When your child suffers from eczema, you suffer too. The lost sleep, crankiness, and concern about infection can have serious impact on the quality of your life, the life of your child and that of the entire family. When our pediatrician recommended steroids and antibiotics to treat the eczema of our one year old, we developed our Touchy Skin Salve. We are happy to report that we have never had to resort to any prescription medication, for infection or for discomfort. We would love to share our experience with you. Here is the regimen we adopted.
• Eliminate all dairy from diet. Continue for at least 3 weeks before ruling out the effectiveness of this change. It’s difficult at first, but gets easier. Many find that eliminating gluten is helpful as well, but we did not have to resort to this measure.
• Maintain diet very low in sugars and refined foods and high in fresh vegetables, whole fruits (not juice), water, and essential fatty acid foods such as nuts, seeds, and fatty fish from clean waters.
• Apply Touchy Skin Salve twice daily. When getting dressed in morning and when getting into bed at night. Smear all over affected area, and massage in a bit.
Each of our children have their own small salve to keep so that they can use it on themselves for eczema, bug bites, and minor scratches. We have had a major salve painting incident or two though so depending on how much you care about your walls and furniture, you may not want to follow our lead on that choice.
• There is conflicting opinion about how often to bathe a child who has eczema. We found the optimal approach to vary from child to child. We did find however that it is crucial to apply salve immediately after the bath while skin is still soft. Waiting 10 minutes after the bath is too long, as the skin has already dried out.
Since we started making our Touchy Skin Salve for other families, we have been getting so many wonderful reports about its efficacy. What a wonderful feeling, that we are improving the health and quality of lives, and helping families to avoid needing prescription medications. Avoiding those strong medications also avoids the side effects that go along with them, so that makes us feel great. Of course maintaining a close eye on the situation with the involvement of your trusted health practitioner is crucial, as infection can be dangerous. Please send us your feedback via our website.
TOUCHY SKIN SALVE 1 – 4oz
Ingredients: Vitis vinifera (Grapessed,Non-GMO) infused with Glycyrhiza glabra (Licorice Root), *Calendula officinalis (Calendula), *Symphytum officinale (Comfrey), *Plantago major (Plantain), *Hypericum perforatum (St.John’s Wort), *Arctium lappa (Burdock), *Thymus vulgaris (Thyme), Ricinus communis (Castor Oil), *Cocos nucifera (Coconut Oil), Beeswax, Tocopherol (Vitamin E, Non-GMO). * = organic