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What Your Nails Say About Your Health

It’s no secret that in hospitals across the country, professionals aren’t afraid to look at your fingernails to get clues about your health! Understanding what your nails say about your health is a simple and often highly accurate way to detect health issues quickly so that you can get them healed before they get out of control. Take a look at your nails and see what they say about your health – and if you have any concerns, it’s a good time to visit with your medical professional! The Pale Nail Extremely pale nails that look almost transparent may be Read More

Experts Weigh In: Should parents use scratch mittens, gloves or nothing at all?

During this eczema journey, one of the top questions is, how to prevent scratching beyond medication, especially for children. Experts weigh in and voice their preference: whether to use mittens, gloves or go completely hands free. Should parents cover their child’s hands? The medical perspective We’ve spoken to various doctors across the US to get their feedback on which approach they deem the most appropriate for children with eczema. Should parents cover the hands to prevent skin damage, or forego any hand covering, and use topical treatments instead, allowing children to scratch or rub freely? Each type of doctor (allergists, dermatologists & pediatricians alike) focus on stopping the scratch-itch cycle, removing discomfort, Read More

Low Dose Allergy Immunotherapy – Natural Allergy Treatment

One of our ScratchMeNot families has graciously shared a new treatment they are seeking to use for their son, Low Dose Allergy The Davis’ have a son with moderate-severe case of eczema & allergies. They are looking to begin treatment after raising funds through a Go Fund Me campaign (www.gofundme.com/Linkseczema). They are hoping that this will help their son Link win his battle with eczema for good. Link’s mom, Amber, tells about how eczema has affected his life and how this treatment will help.  Our son, Link, has had eczema since he was born. It did not affect his behavior very much. He Read More

How ScratchMeNot supports Eczema Awareness Month

This is a wonderful month to bring Eczema Awareness to the forefront of everyone’s mind. Here’s how ScratchMeNot is helping push the cause forward! Events: Free Eczema Class on October 14, 2014 at the Nappy Shoppe at 11:30am Eczema & Asthma Twitter Chat on Oct 30, 2014… Stay tuned for details Giving Back: $1 from every sale during the month of October will be given to the National Jewish Health! They specialize in severe eczema cases all over the world and are located in Colorado! Families that are seeking medical attention only pay what they can afford. It is truly an exciting Read More

Types Of Eczema

If you are exploring eczema, you may have noticed that narrowing down the specific type of eczema you and your child are dealing with can be really frustrating. Eczema is eczema, but in order for medical professionals to do research and find treatments, they often break the greater eczema illness down into sub-categories to make it easier for them to keep track of variations and different ways the disorder can manifest in any individual patient. Today, take a few moments with us to explore the various types of common eczema and learn what they are and how they behave. Atopic Read More