A mother-of-one has revealed how she finally found a way to remove her daughter's eczema, which was so bad that she often let her child bleed and suffered severe pain.
Hannah Cavanagh, 24, from Brisbane, said her daughter Abigail, now two years old, was born with very dry skin and within a few days of leaving the hospital she had developed ulcers and stretch marks.
The condition of her child, who was diagnosed as eczema from an early age, saw the new mother visit several doctors, specialists and even naturopaths – with no result.
Only when her local pharmacist tried to introduce her MooGoo & # 39; s Eczema and Psoriasis Cream that the desperate mother noticed a difference.
& # 39; I spent hundreds of dollars on creams and topical steroids for both myself and Abbie. It has really been a lifesaver for us, because a little bit goes a long way, & she said to FEMAIL.
Abigail Cavanagh (photo) was born with dry skin that changed to ulcers and stretch marks a few days after she was returned from the hospital.
A diagnosis that revealed multiple food allergies and skin sensitivity has since meant that the right treatment can be offered to the two-year-old (photo, Abigail Cavanagh)
What causes eczema?
* Eczema is caused by the inability of a person to repair damage to the skin barrier.
* This is the result of a mutation in the gene called filaggrine. Filaggrin is important for the formation of the skin barrier.
* Normally every cell in the skin has two copies of the filaggrin gene. However, people who are susceptible to eczema have only one copy of this gene.
Source: Better Health Channel
New mother Mrs. Cavanagh said that although she was suffering from dermatitis and had some idea how to make her child more comfortable, she found it difficult to control the severity of Abbie's condition.
& # 39; It was very overwhelming to get her eczema under control when she couldn't explain how much it hurt. & # 39;
In an attempt to find a way to help her child, who in the worst case would suffer outbreaks that would cause her skin to burst and bleed, she visited doctors, specialists, naturopaths and dietitians.
& # 39; We went to several immunologists, did expensive and extensive allergy tests through blood tests and skin prick tests.
Abigail & # 39; s mother Hannah Cavanagh (photo left) has spoken openly about how difficult it was to get her daughter's eczema under control
What is a bleach bath?
* A bath with a small amount of bleach added to the water can help reduce the symptoms of chronic eczema (atopic dermatitis).
* Eczema is an itchy skin condition, often aggravated by a bacterial infection. An eczema bleach bath can kill bacteria on the skin, reducing itching, redness and flaking.
Source: Mayo Clinic
& # 39; We visited naturopaths who provided useful information and probiotics, but unfortunately it was like applying a patch to a larger problem.
& # 39; We were advised by dietitians through pediatricians to chop and change Abbie's diet and we started several times at the bottom of the elimination diet. & # 39;
Immunologists advised that Mrs. Cavanagh tries to treat her child's condition with bleach baths and wet dressing.
In addition, she also tried various steroid creams and antihistamines.
& # 39; Some freely available creams made it worse and burned her skin as soon as it was applied, & # 39; she said.
Before Mrs. Cavanagh and her daughter found the right doctor, the toddler lived her life & # 39; allergic to the world and in immense pain & # 39;
& # 39; Old women's stories such as oats in a sock above the bath caused extreme flare-ups, but I have since learned that Abbie is allergic to oats. & # 39;
It was extremely painful for her, it was bleeding and shattering the skin and it was incredibly stressful to prevent infections around her mouth and nose where the skin was open
Mrs. Cavanagh said that until she found the right doctor, Abigail her daily life & # 39; allergic to the world & # 39; and lived in immense pain.
& # 39; When it got extremely bad, it was usually on her face and the result of environmental or food reactions.
& # 39; It was terribly painful for her, her skin was bleeding and cracking and it was incredibly stressful to prevent infections around her mouth and nose where the skin was open.
& # 39; Sometimes even going to the park gave Abbie beehives, which in turn led to eczema. & # 39;
Mrs. Cavanagh said, as well as visiting multiple doctors and specialists, she sought advice for her daughter of naturopaths and dietitians
& # 39; By applying the right treatment, we are now on our way to getting no more responses, which now means more serious cases of eczema, & # 39; said Cavanagh.
When a specialist finally delivered a diagnosis, it appeared that Abigail had multiple food allergies and skin sensitivities.
& # 39; Applying the right treatment means that we are now on our way to no more responses, which equals more serious cases of eczema. & # 39;
Today, Abigail eczema is kept at bay by a combination of medicines to control its allergies and the use of 18.50 eczema and psoriasis cream from MooGoo.
& # 39; If Abigail has a chronic case of eczema, I will apply the cream for three days to remove it. For smaller places, it usually cleans up the next day, & said Cavanagh.
As a last resort, when her condition has become particularly bad, steroid creams such as bleach or Epsom salt baths and wet wraps are used.
Today, Abigail is medications that control its allergies and flare-ups are managed using MooGoo's $ 18.50 eczema and psoriasis cream.
For new parents who are struggling with their child's skin conditions, Ms. Cavanagh recommends persevering until you find the right doctor, someone who is willing to take the time to find out the cause – and offer the right treatment.
& # 39; I know exactly what it is like when your child screams in pain and refuses to take a bath because their skin is burning.
& # 39; But don't give up, even if you think all hope is lost and don't accept no for an answer, especially if you think there is an underlying problem with your children.
& # 39; Find a doctor who will do the necessary research to bring it to a successful conclusion. & # 39;
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