Recommended suncream - 6yr old with eczema?

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Found 26th Jun
It's not too bad, but all the brands I've tried made her skin start drying out.
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Solait superdrug
Also cut out gluten and dont use moisturisers from the nhs which contain alcohol
I saw this on amazon.
But I don't know if it suit your child

amazon.co.uk/gp/…031
I've always used p20 on my daughter who has excema. It's a bit more expensive but you only put it on once a day so you save on the long run. BTW, she is ginger and very fair skinned too.
A friend of mine recommends ultra sun but it’s expensive. Unfortunately it can be a case of trial and error to find what works for your daughter. Have you tried child’s farm suncream? It’s designed for sensitive skin and their moisturisers have helped a lot of people with eczema.
Advice from the NHS is as follows:

Make sure to check the label of the sunscreen you intend purchasing for any ingredients that you know your child is allergic to. Test any new sunscreen on a small area before applying it to the whole body. Put on your child’s emollient and steroids first then put the sun protection cream on 30 minutes later. Remember to put more sun protection cream on regularly throughout the day and especially after swimming.

And for anyone with severe eczema, they might also want to look into creams which include endolysins. Though do bear in mind, the creams are not cheap.

This is not a sunscreen by the way, it's a treatment for eczema if you are interested, and not a cure either.

To date, anecdotal evidence and individual case studies have reported some impressive improvements with the use of endolysin creams, though not everyone with eczema will benefit to the same degree – it depends on how important a role Staphylococcus aureus plays in a particular individual’s eczema.

And let's not forget, anecdotes don't qualify as robust evidence: there is not enough rigour to them and they have little scientific value. Though that said there is a lot of research being carried out on endolysins at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam in the Netherlands where they are working on clinical trials to find out how this new treatment can help eczema.

Also, the cream doesn't contain any substance that's classified as a drug, so is less tightly regulated and is already available outside of the trials being carried out at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam.
Edited by: "LemonHead" 26th Jun
Ultrasun, my son gets it on prescription from GP, its excellent.
ellenw6 h, 38 m ago

Ultrasun, my son gets it on prescription from GP, its excellent.


Thanks my GP informed me they no longer prescribe eczema cream such as the double base gel, I doubt they'll offer me the above sadly
ellenw30th Jun

Ultrasun, my son gets it on prescription from GP, its excellent.


Hi ellenw, I visited my GP and as thought they didn't prescribe the specialist sun cream, did you need to make a specific request or was it straightforward for your GP to prescribe it? I'm wondering if it's area specific?
SCuboid6 h, 29 m ago

Hi ellenw, I visited my GP and as thought they didn't prescribe the …Hi ellenw, I visited my GP and as thought they didn't prescribe the specialist sun cream, did you need to make a specific request or was it straightforward for your GP to prescribe it? I'm wondering if it's area specific?


I'm in South Wales, we're allowed one 100ml per month but you only need apply Ultrasun once a day.
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