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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

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AaaaaaarghhhWhereAreMyKeys · 31/10/2018 21:58

Also second Persil non-bio and either no fabric conditioner or Surcare.

We currently use a combo of Method washing liquid plus Ecover fabric conditioner which works for DD but she’s much older now and is much less sensitive.


eczemahelpplease · 31/10/2018 21:58

Oh I really wish the advice about baths was different, it's her favourite time of the day, she's going to hate me if I won't let her in there every night ☹️

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Marmite27 · 31/10/2018 21:59

We use cetraben and child’s farm here.

Bath every other night (ALWAYS after swimming), and have childs farm body washes & shampoos. I da care bubble bath for everyday, E45 bath milk for bad days and Oilatum bath stuff for really bad days.

No break outs for 18 months, give or take Smile


Marmite27 · 31/10/2018 22:00

Ida care = infaCare


Letshopeitsallok · 31/10/2018 22:01

Oilatum junior in the bath (it is fragrance free). Water not too hot, then out and put on emollient cream (my preferred is Diprobase) within 3 minutes so as to look in bath additive.

If you’re using steroid cream from doctor, then put them on after a few minutes once emollient has sunk in. Don’t put steroid cream directly onto unmoisturised skin.

When I’m not using emollient I like anything with Shea butter in.

When alive run out of stuff I have also been known to stick a load of olive oil in bath, it that makes bath very greasy.

If the eczema is wet and weepy it will probably respond well to stuff with oats in, but if it is hot and dry I find oats don’t work so well.


DrWendyRhoades · 31/10/2018 22:02

Oats in the bath? Use a couple of handfuls in a section of tied up tights. You can use the oaty-tight-ball-thing as a super soft sponge too. It worked wonders for my DD and is very cheap to attempt so if it doesn’t work you’ve not shelled out loads.


TokyoSushi · 31/10/2018 22:03

@LondonLassInTheCountry @IgnoranceIsStrength @RainbowsArePretty sorry to jump on your thread OP, when you say Child's Farm, which product do you mean exactly?


Letshopeitsallok · 31/10/2018 22:03

Weirdly I was told to bath in bath additive and put on emollient straight after twice a day when mine was at worst!


SpeedofaSloth · 31/10/2018 22:03

We used Doublebase for DS and we were advised by GP to plaster it on before his bath as well as after. We did the same before swimming.
DD (also eczema-y) has a bath every second night only, a bath or shower every day sets her skin off very quickly.


carrietwick · 31/10/2018 22:04

I don’t think this is particularly well known but after trying everything on the market (I had severe split weeping hands) Dermalex from Boots or Amazon finally cured it and I’ve not had a bad flare up for over a year.


AliTheMinx · 31/10/2018 22:06

Aveeno. It's brilliant and not horribly slippery. Worked wonders for DS.


Ljlsmum · 31/10/2018 22:06

This is an odd suggestion but worked well for my daughter. Body shop hemp body butter. Seems to moisturise well without that heavy feeling you get from most emollients. Also I agree with others and not bathing little one every day.


Abneyandteal19 · 31/10/2018 22:07

Dermol is what you need for the bath- amazing and both my sons feel much softer when they've had a good soak in it.

One son Epaderm ointment (like grease!!) worked brilliantly

Other son Epaderm cream works - much easier to apply!!

Elocon steroid cream for flare ups but use sparingly.


Knitella · 31/10/2018 22:07

Child’s Farm cream is really good - that and figuring out that soya (in addition to cows milk) made our son’s skin flair up. We’d tried all the usual creams from the GP with no real success and it’s almost completely gone now.


ilovebagpuss · 31/10/2018 22:07

My DD had a terrible time when she was about 3 months old. It’s controlled now but one thing I did that seemed to really help was to put a big blob of double base cream in a bowl with a small squirt of the 1% steroid cream from Gp so watering it down further.
Mixed it up and slapped it on all over. I often wondered if it was treating the whole of the skin that helped but it really did bring it down the nurse was amazed. I also advise using the steroid cream on its own for the worse bits.


youarenotkiddingme · 31/10/2018 22:07

I find using natural salt in the bath really helps mine.


Ljlsmum · 31/10/2018 22:08

Ah sorry didn’t see your last post about the bath. I’d try the oat bath or put the blue bottle oilatum bath additive in if you really must keep doing them each night. That is really nice a gentle.


Sparklybanana · 31/10/2018 22:08

Bleach baths work best for my son. I put a capful of Milton when it’s looking red and then cover with epiderm. Clears him right up. Then aveeno for every day use.
Tried childs farm and it didn’t do anything. Dream cream was better but the above is the best (salt baths help with itching and bleach baths kill the bacteria that makes the patches so red). There’s a Facebook group on eczema in babies which is great for sharing tips.
Bleach baths are a bit scary sounding but no more concentrated than a swimming pool.


Knitella · 31/10/2018 22:10

It’s the Child’s Farm organic tea tree and grapefruit moisturiser we use Smile


Wishiwasrunning2 · 31/10/2018 22:14

Child's farm!!! After 7 yrs of steroids and antibiotics we are now drug free thanks to Child's farm!


Stressedout10 · 31/10/2018 22:16

Body shop hemp body butter it stinks and is a horrible green colour but works better than anything on my DS eczema and my psoriasis


BernardoTeashop · 31/10/2018 22:21

Try Skin Repair from O’Keefes. Yellow tube. Worked for me


Claref80 · 31/10/2018 22:23

Aveeno baby eczema therapy. You can only order it online. It worked much better for us than child's farm or cetraben. Then just used steroid cream from gp on particularly bad sections.


EspressoButler · 31/10/2018 22:24

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loubielou31 · 31/10/2018 22:27

Epaderm ointment is the product that worked best for DD. We'd slather it on the scaly bit after her bath whilst her skin was still a little damp. She also loved bath time but I only washed her hair and didn't use soap of any kind on her skin except maybe to wash her bum. The stuff is really thick and greasy, a similar consistency to vaseline, but it worked for us. We used a steroid cream occasionally if a flare up was really bad. She does now seem to have grown out of her excema and only get little patches if she has used a really strongly scented bath product.

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