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Skin Care for Eczema etc.

dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
edited 10. Aug 2018, 17:10 in Living with Arthritis archive
Whilst away I came across a range of skin care products supposedly good for those with eczema, psoriasis etc. I am blessed with both and don't find E45 helpful (it makes things worse) and as for Cetraben and its imitators once tried, never bought again.

This is a range based on bovine goodies such as milk and cream and the products I have tried have been effective and soothing: I have used the irritable skin moisturiser, their shampoo, scalp cream and the deodorant. It's still early doors as far as I am concerned but I have been pleasantly surprised by he results. They are keen to stress that all the ingredients are natural, not a chemical or any other nasties involved which is reassuring. I was browsing the site today and they do a range for those with (or recovering from) cancer which may be of interest to some.

The name? It's one word, two syllables the first being the sound of a cow: change the first letter to 'g' to find the second syllable. :wink: Price-wise I think it compares favourably with the more commercial 'specialised' products but no, it isn't cheap. It is, however, long-lasting so I think worth the expense. I'll report further as I explore the range but my scalp has stopped flaking, thanks to the scalp cream (which also doubles as a general moisturiser), something that a pricey coal-tar shampoo failed to achieve (which I didn't take away with me). DD
Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben

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  • Airwave!Airwave! Posts: 2,427 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It comes and goes and I don't have a clue why! The only thing I can put it down to stopping is being in the salt water, swimming. I suggested it to my gp and he laughed at me. Diprobase works for me the rest of the time and as you have suggested the others don't.
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Either skin condition is caused by an over-active immune system,. both are occasional for me now thanks to the immuno-suppressing medication I take but my skin tend towards extreme dryness regardless,. I have done extensive research on good moisturisers that don't exacerbate matters!

    My mother noted, when I was a child, that the sea healed my skin so would plonk me in salt-water baths. They stung but this was in the days before topical steroid dreams. She would then slather me in aqueous cream and bandage me in crepe from head to toe finally tying mittens on to stop me scratching - it was a magical time. :roll: Your GP is a numpty to laugh this off, salt water is known for its healing properties, what a twerp. I shall be rinsing my mouth with salt water today, tomorrow and Wednesday to help keep another oral wound site clean and free from infection. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • BettyMacBettyMac Posts: 165
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good that you’ve found something that helps!
    One needs to be happy in ones own skin.

    My niece has dreadful problems with eczema. She’s allergic to a list of things, mainly gluten, lactose, soaps and detergents. She’s swapped over to a well known, gentle range and is much more comfortable now.
    She’s even sensitive to prosecco!
    She has to take her own sleeping bag liner and pillow case if she’s away from home now because bedding washed in ordinary detergent sets her off.

    I was recently told by a doc to avoid shampoos containing parabens as that was the likely cause of the eczematous mess round my own ears and eyebrows.
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh poor thing, I empathize: that was me when I was a child. My skin was raw, split and very itchy. I had to use coal tar or Pear's soap, the only fruit I was able to eat without payback was bananas; I recently bought Tgel shampoo and the memories of that smell . . . . .

    Some of my various cousins' children are affected by food and other intolerances, breathing troubles, hayfever and the like but the quality of their lives is very different thanks to the advances in medication which is just as well as they might be taking it for years. :roll: Odd how their parents all missed it, mine too. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Landgull36ukLandgull36uk Posts: 74
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    Either skin condition is caused by an over-active immune system,. both are occasional for me now thanks to the immuno-suppressing medication I take but my skin tend towards extreme dryness regardless,. I have done extensive research on good moisturisers that don't exacerbate matters!

    My mother noted, when I was a child, that the sea healed my skin so would plonk me in salt-water baths. They stung but this was in the days before topical steroid dreams. She would then slather me in aqueous cream and bandage me in crepe from head to toe finally tying mittens on to stop me scratching - it was a magical time. :roll: Your GP is a numpty to laugh this off, salt water is known for its healing properties, what a twerp. I shall be rinsing my mouth with salt water today, tomorrow and Wednesday to help keep another oral wound site clean and free from infection. DD

    Also this: crêpe

    1.
    a light, thin fabric with a wrinkled surface.
    "a crêpe bandage"
    hard-wearing wrinkled rubber, used for the soles of shoes.
    noun: crêpe rubber; plural noun: crêpe rubbers
    2.
    a thin pancake.

    Imagine if it were the second meaning :P
    Just keep swimming ;)
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