vasaline on itchy dry skin

Bianca - posted on 07/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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when my daughter has a bad flare up i rub her down in vasaline at night before she goes to bed and by the next day its gone down and her skin looks better. It works for me so i thought maybe yall would like to try it and see how it works for u.

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Roxann - posted on 01/25/2010

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Do yo know that vaseline and mineral oil and even lanolin are not good products for us to have ingest into our skin think about gaseline or pertroleum they are not natural and clog our pores and don't even help our skin everything we put on our skin goes into our pores would you agree so try natural because it heals ,moisturizes and protects the skin not harm it with toxins www.Arbonne .com all natural botanicals Abc line mix baby lotion and oil together and you will see a big difference 45 day money back guarantee ID#18451866 this is really a good product from switzerland you will be so happy!!!!

Liz - posted on 10/29/2009

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Fleur I agree, Vaseline makes my skin and my son's skin worse as well. We both have eczema and Vaseline raises our skin and it ends up even itchier! I use Eucerin cream and love it. It is a bit pricier than other creams, but completely worth it. My Dr. also just added menthol to our steroid creams and it has been working great. I thought it would burn and irritate my son's skin, but it has done the complete opposite!

Amy - posted on 09/03/2009

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We use Aquaphor by Eucerin. I put a thick layer of it on our daughter at bedtime so she can sleep with it on rather than deal with it during the day. Summertime was hard because it's so hot to be dealing with lotions. Now that it's cooling down, I have a trick. I put it on her, then put sweatpants and a sweatshirt on INSIDE OUT so the fuzzes don't get all over her. She hates it because it's sticky, and the sweatshirt trick has made it not as bad, but it makes a huge difference. I have to be vigilant about it, though, because a few days off and it's back again.

Fleur - posted on 08/12/2009

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i must be the only person in the world who cant use it.if i put it on me it attracts every bit of fluff in the house,i feel like a basted chicken lol,it irratates my psoriasis and causes it to turn red and nasty,anyone got any other types of creams or ointments that are good

Sabrina - posted on 07/25/2009

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I just wanted to add a lil side note to this, I'll agree that Vasaline helps but it only locks in the moisture already in the skin, it does not add moisture like lotions/creams do. If you are going to grease your lil one up with Vasaline, the best time to do it is within 3 min of a bath to help lock in that extra moisture soaked up from the bath.

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