Managing Eczema without Steroids - a Mother's Perspective.

Managing Eczema without Steroids - a Mother's Perspective.

Anne Fairchild McVey

A Mother's Journey to Control Her Child's Eczema without Topical Steroids.

An interview with Katherine Braun about how she successfully manages her daughter's eczema.

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

6 months

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

We went to see our primary pediatrician, then a dermatologist and finally an allergist. No one has been able to figure out what causes my child's eczema. We have tried various steroids, anthihestimines, eczema creams, eczema lotions, coco butter but nothing helped. We noted that the eczema was worse during the winter and we mainly controlled it with steroids and a humidifier. The determotoloigst has been the most helpful in assessing what factors at home could be contributing and gave us different combinations of medications to try to get my child's eczema under control. Before we had the eczema clothing from AD RescueWear we used to take fuzzy socks and wrap them around her elbows and tape ski gloves on her hands so she couldn't scratch her inner elbows and neck.

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

What did not work to control the eczema: Over the counter eczema lotions, creams, and eczema treatments. 

What did work to control the eczema:  We have been using virgin cocoa butter and melting a little bit at a time to moisturize the skin nightly, especially in winter time or when her skin dries out due to being in the pool. We use A&D ointment on the inner elbows, dampen the Wrap-E-Soothe eczema sleeves then she doesnt itch all night. We also give her zyrtec and benadryl to keep the itching to a minimum. She's is on a diet low in sugar, tons of water, avocados, multivitamins and omega 3. We use the eczema sleeve wraps instead of tape and socks.

Was wet wrap therapy with the AD RescueWear product/products effective in treating your child’s eczema? Yes the eczema treatment sleeves have been a life saver. They keep the A&D ointment on her inner elbows and keep the moisture in so it doesn't dry out and get all itchy.

What future products would you like to see at AD RescueWear? Something for neck eczema.

How did you hear about AD RescueWear? Parents Magazine

Did you have a positive or negative experience with AD RescueWear? Very positive experience. It's been a life saver for my daughter and has allowed her eczema to heal vs. continously bothering her to the point she would scratch until there was blood. We had two staph infections and none since we started the eczema sleeves over a year ago.