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Eczema and dry sore patches on my 4 year olds face

(12 Posts)
Indecisivejo Sun 17-Jan-16 12:41:29

Can anyone recommend a cream for this please? Aveeno makes it worse!

magicpuppy Sun 17-Jan-16 12:43:57

We use La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume for dd but it really is trial and error with eczema.

Indecisivejo Sun 17-Jan-16 12:50:38

I was actually thinking about trying that thanks, have used the Avene cicaplast which didn't seem to make any diff so might try the lrp one.

PurpleThermalsNowItsWinter Sun 17-Jan-16 12:54:21

Vaseline or sudocrem can help too. I apply as a thin mask before bed

Indecisivejo Sun 17-Jan-16 12:56:00

Also Wat about body wash and body cream?

Cheesymonster Sun 17-Jan-16 13:27:14

I use Aveeno body lotion on my 3yo, my GP recommended it.

LoadsaBlusher Sun 17-Jan-16 13:29:25

Aveeno bath oil in the bath
Aveeno lotion after bath

Plain oats tied in a little bag in the bath too

Floowho Sun 17-Jan-16 13:32:00

Go to your GP about eczema on a face. You can get a referral to a dermatologist. We did this with our ds when he was a baby, as we worried about scarring and the effects of steroids. His skin is now perfect, apart from the odd teenage spot. Also emollients on prescription are free.

Indecisivejo Sun 17-Jan-16 14:32:37

I did say in my original post aveeno makes it worse for him but thanks.
Been to gp it's not bad enough for a referral and he said aveeno but as above it makes it worse on him

PollyPerky Sun 17-Jan-16 14:47:02

I don't think it's right for a GP to say it's not severe enough.

Your child may become worse.

If you can afford a private appt then insist on a referral. But in any case, your GP could offer hydrocortisone 0.5% to be used sparingly and they also ought to offer emollients like Diprobase.

Floowho Sun 17-Jan-16 15:33:32

We just pushed for a referral a lot. Diprobase is great. Hopefully he will grow out of it.

Dollyemi Sun 17-Jan-16 15:55:46

Maybe try for your referral via a health visitor. once we saw the specialist she admitted that GP's could be reluctant to refer or issue prescription creams. Worth a try.

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