A bad time

10 Feb 2012

Hi everyone

Sorry its been so long since I last blogged but the eczema went mad so spent most of my time trying to sort it out as best I could.

I’m not sure how it all started but two weeks ago my son had a sore throat, I thought it was tonsiliitis but the GP said it was a simple throat infection (is there a difference?) so no antibiotics this time.

This was a Friday afternoon, so the weekend ahead of us, things to do like the usual football, friends to play with and for me housework, shopping etc etc.  all was ok until Monday when the eczema went berserk.  It was on the face but particularly the hands and feet, where it was open and extremely sore.

The GP said plaster it with hypermol and then wet wrap plus of course a good dose of antibiotics.  This we did and the face began to dry up quite quickly but the feet oh my god, he screamed with the pain as the wet wraps (now dry) were gently taken off and it looked like the skin on the top of the feet with it.  As I plastered on the Hypermol again with me telling him to be brave and doing it as quickly as I could and then quickly put on cold wet wraps the pain eased slightly.  But he cried with it and you can bet that I did too. 

This is such an awful skin disease, it can suddenly flare up with no rhyme or reason and take  you by surprise.  Me being a superstitious person had just mentioned to a customer that the eczema was much improved as she was telling me about her toddler with mild eczema and talking through her concerns.  I just felt afterwards me and my mouth why did I tempt fate.  Yes I know it sounds daft but I’m sure there are some of you out there who would understand my thinking!

Anyway we managed to get the GOSH appointment after several attempts at trying to talk to someone and I have to say they were brilliant, very thorough with blood tests, swab tests and anything else they needed to do.  They said it was connected to the Herpes (chickenpox virus) which had caused the outbreak but what I don’t understand is why it was mainly on the feet and hands. With all the distress I can’t remember if I questioned it.  We were given a stronger antibiotic and told to ring and attend the clinic immediately if this happened again. 

The good news is it has disappeared (please don’t let me say this and it happens again this weekend)

But one of the things I must say is that in the school playground were a couple of Mums who looked at him and muttered.  Now me being a bit deaf at times was not entirely sure if they were talking about us but it seems a bit likely.  This distressed little boy was trying to hide himself from everyone and told me “just look at my face” in reply in a loud voice I told him he was a lovely kind boy and if people couldn’t see that instead of a few eczema spots they were rather silly.  Needless to say the two Mums disappeared quickly but I was so incensed at their lack of sensitivity and hoped that they never had the misfortune to have a child with eczema or even in later years acne which a lot of children and adults suffer with.

Yes as you can tell I’m still upset and cross at this so hopefully letting you know through my blog I will regain my sense of purpose and get on with life and not let it bother me.

So back to business as usual with www.snugglepaws.com


Nikki and Chris

Our story started off as the ultimate dream, the joy of a baby boy turning our word upside down, bringing new meaning to each new day. Then, after a routine immunisation, Louis became very distressed and his inflamed skin reacted in a red, itchy rash. From that moment on his skin was never the same. We were told that it was a condition called eczema. With no experience of this skin disorder, and no family history, we asked ourselves "why our baby boy?" As time went on, Louis's itchy skin drove him mad, my husband and I tried to find an eczema relief solution but the stress on us all was exasperating. Whilst it was a difficult time, the result of our search for eczema relief for our child is Snugglepaws. I have developed fun but functional, 100% cotton clothing that has helped to ease the effects of Louis's itchy skin. We hope that our eczema relief solution will bring the same comfort to your child's dry or itchy skin. Whether your child is sleeping, playing or travelling around, Snugglepaws have the perfect clothing to keep them safe and help their skin to heal.

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