Posts Tagged ‘Atopic dermatitis’

How to Battle Eczema as a Family

  by Malvina Beker (see bio below) “Wow, that looks terrible!” The doctor started to say, looking at my brother’s exposed stomach that was covered in red patches, scabs, and puss.  My older brother Eugene and I had decide to take matters into our own hands and take our younger eight-year-old brother, Milan, to the doctor…

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How to Choose to Forget the Hard Times

One of things I worry most about with Tristan’s eczema is, will he look back on his toddler years (when his eczema was the worst) with fear in his eyes? Will he remember the countless nights he spent writhing in itchy agony in his bed as my husband and I took turns holding him and…

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Having Eczema & Being Happy!

I was so charmed by the incredibly cute Asthma Peeps stickers for asthma inhalers and spacers that I asked Kym, the lovely and brilliant momma behind their creation, to share how she managed her daughter’s eczema. -Jennifer   Asthma, Eczema, and Attitude By Kym Latter (bio below) When my daughter was just a baby she…

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Trialling Eczema with Dry Wrapping

You’ve probably heard about wet wrapping, if not, see the step-by-step instructions on how to wet wrap in my post here. But did you know that wet wrapping isn’t a good long-term solution and isn’t necessary for mild to moderate eczema, AND it can be messy and difficult to manage? There is another solution! Dry…

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Quilted: A Poem About Living With Atopic Dermatitis

I found this poem at The Online Journal of Community and Person-Centered Dermatology and wanted to share it with you. It so accurately describes our lives, as parents, helping our children cope with atopic dermatitis and severe eczema. If you are an adult suffering from AD or eczema, you surely can relate as well. This…

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To Hell and Back: A Mom’s Journey with Eczema

From The Boy, the Greek Fire, and Me One Mom’s Eczema Journey: To Hell and Back I have a little boy, a very typical little 8 year old boy, who loves Football, Star Wars, any joke involving gross bodily functions and Mario Kart. What was not quite so typical, was his appearance in October 2011.…

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The Difference Between a Food-Pollen or Food-Food Eczema Flare

Tristan is having another bad go of it. I know his skin flares up each April during the beginning of allergy season, mostly around his face, neck, and wrists as opposed to behind the knees and on the legs, belly, and back like with his food allergy triggered eczema. We’re fairly sure this spring reaction…

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Eat, Scratch, Repeat? The Food Allergy and Eczema Connection

By Louise Goldberg RD, CSP, CNSC Eczema can be challenging for kids to deal with and even more challenging for their parents.  My patients tell me having eczema affects all aspects of their life, from difficulty concentrating in school (because of feeling so itchy) to a rough night’s sleep.  Moms and dads become super sleuths…

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