For those that have babies with excema...

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  1. Belfast girl

    Belfast girl Well-Known Member

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    ...what did you use? So far we are using hydromol (twice a day) and the odd bit of hydrocortisone but she still gets really dry, sometimes red skin. We have started using surcare detergent and its certainly not making it any worse but would be interested in any other creams out there
     
  2. MrsR

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    We started using a cream called mmmmh moisture babies organic body cream with lavender and chamomile (I think) that helped loads when he was tiny but then tesco stopped stocking it so we struggled to get hold of it. We're currently using double base and a little hydrocortisone when the patches get really sore. We use organic body wash with no synthetic ingredients/perfumes but I can't remember who it's by and wash him with a natural sponge. Washing powder we use surf lavender and jasmine flower and the best softener I've found (in fact the only one that hasn't irritated his eczema) is tesco Pure.
     
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    i find diprobase ointment works very well, but the diprobase cream really irrites him! he doesn't react well to any creams really, including oilatum bath wash....

    i stick to diprobase ointment everytime i change him, and don't soak him too long or frequently in bath as this dries and irritates his skin.
     
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  4. beanster

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    We've only just found out that Holly has eczema so have tried a few things for her 'rashes' before it was diagnosed. She didn't get on with the diprobase ointment but the cream is working well for her. We use the cream each time we change her for a feed and at the moment are using hydrocortisone on her face and another stronger steroid on her body with an antibiotic in it cos it's infected and use oilatum in her bath but don't bath her that often. How are you all dealing with it?
     
  5. Squeakz

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    we used (not su much anymore its calmed down a lot) oilatum in every bath, dibrobase at every change (took it the childminders etc) and then at night time used epaderm ointment which is a really think wax type substance. We gogt advised that its easier to use it at night cos its really rich so can be uncomortable whilst they are awake as their clothes can stick it to them etc.......X hope you find something that works XX
     
  6. Belfast girl

    Belfast girl Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys. was just wondering if there were any wonder creams out there which we hadn't tried!! the hydromol is equivalent to epaderm i think in edinburgh- i just coat her in it, poor girl, she doesn't seem to mind. do you need a prescription for diprobase? oilatum seems to work quite well although we only bath her once a week, i wonder if we bathed her more would that help?
     
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    we got dirpobase and epaderm and oilatum on prescription xx
     
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    Heya, my nephew has really bad eczema and my SIL uses Miamoo, you can get it in boots and it has pretty much cleared it.... x
     
  9. beanster

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    We got the diprobase on prescription, a HUGE bottle of it which won't fit in change bag at all!!! You can buy smaller tubes over the counter though. Our doc said not to bath them too often, every other day at most as it drys them out
     
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    Alice doesnt have eczema, but I do. It runs in the family so she may well get it eventually. Only advice I can give apart from what the others have said is don't use any soap like products in the bath, oilatum or maybe aqueous cream to wash LO with. Deffo epaderm at night and something like doublebase or diprobase during the day. Moisture is the key
     
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    Owen had pretty bad eczema and it used to really irritate him and sometimes go red raw and get infected. it's on anf off now, he's 17 months, but not too bad at all. we sometimes use hydrocortisone cream and eumovate when it gets bad again. we got prescribed eumovate when it was really bad and had to put it on face and eyelids etc. that was from hospital specialists and it totally cleared it, they said you have to put it on twice a day for a week, then once a days for a week, then every other day for a week then weekend maintenance, even if it looks cleared it might not be hence we had to so such a long schedule. it seems ages ago but at the time it was sooo horrid. we used aveeno bath and body moisturiser and that was and still is great for him
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    Just thought I'd add that we use the double base just before he has a bath and just after to stop his skin drying out too much x
     
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    We tried everything and the only thing that works for Ellie is elocon a steroid cream.. Cleared it up overnight. She has it bad anything triggers it off :(
     
  14. Belfast girl

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    thanks guys, we have started washing her clothes in surcare and so far it seems to have done the job! not sure if she has grown out of it or the surcare really is helping?
    i do still cover her everyday in hydromol but just the once and haven't needed to use hydrocortisone since starting this post!
     
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    I use it epaderm cream on my son did have the stuff for the bath but he takes showers now x

    I found he had flare ups when he was ill or teething or something x

    He had it bad when he was tiny but seems to be manageable now x

    26 weeks pregnant. Team yellow too hope to find out peanuts sex on 26th march x
     
  16. wifeywifey

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    My lo was mortally covered head to toe and it was horrible he wasnt sleeping we applied oilatum cream 3 times a day and sudacrem inbeteeen for itching after a week of this we are down to just a few patches yey.

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