Managing Eczema the holistic Cherub Rubs Way
Eczema is a common skin problem in babies and children. The cause is unclear, but it appears that individuals with atopic dermatitis seem to have sensitive immune systems that are more likely to react to irritants and allergens. Topical steroids eg. hydrocortisone are the most common and effective treatment for atopic dermatitis. However their use must be under strict medical supervision as the potential side effects of long term use of steroids is always a concern.
Cherub Rubs products are certified organic, free of petro-chemicals, synthetic colours, fragrances and preservatives, using high quality raw materials which are sourced from Australia.
Cherub Rubs provides concerned parents one of the most natural skin care ranges in the world as an alternative to steroid-based treatments for eczema and other dry skin conditions.
1. Keeping the skin healthy
Doctors usually recommend a mild non-soap cleanser instead of strong soaps. Soaps can have a drying effect to the skin, and that may cause the skin to itch, resulting in scratching, that would further aggravate the eczema.
We recommend: Cherub Rubs Baby Safe Hair and Body Wash to replace alkaline soap. It uses a blend of tea-tree and lemon essential oils, and contains no chemicals that may dry or irritate skin.
2. Healing the skin and preventing flares
After taking a bath, it is recommended to moisturize the skin by applying a moisturizer or lubricant within a few minutes after drying off, as this allows moisturizers to be easily absorbed. Lubrication will restore the skin’s moisture, increase the rate of healing, and also acts as a barrier to prevent further drying and irritation. Creams and ointments work better at healing the skin compared to lotions as the latter evaporates quickly.
We recommend: Cherub Rubs Skin Balm to nourish and moisturize skin. Made with ingredients such as organic sandalwood, calendula and chamomile oils to soothe dry skin, other ingredients found in the product, such as organic butters and oils further help replenish and nourish dry skin.
3. Treating symptoms when they do occur
The most common symptom in eczema is itch, as people with eczema tend to have dry skin that itches. With persistent scratching, this can lead to skin infection as there is an increased risk of spreading germs from the patient’s fingernails onto the open wounds.
It is important when protecting and restoring the skin to take steps to prevent repeated skin infections. Early recognition of the signs of skin infections, including tiny pustules, appearance of oozing areas, or crusty yellow blisters and seeking medical treatment by a doctor are necessary.
We recommend: Cherub Rubs Skin Soothe to soothe and stop itch, reducing the spread of germs. A cooling gel that is effective for relieving itch from skin infections and insect bites, it contains certified organic ingredients such as aloe vera gel, centella, carrot and calendula oils help to revitalise the skin, whilst witch-hazel takes the sting out of scrapes and bites.
Camden Medical Centre
1 Orchard Blvd #01-04 Singapore 248649
Tel: (65) 6887 3456
Fax: (65) 6887 3923
More info on Cherub Rubs can be found at www.cherubrubs.com.sg