Mum cures baby boy's extreme eczema in 48 hours using beeswax
A MUM has cured her baby boy’s extreme eczema in just 48 hours after using beeswax to soothe the painful condition.
Charlotte Tupper had been desperate to find some relief for her little eight-month-old baby Alfie.
The 34-year-old from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire started looking for an eczema treatment at the start of the year after Alfie was left bleeding from the extreme dry patches.
Alfie started developing eczema three months after he was born and would be left unable to sleep and restless from the painful condition.
Mum Charlotte has hailed a cream that contains beeswax for clearing her son's sore skin within 48 hours. .
Charlotte, who is currently on maternity leave said she also has eczema and felt awful when Alfie was first diagnosed as she knew it was going to be something he would have to deal with for the rest of his life.
She said: "We went to the doctors three times and each time they would prescribe something new but nothing worked long term – I didn't want to keep him on steroid cream so I wanted to look for something else.
"I was walking past a pharmacy when I saw an advert for MooGoo's eczema cream and decided to give it a try – within 48 hours his flare up had gone.
"It's a miracle cream.
"I use the eczema cream when he's having flare ups and then on every other day I will use the soothing MSM moisturising cream.”
The cream, Charlotte says, is packed full of natural ingredients and there are no steroids.
"I'm much happier using it than the prescribed creams we were being given.
"I was very sceptical because I've tried everything under the son but four months later, Alfie's skin is still clear and he's so much happier in himself”, Charlotte said.
Alfie developed eczema when he was three-months-old and it started with red blotches.
Charlotte took Alfie to the doctors three times and after the final visit, Charlotte decided she didn’t want to keep using steroid cream on her baby.
She said it was a “miracle” when she found the £17.90 cream which contains natural moisturising factors to help rehydrate and restore normal, healthy skin structure and function, as well as emollient lipids to help to soften the skin.
Charlotte has suffered from severe eczema since she was just six-months-old and claimed she was regularly bullied in school for her eczema.
The mum-of-two added: "Having eczema is horrendous – especially when you're a teenager and you get picked on.
"Hopefully, by using this cream, I'm avoiding putting him through what I had to go through.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SIGNS OF ECZEMA?
ECZEMA is a skin condition that causes dry and irritated skin.
One expert said the key to treating eczema is to moisturise.
Speaking to The Sun, Dr Jennifer Crawley, dermatologist and Childs Farm consultant highlighted the key signs to look out for.
- Itchy skin
- Dry, sensitive skin
- Inflamed, discolored skin
- Rough, thickened or scaly patches of skin
- Oozing or crusting
- Areas of swelling
She added: "To prevent flare ups moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! Prevention is always the best method when it comes to skin sensitivity, so ensure you’re taking good care of yourself with a consistent and thorough skincare regimen.
“My top tip to combat dryness and areas of dry skin is to ensure you nourish and hydrate your skin with moisturiser. Pay special to the hands, but also the lips and feet.
"Also look out for products that have natural ingredients."
Geoff Graham, Co-Founder and Director of Grahams Natural Alternative added that during the colder months, skin can become more exposed to the elements.
He added that the increased use of hand sanitisers means people should make sure they are also moisturising their skin.
"Hand sanitisers, many of which are alcohol-based, can strip the skin of its natural oils, depleting the skins natural protective barrier, leaving hands feeling dry and sore.
"This can cause conditions such as eczema and dermatitis, and can cause already existing psoriasis to worsen."
He recommended oil-based products
"I have lost pigment in my skin from using steroid cream which is one of the main reasons I wanted to find a natural alternative.”
She said she applies the moisturise two to three times a day and uses the eczema cream when he has a flare up, but that so far the creams have kept breakouts at bay.
Charlotte added: "Alfie used to have cuts on his head from where he'd scratch the eczema because it was itchy so now I can keep the flare ups under control, he's a lot happier.
"It's a chronic condition so it's never going to cure it but it's definitely going to manage it better than steroid cream".
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