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Eczema cover up?

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PigsWiggle Sun 09-Dec-12 20:30:56

Thank you all for your advise.
I did ask GP about a cover up for her eczema and he didn't offer anything!
I feel silly now that I didn't know before about all the special eczema clothing available. I ordered some scratchsleeves which look like they will do the job so we'll see how she gets on with them...
Thanks again for all your help.

cheesecheeseplease Mon 03-Dec-12 18:08:04

ask your gp for comfifast suits, the 6-24 month size has scratch mitts, you put on any steroid first a thick layer of moisturiser and then shove the suit on over the top smile they go on inside out with the seams on the outside so they don't itch and should last about 60 washes

freefrommum Mon 03-Dec-12 15:34:50

I used to put my DS in sleepsuits or pyjamas with fold over mittens to stop him scratching. M&S still do them I think. ASDA, Next & Matalan also used to but not sure if they still do. ScratchSleeves are supposed to be good too, never used them myself but others on here have recommended them before: www.scratchsleeves.co.uk/scratchsleeves

loubielou31 Mon 03-Dec-12 14:02:31

I've had friends who've put socks on their children that go right up to the arm pits. Not saying she won't take them off but if they're long enough it might take a while.

5madthings Sat 01-Dec-12 17:38:31

You can get special.pj's for children with eczema that has special.mittens/sleeves etc. Some if them.have silver in them which is meant to help? They are all cotton.

Google clothing for eczma sufferers and you should find the pj's easily enough smile

LilQueenie Sat 01-Dec-12 17:37:28

I found the only thing that worked was using dream cream from lush and cool baths. I also covered her hands at night. been gone for months now and nothing else worked.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Sat 01-Dec-12 17:35:39

Oh I have the opposite problem with my dd, in winter with central heating and tights 5/6 days a week it comes back. Hmm long gloves?

PigsWiggle Sat 01-Dec-12 15:20:51

My 17 month LO had eczema on the back of her knees which she would scratch until it bled. But since the weather turned cold she has been wearing tights or trousers so she can't scratch there and the ecezma has cleared up (for now!).

She still has ecezma on the inside of her wrists which particularly seems to bother her at night so I was wondering if I could cover her wrists whether I could stop the "itch - scratch" cycle again. But what could I cover her wrists with?

Has anyone else ever tried this? What did you use that stayed in place? Did it work??!

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