I want to take time to interrupt our story and thank all of you who have been writing in and calling! It’s so moving to hear your stories, so similar to ours, and I am so grateful to be able to help in any way through sharing what has helped us.
When my youngest, Lydia, was about 9 months old I had learned about the benefits of drinking Aloe Vera gel. Aloe Vera provides 20 of the 22 human required amino acids along with 7 of the 8 essential amino acids and is widely known as an anti-inflammatory. As eczema is an internal, autoimmune issue, I had her begin to drink 2 oz of Aloe Vera gel 2 – 3 times a day along with continuing to apply Soteria Skin Relief Soothing Repair Cream. Somewhere within about a 10 day period her skin improved even further with the eczema symptoms significantly diminished. With the Aloe Vera gel, used in combination with Soteria, we had found an additional source for healing and relief. You can read more about the benefits of Aloe Vera in the article I found from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine titled Aloe Vera: A Short Review.. Also, if you are looking for Aloe Vera gel that is not goopy and isn’t unpleasant to drink, your local Whole Foods Market sells their store brand which has the consistency of water and has a light taste of lemon or, another that we liked was Georges Aloe Vera which tastes just like water and does not have to be refrigerated.
Keep warm as the winter weather is upon us and know that there is relief for dry, bothersome, problematic skin!