A mother has revealed how a £4.50 cream cleared up her baby’s eczema that was so severe it looked as if she’d been burned.
Joanne Nevin, 28, from Ballynahinch, Galway was prescribed steroid cream for her daughter Kelisha who was plagued by eczema from when she was just three-months-old, but it only provided temporary relief.
She was even scared to leave the house for fear of people staring at her daughter who looked as if she’d had ‘boiling water poured over her’, due to the condition that left her skin bleeding and weeping.
In June last year, when Kelisha was six months old, Joanne decided to try Childs Farm’s Baby Moisturiser, £4.50, after reading about it online.
‘Within four weeks Kelisha was like a different baby,’ she said. ‘She was more settled and happy because she wasn’t as itchy and agitated.
Kelisha’s eczema hasn’t returned since and Joanne continues to use the Childs Farm moisturiser as well as the brand’s bubble bath.
Joanne, who is expecting her fourth child, first noticed patches on Kelisha’s elbows and legs when she was three months old.
‘Her face was full of patches as if she’d had boiling water poured over her. It was just a big scab. She was always scratching and uncomfortable,’ Joanne recalled.
‘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.
‘The lift doors opened and I wished I’d said more. 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.’
Joanne now uses the Childs Farm products at every bathtime and says Kelisha’s eczema has not returned.
‘Kelisha’s skin is completely clear now,’ she said. ‘I am just over the moon to have such a happy baby back again.
‘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.’
Childs Farm was founded by Joanna Jepsen, 47, from her home in Basingstoke in 2010 as she couldn’t find the right shampoo and conditioner for her daughters’ fine hair and sensitive skin.
The brand has hit the headlines several times when adults have revealed how its products have totally cured conditions such as eczema and psoriasis after medical treatments such as steroid creams have failed.
Dr Jennifer Crawley, Childs Farm’s consultant dermatologist said: With conditions like eczema, regularly moisturising is crucial.
‘The condition dries out the skin, causing it to crack and become painful; a gentle moisturiser soothes and hydrates the irritated skin and allows it to heal.
‘In severe cases like Kelisha’s, moisturiser should be applied numerous times throughout the day and it’s fantastic to see this approach has worked for the family.’