What lotions, etc. do you use that is easy on asthma?

Asthma often has a tag-along buddy: eczema and dry skin. But if you're like me, a LOT of lotions and creams have really strong perfumes that kick off my asthma. 

My DD has really dry skin and a history of eczema, so she has to moisturize twice a day. We use Nivea because it's the one cream that doesn't seem to set off my asthma in a closed car — there are days when she would use other stuff, and I'd get in the car to take her to school, and ugh!

But I'm sure there are other creams out there that are as good or better — what do you use?

And what other health and beauty products do you use that doesn't kick off your asthma? 


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  • GigiGibson

    Lubriderm lotions don't bother me. Little scent but my hand and fingers were cracking trying to wash to avoid bugs at work. My hubby had me try "working hands " by okeefes. It's balm in a little green disc. Just a little makes the dryness disappear, cracks heal and no odor or greasiness at all. It seems to hold up though washings too. It's awesome. 

  • Kathy P

    I just picked up Amlactin yesterday. My keratosis pilaris is flared, so I needed something with an exfoliant. It has virtually no scent. But I hate the thick film it leaves on my hands/fingers. I've started using gauze pads to apply!The other one use regularly is Nature's Gate Tea Tree Moisturizing Lotion. That one dies have a distinct scent, but is not perfumey….More natural, botanical. I used to keep a bottle by my kitchen sink for my hands. It's not as thick, so doesn't leave my hands so greasy.

  • K8sMom2002

    Ooh, Gigi, I've heard good things about Working Hands. You're the second person lately who's sung that products praises. What are the ingredients? It might help DD, but we have to watch out for corn ingredients.

    Kathy, is Amlactin an OTC product or do you have to have a prescription?

  • Kathy P

    Amlactin is OTC. Years ago I remember getting it as an Rx for m eczema though. And I remember it was thin and watery and burned when applying it! Now, they have many different formulas. The moisturizing bod lotion that I got does not burn.

  • Mandy

    I use Avene products. They work great and have virtually no scent. I also like Aveeno hand lotion right now. I use it in between the Avene cream. When my hands get really bad I use Spectro eczema care. 

    Anything with coconut oil is good as well. I haven't had any issues with that and my lungs. 

  • K8sMom2002

    Drat, I meant to pick some up over the weekend. DD and my sis had me running around a lot more than I had planned on … I need to go put that on our grocery list right NOW.

  • K8sMom2002

    Saw this and have now reminded myself AGAIN to try out a couple of different lotions and potions you guys have suggested. I'm putting them on my shopping list for tomorrow when I brave the storms and go grocery shopping.

  • K8sMom2002

    I found a Clinique lotion – can't remember the name – that came in a sampler pack. I'd never opened it before. You ought to have seen me carefully opening that tube up. You would have thought I was handling hazardous material!

    But it was great — worked well on my face and no issue with scents!  I'll have to see how many arms and legs it costs, and if it isn't too pricey, maybe I can get me a full-sized tube. 

  • GigiGibson

    Lol. Wish we had a funny video of each of us when we have that "is this something I'm going to regret" sniff! 

    I use ester launder with no problems, I tolerate all of the face creams.

  • Kathy P

    Glad the Clinique is not a scent issue and seems to be working. There was a Clinique gel hydration something or other I used to use. I'd forgotten about that one. 

    The Amlactin did a great job on my keratosis pilaris….Cleared it up in just a few days. Then I slacked off and it's back. I know it can be a precursor to my eczema flaring. 

  • K8sMom2002

    It was gel like — and I believe it had hydration in the name. I'm too lazy to go look at the name of it. But it sure is nice to have a lotion that works without having to slather it on and also doesn't trigger my asthma.

    Gigi, I'll have to check out Estee Lauder.

  • K8sMom2002

    And I wound up with a treat! When I went to pick up my pre-sale gift buy at our local Belk's (they have gift offers for various cosmetics if you agree to buy in advance and spend a certain amount of $$), I asked the lady how much my magic no-problem-with-asthma lotion would set me back.

    She dropped another sample into my bag just as a thank you! 

    I really do like being able to call in and pre-order what I need. No need then to stand around inhaling all. that. perfume. I can just go in and pick it up. Best of both worlds!