F.J. Kim Discusses AD RescueWear's Eczema Clothing and How it Helped Her Child with Eczema.
How did you hear about AD RescueWear?
Web search, but also our pediatrician has mentioned AD RescueWear eczema clothes to us.
Did you have a positive or negative experience with AD
RescueWear and the Wrap-E-Soothe Eczema Treatment Clothing?
Please discuss your experience with your child’s doctor and other physicians and who was most helpful?
All of the doctors and specialists we've seen were insistent that we use topical steroids to treat our child's eczema. But the problem was, the topical steroids didn't seem to clear up his skin that much. Sometimes it seemed like it was working, while other times it only seemed to irritate his skin even more. Then once we would stop the use of steroids, his skin would flare up and it would be worse than how it was before we applied any topical steroids on it. And knowing that you're not supposed to use topical steroids for longer than 2 weeks at a time, especially with all of the terrible side effects, my wife and I did not feel like this was the best treatment for our son. The most helpful was doing my own research online, and finding out what else might be going on inside his body, not just the outside symptoms. The facebook support groups for topical steroid withdrawal has been especially helpful.
What is your process of controlling your child’s eczema? Please explain what did and did not work.
The best thing we did for our son was to stop the use of topical steroids on his body. When we were using it, it was a terrible cycle of having bad eczema, then having terrible eczema, depending on when and how we were using the topical steroids. His eczema seemed to be triggered by certain foods and other factors, so we've had to make adjustments accordingly. For example, we've had to try every single diaper on the market, even ordering a European brand, just to find the one that would be the least irritating on his skin, because the mainstream diapers would worsen his eczema. What has been working to keep his eczema under control (his skin is still not perfect) is to keep his regimen simple. We don't use any soap or shampoo in his bath, and as soon as we pull him out, we slather on Vanicream then Vaseline on top of it then put him in the AD RescueWear Rescue Suit for nighttime sleep.
Was wet wrap therapy with the AD RescueWear product/products effective in treating your child’s eczema?
We have not used the wet wrap therapy with the AD RescueWear suits. We use the suits dry. Even using the suits dry has helped his sleep so much compared to when we don't put him in the suit. I remember the first time I put him in his suit, it was a test run for a nap, and immediately I could tell that he wasn't as itchy as he was with his other clothes. Then when we used it at night, it was the same positive outcome. He would scratch the areas that are not covered by the suit, like his head, but he wasn't scratching his body, which was a miracle in itself. As a result, he was sleeping a bit longer than when he wasn't wearing the suit. Nowadays, as the winter is upon us and his skin is more irritated, he does scratch his body, but he can't damage his skin as he would with his other clothes. I love that it's a bodysuit so he can't lift up his shirt to scratch or pull up his pants to scratch his legs. There is definitely something soothing and cooling about the suit.
What future products would you like to see at AD RescueWear?
I am happy with the current product offerings. It would be nice if you eventually branched out to street wear with the special fabrics. Maybe you already offer that now, I just haven't looked for it yet.