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Oilatum bath forumula

(10 Posts)
Merrycuckingfistmas Fri 23-Nov-12 22:30:52

I use cetraben oil and cream from docs for my dd.

QuietNinjaTardis Wed 21-Nov-12 15:25:29

Aveeno bath oil. Better than oilatum in my humble opinion.

FireOverBabylon Wed 21-Nov-12 15:21:47

My son used to use Oilatum bath until, as you found, they discontinued it. He's 3.4.

when we phoned the GP to ask for an alternative, she reeled off a couple of names and asked if we had a preference as they all do pretty much the same thing, so we've now got Doublebase instead. The NHS leaflet is here.

MsNobodyAgain Wed 21-Nov-12 15:13:01


MsNobodyAgain Wed 21-Nov-12 15:06:19

Theas I don't appreciate your tone. It's an open forum. I posted in childrens health. I wondered if anyone had encountered the same problem and although I had Googled alternatives, I didn't know which one to chose.

Nannyj and HanSolo, thank you for your more helpful answers.

InNeedOfBrandy Wed 21-Nov-12 15:04:00

Shit I need to go get some but have been busy past couple of weeks. It worked wonders on dd. sad

HanSolo Wed 21-Nov-12 15:02:43

ask for hydromol instead- it's been way better for my son's eczema than oilatum or balneum.

nannyj Wed 21-Nov-12 14:58:43

I was at the docs last week and they had a notice on the wall that they wouldn't be supplying it on perscription anymore. Can't remember the name of the one that took its place tho. They said it was because of cost cutting. I have Camden council so not sure if it's a nationwide thing. I use it for my daughter and it's expensive isn't it.

Theas18 Wed 21-Nov-12 14:57:09

Um why ask on a forum? The info is correct, oilatum isn't available at the moment, though it might be in future. If you want it on prescription you'll have to ask your GP.

If you want to buy it though you can. It's not like buying viagra etc- you'll get the " proper stuff" .

Don't ask me why its available for sale and yet not in the prescription system, it's a mystery that happens!

MsNobodyAgain Wed 21-Nov-12 14:54:50

DS2 has eczema and is prescribed Oilatum bath formula and cream. Trying to get his latest pspn filled I was told at several chemists that Oilatum is no longer being supplied and I'd have to go back to my doctors and ask for an alternative - the pharmacy would not recommend one.

Anyone else had this or can anyone suggest alternatives? I'm trying to resist the temptation to pay for it off Amazon.

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