Hi Lori! The cream has been really working for my son and I. My daughter hasn’t had any recent flare ups just really dry skin so I haven’t really tried it on her too much but she loves the way it smells!! I notice a difference on my skin right away. It took a couple of weeks for my son’s skin to react, as you said it would, and his patches are almost all gone. I’ll be needing some more soon for sure.