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    Default Adult Eczema

    Does anyone know of something you can use for eczema during pregnancy? I have heard that cortisone creams aren't good cos they get into your body & can affect the baby.

    Mine is stress induced & usually only shows up on my arms unless I am really really stressed then in migrates to the backs of my knees. I'm feeling great atm, no stress, but it all came from worrying whether bub was ok befoe we saw him/her on the ultrasound last Monday. But the eczema just doesn't seem to be clearing up on it's own like it usually does....


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    When i was pregnant with Kimberley i brought cream just for pregnancy called Avent. The pack had different things you could use. Not sure if they sell if here as i brought it in the UK. But i think i have seen something in the chemists.
    Sorry not much help.

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    I would suggest checking with your chemist and seeing if medihoney would be ok, I don't see anything on mine that says you can't but a chemist would know either way.

    Goodluck!

    *hugs*
    Cailin

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    Hey Sarah,

    I think it depends on the strength of the cream. I had to use some cream with cortisone in it during my PG and was able to use one that was 1.0% (was called Sigmacort 1.0% and was available over the counter). Mind you, it wasn't for eczema, but something else, but cortisone is the ingredient in it. I bought the cream after consulting with my GP and was told that it was safe to use that, but nothing stronger.

    HTH!

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    Thanks guys I'll see the chemist on Thursday night about medihoney (thanks Cai) and talk to my Dr at my appointment next week.

    Most cream make me worse, so it's just so hard to get something that works. It was ok during winter cos it was covered up, but coming into summer you can see it really obviously & that's the main thing I worry about cos it just looks yuck.

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    Hi Sarah

    Christy mentioned to me this thread was here,. I had no idea. I also suffer from eczema, at the moment it`s taking over and so itchy, wake up in the night tearing my skin apart - have it over my face, hairline, back and has now just developed on my arm and back of my neck. I have some new shampoo and conditioner which I haven`t used before so I`m wondering if it`s making things worse.

    At my first Dr`s visit I was told not to use my existing cortisone cream, today when I saw Dr I mentioned how bad my eczema is and what could I use, he gave me a script for sigmacort, only 1% cortisone and safe to use, also said to keep using sorbolene. I use it instead of soap in the shower also.

    I was at my wits end so hopefully the sigmacort cream will help.

    Take Care

    Deeanne

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    Awww Deeanne that's terrible. And here I am whinging about the little bit on my arms :-s I really hope the Sigmacort helps.

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    Sarah, don`t feel bad about whinging about your ecezma, I know exactly what it`s like even a little bit can send you around the bend, hope you find something to sooth yours.

    Take Care

    Deeanne

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    How are you going Deeanne??

    I committed a HUUUUUGE eczema sin last week & now I'm paying for it! None of my pants fit atm, so I bought new maternity pants at KMart on Sunday afternoon & wore them to work for the week. The first pair were fine, but the second pair have left my legs totally covered

    For me, I have to have everything washed in a specific washing powder or I totally break out - so I should have known better.

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    Hey Kate, can understand about the psoriasis, I suffer from it too. One thing i noticed that when i was pg with DD, my psoriasis cleared up.
    I had heard that being pg can clear up psoriais, but I had it all over so it was quite a welcome shock when it started to go.

    Nic

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