A MUM has hailed an affordable moisturiser as ‘life-changing’ after it almost completely cleared up her five-month-old son’s painful eczema in just a matter of days.
Demi-Jo Morgan, 26, from Leeds, was desperately searching for a way to help little Arthur’s agonising condition, which saw him scratching his bleeding and weeping skin.
The eczema was so severe his skin was often left scaly, with huge patches of the redness across his stomach, back and arms.
Mum Demi-Jo spent months seeing doctors and using prescribed creams including Aveeno and Emulsiderm, but nothing seemed to work.
So when the mother-of-two was recommended the £3.99 Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser, she decided to give it a go.
She said: “There has been a significant transformation, it’s gone from being red, angry and scaly to hardly any redness. It has cleared up massively.
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“It’s a huge relief because there is nothing worse than seeing your child in pain. I’m shocked at how well it has worked so far. I would recommend it to anyone, it has been life-changing.”
Demi-Jo, who will begin studying children’s nursing this year, applies the affordable moisturiser to Arthur’s skin three or four times a day.
His allergy is thought to have been caused by cow’s milk protein, an allergy which is common in young babies and sees a variety of symptoms from skin rashes to nausea.
Baby Arthur has spent much of his life in GP surgeries because of the condition – which runs in the family and has significantly affected his quality of life.
His symptoms remained despite the strong creams given to the family by doctors – and Demi-Jo was hopeless until her aunt recommended the moisturiser.
Approved by dermatologists, the cream contains grapefruit, Shea butter and tea tree oil, which are all natural products known to prevent irritation.
Demi-Jo added: “He was covered head to toe in eczema and has been for a few months. It was red, scaly and he kept scratching.
“He was bleeding and weeping. I took him to the doctors and they gave me some cream that didn’t seem to make any difference. So I gave Childs Farm a go.
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“He still has eczema on parts of his body but it’s nowhere near as red and angry as it was before. He isn’t scratching as much either.”
The mum has also suffered with the condition since childhood, and she has since started using the same moisturiser as Arthur in order to ease her own symptoms.
Similarly, this mum revealed that an £8 ‘miracle’ cream cured her sons painful eczema, which was so painful she had to hold him all night to stop him scratching.