Bath stuff for exzema

Discussion in 'Baby & Toddler' started by kerrie89, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. kerrie89

    kerrie89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just wondered if anyone had any tips on what bath wash and things to use on my lo. She has exzema which seems to be triggered everytime we go swimming.

    I use diprobase on her but just wanted something to use in the bath that wont be too harsh on her skin but still makes her smell yummy!

    Thanks xxx
     
    #1 kerrie89, Jun 8, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2013
  2. leesey

    leesey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Messages:
    4,877
    Likes Received:
    0
    We use infacare I think it's called? Will go check xx
     
  3. leesey

    leesey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Messages:
    4,877
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. tinks77

    tinks77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    3,775
    Likes Received:
    0
    I only use aveeno on lo after the dr prescribed it when she got a rash from washing powder
     
  5. knopk@

    [email protected] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    8,058
    Likes Received:
    0
    We only use oilatum as DS1 has eczema. I was told to put 50/50 on him before swimming pool to protect his skin

    Tapatalking so cant see signatures
     
  6. NinjaKitty

    NinjaKitty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9,113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oilatum


    Using Tapatalk can't see no tickers grrrrr.
     
  7. kerrie89

    kerrie89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the tip on before swimming x will try next week
     
  8. Karate Kid

    Karate Kid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Messages:
    3,951
    Likes Received:
    0
    We use Miamoo. Before swimming I later C in Lucas paw paw to act as a barrier x


     
  9. vampybear

    vampybear Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    My son sees an eczema specialist nurse, and she has ensured that my GP prescribed him Oilatum for baths- only bath every 3 days (unless they have the runs!) and they soak in it for 10 minutes minimum.

    They say not to bath too often as water dries skin out and makes the eczema much worse- he has the Huggies pure wipes (no alcohol in them which can irritate skin too) for morning and eve cleans in between baths.

    He uses epiderm day cream during day (put it on about 4 times a day) and then epiderm ointment (its a thick wax) at bedtime so it soaks in overnight.

    Try to cut out all the labels in their clothes (im not good at this so he does have rashes at times- bad mum!) as these can irritate the eczema too.

    Nothing you can do about swimming so i rarely take him. Lots of kids grow out ot he eczema so im hoping he does so i can take him swimming lot more often!
     
  10. busymummy

    busymummy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    0
    We use oilatum in the bath and only bath 3 nights a week. I've been given conflicting advice on bathing. Was 1st told not to bath often, then told daily bathing actually helps aslong as an emolient is appled within 3minutes of taking them out of the bath, then told frequency of bathing doesn't make a difference as long as emmolient is being applied. so we just stuck to 3 baths a week as it works for us. X
     
  11. knopk@

    [email protected] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    8,058
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was the same about baths - 2-3 times a week, then been told by a specialist nurse to bath every day. Very confusing, isnt it?

    Tapatalking so cant see signatures
     
  12. vampybear

    vampybear Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    i just go by how my own body reacts- the skin dries out if washed a lot, so thats why i dont bath him daily, but i make sure the vital areas are cleaned.

    i even kept a food diary for couple weeks as he tends to suddenly break out but that didnt help me find a pattern. it just comes and goes no matter what we do lol
     
  13. CARNAT22

    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    27,558
    Likes Received:
    0
    How do you find the Diprobase Kerrie?

    It makes James' skin so much softer but hasn't helped with redness.

    We Aveeno in the bath and only bath every other day, I may try the stuff leesey recommends though.

    James hasn't officially been diagnosed with Eczema, GP still thinks it is 'just' dry skin :wall2:

    Only upside is that James doesn't seem in any discomfort so I am not too fussed as long as GP is happy to prescribe what we need.

    xxxxxx
     
    #13 CARNAT22, Jun 9, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2013
  14. Mrs N

    Mrs N Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2010
    Messages:
    3,037
    Likes Received:
    1
    We got told to bath every couple of days using the oilatum bath additive, we then use hydrocortisone on the effected areas and oilatum cream everywhere else!
    Xxx
     
  15. Rhino Horn

    Rhino Horn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,145
    Likes Received:
    0
    We've got dermol 200 to use as a body wash and also emulsiderm as a bath emollient.

    For creams we have epiderm, cetraben, aveeno, hydrocortisone and diprobase!

    And the docs still say she''ll grow out of it!

    tapatalking

    Proud mummy of Seren 15 Nov 2010 & Bethan 12 Oct 2012
     
  16. busymummy

    busymummy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    0
    For creams we have diprobase and hydrocortisone. I find the diprobase really good. Carnat, itsounds like James needs hydrocortisone to help with the redness. Would only use it for a week or so to clear it up then continue with the diprobase. Only problem is you need a prescription for it. Vould he maybe be seen by another gp?
    My 4 year old has also now been diagnosed with eczema this week, and I have no idea how to wash her hair. It's quite long and with being at playgroup it does tend to get sticky and messy so does need to be washed. I don't know how much longer I can put off not washing it so does anyone have any recommendations for shampoo? I've been told t-gel should be okay? x
     
  17. Ella1979

    Ella1979 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2013
    Messages:
    2,868
    Likes Received:
    0
    We've been through a few different things to put in the bath - Balneum, Oilatum - all caused the eczema to flare up, which was weird. In the end we were prescribed Dermol 500, which is absolutely fantastic. It seems to suit our LO's skin perfectly and she's no longer all itchy! We only bath her 1-2 times a week (rest of the time it's top and tail with just water. Her skin's lovely and soft now.
     
  18. kerrie89

    kerrie89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Russell...i was prescribed the steroid cream you mentioned for livvi as she has two biggish 'dry skim patches' on her face/neck. I was told only to use for a couple of days and if it doesnt go then to just continue with the diprobase. Its definatley cleared it up a bit.

    Nat....i find the diprobase really good. It clears her excema patches up really well. I get sore hands too and find it really helps them. Bonus :)

    Thank you for all of the advice.

    We bath livvi every other night. Swimming definatley triggers the excema and i found the normal baby suncream made it worse so i have brought some sensitive suncream which is a lot better.

    Will try some of the bath stuff that has been recommended....fx that it will be a bit softer on her skin xx
     
  19. CARNAT22

    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    27,558
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just a quick question - how often do you apply the Diprobase hun?

    xxxxx
     
  20. busymummy

    busymummy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    0
    My gp advised 5 times a day x
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice