out of control eczema

Posted on: Fri, 06/22/2007 - 10:39am
KaraLH's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/11/2006 - 09:00

Is anyone else having trouble right now with their childs eczema being out of control? My 5 yo dd is having a terrible time with her eczema right now and I'm not sure what is flaring it.

It started a couple of weeks ago with the largest area being around her collarbones. It wept and crusted over and about a week later it was gone (mostly). Then last weekend it started again. Worse. Monday the ped said it was poison ivy. I didn't agree. When she woke up Tuesday morning it was down her belly, on her back tops of thighs arms and groin. She was miserable.

We made an appt. with the dermatologist on Tuesday and we got yet another prescription. Another compound.

The area around her neck and shoulders is no longer crusty or weeping but she has patches all over her tummy back and bottom legs and arms yet.

She has nkfa. She does have seasonal allergies. It has always seemed a little more calm in the summer time up until now.
Is it the humidity? Something environmental?

Any advice would be welcome. She's kind of miserable.

She does take zyrtec every night.
She also has sensitivity to petroleum and maybe lanolin. (we have our limitations as far as treatments....)

Thanks

edited to say we live in Michigan...
------------------
Kara mom to 4, wife to 1
Elise 5- (eczema, NKA)
Mary 3- (egg, peanut, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, organge, avoiding: tree nuts, shellfish, most dairy, eczema)
Franklin 21 mos- (eczema, NKA)
Cecelia 4 mos-(NKA)

[This message has been edited by KaraLH (edited June 22, 2007).]

Posted on: Fri, 06/22/2007 - 1:09pm
Ree's picture
Ree
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2004 - 09:00

My 15 mo old is having horrible ezcema. I had him skin tested for food at 11 mos and he came back negative to the top 8. But his eczema was mild then. Now I'm so confused as to this flareup. I'm thinking it's environmental. I posted a topic on this and other commented that it's been a bad few months for seasonal allergies. I have an appt with an allergist next Friday, but I can't take him off antihistamines because we'll all go crazy. He's on Zyrtec in the morning and Atarax at night.
Hope it's poisin ivy and not eczema... I'd love to be able to get rid of this with a dose of oral steroids! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 06/22/2007 - 1:22pm
KaraLH's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/11/2006 - 09:00

Dermatologist agreed: definitly not poison ivy. It is eczema.
I agree about the oral steroids. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------
Kara mom to 4, wife to 1
Elise 5- (eczema, NKA)
Mary 3- (egg, peanut, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, organge, avoiding: tree nuts, shellfish, most dairy, eczema)
Franklin 2- (eczema, NKA)
Cecelia 7mos-(NKA)

Posted on: Sat, 06/23/2007 - 1:52am
Lindajo's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

My exczema is flaring up also, topside of my right elbow in the crease. It looks horrible and is so itchy, especially when it gets hot and sweaty. Anyone know of a good cream to control it? I've used something called "temovate". I think that's what its called but its so greasy and the cream is so thick, sometimes it makes it itch more. I wonder if it has anything to do with all that yucky pollen that's in the air.

Posted on: Sat, 06/23/2007 - 3:32am
smudgesgarden's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/26/2006 - 09:00

our ped. said that grass pollen can trigger the exczma. try backing soda baths. it helps alot, with the itching and it keeps the skin soft.
erin

Posted on: Sat, 06/23/2007 - 3:59am
seanmn's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/01/2003 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Lindajo:
[b]My exczema is flaring up also, topside of my right elbow in the crease. It looks horrible and is so itchy, especially when it gets hot and sweaty. Anyone know of a good cream to control it? I've used something called "temovate". I think that's what its called but its so greasy and the cream is so thick, sometimes it makes it itch more. I wonder if it has anything to do with all that yucky pollen that's in the air.[/b]
My DS has cream from the doctor called
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONID CREAM. It works really well. It smells nice and goes on like lotion and is not greasy. I was also told by his doc not to let him take baths where he would be soaking in soap. Also, baking soda works well in the bath. He is 7 but I put deodorant on him to control the sweating.
Maybe, KaraLH, you could switch to giving her the Zyrtec in the morning. I don't know if this would help or not. My ds takes his in the morning and does really well during the day with his outdoor allergies and pet allergies. Or, maybe the dose is not enough.
Good Luck,
Jan

Posted on: Sat, 06/23/2007 - 5:18am
KaraLH's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/11/2006 - 09:00

She gets a little drowsy from the Zyrtec that's why we give it to her at night. But maybe I'll try a.m. anyway. I also wonder if the dose has to be higher.
I think I'll try the baking soda bath. How much?
I wonder if it is the pollen?.... could be because her nasal allergies are bad too.
------------------
Kara mom to 4, wife to 1
Elise 5- (eczema, NKA)
Mary 3- (egg, peanut, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, organge, avoiding: tree nuts, shellfish, most dairy, eczema)
Franklin 2- (eczema, NKA)
Cecelia 7mos-(NKA)

Posted on: Sat, 06/23/2007 - 6:16am
seanmn's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/01/2003 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by KaraLH:
[b]She gets a little drowsy from the Zyrtec that's why we give it to her at night. But maybe I'll try a.m. anyway. I also wonder if the dose has to be higher.
I think I'll try the baking soda bath. How much?
I wonder if it is the pollen?.... could be because her nasal allergies are bad too.
[/b]
I just sprinkle in the baking soda, maybe a fourth of a cup or maybe more.

Posted on: Sat, 06/23/2007 - 2:59pm
PennMom's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/01/2006 - 09:00

Not sure what lotions/creams you are using (saw you had sensitivity to lanolin and petroleum) just wanted to say my DD never had any issues with eczema before this March- we have now figured out that she is reacting to the creams we have been using (lanolin we think- in two kinds of eucerin, and also in aquaphor- previous problem)- we go to the allergist this week so hopefully he can help get to the bottom of this- but we really think its the lotions we were using. Hope you find out what might be causing it! Good luck!

Posted on: Sat, 06/23/2007 - 3:48pm
SpudBerry's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/23/2002 - 09:00

My son is currently experiencing the worst flair up he's ever had.
I'm blaming it on the chlorine in the swimming pool. Ever since I noticed the eczema spot - I've been better about getting him showered off imediately, and I goop him up good (on the spot) with some Eucerin cream before he goes in to the pool, then again right after the shower.
His seems to be getting better - slowly.
------------------
Sherlyn
Mom to 7 year old twins Ben & Mike
One PA since 13 months
One PA since 7 years
Stay Informed And Peanut Free!

Posted on: Sat, 06/23/2007 - 9:56pm
Ree's picture
Ree
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2004 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by KaraLH:
[b]Dermatologist agreed: definitly not poison ivy. It is eczema.
I agree about the oral steroids. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[/b]
Kara - How did the Dermatologist tell you to treat it? Why did you go to her/him versus an Allergist?
Our Ped said we should go to the Allergist with the family history, but I'm wondering if we should se a Derm. instead. We had a really bad night b/c I didn't use hydrocortisone before bed. I'm struggling with how to treat him without over drugging him!

Pages

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by doggydude Sun, 07/19/2020 - 4:36am
Comments: 1
Latest Post by Tinsley Thu, 07/16/2020 - 8:12am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by Tinsley Thu, 07/16/2020 - 7:21am
Comments: 13
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Wed, 07/15/2020 - 1:45pm
Comments: 79
Latest Post by doggydude Wed, 07/15/2020 - 12:46pm
Comments: 46
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 2:17pm
Comments: 173

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Peanut oil is an inexpensive, healthful and inoffensive way to cook—unless you have a peanut allergy!

Light peanut oil is popular as a...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

People with peanut allergy should know about foods to avoid, as many who are allergic to peanuts are allergic to other nuts like walnuts, cashews...

If you or your child has a peanut allergy, that unmistakable smell of peanuts wafting through the air...

Whether you have a child with a peanut allergy or you are sensitive to packing a nut-free lunch out of concern for other people’s children, it is...

For those living with peanut allergies, having a source of ready-to-eat 'safe' foods can be a...

Those with severe peanut allergies soon learn to look for the 'peanut-free sign' on any packaged food purchase. This is a notation found on a wide...

For many people with peanut allergies, baked goods present one of the most significant risks. Even if...

Are you craving sweets? Those with peanut allergies must be especially careful when indulging their...

Peanuts and Nuts Can Trigger An Asthma Attack

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAI), more than 3...

There are more "peanut-free" products than ever on the supermarket shelves. This means more choices than ever for peanut-allergic shoppers and...

It Is Easy To Buy Peanut Free Chocolate Online

Ask any parent of a child with a potentially life-...

How Do You Determine If A Food Is Safe For A Peanut Allergic Person?

The answer varies. “Peanut-free” means different things to different...

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a New Drug Application for an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) designed for use with...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

It’s hard to think of Chinese food without thinking of peanuts. China is the world’s leading peanut producer, and that’s not a coincidence....

Soymilk is one of the most popular alternatives to cow’s milk. As well as being rich in fiber, soy is a great source of protein and contains all...

My mom was at a lakeside restaurant enjoying fish and chips when her mouth began tingling. The next day at a family gathering, we had grilled...

Peanuts and peanut oil are cheap and easy additives to food and other commercial goods. It is surprising (and alarming if you have a...