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Once upon a time, we struggled with eczema….

A special thanks to Jennifer Ardoyno for providing this guest post! I know I’m one, among thousands of moms, who has a child dealing with the frustrations of eczema. My son, who is now 8, has had eczema his whole life. I am all too familiar with the sleepless nights, scratching until bleeding, countless doctors’ appointments, and numerous creams and ointments…all brought on by eczema. For years, I could never seem to find anything that helped with my son’s skin condition. Everything was a short-term fix. The problem was, with his constant scratching, that he was developing frequent staph infections…some Read More

Addressing Itchy Skin Conditions – Part 2 (Featuring a GIVEAWAY)

In part 1 of this two part post, itchy skin conditions were defined. In addition, two categories of triggers – allergens and irritants – were identified.  Part 2 of this post suggests non-medical approaches to addressing skin conditions that cause itching and are otherwise generally unpleasant. To recap, allergies are the body’s way of saying “I’m toxic.”  Eczema and psoriasis are two chronic skin conditions that indicate the presence of a toxic condition. The toxemia often appears as a dermatitis or inflammation of the skin. Allergens, irritants and infections are the most common triggers that create the toxic condition and Read More

Addressing Itchy Skin Conditions – Part 1

In Part 1 of this two part series, itchy skin conditions are defined. In addition, two categories of triggers – allergens and irritants – are identified. Part 2 of this post suggests approaches to addressing skin conditions that cause itching and are otherwise generally unpleasant. Introduction Finding a safe, effective treatment for your child’s skin condition can be a daunting and expensive journey.  Key to knowing which remedy is best suited for your child is to understand the underlying condition and its cause.  Treating symptoms is a temporary solution until the root cause is addressed. The skin condition may reappear Read More

Children, Allergies, And Eyedrops

If you’re a parent who has children that deal with allergies, you may have struggled with your child’s itchy eyes. The eyes are an extremely sensitive and delicate organ and have to be treated with care. The problem is that many children scratch and rub their eyes and don’t realize how much damage they may be doing. There are countless eye drops on the market that are meant to help relieve itchy, dry, red, or irritated eyes – but are they safe for kids? And what are the best ways to apply eye drops to your child’s eyes? SAFETY The Read More

Reilly’s Eczema Story

Check out this video featuring Reilly, an adorable little boy who fought the eczema and allergies battle and won! Reilly went through what many other children go through. He saw countless doctors who all gave a variety of options and treatments… but many of them were conflicting. With dedication, research, and a few ScratchMeNot mittens on hand, Reilly’s allergies were tamed and he is now free from eczema and scratching! Congratulations Reilly and family, and thanks for sharing your story with Read More