My oldest has struggled with skin irritation for the last 2years. At first I’d just use basic itchy skin lotion but soon I realized the problem was much worse. She scratched until her skin would bleed. My poor little girl was covered in scabs, had dry patches and inflamed sores.
The problem escalated pretty fast, I wasn’t able to manage it and took her to the pediatrician. The pediatrician looked her over and said it was a form of eczema. I was sort of relieved to have an answer and picked up her cream from the pharmacy. I wasn’t happy with the cream AT ALL. It was just a high dose of hydrocortisone. I was also advised to bathe her with dove. She was already using dove because regular soap gave her rashes as did laundry detergent.
I continued to try EVERY itchy skin lotion I could find no matter the cost. None of them helped. One day I was at Walmart looking for something I could put in her bath water and next to the Epson salt was exactly what I’d been looking for. It was Dead Sea salt with a big orange sticker alerting customers that it was perfect for eczema or psoriasis. After using it for 3-4 baths I noticed all her scabs and sores healed!
I’m still looking for the perfect lotion or cream to use on her daily. I’ve also switched her to black soap, which seems to be controlling the problem also. I can’t believe something so simple helped this on going problem and I can’t wait to have it 100% under control.