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My little boy suffers from eczema and this time last week he had a really severe flare up on his cheeks. They were red raw and looked amazingly sore and to be honest he looked a bit like a burns victim. He has scabs growing over the skin but then it was also wet with moisture as it was pussing too. As he is only 5 months old he was not aware what was happening so he was scratching the infected area and making it worse and nothing I seemed to use on it made it any better.
I decided to go to see the doctor who prescribed Fucidin H cream. Now, by all accounts this is pretty strong stuff as it contains a steroid and I had been warned about the dangers of using it but it was the only thing that was going to work for him. According tot he leaflet that came with this cream, Fucidin H cream contains two different types of medicine. One medicine is called fusidic acid. It is a type of antibiotic. The other medicine is called hydrocortisone acetate. It is a type of corticosteroid. These two medicines work at the same time in different ways. Fucidin H cream works by:
The antibiotic killing germs (bacteria) that cause infections. The corticosteroid reducing any swelling, redness or itchiness of your skin.
The cream comes in a tube, it is white and fairly thick. Its easy to apply, you just rub a little bit into the infected area. It stays on the skin for a few minutes and then soaks in. The results my son got with this cream were amazing. I first applied it on Friday night and by Saturday morning his redness had gone, the soreness had gone and his cheeks were almost clear. I was very impressed with the way it worked and has continued to work. His skin is like night and day and people who saw him before and after were really amazed too. I didn't really expect anything less though from a steroid cream although this is strong powerful stuff. You are really only advised to use this cream for a period of two weeks and my doctor advised not to get it anywhere near my little boys eyes. He said if it does get in the eyes it could scratch them so I have to be very careful applying it. This is not so easy when you need to apply it to the face and you have a little boy who loves to wiggle and rub his face and eyes but I find if I put it on when he is sleepy or almost asleep then he will not notice or have a chance to rub it into his eyes.
The cream has really worked. It is only available on prescription and is free for under 16s. Like anything of this nature though I suggest taking to your doctor first before starting a course of this medicine.