Have you tried almost all the products in the market you could possibly can just to help your baby’s eczema get better? Believe me, I did too. If you are still in search of a product for your eczema or for your child’s eczema then this is a must read for you (or maybe not).
I got so frustrated every time I try out a product like a body wash, shampoo or lotion then Riley’s eczema worsens or flares up. I went through quite a long trial and error phase when I found out that my son has eczema 8 months ago.
When my son, Riley, was born, his skin was so red especially his face. He has these rashes on his face that doesn’t seem to go away. Doctors said it was pretty normal for a newborn baby and so was his delicate skin that is peeling off. With my family’s history of asthma, I immediately asked our pediatrician in Manila if it was eczema or skin asthma. But she told me that it was just normal for him to have all these rashes and somewhat called baby acne because of all the hormonal medicines taken during pregnancy and said it wasn’t eczema (this was during his first 5weeks). As you guys have remembered I flew Riley home to Butuan at 6weeks old and we have noticed that his rashes have gone worst when we got home. So I had him check with his pediatrician here in Butuan and there the doctor said it was indeed Eczema.
What is Eczema? Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. And it can appear anywhere in the body. This skin condition is said to be triggered by environmental factors like smoke and pollen. However, eczema is not a curable condition. There is not yet a full cure for eczema, but symptoms can be managed. Eczema is not a contagious condition.
When your baby has eczema, your main concern is to able to manage his skin condition for him to feel comfortable as much as possible since eczema is very itchy and of course, babies don’t know how to talk yet and tell you which part of their body itches.
I am so surprised that there are a lot of mommies out there also experiencing this condition with their babies. If you have been following me on my Instagram, you probably remembered me asking some help on my Instagram stories last year. I practically took almost all of the suggestions with the wash and lotion that you guys recommended and so happy that you guys responded in a positive way. Eczema is so common on babies nowadays. My niece even had the worst case of eczema than Riley.
Elica lotion was one of the prescribed lotions by our doctor and it really works wonders. But it was not intended for prolonged use as it thins out the skin. So I really tried to find a better alternative since Elica has a steroid component so it has quite a few side effects.
Clearly, every child’s case is different and every child has different types of skin. The products that work for my baby may not work for your baby and vice versa. So there is really a trial and error stage. And I really tried out a lot of products before finding the right one.
The Magic Cream
I was quite hesitant to share this product that it took me long enough to blog about this cream or should I call it “Magic Cream” only because I wasn’t quite sure about the source of this product. This product/cream was first introduced to me by a friend of ours Karen and Marvin when I visited their Katha Aromatics at Spa Traditions. But it wasn’t until our friendly neighbor Justin paid a visit to our house late last December and gave me the cream that he has also used for his own daughter’s eczema. (Justin, if you are reading this, THANK YOU!)
When you first look at the packaging of the cream, you will really be skeptical about the safety of it because of the images printed on it. But knowing that our friend is actually using it on her child and that it works. I gave it a try because I was desperate to try anything to help my son’s eczema. But before anything else, I tried on to myself first before Riley because I too have some skin rashes that are triggered by some food that I am intolerant and allergic to. I must say that my rashes vanished right after one application. So I carefully researched then on every ingredient of the cream and found out that it was mostly medicinal herbs from China. But there was no scientific study that proves these herbal claims. Then I told myself, “it’s practically better than steroids right?”.
So I did try it out on Riley the next day first on his legs in the morning after bath. Then before bedtime after his half bath, I immediately noticed the area I treated with the cream that morning was almost gone as the redness has faded. So the next day, I applied it on all the affected area all over his body but being so careful around his face because the cream is very minty so the eye area should be avoided and just apply a very thin layer of the cream. In a matter of days, his eczema was gone and when it flares back up I just apply the cream right away so it is very much controlled now. I mean, who would have thought that this cream that only retails for 75 pesos would be so effective. I mean you know how those steroids cream/lotions cost right? I even ordered this eczema healing cream from the USA that cost me $29 for a bottle but sadly it didn’t work on my son’s eczema (photo above).
How I Use It
I use this cream on clean skin so usually after bathing and then applying lotion after the treatment. Just apply a very thin layer of the cream. I usually put a pea size amount on my middle finger and rubbing it together with my thumb then apply on my son’s affected area. It is best to keep your baby’s skin moisturized so I really used lotion twice or three times a day but only applies them once or twice a day depending on the severity of the area. Do not apply on an open wound.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor nor a skin expert. Please consult your doctor before using this product.
I have been sharing this product to some of our relatives and friends and it works wonders for them too. So I thought, it is best to share it with everyone here especially for those babies with skin problems or eczema. But please do consult your doctor guys. I actually consulted our Pediatrician about this product too and told me not to apply it on any open wounds.
I hope you guys find this post helpful. I am just paying it forward because I know how hard it is for us moms to see our child sick. Riley’s eczema only flares up every once in a while now but this cream just fights it off before it gets started. Thanks so much for reading guys and if you guys know someone with any skin problem, please share this post with them. Take care guys!