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Mum calls for £4 ‘miracle’ cream that cured her baby’s eczema to be available on the NHS

The family had tried everything from antibiotics to steroid cream

Evie-Rae battled with painful patches on her hands, mouth and backs of knees that she would scratch until she bled
Evie-Rae battled with painful patches on her hands, mouth and backs of knees that she would scratch until she bled

A mother has praised a £3.99 high street ‘miracle’ cream that she says helped ‘cure’ her daughter's painful eczema in just a week.

Paige Sweeney, 23, from Nottingham, spent more than two years taking her daughter Evie-Rose to dermatologists trying to find a cure for her skin condition, but nothing worked.

Instead, her baby girl was left with battling with painful patches on her hands, mouth and backs of knees that she would scratch until she bled.

As a last resort, the concerned mother decided to buy the £3.99 cream after she spotted it at a local Boots store.

And, to her amazement, baby Evie’s eczema had cleared up within a week.

However, the National Eczema Association points out that when it comes to treatments, not everyone will respond in the same way. "It's best to familiarise yourself with all of the options and talk to your doctor to find a treatment regimen that works for you."

Describing it as a ‘miracle’ cream, the mother-of-one is now calling for Childs Farm baby moisturiser to be available on prescription and says that it could save the NHS a fortune.

“I saw the moisturising cream on the shelf in Boots and decided to give it a go,” Sweeney told the Daily Mail.

“Evie-Rae also has a nut, soya and egg allergy, so we have to be careful with what we give her, but I could see the ingredients were all natural.

Paige Sweeney spent more than two years taking her daughter Evie-Rose to dermatologists trying to find a cure for her skin condition (Facebook: Paige Sweeney)

“Within a matter of days I could see her skin starting to clear up. I couldn't believe it.”

After suffering with eczema since she was born, Evie-Rae had to endure painful rashes all over her body which, despite being prescribed a range of antibiotics and steroid creams, could not be controlled.

Evie-Rae battled with painful patches on her hands, mouth and backs of knees that she would scratch until she bled (Image: Paige Sweeney)

Sweeney has since taken to Facebook to post Evie-Rae’s before and after images which have now been shared more than 30,000 times.

While some creams seem to bring incredible results to some children, they may not work on others.

To her amazement baby Evie’s eczema had cleared up within a week thanks to the 'miracle' cream (Image: Paige Sweeney)

A number of other specialist baby creams are on the market aimed at children, including Weleda White Mallow Body Lotion, MooGoo Irritable Skin Balm, and Green People Organic Babies soothing baby salve.

The NHS points out that there are a number of different possible treatments for people - including avoiding triggers, intensive moisturising, and using topical corticosteroids.

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