Posts Tagged ‘Atopic dermatitis’

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 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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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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Soothing the Eczema Itch – Try Green Tea Powder

I found a recent blog post by Green and Bitchy to be super interesting. The itching with eczema can be so intense and so horrific, it’s just not possible or humane to sit there and let our little ones suffer through a round of it. We’ve tried all the anti-itch creams you can imagine and…

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Perspective and Blood Test

Since Tristan reacted positively to hazelnuts in a skin prick test and he’d developed a skin rash after eating almonds and walnuts, his allergist recommended he undergo an IgE blood test. We made an appointment at the children’s hospital, but of course still had to wait. Thankfully this place knows kids. They were playing a…

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