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Doctor recommended Johnsons baby lotion

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StrawberryShortcake32 Thu 24-Nov-16 21:14:33

Hello all!

Been to the doctor today as my poor little 7 week old boy has what looks like excema on his cheeks. Doctor has said it's common and could be caused by spit up, new washing powder etc and will clear up as long as we keep it moisturised. He has recommended Johnsons baby lotion and almond oil. I don't have almond oil but I do have johnsons baby lotion I got in a gift set so I decided to start with that and see how it goes. I only put it on about 2 hours ago but I've noticed some really bad reviews on this product and it seems to be quite scented which has made me worry a bit. (Looked up the reviews when I realised it was scented for some reassurance)

Has anyone else been recommended this product by doctor before? If so how did it go? I guess I'm looking for a bit of reassurance it has worked for somebody else as the fact it's fragranced and has several bad reviews has made me worry it's going to make the poor boys face worse. I may be worrying unnecessarily after all the doctor recommended it confused

Kiwi32 Thu 24-Nov-16 21:18:07

I haven't tried it but I do suffer with eczema myself and I'd be more inclined to use E45- get the cream instead of the lotion it's thicker. Also Eucerin do baby eczema cream-it's an American brand but I have found it online. Finally if you have any lansinoh nipple cream that worked well on my baby's sore skin after a weepy eye.

adagio Thu 24-Nov-16 21:19:32

Errr I wouldn't use it. I am surprised it was recommended to be honest. I use either a proper excess cream e.g. Zero base, epaderm, dermobase, e45 or maybe try unfragranced sensitive baby lotion or oil. If you need to wash/bathe do as little as possible and unfragranced if any detergent (boots do a good sensitive unfragranced head to toe wash which i use).

MrsGB2015 Thu 24-Nov-16 21:21:36

I'm surprised they recommend Johnsons. We used diprobase which helped a lot.

PoloZolo Thu 24-Nov-16 21:46:43

I mm surprised he recommended rubbing a nut oil on his skin too ...

user1471950254 Thu 24-Nov-16 22:09:24

My HV suggested epotherm or E45 as being sensitive & suitable for babies

StrawberryShortcake32 Fri 25-Nov-16 05:40:32

He's just woken for a feed, it's gone very red and angry looking. I've lightly bathed it to get the johnsons off and applied e45 for now until I can get something else today. How the hell can a doctor recommended something that's going to react so badly! Oh my God I'm fuming!! My poor boy!!

user1467273391 Fri 25-Nov-16 09:28:41

We used to use epiderm and had it prescribed by our doctor. Although it didn't do any harm, it didn't seem to help a lot either. The only thing at the time that cleared it up was a steroid cream.

We eventually suspected a milk allergy (we had other issues as well as the eczema). After I gave up milk (as I was breast feeding), about a month later the eczema was gone and hasn't come back.

The only advice I can give is to do your own research as well as going to your doctor. Unless they are specialists, doctors are not always right, as we got incorrect information from our doctor too.

anotherdayanothersquabble Sun 27-Nov-16 19:19:35

Eczema is tricky and my DS can't have anything with petroleum in it which rules out E45, diprobase etc but he is also sensitive to sesame, nuts so I have to be quite careful. Sadly, trial and error but some (not all) Earth Friendly Baby products were OK and some Weleda products.

Food and other chemicals also played a part.

I hope you find a simple solution.

canteatcustard Wed 30-Nov-16 15:59:53

I would never recommend those products. Even on my adult skin i get terrible eczema from it.

older doctors tend to still recommend it and certainly I have heard midwives do the same.

I certainly would not be putting any form of nut oil on a very infant showing signs of eczema. Out of date recommendation there as well.

You can contact allergy UK for more info, or eczema society.

my son was diagnosed with eczema formally at 15 days after birth.

we used emolients for bath, and diprobase (didnt work for him) and then other stuff. ( sorry cant remember at the moment)

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