Posts Tagged ‘scratching’

The Best Mittens and Gloves for Eczema on the Hands

By Laura Dolgy (bio below) Eczema on the hands is a pain to deal with, especially since we use our hands for almost everything! If you or your little one is suffering from intense itching and dry skin on their/your hands, then you’ll want to check out this week’s post that discusses everything you need…

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4 Remedies for Seborrheic Dermatitis

I, like many others, developed a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis when I was younger. For so long, I thought I was suffering from typical dandruff, until I did some research and noticed it was something else. If you’ve ever experienced seborrheic dermatitis, then I’m sure, like me, you’ve tried almost every trick in the book…

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Eczema in Children: How Scratch Mittens Bring Relief

By Andrea Thomas (see bio below) What started off as a tiny red patch of skin on my newborn daughter, turned into a journey of eczema, skin allergies and craziness. It also inspired me to invent the ScratchMeNot Flip Mitten, a solution that would forever change our family’s experience with eczema. My daughter was only 2…

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Baby to Toddler Sleep Sack (7 Reasons You Should Try One for Eczema)

From insomnia and restlessness to hair pulling and scratching from eczema or allergies, a baby to toddler sleep sack is one of the most simple and effective ways to help your child get great sleep with none of the hassle. Often overlooked, sleep sacks, also known as eczema sleeping bags, provide a safe, secure, and easy-to-use…

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Psoriasis is Much More Than a Skin Disease

Affecting as many as one million Canadians (10) and more than 125 million people worldwide (11), psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by thick and extensive skin lesions, called plaques, known to cause itching, scaling and pain (12). People living with psoriasis reported that these symptoms can negatively impact their quality of life, both…

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Guide to Using Wet Wrap Therapy for Eczema in 6 Easy Steps!

Have you tried wet wrap therapy for eczema? It provides great relief for babies, children, and adults. Wet wrapping decreases staph bacteria on the skin, reduces redness and inflammation, hydrates the skin, and lessons itching – all of which can lead to more restful sleep for the whole family! And results can usually be seen…

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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 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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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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American Eczema Awareness Month

October is eczema awareness month in the United States.  In Canada it will be celebrated in November (more to come on that next month). So, let’s spread as much eczema awareness as possible in the US in October!  But how? Here are a few ideas: Speak to your child’s school or class to educate them…

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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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