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Has anyone had MooGoo NOT work for them?
- for particularly bad eczema

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#1 bigglet

Posted 22 May 2011 - 12:00 AM

I've heard rave reviews about MooGoo but I bought a cream (which wasn't the eczema one) but it didn't really work.

Not sure whether to go and buy the eczema version if the normal cream one (moisturizing cream) didn't help.

Can anyone tell me their personal experiences with it? Good/bad etc?

I've tried everything pretty much on the market - from steroid creams to natural stuff like paw paw and nothing seems to work!

#2 Wild Strawberry

Posted 22 May 2011 - 12:07 AM

I used it on the dermatitis on my hands and it didn't really do much.

Can't remember the exact name but it was the one with MSM or something in it.

Edited by 3BlueStars, 22 May 2011 - 12:07 AM.

#3 goldimouse

Posted 22 May 2011 - 12:07 AM

It didn't work on my DD. The only cream that has made an iota of difference is QV intensive.

#4 iheartu

Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:02 AM

Moo goo didn't work for my nephew because his mum gave it too us for my dh with psoriasis and it hasn't really helped either.

She baths him in qv and uses qv moisutriser to keep it at bay and the steroid cream for flare ups

#5 livvie7586

Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:12 AM

it doesn't work for me.  i asked them for samples last year before my wedding because my eczema was out of control (which they normally don't do, but they made an exception), and it doesn't do a thing.

mind you, a lot of these so called wonder treatments (billy goat soap, steriod creams etc) don't do anything for me

#6 Gossamer

Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:14 AM

It didn't work on my DS2. The cream that seems to be working at the moment is Natralia Eczema and Psoriasis Cream.

#7 Riotproof

Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:26 AM

I never tried it because of dairy allergies. We have success with Dermeeze moisturiser and QV bath. The QV cream is good too, but it doesn't rub in as easily as the Dermeeze.

#8 Georgie3

Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:30 AM

The only cream working for myself and my poor dd are Aveeno (the green & cream bottle)

#9 MrsWidget

Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:14 AM

I use the udder cream on DS and it works well. His excema is very mild though.

#10 forus3

Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:21 AM

MY dd's said the moogoo eczema stung when I used it.  I use a calendula oint topically (from health food shop), & Dermaveen soap free in the bath & shower.  IN conjunction with eczema shield probiotics at high break out times, & fish oi, to nourish & heal the skin from within.  I have used Graemes Alternatives  on myself in the past as well with good results.  One thing I have found is that different things will work at different times & work differently on each individual!

#11 Chardonnay Buffay

Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:23 AM

I think it works better than the QV or dermeze intensive ones, because it's a thick cream, not an ointment so I feel it absorbs faster into the skin. I use the excema & psorisis balm on DS, together with Alpha Keri oil in his bath, steroids then Moo Goo over the top. I'll often use the moogoo during the day on him too.

Shame it comes in such a small tube, I must be propping that company up singlehandedly!!

#12 whydoibother

Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:29 AM

never tried it as the boys are allergic to CMP.

I personally have the sh*ttest skin on earth and I find QV cream or dermovate? works well.  I also wash with just aqueous cream when I have particulary bad periods of inflamed skin.  I also wash my clothes in senstive detergent.

#13 ez21

Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:30 AM

I think it's very difficult to find a miracle cure for eczema.  I was told by a dermatologist that you should ordinarily moisturise 2 times per day and, when suffering from eczema, you should moisturise the area at least 4 times per day to re-establish the integrity of your skin.  I suffer from really bad eczema on the palms of my hands and found that no creams we fantastic because my hands would crack easily from general movement of the hand.  I solved the eczema by taping Hydrogel Breast Pads to the palms of my hands (weird, I know) and it was a miracle cure!  They promoted moist healing of the skin, which is really important with most types of eczema.

I use Moo Goo eczema cream and it is really soothing.  I also use Graham's Calendula cream, which is really expensive and stings the skin for a few seconds but, relieves itch and dryness like you wouldn't believe.

#14 Molondy

Posted 22 May 2011 - 05:33 PM

It didn't do much here. I'm still using the cleanser in the bath but the topical eczema cream didn't do much more than anything else to sooth flare ups. Unfortunatley dermaid seems to be the only think that works on the fare ups and sorbolene seems to work as well as anything in keeping the area moisturised. We've had really bad eczema since Christmas here....

#15 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 22 May 2011 - 05:50 PM

sorry I'll add my 2 cents worth, even though i don't have eczema. I have really bad psoriasis, moogoo doesn't cure it but it makes a huge difference for me. I've actually found that the scalp cream works best. you do have to use it every day and preferably twice to see a difference. it works as good as cortisone for me.

#16 Pop-to-the-shops

Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:43 PM

I have never tried it, as I think from memory it has almond oil in it, and DD has a nut allergy.

I'd be questioning if the skin is infected if 'nothing works' on the same area.

bleach baths and pump packs, to limit spreading bacteria have worked wonders for DD.

#17 whydoibother

Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:47 PM

hehe I used the hydrogel ones on my hand as well laughing2.gif

#18 bigglet

Posted 22 May 2011 - 10:27 PM

Thanks for the replies...

Just at my wit's end - as some of  you have said eczema is one of those horrid things that what works for someone may not work for another and even if you have used a product successfully in the past does not guarantee it will work again!! ugh!

Have pretty much used all the cortisone creams on the market - sigmacort, elidel, advantan fatty, elocon, diprosone, celestone etc etc... and all the QV, Hamiltons, Dermeeze, Aveeno etc - nothing seems to work!

Even the QV intensive which the dermatologist recommended doesn't work - just causes more itching. Same with dermeeze.

Dermaid worked briefly but like any cortisone it can't be used for long term.

Just read a lot of the testimonies about MooGoo but was still unsure considering I tried one of their moisturizing creams and it didn't really help so didn't know whether to try their eczema cream.

What about Hope's Relief? Anyone tried that? Seemed to be the only other product on the shelf that I haven't tried!!  ohmy.gif

#19 ~*Amethyst*~

Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:55 AM

Have you tried using the cortisone treatments but as an ointment & not a cream?

Ointment worked better on us as kids as the cortisone itched like crazy after application & with the ointment more stayed on the skin than was scratched off IYKWIM?

It sounds as if you may need to use a combination of treatments such as the bleach baths, moisturizing several times per day, wet wraps etc.

Very best of luck, I stll remember the itching & what it was like as a child & that was (ahem) a long time ago.


#20 *Floss*

Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:08 AM

Both the msm and regular moisturizer stung ds skin. So does  dermaveen regular and eczema and qv regular. Back to using regular sorbolene the only one that doesn't sting

Edited by *Floss*, 23 May 2011 - 06:09 AM.

#21 Gossamer

Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:14 AM

We have used Hope's Relief with success on DS2.  On occasion I use their hair conditioner as a body wash with good results.

At the moment I'm alternating between the cream mentioned in my PP, Hope's and castor oil.

#22 emskies

Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:19 AM

Moogoo didn't work for DD. I tried several of their products and nothing produced any changes.

The only thing that worked for DD was Alpha Keri oil in the bath and then Dermeeze slathered everywhere.
With a really bad outbreak we had to to do the wet dressings and cortisone ointment (not the cream).

#23 Persnickety_

Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:33 AM

Sorry if this is a stupid question but have you had allergy testing to find the underlying cause?  My daugter had weeping crusty eczema, before her allergies were diagnosed.  The cream that works best for her is aqueous cream when her skin is acting up.

#24 anglebumblebee4

Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:38 AM

Another who also tried moogoo on my boys eczema, and had no success. My eldest in particular has always been covered in eczema and qv also flared it up.

My wonderful mil found some stuff called natural instincts. You can get it at priceline or at some chemists. I know our terry white stocks it.

Anyway this stuff has been brilliant, it has cleared my sons eczema up completely and when he has a breakout every now and then we just use a sensitive moisturiser on those spots and it has disapperared by the next day.

We were at a breaking point with his eczema and about to go and see specialists for it and the natural instincts has changed all our lives.

They have a whole heap of products including shampoos and conditioners but I just use their body wash in the bath and also for their hair. It was also the only stuff that got rid of my eldests cradle cap which he had constant for 6 years that we had tried every possible treatment for.

Anyway I think it also comes down to the individual and what will work for them. We tried so many products before and are so happy we have something that is working for us.

You can buy it in big or small bottles so you won't waste too much if it doesn't work for you.


As a tip once my bottle got to 3/4 full I filled it with water. This allows it to go further and it also lathers up a bit better,


#25 Sunny003

Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:40 AM

I never tried it because of dairy allergies. We have success with Dermeeze moisturiser and QV bath. The QV cream is good too, but it doesn't rub in as easily as the Dermeeze.


I also second allergy testing.

However, I've started cutting grains out of my diet and my eczema cleared up. Had a bad 'diet' week, and it's come back sad.gif

Wet dressings & bleach baths work really well in conjunction with cortisones & a good moisturizer (like dermeze etc). RCH website has lots of info original.gif

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