Posted by: emma | 2008/08/06


scratching driving me crazeee

Hi Dr.My daughter is 2.5yrs.She has had excema since she was 6mths.We have taken her to a dermatologist on numerous occasions,but the rash does not seem to go away.sometimes the medication works only for a few weeks.The problem starts when she is asleep.She scratches herself to such an extent that the wound bleeds.its now spread on the base of her neck,elbows,corner of her mouth.Her legs is covered in these patches.I' ve tried advantam,dovate,persivate,epizome,E45,bactroban.I" ve also bought an aloe plant( as they say it helps with excema)But nothing seems to work.what can I use to stop the itchiness?Please help!!!!!

Expert's Reply



Your little daughter is really having a bad time with her eczema. Itching is a feature of eczema. It is important to find out why she has such severe eczema and allergy tests need to be done to identify possible foods or environmental allergens which are aggravating her skin rash. It is best for your child to be seen by a paediatric allergist. There are experts in all the main centres. When you see this specialist ask about wet wraps. This technique will really help your daughter.If you have difficulty finding a paediatric allergist let me know in which city you live and I will try and assist you further.

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Posted by: BMJ | 2008/08/07

Dear Emma

I have not personally used this product, but a little girl I know who had really severe bleeding eczema was really helped. It is called Annique Rescue creme. It costs R80. Their coontact no is 08612664783. I hope this will help you.

Kind regards

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