eczema, emollients, and intimacy

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There seems to be increasing tension between my partner and I due to the emollients I use for eczema. There is a lot of advice out there for people who experience a decreased desire for intimacy due to eczema, but what about when your partner has an aversion to greasiness of the emollients? I can't let my skin go dry, but I don't know what to do.

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    What cream are yo using?

    Presently i am using ZeroDerm and find it does not have much of an odour.

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      Thanks for the response. I am using Epaderm and Cetraben. Maybe I should try ZeroDerm. But I also partly feel like the problem and he should just accept that my skin (and therefore his skin) will be greasy. His issue is with the greasiness, not the odor. Sad to see how harmful my efforts to stay healthy can be for our relationship....

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