Tagged: scratch

Eczema: guilt-ridden, relentless helicoptering!

2Nov

Hard to relax with eczema kids

There has been much talk over the years of allergy parents being forced to become the much-mocked ‘helicopter’ parent out of necessity and panic over their child.  Watching everything your child eats and touches and is given to avoid an … Continue reading

  

Who’s responsible for my son’s eczema?

18Oct

Last night I went up to clean my teeth on the way to bed and passed MyItchyBoy’s room.  That sinking feeling came over me as I heard the *khuh-khuh* noise of MyItchyBoy scratching his skin. I poked my head round … Continue reading

  

Psoriasis and me

6Sep

So I haven’t written on this blog for a while and to be honest it’s because my psoriasis has been surprisingly calm for the last few months. Last time I wrote about how I was looking for different ways to … Continue reading

  

How do you take emollients out with you?

18Aug

Travel bottles for emollient

So we can manage MyItchyBoy’s eczema properly, we have always taken a small bottle of decanted emollient out and about with us.  We use it quite often, especially on long days out when he needs a cream top up during … Continue reading

  

Huge improvement for MyItchyBoy

16Jul

MyItchyBoy's bad eczema

MyItchyBoy’s arm last week This morning, putting cream on MyItchyBoy, I felt very emotional.  Why?  Well, this morning, about 80% of his skin feels weird.  Yes, weird.  Perhaps not to a parent whose child has never suffered with eczema, but … Continue reading

  

5 Things I Hate About Eczema

11Jul

hate eczema marks on the wall

I hate eczema.  It really sucks. Aside from watching MyItchyBoy suffer on a daily basis and the feelings of desperation, helplessness and failure that goes with it, there are a few other things that I really hate about eczema too. … Continue reading

  

My Super, Super Itchy Boy

28Jun

We don’t usually get much sleep as it is but this last week or so has been harder than normal.  We have been struggling with MyItchyBoy’s itchy eczema a lot over the past few months as it is, but at … Continue reading

  

Our adventure into a salt cave

10Jun

Trying a salt cave for eczema

We live not too far from a couple of salt therapy places, but have never actually been before. However, it has been a tough week or so for MyItchyBoy with his eczema and so I thought that it would be … Continue reading

  

Eczema friendly bedding: What I’ve learned so far

31May

Cotton duvets seem to help itching

For a child with eczema, like MyItchyBoy, having the right bedding is key to a good night’s sleep.  Tiredness makes an already itchy child more itchy and tired, grumpy parents will find coping with the daily trials of eczema harder … Continue reading

  

Eczema: the impact on family life

23May

New pyjamas

  MyItchyBoy has suffered atopic eczema since he was a few months old.  His wrists are almost always dry and itchy but eczema on the rest of his body depends on so many other things.  He has food allergies and … Continue reading

  

All In My Mind

16Apr

One of the strangest and perhaps most irritating aspects of psoriasis is the fact that it is so closely linked to how we are feeling. I’ve started a new job and the whole process of interviews, resignation and starting with … Continue reading

  

Solving the Sleep Issue

26Mar

Bedtime

For a while now, MyItchyBoy has had trouble sleeping. That is to say, he has no trouble sleeping when he’s asleep and is settling as well as can be expected from a procrastinating genius that all 4 year olds are. … Continue reading

  

Adult Atopic Eczema

24Mar

As an adult sufferer of severe chronic eczema it’s often hard to feel accepted and to know that other people are suffering the exact same thing due to the fact that most people’s view of eczema is only from knowing … Continue reading

  

Eczema is bad for my health

7Mar

And at the moment, it’s not even my eczema. I read the reports in the press earlier in the week about how all parents are pretty much screwed as a lack of sleep is apparently so bad for your health.  … Continue reading

  

Sleep is apparently great for you – if you can get it!

7Mar

Bedtime

I am getting fed up with New Year! New You! magazine articles telling me that the secret to happiness, health, success is a good night’s sleep. Simple! Great! How??? The only suggestions they have on how to achieve this are … Continue reading

  

I’ll take the high road; you take the low road.

2Jan

My psoriasis has so far, this winter, stayed in remission and for that I am very grateful. But I have found myself thinking back to the times its been bad and reactions people have had to it. Aside from the … Continue reading

  

No Light, No Light

3Oct

For anyone who’s been reading this blog frequently you’ll notice I like putting in references to pop songs or books I’ve been enjoying. Yesterday evening I was on my commute home listening to Florence and the Machine’s latest album (no … Continue reading

  

My hot night of three in the bed

21Aug

Yes, we had another hot night down south – over 20 degrees. MyItchyBoy was already suffering an eczema flare-up from Friday so the heat was not at all welcome.  We had all the windows open throughout the house as well … Continue reading

  

The Enemy Within

7Aug

I am in the middle of what is probably the worst flare up I’ve had in ten years. I’m getting little patches of it on my hands and feet which I’ve never had before and my skin makes me resemble … Continue reading

  

How to treat Heat Rash/Prickly Heat?

16Jul

When the summer months arrive everyone wants to go for a walk or a jog, but the thought of a heat rash turns people off. You should not fear because heat rash can be easily treated. Summertime can either be … Continue reading

  

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