If only I had taken pictures of my baby’s hands. They were chapped, peeling and oh, so red. It made you cringe just looking at them. Unfortunately, our little baby had gotten my skin genes, including the eczema that came with them. But, what do you do for a baby? I didn’t dare use steroids and most of the creams seemed too harsh for a baby’s skin.
But, just a week ago, a good friend suggested a new product: Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream.
It was made specifically with babies in mind. In studies, 90% of babies experienced improvement in their eczema symptoms! Wow. That seemed high. I couldn’t wait to find out. Sure enough, after applying the lotion just two times, Joseph’s little hands were improving. A couple more times and the eczema was gone.
As for me, I’ve had the same success. My eczema was unique and would start with blisters and extreme burning before any rash would begin. The dermatologist had finally prescribed a high potency steroid hoping to alleviate the pain. Though it worked, I was worried about the steroids and was hoping to find something natural. I tried all sorts of remedies from the health food stores, and although they worked temporarily, the eczema kept creeping back.
Not this time. I haven’t had any eczema since I started using it, something I haven’t been able to brag about for years!
So, if you’ve suffered with eczema, try it out. You can get it at most pharmacies or grocery stores in the lotion aisle. Then, come back and comment on how it’s worked for you.