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evening primrose oil and eczema??? also oat baths!

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mamatilly Mon 20-Jul-09 14:11:01

just wondering if anyone knows the benefits of eve primrose oil for eczema sufferers? and is it to be taken in food or applied directly onto skin?

also, i tried putting "porridge oats in a sock" in baby's bath last night - water seemed really soft and certainly baby's face was calmer today after a flareup yesterday.... i just can't BARE the thought of elidel after reading of possible cancer link...

porridge baths anyone???


midnightexpress Mon 20-Jul-09 14:12:52

Can't you buy bath stuff made with oats - I thnk it's called Aveeno. Hang on... here - supposed ot be good for skin problems I think.

vonsudenfed Mon 20-Jul-09 14:17:18

second aveeno - oat based, but you don't end up with the soggy smelly sock afterwards... We get the cream and the bath oil on prescription for DD - this took some persistence but was worth it!

mamatilly Mon 20-Jul-09 14:21:58

mmm i am wondering what to do with said sock, it is sitting on sink at the mo and DH keeps looking at me with raised eyebrows...

sugarpop Mon 20-Jul-09 14:31:31

Aveeno all the way from the Gp as is really rather pricey! Bath oil and cream as already posted tis a miracle!

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