If I’m given a wish, I would wish for another wish (*kiasu*) and ask for #1 health and happiness always for Ewan and #2 a better, smoother skin for Ewan.
Well, we saw this coming even before he was born; my hubby has a history of eczema and the likelihood of Ewan inheriting it was rather high. True enough, as far as I could remember, his skin was never smooth like a baby’s bum.
What Is Atopic Dermatitis/Infantile Eczema?
Wikipedia: An inflammatory, chronically relapsing, non-contagious and pruritic skin disorder. The skin of a patient with atopic dermatitis reacts abnormally and easily to irritants, food, and environmental allergens and becomes red, flaky and very itchy.
After months of buying, throwing out and changing toiletries, we’ve finally found a recipe that works in containing and relieving his skin condition. Here’s our journey:
Before he was born, I stayed positive and bought him a set of ordinary but premium toiletries, namely Chicco Dermo Solution:
He reacted within a day of using this range. Under a paediatrician’s advice, we switched to Sebamed Baby:
The key approach to containing atopic dermatitis is by keeping the skin moisturized at all times. Unfortunately, the Cetaphil range failed in this function.
More visits to the doctor followed, where he was prescribed with Decocort and Elomet, both of which contained steroid. Albeit effective, these cream left temporary white patches on my baby’s skin. Imagine how potent they are….
I wanted something safe and natural for him. After much research and asking around with a substantial amount of money being spent, the combination of products below finally helped to relieve Ewan’s skin:
My sinseh wannabe mom shared her recipe of bathing him in a herbal concoction, which worked wonders too: