Summer healthcare products

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OJ
Jul 2013
11:40am, 17 Jul 2013
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OJ
Interesting.

Maybe I get bitten more when I'm hormonal. Also: horseflies. Goodness knows what it is that attracts those but I've had some bad bites.

I've given up on anything herbal and use the strongest stuff they sell in Boots, particularly on my legs.
Jul 2013
12:26pm, 17 Jul 2013
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DeeGee
I've been looking at P20 this lunchtime. I'm thinking about getting a bottle of the SPF50 spray so I can try it with the boy as well.

But I've baulked at the cost. It's a tenner with Wiggle and will come back in stock around about the end of the summer!

Is there anywhere where I can buy it without having to sell an organ?
Jul 2013
12:27pm, 17 Jul 2013
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DeeGee
Bearing in mind that I'd really like it by next Thursday at the latest in time for Thunder Run.
Jul 2013
12:35pm, 17 Jul 2013
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Meglet
Have you tried Piz Buin One day Long? Comes in SPF 15 or 30 and isn't greasy and smells pleasant. Yes slightly more expensive, but if you apply it less...
I've been using it for several years and it's great for running.
Aug 2013
11:10am, 29 Aug 2013
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DeeGee
P20 was great for me. Alexander didn't get on with being sprayed. So we're back to square 1 with him.

He went to the doctor today, and I've got an e-mail from my wife:

"Apparently prescription suncream is not suitable for children Alexander's age, and there is no problem with him being out in the sun without suncream if it irritates him that much. I did explain about school policy and he said I will have to tell them about his eczema."
Aug 2013
11:21am, 29 Aug 2013
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Meglet
No problem with a child being in the sun without suncream? Erm...?!!

I've no idea about suitable stuff but there must be something. Good luck.
Aug 2013
11:27am, 29 Aug 2013
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Velociraptor
WHAT? If that's the case, all of my prescribing of sunscreen products is inappropriate for a reason other than "because it's a cosmetic product that parents should be buying instead of getting free on the NHS".

I suppose if he were to be swathed in clothing on sunny days instead ...
Aug 2013
11:35am, 29 Aug 2013
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DeeGee
Which would, of course, give him the most intolerable sweat rashes, which is what the GP tried to convince us that the eczema was for months...
Aug 2013
11:44am, 29 Aug 2013
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Velociraptor
[Shakes head.]

Sometimes I'm not surprised that the Daily Mail bangs on about GPs being useless. It IS recommended that babies under 6 months be kept out of the sun rather than relying on sunscreen, but there are four preparations listed in the BNF for Children as being suitable.
Aug 2013
10:15pm, 30 Aug 2013
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DeeGee
Looks like we're changing GPs!

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