My dd had slight ecezma (SP?!) but even though slight it was a major problem if we didn't use diprobase and special bubble bath for her. Now however she has grown out of it as HV thought she might. Trouble is I don't like any of the creams I have used for her - they don't irritate her but just don't seem to stop her skin from feeling a bit dry. Anyone out there able to suggest anything they use? (Just bought so many creams and then not been happy with them.) Don't want to stick to ecezma creams when dd doesn't seem to need them anymore.
thanks for your replies I love the idea of being able to use nice looking kiddies creams but think I better stick to E45 for now. Not sure about Johnson and Johnson as was told ages ago that they can irritate it but if doctor's subscribe it then will think again. thanks.
we used Oilatum on DD's mild excema. There are loads of different versions you can buy and it really did work. She had it mainly on her face but has outgrown it now. I think you may be able to get a free sample from their webbsite?
Be aware that oilatum cream has arachis oil in its ingredients so if you/r child has a peanut allergy its not safe to use.My ds was prescribed it by the doc and i realised before i put in on him that it contained the arachis oil,just as well as ds has a peanut allergy and has to carry an epipen everywhere [angry[ at docs.
Doublebase or cetraban for ds. Fingers crossed dd seems to have got away without it. I have ecezma and ds has inherited (sp) that from me (lucky him). I can't even use E45 on my skin as it burns. And huggies bum wips are awful. Used them and within an hour of using them my hands were itching like hell. That night I scratched them that much in my sleep my hands were just 2 big scabs the following morning and I couldn't even bend my fingers. I'd really reccomend doublebase though, it's a cross between a gel and a cream and not greasy.
can i highly highly recommend aveeno? I have two exceptionally excema children and it is wonderful. It is oat based, and very gentle and healing. makes my hands feel great too. e45 is too harsh for them. aveeno was only recently bought by j&j so it isn't tarred with their brush IYKWIM (I don't use ANY other j&j products). You can get it in boots, try a tube I think you'll really like it.