Helping Kids with Severe Eczema

Helping Kids with Severe Eczema


Severe eczema is an allergic disease
that can rob a child of a normal life. Constant itching makes sleep nearly impossible,
infections are common, and even breaking a sweat can make the condition worse. Josh Milner and Kelly Stone, physician scientists at the National
Institutes of Health, or NIH, study people with severe eczema to better
understand, prevent, and treat the disease. Most of the patients who we see are
basically desperate. They’ve been to multiple, multiple different physicians. They are often covered, to some extent
to another, from head to toe with itchiness, heavy rash in certain areas over their skin, weeping rashes, bleeding rashes
that leave blood on their sheets every single night. Many of these patients literally have
not gotten a good night’s sleep from the
day that they were born. Kids with severe eczema come to
NIH for evaluation and may receive wet wrap therapy, which
includes three baths a day. Here, Shannon Dougherty covers her
6-year-old son Logan with wet towels to keep his skin moist. Each bath is followed by an application of
topical medicine and moisturizer that is sealed in with wet cloths. I have never seen his skin this clear, except maybe at birth. It’s always
been red and itchy and flaky and just he’s been a miserable child, and his personality has changed as well in these past three days. He’s happy. He’s smiling. He gets up and dances
and tells jokes and just, you know, the kid that I’ve really been missing. NIH researchers have found that wrap therapy
combined with education on daily skin care can lead to rapid and long-lasting
improvements in eczema. Logan’s skin has almost cleared, and his
mom will receive an action plan to address any flare-ups after they leave NIH. What we’re teaching them to do is to control those flares at home. But by getting the disease under control with the wet wrap therapy, we’re able to maintain
that control much better. Wet wrap therapy and home skin care also
changed the lives of the Allen twins, Nicole and Tony, who came to NIH with severe eczema from head to toe. Their skin improved dramatically after
two weeks of wrap therapy. To show their gratitude, they made the team
a scrapbook of their remarkable progress. We actually got our life back;
we couldn’t do anything. We were inside on the couch. They couldn’t really go to school. It was really bad then, but then we got back, they could do more sports. I mean there’s still little things we’re working on,
but they’re definitely 70 to 80 percent better than what they were before.

43 Comments

  • scalab1 says:

    Almost made me cry. I know about the itching 24 hours a day. It is painful for a parent. Keep finding the cures. God Bless!

  • Rep. Hopper says:

    The problem I have always had is that just being in most hospitals for a while cleared up my eczema. Being the starile environment was in and of itself enough. The only exception to that was a stay at Dartmouth Hospital in NH. It was in the old building and the area I was in was in the basement and it was damp.

  • Michael Broot says:

    This is a very touching video, heartbreaking yet optimistic. It is very rewarding to hear about recovery with the wrap therapy. A recent article on eczema in children explores some additional treatment of symptoms, mostly outside of a hospital setting: theeczemaspot . com/eczema-in-children/

  • hyylo says:

    how i improved my skin dramatically:

    i installed a Water Softener in my house. not only do i have a bath in soft water but i also drink it. i have suffered from dry skin and eczema all my life and now my skin feels better.

    i drink green vegetable juice every day. i dont include fruits in my green juice as this increases the sugar level. i however do add carrots to the green juice.

    i eat apples and bananas every day when i feel hungry.

    all food is organic.

    go for a jog or walk every day.

  • Andie Romero says:

    My son has a severe case of eczema like this. GOAT MILK SOAP! This is a miracle for eczema! Nothing is better and faster than goat milk soap, I alway struggled wit my 2 year olds skin so a coworker (god bless her) she gave me a bar to try. . And 3 baths wit goat milk soap gave him the best skin I've ever seen on him!

  • Andie Romero says:

    / NO MORE CORTICOSTEROIDS! No more rashes no more ointment no more itching! USE GOAT MILK SOAP! This is a miracle for skin!

  • Sienna Goforth says:

    I have eczema and I dont do anything because of my skin. I have eczema on my arms, legs and face its embarrassing and I hate it, Eczema took away my life. Im 13 with eczema and I hate my life when I look in the mirror I want to cry, I always were jeans and a sweat shirt and my skin really hurts.

  • Thomas Johnson says:

    i have eczema and its not horrible but its not as great as id like, but my senior year of high school i noticed it going away without any moisturizers or soap thats good for you, i was eating 2 eggs everyday/other day, and even though i was eating bread, i was having lettuce, bell peppers and onions on them, and i was consuming large amounts of water just cause i found it better to drink, lately ive realized i stopped, so imma try it again and hope it helps, others should try,put good inside you

  • Macramome says:

    If you have a rash that won't stay cleared up…and you have used steroids in the past, it's the steroid creams that is causing the eczema..you have to withdrawl from the steroid creams and use natural creams and lotions

  • Agti Sumarno says:

    This still surprises me, just how some people don't know about Eczemalox Remedy (search on google), although lots of people completely cure their eczema naturally with this remedy. Thanks to my buddy who told me about Eczemalox Remedy, I finally eliminated my pain & embarrassment for good by using healthy ways.

  • Nicole Erin says:

    Wow, my very severe hand eczema hardly ever itches. It's so raw that it kills just to move so I'm not that used to the itching.

  • Sunya Sumayyah says:

    I have eczema and when i scratch my spots water or something come out
    Any ideas?

  • CureEczema says:

    poor kids 🙁  check it out my channel hope it helps.

  • Sylvia J. Pabon says:

    It's possible to stop eczema in a natural way. I tried and cured my eczema easily, completely within a week

  • Youtube videos with Donna Harper says:

    We use Healing Elements in our home for all skin issues especially eczema. Lemongrass Spa sells all natural and organic products safe enough to eat but effective enough to clear up my own eczema. I order from this site www.ourlemongrassspa.com/3690

  • Bannans Made .Me Do It says:

    I HATE THIS DISEASE I HAVE IT AND I GET NO SLEEP PUS OOZES OUT HAVE OVER 10 MEDICATIONS JUST MISERABLE

  • Sophia Nock says:

    I've tried to treat my eczema for a long period, and luckily uncovered a method. It worked for me, my buddies & you, too.

  • Ella Barry says:

    I've tried to treat my eczema for years, and luckily found a method. It worked for me, my pals & you, too.

  • Sophia McKenzie says:

    The excellent news here! You could stop eczema yourself by using natural technique, and you will begin to see the result in only 3 days.

  • Clan Mitchell says:

    I have horrible eczema and I am going to try this and see how it works.i am 11 and it is getting worse every day so all I can do is hope and wish I can become a normal person 😔

  • Tamara Knezevic says:

    Nice video content! Apologies for chiming in, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you ever tried – Sayerdsan Itchy Body Secret (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my close friend Aubrey finally said good bye to the uncontrollable Eczema problem with it.

  • Devyam Shah says:

    Hellow, It's really very nice and useful video. I like this video. It’s really fantastic video that you’re doing here. I also found useful for eczema severe is Moorack Prevent Eczema Miracle – if anyone wants to know more search on google.

  • Mason RobertsTV says:

    Wats dat bumps on ur face? U got ecxma?
    -vine 2014

  • Olivia Yeomans says:

    I used to only have eczema on my arms, but now it's spreading to my knee and elbow! 😐

  • shahid iqbal says:

    I cured my eczema with digestive enzymes,chicken broth,fatty acid,collagen and biotin.main problem is with leaky gut .please don,t ignore me and swear to God try this.

  • Ibrahim Usman says:

    Go to pakistan and stay there until your skin is healed that's what I had to see and it worked

  • Ibrahim Usman says:

    And use creams only used there

  • youtuber gal says:

    im 12 I have ezcma like this it sucks

  • Jay 935 says:

    im only 12 and I get in the shower and my skin burns and start to cry this is something really painfull to have

  • Rosie Cotier says:

    i have severe eczema and I'm 8 im crying

  • David Lara says:

    Don't shower with hot water cuz I will get worse

  • Furyy Night says:

    here's several ideas to tryeat more fruit and vegatables.Drink more watergive up drinking of alcohol.cut down your stress level.(I read these and why they work on Takiras Magic Method website )

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  • Dylan Y says:

    The eczema guide “Jαmzοzο Kuz” (Google it) is seriously amazing as well as genuinely a life saver. The burning and itching feeling brought on by my eczema had ended quickly after utilizing it. I use it almost daily to be on the safe side to keep the eczema from ever even popping up.

  • Natalie & Kumar says:

    Here's my latest Today article with some unusual tips for managing your kid's eczema:

    http://community.today.com/parentingteam/post/5-tips-for-managing-your-kids-eczema

  • Darryl D says:

    Two winters ago, I got eczema on my hands and wrists and later stumbled on this eczema guide “Jαmzοzο Kuz” (Google it). My hands were suffering from dryness, scratching, and also redness. This is a good guide. I`m just happy that I don`t need to strap ice packs to my hands anymore. I would say give it a try.

  • Roblox Roar says:

    I have this, I have severe eczema the same as this video. I get no sleep weeping, blood I am allergic to some things.Once I went to a sleepover I was so happy, my skin was so bad but I ignored it. I only had super hot pj's but I dident care. I went there and we done some stuff then bed. I couldn't sleep I was sweating I had no good cream only normal. I woke up next morning cuts on my eyes everywhere I was so embarrassed I hate this so much I give up with my life 🙁

  • Dylan Y says:

    Got this eczema guide “Jαmzοzο Kuz” (Google it) for small spots of eczema. Works great for that, but then I also started out utilizing it on my face and that is where I was really impressed. My breakouts are greatly minimized and I was able to attain a healthier skin with the aid of this informative guide.

  • Calvin Grant says:

    My son has this tell is skin looks green

  • Alyssa Kizer says:

    I have it!

  • Magdalene Ryderfera says:

    I dealt with the little spots of eczema by using this eczema guide “Rαsοkο Kuzo” (Gοοgle it). I discovered good results utilizing the guide and after used it to heal the eczema affected parts of the face and it had been effective. I have not been thrilled with precisely how my body appears. It really feels so terrific and also healthy. .

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    In india apply betnovate GM. Costs 1$.

  • Laura Strautman says:

    I still dont know what ihave and it itchis really bad that my parents are going to let me go to a docter place it looks horribal it on my knee

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