Managing Eczema - A Mother's Journey.

Managing Eczema - A Mother's Journey.

Anne Fairchild McVey

Please tell us what age your child developed eczema and the symptoms?

I don't remember when I first noticed it. It came on gradually. Probably sometime around two years old. Redness on the inside of her arms. 

Please discuss your experience with your child’s doctor and other physicians and who was most helpful in treating your child's eczema?

Our pediatrician was mildly helpful, encouraging us that it is a mild case of eczema and will probably go away as she gets older. He did send us to a dermatologist. I went in with three pages of questions and that was helpful in understanding how the function of my daughters skin is not working properly due to the eczema.

What is your process of controlling your child’s eczema? Please explain what did and did not work.

We live in the Phoenix area and the summers are most challenging between the heat and time in the pool. First, we have come to realize she is sensitive to artificial colors. We have taken them away from her food, personal care products and the home environment. This helped a lot. We have recently gotten rid of Sodium Benzoate. BHT. BHA. TBHQ. in her food and personal care products because they are petroleum based preservatives. And of course mineral oil. We are seeing success slowly. She drinks warm lemon water in the morning, fish oil, a probiotic and has manuka honey and vitamins. She uses a combination of coconut oil and Shea butter in the morning. We have a filter on her shower. She rinses at night or washes with dove soap or soaks in a bath with any combination of either apple cider vinegar, lavender, baking soda, Epsom salts or oatmeal. She uses Dermalogica on her face and a combination of coconut oil, Shea butter and manuka honey on her body. On any problematic eczema we put Weleda calendula cream on to help them not dry out overnight. We use a humidifier in her room and she goes to sleep with frozen rice bags on her arms when it is hot. When we have a breakout we find relief wet wrapping with the AD RescueWear eczema sleeves. She is starting to ask for them or put them on herself. If we can't control it with all that we use a mild steroid cream and an antihistamine. We are always researching and trying to improve.

Was wet wrap therapy for eczema with the AD RescueWear product/products effective in treating your child’s eczema? Yes.

What future products would you like to see at AD RescueWear?

A larger size of adult eczema gloves.

How did you hear about AD RescueWear eczema treatment clothing?

I learned about the website by looking for information on the web about eczema.

What is your impression of the AD RescueWear website?

It was focused a lot on children with eczema.

Did you have a positive or negative experience with AD RescueWear?

Positive.