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Children and Eczema
Nordia Candelaria
Children and Eczema

What is eczema? It is a medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with blisters that cause itching and bleeding, sometimes resulting from a reaction to irritation (eczematous dermatitis) but more typically having no obvious external cause.

My little one has mild eczema, and if you are like me you wish there was a miracle cream that you could use that would make the condition disappear. Eczema is not contagious. Children who develop eczema do so because of a combination of genes and environmental triggers, so pay close attention to various environmental triggers that could be causing your child’s eczema to flare up. There is no cure for eczema but there are treatments. I have had amazing results from using a natural cream known as Eczema Fast Healing by Triderma.

Eczema Fast Healing™ cream helps promote fast relief for itching and rashes due to Eczema related symptoms. This rich cream contains essential healing botanicals, vitamins and AP4® Aloe Vera Complex. It provides long-lasting moisture and helps relieve itching without harmful drugs. It contains Colloidal Oatmeal, Shea Butter, Arnica Montana Flower, Beeswax, Vitamins B & E to help soothe and heal irritated skin. There are no Fragrance, Parabens, Cortisone, Steroids, Animal Cruelty, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, or Phthalates which is why I use this cream for my little one.

It can be purchased at TriDerma or even cheaper at Wal-Mart for only $6.88 

I was recently told by my daughter’s dermatologist that the secret to controlling her eczema is to keep the skin moisturized up to four times per day. Now, I’m a mom who loves to use natural products, or simple products that are free of steroids, so we are currently using Aquaphor and coconut oil to moisturize daily.  

You may also want to consider getting your child tested for allergies. We did and the blood work result showed that she is allergic to dairy and animal dander. Now it is extremely difficult to avoid dairy completely because there are so many products that contain dairy. We are constantly reading the ingredients on EVERYTHING. She used to love ice cream, cheese and chocolates, now we give her non dairy ice cream, vegan cheese and dark chocolate. There are definitely substitutes out there, just do your research. 

I recently asked a group of moms what non- steroid approach they are taking and these are their answers:

No dairy 

No gluten

No wheat

No meat 

No refined sugar

Daily Probiotics 

Drink natural aloe Vera juice to help improve the skin

Virgin coconut oil and lavender oil on skin

Apply sea mineral salt water on skin and let it air dry

Swimming at the beach and getting some sun 

Take crystal of sea salt to increase mineral

No chemical additives in food- No processed foods

Moogoo skin cream

Drink slippery elm tea 2x daily

Arbourdoun calendula cream 

“House” Charcoal soap for eczema 

Use vitamin E oil with tea tree oil daily on skin

Apply oatmeal in cheese cloth on skin instead of soap and rinse

Raw shea butter mixed with coconut oil

Kiwi herbs derma care cream 

Fay Farm Hemp Salve

These are steps that some parents are taking to fight eczema. I am not suggesting that you should try these too. Just thought I’d share them with you all. Always speak to your doctor before trying a new product on your child’s skin and remember, what works for one person may not work for another. 

Good luck to all of you and I pray you will find healing for your child’s eczema.