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Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:06 PM
DS1 has eczema that really flares up in winter and after swimming lessons. It had almost disappeared after having a break for 3 weeks. After today's lesson he has big red patches all over his back and is complaining that he's sore. What can I do to help/prevent/treat this? i'm not prepared to give up the lessons as he loooooooves the water and needs to learn to swim.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:08 PM
I find the same with my daughter her eczema can flair up after swiming. My only advice is to moisturise the whole body regularly I use QV cream on my daughter each night after her bath. When she swims in the pool I make her take a fresh water shower straight after. It helps a bit.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:33 PM
I just made sure that DD had a shower straight afterwards and then moisturised her, i found this helped alot.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:37 PM
I wonder if you put cream on before, would that create a barrier to the chlorine (or what ever the irritant is)? Might also make him slippery, not good if he is in the early stages where teacher has to hold him!
Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:45 PM
DS' swimming teacher recommended applying sunscreen before his swimming lesson to help with his eczma. It worked for us although he only has mild eczma.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:12 PM
We would lather our child up in dermeze before going in, have shower immediately afterwards, more dermeze and then a QV bath in the evening
Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:18 PM
Does DS swin in a salt or chlorine pool? I find salt to be worse for my eczema.
Anyway, I would recommend a barrier cream such as Moo Goo Eczema and Psoriasis Balm on any areas that flare up.
Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:19 PM
Yep, dermeze (or something thick and slimy)on the side of the pool right before lesson, then straight into shower (dont wait til you get home) use dermaveen bath and shower oil on a washer in the shower, and then a good moisturiser (dermeze, or QV kids balm are good)
Then a nice soak in a bath with dermaveen bath and shower oil before bed, followed with another moisturising.
Be careful with QV, especially QV flare up, as I've heard a lot of eczema kids flaring up with it!
Posted 26 April 2010 - 02:18 PM
I would stay away from QV too, made DD excema flare up terribly.
Before swimming, I would lather her up in a barrier cream moisturiser right before going in the pool, then straight in a shower and more cream to moisturise.
We are very lucky that she has grown out of it, and now has beautiful skin, you wouldn't even know she had suffered from excema.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 02:37 PM
Dermeze is a great moisturiser to use before swimming- it is a paraffin mixture and maintains a protective barrier between the skin and the water.
DS had nasty eczema after his first swimming lesson. From then on I applied a good layer of Dermeze, showered him immediately after the pool and re-moisturised (plain sorbolene or Dermeze) and we haven't had any problems since.
Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:11 PM
Thanks for the advice everyone. DS1 isnearly four, so goes in by himself now - the teacher only holds him occasionally. The pool is your standard overheated chlorine variety.
I'll have to check out Dermeze brand as I've been using QV but it doesn't seem to help. Does it make any difference if you put a rashy on them?
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