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Breaking The Scratching Habit

If you’re the parent of a child who scratches, chances are you’ve already tried to help them break the habit in a hundred different ways. While scratching stems from itching caused by eczema and other skin issues, after a while it can literally take on a life of its own. Just like thumb sucking, children can start to associate a sense of relief, calm, or well-being with scratching on top of the actual relief they get when an itch shows up. This can turn the act of a necessary scratch into a habit that runs deep. If you’re like many Read More

Cold Creams For Eczema Relief

One of the biggest reasons why eczema flare ups happen is inflammation. When skin tissues get inflamed, the immune system responds and itching can begin. No matter what kinds of protocols, tricks, or skin products you use for your children when flare ups happen, there’s a simple thing you can do to make it even more effective and we’ll show you how to make it happen in today’s post. Inflammation Issues Inflammation is the body’s natural and healthy response to injury. Tissues get inflamed because extra blood carrying nutrients and oxygen rush to the surface to speed up healing. The Read More

5 Uncommon Yet Effective Eczema Treatments

5 Uncommon Yet Effective Eczema Treatments You’re somewhat a skin expert, right? If eczema is part of your life, you have more experience and you’re a lot more knowledgeable in skincare than the average Joe. But are you up to the latest trends with skincare gadgets? Let’s find out. 1. Dry Brushing Dry brushing does exactly what it says. The dry brush is made of materials designed for the skin which will not cause micro-cuts or sores when rubbed on the skin. It is suggested to perform a full body dry brush twice a day: once in the morning and Read More

Using Wet Wraps To Treat Severe Eczema – Wet Wrapping

Recently we heard from Claire, who shared some great information and photos about using a wet wrap for her son. Claire: Hiya guys, just wanted to say a big thank you from a relieved eczema Mum – my 9 month old boy suffers from severe, persistent eczema just like his older sister did, and often attacks his face/head as that is the only exposed skin he can get to. Up until now I was using a homemade type wet wrap on his head to protect his head (which often got weird looks and comments from strangers) but I’ve just this week Read More

Summer Sun and Eczema

When it comes to eczema it seems there are two types of people – those who find relief and soothing from the dry, light air, and those who find aggravation of their eczema symptoms due to sweating and heat. This can complicate things when it comes to finding a good all-around summer treatment for kids who deal with eczema because it’s hard to know what treatments and lifestyle changes to apply to which cases. The good news is that’s it’s relatively easy to figure out which camp your child is in and which methods of treatment during hot weather may Read More