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Old 03-05-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Question What do you use for really dry itchy sensitive skin?

dd skin is so sensitive we can't use anything perfumed etc. she has little bumps all over her upper arms and legs, you can't really see them but you can sure feel it. it feels like sand paper. she gets exzema once in awhile also which we use hydrocotisone for which clears that up, but doesn't do anything for the dry rough skin. we use a lil keri oil in at bath time which isn't every day as the water is an irritant on its own sometimes. our dr hasn't given any other solutions or recommendations.

just wondering if anyone else deals with this and has found a solution? suggestions? hit me!

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Re: What do you use for really dry itchy sensitive skin?

Coconut oil. My youngest and I have weird skin (we've actually found some free and clear detergents we can't use) that is not just sensitive, but dry even in humid places and we live basically in the desert, so it gets really dry. I have found coconut oil works the best. Also, see if any foods trigger it. Dairy triggers my daughter's eczema the worst, though there is at least one other trigger I've not figured out yet.

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My skin's sensitive and super-dry. My favorite moisture solution is Renew lotion from Melaleuca. It smells kind of strange at first (like tea tree oil), but you learn to love it. It moisturizes so deep!
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Careful with the Melaleuca... some people (myself included) actually react to the tea tree oil and it's not pretty! My eczema got way worse with it.

I like to use Aveeno, unscented.
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I personally prefer simple, I prefer olive oil or shea but have heard great things about coconut oil.

I also agree tea tree can be harsh for some people.

BTW what lotion and shampoo are you using? Often it is less about lotions and more about the other products you use.
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regular ol' Aveeno. NOT the baby kind.
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My DD has the same thing. SHe has eczema and super sensitive skin which she got from DH. She's even allergic to California Baby except the Super Sensitive line (which still makes her skin dry). So we use Eucerin cream (the one in the tub) every time we change her dipes. We put the cream all over her body paying particular attention to the driest spots (knees, elbows). We also use HC 1% on the red/rough areas . Everything looks good right now so this has worked for us very well!

Her ped also told us not to use coconut oil.
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My DD has the same thing. SHe has eczema and super sensitive skin which she got from DH. She's even allergic to California Baby except the Super Sensitive line (which still makes her skin dry). So we use Eucerin cream (the one in the tub) every time we change her dipes. We put the cream all over her body paying particular attention to the driest spots (knees, elbows). We also use HC 1% on the red/rough areas . Everything looks good right now so this has worked for us very well!

Her ped also told us not to use coconut oil
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I wonder why?
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I think maybe because of our family history with allergies.
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I think maybe because of our family history with allergies.
That makes sense. I would still try Olive Oil though even with a history of allergies myself.
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