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GlaxoSmithKline Eumovate Eczema and Dermatitis Cream
Member Name: MikeBorry
GlaxoSmithKline Eumovate Eczema and Dermatitis Cream
Date: 21/03/11, updated on 17/07/12 (349 review reads)
Advantages: Quickly clears up dry, inflamed skin.
Disadvantages: None, although it is a bit stinky.
~ Eumovate ~
My seven year old son has suffered with eczema since he was about a month or so old. We were back and forth the doctors pretty much every week and there wasn't a period of time I can remember his skin being totally clear.
Considering quite how bad his skin actually was, he barely cried. It was like he was used to it and it didn't bother him. He has always been really good with the not scratching and no rubbing his skin whilst awake but in the night he would scratch so much he would be covered in blood in the morning and no matter what creams and lotions the doctor prescribed for him, they made no difference at all. Some of the creams even made his skin worse and he would end up blistered or red raw, so everything was trial and error to begin with, even the lotions for the bath, because some would make his skin go bright red and sore looking as soon as he came out of the bath.
After going through loads of different treatments with the doctor, I was in Boots one day and came across a box of eumobase, this is the non steroid version of eumovate so I grabbed a box and applied it to my sons cheeks as soon as we got home. It came in a little tube exactly like the eumovate and miraculously this cream worked wonders on clearing up the inflamed patches he already had.
I phoned the doctors and made an appointment for a few days time and the doctor was shocked at the vast improvement in my sons skin.
He said that whilst the eumobase was helping moisturise his skin it wouldn't clear the eczema totally as there was no steroid. I was already aware of this so was quite pleased when he prescribed the steriod from of the cream Eumovate.
Other steroid creams hadn't helped in any way what so ever, neither had any other moisturises such as diprobase etc.. I carried on with the eumobase but also applied the eumovate cream and his skin improved so much even after 3 days of use. I was applying it twice maybe three times a day to begin with and when the initial infection or cracks had healed I was only then applying the eumovate maybe once a week, if his skin started to flare up. The eumobase however kept his skin supple in the meanwhile.
Nowdays the skin on his face is pretty much clear all of the time, he may get the odd patch now and again but his hands still suffer. But a quick application of the eumovate clears it up straight away.
My grandmother also suffers with eczema on the back of her legs and she had tried so many different creams and then when she seen my sons skin and asked how it was so clear I mentioned eumovate and she has used it since.
Eumovate is available on prescription but can also be bought in pharmacies and places such as boots. It costs £6.70 for a 15g tube in Boots and in my opinion it is worth every penny.
If I had photo's of my son through the few days I started with this cream I would show you the proof of how great this cream is but alas I don't so you will have to take my word.
Taken from Boots.com
Eumovate Eczema & Dermatitis 0.05% Cream - for itchy, red, dry skin. To clear flare-up and break the itch-scratch cycle of eczema and dermatitis. Contains Clobetasone butyrate 0.05% w/w.
It does say on the site suitable for adults and children over 12 years. I had the cream off my doctor to begin with so I would get a doctors advice before applying it to a childs skin.
After checking on the Boots site I have also found they no longer have Eumobase, it is now called Eumocream and it does say new! I am thinking that it is the same stuff but I may be wrong. I have had a quick look at the ingredients for both and they look pretty much the same.
I would use them both together for the full effect.
Eumovate is a stinky white (ish) cream that has quite a thick consistancy. Follow the instructions as this tells you how much to use. Usually based on how many fingertips of cream is needed for different parts of the body. A little does go a long way and it needs to be quite thinly spread.
Summary: A great cream for eczema.
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