"" Three Ladies and a Dad: Maybe some relief...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Maybe some relief...

I don't know if you know this, but Zoa has horribly dry skin. Especially in the winter, her skin gets so dry and itchy. Eczema = not fun.

I have tried Vaseline and the texture drives her crazy. (She is weird about textures.) Lotion is not moisturizing enough. Hydrocortizone cream works but once again, the feeling of it she does not enjoy. If you know Zoa, you know how persitant she is...if she does not like something, she will have none of it.

One of the blogs I read is We are THAT Family. She told the story of her toddler's issues with eczema. She also said that Tea Tree Oil works wonders for it (and many other things)! This makes me so happy...we are really trying more "alternative" forms of medicine with the girls. The less over the counter medicine, the better. (Did you know that honey is as good as over the counter medicine for coughing?)

I am definitely buying some next time I go shopping...which might be a while because of all this snow and ice.

I hope this post might help you out if you know someone with this...eczema is not fun for little ones.

3 comments:

SarahJeanie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog too! Just thought I'd share... I have horribly dry skin in the winter too. I also have very sensitive skin. (tea tree oil dries me out!) A friend of mine makes her own soap and lotions. I put a little bit of her shea butter on my dry patches at night before I go to bed and they are gone by morning. They usually stay gone for a few days at least! You can check her stuff out at www.greatcakessoapworks.com. It's worth a shot!

~Shannon~ said...

Hey...I have no idea if this will work for eczema, but I get really dry, chapped, cracked hands. I have some Eucerin cream and I tried it on my hands and it worked soooo well. It doesn't sting like most products b/c it has no perfume in it. It is very moisturizing. I had bought it once when Alexis had a very chapped face. It cleared it right up. If you get it, though, use very little b/c it doesn't take much at all! You can buy it at Walmart.

April said...

Also try that Utter Balm, it works good too! Kacie has EXTREMELY dry AND sensitive skin, and I do MEAN EXTREME!!! I have to put lotion on her a few times a day and then when she gets out of the shower I have to drench her in lotion while she is still a little wet and then put her clothes on, which is hard, and it is still sometimes rough. Tea tree oil stinks too, or at least I think so! Some ppl like the smell but as for me and Kacie we dont think it smells good. Another thing is, at wal mart they have special body washes and shampoos you can use for ppl with excema, I had to use the shampoo once on kacie cuz her head was really dry and started scabbing but I only had to use it one time!!

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