A baby got the worst case of eczema that a doctor had ever seen spotless – because of a £ 12.50 cream.
Nicki Hume & # 39; s son Cameron has had dry, itchy skin since birth. By the time he was three months old, his entire face and body were covered with leaking, red spots.
The young person was referred to a dermatologist who prescribed different creams and soaps, but nothing worked.
Mrs. Hume said she could not see & # 39; end point & # 39; until last May she heard about the skin care brand MooGoo.
She was so desperate to help her son that she claimed she had even traveled for an hour from her home in Kirkcaldy, Fife, to the only pharmacy that had stored the range.
After a few months in and out of the hospital, Mrs. Hume, 37, was excited when the range cleared Cameron's skin in just four weeks.
When Cameron Hume was three months old, he left his eczema-ridden skin (pictured left in connection) and screamed in pain. The young person is now spotless (seen on the right) thanks to a balm from an Australian skin care brand that his mother Nicki Hume encountered online
Mrs. Hume (pictured with her son after his skin was cleared) & # 39; could not see an end point & # 39; when she turned to the balm as a last resort after creams prescribed by dermatologists could not help
Speaking of her son's condition, Mrs. Hume said: “He scratched all the time, he was grumpy and just not happy.
& # 39; It's hard to look back at the photos because it looks so painful. On some days Cam didn't even see it and others just shouted. & # 39;
The seeping skin of Cameron is later contaminated, with the younger ones needing antibiotics to clear it up.
Mrs. Hume, a Scottish Rugby sports manager, said: & # 39; We were deeply concerned about his eczema and could not see an end point. & # 39;
WHAT IS ECZEMA?
Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin that leads to redness, blistering, seeping, scaling and thickening.
It usually appears in the first few months of life and affects approximately 10 percent of the baby's.
The cause of eczema is not fully understood, but it is thought to be caused by the skin's barrier to the outside world that is not working properly, which can cause irritants and allergy-inducing substances to penetrate.
It can be genetic because of the condition that often occurs in families.
In addition to affecting their skin, patients may experience insomnia and irritability.
Many factors can make eczema worse. These can be:
- Heat, dust, soap and cleaning products
- Being unwell, like being cold
- Dry skin
There is no cure for eczema, but 70 percent of pediatric patients no longer have the condition in their teenage years.
Patients should avoid known triggers for flare-up and use of emollients.
Source: British Skin Foundation
Cameron's awkward skin even put him on A & E on February 14 last year after being upset & # 39; most of the day & # 39 ;.
& # 39; He just started crying in pain and writhing, as if trying to cover his back, & # 39; said Mrs. Hume.
After spending two nights in the hospital, Cameron was sent home, but he had to return every day the following month to check his condition and have his bandage replaced.
In March and April his condition had improved to such an extent that he only had to enter every other day.
It was during this that Cameron was referred to a dermatologist who said he had & # 39;the worst case of baby eczema he had ever seen & # 39 ;, said Mrs. Hume.
The skin specialist even recommended Mrs. Hume, who was breastfeeding Cameron at the time, and scraping the dairy from her diet as a & # 39; last resort & # 39; in case his symptoms were due to cow's milk allergy.
Mrs Hume, who suffered from eczema as a baby herself, was a dairy for eight weeks, but had little effect.
Since none of the prescribed creams had any effect, Mrs. Humes turned to other treatments, including grape seed oil.
& # 39; We have tried moisturizers that were praised as wonder creams, but nothing seemed to work, & # 39; she said.
Mrs. Hume's mother refused to give up and told her about MooGoo. The couple then traveled to buy the range's balm in May.
& # 39; We started using MooGoo almost a year ago & # 39 ;, Mrs. Hume said.
& # 39; After about a month I thought we could finally see less on his body and he seemed a little less itchy.
& # 39; Everyone said they can't believe the difference in Cam since we started using MooGoo and how good it looks. & # 39;
Cameron's skin improved so much that he would go to the hospital only once a week in June. And by the end of the month he only had to be seen once every twelve weeks.
& # 39; It's hard to believe that in a year's time we will be able to manage his skin at home =, & # 39; said Mrs. Humes.
& # 39; We were released from the hospital in December and only need to go back when the weather gets bad, some fingers crossed, not. & # 39;
Dr. Jinah Yoo, dermatologist at sk: n, told MailOnline: & # 39; The balm contains many types of oils extracted from plants, flowers and herbs, which help to retain moisture in the skin and improve dehydration.
& # 39; Some other natural ingredients also have an anti-inflammatory effect, reducing redness. Even some preservatives are natural products.
& # 39; Natural skin products are becoming increasingly popular, but you should bear in mind that some natural ingredients can cause allergies with repeated exposure, resulting in red, itchy, dry skin in the area where the product is applied.
& # 39; That is why it is best to perform a patch test before using it regularly at home by applying the cream to a small area of the skin for a week. & # 39;
Doctors even said that Cameron's eczema (photo left on his face) was worse that they had ever seen. The MooGoo balm helped to clear up his irritation in just one month (pictured after right)
Excessive red spots covered his entire face and body (pictured left) at just three months old. The irritation of the back of the young person (photo on the right) would make him & # 39; crying in pain & # 39; leave behind
& # 39; Everyone & # 39; notes how good Cameron & # 39; s skin looks now. The younger is depicted with his father Neil Hume after the balm started cleaning up his stains. The young person even had red, dry skin over his face as a newborn (pictured right)
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