easier to do that with tablets rather than cream. If they're stopped suddenly, then whatever the condition being treated, it gets worse.

I know this first hand - i had horrific eczema as a child and was slathered with steroid cream. I was 12 when someone told me that the cream was the problem, and that i should stop and expect it to be bad and a week later i'd be better. And miraculously it was true - a week later no eczema and i've never had it again since.

I never found dairy to make any difference when I had it.


Paw Paw cream works wonders for William :wine:

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Re: Eczema in children *update*

Postby freckle » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:25 pm

I've just had a call from the doctor and as all referrals go through the PCT they are not happy for him to be referred so have cancelled her referral.

They have said that we need to go and see a dermatologist again :x :x All they will do is give us more steriod creams which they did when we went and saw them last year :x :x

Apparently the dermatoligist has the ability to refer us to the homeopathic hospital but I'm really not holding out much hope.

So now we just have to wait another god knows how many months to see the dermatoligist for nothing that I can see will be benificial.

I just feel so awful for him as he is getting so upset about his skin and keeps asking why his skin is different from all the others kids and why he is always to itchy. :cry: I think I'll use the money aside for my birthday to take him to the hospital myself.

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Re: Eczema in children *update again :(*

Postby 2climbingboys » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:23 pm

:hug: :hug: :hug: That is such a shame about the referral not being able to happen.

Blake's eczema only really flares up on his cheeks but lush's dream cream has worked each time - 2 types of prescribed creams had just made it much worse.

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Re: Eczema in children *update again :(*

Postby Kirstyh » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:33 pm

:hug: :hug: :hug:
Just read this, poor wee man, hope you manage to get him see by the homeopath one way or another xx :hug:

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Re: Eczema in children *update again :(*

Postby eviesmummy » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:39 am

My DS2 has had severe eczema since he was a baby - the creases at the back of his legs and arms, and his neck have always been bad. We have wet wrapped and had a special cream made up by the dermotologist, used steroid cream, have non-lanolin based moisturisers and bath oil and we have struggled, especially in the hotter weather when he sweats, to stop it flaring up. Oats in the bath have helped him, and they are enough to keep my oldest sons Eczema under control, but when DS2 flares up he can scratch himself to bits.

But - I bought some of the Bee Balm in the Clear Hills Honey co-op and I cant believe the difference it has made to him - its cleared it up so well, we havent used any of his other creams and lotions! I also gave a pot of it to a friend of DHs who has psoriasis and he used it for a few days about a month ago, and hasnt had to use anything since. Its something I would really recommend.

Hope you can get something to help him soon :hug:

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Re: Eczema in children *update again :(*

Postby freckle » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:32 am

eviesmummy wrote:My DS2 has had severe eczema since he was a baby - the creases at the back of his legs and arms, and his neck have always been bad. We have wet wrapped and had a special cream made up by the dermotologist, used steroid cream, have non-lanolin based moisturisers and bath oil and we have struggled, especially in the hotter weather when he sweats, to stop it flaring up. Oats in the bath have helped him, and they are enough to keep my oldest sons Eczema under control, but when DS2 flares up he can scratch himself to bits.

But - I bought some of the Bee Balm in the Clear Hills Honey co-op and I cant believe the difference it has made to him - its cleared it up so well, we havent used any of his other creams and lotions! I also gave a pot of it to a friend of DHs who has psoriasis and he used it for a few days about a month ago, and hasnt had to use anything since. Its something I would really recommend.

Hope you can get something to help him soon :hug:


Have you got a link for the place that sells Bee Balm??? I'd love to give it a try!

When you say oats in the bath do you just put oats in a bath? Or do you put them in a muslin or something? How much oats vs how much water?

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Re: Eczema in children *update again :(*

Postby eviesmummy » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:39 am

Heres a link to it on Hyena cart http://hyenacart.com/clearhillshoney/in ... =0&p=17155

Its the smaller jar that I got to test it out first, but you can also get a bigger jar.

And oats in the bath - I use cheap tights, cut off a length of about 10", fill it with perhaps 2 cups of oats, and tie both top and bottom, and hang it on under the tap while its running so the water runs through it - then the boys use it as a sponge to wash with - it really does soothe their skin.

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Re: Eczema in children *update again :(*

Postby freckle » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:40 am

Thanks!! Will order some shortly and try the oat bath tonight!

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