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    Default Eczema friendly sunscreen?

    Hi all! Wondering if anyone can recommend a sunscreen that doesn't make ezcema flare up? My son has had very bad facial eczema for over a year. We finally got it under control using some fairly strong steroids.

    It has been aggravated again for a few weeks, but not as bad as it was. But childcare have started putting sunscreen on the kids this week (?) and it has blown right up again.

    What works for you?? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwowilldo View Post
    Hi all! Wondering if anyone can recommend a sunscreen that doesn't make ezcema flare up? My son has had very bad facial eczema for over a year. We finally got it under control using some fairly strong steroids.

    It has been aggravated again for a few weeks, but not as bad as it was. But childcare have started putting sunscreen on the kids this week (?) and it has blown right up again.

    What works for you?? Thanks.
    I purchased a banana boat mineral sunscreen for sensitive skin. Works well on my dd who has eczema but she doesn't get it on the face.

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    What type of sunscreen have you been using? There are a few different types out there. Have you asked your chemist? They might have a few ideas. Try Avon as well. Banana boat flairs my skin up. Avon and Mary Kay both have brilliant sunscreens and they work well for me. I also find sometimes the cheaper sunscreens promoted by the cancer council are fine.

    As I said though, speak to your Dr or chemist too because it might be something found in all sunscreen that your little one can't use. Also ensure the day care centre cleans his skin before putting sunscreen on

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    Invisible zinc. It has nothing but zinc. It's really $$ the baby one I get DD is $20 for a tiny tub that only lasts a fortnight during summer. The adults one I get is $30 or $40 and lasts most of summer.

    Wot not is amazing too butI can only buy it online so I usually just get the above.

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    Last season Ithink we used the cancer council baby/toddler one on his body. But we never really put much on his face, because I didn't want to aggravate the eczema further. So not sure how he would react if we used it frequenty.

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    Double check that they are cleaning his face before putting sunscreen on. Sometimes dirt or food that hasn't been washed off properly causes eczema too

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