I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO® Eczema Therapy. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Both of my children have suffered from eczema since they were infants. I remember going to the doctor often because they would make themselves bleed from scratching so much. The doctors would prescribe a steroid to help calm the flare-ups but I did not want to rely on that. I did some research and found that AVEENO had products that would help those with eczema. When used as a regular regimen, AVEENO® Eczema Therapy products (adult and baby) help break the cycle of irritated skin leaving skin feeling hydrated and soothed.
Before my children, I had no idea what eczema was as no one in my family had any skin issues. When my son was born, we noticed within a few months that his skin was getting these red, dry patches on the folds of his skin. We also noticed that they bothered him as he kept itching the area. When we took him to his check up, the pediatrician told us it was eczema. Since I was breastfeeding, he told me to avoid certain foods. We eventually found out he was allergic to milk, eggs, and dust mites. I avoided it all since it aggravated his skin – causing flare-ups. We made a lot of changes to help his skin.
1. We changed the products we used on him
2. Changed detergent to sensitive (fragrance-free)
3. Changed the clothes we bought for him to 100% cotton
4. We kept a humidifier in his room
5. We kept his room free of dust (since he is allergic to dust mites)
These are some of the changes we made, which made a huge difference.
What is surprising is that, more than 30 million people in the U.S. live with eczema. Those who suffer with eczema, and their loved ones, know that discomfort, itchiness and dry skin can be a daily struggle and often interferes with everyday life. And while there is no cure for eczema, in most cases, with the proper regimen, symptoms can be managed. Recommended by dermatologists and pediatricians, AVEENO® Eczema Therapy and AVEENO® Baby Eczema Therapy products are clinically shown to help soothe the four symptoms of eczema – itch, roughness, dryness, irritation.
I am happy to say that my son’s skin has never been better. We’ve really done our part in making sure his skin is well moisturized. He loves taking a bath with the AVEENO Baby Eczema Therapy Soothing Bath Treatment. I know it’s for babies but it has worked really well at soothing his skin when he starts feeling itchy. We use the same thing on our daughter. The Active Natural Colloidal Oatmeal really gives his irritated, sensitive skin some relief when he needs it. We have noticed that the summer months are more difficult for his skin but we moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Aveeno has a thick, creamy consistency that helps the skin stay hydrated. AVEENO Active Naturals products have been our go-to product for all our eczema needs from the very beginning!
Do you have a child or know someone who suffers from eczema?