Kathe With an E: Neosporin Essentials

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Neosporin Essentials

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NEOSPORIN® ESSENTIALS™ for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Do you have dry, irritated, itchy skin? Do you also get a visible rash? You just might have eczema. Eczema is a skin condition that fits this description and is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. People with eczema have skin that has a deficiency in the external layer and it allows moisture to escape. The result is dry skin that can be easily irritated.
My true story - I used to have eczema BAD!  Seriously bad.  It was worse on my legs and I would scratch and scratch until I bled. It was a serious and embarrassing problem for me.
I didn't know it at the time but, eczema affects around 35 million Americans. This translates to 1-3% of adults and 10-20% of children. You can see it starts young...70% start in children under 5 years old and 60% of infants affected by eczema will continue to be plagued by it in adulthood.
Do you wonder if you have eczema? The first sign of eczema is dry, itchy, red, inflamed skin. For children you'll often seen it affect their face, around the eyes, and inside of the elbows and backs of knees. In adults the neck, elbows and backs of the knees are the most common places for it to appear. It can be triggered by irritants like soaps and fragrances, wool, rough textures, cold and dry weather, and heat and sweating.
In the fall, seasonal allergies can trigger eczema flares. You can talk to your doctor about using medication, like antihistamines, to help. A regular skincare routine with bathing and moisturizing will help, in addition to topical medications as needed. With winter approaching the dry, cold weather outside and warm inside affects this too. Keep your skin warm and protected outdoors. You will want to use moisturizer to protect your skin from wind, and consider taking a vitamin D supplement. A humidifier and regular bathing, moisturizing routine will help too.
NEOSPORIN® ESSENTIALS™ was actually recommended to me by my doctors to help alleviate my symptoms. NEOSPORIN® ESSENTIALS™ is a useful over-the-counter antibiotic ointment to help with eczema and is the #1 Doctor recommended brand of over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointments. The line includes a Daily Moisturizing Cream, Daily Body Wash and Anti-Itch Cream. Each of these products was developed with eczema in mind. They are fragrance, steroid and antibiotic free, plus gentle enough for the whole family.
Be sure to check out the NEOSPORIN® ESSENTIALS™ website for more information about these products. And you'll want to try them for you and your family's skin care needs.
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3 comments:

  1. I think eczema sufferers should look into the possibility of being gluten intolerant. I believe it may be one of the symptoms. Thanks for the blurb on Neosporin.

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  2. I have had issues with this in the winter before. Glad to know about this product!
    hugs, Linda

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  3. I didn't realize Neosporin had a product for eczema...thanks!

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