We recently enrolled our little one into day school and she was SOOOO (ooooo) excited to begin. That morning, she knew she would meet her teachers, see more kids and have fun! We had all of our paperwork handled and I was ready to drop her off at school for the first time. Well, I thought I was going to drop her off. It turned out there were a few missing items needed to allow her attend, as her paperwork read she was allergic to nuts. Even though this is a peanut free facility, I would not able to drop Read More
…It’s More Than Just Itchy Skin!
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
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
Food Allergy Symptoms Guest Post by Lindsey Steffensen of Frugal Food Allergies When you think of food allergy symptoms you probably think of swollen, puffy faces and throats, hives, and the like. Did you know that food allergies can show themselves in other ways as well? Eczema Chronic red, itchy, dry, and irritated skin, otherwise known as eczema, can be a food allergy symptom. For example: my daughter had terrible eczema as an infant and toddler. We tried cream after cream, eventually bleaching her skin in her elbows and behind her knees from the steroids. A food allergy never crossed Read More
When eczema introduced itself to my family, I was told about a great product called Aquaphor. A non-medicated ointment that is thicker than lotion, better than vaseline and last forever (that’s if your little one doesn’t sneak to play in it!) It worked wonders for my daughter’s skin as it locked in moisture to reduce the amount of scaly, dry patches of skin. And seemingly in a matter of days, I could tell a BIG difference in her skin by using it before bed. However, as time passed and I became more aware of natural emollients, I started to wonder Read More