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Scratching And Temper Tantrums

It’s one thing to see your child suffer from constant itching and scratching – and another to see scratching and temper tantrums combined. Double the trouble. Stress, anxiety, frustration and immune system responses can all be wrapped up in both itching and emotional meltdowns, so they often go hand in hand. An emotional or anxiety based temper tantrum can easily trigger itching and other allergies, sensitivities, and breakouts, so it’s important to try to treat both symptoms by understanding they may have a share cause. Most children exhibit temper tantrums because of stress, frustration, anxiety, fatigue, or dietary issues. If Read More

Stress and Allergies

Allergies are rooted in the body’s immune system. When the immune system thinks that something like dust, mold, nuts, or dairy is an invasive element, it goes to work fighting the element in order to protect the body from harm. In cases where we’ve come into contact with an aggressive pathogen, bacteria, or virus this is a great thing – but when the element is as non-dangerous as a flower or wool, the body can overreact and cause all of the symptoms that allergies bring. Because allergies cause so much stress on the body, and because stress influences how well Read More

Helping Parents Who Help Heal Kids

If you’re a regular visitor to the ScratchMeNot blog, you know that we spend a lot of time looking at ways to help combat allergies, eczema, and other sensitivity issues in our children. One thing we don’t get to talk about very much, however, is the caretakers! Today, we’re celebrating the parents, grandparents, and others who make a positive impact in the lives with allergic children by bringing an issue to light that we feel is extremely important – stress and depression in caretakers. Research has found that parents of kids with eczema can rival that of parents who have Read More

Stress & Scratching

When dealing with eczema and its many symptoms, parents are often looking most intensely at the foods, products, and irritants in their children’s lives that may be causing the problem. This is great and it usually leads to some very interesting finds, but did you know that the state of your child’s mind can actually impact their eczema, too? Stress and anxiety are leading causes for eczema flare-ups, and a stressed out child is far more likely to experiencing itching that leads to lots of dangerous scratching. Stress and anxiety affect eczema by taking a toll on the immune system Read More