Monday, December 10, 2012

Scratch that Itch [Eczema Solution]

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NEOSPORIN® ESSENTIALS™. All opinions are 100% mine.
CB gets awful eczema. 

Like, horrible, dry red patches, that sometimes *blister* on her legs, and in a patch on the side of her face.
And since she's still just a baby, it makes me sad to see.
She is pretty good about not scratching it, but when she finds a patch, LOOK OUT!  The super dry weather we've been having lately hasn't helped, either.

What is eczema, you ask?
In a healthy state, the external layer of our skin acts as a protective barrier against the elements. But sometimes the skin has a deficiency that allows moisture to escape that external layer, thus causing chronic dryness and visable rashes that are both uncomfortable and unsightly. This condition is known as eczema.
What does eczema look like?
Eczema shows up as patches of red, leathery, somewhat blistery-looking skin. The skin is almost always tender, itchy, dry, and rough.
Typically children have excema on their face (yep!), area around their eyes, inside their elbows and on the back of their knees (totally). Adults usually find Eczema on their neck, elbows and on the back of their knees.
What you can do to help keep eczema under control:
1. Moisturize daily.
2. Avoid known triggers, such as perfumed soaps and stressful conditions.
3. Bathe regularly to hydrate the skin, remove dirt and germs, and provide relaxation.
4. Stay cool to decrease sweating, which can cause irritation and itch.
5. Use a humidifier to prevent drying
6. Wear soft, breathable fabrics, like cotton.
For Miss CB, it's primarily the cold, dry weather that really triggers flare-ups.  We keep a humidifier going in her room at night, and try to keep her skin moisturized with fragrance-free lotion pretty much all the time, but especially after bathtime. 
In addition to all that, we've found success with treating it using products from the NEOSPORIN® ESSENTIALS™ line.
The line is made up of 3 different products designed to help you battle eczema:

ECZEMA ESSENTIALS™ Daily Moisturizing Cream:

• Clinically shown to restore visibly healthier skin in 3 days
• Clinically shown to relieve itchy skin due to eczema on contact
• Fragrance-free, steroid-free
• Does not contain antibiotics
• Proven gentle and non-irritating even on eczema-prone skin
• Fragrance-free, soap-free
• Does not contain antibiotics
• Gentle enough for daily use by the whole family

ECZEMA ESSENTIALS™ Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream:
• Contains a dual-action formula to provide fast relief of itch flare-ups due to eczema while it moisturizes to restore visibly healthier skin
• Clinically shown to improve dryness, flaking and the appearance of redness
• Contains hydrocortisone
• Fragrance-free
• Does not contain antibiotics

I can't tell you what will work best to cure eczema for you or someone in your family, but the Neosporin Essentials line is one of the remedies that works for us.  Give it a shot and see for yourself!
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1 comment:

  1. Foderma serum has really helped a persistent patch of eczema on the palm of my hand that's been there for a year or more. I had to use it multiple times a day for over a month before I saw some real improvement, but that's a better result than I was getting by overusing a steroid cream. I still have thickened skin there and some breakouts, but I'm happy with the improvement I've seen so far. I think with several more months of use then the damaged skin will continue to get better.