eczema honey

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  1. Feb 21, 2020 #21

    cmzaha

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    Allergies are brutal and food allergies and skin allergies are not always connected. There are some things I can eat that do not cause my skin to break out and visa versa. It is trial and error for the most part and /or skin patch testing. One ointment I have having a little success with lately is Eucrisa which is not steroid-based, but very expensive. My doctor was able to get my insurance to pay for most of the cost with a $100.00 copay. Eczema is miserable and can be very dangerous. BTW I have always been able to use Tide detergent while I cannot use many others and I never use fabric softeners, just vinegar rinse. Snuggle being the very worst fabric softener for me.
     
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    I make a cream with honey, beeswax and propolis (the latter being the ingredient which I love most) all from our bees and combine them with plant oils, glycerine, water an emulsifying wax and preservative - it works a treat for a lot of people with eczema and it takes the itch out of the kin and speeds up the healing - -t is the propolis content which does this - we make the same cream without it and although great for sensitive skin it doesn't have the same dramatic effect - just entering some skincare awards with the propolis creams so fingers crossed
     
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    I did say sometimes. :p I agree, trial/error is the only way to truly narrow down causes/treatments, if other means don't work.
     
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    Their soap has “sorbitol” and “propylene glycol” in the ingredients list. Which makes me wonder what they have in the other products. Wouldn’t they be taking a huge risk selling products with honey without preservatives?
     
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    Yes, you did say sometimes. :D
     
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    They do list the preservative (not the INCI name but whatever). The problem is the missing emulsifying wax (or similar).

    @alison derrick 's cream sounds nice. I always worry about preserving creams (or anything) with too much edible stuff in them, but I don't have very much experience and it seems to be doable.
     
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  7. Feb 26, 2020 #27

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    my husband is sensitive to just about every laundry detergent but Era. I wash my son’s in Arm & Hammer sensitive/fragrance free. My son doesn’t eat much so I wonder what he could be sensitive to food wise. Thank you also @MGM for your thoughts.

    I just thought about the body wash my son loves. When he takes lots of baths his skin is most irritated. Now I need to check the ingredients on that closer.
     
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    That's the downside with ezcema. My daughter rarely got to take bubble baths. Definitely look at the ingredients or, push come to shove, limit bath time.
     
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    I use cold power (a commercial clothes detergent) which seems to have less additives than others but even with that I have to double rinse (which is easy on a long wash cycle) his clothes as my DH has eczema. If I don’t double rinse he starts to get itchy as soon as he starts to get hot (and I guess sweaty). He can never wear clothes twice and only wears cotton or linen next to his skin.

    My son had to get special permission - with a note from the dermatologist - to wear cotton socks to school - not the regulation polyester ones - and could only wear leather shoes. He used to have baths with colloidal oatmeal instead of soap. That was before I started to make castile for him and DH.

    My other 2 boys have no skin problems at all.

    Eczema is such a very difficult skin problem to live with.
     
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