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EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Mar-19 10:01:44


Sensitive, dry or eczema-prone skin are common skin concerns among babies and children. Some go through short periods of suffering with eczema and others need to continuously manage this skin condition. Everyone's experience with eczema is different and can vary from dry and itchy patches of skin to very sore breakouts all over. It can be especially difficult if your child suffers with eczema to know how best to help them. Consultant Dermatologist Dr Catherine Borysiewicz is on hand to answer your questions on eczema.

Here’s some more information on Dr Catherine Borysiewicz: “Dr Catherine Borysiewicz studied medicine at Cambridge University and clinical medicine at University College London. She carried out medical and surgical training at a number of prestigious central London teaching hospitals. Today, Catherine is an experienced Consultant Dermatologist working within the NHS and consults privately in central London at Imperial and The Cadogan Clinic, where she manages inflammatory skin diseases including eczema, acne and psoriasis and sun damage and skin cancers.

Being the mother of a child who suffers from eczema, Dr Catherine understands the challenges of looking after a child’s skin and is looking forward to helping Mumsnetters by answering your questions on dry skin and eczema."

Here’s what La Roche-Posay has to say: “Here at La Roche-Posay we understand how eczema can truly impact a child and their family's quality of life. To help you manage this tricky skin condition, we are working with Consultant Dermatologist Dr Catherine Borysiewicz to answer all your burning questions around eczema in babies and children.”

Whatever your questions are around eczema, post your questions below and we will choose 10 for Dr Catherine to answer.

Everyone who posts a questions on the thread will be entered into a prize draw where 3 Mumsnetters will win a £100 voucher of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw.


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BristolMum96 Mon 04-Mar-19 13:25:28

How do your products work? I have tried everything under the sun for my daughters eczema and nothing works. Not even the prescribed stuff!

Ashhead24 Mon 04-Mar-19 16:01:14

My DC get a little bit of "eczema" when they eat tomatoes. What's the best treatment for this.

PerpetualSummer Mon 04-Mar-19 16:12:26

If your child has eczema as a baby, is it something that they can “grow out of” as they get older?

Bez33 Mon 04-Mar-19 16:27:19

My youngest suffered terribly with eczema from when they were about 4 months to 13 months old. I had various trips to the doctor during this time, trying a number of different steroids. We eventually settled on one that works, along with a ‘normal’ moisturiser that we use daily. Now they’re 18 months old, I feel the eczema is under control - but I think having a bath makes it flare up, is this common? It’s nowhere near as bad as it was, it just causes an itchy irritation from what I can see. I don’t use any bubble bath/perfumes products - but is there something I could use that would make a bath less triggering?

Didiusfalco Mon 04-Mar-19 16:33:05

My daughters eczema seems to get worse when she is ill. Why is this and what is the best strategy for managing it?

Elllicam Mon 04-Mar-19 17:15:00

Can eczema randomly appear out of the blue? All of a sudden my six year old has a dry, itchy, scaly patch on his hand. Could this be excema?

maclinks Mon 04-Mar-19 18:27:16

I worry that I may be over-washing my child who has seasonal eczema, (every spring and autumn ) how often should you bath a child who is prone to break outs. ?

GetSchwifty Mon 04-Mar-19 18:40:48

There is an awful lot of choice when it comes to products for eczema, where’s a good place to start or are they much of a muchness?

ponygirlcurtis Mon 04-Mar-19 18:46:37

I realised my son's eczema was being caused by laundry detergent when I had a lightbulb moment that his entire body was rough, except the area covered by his nappy. But if I apply cream over his whole body it takes ages to sink in so he can't get dressed/ready for bed. Any advice?

ButterflyBitch Mon 04-Mar-19 18:51:03

What makes your products so good for eczema? There are so many creams/moisturisers and things that are good for sensitive skin so what makes yours different? Thanks

DarkestBeforeDawn Mon 04-Mar-19 19:10:44

My 4yr old son is particularly prone to redness and bumps on his upper arms which can be really itchy. Is there anything we should avoid to prevent this? Are there any products which will help reduce the general dry skin and itchiness he experiences on a daily basis? Thank you.

DoraBastable Mon 04-Mar-19 20:25:11

Is eczema often linked to diet? Which foods are worth excluding to try to clear it up?

DitaFajitaJones Mon 04-Mar-19 21:03:48

What is the difference between Psoriasis and Eczema? My partner and our daughter both experience what we think is psoriasis on their scalps and I am unsure the best way to tackle this.

Lovetocycle Mon 04-Mar-19 21:09:20

I have read that diary products can be a cause of eczema. Is there any truth in this?

ItsHardToExplain Mon 04-Mar-19 21:16:41

Does your product dry quickly? My six year old has eczema and dry skin but the problem I have is he is still unable to sit still for long so if I put cream on after his bath he’s always wiggling around when I am trying to put it on and if he wriggles off he’s slippery to try and catch!

itsabongthing Mon 04-Mar-19 21:17:12

I don’t like the thought of the flammable nature of many of the paraffin based emollients on the market, what’s the best alternative?

Inmyownlittlecorner Mon 04-Mar-19 21:25:29

My daughter has localised patches (back of knees, inner arms) & as soon as treatment is stopped it’s back. I use your products on myself (for rosacea mainly), are the children’s products suitable for long term use & are they get easily absorbed?

GroggyLegs Mon 04-Mar-19 22:55:15

Any tips on how to stop children scratching?
We use onsies at nighttime but my DC is a devil for rolling up his trouser legs in the day.

Also central heating seems to aggravate things. Is there anything we can do?

del2929 Mon 04-Mar-19 22:55:31

why are flare ups worse in joint areas?

username121314 Tue 05-Mar-19 02:48:06

Does eczema get worst with stress/when baby is upset?

Owlettele Tue 05-Mar-19 04:17:03

My son has allergies which cause his skin to be sore and dry. Mainly on his cheeks. When his exposure is down it does clear up really well. He attends nursery so occasionally comes in to contact with allergens through sharing toys (not much we can really do about that) - currently the cream that gets best results is Dan of sudocrem and vaseline on top of this.

Would you say your products could help?

What's different about your sun cream? Keen to not make him worse with sun cream if we can help it.

Do you need to switch up creams regularly to have a decent impact? Oilatum used to work and no longer does ?

Thanks for any tips

JaneyJimplin Tue 05-Mar-19 05:31:30

My son's eczema gets much worse when he's very tired or stressed - SATs time at school is a prime example. Why is? I can't understand why it would effect his skin!? And how can I minimize the impact of stress on eczema?

QuickRedFox Tue 05-Mar-19 12:26:07

What’s the best cream for a baby with eczema who is sensitive to everything?

EsmeeMerlin Tue 05-Mar-19 12:29:17

How often should you bath a child with eczema?

What makes the skincare range different from the many other skincare options for children?

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