Best eczema creams, lotions and washes
Expert skincare advice
As seen in The Independent
The Independent collated a list of the 12 best products for soothing children’s sensitive skin, with advice from GP and Cosmedics’ founder Dr Ross Perry.
The feature outlined that over half of children in the UK have some sort of skin sensitivity or irritation (57%) and at least 20% have eczema, a condition which causes dry and intensely itchy skin.
It can be difficult to treat in babies. Damage to the natural skin barrier can damage delicate skin and allow moisture to escape. The dryness leaves it vulnerable and inflammation can make it tender and itchy.
Eczema can be triggered by a host of environmental factors, from washing detergent and baby wipes to bubble bath and even changes in the weather.
Dr Ross Perry GP and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics specialises in eczema, told The Independent:
“Most people will outgrow eczema during childhood. However, it has been estimated that up to 15 million people in the UK could be living with eczema. In 2015, GPs in England wrote about 27 million prescriptions for the topical agents used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis [eczema] at a cost of approximately £169 million.”
The Independent tested a series of steroid-free products on adults with sensitive skin, then on a 9 month old baby prone to nappy and heat rash. Aveeno baby dermexa emollient cream topped the list with a rating of 10/10, earning the Independent’s ‘Best Buy’ badge for best overall performance.
To see their recommendations, visit https://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/kids/best-eczema-cream-lotions-washes-for-babies-a9666516.html.
Dr Ross Perry
Dr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.
He has particular expertise in skin surgery mole removal and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics. He has provided expert advice on sun damage and sun protection for a variety of UK media and publications.
He also comments on the latest cosmetic and anti-ageing treatment methods.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics
Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors. The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.
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