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Eczema - Elena's Nature Collection Day Cream?

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mtbeatle Fri 04-Dec-15 13:07:52

Our 3 month old recently developed Eczema. Its mostly on his face but it seems to be spreading elsewhere. The Dr has prescribed creams but we don't really want to use these too much and they don't seem to help that much anyway

Does anyone have experience of Elena's Nature Collection Day Cream?

PipersOrange Fri 04-Dec-15 13:12:40

Why don't you want to use doctor prescribed cream?

Crazycatlady27 Fri 04-Dec-15 13:15:19

I haven't Tried that cream, but Lush sell a cream called Dream cream which is great for eczema. If you pop into your local store and explain, they may be able to give you a sample to try.

mtbeatle Fri 04-Dec-15 13:17:35

We did and it doesn't seem to work....................
Don't want to use it too much anyway as it has hydrocortisone in it.
Anyone got experience of the above cream?

VegetablEsoup Fri 04-Dec-15 13:19:15

whatever cream works for you.

however, steroid creams are not the work of the devil.

if the skin is really angry there is a risk of nasty infection, so steroids are then needed to help heal the skin.

SweetAdeline Fri 04-Dec-15 13:19:18

What creams has the dr prescribed?

I have chronic adult eczema and have found that most "sensitive" shop bought creams only make things worse.

SweetAdeline Fri 04-Dec-15 13:24:48

Did the dr prescribe an emollient to use alongside the hydrocortisone? If not, I can recommend a few to try. It seems to vary by person so you might have to try a few.

I agree with the above poster about steroid creams too. My dermatologist says that more recent evidence suggests that the damage from steroids is massively over-exaggerated and that negative effects are temporary. This tallies with my own experience - I have used steroid creams my entire life with no skin thinning. (My eczema will never be "cured" because it's caused by dust mite allergy and unless I live in a bubble I will never be able to totally eradicate. 99% of the time you would never know I have it though because I keep it well controlled by medication).

jipjap Fri 04-Dec-15 13:43:03

Do not use hydrocortisone on the face. First try using sudocrem.

VegetablEsoup Fri 04-Dec-15 13:48:27

if the eczema is on the face and requires steroid treament then it should absolutely bu used on the face.
just make sure that you don't get it in the eyes.

wrt creams: it's trial and error what works for you.
for us it is a combination of a light cream (aveeno lotion in our case) all through the day and a heavy barrier type cream mornings and evenings (weleda skin food). but everyone is different and other creams might work better for you.

PipersOrange Fri 04-Dec-15 14:27:01

I use hydrocortisone on my face. It's the only thing that keeps my very bad eczema under control. I wouldn't use anything the doctor has said not to use

Has the doctor prescribed creams or steroids? I found the pre mentioned dream cream awful - it made everything a lot worse. I tried to not use steroid cream for ages, sticking instead to creams, however it really has been the only thing that works. Eczema is horrendous to live with as an adult, I feel for you, it must be awful on your child

PipersOrange Fri 04-Dec-15 14:29:37

I have it so badly round my eyes that I can't blink without skin cracking so I have to apply liberally to my eyelids. I was terrified of using them as had heard scary things about steroids but I wish I had started sooner.

I still have reservations using them and end up letting my skin to such a state, using steroid cream and it heals overnight and wondering what on earth I was worried about

mtbeatle Fri 04-Dec-15 20:55:20

Thanks to crazycatlady27 for sticking to the theme of this thread

Anyone used the above cream?


Wolfiefan Fri 04-Dec-15 21:00:10

If your GP has prescribed steroids then use them until the eczema has cleared. Then find an emollient that suits. (This is trial and error.) use this often and liberally. This can prevent the need for future steroid use.
If steroids are indicated and you don't use them you can end up with infected eczema.

SweetAdeline Fri 04-Dec-15 21:04:20

Glad I wasted my time trying to help, Craig. hmm

mtbeatle Fri 04-Dec-15 21:24:36

Sorry for my bluntness but I've done so much reading about this issue I just wanted to ask a specific question.

It just grinds a bit when you read forums and the topic changes so drastically from the initial point......

VegetablEsoup Fri 04-Dec-15 21:41:22

well, almost all of us have said which cream works best for you is trial and error and that a steroid creme is needed in some cases.

PipersOrange Sat 05-Dec-15 21:59:53

I was trying to say that from experience (a long and painful one) that over the counter creams that are not prescribed don't work anywhere near as well as steroids.

I have no suggestions for alternative creams as none of the dozens I have used haven't worked.

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