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Welcome / Re: Baby Skincare Guru - Dr. Donald Mackenzie
« Last post by Andrea on April 27, 2014, 11:51:52 AM »
Hello Don,

Welcome to Itchybaby :)
General Eczema Discussion / Re: Keeping towels soft
« Last post by BabySkincareGuru on April 26, 2014, 01:00:16 PM »
Hi all,

I know this post is old, but I want to add to this thread as bathing is a popular topic in the field of eczema treatment at the moment so if anyone finds this forum in search of bathing advice then hopefully this will help!

Water can be damaging to your baby's skin. Here are some common mistakes that parents with babies suffering from eczema make:

  • Bathing for too long
  • Bathing in water that is too hot
  • Bathing too frequently
  • Towelling their baby too vigorously after bathing

Remember: the skin is a delicate mechanism and one that is easily damaged. Water increases the risk of damage to your baby's skin so spend less time in water! Also, your baby's skin is fragile after bathing so yes - use a soft towel but also remember to towel your baby delicately using a dabbing technique over patches of visible eczema.

Welcome / Baby Skincare Guru - Dr. Donald Mackenzie
« Last post by BabySkincareGuru on April 26, 2014, 12:54:40 PM »
Hi all,

I'm Don - the baby skincare guru (

I'm a leading expert in the field of Paediatric Dermatology. Looking forward to joining in discussions on baby eczema, baby rash and cradle cap.

Welcome / Re: Hello! New to ItchyBaby
« Last post by Andrea on April 02, 2014, 11:23:57 AM »
Hello Emma,

Welcome and sorry for my slow response, I have a newborn at home who like the other 2 had reflux so with trying to get him sorted out, my kids and dog I've felt like a headless chicken for the past few weeks :)

Sounds like you've been tackling eczema for a while now, how are you getting on with your food diary?  It's so difficult breastfeeding to keep a track of everything we eat :) 

Welcome / Hello! New to ItchyBaby
« Last post by fabulousemmalina on March 18, 2014, 12:43:42 PM »
Hello everyone
I'm Emma and I have a 10 month old son called Elliott. He has had eczema since 3 months and although it is certainly not as severe as other cases I have had enough now and am determined to find out what aggravates it. Numerous visits to the GP have just resulted in various creams. Steroids have some impact but I am reluctant to use this long-term.
I am currently looking at his diet following a reaction to lentils last week. He came out in hives shortly after eating them. So I have begun a food diary for him and myself as I am still bf-ing.
There is no eczema or allergies in the immediate family.
I look forward to getting to know you all and hearing your experiences and advice.
Bye for now
Your Stories / Re: Probiotics & Dairy
« Last post by Andrea on September 27, 2013, 10:40:52 AM »
Ah, perhaps not :)

She mailed me and asked me to share it on her behalf, If I remember rightly I believe she did take the probiotics too. 

I added to Facebook a while ago a study linking antibiotics to increased eczema in infants it seems to tie into the importance of a health balance of bacteria.
Your Stories / Re: Probiotics & Dairy
« Last post by Samara on September 26, 2013, 02:17:27 PM »
Andre I just realised you posted this! So not sure if Leylah will see!
Your Stories / Re: Probiotics & Dairy
« Last post by Samara on September 26, 2013, 02:16:42 PM »
Thank you for this. I have ordered the probiotics and hope they will help my almost 5 month old!

Did you also take probiotics? Also I have noted that when researching probiotics it refers to helping for children under 2. When you were researching was there a cut off that the probiotics helped?
My son also took probiotics and I think they helped but he is now over 2 and I wonder if it is still worth taking them.

Welcome / Re: New to forum! 18 week old daughter..
« Last post by Andrea on June 25, 2013, 09:53:57 AM »
Sorry for my late reply, how are you doing?  Are things still the same?   

Sounds like you are both really suffering.

You couple perhaps remind your GP of the NICE guidelines that uncontrolled eczema should be referred to a specialist, your unlikely to get a referral very fast so you could agree to continue to try the GP's suggestions in the mean time. 

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