Am reluctant to continue using diprobase as prescribed by the doctor, partly because it seems to be not making much difference and also because of the reports if aqueous creams containing SLS which may not be helpful especially in children. DD has dry skin and mild eczema and someone mentioned they heard udderly smooth was good. Any experiences?
This is very good for dry skin on children and I use it to contain mild ezcema flare ups on my two, it does have a greasy texture, but is super soothing, I use it myself, on cracked skin on my hands etc.
This is also lovely, my friend uses it on her ezcema flare ups which are quite severe with a lot of success, and there is a lot of anecdotal evidence on here that it is useful, it is not paraben free however.
But in honesty when they have bad flare ups it is always Diprobase that I use and sometimes have to resort to hydocortisone.
If you feel the Diprobase isn't working it may mean a trip back to the gp to try something different, there are many creams available and different creams suit different children.
Earth friendly baby lotion and cream worked for my DS and so did Dream Cream though it does smell strongly, has parabens (defended on their site by Lush) and it is expensive. Also, pure oils, Almond and rose hip for really sore spots. Anything with petroleum, sesame and sometimes random unidentifiable products can make my DS react so it is really individual and can depend on what else is going on in their body / their environment at the time.
What works for us is Aveeno oil in the bath (it more makes the bath milky than an oil). This really helps my DD's skin stay moisturised, and for us has worked. There is also the range of Aveeno creams, but my DD has never been a huge fan of creams ... For protection from the sun we find SunSense the best. Both are usually available on pres riptide from your Doctor. I often found getting the right sunscreen the hardest. Some would cause flare ups or sting.
I've just tried dream cream on my seven month old - was very hopeful but it was a disaster and made him worse! Unfortunately I think his skin is just super sensitive. I've just ordered some bria organics balm - developed by a mother for her son who had bad eczema. There are some amazing reviews on the website so am hopeful.
Aveeno cream. They do one specifically for eczema but the one we use on our ds is the skin relief. I think it's cheaper (and often on offer in boots). It's lovely. I've recommended it to lots of friends who suffer and pretty much all love it too. It cleared ds's eczema up very quickly after trying lots of things from the docs.