Posts Tagged ‘Cortisone’

The Difference Between Dermatitis and Topical Steroid Induced Dermatitis

By Leslie (Bio below) The term “Eczema” is characterized by a general inflammation of the skin, and covers a broad range of various forms of dermatitis – atopic, contact, xerotic, seborrhoeic, nummular, discoid, venous eczema etc. The typical default treatment (and gold standard) for such generic cases of Eczema is through the prescription and usage of…

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Emotional Health: Coping with Eczema

By Abby Lai (Bio below)  Eczema was the hardest time of my life. For those who suffer with it (or have a close friend or family member who suffers with it), you’ll probably know that eczema comes with a lot of physical and psychological baggage. When I was going through my own personal journey with…

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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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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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Our Eczema Trials – Cortisone

Ahh, everyone seems to eventually take a side on this one – to apply cortisone or not. I now lean heavily on the avoidance side, but didn’t start out that way. I know that cortisone can help some children or adults for short periods of time, but if eczema continues to be a problem even…

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How Eczema is Helping Families Move to a Clean Healthy Diet

It all started when we had to slather our baby with moisturizer multiple times each day in order to help his severe eczema. I began to think about his weakened skin barrier and how it was possible some of these creams could pass through his skin layers and into his body. Re-evaluating Skin Care So…

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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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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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Our Family’s Battle with Eczema (Part 1 of 2)

Eczema is part of my life. I have become consumed by it. I have literally hit the ground running into battle. The battlefield unfortunately is the body of my innocent 3-year-old son, Tristan. He was diagnosed with baby eczema at 3 months of age when we first saw the obvious signs, dry itchy skin patches,…

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