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Jennifer Talks to Dr.B – Top Tips for Practitioners

As a mother, I have certain expectations when taking my son to see his dermatologist. The dermatologist probably has a completely different set of expectations and rightly so. They spent years in medical school. I’ve spent years being a mother. They spent years dealing with patients of all ages. I’ve spent years watching my son…

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Atopic Girl: Welcome!

By Tristan I am apparently a textbook atopic case. I developed eczema a few days after birth. At the age of nine, I began to develop food allergies. From the ages of 9 to 17, the number of food allergies I had increased. I currently have known allergies to eggs, dairy, shellfish and some nuts.…

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Eczema in Babies and Toddlers: How to Provide Relief

In How to Prevent Eczema In Babies & Scratching Toddlers with Eczema Clothing I discussed scratch protective eczema clothing for babies and children, which are a lifesaver at night to prevent baby scratching, which we all know can majorly disrupt sleep. But clothing like those with attached mittens are also great for “emergency” itchy eczema relief for toddlers…

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Eczema Clothing: How to Prevent Eczema in Your Children

There is nothing worse than seeing your child suffer. Preventing eczema in babies seems impossible. Eczema is absolutely unforgiving when it comes to the maddening desire to scratch. As adults we can sometimes control the scratching reflex, but many times we don’t even realize we’re doing it. And it feels so good to scratch! How…

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Emer: An Eczema Story

Meet my friend Emer. She keeps me, and everyone that knows her, entertained with her dry, witty and very honest humor. I wasn’t aware of all the skin conditions and allergies she’s suffered with over the years until she came forward on my FB page after reading that my son had been going through some similar…

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Is There More to Turkey Than You Think?

We’ve been working out our Thanksgiving Day menu with my extended family that we’re visiting in Charlotte, NC. Well, they started a list and I’ve added to it and modified it a bit so Tristan can partake as equally as possible. This is what we’re working on so far. It’s all VERY traditional and not…

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What Foods Could Trigger Your Eczema?

When my son Tristan was first diagnosed with eczema at three months old , I had absolutely zero idea that food could trigger eczema. The doctors never mentioned it. We just went right along with the steroid creams and pharmaceutical moisturizers that they prescribed. Food Sensitivities After Tristan’s (and mine) first ever visit with a natural…

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Remembering the Long Nights

I just came across this cartoon from Marcie Mom. It brings me back to the horrible nights when Tristan’s eczema was extreme. Back before we knew that food was triggering his flair-ups and itch trances. Oh yes, this scene hits very close to home. We would lay in bed with Tristan, gently tickling his legs…

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