This is my daughter Lily! Isn’t she cute?! 🙂
She suffers from extreme eczema on her legs and arms. (this picture is her eczema on a really good day!)
It started getting really bad this summer… to the point where it would be keeping her up at night because she is soo itchy. It was heartbreaking and really frustrating for me, because I tried everything … I mean EVERYTHING to help her.
Finally, we went back to the doctor and told her, I realized that it’s something from outside. She is allergic to the grass or something outside in the air in South Florida.
She wrote her a prescription for a cream. FINALLY! I was really excited to be able to give her something that would hopefully work. So I went to the pharmacy the next day, and the cost for the cream (with insurance) was $175!!!!!!!! I had to say, “no thank you.”
So, I figured out what was in this cream that was a prescription. Hydrocortisone and an organic oil (to moisturize)…. So, this is what I have been using for the last week, and it’s been working!
I put the hydrocortisone on first, and then the oil on top after bath time, and put some socks over her feet and little pj pants to lock in the moisture.
Please note, I’m not a doctor… so please consult your doctor before you try this method. You have to use hydrocortisone sparingly on your skin. I love finding an all natural solution to problems, so the organic coconut oil is awesome, and will continue to use it daily.
I also started giving Lily, kids Claritin in the mornings and that has also helped with her outdoor allergy! Then if the itching is really bad… baby benadryl helps give her some relief at night.
Do any of your kids suffer with eczema? What do you do or use to offer them relief?