I found a recent blog post by Green and Bitchy to be super interesting. The itching with eczema can be so intense and so horrific, it’s just not possible or humane to sit there and let our little ones suffer through a round of it. We’ve tried all the anti-itch creams you can imagine and have tried plenty of natural options as well, but nothing will sooth the itch for us except for oral anti-histamines. We give them to Tristan when he has his itch trances and fits. Thankfully, lately we haven’t needed anything.
Green and Bitchy posts about mixing green tea powder and water to form a spray for the skin. She sprayed it on her child’s skin, which was inflamed and irritated from allergies, and the skin reacted as if a steroid had been applied. Her child, like mine, seems to usually be very sensitive and cannot tolerate most creams and oils, but he actually liked the spray and said it felt good. Wow! Next time Tristan has a flair-up, I’m all over this remedy.