Mumsnetters aren't necessarily qualified to help if your child is unwell. If you have any serious medical concerns, we would urge you to consult your GP.

sun cream for eczema

(18 Posts)
thingamijig Mon 16-May-16 18:13:51

My dd (19 months) has eczema. Mainly small patches with one major flair up when she was around 1. It has flared up again and I think it is because of the sun cream. Does anyone have any recommendations for what to use.
She also has small patches on her cheeks what cream can I use on her face?
Thanks in advance

thingamijig Mon 16-May-16 19:32:20

Hopeful bump

TheSkyesTheLimit Mon 16-May-16 19:35:56

Sorry I can't help but I would love to hear anyone's suggestions! My DS is 19 months and we have the same problem. Here's hoping someone in the know will be along soon!

BusStopBetty Mon 16-May-16 19:38:44

Ultrasun is good for allergy prone skin. You might be able to get. A sample from their website.

They often do good deals on the qvc website.

SnowBallsAreHere Mon 16-May-16 19:38:55

DD finds ultrasun least disagreeable, but not the clear or sports variety.

BusStopBetty Mon 16-May-16 19:40:04

Oh, it's a once a day brand as well.

OneLongDay Mon 16-May-16 19:44:06

I had be same problems with my DD when she was a baby and she's 3 now and still have them the only sun cream that doesn't bring hers out even more is sun sense it's brilliant , it was available on prescription but my doctor told me this year the NHS have blacklisted all sun creams to save money so I had to pay £17 from the chemist but you can get it on amazon for around £12 which was completely worth it for my DD

thingamijig Mon 16-May-16 19:50:47

Thank you. I am taking her to the doc tomorrow so will see what he says too. Will have a look at the 2 mentioned. Thank you smile

OneLongDay Mon 16-May-16 20:17:12

I hope you get something sorted it's horrible when their skin flares up, if your doctor can't prescribe one then he should be able to recommend

OreoHeaven Mon 16-May-16 20:25:24

Scratchsleeves shared this info on sun creams best suited for eczema sufferers.

thingamijig Mon 16-May-16 20:34:00

Onelongday it's horrible!! She's so itchy she has made herself bleed!! I'm worried she is going to get an infection as she was out playing in the garden and came in covered in soil!!

Thanks for the link will have a look

RumAppleGinger Mon 16-May-16 20:40:01

The only suncream I've found that doesn't make DS2'S eczema flare up is Ladival. You can get it in Boots.

CottonSock Mon 16-May-16 20:41:08

We use ultra sun extreme.

BluebellTheDonkey Mon 16-May-16 20:47:27

Unfortunately it is a case of trial and error. The one we used last year has been discontinued so back to the drawing board. I was advised to put a little bit on the inside of the arm crease to see if any reaction over 24hrs. Just trying out Wilkinson's sensitive kids suncream to see if DS reacts. Sometimes own brands can be better in my experience.
Hot weather always irritates his eczema so its a tricky time of year!

OneLongDay Mon 16-May-16 22:06:17

thing that was similar to my DD it started when she was around 9-10m it made me skin that angry/sore/sensitive the slightest scratch would just cut the kids it was awful and hard to get on top off

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Mon 16-May-16 22:08:11

UltraSun. Sunsense.

AppleSetsSail Mon 16-May-16 22:09:50

Sunsense or Johnson and Johnson. The former is v expensive but I found a giant bottle of it on Ebay that lasts for a year of UK and international sun.

rempy Mon 16-May-16 22:11:49

Constantly changing brand helps, so don't stock up, or make sure you get different types if there's a 3 for 2.

And wearing clothes, not cream - sun hat - big and floppy, and she may not need cream, sun suits with UV rating, and tops/dresses with shoulders.

Make sure you get the skin clean at the end of the day - with a soapless wash, and then lashings of moisturiser.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now