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How to Get Rid of Eczema

How to Get Rid of Eczema

Eczema tends to be rampant nowadays. Depending on the study, it's estimated that 10% of US adults suffers from some form of it. At it's best, eczema is annoying and slightly scratchy. At it's worst, you'll scratch until you're bleeding and potentially cause an infection, and steroid cream from the doctor or pharmacy does absolutely nothing to give you any relief. No bueno. No worries, though, I'm here to show you how to get rid of eczema because we were able to do just that with our toddler.

My son has super sensitive skin, which is how I figured out he might have a peanut allergy when he was only 6 months old. When we introduced food, he started having mild reactions with some skin redness to a few things, like eggs, but it wasn't bothersome and rarely lasted more than a few minutes.

Then, when he was about 2 years old, he got the Hand, Foot, and Mouth virus for the second time and developed a horrible red, itchy rash on the inside of elbows and behind his knees. At first it was the virus, but soon that went away and the rash didn't.

He would sit there and scratch through his pyjamas, put his hands down his pants and scratch the back of his knees until they bled. Try telling a 2-year-old to stop scratching and see how that goes 😖.

We took him to the doctor and we took him to the naturopath. We tried different things for about a year before we finally started seeing some improvement. But today? He's 5 years old and has been eczema free for over a year and a half.

No itching, no scratching, no heated arguments while trying to reason with a child. It's glorious.

Of course I had to share it because so many people keep asking me, so here are my top 4 ways on how to get rid of eczema that are 100% natural and were more effective than anything else I tried: