Childhood Diseases

Posted by: MaK | 2009/12/07


Stubborn eczema

My son is 2years and 10 months old and his legs are very dry and sometimes break out in a rash. I' ve previously used SBR Repair Cream, Advantan Cream, Nutraderm and Sudocream but he still gets irritated and scratches profusely. I use Aqua Bar to bathe him but have recently been using Rooibos bars as well. Is there a permanent solution for this (i.e. more effective soap and moisturiser)? What role does diet play in this?

Expert's Reply



Eczema in young children is often aggravated by a food allergy especially to milk, eggs, peanut, soya or wheat. Your son should be tested to find out if he is allergic.Use Epizone E to bath him amd only bath him in luke warm water, not warm water. After bathing him apply Epimax cream all over his body. He must only wear cotton clothing and his pyjamas must be cotton as well. Do not let him get too hot.

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Posted by: Sandra | 2010/03/09

Use green Sunlight soap to wash the child - does not irritate skin like other cleansing soaps. Use SBR Lipcream to moisturise skin when it is dry, but not itchy. Use zinc ointment to soothe itchiness and inflammation. This works for my hands when I get chronic eczema.

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