Soothing Severe Eczema - A Mother's Journey

Soothing Severe Eczema - A Mother's Journey

Anne Fairchild McVey

AD RescueWear Interviews Julie Acosta on Her Journey to Manage Child Eczema.

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

Adeline started showing signs of eczema at about 4 weeks of age. She had severe eczema on her face and body. She itched all the time and had trouble sleeping at night.

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

Dealing with doctors has been frustrating. We want a solution or an answer, and so far we don't have that. They say eczema doesn't have a cure and that all we can do is hope she outgrows it. Identifying food allergies was helpful for some time, but the eczema still persists. Her pediatrician is great, he listens to my concerns and really seems to care about her. He's been helpful with trying different medicines to try to help her sleep and be more comfortable.

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

Adeline was put on an antihistamine around 6 months old, to help her sleep at night. That was a big help to her and to us. She has several food allergies as well, so controlling those has helped to reduce the completely out of control eczema to an extent. Her eczema will flare immediately if she is exposed to any of her allergens, so we try to keep her as safe as possible.

Steroid creams haven't been that helpful. They work but only for a short time. We follow doctor's orders on not using them constantly; only for about 2 weeks at a time. We generally reserve the steroids for the worst flare ups now, rather than using them daily.

Bleach baths have been great for her, but again it's only a short term solution. We usually do a bleach bath every 2 weeks or so.

Adeline was put on a 24/7 regime of antihistamines by her allergist, with the main goal of that being to keep her from scratching all the time. That didn't seem to help much at all, and unfortunately also seemed to put her into a zombie state that we believe has caused some developmental delays.

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

Yes. We use the Rescue Suit for Eczema dry usually. But I did try a wet wrap with it, one day when she had scratched her feet and legs to the point of bleeding. I applied ointment and the Rescue Suit for Eczema, and her skin was about 90% better the next morning. This Rescue Suit for Eczema is absolutely amazing. Since taking her off the antihistamines, she's been waking at night 3-4 times every night. But since we got the Rescue Suit, she's been sleeping through the night again and is much happier during the days as a result.

I love the design because it keeps her from getting her hands in to scratch. I will definitely be putting her in a Rescue Suit every night.

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

Very positive. Shipped fast and the Rescue Suit has been a blessing.

Please remember information on our blog is not designed or meant to replace a physician’s advice. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions. AD RescueWear does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

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