Aqueous cream may have been traditionally prescribed by doctors to reduce the discomfort caused by eczema. But now a new finding opposes this, saying the cream even aggravates the skin condition.
Researchers from University of Bath explained that aqueous cream can make the skin thinner when used regularly. According to them, the cream contains sodium laurel sulphate detergent which makes skin susceptible to irritation by chemicals.
“So to use this cream on eczematous skin, which is already thin and vulnerable to irritation, is likely to make the condition even worse,” Professor Richard Guy who supervised the research told BBC.