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Favorite cream or lotion?

What's your go-to cream or lotion for your skin? I have asthma, so I have to be careful of lotions/creams and their fragrances. I'm always curious about what others have found that work. Any ideas about creams and lotions that help ease eczema, especially those that don't have a really pronounced scent?

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  • Pljohns

    I don't have eczema but I use Jergens Ultra Healing-it has a very faint scent that hasn't bothered me.

  • K8sMom2002

    Thanks, guys! I'll check these out.  I'm looking forward to what other folks suggest as well.

  • Melanie Carver

    Vanicream – it was recommended to my family by National Jewish Health over a decade ago and we've used it ever since.

  • K8sMom2002

    Thanks, Melanie! Around here (I live in a fairly rural area,) I'm finding it kind of hard to locate. I'll keep checking pharmacies. 

    DD has had a weird thing happen that we may need to put a call into her doctor about. She's developed some irritation at the corner of her eye — it's almost as though it's chapped, right at the area where you develop crow's feet. It's hard to put lotion on it because the lotion gets INTO the eye. We don't know why it happened or what triggered it, but I'm keeping an eye on it (er, no pun intended.)

  • Jen

    Cynthia – DD1 has had issues with eyelid eczema in the past.  Since steroid ointments are typically recommended for the face, the dermatologist prescribed Protopic for her to use in that area.  It cleared things up for her.

  • Kathy P

    We used to use Protopic around the eyes too. One year A had such badeczema under her eyes. She looked awful and we had another parent reportit to the office that she had impetigo! She didn't, it was just theeczema crust! Poor kid was mortified!

  • K8sMom2002

    Yikes, Kathy! That's NOT what a kiddo should have to go through! Even if the misunderstanding was cleared up quickly, there's no un-ringing that bell!

    The lotion/Vaseline so far has eased up the area. I've mentioned to DD that we could head back to the dermatologist, but she says she's tired of doctors for awhile, plus she doesn't want to miss school more than she has to. She wants to go only if she absolutely MUST. I get that. She's going to be seeing her fill of docs in the next little bit and if our home remedy has worked, !

    But I'll keep the protopic in mind if it should flare again. It's a good thing to have to ask the dermatologist about.

  • Jen

    Does anyone switch up their cream/lotion when it's warmer out?  I'm thinking that some of the thicker creams we use in fall/winter might be too heavy sometimes for summer.