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Eczema type rash on face - cream suggestions?

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Pen89ox · 29/09/2022 15:23

I have a rashy toddler, always had sensitive skin and eczema that comes and goes. Everything seems to significantly worsen when cold weather hits.

He’s started with a rash around his mouth recently, sporadically in patches, most food makes it worse, wiping it with anything (even just a flannel and warm water) makes it worse, cold weather makes it worse. GP prescribed hydrocortisone for 7 days which we used and mostly worked but of course as soon as we stopped it’s come back.

I don’t want to use steroids on his face for any longer, does anyone have any cream recommendations that have worked for them? Really struggling to get on top of it as each time I put anything on he screams and wipes it off, so I can only do twice a day (nap and bedtime).

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dottyrobin · 29/09/2022 15:26

I bought something called doublebase from amazon for psoriasis on my hands. It doesn't stop my flare ups but really reduces redness and dryness. It soaks in quickly

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ForTheLoveOfSleep · 29/09/2022 15:30

We use Aquaphor for our daughter. She gets very rashy and chapped cheeks in the winter.

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Stade197 · 29/09/2022 15:36

My boy had eczema on his face & body, we used aproderm which the doctor recommended and it all cleared up and didn't come back

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Xiaoxiong · 29/09/2022 15:41

Ugh I remember this well - DS2 had a dry chapped rash under his bottom lip from about October to March every year from wiping dribble and food away when he was a baby and toddler. Steroids worked for about 2 days and then made it worse. Only thing that worked in the end was just letting him drool down onto dribble bibs without wiping it away all the time, while using vaseline as a barrier, and - just time (sorry). Like yours, mine also hated it so I would put it on him when he was asleep and bribe him periodically to let me top it up during the day.

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Teadrinkingmumofone · 29/09/2022 15:43

We have doublebase and zerobase on repeat from the gp but for bad flare ups the steroid creams are the only thing we have found to work.

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Teadrinkingmumofone · 29/09/2022 15:44

Also as PP says vaseline is great for around the mouth acting as a barrier.

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Takeitonthechin · 29/09/2022 16:04

Cut out dairy and see if it helps OP

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