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Eczema, what do you use?

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AutumnHues Sat 24-Sep-11 18:58:20

DD has it on her face again, she is 2 years old. I am trying Dermol on her as the GP has recommended it in the past.
Just wondered what other parents use?
Does anyone know what causes it?
I know it's to do with dry skin so am wondering if the wind has set it off.

recall Tue 30-Oct-12 14:49:46

I actually set the alarm on my phone to go off every hour, and even creep in and apply it when he is asleep, and his nursery staff continue the regime when he is there, it does respond very quickly to the intense treatment.

Manukamama Tue 30-Oct-12 14:47:49

Hey ive got some samples of the infant starflower cream, i could send some to you if you'd like. Im new to mumsnet, is there a way of doing personal messages?

recall Tue 30-Oct-12 14:47:00

My son's eczema suddenly flared up recently and he had an infected weeping area about 3 inches x 3 inches. My friend is a paediatric nurse and recommended Fucidine 3 times a day, aveeno cream hourly, and two baths in aveeno oil a day, washing with dermal 500 emollient. It was pretty intensive, but it cleared it up very quickly, the area had almost completely disappeared by day 3. Now we maintain his skin with daily baths in aveeno oil, and aveeno cream following baths. I inspect his skin all over every day, and if a red patch appears, I apply a very small amount of hydrocortisone 1% .

Manukamama Tue 30-Oct-12 14:33:52

If it is the wind causing it, maybe try applying a salve before going outside.

Manukamama Tue 30-Oct-12 14:22:22

Both my DCs (3 and 1) have eczema flare ups from time to time, i think its a seasonal thing. Ive been using Napier's infant starflower cream, its lovely and gentle with all natural ingredients. It soothes the itches and calms the angry red patches. When it gets real bad I rub the cream in to moisturise, then smear a thin layer of Napier's calendula and marshmallow salve over it. This locks the moisture in... the calendula helps to heal and soothe irritated skin, and marshmallow calms and moisturises aswell. Ive also been using this as a preventative for nappy rash. My poor wee DD gets all the skin problems! So happy ive found nice and natural products, without yucky preservatives like parabens or SLS or petroleum derived ingredients smile

Im on a mission to purge my home of unnessesary chemicals, so i changed my washing powder too, im now using Faith in Nature's super concentrated laundry liquid. I love it, it doesnt have that awful lingering fake fresh stink that goes right up your nose. Ive been getting it online from ethical supermarket, they've got a good sale on at the mo.

I hope your little one isnt too upset by it. Hope you find something which works for you :-)

Haribolicious Tue 30-Oct-12 01:27:02

Just found this and excited to read about moo goo. I have contacted them....thank you ladies!

Ilovecake1 Mon 08-Oct-12 20:54:40

A good supplement of omega 3, organic porridge in tights and soak and wash with it in the bath, cotton comfort PJs- unable to scratch during the night, perfect to break the cycle and organic aloe Vera gel to moisture the skin, use 3-4 times daily. My daughter had horrendous eczema, used to reduce me to tears on a daily basis! sad she is now nearly eczema free, bearly visible and doesn't feel the need to scratch.

Reallynotsureaboutthis Sat 06-Oct-12 22:23:50

We got moogoo samples today and I'm really impressed. DD has had a spell of really dry itchy patches on her face, rubbing her eyes a lot, and cracked lips. She's put the irritating skin balm on her face, followed by the soothing cream about 3 times throughout today and her face already looks much better. Epaderm has not been working at all while it's been this bad, but not bad enough to warrant the steroid cream, so I'm really pleased after only 1 day. Will keep using and see how the face and body wash work. The stuff is v expensive but if this works then I don't care how much - ill be ordering buckets of the stuff. grin

alcazar Fri 05-Oct-12 22:17:12

Aldi non bio washing powder only, eczemol emoliant and doublebase gel, twice a day. Any deviation from this and she has eczema so bad it gets infected. If we stick to the routine she is eczema free. The key is to keep the skin fully moisturized as a prevention, if she gets a little patch I find it spreads really quickly. Eczemol is prescribed from the docs and it is honestly a miracle cream, we tried loads but they all made it worse!

helebear Fri 05-Oct-12 22:09:48

Aveeno moisturising lotion keeps dds mild eczema in check when used daily. Also really helped my dry & cracked hands last winter. Good stuff.

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Fri 05-Oct-12 21:57:17

I had it terribly when younger and again through puberty.

Amongst other things, I was prescribed evening primrose oil capsules. 6 a day. Took a few months to start working but really helped.

I'm sure there would be an equivalent now so not as many capsules needed taking.

Jellybellyrbest Fri 05-Oct-12 21:54:29

Aveeno...tried Cetraben Dermol Epaderm...Aveeno sorts out both my girls. Bath oil, bodywash & lotion. Also avoiding any washing power & conditioner apart from Fairy Non Bio. Can't use perfumed stuff in in the bath.... 8 Hr Cream brill for their wee faces..

nevertoooldforindie Fri 05-Oct-12 21:44:55

my moo goo samples arrived in the post next day delivery ( 3 creams) haven't tried them yet but will report back. They do a nut free version as well now Pyjamadonkey.

nevertoooldforindie Fri 05-Oct-12 21:42:35

my moo goo samples arrived in the post next day delivery ( 3 creams) haven't tried them yet but will report back. They do a nut free version as well now Pyjamadonkey.

nm123 Wed 03-Oct-12 19:15:16

I had DD allergy tested this morning as she suffers from eczema in her face... She should avoid cows milk and yeast apparently which is what they all say she hasn't had any dairy since Sunday and I do think it's made a difference...

AylaFriendly Tue 02-Oct-12 21:01:03

This is about how we deal with eczema with our 4 year old...

shartsi Mon 01-Oct-12 21:18:45


Pyjamadonkey Mon 01-Oct-12 21:13:30

Dermal 600 in the bath (it's anti microbial so apparently good to prevent infections as well as moisturising) and hydromol ointment as an emollient. We have to use steroids 1%hydrocortisone and eumovate for flare ups.

Tried moo goo, but it has sweet almond oil and then realised my Ds had nut allergy, so it's been binned.

dikkertjedap Mon 01-Oct-12 21:06:45

You can order Dermol through ChemistDirect

dikkertjedap Mon 01-Oct-12 21:05:59

We use Dermol and if the eczema is closed (ie not open from scratching) and not inflamed but basically very dry skin then Elizabeth Arden
8 hour skin protectant (apricot coloured cream, it is very thick and sticky but if you give it a bit of time to soak in then it really starts making a big difference after a week or so with regular applications).

Reallynotsureaboutthis Mon 01-Oct-12 19:05:00

Thought I would add this - I emailed the site and they are going to send me some samples. I'm pretty impressed they would do that.

nevertoooldforindie Mon 01-Oct-12 15:46:08

Hi Ive found the uk one its

Reallynotsureaboutthis Sun 30-Sep-12 11:18:00

There is a uk site as well. Is it possible to get small samples to try out? Don't want to spend a huge amount if it's not what we need.

suburbophobe Sun 30-Sep-12 10:35:28

never - I just googled the website

twoandfive - thanks for the tip! I'd never heard of it. lots of good links on there too.

nevertoooldforindie Sun 30-Sep-12 08:15:08

twoandfive how do you order from the UK? would like to try some

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