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My daughter Alyssa, now 13, has suffered emotionally, physically and mentally with debilitating eczema since she was born. As a baby she wouldn’t sleep and I tried everything to soothe her skin irritation which was all over her face, arms, legs and body.
Her baby eczema never went away. Over the years we have been to doctors, dermatologists, naturopaths, Chinese herbalists, hospital, been given all types of steroids, antibiotic creams – nothing has worked. I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars searching for a cure.
There were times when Alyssa had to have weeks off of school. It broke my heart to see her unable to move with her skin peeling and bleeding. We’d generally end up in hospital and have been in and out of there her whole life.
In hospital, they would often put her on oral steroids through an intravenous drip. We also used cream steroids to keep the flare ups under control. They wouldn’t work for long, it always looked like they were doing the trick, but then the eczema would come back even worse than it was before. It has been a never-ending cycle.
On top of everything, the kids bullied her at school about this. Kids can be so cruel, they would say mean things about her legs and laugh at her. Even when she explained it was eczema they would just keep going, they didn’t care.
Last year the bullying reached a point that we had to change schools – actually we changed everything to get away from these kids. We even moved-house. I remember days when they would knock on our door at 2am or 3am.
Since the onset of puberty, it only intensified. Alyssa was embarrassed to wear shorts and would always cover-up her arms and legs so people couldn’t see the eczema. Even in the middle of the summer, when it was really hot, she would be wearing a long top and tracksuit pants to hide her skin. Of course, that made the eczema worse as was irritated and sweaty.
But last year everything changed. I had to take a few days off work as Alyssa was hospitalised with eczema as it got infected, when I came back my boss asked if I had tried MooGoo.
I thought ‘I’ve tried everything else, why not try this’. I just can’t believe the change in her skin, because honestly, I thought we had tried everything.
We used MooGoo’s Skin Milk Udder Cream, which is made from natural ingredients.
I later found out it is used in a number of hospitals in Australia as a moisturiser cream for dry and damaged skin following radiation treatment and chemotherapy.
It’s amazing since the eczema has cleared up, Alyssa has been feeling so much better and confident about herself.
She’s been wearing shorts lately and came first in the 25m swim in her swimming carnival. Before, she would never have even gotten into her bathers.
Now her confidence is back, my girl is back to her normal happy self and as a parent, it's one of the best feelings in the world.
This post isn't sponsored, just one family's experience of what worked for them. The opinions expressed should not be substituted for medical advice - if you are suffering from eczema, please seek professional help from your GP.
Have you tried MooGoo? Have you found it helpful in treating eczema?
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