Why does my eczema get worse when I put cream on it?
“Our study has found that rubbing aqueous cream containing SLS into the skin thins this protective barrier, making the skin more susceptible to irritation by chemicals. “So to use this cream on eczemous skin, which is already thin and vulnerable to irritation, is likely to make the condition even worse.”
Can you be allergic to aqueous cream?
Side effects with aqueous cream are rare. Some people can get signs of sensitivity or an allergic reaction such as red, itchy skin. This may be confused with a flare-up of eczema or dermatitis. If you get these symptoms, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Is Aqua cream good for eczema?
Aqueous cream is the most widely prescribed emollient for the treatment of dry skin conditions and is often the first line of treatment for patients with eczema1. However, recent studies suggest that the use of aqueous cream can damage the skin barrier when used as a leave-on emollient1-3.
Does aqueous cream make eczema worse?
Aqueous cream is no longer recommended either as a leave-on emollient or as a soap substitute. In addition to being a poor moisturiser it contains the ingredient sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), which can irritate the skin and make eczema worse.
Does aqueous cream stop itching?
It is often used as a moisturiser but can irritate the skin in some people and make itching worse. For this reason aqueous cream is not the most effective moisturiser in dry skin problems. However, aqueous cream containing menthol (peppermint) is helpful to many people without dry skin as an anti-itch cream.
Is Aqua harmful to skin?
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: unusual changes in the skin (e.g., turning white/soft/soggy from too much wetness), signs of skin infection. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
What ingredients trigger eczema?
Some of the most common foods that people are sensitive to and may trigger eczema include grains, sugars, dairy and oftentimes eggs. Corn and soy also cause reactivity.
Is aqueous cream bad for your skin?
Although aqueous cream is useful as a leave-on emollient in a substantial proportion of patients with eczema, it is known that in some patients, especially in children, it can cause skin reactions, such as stinging, burning, itching and redness.