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…It’s More Than Just Itchy Skin!

The search for an Aquaphor alternative – Part III Coconut Verdict

I wasn’t expecting to do a part 3, I really thought I was done testing Coconut oil. I started to notice pin needle bumps popping up everywhere on my daughter’s torso and back, then on her thighs. I had been giving her several oranges a day (those little cuties) and thought those could be the culprit. However, I stopped giving those to her for a few days and the inflamed itchy areas didn’t change. Then it dawned on me, that it’s a reaction to the Coconut Oil! Crazy because these itchy areas took days to pop up (over a week). Read More

NAET – Miracle cure or hoax? Part I

If you have food or environmental allergies, intolerances, eczema, or a variety of other health issues, you may have heard of NAET treatment.   What is NAET Treatment? NAET stands for Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques. According to the NAET website, NAET is “a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to eliminate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine.” Yet Another Alternative Treatment It wasn’t intrigue in something new, nor was it solely the natural aspects that led us to try this Read More

Seeing eczema for the first time….Update!!

After writing about Althea’s family experience a few months ago, we were excited to take a moment to catch up with her again for updates! We’ll cut right to the chase and focus on Esau, as his sibling’s have just about grown out of their eczema. Shortly after being around Althea’s energetic and loving bunch, she quickly grabbed my attention towards Esau’s arms. Althea was SO elated that she tried wet dresses for his arms because of the overnight improvement she’s witnessed. Their pediatrician suggested that she try a wet dress to increase his moisture retention. And sure enough, although Read More

The search for an Aquaphor alternative – Part II Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Results! In my previous post, I was trying unrefined Coconut Oil as an Aquaphor alternative. I was very excited and a little skeptical, yet hopeful. We had been using Aquaphor and have gotten use to it’s thickness and consistency. Therefore switching to coconut oil has been a little different. *Important Disclaimer: Before apply new creams over the entire body, test a small area to see if the skin reacts. I started to use Coconut Oil on December 14. I took a short break from it over the holiday break as I was a little frustrated that it wasn’t Read More

Short Stacks & Our Mom Spot!

Short Stacks gets another opportunity to introduce the world of itching skin to other parents through Our Mom Spot! Recently, Our Mom Spot graciously offered us a chance to write a guest article that will go live on their site on Tuesday, January 10, 2012! Our Mom Spot is a parenting community that offers moms (& dads alike) with advice, support and a chance to get to know other parents. Parents can also ask questions and get answers from other parents on their Community Discussion Forum that has an extensive list of categories and topics! Be sure to explore Our Read More