Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A cure for our Eczema

It doesn't come as a huge surprise that Isaac has a mild case of baby eczema. Several years ago I started to have really bad skin irritation on my hands (oddly enough it's only my hands) and was diagnosed with eczema. I went through many prescription creams and nothing worked, I mean nothing! My dad heard about a natural product called Skin Zinc that he told me about. I immediately ordered it and it really did wonders to clear up my Eczema.

I felt instant relief from the burning and itching the moment I started using it. I have it under control and now just use it whenever I feel like an outbreak may be coming on and it soothes and relieves the pain immediately, it's wonderful! Skin Zinc has anti fungal and anti bacterial properties and it's especially beneficial for me because my eczema is caused by a zinc deficiency.

Even though Skin Zinc has natural ingredients and seems safe enough for children I decided against using it on Isaac. Dustin and I agreed not taking him to the pediatrician to get a prescription since we knew from my experience that all they would give us were steroid creams and odds were none of them would even work. So, my quest to find Isaac something natural began a few months ago.

There are several products that I have tired that failed to work. Then I remembered hearing about a baby line of products when I went to an Arbonne Spa Party last year at moms house. I immediately got online and ordered their baby wash, it's a gentle, ultra-sensitive, tear-free cleanser for hair and delicate skin made especially for babies. As it cleans it helps replace the skin’s natural oils and also conditions and moisturizes. It's fragrance free and ultra-sensitive which is a huge must not only for his skin but for me as well since I don't want any kind of flare up on my own hands.

The other product that we use is Aveeno's Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream. I rub Isaac down with the cream about every other day. It has natural colloidal oatmeal, soy and mild proteins to help restore lost moisture for the relief of dry skin associated with eczema. It's hypoallergenic and fragrance free so it won't irritate his skin or mine.

I make sure that these are the only things we use on Isaac. In fact, when the boys take a bath together there are absolutely no bubbles and we wash Alex after Isaac is out of the tub. All the chemicals in the bubble bath and other washes only instigate the eczema. When I consistently use these two products on Isaac he seems to be symptom free!

1 comment:

  1. My son and I are eczema sufferes. Mine is on my scalp (a terrible place to have eczema) and my son on his skin. I use the Aveeno baby product for him.

    I use Nizarol and Sulfur 8 products to control it on my scalp.

    Thanks for following me on Twitter. I am following you as well.

    I love the Breast milk onesie you have on your baby boy. (Sooo cute!)


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