Since Joshua was a toddler he has suffered with painful, itchy eczema-prone skin and its driven him to distraction scratching.
From very early on we ended up dealing with his eczema with prescription products from the GP as it easily gets out of hand and can open up and bleed.
For a sensitive soul like Joshua he was becoming more aware of his condition and would become frequently upset at scratching it open in the night, which would mark his bed sheets when it bleeds.He also become very conscious when anyone pointed it out.
Previous skin care for his eczema was like a vicious cycle of emollients for washing and moisturising for a few weeks followed by a week or so administering steroid creams. Things then get better but before we knew it we were back to the beginning again
What I struggled with over the last 5+ years of dealing with Joshua’s eczema was understanding how he could go to bed one night with little redness and raised areas, to him waking the next morning with newly opened areas that seemed to move round the back of his knee with increased regularity.
Recently I was asked by Cuticura to try using their Mildly Medicated Talcum Powder product on Joshua for 2 weeks to see if it would improve. The Mildly Medicated Talcum Powder is a made from a unique blend of natural anti-irritant and skin healing ingredients in a powder form that has been scientifically formulated to relieve and soothe skin itching, irritation, redness and soreness which can be used on the whole family. So I was interested to see just how the area behind his knee reacted to us using such a different product than his usual cream based medications.
It is advised to us the talcum powder after using a moisturiser for maximum benefit and we used the Cuticura Mildly Medicated Talcum Powder after the bath. Even though I was immensely dubious over the 2-week trial and its ability to make any difference. After the first week, although the redness had started to subside there seemed to be little that changed but I have to say that the second week saw more changes than the first week and it worked better than I ever hoped for.
There was a marked improvement on the open sore patches and there was a massive improvement on the texture overall – even after just 2 weeks! There were less raised areas and I haven’t noticed Joshua scratching either, which in itself is fantastic to be able to stem the itch, scratch cycle!
I am personally going to keep going with the same skin care regime with Joshua beyond this 2 week trial now we have found it’s working, to see if we can get his skin to clear up completely with the help of the Mildly Medicated Talcum Powder with its two active ingredients – Allantoin and Zinc Oxide.
Normally I am a rather pessimistic about claims of things working like this, but I have to say I have eaten my words on this occasion. I also really like the fact that it’s easily adapted into an everyday bath time routine for Joshua, so I don’t chase him round the house 4 times a day with steroid creams. I just bath like normal and then after drying I pat him down with the Cuticura Mildly Medicated Talc and it’s great to see it working so quickly.
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