How we beat Callie’s skin eczema with Lipikar
Last December, Callie developed this severe itchiness in different parts of her body. We didn’t think it was because of the dry weather since it started when we were in California for a vacation. And she didn’t have it in the previous winter in Canada. Plus, she only scratch at night before going to sleep.
Still, we tried lathering her body with Aveeno eczema lotion that we brought with us to no avail. She would wake up in the middle of the night crying and stressed out because of the itchiness. We thought it was the sheets but changing it didn’t help. Searching the internet led us to Eucerin Aquaphor and it helped somewhat as long as we keep on applying it once she starts itching again.
When we got back to Canada, the scratching got worse. She was also scratching during the day. We already had a humidifier… plus Aquaphor, and also hydrocortisone cream on the red patches on her body (elbow and behind the legs and knees area). She still wakes up in the middle of the night crying because it was too itchy and reapplying Aquaphor wasn’t helping.
It was really hard for us. We can’t go back to sleep until she calms down. Saying “Don’t scratch!” was not working (don’t even try it) and just led to more scratching. It was also hard for Callie because she’s always stressed out at bedtime and it was damaging to her skin. We just lucked out that her face wasn’t affected. But we still felt sorry for her.
So we brought her back to the doctor who prescribed us a stronger steroid cream for the severe spots in her body. Just so she won’t scratch them some more until the skin heals, and to continue applying moisturizer as often as we can.
Then a mom friend suggested we tried Lipikar Baume AP+ by La Roche-Posay. Just like the other creams that we tried, this was for anti-itching due to dryness. We weren’t sure if it would work so we bought the smallest one first. We applied it all over her body once in the morning then after taking a bath at night before going to sleep.
Beyond immediate soothing, LIPIKAR Baume AP+ spaces out flare-ups of severe dryness. Supple and soft, skin regains a durable comfort.
It worked. And it worked fast. She stopped scratching until the lotion wore of in the morning or when we missed a spot. We bought the next size and after a week, we noticed improvements on her skin. The steroid cleared the red patches and Lipikar restored the moisture and softness of Callie’s skin.
Then we thought maybe it’s just because of the steroid that cleared her itchiness. When our Lipikar ran out, we didn’t immediately bought a replacement. It’s pricier than the other moisturizing products we tried and we still have a tub of leftover Aquaphor so went back to that. After a couple of days the dryness on her skin came back and she started scratching again.
LIPIKAR Baume AP+ with Aqua Posae Filiformis, a new and exclusive patented ingredient, to act on the 2 determining factors for atopy-prone skin:
• Re-establish the and stabilize the microbiome’s balance.
• Restore and preserve the skin barrier.
All within a formula concentrated with:
• and Shea Butter (20%).
Formula developped using a minimum number of ingredients selected for their efficacy and safety.
New Texture ! Quickly absorbs to ease and speed up daily application. Non-greasy, non-sticky finish.
We didn’t wait for it to worsen so we bought another bottle of Lipikar and now she’s back to normal. Whew.
Now I’m not saying that Aveeno and Aquaphor are bad products. It just didn’t work for Callie’s skin for some reason unlike Lipikar. And with Lipikar, the skin quickly absorbs it unlike the others so Callie doesn’t have that greasy feeling after application.
Ok this post has gotten so long but if your kid has severe skin eczema, I urge you to try Lipikar Baume AP+. I strongly vouch its efficacy. Shopper’s Drug Mart carries them by the way in case you’re wondering.