A YOUNG mum has praised a £4.50 moisturiser for “curing” her baby’s of eczema that was so severe she looked burned.
Joanne Nevin, 28, had tried everything to get rid of little Kelisha’s itchy skin condition but nothing seemed to work.
Kelisha began to suffer from eczema when she was three months old
Now, at one year old, she is eczema free thanks to a £4.50 moisturiser
The condition got so bad Kelisha, now one, looked “looked like she’d had boiling water poured over her” and and attracted cruel comments from strangers.
Joanne, who is pregnant with her fourth child, first noticed patches of eczema on Kelisha’s elbows and legs when she was three months old.
Within weeks it had spread to her head and face and doctors put her on steroid creams, but they only provided temporary relief.
Desperate to help her baby girl Joanne bought Childs Farm baby moisturiser in June last year after reading about the product online.
Kelisha had eczema on her face, legs and arms
Her condition would cause her skin to crack and bleed
She also used the brand’s baby bubble bath and was amazed to find Kelisha’s eczema had cleared up in four weeks.
“When Kelisha was three months old I noticed tiny patches of eczema on her elbows and back of her legs,” Joanne said.
“My doctor thought it was a milk allergy.
“Her face was full of patches as if she’d had boiling water poured over her.
Mum hails £4.50 cream that ‘cured’ her baby’s eczema that was so bad she looked like a burns victim
Mum Joanne said the eczema made it look like someone had poured boiling water over Kelisha
Joanne, who is currently expecting her fourth child, told of how people would stare at Kelisha in the street
“It was just a big scab. She was always scratching and uncomfortable.
“I was in a lift one day and someone asked me what the mark was on my baby’s face. I couldn’t believe it.
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“That is the only time someone has commented, but a lot of people would look at her funny. I felt like they were judging me.”
Childs Farm baby moisturiser is made of 98 per cent naturally derived ingredients, has no artificial colours and is free from parabens, according to the British brand.
Within four weeks of using Childs Farm baby moisturiser Kelisha’s skin began to clear up
Childs Farm Childs Farm baby moisturiser is made of 98 per cent naturally derived ingredients, has no artificial colours and is free from parabens, according to the British brand
The formula contains shea and cocoa butters, sunflower seed oil which contains large amounts of moisturising Vitamin E and Omega-6 fatty acids and rosemary leaf extract which has anti-inflammatory properties to help heal irritated skin.
“By the time Kelisha was six months old she had been in and out of the doctors and appointments with a paediatrician,” Joanne added.
“She was given prescription steroids and emollients, they all worked temporarily but after a couple of weeks the symptoms would come back.
“I read an article about Childs Farm online, so I decided to give it a go. Within four weeks Kelisha was like a different baby.
The eczema even caused flaky skin on Kelisha’s scalp
Little Kelisha is much happier now her eczema isn’t causing her pain
“She was more settled and happy because she wasn’t as itchy and agitated.
“She had always been a happy, smiley baby, even when her skin was bad, but once we started using the products she was smiling all the time.
“When her skin was bad I could only dress her in baby grows, everything else was uncomfortable, so it was such a brilliant feeling just being able to dress her in normal clothes.
“I am just over the moon to have such a happy baby back again.”
Dr Jennifer Crawley, Child Farm’s dermatologist, said: “Eczema can be an incredibly upsetting condition for parents and children.
“It’s a condition that comes and goes, with good days and bad days, making it all the more frustrating, particularly in little ones.
“With conditions like eczema, regularly moisturising is crucial.