Product Type: E45 in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Not much itch relief but plenty of burn
E45 Itch Relief Cream
Member Name: k32x
E45 Itch Relief Cream
Advantages: It has no potent active ingredients
Disadvantages: It caused pain and did nothing/little for the itching
As someone who has suffered on and off with eczema and allergic dermatitis, I have tried a variety of products over the years.
While pregnant, I woke up one morning to find that I had had a flare up in the night and needed to get something to stop the unbearable itching and me making the problem worse. I did not want to use Eumovate or hydrocortisone due to some of the active ingredients, but also didn't think that a basic moisturiser would do the job. After rummaging around Boots, I stumbled across this product and decided that it would be the best one way to try as e45 is such a well known brand and I have used their basic moisturiser before without issue.
As soon as I could I put the cream on, expecting relief from my tight skin and from the itching. Unfortunately that was not to be the case. Even where the skin was not that badly damaged this cream really stung and made my skin feel tighter and uncomfortable, and when I got some on the sore area of skin I nearly leaped onto the ceiling the pain was that bad. It literally felt like my skin was being burned. I washed it off as quickly as I could, but even that and drying the area was bad because the cream had irritated the skin so quickly.
As for the itching relief, I really don't believe that this cream did anymore than a basic moisturiser would have done, and I could have purchased that for half the price.
Overall I was extremely disappointed with this product and would not use it again or recommend it to someone else. I don't think I am likely to be the only person attempting to use this cream that has sensitive skin and the burning pain is most definitely not worth it!
Summary: Would not recommend at all
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