A mum has said she's ditched the steroid cream for her son after she started using a £4.50 Lush cream to try and help his eczema - deeming it 'absolutely' worth it.
"For months we've been struggling with Ashton's eczema," Kerry explained.
"He's tried various steroid creams, ointments, moisturisers and washes etc. The last steroid cream that he got, the doctor told us it was the strongest one he could prescribe for his face.
"We were at our wits' end and Ashton's face and body had a mix of very angry red and scaly patches."
Kerry said she asked around on Facebook parents' groups asking for recommendations for Ashton, who has cerebral palsy, and found a lot of people were pointing her to Lush's Dream Cream.
The cream costs £4.50 from Lush. Credit: Lush
"I popped into their Buchanan Street store in Glasgow and the lady I spoke to was very helpful - she kindly gave me a small sample pot to try it out before purchasing.
"This is the result after only FOUR days! We used Dream Cream 2-3 times a day AND a very small amount of 1% Hydrocortisone cream 1-2 times a day (which is the weakest strength steroid that you can buy over the counter). One week later and we've ditched the steroid cream!
"I'm posting in case this helps anyone else out there with eczema. I was sceptical but it proved to be absolutely worth a try!"
According to Lush, the Dream Cream has been designed to 'soothe, calm and hydrate'.
The product description reads: "Light, cooling and easily absorbed into the skin, the combination of calming chamomile, organic, extra virgin olive oil and creamy, Fair Trade, organic cocoa butter quickly soothes and softens."
And Kerry isn't the only person who's had a positive experience with the cream.
A five-star review on the Lush website said: "This cream helped a small patch of eczema that I have on my arm even after 1 use! Stopped the itchy feeling almost immediately. The smell really helps me relax and it helps me sleep more soundly too!"
Another customer said it had helped their psoriasis, writing: "You should see the amount of steroid creams I have for psoriasis and not one of them worked as well as a bit of this. Can't recommend it enough."
A third person said they had noticed a 'massive difference' after using the cream for around three days, adding: "Definitely a purchase if you are looking for a really soft moisturiser, have dry skin or eczema."
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