I’ve shared before about my six year old, Gabe’s battle with eczema. It has gotten significantly better lately and I just want to share for the people who care about him or are looking for help with their eczema.
This picture here was from when he was recovering from a really bad staph infection when his eczema got really infected last winter. I won’t post pics of it at it’s worst because it was pretty gruesome looking. 😦
On the right is what Gabe looks like now. Just trust me when I say it is looking a lot better.
We have used topical steroids and mupirocin, which helped a lot at first but seemed to be losing their effectivness.
We have tried many creams and lotions, some that worked better than others.
I think the biggest thing in getting the eczema under control was doing nightly soaks in the tub with sea salt. I’ve been using Trader Joe’s lavender salt scrub in his baths and that is helping a lot. We let him play and soak in the tub for 20-30 minutes.
We use a minimal amount of natural soap, because it dries out his skin and kids really don’t need tons of soap.
When we get him out we glob on a mix of honest company’s healing balm mixed with this natural calendula lotion. I usually add in a few drops of myrrh or another essential oil.
We are still praying for the day that he doesn’t have to deal with this at all. Thankfully though, it has gotten a lot better. Thanks to everyone who prays for him. We really appreciate it.