Ever heard the saying “ smooth like baby skin”?? well, that statement does not apply to my baby. Since the day my son was born he has had numerous skin issues; from birthmark to eczema. Eczema has so far been the only one that I have no solution for and feel defeated by. My little boy gets really bad flare ups all over his body, from his head to his toe. It causes him to scratch until he bleeds; he wakes up in the middle of the night itching; my heart just cries for him. I feel so helpless; I’ve been to the doctor and all they say is “ use Vaseline and hydrocortisone cream” well genius, I did and Vaseline caused baby acne.
Anyways, I decided to take matters into my own hands; went to a natural remedy shop that gave me a herbal cream, made with beeswax, extra virgin olive oil, sunflower seed oil, chickweed herb and vitamin E oil. That was just a waste of $12.25 for a 50ml pot; I then decided to cut out dairy from my diet, used baby detergent, gave cool baths, did the whole oatmeal bath thing, used all sort of creams (aveeno, aquaphor, cetaphil, burts bee…). I am writing this post now, which means, none of that worked. Right now, I am trying out dove baby bar soap for his baths (doctors recommendation) and moisturizing his skin with coconut oil, glaxal base, aquaphor and using cortisone cream for the really red patches and prayers .
This post right is a cry for help, please I welcome any suggestions/ solutions on how to deal with eczema.