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Dry skin near eyes question
Board: Kid Shenanigans
Jan 31, 2010 9:07pm
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My DD has dry skin around her eyes & eye lids. I don’t want to use normal lotions, balms because it is so close to her eyes. She is allergic to lanolin. I thought about Burt’s bees, but it often has things that would sting if it got rubbed in her eyes.

There is a real wealth of knowledge in this community. Any ideas?
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Reply to: #486631 by how and kris
Jan 31, 2010 10:17pm
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You could try a thin layer of vaseline and see if that works.
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Reply to: #486631 by how and kris
Jan 31, 2010 11:21pm
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I made a great lotion for my dd by mixing olive oil and vaseline. her skin gets very dry and develops a bumpy rash. this healed it right up and left the skin soft. she said it didn't sting on the rash, or when it got into what she (still) calls an "owie" but most people would call a sore or open wound. don't know if it would sting on eyes. it certainly can't hurt to try.

to make it, I put heaping tablespoon of vaseline in a dish, drizzled some olive oil in and mixed it with the back of the spoon. kept adding oil until it was a lotion consistency. it tends to look a little like yellow runny-nose stuff. I bought an empty lotion squeeze bottle in walmart's travel aisle and poured the lotion into it for dispensing.

romana
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Reply to: #486653 by Romana
Feb 1, 2010 12:08am
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I don't have a vaseline in the house, but I'll try to get out and get some soon to try this.

I forgot that DD made her own bath products once and used olive oil and almond oil. I didn't think about how wonderful her stuff was. Untill I can get some Vaseline, maybe I could try just the oils put on very thin.
However, I do worry about her zit prone skin using oils and/or vaseline. At this point though pimples may be better than the flakey skin.

thanks for the ideas
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Reply to: #486659 by how and kris
Feb 1, 2010 4:15am
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Try baby lotion (NOT baby oil). Baby lotion is made for sensitive skin. I have extremely sensitive skin and I also cannot use lanolin, but I have rubbed baby lotion over my entire face without stinging. I think Burt's makes a baby lotion which would be even better since it's natural. Another suggestion is eye cream - the night kind. Eye cream is made to be extra moisturizing. Good luck!
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Reply to: #486667 by Dizzy
Feb 1, 2010 5:39am
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Eye cream is made to be extra moisturizing.

This was my first thought. Of course she will have no wrinkles either :)
Terrio
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Reply to: #486631 by how and kris
Feb 1, 2010 5:43am
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Try hydrocortisone. My son has severe eczema and that's where his doctor had us start. Now we've moved onto some heavy duty prescription lotions. But hydrocortisone should work for most people. If it doesn't clear in a few days, see your doctor. There are different levels of prescription lotions and they work very quickly. :)
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Reply to: #486631 by how and kris
Feb 1, 2010 8:13am
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Some organic olive oil works well. My oldest had infant eczema and I didn't want to use anything dangerous and that was the first suggestion his doctor made.
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Reply to: #486713 by veganf and the Dolphins
Feb 1, 2010 11:11am
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I usually call my and/or howie's mom and between the two families they have run into it before and know what to do. This time both Mom's said "I dunno".

I'm starting with what I have in the house...olive oil, almond oil and hydrocortozine. No, not mixed together. :) We have Gril Scouts tonight. We'll stop at CVS on the way home and pick up some other suggestions if her eye lids and surrounding skin don't look better by then.

Thanks
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Reply to: #486793 by how and kris
Feb 1, 2010 11:33am
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one last suggestion. My son is 2 1/2 and since he was born he has had awful skin. He was never soft and smooth like a baby, his skin was rough and always looked like he had a rash on his arms and legs. The doctors prescribed everything they could think of. We used cortisone, creams (not lotion, lotion contains alcohol which is drying to the skin), he had steroid creams, oils, baby wash, baby lotions, everything. I changed our soap, our clothes detergent, diaper brands, and nothing made it go away. It was so bad I didn't want him to go with shorts and tshirts or just onsies. Then my mom remembered somehting that my brother used 20+ years ago. It's called Dermarest. I rubbed his whole little body down 2x everyday and within a week the irritations on his skin were gone. Now i can rub him down 1 -2 times a week after bath and he never breaks out. Great stuff! I don't know if it will work or can be used around eyes, but maybe someone else can use it.
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Reply to: #486631 by how and kris
Feb 1, 2010 7:55pm
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I had that for a bit and figured out that it was a new eye lotion I tried. Check if there is a new soap, laundry detergent, lotion, or any product or routine that has changed recently and discontinue use.