Tag Archives: Eczema

The Virus Has Run Its Course

I mentioned in my previous post regarding our son who is sick again with flu like symptoms and so I just want to update everyone that he is fine right now. Probably it was just caused by the constant change in the temperature of his environment. If I remember it right, that week we experienced a very hot temperature that reached up to 45 degrees then that was also the time when we have to go out for our household errands and my job interview. So it must be caused by the sudden and constant change of temperature from cold to hot environment.

And if you don’t know, our son is always confined inside the house because his eczema will flare up if he will be exposed for a long time in either hot or cold environment. He can only play outside the house when the sun is not that hot anymore. Anyway, I am just happy that he is no longer sick and that he can sleep well at night without a clogged nose already. Perhaps, the virus had just run through its course although we tried to let him drink some lemon juice from time to time. And I am also glad that it was gone without even seeing a doctor but we keep an eye on him and hydrate him more than the usual. That also helps in keeping his nose from clogging and liquefies the excess mucus in his nose so he can at least breathe normally.

The Moisturizer the Suits Our Son’s Skin

It has been three straight days that the temperature is way above 40 degrees centigrade. What’s worse is that it is also humid which contributes to the already harsh environment and it is hard to breathe when you are outside. You will be soaked with sweat even you are not doing anything at all. So it has also been three days that our son was only staying inside the house and that’s good for him at least in the medical side because of his eczema.

And when it comes to his eczema, hubby has made blog posts about it detailing his ordeal since he was several months old. In fact, we already tried almost everything just to keep his skin moisturized including topical steroids yet with only temporary relief. It was only when we consulted a pediatrician in Cebu, who at the same time an allergologist, that his eczema ease up dramatically with the use of a moisturizer that is not widely distributed. And much to it that a 299ml bottle carries a price tag of more than 1250 pesos (that is almost $30) and our son is consuming at least two bottles a month. It is quite heavy to our budget but at least our son feels comfortable when he sleeps at night which matters most to us.

Going Back to the Aqua Park

Going back to the aqua park would be a perfect family getaway for the three of us and at least stay away from the presidential debate on CNN. I’ve been telling my husband that should go back there soon since the weather is no longer hot and humid. In fact, we already started using our comforter again as it starts to get colder at night.

Yet, in as much as we want our son to get out of the house, we cannot just let him play outside because of the harsh weather condition in where we are. It is well known that out son is suffering from atopic dermatitis that could flare up when he is exposed to harsh weather conditions. His skin will easily dry up in both cold and hot environment so we constantly apply moisturizer on his skin and there’s only one moisturizer the suits his skin. We have tried almost all kinds of moisturizer on his skin even those that needs prescription but no one seems to ease up his skin problem except for Cetaphil Restoraderm Body Moisturizer.

By the way, I don’t get any kind of compensation from Cetaphil with this post. This is based on our experience since the time the rashes on our son’s skin started when he was still about 2 or 3 months old and now he is already 2 years old. It is the only moisturizer that minimizes our son’s Eczema and that it really fits for his skin. The only thing is that, a bottle of Cetaphil’s 299 ml body moisturizer is quite expensive that retails at around $32 – $34 (depending on the pharmacy). More so that it is not available here in our place and he still have to get it from the Philippines.