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Is aqueous cream ok for possible eczema?

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Levanna Sat 01-Jan-05 03:18:58

DD2 (4 months) has developed some slightly raised dry/pink patches on her scalp (she does have cradle cap, these patches are different though). She has also developed a bright red (at worst) patch on each cheek which looks similar to some of the few photos of eczema I can find. She does have a habit of 'scrabbling' her hands at her cheeks when frustrated (not often though, so doesn't seem likely that this is the whole problem). I can't get her a GP appt before Thursday when I'm seeing the HV. I have started to put scratch mittens on her whenever she isn't playing (not that they stay on for long!) and got some aqueous cream from the pharmacist today. Will this benefit it until she can be seen? I don't want to make it worse! Will an antiseptic cream help too? It does look quite irritated and almost 'weepy' at times . Will bathing it in a mild solution of lavender Eoil help or hinder? So sorry to ask so many questions, it's just an impossible time to get an appointment with the GP's.
Many TIA's.

kinderbobsleigh Sat 01-Jan-05 05:18:45

Bathe dd in plain water, remove aqueous cream with a clean spoon each time and put on the still wet skin. Do this several times a day and don't do anything else until you have seen the doctor.

AMerryScot Sat 01-Jan-05 05:43:02

It does sound a bit like seborrhoeic dermatitis/excema. When DD1 had this, the GP gave us aqueous cream and hydrocortisone cream. It cleared up very quickly.

misdee Sat 01-Jan-05 08:08:47

sounds very much like how dd1 eczema started. aquous cream is fine for it, but see gp if its weepy. and keep puting the mittens on her.

DoesntChristmasDragOn Sat 01-Jan-05 08:45:57

DS2 had similar patches behind his knees which didn't develop into eczema - I used to use left over kamillosan cream and it worked like magic.

pixiefish Sat 01-Jan-05 09:03:55

If the aqueous cream seems to be making it worse try diprobase- you can get it over the counter and is just an emollient- similar to the aqueous

jellyhead Sat 01-Jan-05 10:22:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Levanna Sat 01-Jan-05 11:52:01

Thank you for your replies. The aqueous cream does seem to be making it a more vivid red. I will see if I can find some diprobase. If it's still like this on Tuesday, (or worse) I'll go down to the health centre and collar a HV! Thanks again .

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