When it comes to eczema, there is a lot of things to deal with. The itching, the swelling of the skin, the hideous scars that can come from long-term eczema suffering. But you’re not alone in the condition.
Whether you are someone who still battles it to this day or a parent with a young one who’s dealing with it, there’s a lot of people who are all going through it. Sharing experiences can be a real help for people who are feeling like they’re stuck working it out alone, so let’s listen to some of the stories from others. Here’s a resource to help with it all, too.
“It was just a constant struggle”
“Honestly, when my baby started showing signs of eczema, I didn’t know what to do. She was in massive discomfort all the time, especially during the summer flare-ups. It made it so difficult to try and help her to be comfortable enough to sleep, and she wasn’t at the age where I could explain it would all be okay eventually. It was just a constant struggle”.
“I found that it helped a lot to try and apply some soothing cream and then to bandage up the sore area. It was a little messy at times, but it provided some relief during the nasty moments”.
“I thought it would go away in time”
My child began to suffer from eczema around the four-month mark. As a new parent, it was terrifying. He wailed all the time, and I did not know what to do to make it okay. I had to be careful how I held him to not aggravate the skin that was inflamed. My partner was very supportive, thankfully. I thought it would go away in time – this was not the case.
Eventually, we went online to see what kind of solutions could be found. There were a lot of places suggesting it was down to our detergent, so we switched it out and eczema began to calm down a little. It was such a relief! Sometimes it’s really just down to what you’re exposing your baby to on a regular basis”.
“Going chemical-free really helps”
“Honestly, taking the time to go chemical-free really helps when it comes to eczema. If it is starting to become an issue with your little one, limit what chemicals they’re exposed to – we did for our twins and it really helped. You have to remember that a baby’s skin is much more sensitive to chemicals than ours – something fine for us can be a massive issue for their own skin”
So, as you can see, there’s a lot of people struggling with eczema, it’s never just you. You’re not alone in these things, and there’s a lot of solutions out there that can really help. It’s just about taking a look at all of the options that exist for providing relief and then picking the one which works best for your individual situation.