I have been given a type of unscented petroleum jelly by my GP. But there is an odour... Can anyone recommend a good moisturiser that has a pleasant smell please? I was going to treat myself to some almond butter from L'Occitane but not sure if it's suitable. Does anyone know of any other moisturiser that the GP can give me on prescription please which has a better scent? Many thanks xx
Can anyone recommend good moisturiser please? I have l... - LSN
There are a few. Double-base, Dibrobase, E45, Cetraban, Epaderm (which can be used as a wash too). Almond butter is OK, but what you have to avoid is perfume. In an oedematous leg, the perfume molecules cannot penetrate the deeper skin layers, and the lymph cannot deal with them - it may increase the chance of folliculitis. Some of my clients use organic reduced odour coconut oil - and cook with it too!! It is a great moisturiser.
I have just started using comfrey cream. The logic is that it is good for treating tennis elbow (gathering of fluid in the joint) so why not use it to disperse lymph fluid? So far results look good, could be the cream or that because it is quite stiff the massage action required to spread it works wonders. W
Either way I am sticking with it..
hiya i have a cream called Epiderm in a pump bottle its very good and my lymphodema nurse put me on it. there is also an epiderm wash which is like a tub of lard i dont like this one personally, but the epiderm cream is lovely and creamy. your dr can give it to you on perscription as i have mine from the dr. Hope this helps x
I am another Doublebase Gel lymphie but with added complication of eczema! I get 500g pump dispenser and 100g tubes prescribed, handy for holiday travel, gym, swimming and so on. Recently I have also been prescribed QV ointment as my skin is also very dry, but it's far 'gunkier' and is more like the Hydromol ointment decscribed in the same way. I put it on at night after a bath then shower it off in the morning before applying the DB Gel. It's all a bit of a mission but it helps keep my skin in better condition!
Hi Eleanor --Not sure if available in UK (I'm in USA) but the two I've had luck with since lymphedema are: Cerave -- thin, jar or pump, easy to spread and Eucerine Original Healing Creme (not "advanced formula" as that is similar to Cerave) This one is thicker and harder to rub in-- almost like a paste, but be patient-- it really moisturizes well and keeps skin supple. Both have a ph supposedly good for LE.