The winter is brutal on my daughter’s skin. She was born in July and all through the summer and fall, her skin was fine. But as soon as the weather got bitter cold–like now–she would always get these bumpy rashes on her cheeks, her arms and her legs.
Turns out she had infant eczema and still has occasional eczema as a toddler. As a mom I have to say it’s one of the most annoying ailments to deal with because those rashes are itchy and scratching them only makes it worse. Now try explaining this to a 2-year-old.
The good news is there are some relatively inexpensive OTC products out there that do help with milder flare-ups of infant eczema. Here are 3 I always have on-hand:
Aveeno Eczema Therapy ($9): This particular formulation is new, but most Aveeno products are great to use on sensitive, infant eczmea -prone skin. I always use Aveeno baby wash and lotion to help prevent flare-ups from happening.
Eucerin Moisturizing Creme ($14): If the rash is already there, I always turn to Eucerin. It’s rich and creamy and always soothes my daughter’s eczema. Plus, it’s totally fragrance-free so I don’t have to worry about any of those additives messing with her skin.
Hydrocortisone cream ($4): When rashes seem particularly bad or persistent, my doctor actually recommended using a little hydrocortisone cream. And yes, according to her, the generic is just fine.
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