Category Archive for: ‘Itchy Skin’

The Best Linen Types For Sensitive Skin

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 surprise you! In today’s post we’ll look at some of the most popular types of linens, sheets, and blankets to give you information about which types may be best for you and your family. Micro-Fiber This easy to clean material is made from tiny pieces Read More

Scratching And Temper Tantrums

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 based temper tantrum can easily trigger itching and other allergies, sensitivities, and breakouts, so it’s important to try to treat both symptoms by understanding they may have a share cause. Most children exhibit temper tantrums because of stress, frustration, anxiety, fatigue, or dietary issues. If Read More

Is it ringworm or eczema?

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 transitioned to extra thick, dry, blotchy skin that would eventually discolor as it healed. It looked like typical eczema I saw when I googled images online. My youngest, on the other hand, has some peculiar circular rashes on her trunk that weren’t healing like her other Read More

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

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 Enjoy a chat, giveaways and great answers from Dr. Renee! Dr. Renee is an asthmatic, which drives her passion for asthma education. She addresses the concerns of asthma suffers, by supplying them with the tools and knowledge they need to receive the best medical care. She has appeared on various shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. She Read More

ScratchMeNot Review: Living with Eczema – MarcieMom

When I started to read Mei’s book, “Living with Eczema”, I quickly realized that if this book were available a few years ago, I could have began my own eczema journey with a solid foundation. Being a new parent of a child with eczema can be life changing and overtly overwhelming. There are so many questions left unanswered. When my daughter was diagnosed with eczema at two months of age, it took lots of googling, reading articles & books and of course, experience to bridge my educational gaps. Today, I’m eager to share the information you’ll gain within Living with Eczema. It’s similar to Read More