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Sun cream and eczema

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Yorkiegirl Fri 25-Mar-05 14:09:08

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Doddle Fri 25-Mar-05 14:39:47

We use Proderm, a mousse, especially for eczema, and Dr. Hauschka, we don't have problems with either. Although DS2 says he doesn't like the Proderm.

Yorkiegirl Fri 25-Mar-05 14:43:17

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Doddle Fri 25-Mar-05 14:47:19

I got the Proderm at my little local independent chemist and I ordered the Dr. Hauschka from their website. I think you can buy Dr. Hauschka stuff at other places they've probably got a link to other stockists.

I can't do a link for you unfortunately because DP is a techie and we have a stupid keyboard where you sort of have to guess what symbol you will get because its not the same as the one printed on the key!!!

Yorkiegirl Fri 25-Mar-05 14:50:38

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Doddle Fri 25-Mar-05 14:52:47

I've tried that , our Dr. looked through the big book of things they could prescribe and couldn't find anything with a high enough SSP, but this was a few years ago.

Yorkiegirl Fri 25-Mar-05 14:54:23

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calvemjoe Wed 11-May-05 23:20:30

E45 make a sunblock for children with eczema. I got it from my local boots

rumplestiltskin Thu 12-May-05 14:01:57

my ds was allergic to the e45 one, said it stung and then prooved it by going spotty. we use one made by green people, though not tested that on dd yet. they have a website but i think waitrose and sainsbury's sometimes stock it.

hope the link works, not done one before.

Utka Thu 12-May-05 19:24:30

Check on the eczema society website - it has a fact sheet on sunscreens. Basically they are divided into 2 types - ones that are barriers (eg E45 - containing things like titanium dioxide) and ones that penetrate the skin with a series of chemicals. The fact sheet shows which ones have perfumes etc. which is also useful

We used Proderm last summer and have also tried the E45. the latter is good, but does come off on clothes etc. Also, I worry that it doesn't let DD1's skin breathe, and may therefore actually contribute to the eczema in some way.

misdee Thu 12-May-05 19:26:00

we use proderm.

Orinoco Thu 12-May-05 21:00:31

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loulabelle222 Mon 16-May-05 16:01:04

do not use a complete sunblock on the skin, it will not allow the skin to sweat and therefore the skin will get dry

4chimps Sat 21-May-05 00:03:43

I use a lovely suncream from a company new over here who manufacture products based on natural ingredients.
Their suncream is suitable for very sensitive & allergic skins and last year I used it on my son who used to suffer with eczema.
It absorbs into the skin really easily, so quick to apply and not greasy, it allows skin to breathe and is waterproof, protects against UVA & UVB, SPF 30.

The company also manufacture household, health & beauty products based on natural ingredients which can help those with allergies in many ways.

If you want info about where to buy it call me:
0207 760 2424 and leave contact details.

or for more info take a look at this site:

This site was set up in America and is also for people wanting to work with the company. Do not be put off by that, it is also for customers and if you access the members area the 'wellness gallery' provides a wealth of info about the products.

Evesmama Sat 21-May-05 00:22:12

Hi Honey

SIL uses pro derm(shes a pharmacy assistant for big chemist and has to order it in specially).. i use banana boat on dd, she has dry skin/excema and this was fine last year

faithnirvana Tue 19-May-09 20:16:17

Bergaderm is the new name for Proderm and you can buy it online or in Sainsburys. see link for more info w

Bizness Wed 27-May-09 23:21:14

I have tried many many creams and the only one my daughter can tolerate is Banana Boat baby block sunscreen factor 50. Try it! Used to be pink packaging, is yellow this year. I buy in big Boots or usually online. It is missing the one horrible ingredient you are supposed to avoid.

mummybear25 Mon 22-Jun-09 12:32:56

E45 suncream doesn't irritate DD, but because it's a barrier cream and waterproof we have real problems washing it off. We use diprobase or epaderm as a wash on her skin rather than soap and they are not effective at removing it. Has anyone used a cream that doesn't irritate, but also washes off with non-soap products? Welcome your thoughts!

chloesmumtoo Tue 23-Jun-09 09:46:00

We used the E45 one but recently discovered it is being discontinued.

TLR Sat 27-Jun-09 16:48:51

Hi - will contribute to this thread as I've had the week from hell. Myself and my three little ones have very senstive skin, very dry, all the hayfever/eczema/various food allergies between us, but to be fair I do seem to concentrate my efforts on them and make sure they're as comfortable as possible.

This week it's been my turn and having used Bergaderm in an effort to pre-empt my recent swelling, sore, what I thought was a prickly--heat-type reaction in the sun (without sunscreen), I did my research and ordered three bottles of the stuff for the Summer. Having liberally applied this stuff all over me (particularly on my face) on Weds 24th, I proceeded to redden, welt, pimple, ooze, and swell up like a football. I am practically unrecognizable!! I can't tell you how upset I am (this sounds sooo vain I know)....but I think not only do I react in the Sunlight but also with certain sunscreens.

Last year the problem sunscreen was Piz Buin Allergy. This time it's Bergaderm. I have a feeling it's because it's mineral based and I wanted to know whether anyone else has experienced the same kind of reaction.
Obviously people are in agreement that this sunscreen is great for sensitive skin (that's why I bought shares in it!!!) but it's been horrendous for me. I am still puffed up all over my face (my eyes are barely visible) my skin all over my face and arms and neck was red and oozing - it's now scaley and still painful and burning not to mention angry reddened and dry.

Am now embarking on the task of looking at options and disecting ingredients before I spend anymore money. Years ago, I used E45 sunblock, but do you know, I don't seem to be able to get it anywhere...and fear it has been discontinued.

Oh well, am off to see whether the sun was making an ingredient in my nivea creme react with my skin and whether that has been the starting point for my rashes this season. AggggggHHHHH!

On a happier note, I have seen a Chinese Herbal Dr, who seems confident of helping my system get to grips with my chronic allergic over-reaction (he is properly registered btw and comes highly reccommended) as the NHS Dr would only give me steroids and tell me the prognosis was to cover up, wear big hats and stay in the shade! (hmmmmm with three young children????)

What's as frustrating as anything is that I am half west genes should be intervening in a postive 'you'll be fine in the sun' way..........!

Back to the initial enquiry....anyone had issues with Bergaderm? I would love to hear the alternative that may have worked! xx

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