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Sleeping When Itchy

Itching is probably one of the most distracting, irritating, and agitating sensations we can have. When the skin lights up with hot spots and itching, it seems like the itch goes all the way to the bone. This sensation in children often leads to aggressive scratching that can cause scratches, infections, and further eczema flare ups. The catch-22 with itchy skin is that often times a good night’s sleep gives the immune system and the skin time to do some healing – but who can sleep through an itch? Here are some simple and effective things you can try to Read More

Breaking The Scratching Habit

If you’re the parent of a child who scratches, chances are you’ve already tried to help them break the habit in a hundred different ways. While scratching stems from itching caused by eczema and other skin issues, after a while it can literally take on a life of its own. Just like thumb sucking, children can start to associate a sense of relief, calm, or well-being with scratching on top of the actual relief they get when an itch shows up. This can turn the act of a necessary scratch into a habit that runs deep. If you’re like many Read More

Summer Sun and Eczema

When it comes to eczema it seems there are two types of people – those who find relief and soothing from the dry, light air, and those who find aggravation of their eczema symptoms due to sweating and heat. This can complicate things when it comes to finding a good all-around summer treatment for kids who deal with eczema because it’s hard to know what treatments and lifestyle changes to apply to which cases. The good news is that’s it’s relatively easy to figure out which camp your child is in and which methods of treatment during hot weather may Read More

DIY All-Natural Skin Moisturizers

When it comes to dry, itchy, flaking, or irritated skin, a deep moisturization can sometimes bring a huge amount of much needed relief. The problem is that applying common moisturizers and lotions can also bring chemicals, allergies, and flare-ups. This week I’d like to introduce you to some truly all-natural DIY home remedies for hydrating, protecting, and nourishing even the most sensitive of skin using items you probably already have on hand. As with all skin applications, don’t use anything you have an allergy to. Dry, Dead, or Flaking Skin This can be a real pain – both in how Read More