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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

MOMMY MONDAYS: TIPS FOR THE UNCONTROLLABLE SCRATCHING TODDLER

I love how the ‘Incredibles’ movie finally showed moms as we truly are: Super Heroes! And this coming Monday will be the start of “MOMMY Mondays”. A     chance for moms to share with other moms who may be new to eczema or may have run out of ideas on our SMN Facebook page! With every Monday comes a new topic, idea or question. Most of us can imagine this: Walking past your little one’s room and you can’t help but hear your uncontrollable scratching toddler at work! And as you get closer, you notice new red patches. Immediately, you move into action (like the super Read More