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Q&A with La Roche Posay - Ask your questions about eczema in babies and children to our expert Dr Catherine - 3x £100 vouchers to be won

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AbbiCMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 06-Sep-19 09:36:50

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We're going to have Dr Catherine Borysiewicz, Consultant Dermatologist online on Friday 20th September from 1-2pm to answer your questions on eczema in babies and children. Everyone's experience with eczema is different, and it can be especially difficult if your child suffers with eczema to know how best to help them.
This Q&A will work a little like our Live Webchats if any of you have taken part in one before - just ask a question below for our La Roche Posay expert Dr Catherine Borysiewicz to answer.

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.”

Here’s what La Roche-Posay has to say: ‘We’re delighted to give MNers the opportunity to ask all their burning questions about eczema to Consultant Dermatologist Dr Catherine during National Eczema Week. As the mother of a little boy who suffers from eczema, Dr Catherine will be able to provide you with expert advice as well as practical tips on how to keep your little one’s skin under control, for the whole family to enjoy a happier life.’

Post your question for Dr Catherine and she will be online to answer them on Friday 20th September.
Everyone who posts a question will be entered into a prize draw where 3 MNers will win a £100 voucher each of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw.


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BristolMum96 Fri 06-Sep-19 10:48:26

What do I do when no creams etc work? My daughter has had every cream going from the drs, the pharmacy, online, shops, etc. We were chosen for La Roche product test but it didn't help her at all. Nothing works. I have tried everything I can think of and online!

JayaNubian Fri 06-Sep-19 12:43:27

Is it ok to use the same cream on two different children which eczema? One with mild eczema flaring up every now and then and the other with more severe eczema which is present more often and more severely? Thank you

FlowerTink Fri 06-Sep-19 13:06:09

Can you advise on what is best for bathing a child with eczema please?

sharond101 Fri 06-Sep-19 13:06:32

Has there been any link to diet found and if so what should we avoid?

Caillou Fri 06-Sep-19 13:10:53

we live in a hard water area, could it be linked to dd's eczema?

ButterflyBitch Fri 06-Sep-19 13:59:07

My kids eczema has been pretty well controlled since we got a handle on it but what’s the best course of action if they have a flare up? My daughter recently had a flare up and even though I was moisturising her it took busting out the hydrocortisone to get it under control.

Thiswayorthatway Fri 06-Sep-19 14:06:06

DC aged 4 still has eczema on head, what is the best product which leaves least residue?

Penhaligon Fri 06-Sep-19 17:09:49

My baby's eczema started after we started swimming. Is that a coincidence or could it be linked?

biffyboom Fri 06-Sep-19 18:49:07

My daughter, 2yrs, has eczema all over her torso, arms and legs. She wears nappies, but never suffers eczema in that area. We've tried various different washing powder brands, bio and non-bio, with and without softener, but nothing seems to make a difference. Is there something we are missing? (my elder child suffered at her age, but grew out of it around 3yrs)

Gollymissmollypleasesleep Fri 06-Sep-19 19:56:43

What’s the best course of action for dealing with eczema/ dry skin on the scalp? DD has terrible eczema on her scalp a few months ago (now more controlled due to discovery of an egg allergy!) But she is still frequently itchy, and it’s more difficult to deal with as she’s grown quite a lot of hair now!

boptanana Fri 06-Sep-19 21:30:55

Is it better to bathe in water or add emollient?

Dangermouse80 Fri 06-Sep-19 23:49:27

Is it best to always shower / bathe after using suncream? I always find sunlight helps clear up the eczema but all kinds of suncreams tend to have a drying after effect.

Shaz00 Sat 07-Sep-19 05:33:56

Can eating nuts trigger a flare up in breastfed baby? What moisture would you recommend for an infant that has eczema on his scalp and its extremely ITCHY?what are the long term side effects of using steriod on a child?

ohdannyboy Sat 07-Sep-19 12:00:34

What food types should I avoid - and encourage to help my DS who has eczema on the backs of their legs and arms.

jacqui5366 Sat 07-Sep-19 12:32:31

Both myself and my OH had eczema in our childhood, by DS1 and 2 have not developed this yet - what are the chances the will in the future (they are 8 and 11) - I had eczema which mainly flared up when I was stressed and run down, and is now very slight.

Evilmorty Sat 07-Sep-19 13:00:46

Please could you recommend a cream for targeting inflamed eczema on hands and body which works in winter, as well as something lighter and everyday for all over after the bath for the children.

ConorMcGregorsChin Sat 07-Sep-19 13:04:55

DD has mild excema and dry skin. We swim 3 times a week. I was her hair weekly. She's 7. I don't feel the need for her to have a bath every day at this age as it seems unnecessary and dries her skin out more.
However, as she gets older and she needs to bathe and wash her hair more often, how do I keep her skin from drying out?

lovemyflipflops Sat 07-Sep-19 14:52:22

Is eczema an allergic reaction or allergy, and what are the differences ?

blackleggingsandatshirt Sat 07-Sep-19 14:55:14

My son has atopic eczema and is 4, at what age would they begin to 'grow out of it', and the symptoms lessen - or is this just a myth ?

pushchairprincess Sat 07-Sep-19 14:59:14

I don’t want to use topical steroids on my child age 8 as I am worried about long term skin damage? What are your views on steroid creams ?

lillypopdaisyduke Sat 07-Sep-19 15:09:32

Have tests been carried out on children who have/have not been breast fed - and are there proven results for lower rates of eczema for breast fed babies. DS1 and 2 have mild eczema, and I breastfed for 6 weeks, number 3 is due in 3 months and I would love to know what the 'proven' results are.

kateandme Sun 08-Sep-19 00:05:20

are there any creams/wipes you should avoid when they have it.
what is the best thing to put on it when it flares up to the sore red stage.
what is the best way to help a baby/then toddler stop they dont understand it amkes it worse and simply need to scratch!
does it usually clear up on its own.or is their a point you should be concerned/worried.

Lighteninginabottle27 Sun 08-Sep-19 07:33:59

My son has persistent eczema behind his ears. Steroid cream helps when it it gets bad and it cracks but what could I do in the mean time to reduce the occasions when it gets like this. We have been prescribed Aveeno and a couple of other big tubs of cream to no effect. We use a mild shampoo. Hard water area and we have a filtered shower to reduce that.

homertonb Sun 08-Sep-19 11:00:38

What is more effective - short term use of a more potent steroid vs longer usage of a milder steroid?

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