Lolas is dry pretty much all over apart from her face. It's all bumpy and she has patches of eczema on her legs too I don't use any bath additives and put oilatum junior lotion on her most days. It doesn't seem to do a lot though...does anyone have experience of this or any ideas of what might help?
helloo...Kay is pretty much covered in excema...the only thing that really helps is Epaderm..have a look at what she's eating as well, kay cant eat things like tomato as its too acidic for him and falres it up something awful...see if you can pop to the GP and get some cream as well =) xx
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
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.
We use cetraben or Aveeno on LO. If she has a particularly nasty flare up (her cheeks and chin go bright red, chapped and flaky, almost overnight) I find that cutting out dairy for a week then re-introducing it slowly seems to work, but she had a bovine protein allergy when she was small so I think it's linked, might not work - or even be adviseable - for everyone. Also, porridge in a popsock in the bath is quite soothing.
I have skin issues so really feel for you. LO has dry skin and used to use olive oil when she was a baby. She is nearly 2 and half yrs now and use pure coconut oil from chemists, every morning to moisturise her all over and even after her baths.
When she has gets very dry on her face, I use bit of Vaseline at night too.
Tom has dermol lotion and oilatum for the bath, both from the doctors. I also find sudocream helps with patches that look a bit sore. His legs and arms and face are very dry and then break down into patches of eczema in the winter.
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