Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Living With Eczema #EczemaAndMe #shop

Having suffered from eczema periodically throughout my life, it was really no surprise to me that both of my boys have it as well.  Mr. J's has always been mild, but Mr. K's can get pretty severe at times, including eczema blisters (I am lucky, and have never had it that severe)

Mine was dormant for many, many years and flared up again after Mr. K was born (I assume triggered by hormones). Lucky for me, it was pretty mild and didn't really affect much.  This fall however, since the weather has turned cooler I find that the house is super dry and I have a patch on my calf that just won't seem to go away  #EczemaAndMe

It has been quite itchy and I was happy to try out the Polysporin Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream as part of the #EczemaAndMe campaign with #collectivebias.  I made my way to Walmart as I do every week; this time I made a detour to the pharmacy section to locate the Polysporin Eczema Essentials products. The anti-itch cream was with the other hydrocortisone creams, and one shelving unit over the 2 other products in the Polysporin Eczema Essentials line were located with other eczema care products (if you plan on looking for the entire line, they are on different shelves)

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My morning routine is to have a shower, brush my teeth, and moisturize my face and body.  Since I started using the anti-itch cream, I have added that in after moisturizing.  The Anti-Itch cream is a hydrocortisone cream, so it is to be used sparingly and not for more than a few days at a time.  I have been applying it in the mornings for the last 3 days and have definitely found that it has been helping to control the itch.

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For me, there hasn't really been a "cure" for eczema.  I have just suffered through flare ups periodically throughout the years and tried to treat them as they happened.  The one thing I have found that seems to help the most during a flare up (and to minimize the amount of flare ups) is to keep to a strict routine:

-daily shower or bath
- unscented products only (I use my Norwex body cloth for washing and cleansing, and leave out the soap)
- patting dry and applying a moisturizer immediately (this helps to seal the moisture into your skin) and keep the area from drying out
- avoiding extreme temperatures (Mr. K suffers on his cheeks pretty badly, so I try and keep him covered with a scarf or neck warmer when we need to be outside in the winter)
- applying the Polysporin Anti-Itch cream sparingly when needed

To stay up to date on Polysporin information please follow them on twitter.  Also, if you are interested in trying out the Polysporin Eczema Essentials line, grab this coupon for $4.00 off


  1. We use this in our home, we find it works well

  2. My son has eczema and loves this product.


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