Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Eczema, Eczema, Eczema

I used to hear the word eczema all the time and not really pay much attention. I always thought it was a condition that could easily be solved by moisturizing.

Unfortunately, it's a common word heard around my house now and it's definitely not due to lack of moisturizing.

Joseph has a severe case. It's ridiculous how bad it can get and it makes him absolutely miserable. After looking at all the different causes of eczema, we've determined that his is due to extreme heat and extreme cold. This makes like that much more difficult since we get both extremes living in Canada.

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This winter, with the freezing cold temperatures we've gotten, his eczema is literally out of control. The worst part is that it's everywhere! His face, hands, legs and arms. He spends good chunks of time scratching but I don't think he even realizes.

I was given the chance to try the POLYSPORIN® Eczema EssentialsTM line of products. It contains a body wash, daily moisturizing cream and anti-itch cream.

We tried the body wash in the bathtub since it seems to really flare up after bath time. It appeared to work since his face wasn't as bright red as it usually is when he comes out of the bath. I also put the moisturizing cream on everywhere and the anti-itch cream on his face (because he told me it was "really scratchy").

So far, we've found that all three together have started to help ease his eczema. We have another big test coming up this week as the temperatures around here drop again and even his exposure walking from the car into the house can cause a flare up.

The other important thing is that they are affordable and aren't prescription meaning, you don't have to go see a doctor to use the products. We have prescription cream for Joseph, but it just to harsh to be using on a daily basis.

I'm glad we've found something that can help. While it might not take it away completely (because it is really severe), it has definitely helped and his scratching throughout the day isn't as often.

I can't wait for the warmer weather to come so that his flare ups don't happen as often. Until then, the poor kid will be moisturized, bathed and creamed in POLYSPORIN® Eczema EssentialsTM.

Do you know someone who suffers from eczema?
What have they tried?

“Disclosure: I am part of the POLYSPORIN® Eczema EssentialsTM Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”
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