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#1 VJs Mummy

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

Just wondering if anyone else has had pompholyx dyshidrotic eczema

If so what products would u recommend that are safe during pregnancy, I have dermaid the steroid cream, also have a cream the pharmacist recommended i could use in between the dermaid also have some polaramine to stop the itching also been bathing in calamine lotion,
So any other suggestions as apparently it is hard to get rid of and usually use a stronger steroid cream but apparently there is nothing safe in pregnancy

#2 mandala

Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

I would suggest you double-check whether the creams are safe in pregnancy. I had some pretty potent steroid ointments, and my GP, OB and obstetric physician all told me to go ahead.

Itchy eczema is awful sad.gif I really feel for you.

ETA: Try http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/mothersafe/Local.asp to find a local expert to confirm whether the creams are safe or not.

The 'no steroids during pregnancy' is usually more about oral steroids rather than topical creams and ointments.

E2TA: http://www.motherisk.org/prof/updatesDetai...?content_id=977 has some good information to discuss with your doctor.

Edited by KRT, 01 February 2013 - 06:07 PM.

#3 PeanutButterTurtle

Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

I've still been using celestone/elocon during pregnancy, only as needed. I get a combination of atopic eczema and dyshidrotic, atopic on tummy/arms/legs, but dyshidrotic on my hands and feet - I find that bursting the little blisters is the fastest way to get rid of the itch...not ideal as it's an infection risk, but so much better than itching all day and night! Oral steroids aren't recommended, but it all comes down to risks and benefits.

#4 Perpetual

Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

Like the PP I bust the bubbles when they get too big and itchy (instant relief).

I also coat my hands in tea tree antiseptic stuff minimum twice a day to try and help with the dryness and help with the infection risk.

ETA: I just noticed that link says not to use in pregnancy. The container I have does not have that warning and I have never been told tea tree is unsafe while pregnant.

Edited by WinterDancesHere, 01 February 2013 - 09:17 PM.

#5 PeanutButterTurtle

Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Oh, the other thing I find really helpful is a cream called Silic15 - it's made by Ego. It's a dimethicone-based moisturiser, really thick and goopy but it's good stuff! It doesn't stain like some of the other moisturisers do either. It can be a bit hard to find, I only ever found it in Amcal chemists. Comes in a small tube or big tub.


#6 VJs Mummy

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:02 AM

Ok cool thanks the dermaid was script given by the gp, calamine i just did myself and the other cream i asked pharmacist, but yes the itching is the worst and im hopeless with popping them as much as i would like too loll

#7 Mamabear2010

Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

I have eczema on my hands. Not sure what type it is. I've always found over the counter cortisone creams aren't strong enough. I've had various creams prescribed by GPs but the most effective creams have been prescribed by my dermatologist. She prescribes celestone and elocon for me. She's very careful to only prescribe category A creams, even when I'm not pregnant! Cortisone creams are the only thing that stops my itch.

Her advice for me is to:
- avoid all soaps (use QV wash or similar instead)
- moisturise whenever the area gets washed (eg everytime I wash my hands)
- use Neutrogena hand cream (this is great. You can use it on other parts of the body too. Thick & goopy.). I find other gentle moisturisers (like Hamilton) aren't sufficient. I know some people recommend Moogoo

I try not to pop blisters. I find it makes it worse. If you can get a referral to a dermatologist, they are worth it (although hard to get into).

ETA: I've been prescribed Dermaid by gps in the past and I didn't find it worked very well. If you can't see a dermatologist, I'd suggest asking for a different steroid cream. My current cortisone creams bring almost instant relief.

Good luck. Eczema is awful when it's itchy.

Edited by Mamabear2010, 02 February 2013 - 07:30 AM.

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