DESPERATE, mum Sarah Boyd felt like she'd tried everything to help her son.
Ben was diagnosed with eczema as a baby, and for nine years the painful condition has plagued the youngster.
It left him with cracked and bleeding feet, which at times made putting on his shoes and walking unbearable.
After countless GP appointments and trying various remedies, Sarah, 43, from Caerphilly, South Wales felt beaten.
But after finding a bargain cream in Aldi, the mum-of-two said she had nothing to lose by giving it a go.
She's hailed the £2.60 Palmer's Cocoa Butter moisturiser a "miracle", crediting it with clearing Ben's dry and painful skin condition.
"Absolutely nothing was working," she said.
"It was heartbreaking."
Sarah said Ben's condition got so bad she was forced to cut off the skin flaking from his feet with nail clippers - after his condition got worse last year.
But, she admitted she was stunned by the results after using the cream.
"It was brilliant, I felt like crying in the morning when I saw his feet," she said.
It used to be hurting, blistering and bleeding all the time. I feel way better, it’s like having new feetBen Boyd, nine
"The next day it was like he had completely different feet.
"He was as shocked as me. It's made a huge difference."
Now Ben can run around with his younger brother Oliver, eight, once again and play sport.
Ben said: “It used to be hurting, blistering and bleeding all the time.
“I feel way better, it’s like having new feet.”
Sarah added she hopes the cream might be able to help other children suffering with eczema.
“I just want everybody to know how it’s helped Ben,” she said.
Moisturisers are among the recommended treatments for atopic eczema, according to the NHS.
The condition is more common in kids and often develops before a baby reaches their first birthday.
It causes the skin to become itcy, red, inflamed, dry, cracked and sore - and can have a huge impact on day-to-day life.
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While there is no cure for the common skin condition, emollients and topical corticosteroids - creams and ointments that reduce swelling and flare ups - are known to help ease the symptoms.
In some cases, sufferers will be prescribed antihistamines to treat the severe itching, and some will be advise to try bandages and body suits to give the skin a chance to heal.
If you're worried about your child, it's best to speak to your GP before trying new treatments.
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