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Post by Shola on Mon 17 Nov - 13:32

Hi all - as u know Isobel has had allergies which resulted in eczema since she was four months old... the doc prescribed corisone cream, antihistamine and repair creams... it started to heal and now has returned... and now she is scratching it... the doc said tht if the meds didnt clear it we should change her formula.. she is on NAN2 right now...which is the best formula to try? Also, could she be allergic to butternut? can anyone be allergic to butternut?

We've stopped using stay soft on her clothes and we use bath soap sparingly(j&j top to toe) and we only put aqueous cream on her aside from the prescribed stuff so i'm not sure wht she is reacting too... he dad had eczema and has sensitive skin too...
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Post by Logan's mommy on Mon 17 Nov - 13:37

The doctor could be right about the formula, my friend's little one had the same thing. She changed to Isomil, and it cleared up quickly.
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Post by Sumé on Mon 17 Nov - 13:38

Shola...i know that there is NAN HA available...HA stands for Hypo Allergenic....dr also told us to use it we ever switch to formula...haven't yet...but my husband has asthma and eczema. Maybe give that a try?
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Post by Shola on Mon 17 Nov - 14:56

Thanks LM and SEH - our doc said that if we switch formula's there's no point in switching to NAN HA becos it is in essence the same thing - he said we could choose whichever other formula we wanted but we hav never really thought about it before...she was given NAN from birth so we just continued. I think we may give Isomil a try!
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Post by Venus on Mon 17 Nov - 16:34

I may be wrong here, but I've heard that J&J really isn't one of the best products to be using if your child has a sensitive skin. Perhaps try something else for a little while & see how it goes? You can always go back to finish the J&J that you have if it doesn't turn out to be that.

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Post by Liesl on Mon 17 Nov - 20:02

I am with Venus - I have heard of alot of kids that is alergic to J&J.

When Ethan was a newborn we washed him with aqueous cream, cause new born is most also very sensitive, maybe give that a try or try another make baby wash, like Anique (sp) the rooibos product.

I will first try another baby wash than if that does not work then look at the formula!
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Post by Guest on Mon 17 Nov - 20:28

Hi Shola,
Madri was also a very allergic baby.
Our pediatrician advised to bath her with Epizone A and then for cream use Epizone E.
It worked... unfortunately it doesn't smell like baby....
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Post by Sue786 on Mon 17 Nov - 22:47

Hi My lg also has sensitive skin. I use the fragrance free aqueous cream. she has an allergic reaction to the fragranced one. Also try bathing her with the same cream. Keep her skin well moisturised, i cream mine 4-5 times a day. Hope this helps.
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Post by Guest on Tue 18 Nov - 7:56

maybe try bath her with Elizabeth Anne's or the Epizone A or just plain Aqua's cream(sp)

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Post by Tammy on Tue 18 Nov - 9:13

Isomil is a soya milk, and it is the best!!! i am a isomil fan!
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Post by Honeybunch on Tue 18 Nov - 14:03

I also vote for soya milk and Epizone A&E.
Repair is also very good.
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Post by Shola on Fri 21 Nov - 11:55

thnks everyone !
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Post by JanD on Mon 24 Nov - 15:25

Hi Shola - please send me your address I will send you some of our baby wash (PM me your Po box or closest post office)- J&J is terrible and very harsh

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Post by JanD on Mon 24 Nov - 15:26

ps our being my companies - not like my personal stash from heaths bathroom or anything unhygienic!

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Post by Shola on Sun 30 Nov - 19:50

thanks Jan!
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Post by Shola on Mon 15 Dec - 8:14

Okay - so we've changed Isobel's formula to Isomil and we're just going to use the one tin and see if that makes any difference to her skin. she is still itchy alot of the time and i feel so sorry for her when she starts scratching everywhere! her skin is dry no matter how much cream i put on it or how often and it also looks blotchy - i am worried that she will b stuck with a life long condition or something..
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Post by Shola on Tue 3 Feb - 15:37

An update on Isobel's eczema - it's cleared up!!! we're so happy - except for a little scab on her elbow that she used to scratch raw her skin is really like a baby's now! :) we're using Isomil which i think was the main key to getting rid of the allergies that were causing the rash etc.
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Post by Venus on Fri 6 Feb - 13:46

That's absolutely wonderful news! So glad for her.

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Post by Venus on Fri 6 Feb - 13:46

That's absolutely wonderful news! So glad for her.

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