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My four-year-old son has eczema all over his body. The doctor suggested we use hydrocortisone cream to stop his itching. My son is so miserable and I can’t keep him from scratching. He scratches during his sleep and often until his skin bleeds. Please help me help my son.
It sounds like your son’s skin needs exfoliation and hydration.
Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy. There are seven different types and it’s not contagious. It often starts in childhood and there is no cure, but there are treatments to help. There’s a two ingredient scrub you can make in your kitchen that should help soothe his itching. The two ingredients needed for the scrub are brown sugar and olive oil.
Benefits of Brown Sugar Olive Oil Scrub
Brown Sugar is great for sensitive skin because it’s a natural exfoliator that doesn’t leave microscopic cuts on the 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 has tiny molecules that easily penetrate the skin, it’s often used in anti-aging products.
Olive Oil is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, it moisturizes and fights bacteria. Olive Oil hydrates the skin naturally.
You may want to make batches of the Brown Sugar and Olive Oil scrub and apply it to his skin/body three times at night.
Baby Oil Gel Adds Relief
Another option for relief is if you purchase some baby oil gel and apply it while his skin is wet. As you gently help dry off your son, the towel can be used to buff the oil into his skin. The baby oil gel is really good for sealing in moisture.
These are simple lower cost methods to help children with itchiness from eczema. If you have any further questions about eczema or any skin care questions, please feel free to contact us. We can be reached by phone at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at email@example.com.
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