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
Last Updated October 17, 2012 By Andrea in Allergies, Itchy Skin, Moisturizers, Scratching, Skin, smnblog, Treatments with 7 Comments
You have all heard the rumor. You know, the one about dermatitis and soap. It goes something like this: “Never use soap if you have eczema. It is too harsh.” “Soap will make your dermatitis worse.” “Soap will only dry your skin out more.” “You will get insanely itchy if you use soap.” And the list goes on and on and on. The fact of the matter is that yes, some but not all soaps, can exacerbate any skin condition, eczema, psoriasis, and contact dermatitis included. Let’s back up for a second, shall we? In general people who have dermatitis Read More
Last Updated June 8, 2017 By Andrea in Skin, smnblog with Comments Off on Is an all natural sunscreen for kids too much to ask?
Summer is revving up and so is the hot sun! With temperatures in the 100’s, we must keep sunscreen by our side that WORKS. I’m pretty careful about what I put on my daughter’s skin as it’s pretty sensitive and today I’ll share a few ALL NATURAL sunscreens that do NOT contain chemicals or toxic ingredients. It’s summertime, we should be carefree and enjoy the outdoors without worrying about sun protection. *Should you decide to buy from the links included, I may receive a small compensation at no cost to you. (Probably equivalent to an organic carrot) Take a look Read More
There are many reasons why children scratch from allergies to stimulation behaviors. No matter what the cause is, however, the results can be the same. Many kids who scratch without treatment end up with cuts, infections, and even scars that can lead to some pretty serious problems. If your child is dealing with itching and scratching for any reason, it’s important that the issue not be left alone and that you handle it as quickly as possible. The good news is that there are many simple and effective solutions to help put an end to troublesome scratching without all the Read More
When parents find out that their child has eczema, it can often be a confusing time with many questions. Eczema tends to be a hard issue to pin down, and when it comes to children, things can seem even more complicated. The good news is that modern science has given us many clear answers about what children’s eczema is, what causes it, and what we as parents can do to keep it under control. Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is believed to be a combination of a sensitive immune system and an issue with the skin’s natural barrier. Many leading Read More