I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO® Eczema Therapy. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
This is my son visiting the pediatrician with a horrible all-over body rash back in 2009. I remember this being scary for me as a new mom – but turned out to be a bad case of eczema. Ever since that day at the doctor, its been a struggle to keep his skin itch-free with minimal rashes.
After that visit his pediatrician prescribed some topical steroid cream, but I almost fainted when I had it filled at the pharmacy. At the time we did not have insurance, so it was expensive to fill a prescription for an itty-bitty tube of steroid ointment for his whole body.
Really? 70$? For this?
Couldn’t it be just a little more reasonable?
The simple answer is no, not for anything prescription strength. However, there’s nothing wrong with OTC products because constant application of the steroid cream is no good either. My last option was to look at over-the-counter lotions and creams, but didn’t have alot of success managing his skin issues unless I used something thick and goopy like petroleum jelly, which I hated.
After lots of trial and error, I quickly learned that AVEENO® Eczema Therapy was one of the leading names when it came to managing my son’s eczema. Best of all, it was a non-greasy lotion that nourished his thirsty skin with the proteins they’re missing.
After preparing a bath with the AVEENO® Eczema Therapy Bath Treatment, I followed it up with a generous application of the corresponding body cream. We did this for 1 week straight, and JP’s skin is feeling soft and smooth as a baby’s. No steroids necessary and his skin is radiant and healthy!