This question was sent to me on one of my social media sites – so, in case you were wondering, yes I read your questions….
My daughter is a toddler and she has eczema all over her body. The doctor told me to use hydrocortisone cream on her body to stop the itching. I had eczema as a child, but mine is under control. My baby has it all over her body and on her face and she scratches her skin until it bleeds. How can I help my baby, because she is miserable?
It sounds like the baby’s skin needs exfoliation and hydration. What I believe would help this baby is a scrub that mom can make in her own kitchen. The two ingredients needed for the scrub are brown sugar and olive oil.
Brown Sugar is a natural exfoliator that doesn’t leave microscopic cuts on the skin; that’s why it is good for sensitive skin and it can easily be used on the face, too. Brown sugar is an anti-bacterial that contains Glycolic acid. Glycolic acid happens to be an Alpha-hydroxyl acid which helps in the anti-aging process.
Olive Oil is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants which also help with anti-aging and olive oil hydrates the skin naturally.
My suggestion to this mom is that she make up batches of the Brown Sugar and Olive Oil scrub and apply it to her daughter’s skin/body three times at night. Then try or buy some baby oil gel and apply it while the baby’s skin is wet. While mom is drying her daughter – gently, the towel can be used to buff the oil into her skin. The baby oil gel is really good for sealing in moisture.
This is a simple lower cost method to help the child’s itchiness. If you have any further questions about eczema or any skin care questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
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