Becky Mantin almost waged a war against most common chronic skin disease eczema. She describes the traumatic episode and how you can protect your baby from this chronic monster.
Becky Mantin was not surprised to see eczema symptoms on her baby’s feet as her husband’s father has it. Rory her elder baby was prescribed hydrocortisone cream, soon eczema marks vanished. Things were going normal.
A Horror Scene!
One week after giving birth to second baby, when she (Becky Mantin) walked into Rory’s bedroom, she says it was like horror film scene. Rory’s bed, toys, the cot and the wall all had blood stains. Rory scratched himself raw. He was hospitalized for 5 days and doctors suggested to tape Rory’s hands and legs and use socks to stop him from scratching.
Becky Mantin pore all articles over web regarding eczema, tired all promising home remedies for eczema but all went in vain. (This doesn’t mean home remedies won’t work). Even after several attempts made by Becky, Rory’s weak immune system couldn’t fight eczema. Rory’s hair stopped growing; he turned pale and stopped eating. After being in intravenous antibiotic, Rory was discharged but doctors wheeled guns: Rory had to take steroids.
After reaching home when this depressed mom checked Rory it was astonishing to see that Rory stopped scratching. And after a couple of days everything came in control. But, this clever mom never stopped checking him. She now shared her guide on how to treat baby eczema with the internet community who helped her in hard times.
Also read: Eczema : How to keep Baby’s Neck Dry
Becky Mantin Suggestion for Baby Eczema
She says eczema is a case of trial and errors; same medicine may not work for all. But you shouldn’t stop trying.
- Before going to steroids try emollients and also apply steroids prescribed by doctor.
- When you see things going out of control meet specialist.
- Check for allergens, eczema triggers when baby comes in contact with allergens, it can be pollutants, chemical creams, food intolerance, dust mite etc… (Read : Baby eczema triggers)
- Wet wrap your baby at night. Use natural moisturizer or the one prescribed by doctor. This stops skin from drying.
- Use socks and cut nails regularly.
Note: Remember not all remedies work for all. You need to try alternative remedies under doctor’s supervision.