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terryleesmith
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posted October 28, 2007 02:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for terryleesmith   Click Here to Email terryleesmith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
aquaphor versus eucerin.

ok lets have at it.
why do so many use aquaphor ?
im a eucerin man.

eucerin is creamy.
aquaphor is waxy.

to me.

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Angel24755
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posted October 28, 2007 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Angel24755   Click Here to Email Angel24755     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What type of Ichthyosis do you have? My kids have Lamellar and honestly, a cream wouldn't cut it every night. We need Aquaphor every night to help trap that moisture into their skin. We tried eucerin cream and it didn't help at all...in fact, it made things a little worse. Different things work for different people. We use Cetaphil cream during the day on top of their lotion and it works just fine as a helper during the day to keep the moisture in but Aquaphor is a must for us at bedtime. Keep in mind that different products work for different people and eucerin make work fine for you but for others, not so much. My kids don't mind that Aquaphor is greasy at all. They've had it on them from the day they were born. It's something they are used to...just part of their lives. In fact, they both say they like it and they are 3 and 5 years old. We only use it at bedtime and it only gets on their pj's. It works well for us and we have no complaints.
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terryleesmith
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posted October 28, 2007 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for terryleesmith   Click Here to Email terryleesmith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have cie. actually i guess i should say
iec. i use eucerin, head to toe twice a day.
im just trying to stir up discussion.
i was wondering what the differences are.
i use generic eucerin and it works good for me.
i have never seen generic aquaphor. eucerin and aquaphor are both so expensive, i dont know what i would do if it was not for the generic.

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ChicagoLaura
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posted October 28, 2007 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ChicagoLaura   Click Here to Email ChicagoLaura     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use Aquaphor with my daughter 2x a day. I do hate how greasy it is, but it is the only thing that keeps her from getting too dry.

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libby
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posted October 28, 2007 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for libby   Click Here to Email libby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My daughter, age 12, does not care for aquaphor at all anymore. She used to have it applied to her morning and night as a toddler though. Eucerin did nothing for her skin, so I don't have anything positive to say about that product. Again, different creams/lotions for different folks! What does seem to be working for her is lachydrin mixed with glycerin and Aderma Exomega cream. We use the Lachydrin after a shower/bath and Aderma at night and during the day.

It's so funny how I keep checking this BB waiting for that miracle cream/lotion. Everything we use is just so so. Nothing has been miraculous yet.

Olivia
Mom to Claire age 12, CIE

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CShell
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posted October 28, 2007 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CShell   Click Here to Email CShell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We use both!!!! lol The combination of Eucerin and Aquaphor (once in the morning, oncce at night) make it so my kid's skin is moisturized for the 12 hours in between. I like the Eucerin because it's really thick but it gets absorbed quickly and seems to be a super-moisturizer; and I like the Aquaphor because it traps moisture in her skin.

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didi4nyc
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posted October 29, 2007 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for didi4nyc   Click Here to Email didi4nyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have come to have love hate relationship with aquaphor... its makes me feel better but at times can smell funky and can be hot... but it helps like no other creams. I dont really like eucerin, the moister did not seem to hold not even the heavy one. However in the hot summers eucerin lotion can come in handy when out and about. But Im an aquaphor girl lol as expensive as it might be.

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bambam23
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posted October 29, 2007 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bambam23   Click Here to Email bambam23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use Aquaphor, It is extremely greasy but it is very moisturizing and very comfortable on the skin its the best thing on my skin. I used eucerin and it doesn't last as long as aquaphor and doesn't moisturize as well in my opinion...I don't know I just love aquaphor..

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Hearsay
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posted October 30, 2007 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hearsay   Click Here to Email Hearsay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aquaphor works the best on most types, but as you said, the downside is the slime layer and the fabric destruction tendencies. We use it, but we limit it to at night on hands, feet, knees and elbows, and sometimes the face if my boys have chapped lips or anything. However, our type of ichthyosis doesn't involve a lot of flaking and peeling - it is just a constant buildup and lack of moisture problem. There is a generic Aquaphor at CVS and Walmart. Both work pretty well. The wholesale clubs also sell the name brand at the generic price, and Walgreens has a good sale on in every 2-3 months or so.

We've tried Eucerin, but generally, it doesn't rub in very well. My boys walk around with a layer of white slime on them for hours after using it. The Calming Creme version is too thin to hold in the moisture, so we don't use it.

We use Cetaphil on the boys. It holds the moisture and rubs in pretty well. We've tried other stuff, but it either costs more or doesn't work as well or both, and we always go back to the Cetaphil. We get it from Walgreens. They just had their sale again last week $7/jar. We bought 8 cases, which will get us through about 9 months. Hehehe. The manager looked at me like I was crazy when I ordered it.

My husband uses Jergen's Ultra Healing because it works pretty well, especially for the price. It is cheaper than the Cetaphil, even at the sale price, and he goes through a bottle every 5 days or so.

The best secret we've found is that once you put a layer on, wait about 20 minutes then put a second layer on the worst areas - for us, that's the hands, so waiting doesn't impede getting dressed or anything. We just keep a bottle/jar downstairs and another in the car and put it on just before going out the door.

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Reticular Ichthyosiform Erythroderma with white spots.
Husband, Nathan - 4, Elliot - 1, all affected.

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Nikkster
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posted October 30, 2007 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nikkster   Click Here to Email Nikkster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi There,

I'm a Eucerin girl. I use eucerin cream mixed with vaseline (lavender or baby scented). Eucerin alone was fine when I was a kid and all through high school/college. Once I hit my 20's eucerin didn't moisturize enough so now I do this mixture which works extremely well for me. Recently I've also been using eucerin, vaseline, and a little shea butter to add to the mix and that has been doing fine.

I have used Aquaphor. It is a little more expensive and kinda greasy for me. But others find that it works fabulously for them. I think it all depends on your skin type, severity, and climate. I live in the Northeast U.S. so winters are kinda bad for my skin like most people with ichthyosis. During fall/winter season changes it takes awhile for my skin to adjust to the change. It goes into a big flaking shock before it can stabilize. During that time its hard for any cream to truly work all day for me.

I have lamellar ichthyosis.

Nikkster

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terryleesmith
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posted November 01, 2007 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for terryleesmith   Click Here to Email terryleesmith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
isnt the scented vaseline the best invention ??

i hope everyone had a good halloween.

BOO !!!

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R
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posted November 02, 2007 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for R     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have IV and like Eucerin more than I did Lac-Hydrin 5% and 12%. I have not tried aquaphor yet. I used Dermal Therapy for a time and can't say that it helped anymore than the Eucerin had. When I feel it's going to be an extra bad skin day I add a little extra glycerin to the eucerin and it helps quite a bit.

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Jb4Cavs1
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posted November 04, 2007 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jb4Cavs1   Click Here to Email Jb4Cavs1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Terry, I just love Eucerin, in fact, it is so expensive, I by the Wal-mart brand at $3.87 a jar. I used Aquaphor when I was a baby, I like the eucerin better. i to am from va. maybe we can talk sometime.

Jodi Meador

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Originally posted by terryleesmith:
aquaphor versus eucerin.

ok lets have at it.
why do so many use aquaphor ?
im a eucerin man.

eucerin is creamy.
aquaphor is waxy.

to me.


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immystique
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posted November 05, 2007 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for immystique   Click Here to Email immystique     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have LI and used to use Aquaphor when I was a kid.
Then I switched to just plain ol' Vaseline. Tried Eucerin, but
But a few months ago, I discovered Velvachol and that works great! Not nearly as greasy as Aquaphor or Vaseline, not as sticky and filmy as Eucerin--like Hearsay's boys, I'd end up with a sticky white film all over me forever! Made getting dressed quite tricky.

But the Velvachol soaks in and keeps me moisturized, doesn't make my makeup run, washes out of my clothes and sheets, and my hubby can touch me! He has very oily skin, and with the Vaseline, whenever he'd touch me or hold me, he'd get a breakout!

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terryleesmith
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posted November 08, 2007 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for terryleesmith   Click Here to Email terryleesmith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
i to am from va. maybe we can talk sometime.


sure jodi, feel free to email me.

[This message has been edited by terryleesmith (edited November 08, 2007).]

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