A mum has praised a £3.99 over-the-counter cream as a ‘miracle’ after claiming it ‘cured’ her daughter’s eczema.
Paige Sweeney, 23, spent more than two years visiting dermatologists and doctors to try and find a cure for her three-year-old daughter, Evie-Rae’s painful skin condition but nothing seemed to work.
Despite trying everything the doctors recommended, the eczema on Evie-Rae’s wrists, mouth and the backs of her legs remained so uncomfortable she would wake up every night and would sometimes scratch herself until she bled.
Feeling as if she was running out of options, Paige spotted the £3.99 Childs Farm baby moisturiser in her local Boots and decided she had nothing to lose by giving it a try.
But to her amazement, Evie-Rae’s eczema seemed to drastically improve within a week and three months later she was practically eczema-free.
“Within a matter of days I could see her skin starting to clear up. I couldn’t believe it,” the thrilled mum told Mailonline.
Taking to the Childs Farm Facebook page, the mum-of-one explained about the battle the family have had to try and improve Evie-Rae’s eczema and how amazed she has been with the outcome of using Childs Farm.
“Anybody that knows me and my daughter will know the trouble we have had with her eczema and allergies,” she wrote alongside images of Evie-Rae’s skin before and after using the cream.
“We have tried every single steroid cream and moisturiser but nothing works. We see the dermatologist every eight weeks for two and half years and still no improvement,” she continued.
“Was in Boots and came across this cream and bath range (Childs Farm) thought I would give it a go and look at the improvement in her skin in a week! [sic]”
Her mum says that Evie-Rae has been using the cream every day and her eczema still hasn’t made a return three months on. Paige now believes the NHS would cut costs by offering the cream on prescription.
According to the NHS one in eight babies could get eczema if there is a family history of allergic conditions. Babies can start to get eczema from two months. The symptoms are patches of red, dry and itchy skin on the face or behind the ears, and in the creases of the neck, knees and elbows. Your baby may scratch the itchy patches and the eczema can get infected as a result.
The NHS site has a number of recommendations for treating eczema in babies and children including applying an unperfumed moisturiser, avoiding aqueous cream, baby bath and soap, keeping your child’s bedroom cool and avoiding dressing children in wool or nylon. They also recommend speaking to your doctor about steroid creams which can help stop eczema from getting worse.
If you’re at all concerned about your baby or child’s eczema do seek medical advice.
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