campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for AVEENO. I received
product samples to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank
you for participating.
With October being National Eczema Awareness Month, I’m glad to be doing a shout out on the subject of Eczema because of how wide-spread it has gotten over the years, and the fact that my son suffers from it. It’s been stated that Eczema affects over 35 million Americans. Eczema almost always begins in childhood, but certainly adults are not immune to it. I’m mostly concerned about my son, Brody. He has atopic dermatitis (dry skin) which is Eczema. I’m glad to know that Aveeno has products that help.
While vacationing up in the mountains of New Mexico approximately one year ago this month, my son came down with a very bad rash on his bottom. It kept getting worse my the day, so on the 3rd day, we sought out a doctor in the near by town. Not only did Brody have a mild case of dry skin, he also had a yeast infection on his bottom. So, to make this long story short, as of today, he STILL has the rash. I’ve tried at least 3 antibiotics and a few over-the-counter meds, but still we can’t seem to get rid of it and we really don’t know what it is now. His new pediatrician has put him on two antibiotics and recommended Aveeno Oatmeal Bath. Although, I can not show his bottom but here’s his face. This was oh about 2 months ago. These rashes come and go. Thank goodness it’s gone now from his face.
Since Aveeno has been recommended to us by our doctor, I have a head start on this campaign. I already knew how the Aveeno Oatmeal bath has helped my son. First, he can’t wait to take bathes. Second, it has really done wonders on soothing his entire body. His prior doctor recommended that we use some sort of moisturizing cream on his damp body to keep the moisture in. We chose Aveeno. He loves his oatmeal bathes and missing it when we are out. Here’s how he reacted when we opened up the box that contained the AVEENO® Adult Eczema Therapy Collection with colloidal oatmeal skin protectant.
The fact that I try to use all-natural products and the fact that Aveeno uses colloidal oatmeal in their oatmeal bath, no fragrances, and is Dermatologist recommended is enough to keep this in our cabinets through the rough winter season. I can see Brody’s dry skin and rash on his bottom get better, then bad again, and it will only get worse when we start using the heater in our home for the winter. I’m so loving the outcome of using Aveeno products on him.
Oatmeal has always been regarded as a natural skin healer – and
colloidal oatmeal is no exception. The difference between oatmeal and
colloidal oatmeal, however, is that the former is ingested as a food,
whereas the latter is soaked by the skin, allowing for superior
beta-glucan absorption. Consequently, virtually every inflammatory skin
condition can be eased (and often cured) using colloidal oatmeal:
chicken pox, sunburn, eczema, diaper rashes, poison ivy, sumac and oak
rashes, insect bites, acne, psoriasis and more. Info taken from NaturalNews.com.