Best Emollients/Creams for Baby/Child Eczema
Does your child or baby have itchy eczema? What you apply to your baby or child’s skin can make it better or worse depending on the ingredients. Make sure to read the ingredients and research what are common eczema triggers in creams and emollients. To make it easy, visit the National Eczema Association. They have already done your homework and recommend products that do not contain know eczema triggers. They also have a program where companies can receive the National Eczema Association’s Seal of Acceptance if the products meet specific standards and submit to testing. Products with the National Eczema Association’s Seal of Acceptance have also been rated by moms and eczema sufferers just like you.
Below are a list of eczema creams and emollients rated 5 out of 5 stars from the National Eczema Association. The websites are included in case you want to order.
Exederm® Baby Lotion, Baby Moisturizing Cream and Baby Oil have all been given top ratings with the National Eczema Association’s Seal of Acceptance. These products do not contain chemicals or ingredients that aggravate eczema or trigger an eczema flare. These ratings have been given by moms that have tried these products on their babies or children.
SEAL OF ACCEPTANCE RATING: 5 OUT OF 5 stars.
Glaxal Base® Moisturizing Cream is the Number #1 brand recommended by physicians and pharmacists in Canada and is recently available in the United States at Wal-mart. This eczema cream re-hydrates severely dry skin. It is Non-greasy, hypoallergenic and free of perfumes. It received 5 out of 5 stars from the National Eczema Association. Visit www.glaxalbase.com
Mustela® Dermo-Pediatrics Stelatopia® Lipid-Replenishing Balm, Milky Bath Oil, and Moisturizing Cream have the National Eczema Association’s Seal of Acceptance and have all received 5 out of 5 stars from the National Eczema Association. They are free of artificial colors, parabens and perfumes. They are formulated for eczema skin and sensitive skin and do not contain eczema irritants.
Visit www.mustelaUSA.com to order.
Theraplex® Barrier Balm, Clear Lotion Oil and Eczema Therapy Lotion have the National Eczema Association’s Seal of Acceptance and have also received 5 out of 5 stars. The Barrier Balm penetrates deep into dry, rough, cracked skin to provide hours of relief. The Clear Lotion is an oil that works great after bathing and showering to lock moisture into severely dry, eczema skin. The Eczema Therapy Lotion relieves dry skin and leaves it soft and smooth. Visit www.theraplex.com to order.
Vanicream and Vaniply are recommended by most dermatologists and allergists in the United States for eczema and sensitive skin. Vanicream is best for mild to moderate eczema. Vaniply is great for moderate to severe eczema. These products were specifically designed for individuals with eczema and sensitive skin. Given the National Eczema Seal of Acceptance, Vanicream and Vaniply received 5 out of 5 stars in their reviews and are dye free, fragrance free, free of lanolin, parabens and formaldehyde. They are also gluten-free. Both products work great after a lukewarm bath or shower or applied several times a day. Visit www.psico.com or www.adrescuewear.com
The Best Way to Apply Creams and Emollients to Eczema: Always use an emollient or cream following a lukewarm bath or shower if you or your child have eczema. The emollient or cream needs to be applied immediately after patting dry with a clean towel. If eczema is severe, consider wet wrap therapy. Studies show an average reduction in eczema symptoms by 70% in 5 easy treatments. http://www.adrescuewear.com/the-solution-for-your-childs-itchy-eczema/