Eczema. A word I’ve come to know very well since having children. Both of my kids have suffered from eczema since they were babies. They had times where their eczema just would not get better. I was tired of seeing them suffer. We did resort to prescription medication to help with the itchy, dry skin in the very beginning. Now, after much trial and error I have found three products that have helped my kids skin tremendously. Their flare ups are under control, their skin is smoother, and their skin feels so much more hydrated. These are the products that have worked for my kids – I hope they can work for your kids or even yourself.
1. Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Concentrated Therapy
I came across the Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Concentrated Therapy (such a mouthful!) cream by accident. I just happen to be strolling the aisles at Walmart and wanted to see if they had any new eczema products. I saw that the box said, “Heals & prevents cracked, chapped or extremely dry skin” so I grabbed it. When I got home I was excited to try it on my kids. The cream is very thick but not greasy. Sort of like a Vaseline consistency. I really liked that because I knew it would sit on the skin longer making it last. I applied the cream right after bath time. A little goes a long way so be sure to conserve. I noticed a difference the very next day. My daughter and my sons skin was feeling so much more smoother. Areas on their skin that were very dry looked better and healed. I was so impressed with the quick response. I did put them to bed with long sleeve to help lock in that moisture.
2. Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment
The Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment is a packet with natural colloidal oatmeal. I throw the oatmeal packet through the running water. The oatmeal is more of a powdery consistency so it creates a milky bath. When I see my kids are having flare-up I immediately start a bath with the oatmeal packets. It helps relieve and alleviate their dry, itchy, and irritated skin. If you have infants they do sell a soothing bath treatment for babies.
Cetaphil has to be one of my favorite products. I use it to wash my face since it is not harsh on acne-prone skin. I use the Gentle Skin Cleanser to bathe both of my children. My son is getting older and can use the bar soap which has worked really well for his independence. The wonderful thing about Cetaphil is that it could be used by infants as young as 3 months old! It is gentle enough for babies delicate skin. Cetaphil won’t strip the skin of its own natural oils and emollients. It moisturizers but still cleans the skin without clogging pores.
Even though all of these products may be on the pricier side than your normal lotions and soaps, they have helped my kids skin tremendously. I don’t think any mother wants to see their child suffer. It is difficult sometimes to see them itching with no relief. I’ve seen that using a combination of these three products together gives results quickly which is exactly what I want for my kids.
Are their other eczema products that you recommend? Maybe some natural remedies? I am always looking for suggestions.
By the way, I am not being compensated for writing this post. I bought each of these products with my own money.