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    Fab advice already. I would also recommend aqueous cream to ditch the soap for the time being until things have settled.
    When I had a horrid outbreak of dermatitis earlier this year I tried aqueous cream. My doctor said one of the main advantages of this is that it is cheap so can be used liberally but they now recommend Aquamax cream because it is even more hydrating. You can buy it over the counter - around 7 for 500g tub- and you can use it as a cleanser (soap substitute) and as a moisturiser. That and cortisone creams eventually calmed my condition.

    Do try your doctor as they might be able to refer you to a dermatologist. Best of luck - having a flare-up face is no fun so I hope you find a solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loveinamist View Post
    Fab advice already. I would also recommend aqueous cream to ditch the soap for the time being until things have settled. I had a bad reaction to shampoo and I have very sensitive skin. Rozex was prescribed for Rosacea as my skin developed angry areas and needed an antibiotic treatment, this cream worked like a magic wand for me. Also, wear gloves in bed, white thin cotton manicure ones, to prevent putting hand cream on your face whilst you are sleeping. Lanolin, Aloe Vera, mineral oils and perfumes are my reactive culprits. Hope you find yours very quickly.
    You have to be careful with aqueous cream. It contains sodium lauryl sulfate (not the same as sodium laureth sulfate, but still a known skin irritant).

    Caroline Hirons' blog is a useful source of excellent advice:

    http://www.carolinehirons.com/2015/0...-inactive.html
    http://www.carolinehirons.com/2012/0...t-to-list.html
    http://www.carolinehirons.com/2015/0...gredients.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElfinAngel View Post
    When I had a horrid outbreak of dermatitis earlier this year I tried aqueous cream. My doctor said one of the main advantages of this is that it is cheap so can be used liberally but they now recommend Aquamax cream because it is even more hydrating. You can buy it over the counter - around 7 for 500g tub- and you can use it as a cleanser (soap substitute) and as a moisturiser. That and cortisone creams eventually calmed my condition.

    Do try your doctor as they might be able to refer you to a dermatologist. Best of luck - having a flare-up face is no fun so I hope you find a solution.
    I used to use Fucidin H (with HydroCortisone) from my GP for dermatitis on my hands, and later noticed that Alpha H Age delay Hand Cream manages the condition as well if not better, and as a lighter version when the healing already took place I use Liquid Gold every other night. I'm now all clear but noticed that it's the washing up liquid that brings it on so I need to remember to wear the rubber gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maymorganlondon View Post
    You have to be careful with aqueous cream. It contains sodium lauryl sulfate (not the same as sodium laureth sulfate, but still a known skin irritant).

    Caroline Hirons' blog is a useful source of excellent advice:

    http://www.carolinehirons.com/2015/0...-inactive.html
    http://www.carolinehirons.com/2012/0...t-to-list.html
    http://www.carolinehirons.com/2015/0...gredients.html
    tata maymorgan, was familiar with this site,
    but not seen info in the last link,
    and have learned quite a bit more than i knew... nice one

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    you may want to try Ecover Washing Up Liquid also
    seems to be free of all the major irritants, as far as i know

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilith View Post
    you may want to try Ecover Washing Up Liquid also
    seems to be free of all the major irritants, as far as i know
    I did and it is still drying on my hands, I need something even more gentle.

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    I found Faith in Nature washing up liquid to be one of the best.
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    oh i see, yes, hot water is drying on hands as it is .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vienna View Post
    I found Faith in Nature washing up liquid to be one of the best.
    I've just quickly checked online and it doesn't seem to be sold on High Street as far as I can tell. Would you recommend a particular place to buy it from Vienna?

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    just came across this http://www.mypure.co.uk/organic-natu...hing-up-liquid
    had some lovely things from mypure.co.uk - free delivery too,
    only yesterday got a nice natural konjac sponge from them and some natural Seabuckthorn oil and they included a nice sample of Madara Micellar Water

    it is a good selection and all conform to their purity promise : http://www.mypure.co.uk/promise (if you don't know it already ...) and they got 20% off everything at the mo

    Faith in Nature, seen it in my health food shop and Holland & Barrett, but never tried it
    H&B have a buy one, get one half price at the mo on everything,
    and i might try the Faith in Nature Bathfoam, now you got me interested

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