Our online clinic on eczema was a huge success. One of the key topics was about scratching and eczema.
Here’s want Becky says about her daughter “My 3 year old scratches a lot, especially at bedtime when she’s tired and people say you shouldn’t say “stop scratching”. But I have never really been told what is better to say/do.
I’m afraid I do say “stop scratching” sometimes which does annoy her (and me!). What should I be saying? Is it just a matter of diverting their attention/distracting them? She has started to say she is going to hide in the wardrobe so nobody can see her itching.
Does anyone have any advice or tips? I don’t want me saying “stop scratching” to make it more of an issue for her if you know what i mean.