The internet is going wild over a £4 moisturiser that is reported to 'cure' skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. Child’s Farm Baby Moisturiser, which is on sale at high street stores including Boots and Asda, has been declared a "miracle cream" after Facebook users reported it helped treat both adults and children suffering from the painful skin conditions. Laura Gray, who has psoriasis, posted about her experiences, saying: "Needed to share this with you all. I suffer from psoriasis, have done for years. I get it all up my arms, neck and chest and up until yesterday only hydrocortisone cream would get rid of it, but it’s really harsh and only pharmacists can give it you. Yesterday my Mam told me try this baby moisturiser, I’m not joking 24 hours later my psoriasis is gone. Anyone suffering with psoriasis or eczema you need to try this."
The cream is available on the high street
Another user, 28-year-old mum-of-three Joanne, reported that she saw a dramatic difference in daughter Kelisha's eczema after using the bargain cream. She said: "Her face was full of patches as if she’d had boiling water poured over her. It was just a big scab. She was always scratching and uncomfortable." But after using the moisturiser for four weeks, Joanne says she noticed a huge difference.
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She added: "She was more settled and happy because she wasn’t as itchy and agitated. She had always been a happy, smiley baby, even when her skin was bad, but once we started using the products she was smiling all the time. Kelisha’s skin is completely clear now. I am just over the moon to have such a happy baby back again."
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Psoriasis and eczema are both long-term conditions with no know cures, and can cause sufferers intense pain and discomfort. However, topical creams can help control the symptoms. The company's dermatologist Dr Jennifer Crawley told The Mirror: "With conditions like eczema, regularly moisturising is crucial. The condition dries out the skin, causing it to crack and become painful; a gentle moisturiser soothes and hydrates the irritated skin and allows it to heal."