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Seeing eczema for the first time, 3 times

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of interviewing Althea, a wife and a mom to three fabulous children: Elgrie IV (Age 4), Klarc (Age 2), and Esau (Age 3 mos.). I thought it would be great speak to a mom who is figuring out the world of eczema, one day at a time as we are! When we began our interview, Althea had never heard of ScratchMeNots, but has been an avid user since she’s found out about them. Take a moment to read how eczema introduced itself to Althea’s family during our chat. A dermatologist told me that Read More

Marcie Mom – The early events of raising a child with eczema

  Mei, aka Marcie Mom, is writing to us from Singapore where she created a blog for parents with children diagnosed with eczema called Eczema Blues. She has published a children’s book this year (2011) titled “A to Z Animals are not scratching!” In this book children will “learn what the animals do instead of scratching”. She enjoys designing and cartooning, as well as, weekend outings with the family.   What do parents do when we find out that our child has eczema? Take a moment to read how Mei and her family are answering this very question. Q: At Read More

When the scratching habit strikes!

Every parent looks forward to the moment when their child’s eczema has subsided and the itchy skin will be calm. That’s almost one of those distant dreams. The perfect day finally arrives! The clearest skin you’ve ever seen on your little one since forever! Today you do not have an itchy toddler. The hard work has paid off as you’ve been diligent applying moisturizers, switched up the cleansers and added medicine, if needed. You’ve been watching the little one’s diet, making sure your home is dust free, pollen free, and your purifier has been providing purest air from heaven. You’ve Read More

Itchy Irritated Skin, Scratching Little Fingers

Itchy Irritated Skin, Scratching Little Fingers – Part One: Protective Clothing by Jennifer of The Eczema Company There is nothing worse than seeing your child suffer. Eczema is absolutely unforgiving when it comes to the maddening desire to scratch. As adults we can sometimes control the scratching reflex, but many times we don’t even realize we’re doing it. And it feels so good to scratch! How can we blame our children for trying to relieve the itch by scratching? I know my son used to scratch so intensely, he’d go into these itch trances. In a zombie-like state he’d dig at his skin, drawing Read More

Is this important for your itchy baby?

As some of you have read in my “Can this trump eczema?” post, we recently had a hard time this past weekend with an unexplained blood infection affecting our little one. It surfaced when we were almost 800 miles from home, of all times! As various tests and blood work was being performed, it was hard to make her happy. One the first day, the only thing that made her smile was leaving the hospital! Who could blame her. The next day a nurse, who was administrating her IV medicine, asked if she received a hospital bear. I quickly said Read More