Hiya, my little one doesn't have excema, however I have bouts of it. The only thing that worked for me is some derma cream from the doctors or I used to rub some extra virgin olive oil on it. i even baought derma cream from boots and it just made my skin more flaky.
I used extra virgin olive oil on aleesha when she was a baby as she got very dry ankles, it natural which is good. Its not the best smelling but does the job x
Originally Posted by bunnyg82
Our son has really dry skin - it's on the verge of eczema but not quite there. We manage it by giving him a bath every other night only - it's a bit of a shame really as he absolutely adores his bath, but giving them a bath dries their skin out so we have decided to do this. We only use water in the bath or oilatum bath oil if he's particularly dry. We have been to the doctor to ask for some cream and they prescribe Diprobase. We apply this every day without fail. If we don't have diprobase we use Oilatum. Our son goes swimming once a week and we asked the doctor whether we should avoid this but he said the benefits of swimming are so good that she said we should keep it up. So those days we shower him off after swimming and make sure he has the diprobase on and make sure he has a bath that night.
We really notice the difference if we don't maintain the cream, that's the biggest thing for us.
Diprobase, thats the one. Couldn't think of the name!
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