The herbal baths that Dr.Erikson prescribed for our 4 month old baby girl made a big difference! We saw a difference in her face within a week. She is now 5 months and her eczema has cleared almost 95%. Last couple nights she slept through 3-4 hrs, woke for feed and went back to sleep with no fuss, big difference from waking every 30 mins- 1 hr. We haven’t had to swaddle her either. She is still itching on some areas, but she is no longer constantly scratching herself and most importantly we no longer have to use the steroid creams regularly.
My husband and I were skeptical at first. However, we were desperate. Using steroid creams was not helping us control the eczema and the side effects made us felt uneasy. We saw three different doctors, all told us different things and continued to prescribed one steroid cream after the other. We were so sleep deprived because our baby was waking so often. When she is able to sleep, I would spend the time to research about eczema. Everything on the internet said to just moisturize and use steroid cream. I tried cutting out all foods that I thought could trigger her eczema. At one point I was just eating chicken and rice because I was so afraid her eczema would react. I was so desperate that I even tried to cut out rice to see if it made a difference. Then I became worried that she wasn’t getting all the nutrients. It was so frustrating. Bath time was so stressful for her and us. She would cry uncontrollably. We tried switching products after products, all did not make a difference. Finally my husband brought up the idea of using Chinese medicine because he knew my mom had made me drink a few herbal medicine after labour that seem to help me feel better. I went on the internet again and found dr.erikson’s story about baby boy and his mom dealing with baby eczema. It sounded exactly like what we were going through. Reading the testimonial, I thought maybe some of the babies coincidentally outgrew the eczema at the same time they saw dr.erikson. Even though I was skeptical, I saw that he was located in white rock, which is fairly close to home, I thought might as well give it a try.
After seeing Dr.Erikson for the first time, he told us to stop all lotions and steroid creams. Stopping steroid creams I understood, but was shocked to hear him say to stop applying lotion. I mean, moisturizing is the number one thing for eczema. He explained that we needed to just let our baby’s skin breathe and take a break from all the lotion that we were using. He gave us a cream which he said has nutrients for the skin and some herbs to boil and bathe our baby in. Within a week, we saw a difference on our baby’s face. It feels so good to see your baby play without having to constantly stop her from scratching herself. Bath time is now fun for our baby. She loves kicking and splashing the water. I’m so glad we don’t have to swaddle her anymore. She hated being swaddled and would always break free, but it was the only way to get her to stop scratching herself at night. We look at our baby now and still can’t believe her skin healed so quickly and feels so soft! Thank you Dr. Erikson! You have truly made a difference in our lives. – K. Thai