E45 cream 350g £3.50 at superdrug
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E45 cream 350g £3.50 at superdrug

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Found 8th Jan 2012
online and in store great for my psoriasis ps do not know when this will end

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You can get it far cheaper than this if you ask for Aqueous cream. Identical ingredients.

E45 is the brand name, aqueous is the generic name.

Please put the store and price in your title

iglimpse

You can get it far cheaper than this if you ask for Aqueous cream. … You can get it far cheaper than this if you ask for Aqueous cream. Identical ingredients.E45 is the brand name, aqueous is the generic name.



Are they exactly the same?
Not too sure about that

poisondwarf

Are they exactly the same?Not too sure about that



Totally identical.

Paracetamol tablets, generic, cost pence

Paramol brand. Identical ingredients. Might come in a different shape and fancy box, cost at least double.

iglimpse

Totally identical. Paracetamol tablets, generic, cost penceParamol … Totally identical. Paracetamol tablets, generic, cost penceParamol brand. Identical ingredients. Might come in a different shape and fancy box, cost at least double.



I agree about the paracetamol tablets and suchlike (ibuprofen, some cold 'remedies' all sorts of stuff) but i am not too sure about E45 and Aqueous cream being totally identical.
However I am prepared to be corrected

Edited by: "poisondwarf" 8th Jan 2012

It's not identical, and should be avoided at all cost, at least as a moisturiser. Aqueous cream contains a nasty chemical called sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), which is the last thing you want to use if you have eczema, psoriasis etc. You'll find this in other stuff like shampoos, bath foams, etc. It's harsh chemical which, believe me, will do eczema no favours. You can quite often find skincare products advertising that they are SLS-free.

Have a google and you'll find quite a bit out there on the subject, e.g.eczema.org/aqu…tml

Unfortunately, you'll still get some doctors who'll prescribe this. Utterly clueless.

nickbrewer

It's not identical, and should be avoided at all cost, at least as a … It's not identical, and should be avoided at all cost, at least as a moisturiser. Aqueous cream contains a nasty chemical called sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), which is the last thing you want to use if you have eczema, psoriasis etc. You'll find this in other stuff like shampoos, bath foams, etc. It's harsh chemical which, believe me, will do eczema no favours. You can quite often find skincare products advertising that they are SLS-free.Have a google and you'll find quite a bit out there on the subject, e.g.http://www.eczema.org/aqueous_cream.htmlUnfortunately, you'll still get some doctors who'll prescribe this. Utterly clueless.



Thanks for that clarifacation.
Unfortunately I cannot use E45 cream as it REALLY irritates my eczema..big time!!

I have actually found aqueous cream to be much better...but maybe not now

What else is on the market which would be suitable?
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