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kellie80
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Eczema treatment!

Apr 5th, 2006, 11:07 AM   #1
 
Aimee has been given Oilatum cream for her eczema, one is a lotion and the other goes in the bath but it seems to be getting worse. Just wondered if this is a good treatment for it or should i ask for something else? I have no experience with eczema at all so I haven't a clue.
 
 
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Apr 5th, 2006, 11:35 AM   #2
 
i know a couple of people who had that for the babies and they said it works really well for their skin. I found out that johnsons baby products dry babies skins i got told if i used that, only to use a little bit at a time.
 
 
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Apr 5th, 2006, 12:48 PM   #3
 
I used have oilatum when i was a kid for excema, and it was lovely, cleared up my excema, there is some new cream now tho from 'neals yard' i thnk!!!! works wonders apparently
 
 
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Apr 5th, 2006, 21:00 PM   #4
 
I had Oilatum for Ky and it made no difference, but when we tried Aveeno, it cleared up his dry patches within two days.

Oilatum works really well for some babies, but not others.

Ask your GP or Health Visitor if you can try something else - They will be able to see for themselves that the Oilatum is not working.
 
 
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Apr 6th, 2006, 14:24 PM   #5
 
Talking about oilatum, I went to the 6 week check today and asked for oilatum prescription for Maheen's skin, as her face is very very dry, and even olive oil does nothing, and you know what!/ she said they tend not to prescribe oilatum, I can buy it myself!!!
I think it's so unfair, it's quite expensive, and so many poeple told me to get it on prescription...means that THEY got it on prescription!!! grrrrrrrrr!

She also said that if something does not always seem to work, to try to put it more often, as this would make a difference!

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Apr 8th, 2006, 22:55 PM   #6
 
I spoke to HV about her eczema and she gave me some Epaderm and said i need some steroid cream for her legs as its getting quite bad but i need to see my GP for that. She said the Oilatum was probally working but has stopped and that can happen with eczema and it might work again in a couple of months. I feel so sorry for her she is always trying to scrach her legs. She said i can buy a 1% steroid cream over the counter so hoping that will work, if not i'll be off to the docs. Feel like i live there latlely! Lol
 
 
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Apr 12th, 2006, 07:36 AM   #7
 
HI

i hope it works for her, i know what its liek being in and out of the docs its no fun at all, good luck.
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Apr 12th, 2006, 07:37 AM   #8
 
HI

i hope it works for her, i know what its liek being in and out of the docs its no fun at all, good luck.
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Apr 12th, 2006, 09:41 AM   #9
 
I had horrendous eczema when I was a kid, absolutely plastered in it. I used to have oilatum baths every day and them get covered in Hydroquaterzone (sp?) steroid cream to help clear it up. Oilatum and cream together did used to help stop it from getting worse, but didn't dramatically improve it until I grew out of it and used a different washing powder. Like people said, it works for some and not others. There wasn't much else about when I ws a kid though. I am the dreaded asthma/eczema/hayfever kid

Eczema can be either contact eczema (caused by washing powder/fabric softener), allergy eczema (realted to foods/drinks they have) or it can just be herriditary. Mine is contact eczema and my mum only every used Tesco colours when I was a kid to wash my clothes in and I still use the same now, even for Damien's stuff. I use Tesco Pure Fabric Softener.

Don't know if any of that helps (probably not coz I just rambled!)

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Apr 12th, 2006, 14:56 PM   #10
 
LOL...thats me too Sami, asthma/ecxema/hayfever, i have grown out of the excema nearly, only when im stressed do i get little patches.
 
 
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Apr 12th, 2006, 17:38 PM   #11
 
My baby suffered quite badly from eczema. They recommended I use aquaeous cream instead of soap when bathing him, and plaster him in E45 3 or 4 times a day. For when it was really bad, I used hydrocortisone cream. This is good as a short-term treatment, but should NOT be used long term treatment as it thins the skin. This routine seems to have worked, his eczema is pretty much gone now, although it did takes weeks before it went completely - don't expect it to disappear overnight!
 
 
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Apr 12th, 2006, 19:55 PM   #12
 
Hi

Liam has eczema caused by contact? We put oilatum in his bath and then e45 3 times a day and it really works, but i am going to try the neals yard stuff as its natural.
 
 
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Apr 12th, 2006, 21:43 PM   #13
 
I have noticed over the last couple of days that her eczema flares up when she has been in contact with polyester or wool and with keeping them of her it has gone right down. What kind of Eczema is this then?
 
 
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Apr 12th, 2006, 21:47 PM   #14
 
Rubie has just started with Excema on her arms. I was expecting it becasue me & OH both have it but I'm still gutted
 
 
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Apr 13th, 2006, 00:10 AM   #15
 
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Originally Posted by kwain
I have noticed over the last couple of days that her eczema flares up when she has been in contact with polyester or wool and with keeping them of her it has gone right down. What kind of Eczema is this then?
This is contact eczema caused by an allergic reaction to the fibres in the material. I prefer cotton on my skin, not usually possible these days but I itch like crazy when I have wool near me.

As for E45, stuff doesn't touch me, and Damien is allergic to it put it on his dry skin he had and he went bright red and got a bad reaction to it. Not doing that again!! Think it was the Lanolin in it.

Doublebase cream is a good cream too if you don't want to use hydriquaterzone. We use this on Damien now and works wonders (works great on my dry hands too!!).

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For when it was really bad, I used hydrocortisone cream. This is good as a short-term treatment, but should NOT be used long term treatment as it thins the skin.
I have been told this too, but if you apply it minimally liek they advise you, then it shouldn't be too much of a problem. I used it for AGES as my skin isn't translucent
 
 
 
 
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