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My daughter has mild but persistent eczema behind her knees, and
bubble bath seems to make it worse. Does anyone know of a
moisturizing bubble bath that won't dry out her skin and
aggravate her eczema? Many thanks.
My 7 month old has eczema on her torso and arms. I've found two
products that really help.
The brand name of these products is Gentle Naturals, by Baby
Orajel. They can be found in the Baby aisle of your grocery store
(with the baby food, formula, etc).
The first is Eczema Baby Wash which leaves her skin clean and
VERY soft. Then I use the Baby Eczema cream (instead of regular
baby lotion, which can be drying). Using these together has
really helped to clear up her eczema.
Hope this helps!
My son has had persistent excema, and I eventually took him to a
dermatologist because it would not go away. The advice he gave
me was to use water only in baths. He did say that if I felt I
really needed to make the water soapy, I should use Dove soap. I
have also used a soap that I believe is called ''gentle naturals.''
It's made by Baby Orajel and is in a green bottle with the other
major brand baby products. It's specifically formulated for
excema and seems to work well. Good luck!
We use Happy Kidz Bath Bubbles, made by Clearly Natural-got it
at Elephant, I think. We also use Gentle Naturals Exzema Baby
Wash made by Orajel, believe it or not. My daughter has had
pretty good luck with her eczema with these.
I had bad eczema throughout my childhood, and still fight off
dry, itchy skin. I learned to always avoid - especially in the
winter - soap products, which are too harsh and drying and will
only exacerbate eczema.
Instead I use ''non-soap''. Several brands produce non-soap
cleansers, like Purpose, Aveeno, Basis. Just read the label. I
don't know if any of those brands make bubble-bath, but my point
is that you should read the labels of any bubble-bath products
and look for one that is a non-soap cleanser.
Try a bubble bath for children sold by Melaleuca, the Wellness
Company. They also have a fabulous lotion called Renew that seems
to help clear up many skin conditions. A high quality of
Melaleuca oil is used in many of their products, including their
laundry products. Commercial products may exacerbate the exzema.
Look online at www.melaleuca.com and contact me if I can help
you. I represent the company but don't sell anything.
I don't know of a bubble bath, but you can try mixing whatever
bubble bath you use with Aveno bath mix. My mom used to put it
in all the tubs I took and it helped to relieve my excema very
well. It might help combat whatever drying the bubble bath is
My daughter and husband have had some mild excema and this is
what I have found out and found to be true for my family.
Bubble bath is a no no. Most soaps are irritating to excema -
the best soap to buy is Dove! Equally important, heat is
irritating - not only weather but also hot water. We now keep
our daughter's baths cooler and she only uses Dove and we
haven't seen any signs of excema in months. There are some
creams for excema that you put on post bath - we tried those as
well but just don't need them anymore. Stress also seems to
make excema flare up. Good luck.
Our son also experienced rashes with most bath soaps, even those that
seemed more ''natural'' than the baby-oriented liquids. We've had great
luck with Aveeno products, which are easy to find. We also have had
luck with Dr. Bonner's baby soap. Neither one that we use is great at
bubbles [the Aveeno is better], but at leat he's not breaking out after
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