My little toddler Carter has bad eczema from when she was 4 months old. Carter is 3 years of age at this time and all I can say is sigh…. with her having Eczema, it is pretty stressful on a mom that doesn’t get enough sleep as it is.
I tried to use everything everyone has recommended and while some remedies worked, it only helped for a short period of time. My daughter sleeps in the same bed as me and all I hear in the middle of the night is her scratching at her skin to the point it gets to flesh. Sad, I know!!
On this blog I can only share what is currently working for us and what I have to continue doing for her to not stress her skin. I try to stay away from hydrocortisone ointments and although it works, it also made my Carter’s skin very thin, therefore I refuse to use it on her any longer.
What is my current routine to help Carter skin out a bit?
Thanks to my girlfriend, she gave me her son’s wet suit and gave me a routine that worked for her son, which has now grew out of his Eczema.
I keep the skin hydrated by moisturizing Carter’s skin right out from the bath with Aquaphor healing ointment and than putting a wet suit on her before bedtime. By doing this routine, the Aquaphor locks the moisture in and the wetsuit keeps the skin hydrated…please keep in mind, this does not cure eczema, it only tames it until the next break out.
Things I did notice that causes some of the flare up’s are environmental or strong scents, such as: cleaning products, perfume and tiger balm. I try to keep her far away from some harsh scented items but at times can’t avoid it.
Below are the few items that I have used in the past that worked for a bit, maybe it can help you:
- Raw Shaw butter
- Raw Coconut oil
- Cetaphil eczema lotion
- Spectro intense rehydration moisturizer
- Mustela Stelatopia moisturizing cream
- Nutrelia, eczema moisturizing lotion (Worked well for me)
- Aveeno eczema
Please share what worked for your child?