Her eczema has still not calmed down much after it flaired up in June. I actually did find an organic product called Monkey Balm www.monkeybalm.com that really helped her a lot! So we have been using that for about a month now. But she still had very bad enflamed patches that were bothering her.
Jocelyn actually played in the waiting room at this doctors. That is big! Steve said she did really great. She is fine as long as you tell her she will get a sticker afterwards!
He also recomended the CeraVe moisturizer. I've seen this one before but it's basically the same as the other ones we've used. So nothing new there.
We had been giving her Benadryl the last week which had really helped. He said they work the same but recomended the Zyrtec instead.
She was doing much better at night on the Benadryl! Not waking up scratching and crying at all. She didn't last night either with us switching her to Zyrtec to that was good. Which has helped her "boo-boo's" or scabs to heal again! There is nothing worse than washing your childs sheets or pajamas because they have blood on them from them scratching so much at night!
So he basically said he wants to be aggressive and knock out her eczema and then see what it looks like in 4 wks. Then he will go from there! He too did say most kids with this bad of eczema almost always grow out it by age 7! Which is nice to hear that it's not forever but that is a really long time away to be scratching that much!
It's so hard to see her in pain or hurting. It hurts our hearts so much when she cries or scratching until her skin bleeds from this eczema even though we beg her not to! You see other kids perfect, blemish free skin and just want that so bad for your own child! It's so strange how you just never know what you will be dealing with when you have kids. There are not many baby books on this topic either. I cling to other mommy's I meet (you meet a lot of them when they see Jocelyn's eczema-it's a big converstation starter) and listen closely to any remedy they have that I have not heard of!
Steve and I continue to pray for her everyday and we know God is leading us to the right solutions! We just want to help her feeling better and not in pain anymore!
To be continued....