No doctors believe this mom when she tells them what’s happening to her 6-year-old son. But then she films him and it opens their eyes. A 6-year-old boy Tyler Saunders from Old Bar, Australia has been struggling with eczema since his birth. The inflamed eczema spread all over his body caused him extreme pain and constant itch. His mom Debbie felt helpless, she’d been looking after her son’s condition for years and was perplexed by the fact that it seemed to constantly get worse. Tyler was diagnosed with “atopic dermatitis,” not an uncommon disease, but doctors didn’t seem to believe Debbie when she told them about the intensity of her son’s condition. She even filmed him to try and demonstrate the degree of his discomfort.
She had to do something because Tyler’s life was being so affected by his condition: He couldn’t sleep due to pain and itch; he was missing school on a regular basis, and was teased by the other kids when he did go. His mom had tried everything: making him wear socks on his hands, all sorts of creams, wrapping him in moist bandages to soothe his discomfort. She came across Dr. Richard Aron on the internet who is a dermatitis specialist from South Africa. Via an online appointment, Dr. Aron suggested an ointment combining lotion, corticosteroids, and antibiotics. Debbie felt hopeful and purchased the various ingredients, spending around $40 in total, but she never guessed that the results would be so dramatic.
Just 2 months later, Tyler’s eczema had completely disappeared and Tyler skin was healthy and soft. He was finally able to live his life pain and itch free and do more of his favorite activities, especially dancing. Tyler hopes to start dancing on the street. He said he’ll donate part of his earnings to a dermatitis foundation to help other kids. Below is a video that shows Tyler’s dramatic change