To ask for your eczema cream recommendations please
eczemahelpplease · 31/10/2018 21:13
Sorry about posting here for traffic.
I need eczema cream recommendations please for my daughter who is 18 months old. Aveeno was working but it seems to have stopped now. I have some prescription cream from the doctors for when it is really bad but I need a better everyday cream to try please. I've googled but there are so many I don't know where to start.
Thanks in advance
Wolfiefan · 31/10/2018 21:17
You need an emollient for frequent everyday use. Something like Dermol, Diprobase or Doublebase. Everyone prefers something different. Use plenty and often.
For when it flares you should use steroid cream as prescribed. Don’t be afraid of it. Sometimes it really is necessary.
MeanTangerine · 31/10/2018 21:19
Years of steroid creams did nothing. Hc45 cleared it up in 3 days.
Onecreamteatoomany · 31/10/2018 21:20
I found Lush's dream cream to be amazing on my ds's eczema. He has quite sensitive skin but this has worked for 4 years now. I also use it as a hand cream in winter. All the prescribed creams from the GP didn't help at all or actually made things worse, we found.
Pissedoffdotcom · 31/10/2018 21:21
Child's Farm. Alternate that & the Aveeno. My DD had eczema all over her face & Aveeno was the only thing that worked...until it didn't. Child's Farm now keeps it at bay really well & Aveeno comes out if we have a (rare) flare up.
Si1ver · 31/10/2018 21:22
Another vote for Lush's dream cream. It's like actual magic. It fixed the bleeding eczema round my eyes that the dermatologist couldn't fix.
HeyMicky · 31/10/2018 21:23
Have a google for "emollient therapy". You need absolutely loads, far, far more than you think. A PP has mentioned some options, needn't be expensive
EgremontRusset · 31/10/2018 21:24
Cetraben works best for us. But the thing is that each child is different, it’s mostly a matter of buying smallish tubes and experimenting til you find what works.
Bluearsedfly36 · 31/10/2018 21:27
I know it sounds silly but vegetable or olive oil used to help my son with his eczema at that age. The health visitor advised me to use it, it would work for a while and then I'd swap back to creams. Cetraben and diprobase were two I used. I took him to the dermatologist at 2 and they told me to carry on as I was but to prescribed hydrocortisone for really bad flare ups to zap it before it became sore. I hope this was helpful xx
Bluearsedfly36 · 31/10/2018 21:29
Also oilatum for in the bath, if you try this though it is quite greasy and can make the bath slippy.
eczemahelpplease · 31/10/2018 21:29
Thank you so much for all this help so far, I will look at all of those.
Is there anything I can put in her bath or would she be better to just have water? Also will having a bath every night make it worse?
eczemahelpplease · 31/10/2018 21:30
@Bluearsedfly36 cross post about the bath, sorry and thank you for the advice.
IgnoranceIsStrength · 31/10/2018 21:31
Childs farm. They do bubble bath as well as moisturisers. Only thing that worked for my ds and it smells amazing
Tubie · 31/10/2018 21:32
We had a chat with the dermatologist who provided us with a bag of about 10 different sample creams to test. enough for a couple of weeks use. once we found one which worked we would then would request a massive pot. We would them stick with it until the point where it stopped then we moved onto the next few and repeat. eventually we settled on a combination of two or three, bath, daily and extreme cases ones. keep talking with them. Move onto the next when it becomes ineffective. We are fortunate that with age it does seem to have reduced and now we have a few go to ones which she asks for herself when she starts feeling it even if there is nothing yet visible.
AaaaaaarghhhWhereAreMyKeys · 31/10/2018 21:38
My teenage daughter uses frezyderm anticourt cream (from Amazon). When she was smaller I used Manuka honey cream on her (in a brown pot which I bought from Planet Organic). Both are very effective.
Bluearsedfly36 · 31/10/2018 21:42
No problem Eczema, I would honestly say not to bath every night, every couple of days should do it. I used to top and tail my son and bath him a couple of times a week because the water seemed to irritate him more. I had to put socks on his hands at one point because he was constantly scratching. Used to take the skin off his legs and face, it was awful. Of course every child is different and it's all trial and error. Hopefully you will find something that suits you. My son is 8 now, the skin on his legs is still very dry but not itchy anymore. Hopefully your little one will improve as they get older. I hope you find a solution that helps xx
Mylittlepony374 · 31/10/2018 21:42
Anything with Kawakawa in it. Kawakawa is a native New Zealand plant. It is excellent for eczema & other skin conditions. I use a homemade version supplied by a friend but believe you can buy a balm online at Frankie's Apothecary.
arethereanyleftatall · 31/10/2018 21:48
After spending the first few years of their lives covered in different creams (from doctors, or pharmacies), bathing daily (as per 'routine' advise), different things in baths, advise from friends as most seem to have some kind of emollient on their dcs shelves, nothing working...
Anyway, we went on a weeks wild camping holiday and I forgot to take the bag containing the cream of that moment. No baths either or showers for a week.
Hey presto, all cleared up, for both dcs.
fluffycatinahat · 31/10/2018 21:52
We now use doublebase (twice/day) but at 18 mo used to use diprobase (several times/day)
Bathing twice a week unless really dirty.
Washing powder really matters (we use Persil nonbio now but when a baby used ecover nonbio
I'm going to try lush next after reading this thread!
AaaaaaarghhhWhereAreMyKeys · 31/10/2018 21:54
Just had a google for the Manuka cream, sorry I don’t think it’s available anymore. Think the anticort is probably more effective anyway.
LucyAutumn · 31/10/2018 21:54
Might sound odd but Vaseline worked for both me and my little one.
ShangriLaLaLa · 31/10/2018 21:55
Balneum in the bath. Really gentle on the skin and smells lovely too.
JustMuddlingOn · 31/10/2018 21:57
Going against the grain I found child's farm to be really bad for my DD and she glared up after using it. I was told bath as infrequently as possible as it dries the skin out massively. When you do have to bath her, slap on as much of whatever moisturizer as possible straight away.
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