Jump to content
eczema and swimming pools
10 replies to this topic
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?
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.
Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.
The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.
Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.
For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".
She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have invited well-wishers to see Princess Charlotte outside church in Sandringham on day of her baptism.
Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.
My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person
The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.
Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.
The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.
A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.
Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.
My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.
Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.
This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.
The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.
Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.
It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.
Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.
Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.
From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.
"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."
Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.
When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.
Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.
One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.
Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.
The Studio host Sarah Harris doesn't mind if her first baby is a boy or girl, but she does hope it is born with one thing in particular.
Top 5 Articles
Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.
From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.
While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.
Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.
A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.
Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".
Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.
The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.
More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.
Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.
A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.
It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.
How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?
A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.
Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.
Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.
Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.
The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).
I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.