Category Archives: Itchy Skin

How To Sleep with An Eczema Flare-Up

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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 […]

What’s the Deal with Coconut Oil and Eczema?

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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 […]

The Best Linen Types For Sensitive Skin

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As the cooler weather sets in, many parents change or increase the type of sheets and blankets used on their child’s bed to give added comfort and warmth. At this time, many parents wonder if certain fabrics are better or worse for their children who have sensitive skin or allergies – and the answer may […]

Scratching And Temper Tantrums

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It’s one thing to see your child suffer from constant itching and scratching – and another to see scratching and temper tantrums combined. Double the trouble. Stress, anxiety, frustration and immune system responses can all be wrapped up in both itching and emotional meltdowns, so they often go hand in hand. An emotional or anxiety […]

Distracting a Child From Scratching

Many times with young children with eczema, parents have to be creative in distracting their child from scratching. It can be very difficult when the child is an infant, as there are fewer ways to distract a baby. Distracting from Scratching The main way to distract your little one from scratching is by keeping the mind […]

Limit Scratching Damage

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Despite a parent’s best efforts, your little one may still find ways to scratch and is often very ‘resourceful’. Limiting Scratching Damage to keep skin damage bay: Keep your baby’s nails short Wear ScratchMeNot mittens; Babies and young children with eczema are very good at removing the traditional mittens as the itch is unbearable – consider getting mittens specially designed […]

Easy Ways to Reduce The Itch

Reducing the Itch Despite good skincare for eczema, the itch sensation may still be felt. Slow moving progress towards getting rid of the pesky itch can be a challenge. We’ve come up with a few easy ways to reduce the itch. There are many studies on medication and itch chemicals within our bodies that doctors use […]

Easy Ways To Reduce Scratching

Tips to reduce scratching in eczema babies and young kids Having eczema is tough, whether for babies, young kids or adults. Atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by itch (pruritus). This itch, and the constant need to scratch, severely affects the quality of life of both […]

Is It Ringworm or Eczema?

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Rashes are hard to deal with, especially if they look similar to other skin conditions. This particular incident made me question, “Is it ringworm or eczema?” Our first bought of eczema was with my first daughter. Her eczema was on every joint, it had no rhyme or reason. Her eczema was red & inflamed, then […]

ScratchMeNot’s #EczemaAsthma Twitter Chat – Thursday, Nov 13!

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Join us as we discuss the connection between eczema and asthma! Our #EczemaAsthma Twitter Chat will feature questions solely about asthma too with guest host & physician, Dr. Renee, who is a Asthma Advocate. Take a moment and submit your questions early to info@scratchmenot.com Enjoy a chat, giveaways and great answers from Dr. Renee! Dr. Renee […]