How we've successfully managed my daughter’s eczema for 5 years.
Many people suffer from eczema. Our daughter has had to deal with it since she was about four years old. When she was in preschool, it got so badly infected over her entire body, that we had to withdraw her from school. She would scratch herself bloody in her sleep, so we had to put her in bed with us, and basically watch her while she slept to ensure she didn’t scratch. As you can imagine we didn’t get much sleep and she was very irritable due to not being able to scratch. It was not only exhausting to deal with, but it was also emotionally draining in regards to not being able to help her find relief.
“Sleep disturbance occurs in approximately 60% of children with eczema, and parents of children with eczema are four to eight times more likely to average less than six hours of sleep per night compared with caregivers of healthy children.” - nationaleczema.org
Eventually, we were able to find a pediatric dermatologist in another city that was able to help us with a routine. Once we used the routine to get things back under control, we were able to implement another routine that has allowed us to keep things under control.
I was also able to do research on some natural ways to help eczema and from the research, I created an eczema cream that my daughter uses regularly to help keep her eczema patches from flaring up. Now she has been five years without any infections or flare-ups!
Down below I am sharing the routine that we use for her. If anyone has any questions please feel free to comment or shoot me an email.
Shower at night using “Cetaphil Baby Shampoo & Wash”
Immediately after shower apply “H2E Cream” (cream I make and sell in my online shop) to Patches where flare-ups occur
Next moisturize the body using either “Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment” or “Vaseline Cocoa Butter” (A less expensive option, we use this mostly. We only use Aquaphor if we can’t find the Vaseline.)
For Bad Flare-Ups/ Infected Eczema
Give bleach bath - warm water (not hot) with about 1/4 cup of bleach (for about 20 gallons of water). Soak for about 10 mins then rinse and shower using “Cetaphil Baby Shampoo & Wash”.
Follow steps 2 & 3 from the “Everyday Maintenance” section.
I hope you find this helpful. If you have any other tips or products that you have found helpful, please feel free to share in the comments.