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
…It’s More Than Just Itchy Skin!
At a restaurant today, I ran into the familiar question “She can’t eat what?”. I feel like their kitchen screamed… I have been tired of making two dinners, one for us and one for our little one. I decided to try a new restaurant, one of those pre-cooked refrigerated dinner places. I figured it’s healthier, they’ll have plenty of variety and maybe this will be a great alternative to cooking. Puhleaseeee be an answer to my prayers. Despite the initial questioning, I still had hope as I starred at refrigerator after refrigerator full of tempting food that I did not Read More
As many of us know, when it comes to taking care of sensitive and/or itchy skin, the dollar signs start to stack up! Thanks to Whole Foods, they have a great 1 day deal through Living Social! Buy $20 worth of groceries and only pay $10. Now that’s a deal in and of itself when Aquaphor alone can cost up to $15 a container. Whole Foods overs a great selection of skin creams/ cleaners and more for those with skin irritants. Enjoy the Whole Foods coupon. There is a limit to this Whole Foods goodness: You must purchase the coupon Read More
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
Last Updated October 4, 2012 By Andrea in Allergies, Itchy Skin, Scratching, Skin, smnblog with 1 Comment
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