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Suncream for eczema pone skin

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UnderPompeii · 02/06/2019 08:09

Every Summer I face a dilemma about my DS and whether to put suncream on him. I have yet to find a suncream that doesn't bring his skin up in angry red bumps. Any suggestions gratefully received, thanks.

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UnderPompeii · 02/06/2019 08:10

Should have said, he's 10.

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RandomWok · 02/06/2019 08:13

Following with interest as my dd is the same. We just tried child's farm sun cream and she reacted to that. Hoping for some recommendations too. Poor little mites. Sending best wishes to your son.

FuckYouChrisAndThatHorse · 02/06/2019 08:16

Ultrasun all day sun protection is the best one I’ve found. There is an aveeno suntan lotion that is okay too.

But even with them, they will cause issues now and again. I tend to use them on face and ears and use long sleeved cotton clothes to cover up instead (we are lucky that school is very understanding)

UnderPompeii · 02/06/2019 08:16

Thanks, its really hard isn't it. Hope you find something too.

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UnderPompeii · 02/06/2019 08:17

Thanks FuckYou haven't tried the Ultrasun, Aveeno itself is a nightmare for DS (I know it works well for lots) so would probably avoid their suncream.

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SheepOnRafts · 02/06/2019 08:20
helloooomeee · 02/06/2019 08:20

Have you tried uvistat? It's not cheap but is one of the best for sensitive skin. DB used to get it on prescription many years ago due to severe reactions to other suncream and exposure to the sun.

mogtheexcellent · 02/06/2019 08:21

I had high hopes for childs farm but it was rubbish. And very sticky!

I have been using la roche posay suncream which is working for me.

orangeshoebox · 02/06/2019 08:23

we found that anything labelled sensitive or moisturising ironically made dc's skin worse.

we stick to non-sticky types, often they are labelled for beach use or similar.

mrsfeatherbottom · 02/06/2019 08:29

The ones that we have found are La Roche Posay and Eurecin (sp?). Also advised to use factor 30, not 50 as 50 blocks the pores, causing problems and can contain more chemicals. Sure enough, switching to factor 30 and DD's skin is less likely to react. HTH

HJWT · 02/06/2019 08:29

La roche posay for DD atm! £11.50 for a small tube but its worth it when her eczema doesn't flair up! Xx

flowerstar19 · 02/06/2019 08:29

Our HV recommended Aldi's extra sensitive children's sun cream for my little one's eczema. We have found it excellent and very cheap!

UnderPompeii · 02/06/2019 08:33

Some great suggestions thanks. Haven't tried La Roche Posay so will definitely get some to try. Mrsfeatherbottom I didn't know that about the SPF, very helpful thank you.

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LittleMissNaice · 02/06/2019 08:35

Sunsense is the only one I can use. Hard to find though and quite expensive. It's Australian and not many shops stock it. Pharmacies can usually order it in though.

Viebienremplie · 02/06/2019 08:35

Another vote for ultrasun but it is very expensive

On our recent beach holiday we used kids Nivea which was very good.

I find the red bumps seem to be more related to over-heating/sweating than lotion with mine so I keep my kids out of the sun as much as possible, particularly in the middle of the day.

Greentreeviews · 02/06/2019 08:37

Have you tried altruist? My sons dermatologist recommended it and it is brilliant. The cream in tube - not the spray. Would recommend

Sunflower40 · 02/06/2019 09:02

EVY mousse, not the cheapest but it is great on my sun-sensitive & eczema prone skin. Lasts 6 hours, even in & out of pool. I use it on my daughter now too.

Bloomburger · 02/06/2019 09:04

Aveeno do a spray on one that we used to use on DS. You have to import from Ireland but it was amazing and the only thing that didn't cause him to react.

Actually you can get it on Amazon now. Just checked.

AxCap · 02/06/2019 09:10

So far Lloyd's Pharmacy own brand (Solero) is working for DS - there's one that says it's for eczema prone skin.

Nivea and garnier sensitive brought him out in bumps last year and the Aldi sensitive one was horrendous and led to a puffy, swollen face.

SpiderP · 02/06/2019 09:27

I use this Banana Boat on my 3 yr old who seems to react to anything goopy. It comes out as an aerosol (like a deodorant spray) so it's really easy to apply and no need to rub in. I use a different lotion on his face, I think that's a Clarins one and is fairly expensive but lasts ages and is worth it as there's no way I would be comfortable not putting sun protection on him. I hope you manage to find something that works, eczema's horrible isn't it?

Suncream for eczema pone skin
Fraggle84 · 02/06/2019 09:48

Sunsense ultra. We get it on amazon it's about £20 for 500ml with a pump then we have a small bottle that we fill for days out

They do a 125ml one but that's normally £12

Don't get the kids one as it's only 3 stars for uva, the ultra one is 5 star

UnderPompeii · 02/06/2019 09:59

Great ideas thanks all. I guess its a case of trial and error, an expensive business !

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NanooCov · 02/06/2019 16:11

Altruist is fab. Only available on amazon, developed by dermatologists, very good value and a proportion of profits go to charity.

Bubblysqueak · 02/06/2019 16:13

I found a great suncream for my ds who suffers badly with eczema which is made much worse with suncream.
It's called moogoo, it's an Australian company . It's zinc based and only uses natural ingredients (all of the ingredients are listed with an explanation of what they do)

Whatthefunk · 02/06/2019 16:22

My Dr recommended Sundance. It's very light, and gives great protection

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