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Can a pacifier cause an eczema break out on a toddler?

Can a pacifier cause an eczema break out on a toddler?

No: The pacifier itself shouldn't cause eczema as dr. Ferguson mentioned, however any excessive drool may cause a contact dermatitis around the baby's mouth. The pacifier may trap a little moisture by the mouth and cause a small area of irritation. If this is the case use vasoline ointment as a barrier. You don't need to stop using the pacifier. Aap recommends using up to 1 year for bedtime/naps. ...Read more

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Eczema (Definition)

The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

Many possibilities: The primary triggers for eczema flare-ups are food exposures, changes in weather/temperature, using the wrong soaps and moisturizers, and environmental allergens (pets, dust mites). ...Read more

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Given the recent study on cleaning pacifiers w/ your mouth and correlation of less asthma/eczema, do you still recommend against it?

Given the recent study on cleaning pacifiers w/ your mouth and correlation of less asthma/eczema, do you still recommend against it?

Pacifer clensing: A recent study in the journal of pediatrics reported that was less eczema and asthma in children whose parents cleaned their childs pacifiers by sucking on them. It substantiates a theory that early exposure to germs reduces allergies, eczema, and asthma. While the idea sounds gross it may have scientific validity to it. ...Read more

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What can be done fo rmy toddler's eczema?

What can be done fo rmy toddler's eczema?

Lots: Begin with cod liver oil, probiotics and eliminating dairy from the diet. Use lotions to help keep skin hydrated. Aquafor, jojoba oil, olive oil, eucerin are a few lotions. Calendula also. Epsom salts in the tub can help detox. Homeopathy ca help a lot as can chinese medicine. Steroid creams do help but I do not prefer them as along term solution as they manage symptoms but do not address the core. ...Read more

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My toddler eczema is all over her body and nothing seems to work for her what can I do?

My toddler eczema is all over her body and nothing seems to work for her what can I do?

Management: Eczema can be managed with the right combination of steroid creams, reducing inflammation, by avoiding prolonged exposure to water/ local irritation, and moisturization. I would suggest a steroid lotion which can be applied to the affected areas, and a moisturizer without perfumes such as Eucerin. Lotion is easier to apply to larger areas than cream. Avoid steroid/face unless ordered by M.D. ...Read more

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Can someone provide me with alternative remedies for toddler eczema?

Can someone provide me with alternative remedies for toddler eczema?

Olive oil: Having toddlers in alaska, we have seen some wicked eczema. We found that a teaspoon or so of olive oil in their bath water works wonders. Moisturizers are useful as well. Just make sure that you check the labels and use natural formulations for their sensitive skin. ...Read more

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My toddler 19 month got eczema. I'm thinking may be its cow formula. So thinking to change her formula. Which formula is better soy or goat formula?

My toddler 19 month got eczema. I'm thinking may be its cow formula. So thinking to change her formula.  Which formula is better soy or goat formula?

Either, but...: 1. Eczema is rarely caused by a food allergy. Nothing wrong with trying, but it probably won't help. 2. Children over 1 year old do not need "formula". You can buy regular goat milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc. 3. Any of these are fine nutritionally as long as they are only a minor part of the diet (less that 16 ounces a day). He/she should be getting mostly regular table food. ...Read more

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Is Cerave moisture cream for toddler with eczema safe? Her dr. recommended it.. but I noticed ingredients such as: phenoxyethanol and propyl paraben?

Is Cerave moisture cream for toddler with eczema safe? Her dr. recommended it.. but I noticed ingredients such as: phenoxyethanol and propyl paraben?

Safe: This is safe to use on children. If you are concerned about parabens (found in most cosmetic preparations), you could apply petroleum jelly or solid vegetable shortening instead (Crisco). ...Read more

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Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

It could: It depends what your child is allergic to. I would not try anything even if it is otc without talking it over with your allergist or physician. ...Read more

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My toddler seems to have rather severe eczema. It's all over his face, arms & legs. Could it be something else? There's no blisters just bumpy and dry

My toddler seems to have rather severe eczema. It's all over his face, arms & legs. Could it be something else? There's no blisters just bumpy and dry

Moderate/severe: Eczema can be quite dramatic in appearance when it is moderate / severe. if the diagnosis has been confirmed by your pediatrician and/or dermatologist then that is probably what the child has. Continue the treatments as recommended - winter is always worse! ...Read more

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Pacifier (Definition)

Pacifier use is associated with a significantly ...Read more