Healing Toddler Eczema

Before having my daughter I’d never had any previous experience with eczema, in fact I didn’t even really know how to spell it!

My daughter is 22 months old and has been struggling on and off with circular dry itchy patches on the top of her back and the tops of her arms. I tried a huge amount of products on her, none of which made much of a difference.

After going to the GP and being diagnosed with atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) we were given some steroid cream but that was only for temporary use until the infection calmed down.

I was at my wit’s end, constantly researching new things to try, when I came across the Tropic Tamanu balm and cream. Having already spent a huge amount on eczema products that didn’t work, I was grateful when a local Tropic Ambassador offered to lend me her Tamanu Balm to see if it helped.

I was astounded at the difference it made, I could see the relief on her face as I applied the balm, it looked to be instantly relieving the itch and soothing the inflamed area.

In just a couple of weeks, it was all healing over nicely, despite a couple of setbacks when she scratched the scabs! I started off using only the Tamanu balm, then moved on to a combo of the balm and cream, and now I am just using the Tamanu cream morning and night.

After being so impressed with the Tamanu, I then went on to discover more of the Tropic products, and shortly after I became a Tropic Ambassador myself. Knowing that I would be buying a lot more Tamanu cream going forward, it made sense to become an Ambassador so I could benefit from the discounts, and treat myself to the lovely skincare and make-up products too!

Please click the link above to visit the Tropic store, and you can shop at ease knowing that there is a 30-day happiness guarantee. So if you would like to try the Tamanu balm and/or cream and it doesn’t do the job, then you can return it for a full refund!

Tamanu Benefits

Tamanu oil is one of nature’s speediest cell repairers. Originally used by soldiers to heal battle wounds, anything that causes aggravation or inflammation will be put to rest with just a swipe.

  • Repair, hydrate, and reduce inflammation.
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Repairs skin

Tamanu cream is also brilliant to use during pregnancy to moisturise your skin.

Other Suggestions and Advice for Curing Childhood Eczema

I have had so many people make suggestions, hints, tips and recommendations that I thought it might be helpful to collate all the advice in one place as a useful resource for anyone else searching for answers.

Dermatology and skin conditions are a minefield. Different triggers and rashes require different creams, skin regimen and possible medications.  You can try and get a referral to a dermatologist or food allergy specialist from your GP to help you identify and manage your child’s condition.

  • 100% shea butter
  • Active silver magic gel
  • Antihistamines for allergies such as Cetirizine, Benadryl or Piriton
  • Aveeno baby oatmeal/ Dermexa
  • Avene Xeracalm Lipid Replenishing Balm
  • Baby Roary Oil from Tropic
  • Balmonds balm
  • Bamboo nappies
  • Betnovate
  • Bioskin
  • Borage cream
  • Brew some rooibos teabags (redbush) and dab the cooled teabag on the skin, or add to the bath.
  • Calamine lotion
  • Cetraben
  • Child’s Farm moisturiser
  • DermaSilk Therapeutic Clothing
  • Dermol lotion
  • E45 eczema repair
  • Emollient such as Epiderm/ Diprobase/Cerave
  • Epimax oatmeal cream
  • Eucerin
  • Eumovate
  • Get tested for potential lactose/dairy intolerance
  • Homeopathic allergy test
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Hydromol
  • Install a water softener
  • Lush Dream Cream
  • Oat baths (pop a handful of oats tied in the foot of a pair of tights in the bath – it won’t cure it but it is soothing)
  • Oilatum for the bath
  • Olive balm
  • Ovelle
  • Probiotic
  • Pure aloe vera
  • ScratchSleeves
  • Specialist dermatologist
  • Sudocrem
  • Switch to Ecover for washing liquid/powder
  • Tallow balm
  • Tropic Tamanu balm
  • Tropic Tamanu cream
  • Tubigrip bandages
  • Weleda Baby Intensive Body Cream
  • Zinc wrap
  • Zeroveen
  • Zoe Bee Beauty – charcoal and oat cream

With all these products and solutions, it is a very trial and error situation and unfortunatly it can be a real minefield trying to find something that works. Visit the National Eczema Society website for more advice. Please note that I am not a medical professional, and I haven’t tried all of the options above, this is just a collation of advice that I was given.

I wish you the best of luck with your eczema journey, and please remember if you’re buying any Tropic products to select ‘IzzyPiddocke’ as your Ambassador at checkout. Thank you!