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Dry Brushing For Eczema

Dry brushing for eczema and other exfoliating techniques have become an essential piece of eczema care. We are finding that using this dry brush technique increases blood flow and circulation to the skin which can lead to easy detoxing, removal of dead skin cells, and better absorption of moisturizers. After more research, here’s what I’ve found. Skin Detox Keeping the skin clean, free from buildup, and healthy is essential to caring for eczema. The cleaner and more healthy the skin is, the better the body can handle eczema flare-ups. Gentle dry brushing creates cleaner, stronger, and more detoxified skin – so this is definitely Read More

Cleaning Without Itching – Allergen Free Soaps & Detergents

Did you know that soaps and detergents play a huge role in the treatment of eczema and other skin conditions? It’s pretty much impossible to get through life without using soaps, so making the right choices can make the difference between soft and itch-free skin and skin that’s simply causing problems. Allergen free soaps are possible to find. Today, we’d like to explore a few things to consider when choosing hand and bath soaps as well as clothing detergent soaps for your family – you might just be surprised at the difference a good soap makes! The Skinny On Soaps Read More

Stress & Scratching

When dealing with eczema and its many symptoms, parents are often looking most intensely at the foods, products, and irritants in their children’s lives that may be causing the problem. This is great and it usually leads to some very interesting finds, but did you know that the state of your child’s mind can actually impact their eczema, too? Stress and anxiety are leading causes for eczema flare-ups, and a stressed out child is far more likely to experiencing itching that leads to lots of dangerous scratching. Stress and anxiety affect eczema by taking a toll on the immune system Read More

Dr. Cockerell answers itchy skin questions for our readers!

We loved the depth & variety of the questions that YOU submitted. We also want to thank Dr. Clay Cockerell for being available to answer our questions as he is one of the doctors behind CLn Body Wash. CLn Body Wash is a highly diluted form of a bleach bath that can be placed on the affected areas only instead of the entire body, without any irritation. It prevents adding too much or too little bleach to bath water to get rid of the infection and can be applied to sensitive places, such as the neck and face. This is Read More

The Road to Ronan’s Eczema Recovery

Eczema is something I’ve only heard about from close friends and seen in pictures. It’s not something that affected me personally until our son Ronan came into our lives. Ronan was born on Australia day, Jan 26th 2012 in Melbourne, Australia just after 1am. Ronan was a dream pregnancy and a good but long 12 hour labour. Ronan was a textbook baby – slept when the routine said he would and woke and fed when the routine speculated Ronan would do so. By day Ronan sleep in the lounge where my 3 year old daughter made her usual noise and Read More