Oh, heavens. I'm so in love with this product right now. After dealing with Eczema for both of my kids I finally found something that works. I think living in a hot climate has been really bad for Caleb. Here he is 16 months old and I finally found something that works.
I've tried about 7 different types of lotions creams and medications and wasted a lot of money. I even recently spent about $12 on a tiny canister of all natural ointment "Eczema Free." Do your baby a favor and try this. It cleared up his 2-month-long, back-of-knee flare-up overnight. Seriously his skin has been red, raw, and irritated for 2 months and the inflammation disappeared overnight and they are completely healed 2 days later. No other ointment cream, medication, that I have tried have had such visible results.
Usually I wishfully think, "Oh I think it looks a little better, I'm sure if I religiously apply it, it will get better with time." I have a hard time spending money on products and not using them up. Nothing else has really made a noticeable difference.
I have been using Gentle Naturals Eczema Cream for years. I used it on Kelty and it was okay. It does okay preventing irritation and helps the skin to repel water but it doesn't really do much once a flare-up starts. I used to use that and then hydro-cortisone cream on her whenever she had a bad flare-up. With Caleb, we moved to a much hotter climate and I think it has exacerbated his eczema.
For about 2 months he has had raw, irritated, scaly skin on the backs of his knees. He also got a couple new raw patches on the tops of his feet and around the ankle. It is so hot here, but I hated putting him in shorts because his raw skin was exposed.
Hopefully this is the end of his continued misery. I will update this later on if I feel it is no longer keeping his eczema under control but at this point (fingers crossed) I am hooked.
|Here's my sensitive skinned and fair beauty. -self portrait.|
|Such a happy boy!|
8/22/2012: Caleb's Eczema is doing much better. I use Cortizone-10 Intensive Healing Lotion for Eczema and Itchy, Dry Skin. on his occasional flare-ups and I'm still using the Aveeno Baby stuff after his every other day baths.
10/1/2013: I discovered Bleach baths this summer and has made a big difference see this post
I rarely feel the need to use Cortizone lotions and his eczema is better than ever.
My Favorite lotion is also by Aveeno especially for my winter hands.