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Do you or your child(ren) suffer from eczema? You definitely wouldn’t be alone because approximately 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from eczema, a chronic skin disorder resulting in intense itching and overall discomfort.
My oldest didn’t have any skin problems so when my middle child started showing some redness I wasn’t sure what was happening to her. We talked to her doctor and it turns out that she has a mild case of eczema. It gets worse when it’s hot (why we live in Florida, I have no idea) and she is running around. Since Kendall’s care is only mild it’s not really visible but does she always complains that her skin is hurting her.
October is National Eczema Awareness month so I’m proud to be partnering up with AVEENO® to bring you their AVEENO® Eczema Therapy Collection. These products actually aren’t new to our family since we’ve been using them for the past 4 years. They’ve been great at keeping Kendall’s flare ups at bay so I doubt anyone actually knows she has eczema at all.
AVEENO® Baby Eczema Therapy Soothing Bath Treatment is one of our favorites. The box comes with 5 bath packets. They are fragrance free, tear free, and hypoallergenic so it’s perfect for all ages and skin types. One bath packet will help to relieve dry, itchy skin caused by eczema, rashes and other minor skin irritations like poison ivy/oak/sumac and insect bites. It was also amazing during the 3 occasions that Kendall had Hand, Foot, & Mouth. There isn’t medication to help HFM so you are told to give ibuprofen to help with the pain and irritation of it. Not one to just instantly give my kids medication I looked to AVEENO® to help calm the red patches all over her body. During that time she was able to sleep soundly [after her nightly bath] without complaining of the pain the HFM was causing her. It also helped heal her much faster than the doctor told us it would last.
About every other week we give Kendall a Soothing Bath Treatment. You simply pour the packet under running bath water and put your child (or yourself) in the bath. When dispersed in water, the powder forms a milky bath that soothes as it naturally cleanses without soap! Once she’s all done soaking for a good 20-25 minutes I like to stand her up after the water drains and turn on the handheld shower head for a quick rinse because the oatmeal turns the water a bit brown. Ben hasn’t shown signs of eczema but we have been giving him a Soothing Bath Treatment once a month just to give his skin an extra burst of moisturizers and help his pH levels.
ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal is the #1 ingredient most trusted and recommended by dermatologists. As a skin protectant active ingredient, oatmeal can help restore skin’s normal pH and aid in the maintenance of skin’s moisture barrier to prevent and protect dry skin.
We use the AVEENO® Baby Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream nightly after Kendall has her bath (regular or Soothing Bath Treatment bath). It is also made with the same ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal as the Soothing Bath Treatment. The thick rich cream is steroid free and also fragrance-free while relieving dry, itchy and irritated skin due to eczema. It’s been a great replacement for regular lotion and leaves her skin soft but irritated because of the other ingredients in it. The AVEENO® Baby Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream hasn’t ever given her any issues or skin reactions.
The AVEENO® Brand, known for harnessing the power of ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients, presents the AVEENO® Eczema Therapy Collection. Developed with leading dermatologists and awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance for providing gentle, superior ingredients to soothe skin with eczema. These soothing products utilize the best ingredients in nature to care for the four symptoms of eczema – itch, roughness, dryness, irritation – and when used as a regimen help break the cycle of irritated skin.
You can purchase the AVEENO Eczema Therapy Care Collection online at http://www.aveeno.com/ or on Amazon.
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