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What is the best over the counter medication for eczema in children?
My son is scratching himself to death. I have tried everything from hydrocortisone, oatmeal baths, lubriderm creams etc. I do not have medical insurance and cannot afford another trip to the doctor just for them to prescribe hydrocortisone cream that works for a few days and then he has another flare up.
My son also has AWFUL eczema and the BEST remedy is to go to a health food store and get COCONUT OIL. Use it twice a day for a few days and you will be AMAZED! It's the BEST!
Have you tried corn starch? it works>
Professor of Herbs
I use topical and oral applications of evening primrose on my son. EPO is one of the richest natural sources of the gamma-linolenic acid that your skin needs for proper function. And you should be able to find it at any health food store and some larger supermarkets. (EPO got me completely off steroids.)
Some people find that dietary changes help. Do a Yahoo search for "anti-inflammatory diets" and see what comes up. I don't actually notice that much of a difference but I know others who swear by it.
And I'm sure you've already tried things like switching laundry soaps and adding vinegar to your washing machine's rinse cycle.