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23/12/2012 at 21:10
My 18 month old suffers from eczema and currently use cetraben in the bath and oilatum cream and a steroid ointment from the doc. He scratches his skin especially at night and ideas what cream is good? Also what can I wash his hair in? I currently just rinse through with the bath water that has the cetraben in but his scalp is dry and this doesn't seem to do anything.
ive tried aveno cream and lush dream cream works for a bit then doesn't
23/12/2012 at 21:18
Don't know about the bath/hair but smother him in diprobase after the bath and at any other time. Hopefully he will grow out of it but this is what I use to keep mine under control when my skin gets dry. I've also found body butters better than anything that is a lotion-don't know why-but I've found stopping my skin from getting dry works better than the steroid creams. I'm
Obviously a lot older than your little one but thought I'd mention it invade he is still suffering in a few years x
23/12/2012 at 21:25
23/12/2012 at 21:26
I use diprobase on O as well as Unguentum, both of which come from the GP. It's a shame Aveeno and Dream Cream don't consistently work for your LO.
23/12/2012 at 21:32
I've tried unguentum too and also have doublebase (which I think is similar to diprobase). It's just trying to find the right one that works :-(
23/12/2012 at 21:39
It's such a pain with eczema, so much trial and error involved
23/12/2012 at 21:45
Some creams seem to work for a few days and then the skin goes red and sore again. I think I will get him referred to a dermatologist to see what they say
23/12/2012 at 21:55
I use epaderm (sp?) to wash J's hair and body in the bath and them smother him with it afterwards and then put steroid cream on his specifically bad areas once a day. such a horrible condition
23/12/2012 at 22:03
We use oilatum shampoo on N's hair three times a week and aqueous cream inbetween times. This is what the dermatologist prescribed us and it works really well. We wash him in aqueous and use diprobase on his skin daily and steroids when needed.
23/12/2012 at 22:13
05/10/2015 at 16:42
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06/10/2015 at 12:35
Both my boys have eczema and it has been a battle in the past. Had to use steroid creams as the redness wouldnt settle. My friend recommended Renew Lotion. It truly is amazing! Is a green product and has none of the artificial preservatives. The main ingredients is Melaleuca oil (tea tree oil). Will never look back :-)
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