Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Eczema: Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin!

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My Son's Eczema on a Better Day
I've written before about my children's eczema, and how it can be an uphill battle. Even by diligently treating the eczema twice daily with special lotions, it's frustrating to still see the kids with red, raw, and itchy skin. My daughter developped a very persistent eczema on both wrists during the wintertime, and months later we're just beginning to get it in check. It got so bad, that she was just one step away from drawing blood.  She has scars from persistently scratching the raw skin.

Up until this point, I've been trying over-the-counter lotions, and have not yet sought a steroid cream from the pediatrician.  My logic being that there could be a product out there that will greatly improve the eczema, without having to use stronger medications.  One such product that I have being administering to my daughter over the past few days has been steroid-free Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream.  Also available, is the Polysporin Eczema Eczema Essentials Daily Body Wash, which I have not as yet tried--but would like to.

Reading the Polysporin lotion ingredients list, I noticed that it contains Polysporin's hallmark petrolatum (Petroleum Jelly), which is great for smoothing raw skin and healing cracks.  Petroleum Jelly is a great moisturizer, and works better than water-based lotions.
Polysporin Offers a Lotion (and Body Wash) for Eczema Relief
Available in Wal-Mart Locations Across Canada
I was intrigued by the claim on the bottle of Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream that it "provides healthier looking skin in 3 days, and starts working immediately to reduce itch".  As claims go, I'm always skeptical but thought that for under $16 per bottle it would be worth a try if it meant my children would stop scratching their eczema right away--and if I could see an improvement in their skin in a 3-day period.

The Polysporin Eczema Relief products can be found in the pharmacy section of Wal-Mart.  It was not shelved with the small Polysporin ointment tubes, but with more pharmaceutical-type lotions.  Once I knew where to look, it was easy to find--for future, I just have to remember not to look in the "regular" hand lotion section.
Looking Good: My Daughter's Wrist Eczema Is Held In Check
I've been using the Polysporin eczema lotion twice daily on my daughter's wrists over these past few days, and it seems to be helping keep the eczema at bay.  We did start using it while the eczema was winding down, and during this period of time her skin has not been itchy, raw, red--and the "bumps" on her skin due to eczema have stayed at a minimum.  We will continue with the Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream over the next 2 weeks and hope that the eczema completely vanishes.

With eczema, finding a product that works well can be hit and miss.  However, being persistent does pay off and it's well worth the effort to be comfortable in your own skin!  If you or a family member have persistent eczema, I would recommend that you give Polysporin Eczema Essentials a try to see if it works for you.

Do you have a family member or friend with eczema?  Where does the eczema usually appear on the skin, and what makes it worse--or better?    

13 comments:

  1. We all have sensitive skin, not sure about eczema though. I am a huge fan of polysporin though. It has helped us often

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  2. I have eczema very badly, especially on my hands now as an adult with all the dishes and cleaning! I have been using polysporin for a while now and it works pretty well. My Daughter also has had eczema since birth and it was terrible. We are still using her prescribed medicated creams for now.

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  3. It all depends on the person, some people have extremely sensitive skin and others are lucky enough not to. I don't know any one who has eczema though.

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  4. My daughter also suffers from eczema and it breaks my heart. Every winter is a long hard battle.

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  5. I'm so glad you found something that is helping. My brother has skin problems so I know how hard this can be

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  6. How great that you found something that works. It is so hard since so many things can irritate the skin especially in summer with sunscreen bug spray and chemicals in pools.

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  7. I am so totally telling my aunt about this, thank you for sharing it. She has Eczema and I bet she hasn't heard of it yet.

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  8. My middle son had eczema and many other skin issues. He even had to have scratch testing, which was terrible.

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  9. my neighbour has this and she looks like she's in pain all the time. I really feel for people who suffer from this and I'm glad you are finding new things that help. She tried light therapy for a while and that seemed to help

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  10. How fantastic that you found something that helps. I so hope this works as a longterm solution for your girl.

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  11. Glad you found something that helped! My sibling has really sensitive skin, we should let him try this.

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  12. I suffers from eczema and now it starts with the cold fall wind

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  13. Eczema is so bad this time of year,your son is adorable!

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