Chlorine makes my eczema much worse. However I used to put a waterproof barrier cream on it, and then it was OK.
It was just one of those moisturisers that are used for eczema, but can't remember the name of it. It had a consistancy like lard, and I used to refer to it as goosefat...sorry can't remember name, but worked really well.
Swimming made my excema very itchy and 'hot'. But then the rain made it feel hot also (following that thread also!) I had to really washed it off well with some milky stuff - blueish turquoise bottle??? cant think of name....
Yes. My ds went swimming. Important to go straight in the shower and moisterise when home (or there if you want to). It did make it slightly worse if I didn't rinse it of properly, though he adores the water (he was a true waterbaby) and I think he would have hated it more if I had kept him away from the pool.
I have given up taking DS2 swimming for this reason. I used to cream him up before he went in. Shower him immediately after and cream him up again and continually cream him every hour the rest of the day but his eczema would still flare up really really badly for about 7-10 days after and only steroid cream would settle it down.
I suppose the only thing you can do is try and see what happens.
yes we used to do the same. I would only take her when her skin was at its best but we would suffer again for weeks because of it. our daughter is five and loved the water but hardly goes. Someone did give me advice which I havnt looked into yet, about contacting our council to find out about chlorine free pools?