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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

Can this trump eczema?

For almost 2 years, I have been submerged into the world of eczema. Day to day skin regimens, flare ups, removal of allergens, scratching, scars, skin discoloration and many trial & error situations. You  name it, we’ve tried it or are about to! I’m even in the process of mastering “The Uncontrollable Scratching Toddler”.The thing is, I look at my friends with children with nothing more than hay fever and wonder what it would be like to have a “eat whatever you want” child or better yet a “scarless” child with an occasional boo boo. As a parent dealing with Read More

For the Love of Food! Nursing & Eczema

In honor of the coming National Breastfeeding Month in August, I wanted this post to cater to mom’s nursing children with eczema. It’s a crazy world of eczema and moms of itchy babies must stick together! When my daughter was younger, around 2 months old, she was diagnosed with eczema. I had NO idea what journey we were about to walk down. As I read up on eczema, what it was and what triggered it, I was surprised to find out that there are so many unanswered questions! So many ‘if- then’ statements. While I’m not expert or doctor on Read More