I have mentioned before that my son was recently diagnosed with mild eczema, around his legs. It’s really not very nice for him and I’m very grateful that he doesn’t have it worse.
Luckily our GP has three sons, all with eczema and he gave some pretty sound advice. Stop giving him so many baths, manage it with a lot of moisturiser – a tiny lick of steroid cream when things get really bad. Mainly, stop having a bath.
A reader kindly recommended to me on here a bath milk by Elemis, called Skin Nourishing Milk Bath, which she said was the only thing her son? Dad? (Sorry I can’t remember now) could bathe in.
So that is what Sam bathes in about twice a week – he comes in incredibly muddy from football on those days and simply has to sit in water to soak it all off, otherwise I’d keep it to once a week.
And it’s really helps keep things under control. As with most persistent skin conditions – and I include my own zit problem here – the most you can ever really hope for is that they are manageable and not keeping you awake at night or making you cry … and I know that it is very much within eczema’s power to do both.