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itchy after applying cream/ointment

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:43 am
by Madacram
Hi - my daughter (6 yrs old) has eczema + egg/nut allergies. Whenever we apply skin treatments, ointments, or lotions (curel, aquaphor, vaseline, coconut oil, aveeno, eucerin) she gets very itchy. Whether to moisturize during the day or immediately after the shower, she will itch/scratch for about 10 minutes after application. I imagine it's the "transition" for her skin. Any advice on what to do? Thank you for any help!

Re: itchy after applying cream/ointment

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:56 pm
by talkhealth
Hi Madacram

Thank you for your post. Have a look at our free support programme, myeczema child, for additional support and advice. We would recommend that you check with your GP about the itching or your local pharmacist for additional advice.

Please let us know how you get on.

Kind regards

Re: itchy after applying cream/ointment

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:29 am
by Marcie Mom
Hi! I have a daughter with eczema too, and over the years, I haven't noticed that the skin gets more itchy after moisturizing - I'm thinking you may want to do a patch test or for the moment, distract her from scratching as it could be the attention on the skin that makes her 'remember' the itch. I did crazy ways to distract my kid from scratching, like play games, make noise, look here, look there, look in mirror etc! You could try putting your moisturizer in the fridge and see if the more cooling sensation helps :)

Re: itchy after applying cream/ointment

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:22 am
by CastorOil4Eczema
I recommend wetting the area for 15 minutes b4 applying the oil. I use homemade wet wraps (old clothing & water). The moisture calms the skin.

Castor oil works best for me. Coconut oil works on light itches but not on heavy rashes, broken skin and open sores. Castor Oil for Eczema in Comparison to other oils and creams It is thicker than coconut oil and hemp oil. It has more types of fatty acids than coconut oil which repair the skin. It is a cost effective oil. It is much less expensive than almost every other oil used to heal eczema. The other oils are trendier than castor oil so they can charge more just because they're more popular. It has a bad reputation from kids who were forced to drink castor oil in the past. The price per ounce of castor oil is about the same as coconut oil (from those that process both) but because coconut oil is thinner, it will last longer.

Re: itchy after applying cream/ointment

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:42 pm
by CastorOil4Eczema
I like to recommend wet wraps because they're quicker and more convenient. Really the true way to moisture the skin is using the soak and smear method - warm tub body soak 15 min, pay dry then smear oil/ointment over the entire body (I use castor oil in the inflamed areas). I know that baths are more time consuming nevertheless they're worth it. It provides the skin with much more moisture than showers.