I was rather amazed when a mother told me that urine treats eczema and suggested she shares her own experience on the blog in the hope of helping other desperate mums out there.
Urine consists mostly of watern with small amount of urea (a substance that can be harmful if it enters the blood stream) and excreted enzymes, minerals and hormones–which many believe can be beneficial to the body. Urine therapy involves using one’s own urine to address a number of illnesses and conditions. (ehow.com)
Urine Treats Eczema Says One Mum; Her Experience
When my daughter was 2 weeks old I stopped exclusively breastfeeding her and started combine feeding. It was then that I noticed her skin started to dry out. Our Health Visitor suggested rubbing her body in olive oil.
Each day we would dab the olive oil all over her skin, leave it a while then bath her. After 3-4 weeks we didn’t notice much difference. In fact it had started to get a little red and sore on her face, elbows and knees. So once again we spoke with the Health Visitor, to which she told us to keep up with the olive oil every day.
After a further 3-4 weeks and still no change in sight, we sought out the advice of a doctor. We were told she had eczema and she was prescribed two steroid-based creams and bath oil. We used the creams and bath oil religiously for a month, but still her skin flared up.
By this stage my poor daughters face and limbs looked practically burnt as they were so red and sore. The doctors continued to brush it off as if it was nothing.
This went on until she was 4 months old. By this stage she was red raw and looked scaly, she was scratching holes in her skin and crying with the pain and irritation.
We had to dress her carefully and only use 100% cotton clothing.
We got stared at when we took her out and our friends even considered phoning Social Services on us. By this stage we were both very fed up of doctors not taking us seriously. We asked to see a dermatologist and asked about wet wraps. We were told to wait for an appointment, so we waited, and waited and our daughter got worse and worse.
As the seasons changed her skin flared up and left her sore and bleeding. It was at this point that I realised the only place on her skin that wasn’t sore and red was her nappy area as she still had a smooth baby bottom.
So I did a little test on her arm, I rubbed her wet nappy on a small patch of her skin every time I changed a soggy nappy.
After 2-3 days that patch was almost clear.
So I started this routine on both arms, by the end of the week her arms were clear, not perfect and to this day they aren’t perfect, but they looked normal again at least.
A further week of this routine on her torso and legs and they too were clear.
After the whole of her body was back to normal, I started on her face, the worst part.
Low and behold, 2 weeks later my beautiful daughters face was baby smooth again.
She had lost all her hair due to this problem and stayed bald until 7 months old, when she finally started getting a little bit of hair.
She’s 17 months now and I’m happy to say she is still clear of her eczema and finally has some hair, not a lot, but some.
People now comment on how gorgeous she is and such good complexion.
If it wasn’t for her urine, my daughter would be scarred and sore for the rest of life, I’m sure of it.
I urge anyone who is having problems with eczema, please try urine therapy, it was the best decision I ever made.
It’s completely sterile and clean, there is nothing bad in your own urine and is also safe to drink. Ignore the fact it seems weird and smells a little – they can always be bathed. This was the best and most gentle thing that I ever used on my precious baby’s skin.
It didn’t burn, hurt, or irritate her like the creams did and it was inexpensive and so easy to do. Please, for your child, try urine therapy.
Would you try this treatment?
- What is the best treatment for eczema in a four year old without resorting to prescribed creams? (zocdoc.com)
- Have you got eczema? (itsmylifestyle2.wordpress.com)
- Natural Solutions For Eczema (gotclearskin.typepad.com)