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Moisturiser for eczema prone skin

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ifonly4 Mon 20-May-19 14:53:26

DD suffers from eczema, his skin becomes particular dry and irritated on his legs and stomach (worse autumn to spring), and has a steroid cream from the doctor. He used up a large bottle of doublebase after my DD grew out of eczema and that seemed to suit him. He's just finished a bottle of E45 which hasn't been so effective. Can anyone recommend an over the counter moisturiser that might help please.

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Isthebigwomanhere Mon 20-May-19 15:04:30

I use aveno the green one wit oats
I also use the aveno oat bath stuff
It stops the itching

dameofdilemma Mon 20-May-19 15:34:59

Aveeno or cetraban.

If his skin is becoming dry and flaky quite soon after applying those the try 50/50 ointment (available over the counter) especially after baths or showers.
Keep bathing short, make sure water isn't too warm too.

Wolfiefan Mon 20-May-19 15:39:34

Can’t you buy Doublebase? I’ve bought Dermol and diprobase OTC.

JellySlice Mon 20-May-19 16:14:57

I find Balneum very soothing. When my skin is cracked it doesn't sting, and gives me instant relief.

Tidypidy Mon 20-May-19 16:16:13

Child's farm moisturiser is great for us.

chocsaregone Mon 20-May-19 21:51:14

I like hydromol best. Think you can buy a big pump bottle

Hospamuma Mon 20-May-19 23:09:15

Aveeno works brilliantly for my daughter. Her skin reacted to quite a few of the other creams.

MaggieFS Mon 20-May-19 23:17:48

Aveeno. I thought Doublebase was the best thing ever until I found Aveeno - it's not greasy like everything else I'd tried previously. You can get in is shops yourself or on prescription.

chocolatebrazilnut Mon 20-May-19 23:28:04

Cetraben. You can buy the cream or ointment over the counter (Boots sell both).

PragmaticWench Tue 21-May-19 01:37:36

Please don't use E45, it really makes eczema feel like it's burning. Dermol is very good, or Cetraben.

justinhawkinsnavalfluff Tue 21-May-19 01:46:37

Another vote for aveeno.

lhw92 Tue 21-May-19 01:48:16

Cerave cream
Fragrance free and it contains ceramides

wildhoneybee Tue 21-May-19 10:43:06

hydromol intensive it's not cheap so maybe for the worst bits. you have to apply it every 15 minutes to get it under control. the doctor advised me this and it works. i set an egg timer while doing something else for a few hours and go at it!

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