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    Zabian has eczema on his arms he has had it from 6 weeks. I have tried everything from pure shea butter from africa, homeopathic remedies, now vitamin supplements. Does anyone have any ideas on what has worked for them. What he has is not really out breaks, its classed as a hardening of the elbows, scales/dry skin.

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    Are you sure it's Eczema? Is there a possibility it might be psoriasis? It often occurs on the elbows, knees and/or trunk. It can look similar in many ways, dry, scaly patches. I dont' know anything about dealing with Eczema, but I do psoriasis.

    From what I've seen of other women on here there is a couple of different creams you might be able to try. I forget the names of them. I'm sure someone will chime in for you.



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    People in my family (myself included) deal with eczema and find great relief from Vaseline Intensive care Cream - it comes in a little white tub with a crew on top. My Mom deals with eczema more than I do and has found that this cream works better than any prescription that she has tried. It's cheaper to buy from Walmart than Shoppers just fyi.

    Good luck- that's not fun or comfortable - hopefully you can find something to clear it up.

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    We have had luck using Glaxall Base cream (not lotion) on my daughter's very bad skin.

    Good luck!
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    penaten cream actually works well.
    All 3 of my children have had it on their face/arms/chest and back of legs.
    I myself had it as a child and it reacts with perfumes, and certain soaps like Ivroy, my mom found that out the hard way as it caused such a reaction i peeled head to toe and was readmitted into the hospital for observation for a month, when i was a month old
    Turned out the family doctor suggested neutrogenia (ok thats not right) and i used that for years and now i have outgrown it -well for the most part.
    I still have it in the winter on my upper arms and thighs.... however the children haven't seen it much past a few weeks old.

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    I had that as a child and back then it was called *atopic dermatitis* and I was overtreated with corticosteroids, some health aspects of mine have been compromised b/c of it. Over the years I've gone to my fav homeopathic doc who is now here in London in Covent Garden Market from Guelph, MSM lotion helps to rebuild skin tissue, it can have other applications when done internally. That along with a series of homeopathic remedies and a good essential fatty acid supplement have since cured my bleeding dry skin from my youth!!

    Very best of luck in finding a solution, it's so hard to see your child hurting like that I know. My mom was so unhappy with all the things that didn't work!!

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    I have had success with patent diaper creme. I think that the hardening might by psorisis. The specialist told me that it was eczema when it was rashy and red oozing. I think it's changed now that the hardening has occured.
    The homeopathic remedies worked initially, it's expensive to see the doctor and the cortisone cremes are just a symptom fixer not a cure. As well as being dangerous for the internal system.
    I'm trying essential fatty oils now and probiotics to see what i can figure out for him. It doesn't seem to bother him just is hard and scabby.

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