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If you have ever suffered from eczema, you would know that it can be itchy and uncomfortable.  I had no idea what eczema was until I gave birth to my first baby.  I swear it was meer hours after and I broke out in red patches.  It started on my eye lids, up to my eyebrows, around my lips and even along my hair-line.  It was awful looking and it was itchy!  Welcome to motherhood.  To this very day, I am prone to eczema.


I eventually had to see a doctor for prescriptive cortisone cream to get any relief from the itch and ungodly looking red patches.  Now it is just fact that I break out in eczema during the winter months.  I am actually embarrassed going anywhere when I have a flare up.  I often get small patches on the top of my leg as well but mostly on my face, where everyone can see it!  What a mess when it starts under my eyes, just at inner corners and causes very dry wrinkly looking skin.  What’s even worse, I seem to have passed this awful condition on to my daughter.  She now experiences the exact same red patches on her face!  As a grown up, I can refrain from scratching at it but my little is consistently scratching and it makes it worse.

What seems to start the whole ball rolling, is the cold, dry winter air and that includes the dry heat inside the house as well.  So to keep the eczema at bay, I use a cool mist humidifier in the house (a small counter top unit is fine) to add moisture to the air.  I use a non scented hypoallergenic facial moisturizer at least twice a day to keep my skin hydrated and water, lots of water.  It’s not a myth that water hydrates the skin, try it and you will see the difference.


Using these tips and with the help of Polysporin Eczema Essentials, I have finally gotten control over the eczema battle.  Polysporin Eczema Essentials stops the itching and helps restore eczema laden skin in as little as 3 days!  What a relief!

Polysporin Eczema Essentials is a daily management and flare up system that includes:  Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Wash; Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream and Polysporin Eczema Essentials 0.5% Hydrocortisone Anti-itch Cream (for those flare ups).  The daily moisturizing cream and daily body wash are suitable for all ages and the hydrocortisone anti-itch cream is suitable for use on children 2 years of age and older.

Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Wash is soap and fragrance-free, clinically proven gentle and non-irritating, even on eczema prone skin and carries the Eczema Society of Canada Seal of Approval.

Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream has clinically shown to relieve the signs and symptoms of eczema in as little as three days, visibly restoring healthier skin.  This cream starts to work immediately and relieves the itch and reduces dryness and irritation using Colloidal oatmeal, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Shea Butter and Oat Kernel Extract.  Also carries the Eczema Society of Canada Seal of Approval.

Polysporin Eczema Essentials 0.5% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream is used for the flare ups. Contains a dual action formula that provides quick relief of itch due to eczema and that moisturizes to help restore visibly healthier skin.  For use occasionally and not longer than 7 days at a time.

I feel confident using the Polysporin Eczema Essentials daily system to help prevent eczema on my little one and myself because I know it is gentle enough for daily use and safe for children.  Using cortisone cream consistently can thin the skin, so preventing eczema before having to use the cortisone cream is key for me.

Are you an eczema sufferer?  What tips do you use to keep it under control?

Disclosure: I am part of the POLYSPORIN® Eczema EssentialsTM Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own

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