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Help Your Child Cope With Eczema: 5 Strategies for Coping

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As I’m sure you know, there is no cure for eczema. I’m sure you also know that managing eczema can be exhausting for everyone involved. It’s hard (to say the least) to watch someone you love go battle eczema. It is equally difficult to be a part of the support system for someone with eczema. You are probably asking yourself: What can I do to make this easier for my little one? What can I do to make this easier on the entire family? Below are five coping strategies that can help make managing eczema just a little bit easier. Let Read More

Are probiotics the solution for eczema?

Can probiotics help heal eczema? Well, the answer isn’t black and white. Read more to find out the benefits of probiotics, where to find them, and how they can be helpful in the prevention and treatment of eczema! Probiotics 101 Long story short, our body has a ton of “good” and “bad” bacteria. Probiotics, the “good” bacteria, are considered “good” because they support a healthy digestive system. Don’t confuse probiotics with prebiotics! Prebiotics are dietary fibers that essentially “feed” the probiotics that are in your gut. Benefits of Probiotics Probiotics are most commonly known for their ability to support gut Read More

How To Sleep with An Eczema Flare-Up

Sleep is a super crucial component to everyone’s overall health. As I’m sure you know, when you are going through an eczema flare-up, sleep can be a nightmare! What makes it worse is that a lack of sleep is not only bad for your overall health, it make your eczema worse too. This study found that eczema was associated with higher odds of fatigue, regular daytime sleepiness, and regular insomnia. The good news is that this doesn’t have to be you! By following some of these tips and tricks, a good night’s sleep with eczema is possible! Keep it cool Read More

What’s the Deal with Coconut Oil and Eczema?

Benefits of Coconut Oil for Eczema Lately it seems that coconut oil can be used for anything: cooking, skin care, dental hygiene, hair care, etc. People with eczema often point to coconut oil as a way to relieve and soothe eczema. This is because coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer, as a way to promote wound healing, and as a way to reduce inflammation and pain. Coconut Oil as a Moisturizer Coconut oil can be used to help hydrate your skin. Especially the skin of those with scaly and itchy rashes caused by eczema. Keeping your skin hydrated Read More

Essential Oils and Eczema

If you’re an avid reader of the blog, you’ll know that a lot of people are turning towards more holistic and natural methods of healing eczema. Essential oils should be an essential part of your eczema holistic healing toolkit! First of all, what the heck are essential oils? Essential oils are simply compounds that are extracted from plants. According to dietitian Helen West, The reason that they’re called “essential oils” is because the oils because the oils capture the plant’s scent and flavor, also known as the plant’s “essence.” West also explains that essential oils can be extracted from the Read More