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3 things you can do when your child’s eczema gets bad

January 10, 2017

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Claire McCarthy, MD, Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Claire McCarthy, MD, is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. In addition to being a senior faculty editor for Harvard Health Publishing, Dr. McCarthy … See Full Bio
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Saurabh Suman
March 8, 2017

These home remedies which has been utilized for several decades for eczema will focus on strengthening your skins barrier, filling in those gaps, and retaining moisture, as well as focusing on addressing specific troubles like itching and inflammation.

1. Bring on the coconut oil
2. Go with jojoba
3. Make a soothing butter
4. Supplement with fish oil
5. Dab some honey on it

Even after this, if problem persists, you can consult doctors.

February 21, 2017

Nice article, I don’t know other two tips but moisturizers does help, but till initial level only. I have experience of treating eczema. My 4 year old daughter had eczema on her hands and cheeks. I tried almost everything but nothing worked then close friend suggested foderma eczema serum. It really worked, patches on her hands and cheeks were almost gone within 3 weeks. I recommend it to everyone.

Joseph Bickerton
February 1, 2017

I thought bleach would be bad for the skin. I was washing some pots and pans with bleach water and my hands were terrible after. I suffer with eczema badly, have done for all my life and I’m 40 now. I have to use steroid cream and moisturisers. My daily routine is steroid cream mixed with moisturiser and rub all over my body before bed. In the morning just use the moisturiser.

January 10, 2017

Great Tips Claire, My daughter has always had terrible eczema since she was born.It reached its peak when she was in prep, and that was 4 years ago. Although I only followed it 75%, my daughter’s eczema went away completely after 6 months. It was ourlast resort & I cannot recommend this book highly enough!here is the article talking about it: I hope this gives you the itch-free life you desire.

Joel Zimmerman
January 10, 2017

After years of suffering from eczema, I gave up dairy and meat; and my eczema cleared up completely.

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