When my daughter was 6 months old, she started developing eczema on her arms. Our pediatrician said a lot of babies get it, and she would likely grow out of it. But soon, it spread to her legs, back and neck. She would constantly scratch until she bled, and then pick at the scabs making it worse.
It was heartbreaking seeing my daughter go through this with no way to communicate with her, and no experience in how to deal with this. We scoured the internet for remedies, and tried everything and anything that we thought might provide some relief. Here's a small list of things that we tried:
Nothing worked. We were very close to using the topical steroid prescribed by our doctor, even with the potential side effects because we couldn't bear to see our daughter continue to suffer.
But then I heard about organic honey as a super food. I had read how others had used honey to treat a bunch of skin problems, and I knew I had to try it. We tried a bunch of combinations of ingredients to find the ideal mix, but for our daughter, it cleared up her red skin within a couple days. She dealt with eczema for a year, and we had finally found something to stop her scratching.
The cream we made for our daughter has 3 main advantages over a bunch of the alternatives on the market:
I know the hopeless feeling that comes with seeing your child struggle, scratch and scream. And I hope that our cream can prevent another parent from going through what I went through. If your child has eczema or dry skin, I hope you'll give this a try.