Eczema Question.

I had to take my daughter to the dermatologist last week and he said that she has the most common type of sensitive skin eczema known to man. She will either out grow it or she will have to learn to live with it, only time will tell. He mentioned using 1/2 cup of bleach to a 1/2 of tub of warm water. Has anyone else tried this? I am concerned about putting her this solution and causing harm to her womanly parts.

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    I have heard about it but could never bring myself to do it with my son. I found that a gentle lotion works best for his eczema. We use Aveeno baby lotion. When he has a flair up I lotion him up at least twice a day. Otherwise its once a day at bedtime.
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      07/26/14
      I've heard of that and here's a link about it too!
      http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ecz…
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      07/26/14
      Does she have it all over or in a specific area? I use Aveeno products and they make an eczema bath and lotion that helps too.
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      07/26/14
      That is good lotion as well. We used another one on Tristen that worked well too. As Lon as it's gentle. Just make sure you use it often. When my son got bad I think it took almost a month of lotion several times a day before it cleared up all the way.
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        07/26/14
        My son had the same problem as your daughter have. I have not used bleach in the tub, of course I used bleach to clean the tub once a week. However, I used aveeno body soap AND aveeno lotion. I always applied aveeno lotion on my son twice a day. His skin is veryyyy soft and moisture. He have not gotten eczema for long time now. I would suggest you to try lotion and soap first before try use bleach as doctor mentioned. Hope it works out well for your daughter. Fingers crossed!
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          07/27/14
          I've heard Cetaphil works too. Aveeno seems to be popular on Moms.com for curing eczema. I'd do the bleach thing for myself, not sure if I would do it for a baby. I'd have to do more research first.
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            07/29/14
            I was told not to use the aveeno oatmeal bath since it is not doing any good. All it is doing is causing her skin to dry out. I was told not use any things soap based on her skin, and nothing greasy. So we are doing that but we are using Eucrin calming cream on her. Since we have stopped making her sleep in PJ bottoms, her skin is breathing at night, and the change in her bathing products seems to be doing the trick.
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            07/29/14
            That's good her skin is getting better. Tristen can only use Johnson and Johnson shampoo for shampoo and body wash. Anything else makes his skin break out and bleed. Sounds like you are getting to the right combination of products for her. Poor little thing. Eczema is no fun!
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