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Need advice on skin ; scaly, flaky , red & very very dry .
My poor little dd of 13 weeks has this in patches on her face; thought it might be ezcma, but nurse said not to worry. Aqeous cream and petroleum 50/50 dont seem to be doing anything. Does anyone have any safe remedies??? I was told not to use E45 cream as contains lanolin.
Have you tried Vaseline? Both of mine used to get dry sore patches on their faces when they were babies, and Vaseline did seem to help. I must admit I have never really thought about whether it was "safe" or not, but it certainly didn't seem to make it any worse or do them any harm.
The shampoo probably is making it worse, my dd started ro get really dry skin?exczema, went all the way round the houses with different creams/emollients etc, then just stopped using everything and just used plain water and a little bit of aqueous cream occasionally.Now 4yrs still has small patches occ and very rarely have to use a little bit of steroid. Do you really need to use the shampoo? There is a thread somewhere with info from Mears re baby products in patic Johnsons which is very good.
When my ds was a baby he had bad eczema which improved greatly with moisturising ointment prescribed by the doctor and a wonderful shampoo recommended by the HV. It's called Alphosyl, available over the counter. It's made of herbs and did wonders for my little boy. We used it on his body, too, instead of soap.
melsy my dd has ecezma and the doc prescribed oily cream rather than aqueous, similar but waxier and seems to work better. Might be worth asking about.
When I was dd's hair I put the shampoo on in the bath and then when I take her out at the end I sort of hang her over the bath and shower it off with the hairwashing shower attachment thingy, then it doesn't get on her body. That seems to help her skin a lot.
Very interesting reading. We have SEVERE eczema in the family so when i saw the patches on her face I was worried, now it seems the "sensitive" shampoo is making it worse. I have bought dentinox to try , as I feel she needs something on the hair as ut gets really greasy.
We used to only wash her hair over the sink and sit her in water and emolient, but the forehead & face area is the problem and not her body.