What lotion/cream do u use? We can\'t use Vanicream.

Posted on: Mon, 05/17/2004 - 7:44am
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There must be threads on this but I am not pulling them up.
We can not use Vanicream, Free and Clear products for some resaon one of my kids reacts to it so I am wondering what lotions/creams you use. At this time,I am asking for both my PA child and for me since I don't allow anything unsafe into my house. My skin from the Florida sun has paid the price of no skin cream for over a year. Any ideas would be great.
Thanks!

Posted on: Mon, 05/17/2004 - 9:38am
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I think the best is Eucerin or the Walmart copy of Eurcerin. It has worked wonders for my DS's skin!!!

Posted on: Tue, 05/18/2004 - 3:11am
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Eucarin was always our favorite for dd. However I just got vanicream and it works for ds. He reacted to the Eucarin(the lanolin in it, I am guessing). Eucarin makes a heavy cream and a lotion. The lotion was great for everyday. becca

Posted on: Tue, 05/18/2004 - 6:27am
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Hi there,
We also us Eucerin cream on my pa/tna son.
We have been using 100% shea butter as well.
Works great!

Posted on: Tue, 05/18/2004 - 8:25am
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My pediatrician just suggested I try cetaphil, moisturelle, or nutraderm complex 15 on my son. He also suggested dove, basis, and purpose for soaps. I dont know about any of them but my son has eczema and allergies to milk and peanut.

Posted on: Tue, 05/18/2004 - 8:56am
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Cetaphil contains macadamia nut oil--I just got it by prescription and was not pleased when I read the ingredient list. But mine was purchased in Korea and manufactured in France, so check the label--it's possible that inactive ingredients vary from one country to another.

Posted on: Tue, 05/18/2004 - 9:29am
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Lalow ...also pls be aware that Dove Sensitive Skin contains almond oil!!

Posted on: Tue, 05/18/2004 - 1:20pm
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I am glad I posted that list the pediatrician gave me on here. I was so excited when he told me some products to try.

Posted on: Tue, 05/18/2004 - 1:36pm
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Hi midnightally,
Be careful with the shea butter products. It is made from shea nuts. There were a few topics around these boards regarding reactions to this.
We use Aveeno moisturizing lotion.

Posted on: Tue, 05/18/2004 - 11:21pm
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I have had great success with supplementing his diet with Coromega which is Omega 3 fish oil supplements. They have a website. it is orange flavored and my son loves it.
As far as his skin regimine, i use Eczema Baby Wash & cream. I found it at Babies R Us and at a local pharmacy. It is very good. (Pure Baby Eczema Bath Therapy and Eczema Baby Cream by Philcor Labs. 888-311-7873)
When his skin flares badly, i use a product from Summers Laboratories called CUTAR. It is made from coal tar extract. It smells, but it calms his skin down and makes it soft. [url="http://www.sumlab.com"]http://www.sumlab.com[/url]
My son is 6 and has had eczema since he was 3 weeks old. I have been to dermatologists and followed what his doctors have said, but I find that the greasy things like vaseline, eucern etc actually further aggravate his skin. Also, I think that Dove and Cetaphil are not helpful, i have tried them and i know they have some TN stuff in them. I think that most advice i've been given by doctors has not been helpful and i think each case is so individual that it is trial and error.
If i give him a short bath every day and put the CUTAR in a couple times a week, immediately put the Baby Eczema cream on him, his skin is unbelievable. The short baths help hydrate his skin.
I have the problem when we add sunscreen to the mix.

Posted on: Wed, 05/19/2004 - 2:10am
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Quote:Originally posted by Lindajo:
[b]Hi midnightally,
Be careful with the shea butter products. It is made from shea nuts. There were a few topics around these boards regarding reactions to this.
We use Aveeno moisturizing lotion.[/b]
Hi LindaJo,
I will have to look for the threads on that. All of my research on Shea Butter says that it is from a fruit in Africa and it is taken from the seeds of the fruit.
Thanks for the heads up. I will look through the threads to see what they say!
:-)

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