Dd has very bad eczema. It NEVER seems to clear up.
We use advantan, elecon, bleach baths, humidifier, never over dressed, no heating in her room and put her through the trauma of moisturising her atleast 3 times a day. She hates this and often screams and hides. We use sticker rewards and sometimes even bribes.
We've seen countless gps, peads x 2 and a dermatologist. She isn't allergic to anything. They all say it's just eczema.
The thing is on a good day it's still there, it never ever clears up. It won't be 'raging' in a good day but the redness will still be there. Her face is the worst and I think my heart broke for her when a little girl pointed at her and said "ooh, what happened to your yucky face?" Dd is shy and nervous around others anyway. Now she has started to hide her face. She's only 3
I woke up this morning in a lovely mood and then she got up with one of the worst flare ups on her face I've seen. It depresses me that I am simply unable to change it. We have no idea what causes it.
DH and I had a huge row tonight because I accused him of not caring about it. I'm the one that always seems to be coaxing her into having her cream applied. I'm just so fed up. I know there is much worse out there but she has been through enough. My other children have perfect skin, I don't get why her?
I don't know what the point of this is. Part vent I guess. Maybe someone can reassure me that she will grow out of it or recommend a cream that will actually work. I'm a mug and ill try anything.